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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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Social Work Speaks (12th Edition)

The 12th edition of Social Work Speaks is a comprehensive and unabridged collection of policies adopted and revised by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2020. The policy statements set the parameters for NASW’s positions and actions on a broad range of public policy and professional issues. Social Work Speaks is a first-rate introductory social policy text that will spark dynamic and valuable debates on public policy and the role of social work in leading change. Social workers who want to be informed and involved in policy analysis, advocacy for social policies, or the formulation of future policy statements will find this volume a useful resource.


Mentoring Women for Leadership: Empowering the Next Generation

A guide for educators, students, practitioners, and administrators to support the growth and development of female leaders. The book includes a historical, global overview of women in social work, political, social justice, and other leadership positions. It provides theoretical frameworks and practical knowledge and skills related to leadership development, including the pipelines and pathways for preparing and supporting women in leadership.



Social Work Practice with Older Adults: A Resilience-Enhancing Guide

The resilience-enhancing stress model (RESM) is an integrated human behavior framework that can be used to guide social workers in various contexts and fields of practice. Addressing the need to tap into resilience among older adults, this text brings to light and applies RESM terms, assumptions, and practice strategies suitable for geriatric social work.

Using their decades of experience, the authors provide real-world examples of integrating RESM into practice with older adults, their families, and their communities. Through case studies and narrative interview examples, the authors demonstrate how RESM augments traditional practice options, with special attention to person-in-environment.


NASW Code of Ethics

The NASW Code of Ethics is a set of standards that guide the professional conduct of social workers. The 2021 update includes language that addresses the importance of professional self-care. Moreover, revisions to the Cultural Competence standard provide more explicit guidance to social workers. All social workers should review the new text and affirm their commitment to abide by the Code of Ethics.

The Code of Ethics is also available in Spanish.



Moral Distress and Injury in Human Services: Cases, Causes, and Strategies for Prevention

Moral Distress and Injury in Human Services: Cases, Causes, and Strategies for Prevention by Frederic G. Reamer

Human services professionals are no strangers to ethical dilemmas, from the routine to the extraordinary. When these professionals witness, perpetrate, or fail to prevent acts that violate their deeply held beliefs, the harm that they experience is referred to as moral distress or injury.

In this one-of-a-kind book, Frederic G. Reamer, the social work profession's foremost ethics expert, provides guidance to social workers and related professionals who grapple with these unwanted and unnerving situations and their aftermath, and inspires social workers to advocate for much-needed organizational and policy changes to prevent harm.

Earn CEUs for reading this title. Visit the Social Work Online CE Institute to learn more.


Building a Strong Foundation: Fundraising for Nonprofits (2nd Edition)

The second edition is a concise, readable, and relevant guide for anyone seeking guidance on fundraising, from board members and nonprofit managers tasked with raising money to students who aspire to nonprofit development and leadership positions.

This popular text provides a comprehensive overview of nonprofit fundraising, including a discussion of the current climate and patterns of giving; key elements in the process of fundraising, including pre-launch strategies, setting goals, and developing a gift pyramid; having confidence when soliciting legacy giving, mortality-based gift intentions, and complex gifts; effective prospect tracking, management, and communications that build long-term relationships; and the mutual benefits of cause-related marketing.

This edition provides a modern approach to modern challenges, including social media risks and opportunities, e-mail solicitations, and the changing demographic of donors.