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. 47, No. 2, April

Do Public Neighborhood Centers Have the Capacity to Be Instruments of Change in Human Services?
In recent years public officials have shown renewed interest in neighborhood centers as vehicles of innovation in social planning and locality development. Part of the attraction comes from the need to replace fragmented, centralized systems with...
Ensuring the Stability of Welfare-to-Work Exits: The Importance of Recipient Knowledge about Work Incentives
Research on designing incentives to make low-wage work a more viable alternative to public assistance has played an important role in the development of state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs (Bane & Ellwood, 1994; Edin...
Iowa Case Management: Innovative Social Casework
The burgeoning interest in managed care financing structures in human services has resulted in an explosive growth in case management as a strategy for effective outcomes. Not only an issue in the United States, case management has become a global...
Issues in Implementing TANF in New York: The Perspective of Frontline Workers
With the passage of the new welfare law, the Personal Responsibility and Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193), Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) was abolished and replaced by Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF),...
Native Hawailan Traditional Healing: Culturally Based Interventions for Social Work Practice
Cultural competence is an emerging focus of social work practice that is encouraged by both major social work professional organizations, NASW and the Council on Social Work Education, and reflects the reality of America's multicultural society....
Older Americans and AIDS: Some Guidelines for Prevention
It has become increasingly apparent that social workers who provide services to elderly people (defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] as 50 years or older) must pay greater attention to HIV/AIDS prevention with this population....
Reducing Depression in Pregnancy: Designing Multimodal Interventions
Epidemiological and clinical evidence indicates that women have one-year prevalence rates of major depression estimated at 10 percent compared with 4 percent among men, and a lifetime risk of major depression of 20 percent to 25 percent in contrast...
Showing Results in Community Organization
Nearly 70 years ago, Dr. Richard Cabot, in his presidential address to the National Conference of Social Work, made an impassioned appeal to social workers to evaluate their work: I appeal to you. ... Measure, evaluate, estimate, appraise your...
Telehealth: Implications for Social Work Practice
The first reference in medical literature to "telemedicine" described the 1948 transmission of radiological images by telephone (Field, 1996). The first use with social work implications was interactive video therapy, performed at the University...
Using Knowledge about Knowledge Utilization. (Editorial)
Social work practitioners have many resources for building practice knowledge. In this period of explosive growth in information and technology, the journal Social Work presents only one of a multitude of information resources available to practicing...