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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, the NASW Press produces scholarly journals, books, and reference works.

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Grand Challenges for Society: Evidence-Based Social Work Practice

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Social workers face complex societal issues that often seem insurmountable. Pulled in many directions, sustainable progress can seem impossible. To help focus on what matters most, the American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare has recently set out 12 grand challenges for social work and society, in three broad categories of individual and family well-being, social fabric, and social justice.


The Social Work Ethics Casebook: Cases and Commentary

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Frederic G. Reamer
Following a revision of the NASW Code of Ethics that went into effect January 2018, this edition includes extensive discussion of new and updated ethics standards, especially pertaining to social workers’ use of digital and other technology to deliver services, communicate with clients, manage and store information, and provide information to the public.


Reproductive Decision Making

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Melissa M. Bell and Sherie L. Edenborn
This brief guide provides RDM tools and strategies for busy social workers. Grounded in social cognitive theory and the theory of planned behavior, this book uses case examples based on real-world research and situations to connect readers with the material, emphasizing patient-centered approaches that prioritize client self-determination. By filling an important gap in available resources for practitioners, this publication increases social workers’ confidence in providing RDM guidance and advocacy.


Ethical Standards in Social Work: A Review of the NASW Code of Ethics

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Frederic G. Reamer
This publication offers the social work profession the only in-depth analysis of the NASW Code of Ethics. This practical guide is designed to help social workers make sound ethical decisions and minimize the risk of professional malpractice and disciplinary action.


Early Childhood Education and Care: History, Policy, and Social Work Practice

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Joy P. Greenberg and Jessica M. Kahn
This publication highlights the important roles that social workers can play in direct practice, public policy, research, advocacy, and social work education associated with early childhood education and care. It explores the evolution of day nurseries and nursery schools, detailing the origins of the current fragmented early childhood education and care system.


Social Work Speaks

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Social Work Speaks is a reference tool that represents the collective thinking of thousands of social workers across all fields of practice. This user-friendly resource can assist in developing organizational responses to policy issues, conducting policy analysis, and working in advocacy coalitions.