In this era of primarily online teaching, the staff at Routledge is working to develop and deliver interactive resources to help you adapt and create engaging and productive experiences for your students. Find out more below, get in touch with any of our editors, or click through the titles section below to discover new releases from Routledge Social Work.

New & Key Titles

Instructors are invited to request inspection copies for their upcoming courses. To do so, click the "Request e-Inspection Copy" link beneath the book you are interested in, and fill in the online form.

New Directions in Social Work Series

Featured Titles

1st Edition
We the People: Social Protests Movements and the Shaping of American Democracy
USD $48.95 $39.16
September 15, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780429431852
150 Pages

1st Edition
Child Welfare: Preparing Social Workers for Practice in the Field
USD $46.95 $37.56
November 24, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138218833
210 Pages

3rd Edition
Progressive Community Organizing: Transformative Practice in a Globalizing World
USD $64.95 $51.96
December 30, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367265946
334 Pages

1st Edition
Handbook on Ageing with Disability
USD $270.00 $216.00
March 11, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138611498
442 Pages

Series Spotlight

New Directions in Social Work

Renowned for its sweeping and compelling overview of foundational courses in the BSW and MSW curriculum, the New Directions in Social Work series welcomed new editions this year of Rosemary Chapin's classic text, Social Policy for Effective Practice, now co-authored with Melinda Lewis, and The Practice of Generalist Social Work, by Marla Berg-Weger, Julie Birkenmaier and new co-author, Deborah Adams. 

Both editions are supported by an extensive collection of faculty-developed resources, designed to offer tools and expert recommendations for enhancing the delivery of your lectures, exams, course activities, and assignments, in multiple learning modes: asynchronous online, hybrid, distanced in-person, and/or the hy-flex options this moment demands of higher educators. For more information about the books in the series, as well as how to access their supporting resources, please visit the series website and look through the current editions in the series drop-down menu above.


Free Chapter Download

As we look ahead to 2021, and the possibility of welcoming a new president to office, it is crucial to reflect on the history and development of our current welfare system, including the factors that gave rise to Donald Trump’s election in 2016 and the far-reaching implications of his administration. This chapter preview from the latest edition of Social Policy for Effective Practice contextualizes this moment in time and considers the future social workers will be practicing within. 

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Supporting the fight against racism and inequality

We have curated some of our relevant books and journals content in this area – much of it free to view or open access – and our editorial teams will continue to collaborate with scholars and experts to organize and publish an expanded reading list on this microsite.

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CSWE APM 2020 Conference Discount

Although we are upset about missing out on a year of in-person meetings at the CSWE APM, we are thrilled the proceedings will take place online this November. We look forward to interacting with attendees and presenters, and we hope you will visit the Routledge website to request an inspection copy of any of our featured titles or take advantage of an exclusive 20% discount on all of our popular titles in Social Work, offered until the end of the year. Just enter "SOC20" at checkout of your next order. 

From the staff at Routledge, thank you for all you do to educate the next generation of social workers. We are grateful for the chance to partner with you and wish you all the best as we navigate this challenging moment together.