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. 2, April

Crucial Individuals in the Help-Seeking Pathway of Chinese Caregivers of Relatives with Early Psychosis in Hong Kong
Studies on the help-seeking pathways of different cultural groups have consistently revealed that Chinese people with mental illness often experience a much longer delay in help seeking than other ethnic groups (Ryder, Bean, & Dion, 2000; Skeate,...
Frontline Worker Perceptions of the Empowerment Process in Community-Based Agencies
Despite the lack of consensus about its I meaning, "empowerment" is a widely used term in social work and other human service professions. It is a key concept in social work and over the past few years has become an important concept in work with disadvantaged...
Implementing a Social Enterprise Intervention with Homeless, Street-Living Youths in Los Angeles
In Los Angeles, homeless, street-dwelling youths are a barometer for social progress and a conspicuous reminder that educational and employment opportunities are often not a right to all, but a privilege to some. The Institute for the Study of Homelessness...
Professional Education and Private Practice: Is There a Disconnect?
This article summarizes results of a national study conducted to evaluate the private practice career intentions of MSW graduate student members of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (n = 271), the extent to which these students are...
Quality of Care: Expanding the Social Work Dialogue
The quality of our nation's social services system continues to gain attention. Funding groups aim to invest in programs shown to work (Hatry, 1997), while journalists' stories on the perceived failures of social services systems are rewarded with...
Sexual Orientation and Religion from the Perspective of the Code of Ethics
In the work setting, how do we address our employees about sexual orientation and religion from the perspective of the NASW Code of Ethics? Perhaps surprising to some, sexual orientation and religion receive equal attention in the Code (NASW, 2000)....
Social Justice and People of Faith: A Transnational Perspective
Social justice is a central social work value (NASW, 2000). Although no single, agreed-on conceptualization of social justice exists (Sterba, 1999), the construct has been associated with a wide variety of populations and perspectives. For instance,...
The Human Subjects Protection Process: A Subjective View
Currently, I am preparing to conduct a longitudinal study in another country to prospectively identify factors that may place pre-adolescents and adolescents at higher or lower risk of drug involvement. One of the concerns my colleagues and I share...
The Strengths Perspective: Proving "My Strengths" and "It Works"
I was in Tampa, Florida, recently conducting a day-long follow-up training session for care coordinators who a year prior had undergone basic training in strengths-based case management (SBCM). Since the initial training, they had been using a brief...
The Validity of the 2004 U.S. News & World Report's Rankings of Schools of Social Work: A Response
In their recent article in this journal, "The Validity of the 2004 U.S. News & World Report's Rankings of Schools of Social Work," Green and colleagues (2006) offered what they called empirical support for the rankings of the educational quality...
Too Many Eggs in the Wrong Basket: A Queer Critique of the Same-Sex Marriage Movement
The fight for legally recognized same-sex marriage dominates the contemporary gay rights movement and has ignited national debate. However, missing from the current discourse is a critical view of the privileges of marriage. Arguments for legal, same-sex...
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