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Five Things Social Workers Need to Know About Alcohol and Pregnancy

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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 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 »

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!

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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 »

Donate to the NASW Foundation During a Global Day of Giving and Unity: Giving Tuesday | Now—May 5!

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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 »

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 »

Training Broadens Social Work Fellow’s Understanding of Political Process

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By Janeen Cross, DSW, MSW, MBA, LCSW NASW Foundation Social Work HEALS Policy Fellow As the inaugural NASW Foundation Social Work HEALS Policy Fellow, I had the privilege of attending the 2016-2017 American Political Science Association (APSA), Congressional Fellowship Program (CFP) in November 2016.  This prestigious month-long program brings together policy fellows from diverse disciplines such as political science, social ... Read More »

Meet Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Stephen Baron

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) has announced social worker and former District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health Director Stephen T. Baron is recipient of its Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award for his work expanding care and services for people living with mental illness and substance use disorders. “The NASW Foundation is proud to bestow this honor upon ... Read More »

Meet NASW Foundation Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient Mercedes Bern-Klug

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) has announced University of Iowa School of Social Work Associate Professor Mercedes Bern-Klug is recipient of its Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award for her nationally known work in improving care for people who are aging or at the end of their lives. “The NASW Foundation is proud to bestow this honor upon Dr. ... 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 »