NASW Foundation

The Power of Primary Prevention

Pregnant Woman Declining Glass Of Wine

Alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEPs) are more common than you might think: according to a new study, an estimated 54 percent of children in the United States are exposed to alcohol before they’re born. The high prevalence of AEPs surprised even the study’s authors, who looked for what might be driving the trend. The answer? Unintended pregnancies—from when women drank without knowing ... Read More »

Meet the 2021-2022 NASW Foundation Scholars!

Modupe Olayinka Billie Edogun, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The NASW Foundation is proud to announce its 2021-2022 scholars. This exemplary group of master’s degree students is receiving $66,000 in awards from two programs that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and assist NASW student members pursuing a variety of social work specialties: Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship—awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment ... Read More »

Show Pride in the Profession with a Professional Social Worker Pin from the NASW Foundation!

NASW Professional Social Worker Pins

The NASW Social Work Pin Program enables social workers to show pride and commitment to the profession at the same time they support our National Social Work Public Education Campaign.   The Social Work Pin Program is available to individuals who make a donation to the NASW Foundation, as well as to schools of social work that purchase professional social worker ... Read More »

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month: Three Ways Social Workers Can Help Reduce Risky Drinking By Women

Social Worker Talking With Client

By Diana Ling, MA, Outreach Program Coordinator; and Leslie Sirrianni, LCSW, Training Coordinator; Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin High-risk drinking among women has increased significantly over the past decade, and the coronavirus pandemic seems to have made the problem worse. A recent study in JAMA Network Open compared ... Read More »

NASW-Illinois Chapter Releases Workforce Report

NASW-Illinois Executive Director Joel L. Rubin

In 2019-2020, NASW-Illinois Chapter Executive Director, Joel L. Rubin, MSW, ACSW, CAE, worked with the NASW Foundation (Chapter Fiscal Sponsor) and Loyola University School of Social Work on a workforce study: “An Evaluation of the Illinois Social Work Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities.” The initiative was funded by a generous $50,000 grant from the Telligen  Community Initiative. “The Telligen Workforce grant has enabled ... Read More »

Celebrate Black History Month with the NASW Foundation and NASW

Black History Month

The NASW Foundation and NASW are proud to celebrate Black History Month and honor the rich history of blacks in social work. We encourage you to celebrate with us by learning more about this wonderful record of achievement: visit these online resources and please participate in an upcoming February 26 “NASW Facebook Live Event” with NASW President Mit Joyner, a ... Read More »

Happy Holidays from the NASW Foundation!

Happy Holidays - Wood Grain With Holly Berries

As 2020 draws to a close, the NASW Foundation extends deep appreciation to professional social workers who give their all each and every day to address some of society’s most challenging issues. You make the world a better place and we are grateful for your skills, knowledge, energy, devotion, and compassion. Simply put, “thank you for everything you do.” We ... Read More »