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. 4, July

A Charity/justice Partnership for U.S. Food Security
The first time I can remember thinking about hunger was in Sunday school in the First Methodist Church in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. I was eight or nine years old. I was asked to bring a can of food to church the next week for the orphans in the Methodist...
A Community-Based Approach to HIV Case Management: Systematizing the Unmanageable
As the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic moves into its second decade, community-based organizations (CBOs) are assuming an increasingly important role in the coordination of services required by patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome...
AIDS and Social Work: The Ethics and Civil Liberties Agenda
By now, the daunting data associated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are familiar to all social workers. The exponential growth in the number of the disease's victims during the past decade and the grim morbidity experienced by AIDS patients...
Communicating with the Public
The op-ed (short for "opposite editorial," the traditional location of such articles in newspapers) is a much-neglected vehicle for social workers to communicate with the public. (As used here, the op-ed is not to be confused with the letter to the editor....
Confronting the Reality of Collaborative Practice Research: Issues of Practice, Design, Measurement, and Team Development
The social work literature encourages practitioners and researchers to form partnerships to conduct practice research, but service providers and empirical researchers rarely join in such efforts (Dies, 1983; Fanshel, 1980; Kirk, Osmalov, & Fischer,...
Differences among Adolescent, Young Adult, and Adult Callers of Suicide Help Lines
Whether suicide is considered from the perspective of a social issue, clinical problem, or moral dilemma, the more than 30,000 suicides per year in the United States (U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, 1979) and the estimated 200,000 to 1,000,000...
Enabling Public Child Welfare Agencies to Promote Family Preservation
In criticizing my proposals to restructure the public child welfare system (Pelton, 1991), Barth (1993) likened the care and discipline of children by parents to the helping and policing of families and parents by the state. He did so while disputing...
Influence of Education on Self-Perceived Attitudes about HIV/AIDS among Human Services Providers
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection presents serious health and social concerns. Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop stated that "the purely scientific issues pale in comparison to the highly sensitive issues of law, ethics, economics, morality...
Judgments of Personal Responsibility for HIV Infection: An Attributional Analysis
Now in the second decade of the epidemic, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) continue to elicit judgments of personal responsibility and blame to an extent unseen in other illnesses. These judgments...
Parental Employment and Child Care Trends: Some Critical Issues and Suggested Policies
The growing trend for employment of both mothers and fathers outside the home has been accelerated by the welfare-to-work requirements of the Family Support Act of 1988. This article reviews pertinent research concerning the effects of parental employment...
Problems in Financing the Care of AIDS Patients
As the number of people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) increases, executives of health insurance companies, policymakers in Washington, DC, and the general public are recognizing that there is a crisis in the financing of health care...
Reconstruing Codependency Using Self-in-Relation Theory: A Feminist Perspective
Judging from advertisements for professional books, continuing education workshops, and speakers, social workers appear to believe that codependency is a problem about which they should be knowledgeable. This article traces the evolution of the codependency...
Support Systems and Stress Reduction among Workers Caring for Dependent Parents
This study investigated the impact of three types of support--from family and friends, the workplace, and community services agencies--on the perceived stress and health outcomes of 133 employed caregivers of defendent parents. The stressor-support-stress-reaction...
Testing the Sexually Abused Child for the HIV Antibody: Issues for the Social Worker
There is increased concern about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection occurring as a result of pediatric sexual abuse (PSA) noted in the public health literature (Gellert & Durfee, 1989; Gellert, Durfee, & Berkowitz, 1990). The prevalence...
The Myth of Black Violence
There is a widespread belief that black people, and particularly young black inner-city males, are far more prone to violence than white people. Substance abuse, the epidemic of teenage pregnancy, and the prevalence of households headed by women are...
The Organization as Client: Broadening the Concept of Employee Assistance Programs
Although most employee assistance programs (EAPs) focus on the problems of individuals, many are broadening their function to address the rapidly changing human and social issues of the environments in which they operate. Refocusing practice to include...
The Professional Is Political
I understood from the teachers in those segregated schools that the work of any teacher committed to the full self realization of students was necessarily and fundamentally radical, that ideas were not neutral, that to teach in a way that liberates,...
Using Computers to Teach Practice Skills
Over the past decade, the use of computer technology has grown in both social work practice and social work education. Symposia (Geiss & Viswanathan, 1986), conferences (LaMendola, Glastonbury, & Toole, 1989), texts (Caputo, 1988; Schoech, 1982),...
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