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Five Things Social Workers Need to Know About Alcohol and Pregnancy

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By Diana Ling, MA, Outreach Program Coordinator, Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, and Takia Richardson, LICSW, LCSW, NASW Senior Practice Associate, Behavioral Health According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in nine pregnant women say they have had at least one drink in ... Read More »

NASW Foundation Awards Two Ruth Fizdale Research Grants to NASW Chapters!

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The NASW Foundation is pleased to award 2020-2021 Ruth Fizdale research grants to the NASW-New Jersey Chapter and the NASW-Oklahoma Chapter. Each chapter has received a $2,000 grant. The Fizdale Program underwrites chapter research projects that link practice and policy issues with relevant, emerging, social issues, in an effort to facilitate effective service delivery. The program provides opportunities for chapters ... Read More »

Meet the 2020-2021 NASW Foundation Scholars and Fellows!

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Investing in the next generation of social work leaders! The NASW Foundation is proud to announce its 2020-2021 scholars and fellows. This exemplary group of 20 doctoral and master’s degree students are receiving $121,750 in awards from five programs, including: Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship—awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, ... Read More »

Support the NASW Foundation—Social Workers Leading Change and Improving Lives!

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Thanks to generous support from NASW Members and friends, the NASW Foundation works with NASW’s Chapters to raise charitable funds for educational, research, training, and scholarship activities at the state and local level. One such successful initiative is showcased below. All of our programs and activities, including Chapter efforts, are funded by voluntary contributions from NASW Members, friends, corporations, and ... Read More »

Protecting Women’s Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Diana Ling, MA, Outreach Program Coordinator, Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, and Takia Richardson, LICSW, LCSW, NASW Senior Practice Associate, Behavioral Health National Women’s Health Week, May 10 through May 16, is an opportunity for all women to take five steps to better health: Eat healthy; exercise; ... Read More »

Donate to the NASW Foundation During a Global Day of Giving and Unity: Giving Tuesday | Now—May 5!

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In this time of global uncertainty, there is a fundamental truth that gives us hope—together we can do extraordinary things. In recent months, people have joined together to help out, give back, and heal. We are donating to community organizations and celebrating doctors, nurses, social workers, and other frontline individuals who are responding to the pandemic and keeping our country ... Read More »

How to Make Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Routine

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By Takia Richardson, LICSW, LCSW, NASW Senior Practice Associate, Behavioral Health, and Diana Ling, Outreach Program Coordinator, Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin Alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) is an evidence-based tool backed by more than 30 years of research. Yet most people have not talked to a ... Read More »

“Let’s Talk”: Social Workers’ Vital Role in Reducing Risky Drinking

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By Takia Richardson, LICSW, LCSW, NASW Senior Practice Associate, Behavioral Health, and Diana Ling, Outreach Program Coordinator, Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin Social workers are needed on the front lines of a growing women’s health issue: risky drinking. Women’s rates of deaths tied to alcohol increased 85 percent ... Read More »

NASW Iowa Chapter Releases New Assessment of Iowa Labor Force

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The NASW Iowa Chapter (NASW-IA) worked with the NASW Foundation and the University of Iowa School of Social Work, in 2018-2019, to assess the Iowa social work labor force. The initiative was funded by a generous $50,000 grant from the Telligen Community Initiative. “We wanted to gather information in a concise and organized way that would allow us to make the ... Read More »