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COVID-19 and First Responder Social Workers: An Unexpected Mental Health Storm

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COVID-19 has disproportionally affected people living in poverty; new immigrants; and those living in healthcare settings (hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes), shelters, detention centers, and prisons. The pandemic has also significantly impacted social workers who face hidden mental health consequences. The resultant feelings and behaviors are similar to disaster-induced trauma, including excessive rumination, hypervigilance, exhaustion, and excessive crying as a ... Read More »

“Es Como Que no los Conociera”: Reunification of Unaccompanied Migrant Youth with Their U.S. Families

Family reunification following migration-related separations is often challenging for immigrant youth as they adjust to their new environment and reacquaint with their caregiver. Scant research has explored the experiences of family reunification specifically for unaccompanied immigrant youth. A recent issue of the journal Social Work Research, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press, showcases a study of family reunification experiences. ... Read More »

From the Journals: Self-Care Insights from COVID-19

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[Note: Below is an excerpt from an article in the most recent issue of the journal Health & Social Work, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press. The article was written by Christine M. Rine, PhD, associate professor, Department of Social Work, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. This article is free to be read on the Oxford University Press website.] *** ... Read More »

Constructions of Race and Equity in a Suburban School: Teachers, School Social Workers, and Other School Staff as Nepantleras and Border Crossers

Suburban schools, particularly those with majority white histories experiencing demographic shifts, are increasingly in need of addressing issues of racial equity. An article in a recent issue of the journal Children & Schools, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press, reveals findings in a study on these issues. This qualitative study, using the extended case method, examined one suburban school ... Read More »

Evaluation of an Urban School-Based Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Professional Development and Consultation Model

Social, emotional, and behavioral health challenges pose significant barriers to students’ academic success, yet teachers report that they do not feel equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to address these challenges in their classrooms. An article in a recent issue of the journal Children & Schools, published by NASW and Oxford University Press, discusses techniques designed to address these ... Read More »

“Me Perdía en la Escuela”: Latino Newcomer Youths in the U.S. School System

Unaccompanied minors, or “newcomer youths,” come to the United States from Mexico and Central America to escape violence and persecution, and to seek financial and academic opportunities. Many newcomer youths arrive with gaps in their formal education attributed to the immigration process and the heterogeneity of their pre-U.S. lives. Once they are enrolled in the U.S. school system, many educators ... Read More »

New Titles From NASW Press on Aging, Child Welfare, Foster Care, and Bullying Prevention

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PRACTICE. PROCESS. PROGRESS. POLICY. PREVENTION. PERSPECTIVE.  Your Search for All Things Social Work Starts with NASW Press: Our Latest Book and eBook Titles Foundations of Social Work Practice in the Field of Aging: A Competency-Based Approach, 2nd edition, written by Colleen M. Galambos, Roberta R. Greene, Nancy P. Kropf, and Harriet L. Cohen, relies on the latest Council on Social Work Education core ... Read More »

Visit NASW Press for the Very Latest on All Things Social Work – A Snapshot of the Latest Titles

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PRACTICE. PROCESS. PROGRESS. POLICY. PREVENTION. PERSPECTIVE.  Your Search for All Things Social Work Starts with NASW Press Our Latest Book and eBook Titles In Engaging Human Services with Evidence-Informed Practice, Debbie Plath outlines five phases of an organizational approach to implementing Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP). She guides readers through the development of practice questions; the gathering, critical appraisal, and integration of evidence; and client ... Read More »

Formal and informal neighborhood social organization: Which promotes better resident health?

Residential neighborhoods have an effect on residents’ health, according to increasing research in health and social sciences. Neighborhood structural characteristics are consistently associated with individual health outcomes. For example, living in disadvantaged neighborhoods is associated with poorer health and an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as hypertension. Similarly, neighborhood racial segregation is associated with poorer health for black ... Read More »

Social Work Researchers Have a Responsibility to Educate the Public

A recent editorial in Social Work Research urges social work researchers to more actively aid resistance to media bias and polemical attacks. Matthew O. Howard cites recent public attacks by Glen Beck on Francis Fox Piven, and the subsequent threats on her life by some of Beck’s listeners. Piven herself analyzed the social situation that gives rise to such irrational ... Read More »