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2022 Social Work Pioneers Honored for Blazing Trails

2022 Social Work Pioneers Honored for Blazing Trails

By Paul R. Pace Five Black women who are NASW Social Work Pioneers® have been honored for their dedication to the profession, improving their communities, and leading the way as trailblazers. Their achievements continue to inspire social workers today. Bernice C....

2022 Social Work Pioneers Honored for Blazing Trails

By Paul R. Pace Five Black women who are NASW Social Work Pioneers® have been honored for their dedication to the profession, improving their communities, and leading the way as trailblazers. Their achievements continue to inspire social workers today. Bernice C....

2011 SWAN-SWPI Delegations to Cuba

In early 2011 NASW sponsored two professional research trips to Cuba to learn about social services in health care, child welfare, and aging. This report describes the activities of both social work delegations and information learned from the experience. NASW Leads...

Remembering Mark Battle (1924 – 2011)

Remembering Mark Battle (1924 – 2011)

The NASW Family wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Mark Battle as we are greatly saddened by the loss of this great social work pioneer. We want to acknowledge his loving wife, NASW Social Work Pioneer® Evelyn Kays-Battle, and extend our deepest...

2011 National Family Caregiver Award

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) is helping to sponsor a family caregiver award competition. What is truly noteworthy about this award is that the winner receives $10,000 so please consider nominating a family caregiver(s).  To nominate a family...

NASW Remembers Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Today, April 20, 2011, is the one year anniversary of the death of social work pioneer Dr. Dorothy I. Height. This time last year, NASW was preparing to give Dr. Height the Lifetime Achievement Award and we were saddened to learn of her death, but pleased and humbled...

Remembering Fern L. Chamberlain

Nov 26 1911 - Mar 07 2011 Fern Chamberlain, tireless advocate for the poor, died March 7, 2011, at Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls. Fern was born November 26, 1911, in New Rockford, North Dakota, to Merton and Mabel (Loomis) Chamberlain. Her early years were spent...

Remembering Maurice O. Hunt

Maurice O. Hunt (1912-2010) Obituary Maurice O. Hunt was involved in social activism throughout his professional social work career. He obtained his MA in 1938 from the Indiana Training School for Social Work, which became the Indiana University School of Social...