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. 51, No. 2, April

Condomless Sex: Gay Men, Barebacking, and Harm Reduction
During the first wave of the AIDS epidemic, sexually active gay men began using condoms during anal intercourse (Martin, 1987). But many are returning to the ways of sex before the onset of AIDS--having unprotected anal intercourse (UAI). Also known...
Defining Child Exposure to Domestic Violence as Neglect: Minnesota's Difficult Experience
In 1999, the Minnesota state legislature amended the definition of child neglect to include a child s exposure to family violence. What was seen initially as a simple change brought about great turmoil in Minnesota's child protective services. This...
Epistemological Frameworks, Homosexuality, and Religion: A Response to Hodge
In his recent article in this journal "Epistemological Frameworks, Homosexuality, and Religion: How People of Faith Understand the Intersection between Homosexuality and Religion," David Hodge argued that Christians are disenfranchised both in the...
Evidence-Based Practice in an Age of Relativism: Toward a Model for Practice
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is considered a hallmark of excellence in clinical practice. However, many social workers are uncertain about how to implement this approach to practice. The challenges can seem overwhelming, and it is not surprising...
My Strength: A Look outside the Box at the Strengths Perspective
When I was in the second grade, my teacher asked us to do a book report: just a plain old book report where you stand in front of the class and you regurgitate the story line of a book that you recently read. As was my style, however, reading nervously...
Physical Activity Promotion in Social Work
Although most social work clinicians probably know the health benefits of physical activity, many may not know how it may be used clinically within the practice context or how to promote it as a therapeutic adjunct. Others may not be fully aware...
Social Work Informatics: A New Specialty
Although the use of technology by social workers is not a new phenomenon, it is controversial. For a discipline traditionally tied to face-to-face interaction, many concerns about moving to technology-based practices have been raised. Advocates...
Spiritually Modified Cognitive Therapy: A Review of the Literature
Spiritual interventions can be understood as therapeutic strategies that incorporate a spiritual or religious dimension as a central component of the intervention. Studies indicate that many social workers use spiritual interventions in practice...
The Gay Affirmative Practice Scale (GAP): A New Measure for Assessing Cultural Competence with Gay and Lesbian Clients
Few studies have been conducted on homophobia, a term used to refer to the broad range of negative attitudes toward gay men and lesbians (Hudson & Ricketts, 1980), in social workers. The first such study, conducted by DeCrescenzo (1984), examined...
The Importance of Adult Literacy Issues in Social Work Practice
For many reasons, it is not uncommon for some clients to procrastinate, make excuses, or engage in noncompliant behavior in social work interactions. For some clients, however, these responses are an attempt to hide poor literacy skills. There are...
The Roots of Human Rights Advocacy and a Call to Action
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. --Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 (United Nations, 1948)...
The Validity of the 2004 U.S. News & World Report's Rankings of Schools of Social Work
Surprisingly, the only systematic comparative evaluations of the educational quality of the social work profession s graduate schools have been conducted by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR).This well-known news service released its first assessment...
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