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April Is Alcohol Awareness Month: Three Ways Social Workers Can Help Reduce Risky Drinking By Women

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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 »

NASW-Illinois Chapter Releases Workforce Report

NASW-Illinois Executive Director Joel L. Rubin

In 2019-2020, NASW-Illinois Chapter Executive Director, Joel L. Rubin, MSW, ACSW, CAE, worked with the NASW Foundation (Chapter Fiscal Sponsor) and Loyola University School of Social Work on a workforce study: “An Evaluation of the Illinois Social Work Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities.” The initiative was funded by a generous $50,000 grant from the Telligen  Community Initiative. “The Telligen Workforce grant has enabled ... Read More »

Celebrate Black History Month with the NASW Foundation and NASW

Black History Month

The NASW Foundation and NASW are proud to celebrate Black History Month and honor the rich history of blacks in social work. We encourage you to celebrate with us by learning more about this wonderful record of achievement: visit these online resources and please participate in an upcoming February 26 “NASW Facebook Live Event” with NASW President Mit Joyner, a ... Read More »

Happy Holidays from the NASW Foundation!

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As 2020 draws to a close, the NASW Foundation extends deep appreciation to professional social workers who give their all each and every day to address some of society’s most challenging issues. You make the world a better place and we are grateful for your skills, knowledge, energy, devotion, and compassion. Simply put, “thank you for everything you do.” We ... 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 »

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 »