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. 58, No. 1, January

Do Preschool Programs Affect Social Disadvantage? What Social Workers Should Know
Publicly funded preschool education programs have grown exponentially over the past four decades, from the federal Head Start program to local and state-funded programs (Barnett, Hustedt, Friedman, Boyd, & Ainsworth, 2007; U.S. Department of Health...
Epigenetics and the Social Work Imperative
Historically, social workers have been suspicious of the study of genetics, in part because of the malicious use of genetic knowledge in the eugenics movement, in which the profession played an unfortunate collaborative role (Kennedy, 2008). A partial...
From Rhetoric to Reality: Planning and Conducting Collaborations for International Research in the Global South
International research has facilitated awareness of global issues and has allowed for cross-cultural comparisons. It has permitted investigators and practitioners to effectively share expertise and resources. As a result of advancements in communication...
Latino Families in the Nexus of Child Welfare, Welfare Reform, and Immigration Policies: Is Kinship Care a Lost Opportunity?
The number of Latino children involved with the child welfare system has more than doubled in the past 15 years, currently representing 21 percent of known cases of child maltreatment (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on...
Managing Child Welfare in Turbulent Times
The latest recession has officially ended. However, unemployment rates remain troubling high, and many states continue to struggle with decreased revenues and subsequent reduced funding for state agencies. Some states have cut funding for social and...
Moving Back to Science and Self-Reflection in the Debate over Sexual Orientation Change Efforts
The April 2011 issue of Social Work featured a commentary by Adrienne Dessel regarding sexual reorientation therapies. At first we wondered why Dr. Dessel had chosen to comment on an article that appeared in a different journal from a different discipline...
Open Adoption: Adoptive Parents' Reactions Two Decades Later
The past 30 years have seen major changes in infant adoption practices. Parents who adopted children born between 1940 and the early 1980s in the United States grew up in a world in which adoption agencies and the general public strongly believed that...
Psychodrama as a Social Work Modality
Developed in the early years of the 20th century by Viennese psychiatrist Jacob L. Moreno, psychodrama is an experiential method of group psychotherapy that uses action techniques to explore the root of psychological and social problems (Moreno &...
The Bully at Work: What Social Workers Can Do
Although awareness of the serious psychological and sometimes deadly impact of childhood bullying has been a major focus of attention for parents, teachers, and helping professionals in recent years, far less emphasis has been placed on adult bullying...
Using Return on Investment to Evaluate Child Welfare Training Programs
The impact of child abuse and neglect has affected many aspects of society beyond just those in child welfare. In 2010, there were 408,425 children in foster care in the United States (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011), and at least...
Welfare Reform at 15 and the State of Policy Analysis
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) (P.L. 104-193) marked its 15th anniversary on August 22, 2011. Although amendments to the Social Security Act of 1935 (P.L. 74-271) had altered Title IV-A, Aid to...
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