Grand Challenges for Society

Grand Challenges for Society

Evidence-Based Social Work Practice

By: Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, James Herbert Williams, Martell L. Teasley, Stephen H. Gorin (Eds.)

Publication date: 2018
ISBN: 978-0-87101-537-2
Categories: Practice

The compendium of articles presented in this book highlights scholarship that provides a research base to address health disparities, social isolation, and financial capability, among others. Edited by the recent editors in chief of four NASW Press journals, Social Work, Health & Social WorkChildren & Schools, and Social Work Research, this book is intended to be a primary resource for social work researchers, practitioners, policymakers, faculty, and students. Grand Challenges for Society not only provides the most up-to-date research, but also alerts the field to gaps in the literature that still need to be explored to achieve the aims of the Grand Challenges for Social Work.

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Social workers face complex societal issues that often seem insurmountable. Pulled in many directions, sustainable progress can seem impossible. To help focus on what matters most, the American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare has recently set out 12 grand challenges for social work and society, in three broad categories of individual and family well-being, social fabric, and social justice.

Social workers must strive toward social progress in these categories by relying on evidence-based methods, and the compendium of articles presented in this book highlights scholarship that provides a research base to address health disparities, social isolation, and financial capability, among others. Edited by the recent editors in chief of four NASW Press journals, Social Work, Health & Social WorkChildren & Schools, and Social Work Research, this book is intended to be a primary resource for social work researchers, practitioners, policymakers, faculty, and students. Grand Challenges for Society not only provides the most up-to-date research, but also alerts the field to gaps in the literature that still need to be explored to achieve the aims of the Grand Challenges for Social Work.

“The editors of this book have carefully identified a collection of important articles within their respective journals that speak to social work practice methods for addressing many contemporary and future social welfare issues. It is sure to generate thought-provoking approaches to social welfare issues and new lines of inquiry.” —Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW Chief Executive Officer National Association of Social Workers Washington, DC

Pages: 568
Language: English
Publisher: NASW Press
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Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, James Herbert Williams, Martell L. Teasley, Stephen H. Gorin (Eds.)