Practice and Professional Development

Join NASW’s March for Reproductive Rights on Oct. 2

NASW is an official partner in the Women’s March to Mobilize and Defend our Reproductive Rights, October 2, 2021.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is an official partner in the Women’s March to Mobilize and Defend our Reproductive Rights. There are in-person and virtual events nationwide, including a march in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EST. Details are below. NASW is calling on the nation’s more than 700,000 social workers to join ... Read More »

The Power of Primary Prevention

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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 »

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color: A National Concern

Administering COVID-19 Vaccine

By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Advisor While much of the nation is beginning to return to a degree of normalcy since the start of national COVID vaccine distribution, there are still  nagging and serious barriers to ending the pandemic in the United States. One major barrier is vaccine hesitancy in communities of color – especially among Black and Brown ... Read More »

NASW Recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is proud to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month and seeks to acknowledge the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  Social workers are committed to bringing awareness and combating mental health stigma through support, education, and advocacy. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the overall safety and emotional well-being of individuals and ... Read More »

NASW expert guides social workers on using intuition in their practices

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National Association of Social Workers  member Bette Freedson is a clinical social worker in South Berwick, Maine. She recently authored the book Other Realms, Other Ways: A Clinician’s Guide to the Magick of Intuition.” We talked to Freedson about how social workers can incorporate intuition into their work with clients: Q: You come from a background of psychic reading. What role ... 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 »

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 »