NASW Foundation News

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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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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