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In Returning Home: Reintegration after Prison or Jail, the author presents results of his interviews with dozens of parolees who shared their life experiences about being released from prison and managing reintegration. Bahr explains the challenges faced by former inmates after they are released; including finding living arrangements, dealing with mental health and substance use issues, and avoiding relapse and re-arrest. He also explores how race, gender, and social context affect outcomes. Returning Home will serve as an excellent resource for practitioners, researchers, students, and individuals who have friends and family members that have been in jail or prison, and are attempting to reintegrate.
Multicultural Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Identity discusses the relationship between race, ethnicity, sense of self and the development of individual and group identity. It further explores the question of who we are and who we are becoming from the perspective of our multicultural, multilingual, and globally interconnected world. This book offers readers the opportunity to examine the importance of ecological and environmental factors in defining how we experience our lives and the world around us. Multicultural Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Identity is a great resource for all social workers.
Reflections on the American Social Welfare State: The Collected Papers of James R. Dumpson, PhD, 1930–1990 presents an insightful overview of American social welfare developments over a critical 50-year period, when social welfare policy was expanded to new heights through New Deal and civil rights legislation followed by conservative attacks on the foundation of these progressive policy reforms. Professor Alma J. Carten describes and critically assesses these developments, drawing upon scholarly accounts of social welfare history, her personal experience as a social policy analyst, and a careful examination of the papers of Dr. James R. Dumpson, one of the nation's most prominent African American social work policy advocates. The book is an important resource for students studying the history of social work and public policy, and for educators and practitioners in the field of health and human services.
Linear Regression Analysis: Assumptions and Applications is designed to provide students with a straightforward introduction to a commonly used statistical model that is appropriate for making sense of data with multiple continuous dependent variables. Social work and other social and behavioral science students and researchers need to have a suite of research tools to conduct studies. Regression analysis is a popular tool that is used in numerous studies to examine statistical relationships among variables. Yet there are few books that offer straightforward and easy-to-follow instruction regarding this type of analysis. Most books rely too much on mathematical and symbolic representations of regression analysis, even though many students do not have a sufficient background in mathematics and are often put off by the high level of sophistication required to master these techniques. This book offers a conceptual and software–driven approach to understanding linear regression analysis, with only a slight familiarity with algebra required even for self-study. Students and researchers will find this to be an accessible, yet thorough, introduction to the linear regression model.
In celebration of the 60th Anniversary, NASW created a series of historical posters highlighting some of the organization's monumental moments. Six of the seven posters were created in 2005 for the 50th anniversary. The newly-added seventh poster focuses on the advancements and achievements made over the past 10 years. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the NASW Foundation's LEGACY Project to assist in their effort to support, promote, and preserve NASW and social work history.
NASW Press and Oxford University Press are excited to announce the official release of the Encyclopedia of Social Work online—your digital guide for a lifetime of social service!
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- Consistent updating: New and revised reference entries will be added monthly, ensuring that students, scholars, practitioners and more are accessing the most current information on a given topic
- Over 450 peer-reviewed articles (and growing!), offering overviews on key topics and figures in social work study for easy, instant reference
- Supplementary multimedia content, such as videos, tips to apply social work theory to practice, and links to relevant social work resources provide context and expand research possibilities
- A 13-member editorial board, led by Editor in Chief Cynthia Franklin, PhD, committed to the efficient, precise vetting of all entries on a regular basis to confirm the accuracy of data
- Content of the highest quality scholarship, infused with practical advice for social workers in the field, so users of any level can access the right tools to meet their needs
The NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families, published by NASW Press has received a 2013 APEX Award of Excellence in the category of Special Purpose Brochures, Manuals & Reports. These standards are a valuable resource to social workers serving this population in any way, including clinical social workers providing mental and behavioral health services, direct practitioners in social service agencies addressing a wide range of challenges, and advocates for this population. They have been created to be inclusive of social work with service members, veterans, and their families in all capacities. They are designed to enhance social workers' awareness of the skills, knowledge, values, methods, and sensitivities needed to work effectively with this population. They may also be used as a resource for other constituents, stakeholders, and client populations.