Author Archives: Kim Simpson

The Power of Primary Prevention

Pregnant Woman Declining Glass Of Wine

Alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEPs) are more common than you might think: according to a new study, an estimated 54 percent of children in the United States are exposed to alcohol before they’re born. The high prevalence of AEPs surprised even the study’s authors, who looked for what might be driving the trend. The answer? Unintended pregnancies—from when women drank without knowing ... Read More »

Start the School Year Off Right: NASW Press Tools You Can Use, September 1–30!

NASW Press Back To School Tools You Can Use

Social Work Documentation: A Guide to Strengthening Your Case Recording by Nancy L. Sidell Earn CEUs for reading this title! For more information, visit the Social Work Online CE Institute. The second edition of Social Work Documentation: A Guide to Strengthening Your Case Recording is an update to Nancy L. Sidell’s 2011 book on the importance of developing effective social ... Read More »

Meet the 2021-2022 NASW Foundation Scholars!

Modupe Olayinka Billie Edogun, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The NASW Foundation is proud to announce its 2021-2022 scholars. This exemplary group of master’s degree students is receiving $66,000 in awards from two programs that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and assist NASW student members pursuing a variety of social work specialties: Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship—awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment ... Read More »

August Reads for Rejuvenation and Restoration

NASW Press August Reads for Rejuvenation and Restoration

 Animal-Assisted Crisis Response: Specialized Canine Intervention for Individuals Affected by Disasters and Crises edited by Yvonne M. Eaton-Stull Animal-assisted crisis response (AACR) is a unique and proven intervention following crises and disasters. AACR teams are specially skilled, trained, and evaluated handlers with therapy dogs deployed after myriad incidents, including natural disasters, school or other mass shootings, terrorist attacks, and suicides, ... Read More »

July Reads for Rejuvenation and Restoration

July Reads for Rejuvenation and Restoration

Reenvisioning Therapy with Women of Color: A Black Feminist Healing Perspective by Lani V. Jones This unique and unapologetic book vividly explores the complex mental health experiences of Women of Color and gives therapists and educators a deeper understanding of the complex problems that Women of Color bring into treatment. With the goal of assisting therapists in developing foundational culturally ... Read More »

NASW Press June Reads for Rejuvenation and Restoration

NASW Press June Reads for Rejuvenation and Restoration

Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work: A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions by SaraKay Smullens Are you exhausted, stressed, overwhelmed? Or do you feel that these reactions are very close, waiting in the wings? If so, Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work is the book for you. Burnout, one of the primary reasons why ... Read More »

NASW Press Spring Reads for Renewal and Rebirth

NASW Press Spring Reads for Renewal And Rebirth

Faith-Based and Secular Meditation: Everyday and Posttraumatic Applications by Raymond Monsour Scurfield Drawing on his 40+ years of meditation practice, experience as a Vietnam veteran, and decades of psychotherapy work with his clients, Ray Scurfield demonstrates how to introduce meditation into treatment for clients with posttraumatic stress disorder or everyday stress. His 12-step method includes selecting a meditation technique that ... Read More »

Show Pride in the Profession with a Professional Social Worker Pin from the NASW Foundation!

NASW Professional Social Worker Pins

The NASW Social Work Pin Program enables social workers to show pride and commitment to the profession at the same time they support our National Social Work Public Education Campaign.   The Social Work Pin Program is available to individuals who make a donation to the NASW Foundation, as well as to schools of social work that purchase professional social worker ... Read More »

Celebrate Your Graduate—Save 20% Off Select Books and eBooks!

NASW Press Graduation Sale 2021

 Graduation Sale Highlights Social Work Speaks, 12th Edition is a comprehensive and unabridged collection of policies adopted and revised by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2020. The Delegate Assembly, NASW’s key policymaking body, meets every three years. The policy statements set the parameters for NASW’s positions and actions on a broad range of public policy and professional issues. This edition ... Read More »