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. 3, May

Affordable Housing: A Basic Need and a Social Issue
Pending cuts in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) fiscal year budget combined with deep funding cuts in public assistance will have a profound effect on low-income households, in turn affecting the social work profession....
Afrocentricity: An Emerging Paradigm in Social Work Practice
Although considerable attention in social work practice has been aimed at addressing the concerns of people of color, the general thrust in what is called ethnic-sensitive (or "minority") (Devore & Schlesinger, 1981; Lum, 1992) or cross-cultural...
Empowering Battered Women Transnationally: The Case for Postmodern Interventions
I was beaten very badly many times by my husband. This man, that i walked down the aisle with, where there was supposed to be love, violated me. I married this man, but he beat me and kicked me. He beat me bad enough to cause an abortion. He kicked babies...
Female Gang Members: A Profile of Aggression and Victimization
It was my job to go out and find some girl and make sure she came back to the house with me after school, and it didn't matter how the fuck I got her back there. [I'd] tell her there was a party, tell her there were drugs, tell her there was some boy...
HIV/AIDS and Suicide: Be Open
The article by Mancoske, Wadsworth, Dugas, and Hasney (1995) "Suicide Risk among People Living with AIDS" contains the underlying assumption that suicide is always unacceptable and a "mental health problem." In addition, there is no distinction among...
HIV/AIDS and Suicide: Further Precautions
The news on HIV/AIDS remains grim. Despite vast efforts at research and considerable sums supporting care, a cure remains elusive. Glimmers of hope for more effective treatments and for vaccines help those whose lives are affected move forward to face...
Radicalizing Recovery: Addiction, Spirituality, and Politics
The interdependency of all individuals and organizations makes the elimination of addiction contingent upon basic social change. - Stanton Peele, Love and Addiction In their insightful critiques of therapeutic and spiritual solutions to addiction,...
The Personal Is Ecological: Environmentalism of Social Work
In the age of ecology, the personal is ecological. The violent threat to the Earth requires an emphatic response from social workers. The social work profession's call is to witness this crisis in unique and creative ways that will integrate the Earth...
The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice: Extensions and Cautions
Over the past few years, a strengths-based approach to case management with people with severe mental illness has emerged (Saleebey, 1992; Sullivan & Rapp, 1994; Weick, Rapp, Sullivan, & Kisthardt, 1989). More recently, the profession has developed...
Training and Supporting the Telephone Intake Worker for an AIDS Prevention Counseling Study
The small but growing empirical literature concerning mental health service delivery via telephone suggests that in the future there will be more research using this modality, particularly research that focuses on overcoming barriers to reaching underserved...
When Social Workers and Physicians Collaborate: Positive and Negative Interdisciplinary Experiences
Interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration in health care are assuming greater importance as changes in social and economic conditions, demographics, and diseases converge to focus attention on models of health care delivery. Many major health care...