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Social Work, established in 1956, is the official professional journal of NASW and is provided to all NASW members as a membership benefit. It is also available to individuals, institutions, and libraries by subscription.
Social Work is dedicated to improving practice and advancing knowledge in social work and social welfare. Its articles yield new insights into established practices, evaluate new techniques and research, examine current social problems, and bring critical analysis to bear on problems in the profession. Social Work's scope of coverage makes it essential reading for the entire social work profession. Practice topics include HIV/AIDS, health care, aging, substance abuse, cultural competence, and more. Major emphasis is placed on social policy and the solutions to human problems. Professional issues – such as pay equity, ethics, privatization, supervision, and malpractice claims – also are addressed. Special Features
Editor-in-Chief: Elizabeth Pomeroy, PhD, LCSW, University of Texas at Austin Social Work is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October. The annual subject-author index appears in the October issue.
- Editorials by Social Work editor-in-chief.
- Commentary – critical observations on current professional issues, social problems, or policy matters.
- Points & Viewpoints – reader responses to specific Social Work articles that challenge the premises, results, or intellectual positions in those articles.
- Practice Updates – perspectives, innovations, reports, and updates that offer information or methods that expand on existing practice.
- Letters to the Editor – brief comments that extend dialogue on issues covered in the journal or other points of interest to the profession.