June, 2018

NANFED is pleased to participate in the national Voter Mobilization Campaign.  Check out the work at the Voting is Social Work website.

November, 2017

NANFED had a seat at the table in the Social Work Policy Institute’s April, 2017 Policy Practice Summit, Maximizing Social Work’s Impact in a Changing Political Landscape.  A full report, action brief, list of resources, and a graphic recording are now available here.

October, 2017

A warm welcome to our new Board Members:  Mary Maurer, Brenda Morris, and Vina Sandher.   We bid farewell, with many thanks, to Patti Aldredge, Amy Bullas, and Kimberly Setterlund, who have ended their terms on the NANFED board.

September, 2017

Come join us for NANFED’s events at the CSWE APM:  the 2017 Heart of Social Work Award Reception and our annual NANFED Business Meeting. Both events will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017, in Majestic Rooms 4 & 5, Main Hotel, 37th floor at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX.

NANFED Business Meeting – 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Heart of Social Work Award Reception – 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Come help us celebrate excellence in field instruction, and build best practices in field education through networking and collaboration.

August, 2017

Call for nominations – 2017 Heart of Social Work Award!

The North American Network of Field Educators and Directors (NANFED) invites nominations for the 2017 Heart of Social Work Award. The award honors excellence in social work field instruction.  Please consider nominating a field instructor/supervisor who has assisted students in your program and contributed significantly to field education.  

Nominations are due Monday, August 25, 2017

A more detailed description of the award, criteria for selection, and a nomination form is available here.  Award recipients are recognized each year at NANFED’s Heart of Social Work Award reception, held at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting.  Information on past recipients and photographs from recent receptions can be found at   We hope you will take this opportunity to nominate an outstanding field instructor/supervisor for this prestigious honor.

April, 2017

The NANFED board convened a meeting with field education consortia chairs and representatives in April, 2017.  It was a rich conversation, and one we hope to build on in future meetings.  You can read the minutes of the meeting here.