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. 55, No. 1, January

Academic Marginalization? the Journalistic Response to Social Work Research on Native Hawaiian Youths
Mokuau, Garlock-Tuiali'i, and Lee (2008) recently conducted a review of studies that focused on Native Hawaiians and/or other Pacific Islanders (NHOPIs) and found a total of 32 articles in 23 social work journals published from 1995 to 2004 on these...
Developing Effective Social Work University-Community Research Collaborations
From the earliest medieval "town versus gown" disputes (Bender, 1988) to the recent "covenant for university engagement with communities (Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities [hereafter, Kellog Commission], 2000), the...
Does American Social Work Have a Progressive Tradition?
The field of social work has long been identified with a focus on poverty, the welfare of children and families, unemployment, discrimination, and social justice. These areas are also among the constant concerns of progressivism, a political movement...
Ethical Challenges of Military Social Workers Serving in a Combat Zone
Military social workers constitute a remarkable subgroup of the social work profession, one that routinely experiences unique professional and ethical challenges. Among the most obvious of these is practicing social work in a combat environment. Faced...
Global Justice in the Time of Obama: A Call to Organize
Like many social workers, community professionals, and social activists, I was thrilled and humbled by the history that was made when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, the first ever African American to be bestowed with that...
Learning from a Community Action Plan to Promote Safe Sexual Practices
When community leaders become concerned about a health problem, opportunities for community-based participatory action abound. Upon recognizing the exceptionally high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, as well as teenage...
Listening to the Voices of Children in Foster Care: Youths Speak out about Child Welfare Workforce Turnover and Selection
Child welfare workforce turnover rates are estimated to be between 23 percent and 60 percent annually across private and public child welfare agencies (Cyphers, 2001; Drake & Yadama, 1996; Jayaratne & Chess, 1984; Jayaratne, Himle, & Chess,...
Social Work Practitioners and the Human-Companion Animal Bond: A National Study
A growing body of research supports the powerful relationships between humans and companion and other animals: both positive and negative. Companion animals may assist children and adults in feeling a sense of security and unconditional love (Risley-Curtiss,...
Sub-Saharan African Women Living with HIV/AIDS: An Exploration of General and Spiritual Coping Strategies
In its policy statement on HIV and AIDS, NASW (2003) underscored the catastrophic nature of the HIV/AIDS crisis in many parts of the world. Since the publication of this statement, little improvement has occurred in the global picture. According to...
The Beginning of a New Decade: Social Work 2010
It is the beginning of a new year. As a profession, social work is facing many challenging issues. Although the myriad of concerns confronting us in 2010 are not new, the goal of finding solutions may be more attainable than in previous years. During...
The Common Factors Model: Implications for Transtheoretical Clinical Social Work Practice
The contemporary direct practice social worker, working in a time of both theoretical and institutional flux, faces great challenges in integrating a growing and more complex practice knowledge base in his or her work. Social workers in clinical or...
"We Are Not Criminals": Social Work Advocacy and Unauthorized Migrants
An estimated 9.3 million unauthorized migrants now work in the United States (Passel, Capps, & Fix, 2004), taking unskilled jobs at low wages and prompting some lawmakers to call for tougher law enforcement or for measures to restrict access to...
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