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NASW Press is a leading scholarly press in the social sciences. It serves faculty, practitioners, agencies, libraries, clinicians, and researchers throughout the United States and abroad. Known for attracting expert authors, the NASW Press delivers professional information to hundreds of thousands of readers through its scholarly journals, books, and reference works.

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Social Work Practice with VeteransExpectation. Optimism. Belief. Promise. When looking for a change or a solution to a problem, we turn to these manifestations of hope, both as individuals and on a societal level. The capacity to hope for change enables social workers to serve people who have experienced torture, trauma, drug addiction, domestic violence, or child abuse. The challenges facing clients are multilayered and complex, and require a sensitive, informed approach. Hope Matters: The Power of Social Work can inspire hope in each one of us, no matter our personal and professional challenges. The editors explore the stories of professional social workers in all fields of practice as they promote the clinical and community uses of hope to inspire their clients and help them solve seemingly intractable problems. The contributors to this collection highlight the role of resilience in making progress toward overcoming obstacles and reaching a positive outcome. Hope Matters is filled with uplifting examples of the power and importance of social work. Hope Matters: The Power of Social Work is a companion to the recently published Social Work Matters: The Power of Linking Policy and Practice, which has demonstrated social work's central role in working toward achieving healthy functioning in society.

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Social Work Practice with VeteransSocial Work Practice with Veterans is a comprehensive, evidence-based social work book that addresses the multiple issues related to working with service members, veterans, and their families. Service members who return from deployment often face a multitude of physical and mental health issues as they reintegrate back into family life. Social workers serving military service members and veterans need to be competent and knowledgeable about the military culture and informed about the best practices. Social Work Practice with Veterans incorporates all of the 10 Council on Social Work Education Core Competencies and is divided into three major sections. The book integrates research, practice experience, case studies, theory, and social work values into a single text that covers the entire cycle of deployment and the complicated adjustments associated with posttraumatic stress disorder, suicide, traumatic brain injury, and substance abuse, with special chapters devoted to military fathers, gays in the military, military children, and more. Social Work Practice with Veterans is an excellent resource for social workers, counselors, and mental health professionals who work with the military community.

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By Grace: The Challenges, Strengths, and Promise of African American MarriagesBy Grace: The Challenges, Strengths, and Promise of African American Marriages examines contemporary and historical issues that have affected black marriages, relationships, and families. The chapters explore major topics as they relate to African American marriages, including economics, caregiving across the lifespan, mental illness, health, gender roles and relationships, and social policy. By Grace highlights the strengths and resilience of African American relationships. The book is written for diverse professional and community audiences. It can be used by couples to explore some of the challenges they experience in their marriages to support healthy relationship building. The book also serves as a resource and provides practical approaches for practitioners.

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Encyclopedia of Social Work onlineNASW Press and Oxford University Press are excited to announce the official release of the Encyclopedia of Social Work online—your digital guide for a lifetime of social service!

NASW Members will receive an exclusive 50% discount on an individual subscription to ESW: NASW Member/Student Annual Discount—$87.50 $175

For further pricing information or questions about subscribing: e-mail us.

Features include:

  • Consistent updating: New and revised reference entries will be added monthly, ensuring that students, scholars, practitioners and more are accessing the most current information on a given topic
  • Over 450 peer-reviewed articles (and growing!), offering overviews on key topics and figures in social work study for easy, instant reference
  • Supplementary multimedia content, such as videos, tips to apply social work theory to practice, and links to relevant social work resources provide context and expand research possibilities
  • A 13-member editorial board, led by Editor in Chief Cynthia Franklin, PhD, committed to the efficient, precise vetting of all entries on a regular basis to confirm the accuracy of data
  • Content of the highest quality scholarship, infused with practical advice for social workers in the field, so users of any level can access the right tools to meet their needs

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2013 Apex Award winnerThe NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families, published by NASW Press has received a 2013 APEX Award of Excellence in the category of Special Purpose Brochures, Manuals & Reports. These standards are a valuable resource to social workers serving this population in any way, including clinical social workers providing mental and behavioral health services, direct practitioners in social service agencies addressing a wide range of challenges, and advocates for this population. They have been created to be inclusive of social work with service members, weterans, and their families in all capacities. They are designed to enhance social workers' awareness of the skills, knowledge, values, methods, and sensitivities needed to work effectively with this population. They may also be used as a resource for other constituents, stakeholders, and client populations.

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