Social Work Research

Research journal for social workers.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, September

Constructing Practitioner Research
The authors draw on a case study evaluation of two networked cohorts of practitioner-researchers in a children's services national social work agency in one of the home countries of the United Kingdom. The aim of the present study was to understand...
Exploration of Arrest Activity among Homeless Young Adults in Four U.S. Cities
Research suggests that in comparison with their housed peers, homeless young adults have disproportionately greater involvement in criminal activity, including theft, property offenses, and illicit substance use (Baer, Peterson, & Wells, 2004;...
Material Assistance: Who Is Helped by Nonprofits?
Although a vast amount of literature on the characteristics of public assistance recipients exists, little is known about the characteristics of the clientele of nonprofits that provide material assistance. This study examines the question of who receives...
Reentry into Out-of-Home Care: Implications of Child Welfare Workers' Assessments of Risk and Safety
This longitudinal analysis examined predictors of reentry to foster care among children and youths who entered foster care between 2001 and 2007. Three sources of administrative data (Chapin Hall Center for Children longitudinal files, National Child...
Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship: Implications for Social Work Research
As the number of students and faculty in schools of social work conducting research continues to increase, especially research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), they have also had to pay greater...
Service Utilization for Latino Children in Mixed-Status Families
In the aftermath of 1996 welfare and immigration reforms, service utilization is particularly challenging for mixed-status families in which U.S.-born children live with undocumented parents. This study used both qualitative interview data and quantitative...
Young Men's Aggressive Tactics to Avoid Condom Use: A Test of a Theoretical Model
Although research has demonstrated that men's aggression against women and inconsistent condom use are related phenomena, little is known about what factors increase risk for aggression to avoid condom use. The present article tests a theory-based...