Social Work

Social Work is a journal for social workers. It was founded in 1956 and is published quarterly by the National Association of Social Workers.Subjects include sociology.The editor in chief is Jorge Delva.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 2, March

African Immigrants in the United States: The Challenge for Research and Practice
Although considerable resources have been devoted to the study of immigrants, historically there has been a lack of attention to African immigrant groups in the United States. Previous research has examined the adjustment of refugees or immigrants in...
Culturally Sensitive Supervision of Arab Social Work Students in Western Universities
Despite increasing recognition of the social work profession in many Arab societies over the past three decades, training of social workers in Arab universities is still based largely on knowledge and values developed in Western, Euro-American, and postindustrial...
Help-Seeking among Asian and Pacific Americans: A Multiperspective Analysis
Asian American and Pacific Islander is an umbrella term that subsumes a number of unique cultural groups into one category. Included in the Asian American population are Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Vietnamese, and other groups from Asian and...
Negative Outcomes of Interethnic Adoption of Mexican American Children
Placing children of color with white parents and the resulting concern over loss of cultural heritage and racial identity remain at the forefront of the debate over interracial adoption. Empirical studies of the outcomes of interracial adoption continue...
Puerto Rican Sons as Primary Caregivers of Elderly Patients
Elders' long-term care needs are the subject of considerable attention in the United States, with controlling government spending on this population at the forefront of the debate. Numerous studies attest to the importance of family in providing care...
Questions of Racial Diversity and Mentorship: An Empirical Exploration
Despite social work's commitment to promoting equity within the profession and diversity that better represents the pluralistic population that receives social work services (Berger, 1990; Gibelman & Schervish, 1993), the body of knowledge in the...
Reply to "Withstanding 'Friendly Fire': A Frontline Reply to O'Hare." (Comment on Response by Michael Clark in This Issue, P. 201)
I congratulate Clark for his spirited reply to my article Court-Ordered versus Voluntary Clients: Problem Differences and Readiness for Change" (July 1996, pp. 417-422). However, I wish he had focused more on the merits and shortcomings of the research...
Social Work Professional Standards: An Exploratory Study
Professional standards of care establish the accepted or normative behavioral conduct of social workers in practice (NASW, 1993; National Association of Black Social Workers, 1980). According to Reamer (1995), "professionals are required to perform in...
Withstanding "Friendly Fire": A Frontline Reply to O'Hare
I feel the need to respond to Thomas O'Hare's article, Court-Ordered versus Voluntary Clients: Problem Differences and Readiness for Change" (July 1996, pp. 417-422). It is not his research that prompts my reply but the misleading statements about court-mandated...