By Alison Laurio Managing student debt; concerns about risk and liability; how to begin a job search; what is a social work license, and why is or isn’t it important?; and landing your dream social work job are topics many social work students and recent graduates are eager to find out more about. Now they can, thanks to a free ... Read More »
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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Helps Social Workers, Others With Student Loan Debt
By Josette Keelor In June, Madeline Howe had $40,000 in student loan debt she was paying on loans for a master’s degree in social work. By the end of July, her balance was zero. Though this may sound akin to winning the lottery, it happened after years of Howe struggling to pay the $84,000 it cost to achieve her graduate ... Read More »
Help Students Thrive, Heal During a Public Health Crisis
By Paul R. Pace Social workers can learn how to incorporate safety and connection when working with children and youth who may be experiencing difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kashera Guy Robinson, LCSW, and Uraina L. Scott, LCSW, school social workers in the Atlanta area, present the NASW Special Practice Sections webinar, How social workers can help students learn ... Read More »
Celebrate Your Graduate—Save 30% Off Select Books!
Buy one, two, or best deal: all three. Valuable tools graduates can use! The Social Work Ethics Casebook: Cases and Commentary, 2nd Edition by Frederic G. Reamer This book’s realistic ethics cases provide a useful tool for discussing ethical dilemmas and ethical decision making. Following each set of cases, Reamer includes commentary highlighting key ethics concepts and references to relevant ... Read More »
NASW participates in federal court amicus brief to support students of color who allege racial discrimination
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on September 10, 2021, along with 32 other civil rights and public interest organizations, participated in the K.R. v. Duluth Edison Charter Schools amicus brief led by National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). The amicus brief supports four elementary and middle school students of color who allege they were subject to racial taunting and ... Read More »
Start the School Year Off Right: NASW Press Tools You Can Use, September 1–30!
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 »
Children’s Experiences with School Lockdown Drills: A Pilot Study
In response to the threat of school shootings, lockdown drills have become commonplace in K–12 schools throughout the United States. Educators, parents, and others continue to debate the potential disruptive and traumatizing impact drills have on children. A small number of quantitative studies have examined the effects of lockdown drills on students’ perceptions of safety, preparedness for crises, and fear ... Read More »
Celebrate Your Graduate—Save 20% Off Select Books and eBooks!
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 »
Guide for the First Year Social Work Student
By Emily Glazer Congratulations! If you are reading this that means you are probably starting your first year of school as a social work student or maybe you’re currently in social work school, looking into possible careers and majors. Now that we are getting towards the end of summer and transitioning into fall, that means some are going back to ... 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 »