Social Work

Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being. Social functioning refers to the way in which people perform their social roles, and the structural institutions that are provided to sustain them. Social work applies social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics, to engage with client systems, conduct assessments, and develop interventions to solve social and personal problems ...more

What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life
It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle
No Happy Endings
Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts
The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People
Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts
No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity
Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice
Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change
Days in the Lives of Social Workers: 58 Professionals Tell Real-Life Stories From Social Work Practice
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
Three Little Words
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
The Gifts of Imperfection
Beginnings, Middles, & Ends by Ogden W. RogersNecessary Lies by Diane ChamberlainFourth of July Creek by Smith HendersonReal World Clinical Social Work by Danna R. Bodenheimer
Books for Social Workers
4 books — 2 voters
The Little Guy (or The Motor Scooter) by Joseph Perry GrassiAchilles in Vietnam by Jonathan ShayRule Number Two by Heidi Squier KraftOn Killing by Dave GrossmanWhat It is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes
Military Psychology Reading List
83 books — 48 voters

Pearl's Marigolds for Grandpa by Jane Breskin ZalbenBadger's Parting Gifts by Susan VarleyBear's Last Journey by Udo WeigeltEverett Anderson's Goodbye by Lucille CliftonRemembering Crystal by Sebastian Loth
Bibliotherapy for Child Trauma
164 books — 5 voters
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. BlowHigh Rise Stories by Audrey PettyThe Divide by Matt TaibbiFire in the Ashes by Jonathan KozolOrphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Brown School
61 books — 7 voters


Abhijit Naskar
The rise of people is rise of the self.
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

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