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Meet Social Worker of the Year John Cowart

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has announced North Carolina social worker John Cowart is recipient of its National Social Worker of the Year Award for his outstanding and compassionate work improving the well-being of our nation’s veterans. “John Cowart has provided direct services to generations of our nation’s brave veterans, including those who served in the Spanish American ... Read More »

Meet NASW Foundation International Social Work Award Recipient Brené Brown

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) has awarded social worker, author and public speaker Brené Brown the prestigious International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award for her work in significantly enhancing the public image of the social work profession. “Brené Brown has used her tremendous talent as a scholar, author and public speaker to make the public more aware of ... Read More »

Meet NASW Foundation Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Joan Ditzion

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) has announced social worker Joan Ditzion is recipient of its Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award for her decades of work advocating for gender equity and the humans right of women, especially women who are older adults. “The NASW Foundation is proud to bestow this honor upon Joan Ditzion,” NASWF Director Robert Carter Arnold ... Read More »

Meet NASW National Elected Official of the Year California Assemblymember Luis Alejo

The National Association of Social Workers has announced California state lawmaker Luis Alejo is recipient of its National Elected Official of the Year of the Year Award for his outstanding work improving the economic well-being of others and helping vulnerable immigrant populations. “Assemblymember Luis Alejo has dedicated his career to addressing racism and economic disparities,” said NASW CEO Angelo McClain, ... Read More »

Meet NASW National Public Citizen of the Year Mildred Richard-Edwards

The National Association of Social Workers has announced Memphis-area resident Mildred Richard-Edwards is recipient of its annual National Public Citizen of the Year Award for her outstanding work advocating on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. “Colleagues have described Mildred as a force of nature because she is always willing to speak on behalf of herself as a person living ... Read More »

Child neglect commission releases final report

By Paul R. Pace, News staff An estimated four to eight children die from abuse and neglect every day in the U.S.  Approximately half of these children are less than a year old and 75 percent are less than 3 years old. These are some of the findings from “Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and ... Read More »

NASW Statements on Orlando Mass Shooting

NASW STATEMENT The nation awoke on June 12 to the worst case of a single person committing mass murder with a gun in its history. A gunman killed 49 people and injured more than 50 at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub that serves a predominately LGBTQ clientele. Most of the victims were also Latino. Compounding such a horrific loss of life ... Read More »

Correlates of receipt of colorectal cancer screening among American Indians in the northern plains

Research is critical for understanding the needs of clients and expanding the knowledge of social workers in the field. Even the most narrowly-focused studies can add to the growing body of knowledge in social work, and aid future undertakings to serve individuals and society. Social Work Research, a journal published quarterly by NASW Press presents cutting edge research in social ... Read More »

NASW Foundation a Partner in #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday on December 1, 2015 is a global day dedicated to giving back. On that day, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. Anyone, anywhere can get involved in #GivingTuesday and give back in a way that is meaningful to them. From fundraising to volunteering ... Read More »

Live Stream NASW’s 60th Anniversary Forum

  On October 23, 2015 in Washington, DC, social work leaders will convene at the NASW 60th Anniversary Forum to discuss some of the most important challenges and opportunities facing the profession in the next decade. By joining the live streaming event from 9 am to 1 pm ET, you will hear from expert panelists on how the social work ... Read More »