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NASW-CA Chapter Council Descriptions

American Red Cross Council

The American Red Cross Council (ARC) council works to provide information to social workers regarding current issues related to disaster mental health and recruit social workers to respond to emergencies at local, state, and national levels. For more information, please email Vicky Powell at jvpowell1@yahoo.com.

Asian and Pacific Islander Social Worker Council - North

The Bay Area Asian and Pacific Islander Social Work Council (APISWC) is comprised of social work professionals across California along with students from Northern California universities. Please visit the new APISWC Web site at http://sites.google.com/site/apiswcgroup/ where visitors will find information about the council, announcements, academia and careers, jobs, and can become part of the blogging community.

Bay Area Social Workers in Healthcare Council

The Bay Area Social Workers in Healthcare Council is comprised of social workers working within a variety of healthcare settings and works to address current issues related to healthcare in California. For more information, please email Lailahinkle@hotmail.com.

Pilipino-American Social Workers Association

The Pilipino-American Social Workers Association (PASWA) evolved from an informal network of social workers of Pilipino descent in the Bay Area. This group networks informally, exchanges practice experiences and ideas, and provides professional support to one another. PASWA has a critical role to play. We can better advocate and serve the needs of our Pilipino clients based on our knowledge of the Pilipino culture and values. For more information, please email Helen at hcasaclang@solanocounty.com.

California Association of School Social Workers

TFor more information, please visit the following website: http://www.cassw.net.

Social Action/Social Justice Council

The Social Action/Social Justice Council focuses on bringing together social workers (NASW-CA members and non-members) from across California and linking them to local, regional, national, and international social justice campaigns. For more information, please email Natalia at natie_v2001@yahoo.com. You may also join the SASJ council listserv by visiting: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SocialActionCouncil.

Women's Council

The Women's Council advocates for social justice, feminist values and on "giving" a voice to the voiceless. This council meets bimonthly on Saturdays in the Los Angeles area. For more information, please email Marilyn at mujerista@All2Easy.net.

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