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. 57, No. 1, January

Child Protection Decision Making: A Factorial Analysis Using Case Vignettes
The death of a child due to mistreatment and abuse is tragic and evokes both private distress and public outcry. A public inquiry into such a death is a common response, and the inquiry may lead to a major overhaul of the child protection system responsible...
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Culturally Competent Social Work Research: Methodological Considerations for Research with Language Minorities
Due to the growing number of immigrants, foreign-born people in the United States are increasing, and a vast majority (84 percent) of these foreign-born people speak a language other than English (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008). The Census Bureau's 2008...
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Depression and Anxiety among Asian Americans: The Effects of Social Support and Strain
Conventional wisdom indicates that receipt of social support is universally beneficial. Social support from network ties is believed to be a fundamental aspect of psychological well-being and the therapeutic process (Kawachi & Berkman, 2001); however,...
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Evaluation of a Spiritually Focused Intervention with Older Trauma Survivors
Some women experience profound long-term mental and physical health consequences from experiences such as child physical and sexual abuse (Talbot, Duberstein, Cox, Denning, & Conwell, 2004). These symptoms are often exacerbated by repeated victimizations...
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Helping Homeless Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders: The Four Components
Helping vulnerable client populations has long been a major mission of the social work profession (National Association of Social Workers, 2008). Homeless individuals with co-occurring disorders (CODs) of severe mental illness (SMI) and substance use...
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Help-Seeking Behaviors among Chinese Americans with Depressive Symptoms
Depression is a serious mental health issue that occurs in people of all ages, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds; however, not all cultures view depression as a mental illness. Chinese Americans seldom discuss their mental health problems (Hwang...
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Practitioners as Managers: The Need for Theory
Social work practitioners in agencies and large organizations over the past few decades have increasingly functioned in a wide variety of nonadministrative managerial roles, acting as case managers, care managers, team leaders, care coordinators, practitioner...
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Social Work and the Uniform Accident and Sickness Policy Provision Law: A Pilot Project
Twenty-four percent to 31 percent of annual emergency department (ED) visits and 50 percent of severe traumatic injuries seen in hospitals in the United States are related to alcohol intoxication (D'Onofrio & Degutis, 2002; Gentilello et al., 1999)....
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The Limits of Sustainability and Opportunities in the Social Economy
Ten years after 9/11, we as a nation have had to address issues of sustainability that other generations of Americans have not faced in quite the same way. Considerable attention, and understandably so, has focused on the security of our borders and...
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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as Policy and Strategy for Social Work Action in Child Welfare in the United States
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has been the most widely accepted international treaty developed by the United Nations. First proposed in 1978 by Poland (which was very active in establishing UNICEF and developing the...
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