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. 52, No. 4, October

Child Welfare Informatics: A New Definition for an Established Practice
Child welfare, one of the most important arenas of social work, has benefited from advances in information technology in the past two decades (Weaver, Moses, Furman, & Lindsey, 2003). This whole discipline of social work can be captured best through...
Effectiveness of Advanced Illness Care Teams for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
This study evaluated the effectiveness of advanced illness care teams (AICTs) for nursing home residents with advanced dementia. The AICTs used a holistic approach that focused on four domains: (1) medical, (2) meaningful activities, (3) psychological,...
Engaging Women Who Are Depressed and Economically Disadvantaged in Mental Health Treatment
Converging evidence suggests that women disadvantaged by poverty or racial and ethnic minority status are more likely to experience depression than the rest of the U.S. population (Bruce, Takeuchi, & Leaf, 1991; Kessler, 2003; Kessler & Neighbors,...
Learning to Hear Each Others' Voice: A Response to Melendez and LaSala
It is a pleasure to respond to Melendez and LaSala's (2006) critique of my article "Epistemological Frameworks, Homosexuality, and Religion: How People of Faith Understand the Intersection between Homosexuality and Religion" (Hodge, 2005a). Over the...
Living in the Trenches: Managerial Skills for Practitioners
These reflections are a response to a 2005 Social Work article by Mimi Abramovitz that examines the impact of welfare reform on the working lives of frontline workers in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and describes the difficult...
Poverty, Race, and the Contexts of Achievement: Examining Educational Experiences of Children in the U.S. South
Race and socioeconomic status gaps in children's academic achievement are a troubling social justice issue, both because of the serious long-term social and economic consequences, and because despite decades of research and efforts at reform, these...
Revisiting the Benefits Debate: Does Qualitative Social Work Research Produce Salubrious Effects?
A heated debate ensued on the pages of this journal regarding the "fit" of qualitative research and social work practice in response to Gilgun's (1994) famous "hand-in-glove" analogy (Bein & Allen, 1999; Padgett, 1998a, 1999; Pieper & Tyson,...
Second Thoughts from the Front Lines
I work on the front lines of a community mental health agency that has been in operation for the past 50 years. We serve a five-county area in east Tennessee. Services are provided to consumers regardless of their ability to pay, a practice that is...
Social Workers' Final Act of Service: Respectful Burial Arrangements for Indigent, Unclaimed, and Unidentified People
Although little discussed in the professional literature, social workers have long been involved in identifying resources and making final arrangements for clients who die without an estate or heirs to assume economic responsibility; who may have been...
Students' Perceptions of Social Work: Implications for Strengthening the Image of Social Work among College Students
Currently, NASW is in the midst of an education campaign, with the primary goal of increasing the public's awareness of social work roles and the social work profession (NASW, 2005). This campaign is in direct response to concerns that the image of...

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