NASW Foundation News

Jun 21, 2023

As someone who ran a large organization when he was dean at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Richard P. Barth, PhD, MSW, says he knows the need for unanticipated expenditures that may not be very large but are timely and important.

“Discretionary funding to support leadership can help make an organization run more smoothly and have a greater scale of accomplishment,” Barth says of one of the reasons he donates to the NASW Foundation.

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May 11, 2023

It’s National Women’s Health Week (May 14-20), an opportunity for social workers to encourage women to make their health a priority, including avoiding drinking too much alcohol. With their distinctive skillset and as key providers of mental and behavioral health services in a wide range of settings, social workers are in a unique position to prevent risky drinking among women. 

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Mar 31, 2023

April is Alcohol Awareness Month—a call for social workers to learn about risky drinking, including any alcohol use during pregnancy. Social workers are uniquely positioned to discuss alcohol use with all clients and incorporate alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) into routine care. 

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Mar 22, 2023

Bringing his vast experience in fund development, community relationships and brand management, Brian Williams, MSW, is the new acting assistant director for the NASW Foundation. “It has been a long interest of mine to work for NASW in some capacity,” said Williams, who recently completed a term as president of the NASW Tennessee Chapter. “I have been a volunteer at the Tennessee Chapter for years. I have been attracted to working for the organization because I am a social worker, a member, and I am proud of what we do as a profession. I am proud of what NASW does as an organization. To be a part of that and to be a pa...

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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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