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Show Pride in the Profession: Professional Social Worker Pin!

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 »

Have Eight Minutes To Share Your Thoughts On Client Alcohol Use?

Social Worker Talking With Client.

We want to know what you know—and wish you knew—about client alcohol use. Eight minutes is all it takes to help us better train and educate social workers who serve women, families, and others who may be at risk for alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorders and alcohol-exposed pregnancies. Your responses will be completely anonymous. NASW, along with other leading medical groups, ... Read More »

Donate Today: Join NASW Foundation in Uplifting Communities and Changing Futures!

Happy Holidays!

This Holiday Season the NASW Foundation extends warm wishes and deep appreciation to professional social workers who work tirelessly to address some of society’s most challenging issues. You make the world a better place and we salute you for your skills, knowledge, energy, devotion, and compassion. “Thank you, thank you, for all you do!” As the year winds down, we ... Read More »

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 »