Social Work Practice

Help Your Fellow Social Workers in Just Eight Minutes

Help Your Fellow Social Workers in Just Eight Minutes

We’re listening! Tell us what you know, think—and wish you knew—about client alcohol and other substance use. Eight minutes is all it takes to help us better train and educate social workers who serve clients who may be at risk for substance-related problems,...

Help Your Fellow Social Workers in Just Eight Minutes

In just eight minutes, you can help us better train and educate social workers who serve clients who may be at risk for substance-related problems, including substance use disorders and substance-exposed pregnancies. Your responses will be completely anonymous.

A Worrying Rise in Women’s Drinking:  How Social Workers Can Help

A Worrying Rise in Women’s Drinking: How Social Workers Can Help

By Diana Ling, MA, Program Manager and Leslie Sirrianni, LCSW, Senior Research Project and Training Coordinator; Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin A troubling trend has taken hold over...

Making Time to Talk About Alcohol Use

Making Time to Talk About Alcohol Use

By Diana Ling, MA and Leslie Sirrianni, LCSW Four in five adults who reported being asked about their alcohol use at a checkup in the past two years and reported current binge drinking were not counseled to reduce their drinking, according to a recent Centers for...

Federal Grants to Promote Elder Justice

April 1, 2022 The federal government is soliciting proposals to fund various programs that prevent and address elder abuse. As noted in a recent NASW Practice Perspective, social workers are currently involved in similar grant-funded programs and play critical roles...

Immigration Social Work: Big Ideas From Texas

Immigration Social Work: Big Ideas From Texas

By Peter Craig If there was ever a perfect place to study immigration social work—especially in light of the ongoing influx of migrants into the U.S.—it would have to be Texas. So how are different social work schools there addressing this increasingly important...