Welcome to the Companion Website!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies—including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice—within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.


We gratefully acknowledge Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link for writing an excellent text and for editing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Jude M. Antonyappan of California State University, Sacramento and to Marta Vides Saade of Ramapo College of New Jersey for creating the assets on this site.