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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 delivers professional information to hundreds of thousands of readers through its scholarly journals, books, and reference works.

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Resilience in Action

Resilience in Action: An Information and Practice Guide, by Roberta R. Greene and Nicole Dubus, examines the methods, practices, and protocols of the resilience ecological stress model (RESM). A metatheory grounded in ecological systems, RESM can be used to help individuals, families, and communities regain the ability to function after calamitous events. In this book, Roberta R. Greene and Nicole Dubus demonstrate how to apply RESM’s framework with a variety of different service users, including those battling a chronic disease, navigating workplace violence, or coping with the aftereffects of an earthquake. The book also discusses how to take a resilient approach to work with refugees, adolescent students, military families, individuals belonging to minority groups, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

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FPerspectives on Interprofessional Education and Practice

Perspectives on Interprofessional Education and Practice, edited by Carmen Morano, provides a comprehensive look at the history and implementation of interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP) in academic and occupational settings. The book examines the history of IPE, the rise of competency-based education, and the challenge of balancing multiple disciplinary competencies. It then explores the four core competencies for IPP developed by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative. The book presents detailed analyses of five academic programs in the United States that currently offer IPE programs, discussing the methods, curriculum designs, and logistical approaches that made the programs enriching for students. Finally, it delves into the nuances of IPP in a variety of settings and specialty areas, including the Veterans Health Administration, pediatric medicine, geriatric medicine, and the emergency department.

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Understanding Power

Understanding Power: An Imperative for Human Services, edited by Elaine Pinderhughes, Vanessa Jackson, and Patricia A. Romney, expands the perspective on the operation of power in the work of all human services providers. As a first reader on how power operates, this resource provides a base on which to build a more in-depth, detailed conceptualization as training or work progresses. The chapters in the book address the following: multilevel, bidirectional, recursive operation of power; effects of privilege, power, holding and subordination, and nonprivilege to empower and to disempower; and enhancing, transforming, constraining, and undermining people’s functioning.

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Foundation of Social Work Practice

Above the Bottom Line: Financial Management in Human Services , by Roger A. Lohmann, provides a guide for social work students and practitioners who must manage finances of human services programs and organizations. This book is appropriate for social work students and practitioners making the transition from social work practice into administration. Within a broad “enterprise perspective” encompassing human services in public, nonprofit, and for-profit settings, the book addresses the need for a greater understanding of financial accounting, budgeting, and financial analysis to support all forms of human services delivery

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Foundation of Social Work Practice

The fifth edition of Foundations of Social Work Practice: A Graduate Text, edited by Mark Mattaini and Casey Holtschneider with Christine T. Lowery, outlines and integrates ecological and structural theories of social work practice to ground social work students in a more balanced and comprehensive understanding of how social work supports social justice. Throughout, Foundations of Social Work Practiceincorporates evidence-informed practice models with principles of structural practice, placing constant emphasis on the need to challenge structural injustice while supporting the casualties of that injustice, working to realize a progressive vision of a just and caring society.

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eBooks: We are excited to announce that NASW Press now has an eBook platform. The platform features new book releases, award-winning titles, bestsellers, and popular reference works. The site currently contains 25 titles and will expand throughout 2016 to include upcoming publications and select backlist titles.

Features include:

  • Secure online shopping
  • Portability
  • Search capability
  • Titles by expert authors
  • 25 titles, with more to come

Please visit the new eBook platform.

Happy Shopping!

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Although the problem of workplace bullying is not new, the incidence, prevalence, and severity have worsened in the United States. In Workplace Bullying: Clinical and Organizational Perspectives, Judith Geneva Balcerzak provides an understanding of workplace bullying from a theoretical, clinical, organizational, and public policy perspective. This book is unique in that it approaches the subject of workplace bullying from multiple disciplines. This timely resource will serve as a practice guide for social workers, clinicians, practitioners, consultants, and policy advocates addressing the concerns of workplace bullying. It offers strategies for bullying prevention and intervention, treatment, remediation, and advocacy for those who are or have been bullied in the workplace.

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) celebrates 55 years of the NASW Code of Ethics with a commemorative edition. The first NASW Code of Ethics was adopted by the NASW Delegate Assembly on October 13, 1960. Over the last 55 years, the Code of Ethics has evolved with social, professional, and other societal developments to remain relevant and to address the needs of social workers and the protection of clients, regardless of practice setting. Today, the NASW Code of Ethics continues to be the standard bearer in defining and advancing professional social work values and principles.

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Fan of 7 posters illustrating NASW historyIn 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.

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Encyclopedia of Social Work onlineNASW 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!

NASW Members will receive an exclusive 50% discount on an individual subscription to ESW: NASW Member/Student Annual Discount—$87.50 $175

For further pricing information or questions about subscribing: e-mail us.

Features include:

  • 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
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