Be an Agent of Change: Ray Schwartz (’70) Recounts His 50 Years in Social Work

I became a Social Worker by accident while at UCLA, studying for B.A. and M.A. in History.  With no job in sight, I saw one for a state job in “public welfare” and took it when offered. After 4 months of training in all of the rules and regulations required of an applicant to be […]

A Day in the Life of the Field Director in Fall by Candy Elson, LCSW

What does October or Fall mean to you? Back to school?  Pumpkin scones and lattes at Starbucks, or as the eloquent English poet said, “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”. For field faculty, it means we are on the road for our site visits, a highlight of the academic year, as we get to be […]

Chula Vista Veterans Home Social Workers Pay it Forward by Robert Winkler

Social work is an important element in providing care to residents at Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista.  The professionals who perform this vital role are often part of a continuous cycle of mentorship beginning during their formal educations. Some of the duties of the home’s social workers include, but are not limited to: […]