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NASW Press Graduation Sale: April 5-30, 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 Social Work Speaks, 12th Editionpolicymaking 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 includes updated policy statements on a wide range of topics, including rural social work, voter rights and participation, mental health, hospice care, juvenile justice, foster care and adoption, and the rights of indigenous peoples. Social Work Speaks is a reference tool that represents the collective thinking of thousands of social workers across all fields of practice. This user-friendly resource can assist in developing organizational responses to policy issues, conducting policy analysis, and working in advocacy coalitions.

In Self-Care in Social Work, by Kathleen Cox and Sue Steiner, the reader is taught how to approach individually oriented self-care through the development of self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-efficacy. At the organizational level, readers are guided through a process of learning about areas of match and mismatch between themselves and their agencySelf-Care In Social Work structure and culture. The book is timely in that the economic downturn has put pressure on agencies to do more with less, which ultimately leads to stress.

Social workers encounter a number of unique forms of occupational stress on a daily basis. The more thoroughly they understand the stressors they face, the better-prepared social workers will be to manage them successfully. Self-Care in Social Work is a guide to promote effective self-care tailored to the needs of social workers, including both individual and organizational approaches. On a personal level, it goes beyond the typical prescriptions to exercise, eat well, sleep more, and get a massage or meditate. In fact, the book is based on the premise that self-care should not be an add-on activity only happening in the rare instance there is some free time. Instead, it is conceptualized as a state of mind and considered an integral part of a social worker’s training.

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