NASW Foundation News


Dec 16, 2022

On October 15, for the first time in more than two years, the NASW Foundation (NASWF) welcomed new Social Work Pioneer® inductees in person to the nation’s capital for a special ceremony. 38 women and men were commemorated this year, combining 2020 and 2021 lists of honorees. The event was impressive: double the number of usual inductees, double the excitement, and double the inspiration for those of us attending in person and watching during the livestream. We hosted an inspiring keynote speaker, The Honorable Edolphus “Ed” Towns, a social worker turned congressman who talked about how critical his practitioner ski...

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Apr 19, 2022

The NASW Social Work Pin Program enables social workers to show pride and commitment to the profession at the same time they support our National Social Work Public Education Campaign.

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Apr 04, 2022

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 Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. Looking closer at the data, just 14 percent of women who binge drink said they received advice to reduce drinking, compared to 25 percent of men.   Why aren’t these much-needed conversations happening? Some healthcare providers say they feel uncomfortable talking about alcohol use with patients. Other factors include time constraints, as well as concerns about privac...

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Feb 01, 2022

We want to know what you know – and wish you knew – about client alcohol use. Eight minutes is all it takes to help us better train and educate social workers who serve women, families, and others who may be at risk for alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorders and alcohol-exposed pregnancies. Your responses will be completely anonymous.

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Dec 14, 2021

In the spirit of gift giving, please remember the NASW Foundation with a generous tax-deductible charitable donation by the close of this year, December 31. Donate Today—Join NASW Foundation in Uplifting Communities and Changing Futures!

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Nov 30, 2021

Today is Giving Tuesday and you can make a difference by joining the global generosity movement with a donation to the NASW Foundation. Generosity gives each one of us the power to make positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value we can act on.

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