The first edition of Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work was a breakout hit, providing a guiding light for those who were struggling. In the second edition, author SaraKay Smullens has updated the text to reflect our evolving understanding of burnout.
Once again, Smullens defines creative strategies for self-care and personal growth. In this edition, impacted by difficult, challenging times, Smullens introduces a fifth dimension, societal burnout, to her examination of personal, professional, relational, and physical burnout. She has also expanded on the attendant syndromes, or “wake-up calls,” that tell us burnout is imminent and shows us how moral distress and injury negatively affect all those who are devoted to a just and ethical society. Earn 5.0 CEUs for reading “Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work”.
The third edition of Ethical Standards in Social Work by Frederic G. Reamer offers the social work profession the only in-depth analysis of the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. The code provides social workers with a comprehensive summary and analysis of ethical standards in the profession and an explicit statement of the profession’s principal mission and core values.
This revised edition includes extensive discussion of new and revised ethics standards, especially pertaining to social workers’ use of digital and other technology to deliver services, communicate with clients, manage and store information, and provide information to the public. The appendix includes challenging ethics cases. This practical guide is designed to help social workers make sound ethical decisions and minimize the risk of professional malpractice and disciplinary action. Earn 13.0 CEUs for reading “Ethical Standards in Social Work”.
The American Academy of Social Work and Welfare’s grand challenge to “create social responses to a changing environment” is a call to action for social workers to advocate for environmental justice. The Global Agenda, developed by the International Federation of Social Workers, the International Association of Schools of Social Work, and the International Council on Social Welfare, calls for multilevel responses to concerns such as forced migration, air pollution, ecoanxiety, and food and water insecurity.
Ecosocial Work: Environmental Practice and Advocacy, edited by Rachel Forbes and Kelly Smith, answers that call with chapters that include theoretical frameworks and innovative tools. In this comprehensive text, the authors take a justice-centered approach as they draw on case examples to elevate multicultural and intergenerational perspectives spanning from local to global contexts. The book encourages readers to consider how simultaneously protecting the planet while meeting the historical aims of the profession advances the values and ethical mandates social workers abide by. Designed to foster critical thinking, the book offers hope and possibility for a just environmental future. Earn 6.5 CEUs for reading “Ecosocial Work”.
Women who lead effectively know the importance of lifting as we climb—of bringing other women along—and that mentoring is a critical component to the leadership development process. To ensure the success of tomorrow’s female pioneers, leadership development must start early and continue throughout their academic, social, and emotional development. We must empower women with skills, strengths, and resources, and we must protect the spaces that allow them to develop and grow their leadership skills.
Mentoring Women for Leadership by Saundra H. Starks, Gayle M. Mallinger, Christa C. Gilliam, Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi, and Cathryne L. Schmitz can serve as a guide for educators, students, practitioners, and administrators to support the growth and development of female leaders. The book includes a historical, global overview of women in social work, political, social justice, and other leadership positions. It provides theoretical frameworks and practical knowledge and skills related to leadership development, including the pipelines and pathways for preparing and supporting women in leadership. Earn 4.0 CEUs for reading “Mentoring Women for Leadership”.
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