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Congratulations to the NASW and NASW Foundation National Award Recipients!

Patricia Martin-O’Meally, MSW, LICSW, BCD, CPM

NASW and the NASW Foundation are thrilled to extend warm congratulations to the eight distinguished 2020 national award recipients. They were honored at A Virtual Night at the Awards, A Night to Remember on October 29. NASW Foundation award recipients are briefly highlighted below. To learn more about the event and all eight wonderful recipients—including Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, recipient of ... Read More »

Don’t Miss A Virtual Night at the Awards, A Night to Remember: October 29

A Night At The Awards - A Night To Remember 2020

A Virtual Night at the Awards, A Night to Remember will be held on October 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM (ET). NASW and the NASW Foundation present a virtual celebration of social work excellence—during an unforgettable evening. Please join us in honoring the recipients of the prestigious NASW and NASW Foundation Awards, recognizing individuals whose work has left an imprint in ... Read More »

Meet the New NASW Social Work Pioneers®!

Esther Jones Langston, PhD, MSW

The NASW Foundation and the NASW Social Work Pioneers® are very pleased and proud to welcome 16 newly inducted pioneers. In 2021 they will be formally recognized at the Pioneers’ annual program and luncheon—event details will be announced at a later date. The Social Work Pioneers Program honors social workers who have contributed to the evolution and enrichment of the ... Read More »

Five Things Social Workers Need to Know About Alcohol and Pregnancy

Pregnant Woman Sitting With Social Worker

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!

Social Worker At Desk With Phone and Computer

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

A Mature Woman Exercises With Her Dog On A Mat

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 »