NASW Foundation News


Nov 20, 2018

The NASW California Chapter and The NASW Foundation are partnering with two schools of social work directly in the areas most impacted by the fires in northern and southern California.

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Jul 25, 2018

The 14th Annual NASW Social Work Pioneers® Program and Luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Women’s National Democratic Club in Washington, D.C.  According to Dr. Bernice Catherine Harper, a member of the NASW Social Work Pioneers® and Chair of the event, the theme of the 2018 luncheon is Changes & Challenges: Reports from the Field of Social Work.     Speakers and topics include:  Building Community Partnerships for Cancer Prevention & Control Initiatives:  Dr. James R. Zabora - Director, Outreach & Education...

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Jul 24, 2018

In 2018, NASW and The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) Steve Hicks School of Social Work will complete a successful partnership representing social work in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy. The grant award was made to UT Austin in 2014.   Health professionals play a key role in reducing the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) through the use of evidence-based practices, such as alcohol screening and brief intervention (alcohol SBI), that target high-risk drinking and the prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancy. As part of CDC’s cross-d...

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Jul 23, 2018

The NASW Foundation is pleased to announce the latest inductees into its NASW Social Work Pioneers®  program. The newest Pioneers are recognized for a range of pioneering contributions including feminist activism, fighting for LGBT rights, promoting civil and human rights, advocacy for older adults, and substance abuse treatment. Each of these individuals have made important, and lasting, contributions to the social work profession and helped shape social policies that benefit individuals, families, and communities.   The NASW Social Work Pioneers® Program was created to honor members of the social work profession who...

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Jul 22, 2018

The NASW Foundation is proud to honor the 2018 recipients of the NASW and NASW Foundation Recognition Awards.  Award recipients were celebrated on June 22 during A Night At The Awards – A Night To Remember at the 2018 NASW National Conference held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.   We applaud these distinguished 2018 awardees (links to NASW News Releases about recipient background and achievements are included):   Flavio F. Marsiglia, PhD, MSW - Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award; James R. MacKay, PhD, MSW - Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award; ...

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Jul 21, 2018

The NASW Foundation is featured in an April 3, 2018 episode of the newly-launched podcast NASW Social Work Talks.  The podcast made its debut on March 6, 2018 as part of Social Work Month. During episodes that run twice each month, listeners have the opportunity to explore topics of interest to social workers, hear from social work experts, NASW members, and pioneers in the field of social work. The podcast's purpose is to inform, educate and inspire.   In the NASW Foundation episode, Foundation Director, Robert C. Arnold is interviewed by Executive Producer and Podcast Host, Kim M. Simpson. He discusses his background, the m...

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