Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Journal furnishing social scientific analysis to understand problems of social policy, politics, and welfare.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, December

A Critique of the Global Trafficking Discourse and U.S. Policy
This article examines the dominant discourse on trafficking in persons and the implementation of international and U.S. policy to address trafficking globally. Features of the United Nations Protocol and the Trafficking in Victims Protection Act demonstrate...
A Qualitative Study of Letters to President Kennedy from Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families: Using the Research Poem in Policy Oriented Research
Using the research poem as a tool of data representation, this paper presents findings from an analysis of letters sent to President John F. Kennedy regarding the formulation of mental health policy during the early 1960s. The article presents the...
James G. Dwyer, the Relationship Rights of Children
James G. Dwyer, The Relationship Rights of Children. Cambridge University Press, 2006, $ 55.00 hardcover. The United States and Somalia stand as the only two nations in the world that refuse to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of...
Negotiating 'Professional Agency': Social Work and Decision-Making within the Ontario Child Welfare System
This article explores how social work as a discipline has helped to negotiate professional agency in decision-making within the restructured child protection system. The narratives of child protection workers affirm that a restrictive climate does...
Peter Frumkin, Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy
Peter Frumkin, Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2006. $ 39.00 hardcover. The key sign of an original book is that the author asks questions that scholars should have previously asked...
Public and Private Sources of Assistance for Low-Income Households
This study examined the types and combinations of public and private assistance received by three types of low-income households, including those with children, without children, and elderly without children. Using data from the 1996 and 2001 panels...
Sanford F. Schram, Welfare Discipline: Discourse, Governance, and Globalization
Sanford F. Schram, Welfare Discipline: Discourse, Governance, and Globalization. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006. $ 64.50 hardcover, $ 21.95 paperback. Sanford E Schram, a professor in the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research...
Social Functioning: A Sociological Common Base for Social Work Practice
This article describes the experience of a social work mental health agency with Social Role Theory (SRT), that is an organizing concept for the delivery of its assessment and treatment program. SRT has been called the process variable of the program,...
The Research Practices and Needs of Non-Profit Organizations in an Urban Center
How do nonprofit organizations use data and research? What challenges do they face in conducting research and managing data? In spring of 2004, 80 nonprofit organizations in Toledo, Ohio returned a survey on their research and data needs and practices....
Two Decades after McMartin: A Follow-Up of 22 Convicted Day Care Employees
It has been more that two decades since the notorious McMartin Preschool case created a day care ritual abuse master-narrative that recruited many social workers into becoming involved in case-finding, investigations, interviewing and advocacy. The...
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