NASW Foundation News


Oct 20, 2020

A Virtual Night at the Awards, A Night to Remember, will be held on October 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM (ET). NASW and the NASW Foundation present a virtual celebration of social work excellence—during an unforgettable evening.

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Oct 03, 2020

The NASW Foundation and the NASW Social Work Pioneers® are very pleased and proud to welcome 16 newly inducted pioneers. In 2021 they will be formally recognized at the Pioneers’ annual program and luncheon—event details will be announced at a later date.

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Sep 01, 2020

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Awareness Month—an opportunity for social workers to take the lead in primary prevention of FASDs, the range of birth defects and developmental disabilities that can occur in an individual who was exposed to alcohol before birth. From conducting alcohol screening and brief intervention to participating in FASD assessment and referrals, social workers across practice settings play an integral role in protecting the health of the women and families they serve.

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Aug 26, 2020

NASW Foundation Board Member, Lorraine Cole, PhD, is a recipient of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America People’s Choice Award. Dr. Cole, a U.S. Department of the Treasury employee, and Corvelli McDaniel were honored with this award  Also called the “Sammies” and known as the “Oscars” of government service, the award recognizes the duo for creating and leading Treasury’s Bank Mentor-Protégé Program.

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Aug 24, 2020

The NASW Foundation is pleased to award 2020-2021 Ruth Fizdale research grants to the NASW-New Jersey Chapter and the NASW-Oklahoma Chapter. Each chapter has received a $2,000 grant. The Fizdale Program underwrites chapter research projects that link practice and policy issues with relevant, emerging, social issues, in an effort to facilitate effective service delivery. 

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Aug 10, 2020

Investing in the next generation of leaders! The NASW Foundation is proud to announce its 2020-2021 scholars and fellows. This exemplary group of 20 doctoral and master's degree students will receive $121,750 in awards from five programs.

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