NASW Foundation

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!

Giving Tuesday Now

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 »

September Is FASD Awareness Month

FASD Awareness Month

Serious health effects, a simple prevention message: no alcohol use during pregnancy.  Prenatal alcohol exposure is the most common preventable cause of intellectual and developmental delays and disabilities in the United States. It is estimated that up to one in 20 U.S. school children are living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), a group of lifelong cognitive, behavioral and, in some ... Read More »

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week May 12-18!

National Women's Health Week 2019

National Women’s Health Week—May 12-18—is a reminder for all women to take care of themselves and to make their personal health a priority. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health created National Women’s Health Week, now in its 20th year, to encourage women to build positive health habits. The recommendations—familiar but often overlooked in our stressful, ... Read More »

NASW Fondly Remembers Former NASW President Nancy A. Humphreys

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) fondly remembers Nancy A. Humphreys, who passed away February 9, 2019.  Among her many accomplishments, Nancy served as NASW President (1979-1981) and was only the second woman to be elected National NASW President.  As President she traveled extensively, visiting 51 chapters throughout the United States. She is a member of the NASW Social ... Read More »