Category Archives: Member News

Response to the Mass Shooting in San Bernardino

In light of the recent shooting in San Bernardino, CA, yesterday, we’d like to share this piece written by NASW California Chapter Executive Director Janlee Wong. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to those who were impacted both directly and indirectly by yesterday’s tragedy.    NASW expresses it sorrow and concern regarding the horrific…Continue Reading


NASW MONTANA SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Position Available late September 2015 The Montana Chapter of NASW,with a statewide membership of 500+ and an annual budget of  approximately $115,000  is seeking a.75-1.0 FTE Executive Director.  The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of the principles of association management; experience in political affairs; a knowledge of,and ability…Continue Reading

NASW Montana President’s Perspective on Charlotte Shootings

The recent killing of nine black church members in South Carolina is a brutal reminder that racism continues to be one of the challenges our country must address.   This act, committed by a white man who published white supremacist statements on the internet, tells us that despite creating laws that ban racial discrimination, we have not done…Continue Reading

Mort Arkava, University of Montana School of Social Work Founder Passes

Morton L “Mort” Arkava Morton Leonard Arkava died at his home in Port Townsend, WA, on March 13, 2015 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He was 81. He was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on November 24, 1934 to Jewish Russian immigrants, Bessie and Wolf Arkava.  He was raised in Norwich and New London CT…Continue Reading

NASW Expanding Ethics Consultation Days and Hours for NASW Members

NASW Expanding Ethics Consultation Days and Hours Due to increased demand the National Association of Social Workers is extending its ethics consultation days and hours beginning January 5, 2015. NASW’s Office of Ethics and Professional Review answers member’s questions on a variety of ethical issues. Questions can range from “Am I required to provide my…Continue Reading