Author Archives: Kim Simpson

“Let’s Talk”: Social Workers’ Vital Role in Reducing Risky Drinking

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By Takia Richardson, LICSW, LCSW, NASW Senior Practice Associate, Behavioral Health, and Diana Ling, Outreach Program Coordinator, Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin Social workers are needed on the front lines of a growing women’s health issue: risky drinking. Women’s rates of deaths tied to alcohol increased 85 percent ... Read More »

Black Friday Sale—Save 30% on Select NASW Press Books!

NASW Press Black Friday Sale

To order NASW Press Black Friday Sale books, call 1-800-227-3590 or visit the NASW Press website. Your discount will be applied to your order automatically prior to the final credit card charge if you place the order from November 26 through December 3 (sale ends at midnight). For the latest information about all NASW Press titles, including books, eBooks, reference ... Read More »

NASW Iowa Chapter Releases New Assessment of Iowa Labor Force

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The NASW Iowa Chapter (NASW-IA) worked with the NASW Foundation and the University of Iowa School of Social Work, in 2018-2019, to assess the Iowa social work labor force. The initiative was funded by a generous $50,000 grant from the Telligen Community Initiative. “We wanted to gather information in a concise and organized way that would allow us to make the ... Read More »

Visit NASW Press Booth #424 at CSWE Conference October 24–27!

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NASW Press will exhibit at the October 24–27 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) annual conference in Denver—Booth #424. Special offerings for conference participants include 15% off books sold at conference, free shipping, and forms to sign up for exam or desk copy books.  Some of the titles sold at the conference are highlighted below. Elder Suicide: Durkheim’s Vision, by ... Read More »

NASW Press “Back to School” Sale – 20% Off Select Books!

NASW Press Back To School Sale - 20% Off Select Books

NASW Press 20% Off “Back to School” Sale applies to these books (not including eBooks) through September 30th: Ethical Standards in Social Work: A Review of the NASW Code of Ethics, 3rd Edition, by Frederic G. Reamer The Social Work Ethics Casebook: Cases and Commentary (2nd Edition), by Frederic G. Reamer Social Work Speaks:  National Association of Social Workers Policy ... Read More »

September Is FASD Awareness Month

FASD Awareness Month

Serious health effects, a simple prevention message: no alcohol use during pregnancy.  Prenatal alcohol exposure is the most common preventable cause of intellectual and developmental delays and disabilities in the United States. It is estimated that up to one in 20 U.S. school children are living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), a group of lifelong cognitive, behavioral and, in some ... Read More »

NASW Press Summer Reads for Social Workers!

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Early Childhood Education and Care: History, Policy, and Social Work Practice by Joy P. Greenberg and Jessica M. Kahn. Early childhood education and care is an emerging and important domain for the social work profession. Social workers, with their commitment to social justice, are well positioned to address these issues and inequalities. Early Childhood Education and Care highlights the important ... Read More »