Bibliographic Details

Social work speaks : National Association of Social Workers policy statements, 2018-2020 / Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, President ; Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer.

Corporate author / creator National Association of Social Workers.
Edition 11h edition.
Imprint Washington, D.C : NASW Press, [2018]
Description xv, 396 pages ; 27 cm
Language English
Subject National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of Social Workers.
Social service -- United States.
Social policy.
Social service.
Social Work.
Public Policy.
United States -- Social policy -- 1993-
United States.
United States.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Wehrnann, Kathryn Conley.
McClain, Angelo.
ISBN 9780871015266
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The 11th edition of Social Work Speaks is a comprehensive and unabridged collection of policies adopted and revised by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2017. 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 includes 24 updated policy statements on topics ranging from human trafficking and transgender and gender nonconforming people to immigrants and refugees. Social Work Speaks is a reference tool that represents the collective thinking of thousands of social workers across all fields of practice. This user-friendly resource can assist in developing organizational responses to policy issues, conducting policy analysis, and working in advocacy coalitions. Social Work Speaks is a first-rate introductory social policy text that will spark dynamic and valuable debates on public policy and the role of social work in leading change. Social workers who want to be informed and involved in policy analysis, advocacy for social policies, or the formulation of future policy statements will find the 11th edition of Social Work Speaks a useful resource. -- back cover.
Table of Contents:
  • Public and professional policy statements. Adolescent and young adult health
  • Adolescent pregnancy and parenting
  • Affirmative action
  • Aging and wellness
  • Capital punishment and the death penalty
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Child welfare workforce
  • Civil liberties and social justice
  • Community development
  • Confidentiality and information utilization
  • Crime victim assistance
  • Cultural and linguistic competence in the social work profession
  • Deprofessionalization and reclassification
  • Disasters
  • Early childhood care and services
  • Economic justice
  • Education of children and adolescents
  • Electoral politics
  • Employee assistance
  • End-of-life decision making and care
  • Environment policy
  • Family policy
  • Family violence
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Genetics
  • Health care
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Homelessness
  • Hospice care
  • Housing
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigrants and refugees
  • International policy on human rights
  • Juvenile justice and delinquency prevention
  • Language diversity in the United States
  • Lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues
  • Licensing and regulation of social work practice
  • Long-term services and supports.
  • Mental health
  • Parental kidnapping
  • Peace and social justice
  • People with disabilities
  • Professional impairment
  • Professional self-care and social work
  • Racism
  • Reproductive justice
  • Role of government, social policy, and social work
  • Rural social work
  • School violence
  • Sex trade and social work practice
  • Social services
  • Social work in the criminal justice system
  • Sovereignty, rights, and well-being of indigenous peoples
  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • Technology and social work
  • Transgender and gender identity issues
  • Voter participation
  • Welfare reform
  • Women in the social work profession
  • Women's issues
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Youth suicide
  • NASW Code of Ethics.