The ninth edition of Social Work Speaks presents, in one comprehensive and unabridged collection, the policy statements adopted by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2011. The Delegate Assembly, NASW's key policymaking body, meets every three years. Social Work Speaks is the result of the Delegate Assembly's systematic approach to policy development and guides NASW's advocacy efforts in social policy.
Social Work Speaks is an unrivaled reference tool that represents the collective thinking of thousands of experienced social work practitioners from all fields of practice.
For social work policymakers, educators, students, and individuals, this user-friendly volume can assist in developing organizational responses to policy issues, conducting policy analysis and study, and working in political action coalitions.
The 2011 Delegate Assembly approved 18 revised policy statements. Arranged for easy reference, Social Work Speaks is organized alphabetically by topic area. Readers will find policy statements covering the full range of contemporary social issues—adolescent and young adult health, crime victim assistance, education of children and youths, electoral policies, hospice care, immigrants and refugees, and others.
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 affecting social changes.
For usefulness, study, and professional value, Social Work Speaks is an unmatched resource that should be on every social worker's bookshelf!