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Politics for Social Workers

Book Review—Politics for Social Workers: A Practical Guide to Effecting Change

Politics for Social Workers is a roadmap for systemic change. It is a voice that can help spark discussion in classrooms and in agency staff meetings, as we get ready for the important mid-term elections.

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Book review of Things I Got Wrong So You Don’t Have To: 48 Lessons To Banish Burnout and Avoid Anxiety for Those Who Put Others First, by Pooky Knightsmith, reviewed by Rhonda Peterson Dealey Read more

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Ozark, The Dropout, and Anatomy of a Scandal offer a unified warning of what can and does go wrong in today’s world. Read our analysis in Vital Topics: Social Work & Film. Read more

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Jordan has a mental illness. Continue Breathing follows the character through his struggles as he develops symptoms, first seeks help, becomes stabilized, becomes hospitalized, and falters along the way. Read The New Social Worker’s review. Read more

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We’re all attempting to practice social work in an era of political strife, widespread turmoil, and an unprecedented pandemic. Enter this practical, enlightening book. Read our review of Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work, 2nd Edition. Read more

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The New Social Worker's SaraKay Smullens reviews The Lost Daughter, nominated for three Academy Awards. The Lost Daughter confronts, among other questions: What does the phrase “natural mother” mean? Read more

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The willingness of the authors to be vulnerable and share their journeys is a reminder to all Latinx social workers (and others) that we are not alone, and our stories are always evolving. Read our book review of Latinx in Social Work. Read more

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The New Social Worker’s book review of Home Made. “Who among us doesn’t have a client we still wonder about? It’s a unique sort of grief and worry that Hauck wrestles with throughout the book.” Read more

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In The Other Side of Suffering: Finding a Path to Peace After Tragedy, Katie Cherry examines the suffering and healing experiences of disaster survivors of the 2005 hurricanes, Katrina and Rita. Read Shakima Tozay’s review. Read more

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The empowerment, hope, and resilience that is demonstrated by Crip Camp is essential for social workers to know. Given the chance for self-determination, people will rise to the occasion, but the systems must permit it. Read more

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Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell provides a journalistic exposé of the political, financial, and institutional forces that have created $1.6 trillion in student debt over the last 65 years. Peter Kindle reviews The Debt Trap. Read more

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