The Society for Spirituality and Social Work (SSSW) published print newsletters and journals, that included invited or refereed articles, with various names from 1990 to 2005 under the editorship of Edward Canda (1990 – 1992), Robin Russel (1994 – 2004), and Ann Weaver Nichols (2005). The articles in this compilation reveal innovation and creativity as expressed through research reports, bibliographic resources, narratives of practice experience, poetry, and accounts of local chapters’ activities, professional networking, national and international conferencing, and advocacy with the Council on Social Work Education and the National Association of Social Workers. This book makes the complete set of these publications available free and open access.
This compendium conveys insights from leaders and innovators in the movement to establish spiritually sensitive social work during an important historical period of its solidification in the United States. During this period, the SSSW helped to bring together scholars and practitioners who shared a commitment to promote respect, knowledge, and skill for addressing the diverse religious and nonreligious spiritual perspectives of clients and their communities. Authors include long-time advocates for addressing religion and spirituality in social work, such as Alan Keith-Lucas (since the 1950s), Donald Krill (since the 1960s), M. Vincentia Joseph (since the 1970s) and Robert Constable, Eleanor Hannon Judah and Max Siporin (since the early 1980s). Authors also include scholars and practitioners who have been active in the movement for spiritually sensitive social work from the 1990s to the present.
This book provides a collection of the publications of the Society for Spirituality and Social Work (SSSW) from 1990 to 2005.