Join us in celebrating World Social Work Day!

We are recognizing the hard work and dedication of social workers by offering a curated collection of titles, chapter downloads, and articles that champion best practices in social work.


Featured Titles

1st Edition
Dissenting Social Work: Critical Theory, Resistance and Pandemic
USD $44.95
March 04, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367903701
288 Pages

1st Edition
Assessing Culturally Informed Parenting in Social Work
USD $160.00
March 08, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367543839
172 Pages

1st Edition
Using Advocacy in Social Work Practice: A Guide for Students and Professionals
USD $44.95
March 08, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367484644
154 Pages

5th Edition
Social Policy for Effective Practice: A Strengths Approach
USD $115.00
April 21, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367357061
592 Pages

1st Edition
We the People: Social Protests Movements and the Shaping of American Democracy
USD $44.95 $40.45
September 15, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780429431852
150 Pages

1st Edition
Child Welfare: Preparing Social Workers for Practice in the Field
USD $42.95
November 24, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138218833
210 Pages

3rd Edition
Progressive Community Organizing: Transformative Practice in a Globalizing World
USD $59.95
December 30, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367265946
334 Pages

1st Edition
Incorporating Diversity and Inclusion into Trauma-Informed Social Work: Transformational Leadership
USD $48.95
December 29, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367247249
186 Pages

1st Edition
Social Change and Social Work: The Changing Societal Conditions of Social Work in Time and Place
USD $48.95
September 30, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367669409
224 Pages

1st Edition
The New Social Work Practice: Exercises and Activities for Training and Developing Social Workers
USD $44.95
December 07, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367147549
280 Pages

Additional Titles

A selection from the Routledge Advances in Social Work Series

1st Edition
Social Work, Young Migrants and the Act of Listening: Becoming an Unaccompanied Child
USD $160.00
February 23, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367543419
188 Pages

1st Edition
Responsibilisation at the Margins of Welfare Services
USD $52.95
March 31, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138360976
236 Pages

1st Edition
Women, Vulnerabilities and Welfare Service Systems
USD $170.00
October 09, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367228026
186 Pages

1st Edition
Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations in Social Work Field Education
USD $170.00
November 13, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138320017
226 Pages

1st Edition
Rights-Based Community Practice and Academic Activism in a Turbulent World: Putting Theory into Practice in Israel, Palestine and Jordan
USD $180.00
December 21, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367254643
376 Pages

1st Edition
Post-Anthropocentric Social Work: Critical Posthuman and New Materialist Perspectives
USD $170.00
December 22, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367349653
254 Pages

Free Chapter | Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation Free Chapter | Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation

The message and theme behind this year’s World Social Work Day is a call for solidarity at all levels, within communities and societies, and globally. It is both a reminder and an acknowledgment that all people are interconnected and involved in our hopes for a sustainable and socially-just future.

This chapter preview from Marla Berg Weger’s introductory textbook, Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation , welcomes students on a journey into the profession where they hear from several different voices from the field. As this chapter proves, the social work degree equips future social workers with a set of knowledge, skills, values, and competencies that enable them to practice at multiple levels with diverse populations in any number of settings.

Download Free Chapter



 Community, Work & FamilyCommunity, Work & Family

Strategies for work–family balance in a South African context by Marlize Bisschoff, Vicki Koen & Elma H. Ryke: Read Here

Experiences of vulnerability due to loss of support by aged parents of emigrated children: a hermeneutic literature review by Irene C. Venter & Neltjie C. van Wyk: Read Here



Journal of Multicultural Social WorkJournal of Multicultural Social Work

Multicultural Social Work Practice: Alternative Options for Social Work Practice in South Africa by Mandla Tshabalala, PhD: Read Here

What is African-centered youth development? A content analysis of Bantu perspectives by Husain Lateef: Read Here

From Cultural Competence to Cultural Consciousness: Transitioning to a Critical Approach to Working Across Differences in Social Work by Corry Azzopardi & Ted McNeill: Read Here


Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and PsychotherapyAsia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Human science and indigenous psychology: a reflection on diagnosis and psychological assessment by James L.-H. Yu: Read Here

Gender, role in domestic violence as victim or perpetrator and coping strategies in Uganda: implications for gender-inclusive counsellors by Wilber Karugahe & Jessica Lambert: Read Here



China Journal of Social WorkChina Journal of Social Work

Green social work and its implications for social development in China by Lena Dominelli & Hok-bun Ku: Read Here

Multicultural social work practice and South Asian migrants in Hong Kong by Kim Kwok, Kim-ming Lee & Kam-yee Law: Read Here

Ageing communities as co-designers of social innovation by Shaohua Pan & Melanie Sarantou: Read Here



Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and DevelopmentAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development

Family structure, the quality of family ties, and the positive development of adolescents: the family social capital of grandparents in low-income Singaporean families by Jin Yao Kwan: Read Here

Village community empowerment through village owned enterprise based on social capital in North Sumatera by Badaruddin Badaruddin, Kariono Kariono, Ermansyah Ermansyah & Lina Sudarwati: Read Here



Journal of Family Social WorkJournal of Family Social Work

Integrating evidence-based practices into early childhood mental health clinics: A dynamic approach to strengthening the resilience of children birth to five and families by Fatima Zahra Kadik, Jaimie Shaff, Janice Okeke & Shirley Berger: Read Here




Journal of Social Service ResearchJournal of Social Service Research

Determining Dimensions of Poverty Applicable in China: A Qualitative Study in Guizhou by Lichao Yang, Chulin Jiang ,Xiaodong Ren, Robert Walker, Jian Xie & Yandong Zhao: Read Here



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.