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. 38, No. 6, November

Discharge Planning Revisited: What Do Social Workers Actually Do in Discharge Planning?
Discharge planning in hospitals is still performed primarily by social workers despite the growing tendency of others to assume this responsibility (Iglehart, 1990). Cost-containment measures such as the Medicare prospective payment system enacted in...
Empowerment and Self-Help Agency Practice for People with Mental Disabilities
Self-help is an attempt by people with a mutual problem to take control over the circumstances of their lives. Founded on the principle that people who share a disability have something to offer each other that professionals cannot provide, self-help...
Families with Children with Emotional Disorders: A Review of the Literature
Thinking of some children as emotionally disordered or disturbed is a recent phenomenon. Before the 1920s when children's behavioral and emotional problems first received attention with the establishment of child guidance clinics, needy children in the...
Frames of Reference: The Effects of Ethnocentric Map Projections on Professional Practice
Social workers need to avoid overt or unconscious ethnocentric attitudes and practices in today's world. Because they work with people from so many groups, social workers often are challenged to understand people with unfamiliar customs and behaviors,...
Managing Manipulative Behavior in the Helping Relationship
Theorists and researchers agree that a positive relationship between helping professional and client is critical to effectiveness. The literature is replete with publications devoted to factors that foster effective helping relationships, as well as...
Remote Practice and Culture Shock: Social Workers Moving to Isolated Northern Regions
The social work profession has been satisfied for a long time with a relatively simplistic distraction between practice in urban and rural areas. Within the developing rural social work specialty, there is recent evidence of a challenge to expand the...
Research Strategies for Consumer Empowerment of People with Severe Mental Illness
As if responding to Wintersteen's (1986) call to accept a leadership role, social work is increasingly becoming the dominant profession in the community care and rehabilitation of people with severe mental illness. There are more social workers employed...
Social Work Values and Pacifism: Opposition to War as a Professional Responsibility
In the fall and winter of 1990-1991, as large numbers of U.S. soldiers were deployed to the Persian Gulf and reports of hostilities filled the media, the reality of war and its impact on the human condition became a salient concern to Americans. For...
Social Work with Gay and Lesbian Adolescents
Whether or not they are aware of it, social workers who work with adolescent populations work with gay and lesbian youths. Fear of rejection and nonacceptance drives many lesbian and gay adolescents to hide their sexual orientation. In addition, workers...
Understanding Death and Grief for Children Three and Younger
How much do toddlers understand when someone they know dies? Do infants grieve? Can toddlers be protected from grief when the death is in their extended family? Most people, parents included, have trouble resolving their own grief and perhaps cannot...
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