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. 53, No. 4, October

A National Study Predicting Licensed Social Workers' Levels of Political Participation: The Role of Resources, Psychological Engagement, and Recruitment Networks
Social workers have a rich history of working in a political context on behalf of various social causes and client populations. This commitment to political advocacy is documented in the NASW (2000) Code of Ethics and the Council on Social Work Education's...
Assessing the Adaptive Behavior of Youths: Multicultural Responsivity
Allen-Meares and Lane (1983) authored an article in NASW s Social Work journal rifled "Assessing the Adaptive Behavior of Children and Youths," which appraised the status and use of adaptive behavior as a concept and measurement tool that would work...
Client Firearm Assessment and Safety Counseling: The Role of Social Workers
Professional social work cuts across all age groups, mental health issues, and behavioral problems in a variety of roles and settings. In addition, social workers are often considered the frontline practitioners in dealing with mental health issues...
Does the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption Address the Protection of Adoptees' Cultural Identity? and Should It?
On December 12, 2007, the Instrument of U.S. Ratification of the Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption was deposited at The Hague (U.S. Department of State, 2007).This act made the United States a...
Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health Care to Ethnic Minority Communities: Has Its Practice Fallen Short of Its Evidence?
Evidence-based practice (EBP) in the provision of mental health care for adults is a powerful mandate in the United States, where it has dramatically influenced and transformed mental health services in many communities and contributed significantly...
Exploring Cultural Tensions in Cross-Cultural Social Work Practice
Many social work scholars and researchers have reported cultural tensions, which indicates that social workers are neither living in harmony with cultures nor living culturally free (for example, Goldberg, 2000). However, the systematic study of cultural...
Perceptions of Vietnamese Fathers' Acculturation Levels, Parenting Styles, and Mental Health Outcomes in Vietnamese American Adolescent Immigrants
The Asian/Pacific Islander or API group has" been one of the fastest growing minority groups in the United States for the past several decades (Kim, Rendon, & Valadez, 1998; Lee & Zhan, 1998; Takaki, 1989). The Vietnamese population is a part...
Social Work Practice with Pagans, Witches, and Wiccans: Guidelines for Practice with Children and Youths
Social workers have become increasingly aware of the importance of spirituality and religion in clients lives (Canda & Furman, 1999; Walsh, 1999). Most exploration of the role of spirituality in social work has focused on the major American religious...
Thoughts on Social Work Knowledge Development Activities within a Quantitative Framework
As a result of many years of serving as reviewers for numerous journals from multiple professions and disciplines and through our own experience as researchers and authors, we offer the following thoughts on conducting research within a quantitative...
Women and Reproductive Loss: Client-Worker Dialogues Designed to Break the Silence
One in every four currently parenting women in the United States also experienced a pregnancy loss during her lifetime (Price, 2006), on the basis of data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (National Center for Education Statistics...
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