NASW Foundation News


Feb 14, 2019

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the NASW Foundation fondly remember Nancy A. Humphreys, who passed away February 9, 2019. Among her many accomplishments, Nancy served as NASW President (1979-1981) and was only the second woman to be elected National NASW President. As President she traveled extensively, visiting 51 NASW Chapters throughout the United States. She is a member of the NASW Social Work Pioneers®. To learn more about Nancy, please visit the NASW Foundation website where her NASW Social Work Pioneers bio is posted, along with her reflections on her time as NASW President and her obituary.  Please...

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Feb 04, 2019

The NASW Foundation offers scholarships and fellowships to assist students pursuing a variety of social work specialties. Apply now for fellowships in health care and scholarships involving work with African American communities and with American Indian and Latino populations. Applications will be accepted through March 5, 2019.    Follow these links to learn more:   NASW Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships 2018-2019 Fellowship and Scholarship Recipient Bios If you have questions, please email the NASW Foundation team at: naswfoundation@socialworkers.org.  

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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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