NASW Publications

NASW publishes scholarly reference materials, professional journals, research abstracts, and a monthly newspaper. We also develop practice updates, newsletters, blogs, position papers, public education materials and other resources to improve social work practice and promote the profession.

NASW Press


NASW Press

NASW Press is a leading scholarly press in the social sciences. It serves faculty, practitioners, agencies, libraries, clinicians, and researchers throughout the United States and abroad. Known for attracting expert authors, NASW Press delivers professional information to more than 200,000 readers through its scholarly journals, books, and reference works.

Books

NASW Press publishes a wide variety of high quality books for the social sciences. NASW Press books are powerful resources for your classroom, practice, or personal library. Our titles that address challenging social work topics, including aging, children and families, clinical social work, community, diversity, ethics and policy, health and mental health, management, practice, professional issues, research, and violence.

Journals

NASW Press publishes the journal Social Work quarterly. Widely read by practitioners, faculty, and students, it is the official professional journal of NASW and is provided to all members as a membership benefit. NASW Press also publishes four specialty journals:

  • Health & Social Work carries articles on the latest advances in areas such as aging, clinical work, long-term care, oncology, substance abuse, depression, and maternal health.
  • Children & Schools articles focus on innovations in practice, interdisciplinary efforts, research, program evaluation, policy, and planning.
  • Social Work Research offers exemplary research that advances the development of knowledge and informs social work practice. 
  • Social Work Abstracts is the primary source of articles on social work and social welfare, as well as on related fields, with hundreds of abstracts from U.S. and international journals published in each issue.

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NASW News


NASW News has been the official newspaper of the NASW since 1955. The award-winning publication is a primary information vehicle for the association's members as well as social work practitioners, administrators, researchers, faculty, and students. The News keeps readers abreast of current events in social work and related fields. And it offers in-depth news and features developments in social work practice, public policy, U.S. legislation and regulations, social research, and NASW programs and events.