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Although the problem of workplace bullying is not new, the incidence, prevalence, and severity have worsened in the United States. In Workplace Bullying: Clinical and Organizational Perspectives, Judith Geneva Balcerzak provides an understanding of workplace bullying from a theoretical, clinical, organizational, and public policy perspective. This book is unique in that it approaches the subject of workplace bullying from multiple disciplines. This timely resource will serve as a practice guide for social workers, clinicians, practitioners, consultants, and policy advocates addressing the concerns of workplace bullying. It offers strategies for bullying prevention and intervention, treatment, remediation, and advocacy for those who are or have been bullied in the workplace.


Social Work Practice in Child Welfare: The Interactional Model integrates and illustrates practice theory and practice skills. It demonstrates how evidence-based practices can be integrated into a practice framework, consistent with a social worker’s professional role, while avoiding overly prescriptive practices. The general practice model is presented, illustrated, and then applied to the different areas of social work in child welfare including protection, family support, foster care, adoption, and residential care.


The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) celebrates 55 years of the NASW Code of Ethics with a commemorative edition. The first NASW Code of Ethics was adopted by the NASW Delegate Assembly on October 13, 1960. Over the last 55 years, the Code of Ethics has evolved with social, professional, and other societal developments to remain relevant and to address the needs of social workers and the protection of clients, regardless of practice setting. Today, the NASW Code of Ethics continues to be the standard bearer in defining and advancing professional social work values and principles.


For the past 20 years, there has been increased attention to the circumstances under which young adults leave the foster care system when they achieve age-defined adulthood. In the United States, this is referred to as “aging out” of foster care. Typically, these young people did not benefit from a reunification with their family or a permanent family situation with kin or through adoption. Macro Perspectives on Youths Aging Out of Foster Care offers an extensive look at the issue through a “macro orientation.” Attempting to balance the primary focus on micro-systems, and consistent with a social work perspective, this book aims to provide a greater emphasis on the larger macro systems of society, policy, organization, and community. Macro Perspectives on Youths Aging Out of Foster Care draws on research, theory, and practice to address these issues. The book is a useful resource for practitioners in child welfare and youth services, researchers, and policy makers.


Fan of 7 posters illustrating NASW historyIn celebration of the 60th Anniversary, NASW created a series of historical posters highlighting some of the organization's monumental moments. Six of the seven posters were created in 2005 for the 50th anniversary. The newly-added seventh poster focuses on the advancements and achievements made over the past 10 years. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the NASW Foundation's LEGACY Project to assist in their effort to support, promote, and preserve NASW and social work history.


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

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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