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Grief is often a difficult issue for people to deal with, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to cope with loss. Stories of Complicated Grief: A Critical Anthology is authored by social work and other human service scholars who have personally experienced complicated, protracted, or otherwise difficult grief and who write openly about their experiences but also place their stories in a larger academic context. The authors in this volume discuss how their experiences of loss and grief, though harrowing, ultimately allowed them degrees of personal growth and betterment—with particular emphasis on the importance of giving voice to one's experience in writing. Powerful and moving as the stories are in their own right, they are notable in that they all highlight academic issues regarding the nature of loss and grief, shedding light on what it means to experience complicated grief while weaving in related topics such as cultural differences, stigma, shame, losses, and traumas other than death. These accounts provide both clinical and practical insights on the nature of complicated grief for practitioners, researchers, and laypeople, making Stories of Complicated Grief an invaluable, unprecedented resource for clinicians, academics, and anyone grappling with the effects of complicated grief in their own life.
The Social Work Dictionary is used by those who write licensing examination questions and those who conduct license preparation courses. It is the foundational communications tool in undergraduate and graduate courses as well as continuing education programs. Recognized by social work educators, researchers, practitioners, students, and policymakers as an essential guide to clear and precise communication in the profession, this indispensable reference work should be on the bookshelves of all social workers and human services professionals in the United States and abroad.
The Children's Bureau: Shaping a Century of Child Welfare Practices, Programs, and Policies delineates legacies and highlights the ways that the Children's Bureau has influenced modern-day child welfare practices. As a centennial marker in honor of the Children's Bureau, this book also charts future agendas and innovations that may guide more effective practice, programming, and policies. Indeed, social workers launched the Children's Bureau in 1912. Originally in the Department of Labor, the Children's Bureau has a century-long legacy linked to the social work profession. Ultimately, this book will serve as a testimonial to the durability of the Children's Bureau, the changing nature of the challenges addressed, and the ongoing leadership role of social work. The authors represent social work leaders in the field in child welfare policy, practice, and research. The book builds on NASW's legacy and support for reprofessionalization, research, and publications on child welfare and families in poverty. The chapters address the historical antecedents for a practice, program, or policy issue; the role of the Children's Bureau; and wherever possible, evidence-informed principles, if not blueprints, to guide future practice, programs, and policy. In addition, as appropriate, each chapter addresses the role of social work and implications for future educational and professional social work reforms. The National Association of Social Workers and sister organizations such as The Council on Social Work Education, The Child Welfare League of America, and The Alliance for Children and Families offer visionary briefs charting future commitments and agendas for the 21st century.
NASW Press and Oxford University Press are excited to announce the official release of the Encylopedia 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, weterans, 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.