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. 41, No. 6, November

Coming-Out Issues for Adult Lesbians: A Group Intervention
Coming out can be defined as acknowledging one's sexual orientation to self and others. Such disclosure is an ongoing, lifelong process rather than a one-time event. New personal, social, and professional situations require gay men and lesbians to make...
Depression among Elderly Chinese Immigrants: An Exploratory Study
Between 1980 and 1990, the Asian American population in the United States increased by 107.8 percent (from 3,500,439 to 7,273,662), compared with 6 percent for whites, 13 percent for blacks, and 53 percent for Hispanics (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1991)....
Effects of Culturally Sophisticated Agencies on Latino Social Workers
The U.S. Latino population - individuals who trace their ancestry to Latin America - has grown rapidly in the past 20 years. Since 1980 the nation's Latino population has increased by 53 percent, compared to a growth rate of 9 percent for the rest of...
Families of Adults with Mental Retardation: Stress Levels and Need for Services
Of the estimated 2 million people with developmental disabilities living in the United States, only 15.6 percent live in institutional settings (LaPlante, 1988). Of those living in non-institutional settings, the majority live with their families. Consequently,...
Interorganizational Community-Based Collaboratives: A Strategic Response to Shape the Social Work Agenda
In 1992, the Assembly Democratic Economic Prosperity Team, a group of California legislators and business leaders, issued a report proposing ways to manage the state's economic dilemmas. The report stated that "traditional ways no longer suffice in today's...
Redesigning Social Work in Inclusive Schools
The inclusive education movement is based on the philosophy that children with disabilities benefit when they are educated in age-appropriate general classroom settings. In recent years, many schools have experimented with having a few "included" students...
Social Work and Health Care Practice and Policy: A Psychosocial Research Agenda
It has been almost 15 years since social work researcher Rosalie Kane (1982) accurately predicted many of the changes occurring in health care today. Observing that social work had no monopoly on concern for the whole person and for the psychosocial...
The Impact of Federal Policy Changes on Children: Research Needs for the Future
Through a convergence of factors - a president who vowed in his 1992 campaign to "end welfare as we know it," a majority Republican Congress who pledged to reform welfare in its policy manifesto Contract with America (Gingrich, Armey, & the House...
Toward a Values-Based Approach to Multicultural Social Work Research
An approach to multicultural social work research that is values based and process oriented is being developed by the authors and other faculty and doctoral students affiliated with the Multicultural Research Group at the University of Washington School...