By Paul R. Pace, News staff
Two NASW chapters have been selected to receive grants from the NASW Foundation’s Ruth Fizdale Chapter Research Program, which provides opportunities for chapters to conduct pilot research projects targeted to a specific emerging issue.
The NASW Georgia Chapter was awarded $3,000 to enhance the chapter’s TeleMental Health Practice Program.
This program aims to ensure quality standards for technology and social work practice.
Once formed, the program will be made available to all NASW chapters and others who require telemental health training.
It aspires to enhance awareness of mental health services, increase access and quality of care, reduce practitioner burnout, reduce delay in care, improve professional skills, and promote awareness of the value of mental health services.
The NASW Missouri Chapter was awarded $3,000 for its Improving Workplace Safety project.
Funds will be used to conduct research and develop an evidence-based workplace safety and violence prevention training program. Once formed, it will be used for organizations and agencies that work with and employ social workers in the state.
The program will also create a partnership with the Missouri Department of Social Services to make the training more affordable and accessible to state-employed social workers.
For more information, visit naswfoundation.org.
From the October 2016 NASW News.