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Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.881, h-index: 38)
Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 4)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.538, h-index: 35)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 1.512, h-index: 46)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80, SJR: 1.611, h-index: 107)
Alcohol and Alcoholism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.935, h-index: 80)
American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 126, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 43)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 1.441, h-index: 77)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 152, SJR: 3.047, h-index: 201)
American J. of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 111)
American J. of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Annals of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.912, h-index: 124)
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Annals of Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 4.362, h-index: 173)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.642, h-index: 53)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal  
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Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.884, h-index: 31)
Applied Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.749, h-index: 63)
Applied Mathematics Research eXpress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.779, h-index: 11)
Arbitration Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
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Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.96, h-index: 71)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 20)
Arthropod Management Tests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 1.698, h-index: 92)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 225, SJR: 4.643, h-index: 271)
Biology Methods and Protocols     Hybrid Journal  
Biology of Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.646, h-index: 149)
Biometrika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 2.801, h-index: 90)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.374, h-index: 154)
Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 9)
Biostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.955, h-index: 55)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 134, SJR: 2.314, h-index: 133)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 20)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 6.097, h-index: 264)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 4.086, h-index: 73)
Briefings in Functional Genomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.771, h-index: 50)
British J. for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.267, h-index: 38)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 18)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 493, SJR: 1.373, h-index: 62)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 78, SJR: 0.771, h-index: 53)
British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.391, h-index: 84)
British Yearbook of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.474, h-index: 31)
Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 0.957, h-index: 59)
Cambridge J. of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.067, h-index: 22)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 7)
Capital Markets Law J.     Hybrid Journal  
Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.439, h-index: 167)
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.897, h-index: 175)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 4.827, h-index: 192)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 19)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 76)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.737, h-index: 11)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.238, h-index: 15)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 8)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 4.742, h-index: 261)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 28)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 47)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 3)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 10)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.999, h-index: 20)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.068, h-index: 24)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 22)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.42, h-index: 77)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 10)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 3)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.791, h-index: 66)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 25)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.201, h-index: 71)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.044, h-index: 58)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 31)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 144, SJR: 0.722, h-index: 38)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 60)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.284, h-index: 64)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 24)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.048, h-index: 77)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.687, h-index: 115)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.126, h-index: 118)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 7.587, h-index: 150)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.213, h-index: 66)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.859, h-index: 10)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.903, h-index: 44)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.108, h-index: 6)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 10)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 7)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.22, h-index: 39)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.437, h-index: 13)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal  
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.692, h-index: 101)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.505, h-index: 40)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.814, h-index: 80)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.628, h-index: 66)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 60)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 20)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 21)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 88)
ICSID Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.099, h-index: 51)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.329, h-index: 26)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 20)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.661, h-index: 28)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 2.032, h-index: 44)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.37, h-index: 81)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 90)
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 59)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.835, h-index: 15)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.613, h-index: 111)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.593, h-index: 69)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 116, SJR: 4.381, h-index: 145)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.404, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.457, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.69, h-index: 79)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.906, h-index: 33)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 21)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 12)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 42)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.339, h-index: 19)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.539, h-index: 17)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.998, h-index: 28)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 2.184, h-index: 68)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.783, h-index: 38)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 4)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 4)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.647, h-index: 30)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.286, h-index: 34)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.038, h-index: 60)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 2.157, h-index: 149)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.563, h-index: 43)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 1.341, h-index: 96)
J. of Chromatographic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.448, h-index: 42)
J. of Church and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 11)
J. of Competition Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.442, h-index: 16)
J. of Complex Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.165, h-index: 5)
J. of Conflict and Security Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 15)
J. of Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 4.896, h-index: 121)
J. of Crohn's and Colitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 37)
J. of Cybersecurity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.69, h-index: 36)
J. of Design History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.166, h-index: 14)
J. of Economic Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.894, h-index: 76)
J. of Economic Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 2.909, h-index: 69)
J. of Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.457, h-index: 20)
J. of European Competition Law & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
J. of Experimental Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.798, h-index: 163)
J. of Financial Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.314, h-index: 27)
J. of Global Security Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Heredity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.024, h-index: 76)
J. of Hindu Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.186, h-index: 3)
J. of Hip Preservation Surgery     Open Access  
J. of Human Rights Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.399, h-index: 10)
J. of Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 4, h-index: 209)
J. of Insect Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 31)
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Journal Cover British Journal of Social Work
  [SJR: 0.771]   [H-I: 53]   [78 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 0045-3102 - ISSN (Online) 1468-263X
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  • Editorial: The Voice of International Social Work
    • Authors: Golightley M.
      Abstract: These are troubling times for social work. For a profession committed to social justice and inclusion, to respect for and celebration of difference, to protection of the vulnerable and reaching out to those in need, the ascendance of political forces, popular movements and social attitudes ranged in opposition to such values cannot but be cause for alarm. Particularly concerning is the fact that intolerance, ranging across religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, culture and ideas/thought, is openly expressed in very different contexts around the globe. The movement for international social work is founded on a statement intended to encapsulate the fundamental principles and aims of social work in whatever context it is practised (IFSW, 2014, Yet, for some time, the literature has concerned itself not so much with what is common to social work internationally as with what is different—the different cultural meanings and cultural adaptations which are required to make sense of social work around the world.
      PubDate: 2017-04-17
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy—The Right to Be Heard: Context,
           Values and Good Practice, Karen Newbigging, Julie Ridley, Mick McKeown,
           June Sadd, Karen Machin, Karen Cruse, Stephanie De La Haye, Laura Able and
           Konstantina Poursanidou.
    • Authors: Armstrong L.
      Abstract: Independent Mental Health Advocacy—The Right to Be Heard: Context, Values and Good Practice, NewbiggingKaren, RidleyJulie, McKeownMick, SaddJune, MachinKaren, CruseKaren, De La HayeStephanie, AbleLaura and PoursanidouKonstantina. Foreword by ChasteyKris and BrandonToby, London, Jessica Kingsley, 2016, pp. 336, ISBN 978–1–84905–515–4, £24.00 (p/b)
      PubDate: 2016-09-17
  • Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare: More Than Just Common Sense,
           3rd edn, Jane Maidment and Ronnie Egan (eds)
    • Authors: Allen D.
      Abstract: Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare: More Than Just Common Sense, 3rd edn, MaidmentJane and EganRonnie (eds), New South Wales, Allen and Unwin, 2016, pp. 354, ISBN 978–1–74331831–7, AUD $55.00 (p/b)
      PubDate: 2016-05-11
  • Uncovering the Double-Edged Sword of Inter-Organisational Networks of
           Welfare Services: Tackling Wicked Issues in Social Work
    • Authors: De Corte J; Verschuere B, Roets G, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractThis article deals with the tendency within the field of social work practice to create inter-organisational networks for welfare provision. We highlight the opportunities that then arise for social work to tackle social exclusion, and to perform its mediating role between the public sphere of government and the private sphere of individuals and families. We argue that the advantages of inter-organisational networking and collaboration can be realised by overcoming fragmentation of care at the micro level of welfare provision to citizens, but also by using these networks as a forum for debate to challenge dominant conceptualisations of complex social problems across organisational and sectorial boundaries. However, we also point to the danger of a so-called ‘network euphoria’, and discuss some of the risks associated with working together through networks. Therefore, the central argument of the article implies that those involved in these networks need to develop a common framework, or value base, with reference to human rights and principles of social justice.
      PubDate: 2016-05-05
  • Reflecting on the Past: Children’s Services Workers’ Experiences of
           Residential Care in Scotland from 1960 to 1975
    • Authors: Shaw J; Kendrick A.
      Abstract: AbstractWhile contemporary responses to the issue of historic child abuse in the Scottish context have tended to focus upon the experiences of former residents of institutional care, it is clear that much can also be learned from the narratives of former child-care workers. This article draws upon the findings of a recent project, the overall aim of which was to explore children’s services’ workers experiences of residential care in Scotland from 1960 to 1975. Using an oral history methodology, in-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with twenty-three individuals who had experience of working in, or in connection with, residential child-care services, followed by thematic analysis of the data. Results highlighted a range of both positive and negative experiences, and many of the issues still have a contemporary resonance. While we should guard against complaisance and be continually vigilant to safeguard and protect children, we should not allow a focus on risk-averse practice to obscure the merits of the more positive and nurturing elements of earlier residential child-care work.
      PubDate: 2016-04-28
  • Social Work with Latino Immigrants: Contextual Approach to Acculturative
           Stress among Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican Women
    • Authors: Bekteshi V; Van Hook M, Levin J, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractBy examining the differences in the influence of contextual factors in the relationship between acculturative stress and psychological distress among Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, this study seeks to advance culturally sensitive social work practice with Latina clients. Using the National Latino Asian American Survey, the study included Latinas born in Mexico (N = 257), Cuba (N = 264) and Puerto Rico (N = 118). Analysis consisted of (i) one-way Analysis of Variance, (ii) Scheffe post-hoc test and (iii) multi-group path analysis to examine country-of-birth differences in relationships between contextual factors, acculturative stress and psychological distress. Discrimination remained a key factor in acculturative stress and psychological distress among all Latinas. An increase in age was associated with higher psychological distress for Cuban-born Latinas and an increase in familismo was associated with decreased psychological distress for Mexican-born Latinas. Content with the decision to move to the USA and years in the USA impacted on the acculturative stress of Cuban- and Mexican-born Latinas. The implications are that macro and micro long-term social work interventions targeting discrimination among Latinas are essential to their well-being and that country-of-birth differences suggest a need for further research focusing on Latino subgroups’ experiences with acculturation to inform effective social work policy and practice that targets the unique needs of Latino subgroups.
      PubDate: 2016-03-24
  • Shared Decision Making in Israeli Social Services: Social Workers’
           Perspectives on Policy Making and Implementation
    • Authors: Levin L; Gewirtz S, Cribb A.
      Abstract: AbstractOver the past decades, social policies in Israel have been characterised by a growing trend towards involving social service clients in decision-making processes. Drawing on interviews with seventy-seven social workers from various backgrounds employed in a range of organisations and positions, the current study sought to illuminate the contested nature of shared decision making (SDM), the practice and policy dilemmas it generates, and the readiness of the Israeli policy context to support its implementation. Findings from interviews are described as they relate to questions regarding participants’ definition of SDM, major dilemmas and challenges they identify in the process of using SDM, ways of coping with such issues and their perspectives on policies promoting SDM. Their discussion delineates some of the key lessons of the study, raises critical questions about potential contradictions between the call for SDM in social worker–client relationships and the ethos of policy maker–social worker relationships, and uses Critical Systems Heuristics (CSH) to ask, in light of participants’ accounts, how suitable the policy platform of Israeli social work is for supporting an effective and reflexive approach to SDM.
      PubDate: 2016-03-24
  • Contesting Corruption: How the Poor Demand Accountability and
           Responsiveness from Government Officials
    • Authors: Dauti M.
      Abstract: AbstractWe examine the interactions of the poor with government officials in Albania—a country characterised by low levels of government transparency and accountability. Drawing on participant observation conducted in municipal departments, we address two questions: How do the poor interact with officials? How do the poor hold officials accountable and make their voices heard? Eleven weekly meetings between the mayor, vice mayor and community members were attended in three municipalities. Using a grounded-theory approach, we found that, while interacting with officials, the poor use three techniques of persuasion: appeals to personal ties, political loyalty and equity. By using these strategies, the poor held officials morally accountable, hoping to increase their responsiveness and receive better treatment. This study shows that, while the Albanian poor often experience exclusion and discrimination in municipal departments, portraying them as powerless would be overly simplistic. In the midst of corruption, inequality and political polarisation, the poor act strategically. Ultimately, however, their strategies reinforce rather than challenge the practices that marginalise them. We conclude by discussing implications for anti-corruption strategies and social work practitioners.
      PubDate: 2016-03-24
  • Accounting for Self, Sex and Sexuality in UK Social Workers’ Knowledge
           Base: Findings from an Exploratory Study
    • Authors: Schaub J; Willis P, Dunk-West P.
      Abstract: AbstractThe social work profession struggles to engage with sexuality under the anti-oppressive banner as deftly as it does with other types of social difference, such as ethnicity, age, class and gender. Despite recent theorising and empirical work about sexuality in social work, little is known about social workers’ perceptions, knowledge and values about sexuality in contemporary professional practice. This exploratory study is the first to examine social workers’ beliefs and values about sexuality in relation to everyday professional interactions within the UK. It aims to better account for the ways in which sexuality is constructed and understood within interactions with colleagues and clients. Utilisation of an online survey instrument examined 112 respondents’ perceptions about sexuality, incorporating the Heteronormativity Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (Habarth, 2015) and open-ended questions exploring how social workers acquire knowledge about sexuality. Respondents were qualified social workers from Wales, England and Scotland. Findings suggest that some respondents ‘bracketed’ values to manage between professional and personal identities. We found a relationship between social workers’ religiosity and investment in heteronormative beliefs. Implications for delivery of services to social work clients and practitioners’ learning needs are discussed.
      PubDate: 2016-03-22
  • Joining the Global Conversation: Social Workers Define Health Using a
           Participatory Action Research Approach
    • Authors: Ashcroft R; Van Katwyk T.
      Abstract: AbstractThe social work profession is immersed in health-relevant considerations across its numerous fields of practice. The way in which health is defined becomes an essential guide to the way in which social work and other health-related practice occurs. Furthermore, the definition and conceptualisation of health guides research and theory development. This article aims to demonstrate the im portance of social work’s contributions to the global conversation on the definition of health. Results from a participatory action research (PAR) study aimed at exploring how social work educators, practitioners and students conceptualise health help to demonstrate the need for social work to continue engaging in this foundational conversation.
      PubDate: 2016-03-22
  • Continuity and Discontinuity in the Transition from Care to Adulthood
    • Authors: Refaeli T; Mangold K, Zeira A, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractThis paper focuses on care leavers’ experiences of their transition from care to adulthood. Using a social pedagogical perspective, we explore continuity and discontinuity in their life course as central aspects of support in the transition process. Using biographical narratives of three young people with different paths of transition from public care, we argue that a successful transition to independent living involves a complex interplay of continuity and discontinuity. Our analysis suggests a typology of (dis)continuity patterns in the transition to adulthood: (i) creating continuity, (ii) transforming continuity, (iii) discontinuity by breaking up continuity and (iv) enabling continuity by discontinuity. Current discourse in social work research values stability in care and continuity in the transition from care as a main strategy for successful transition. This perspective on the efforts of professionals and institutions, emphasising placement stability, disregards the young people’s own efforts to create (dis)continuity in other aspects of their life. These, we found, can lead to positive changes. Our results suggest that, to enhance care leavers’ agency to cope with transition processes, social work practice should strive to understand the client’s biographically driven strategies of creating (dis)continuity.
      PubDate: 2016-03-21
  • Exploring the Role of Line Managers in Implementing Evidence-Based
           Practice in Social Services and Older People Care
    • Authors: Mosson R; Hasson H, Wallin L, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractThis qualitative study explored the vital role of line managers, namely the managerial level directly above employees, in effectively implementing evidence-based practice (EBP) from their own perspectives. Interviews were carried out with twenty-eight line managers within social services and older people care in seven Swedish municipalities. Thematic analysis was performed. Findings revealed that managers in social care perceived their role as important in implementing EBP. However, notable differences were observed between the two settings, where social services managers had more knowledge and held more positive attitudes towards working according to EBP, and described a more active role in the implementation process than managers in older people care. Overall, the implementation of EBP was performed ad hoc rather than systematically, and with little consideration to analysis of needs according to the local context and limited focus on follow-up and sustainability. This study highlighted that line managers in social services and older people care have different prerequisites for implementing EBP, and are greatly dependent on organisational strategies and context. Gaining knowledge of line managers’ perceptions is essential for making informed decisions regarding the support required to achieve EBP in social care, and thus for providing the best possible care for clients.
      PubDate: 2016-03-17
  • Newly Qualified Social Workers’ Readiness for Practice in Scotland
    • Authors: Grant S; Sheridan L, Webb S.
      Abstract: AbstractLittle is known about newly qualified social worker (NQSW) experiences of education, employment and training in Scotland. This article reports on findings from a national online survey (n = 205) conducted with NQSWs during their first year of employment. The study presented here was commissioned by the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) as part of a wider strategic review of social work education. This study used a mixed-methods design, and the results were analysed using quantitative and qualitative software. Findings indicate that the majority of NQSWs feel well prepared by social work education, but less supported by employers in terms of opportunities for continuous professional development. Experiences of good-quality induction, supervision and opportunities for professional development demonstrate mixed results across Scotland. This study has important implications for the forthcoming review of social work education in Scotland and builds on research from England and Wales. It provides empirical clarity on what NQSWs know, value and understand about their professional role and tasks. These Scottish findings run contrary to wider UK concerns that NQSWs are inadequately prepared for the challenge of child-care social work.
      PubDate: 2016-03-12
  • Cultural Identity and Intervention Strategies of Arab Minority Social
           Workers in Israel
    • Authors: Zoabi K; Savaya R.
      Abstract: AbstractThis paper examines the associations between the cultural identity of Arab social workers in Israel and their intervention preferences. The Arab cultural identity was assessed by means of four scales measuring attributes that are central to Arab culture: religiosity, collectivism, belief in gender hierarchy and attitudes towards sexual behaviour. The choice of intervention strategies was ascertained using hypothetical vignettes of cases that social workers might encounter. The findings are based on the responses of 491 Arab social workers employed in the municipal social services of the Arab communities who completed a self-administered questionnaire. The findings point both to the predominance of the professional strategies the Arab social workers learned in their social work training and, at the same time, indicate the social workers' readiness to avail themselves of strategies anchored in their own culture and society, whether separately or in combination with professional ones. The findings suggest that Arab social workers in Israel adopt cultural strategies that are appropriate to the circumstances in which they live and in situations in which Western interventions would have been insufficient, irrelevant or harmful.
      PubDate: 2016-02-02
  • ‘Under Heavy Manners?’: Social Work, Radicalisation, Troubled Families
           and Non-Linear War
    • Authors: McKendrick D; Finch J.
      Abstract: AbstractThe ‘war on terror’ signalled a new type of warfare—one that accorded with the features of what Surkov argues is non-linear war ( Pomerantsev, 2014). Traditional war that takes place in a particular geographical location, with an identifiable enemy, is no more. Instead, warfare is a more fluid phenomenon. The paper argues that Surkov's concept can be usefully applied to current developments in social work practice in the UK. We trace the origins of key anti-terrorist policy developments in the UK (PREVENT and CHANNEL) from the war on terror and argue that such policies have serious implications for social work. We argue that there is an increasing securitisation approach in addressing modern social problems. We describe these as reflecting conflationary rhetorical logic, notably the linking of Troubled Families programmes with ‘terror’. The paper concludes that social workers need to first recognise tactics at play in the state of non-linear war, second become critically aware of conflationary rhetorical turns in political discourse, third actively resist securitised discourses and lastly reject discriminatory notions of so-called dangerous people and communities. In other words, we should actively re-engage with and promote social work values and social justice.
      PubDate: 2016-01-12
  • Definition of Intervention Contexts in Social Casework Practice: Predictor
    • Authors: Cardona-Cardona J; Montaño-Moreno J, Campos-Vidal JF.
      Abstract: AbstractThe main objective of the present study is to examine the set of predictor variables which facilitate a greater level of intervention in the definition of the context of change in Social Casework Practice. We have based our research on the level of interventions shown by the sample of Community Social Services Social Workers on the Island of Mallorca in the scope of the Inventory for the Analysis of the Relation of Help between the Social Worker and the Client during the Phase of Study and Evaluation of the Analysis of the Problem Situation ( Cardona, 2008). In this study, we have examined an intentional non-probabilistic sample of 73.04 per cent of the total number of social workers who work on projects involving direct contact with the individual or family (N = 84). Ratings for the two aspects under analysis (importance and accomplishment) have been obtained, the lineal relationship has been tested through Spearman's lineal correlation coefficient and the Z conformity test for proportions has been carried out, as well as analysis of variance. Finally, we have undertaken an analysis of regression models in seven areas of study, with the aim of identifying the predictor variables showing greatest levels of accomplishment linked to the characteristics of the professionals, the characteristics of the services and context features. Additionally, an analysis of co-linearity between variables has been carried out with the aim of refining the variables which show constant correlations. The increases in the levels of intervention do not depend on the organisation of the social services, nor are they determined by the working rules of the said services. Data show that the increase in the levels of intervention are related to the behaviour of three characteristics of the professionals: postgraduate training and/or updating professional qualifications, the development of reflective practice based on case discussion in their work team and, finally, the professionals' expectations of self-efficacy.
      PubDate: 2016-01-12
  • ‘Everyday Advocates’ for Inclusive Care? Perspectives on Enhancing the
           Provision of Long-Term Care Services for Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual
           Adults in Wales
    • Authors: Willis P; Raithby M, Maegusuku-Hewett T, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractThis paper centres on a neglected area of social work with older people—the social inclusion of older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults in long-term care environments. The translation of equality law into the delivery of adult care services is a challenging endeavour for organisations, even more so in the morally contested terrain of sexual well-being. In this paper, we report findings from a mixed-methods study into the provision of long-term care for older adults who identify as LGB. Herein we present findings from a survey of care workers and managers (n = 121) and from focus groups with equality and LGB stakeholder representatives (n = 20) in Wales. Focusing on the current knowledge and understanding of staff, we suggest that affirmative beliefs and practices with sexual minorities are evident amongst care workers and managers; however, the inclusion of LGB residents needs to be advanced systemically at structural, cultural and individual levels of provision. There is a need for enhancing awareness of the legacy of enduring discrimination for older LGB people, for cultural acceptance in care environments of older people's sexual desires and relationships, and for a more explicit implementation of equality legislation. Social workers in adult care can advance this agenda.
      PubDate: 2016-01-12
  • Excavating the past: Mother and Baby Homes in the Republic of Ireland
    • Authors: Michael Garrett P.
      Abstract: AbstractIn summer 2014, reports that a ‘septic tank grave’ containing ‘skeletons of 800 babies’ had been located on the site of a former home for ‘unmarried mothers’ in Tuam, County Galway, became an international news item. Following the media frenzy triggered by the apparent discovery, the Irish coalition government announced the setting-up of a Commission of Investigation to examine responses to ‘unmarried mothers’ and their children during the years between 1922 and 1998. The publication of the inquiry's report is due in 2018. Drawing on archival material and the annual reports of the Catholic Protection and Rescue Society of Ireland (CPRSI), the article historicises the evolution of Mother and Baby Homes and links past practices with how women's reproductive rights are regulated today. Connections are also made with how the state presently responds to asylum seekers in Ireland's ‘modern, civilised democracy’ ( Flanagan, 2014).
      PubDate: 2015-12-17
  • ‘Making It Real’: Evaluating the Impact of Service User and Carer
           Involvement in Social Work Education
    • Authors: Tanner D; Littlechild R, Duffy J, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractService user and carer involvement (SUCI) in social work education in England is required by the profession's regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council. However, a recent study of eighty-three Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England reported that, despite considerable progress in SUCI, there is no evidence that the learning derived from it is being transferred to social work practice. In this article, we describe a study that examines the question: ‘What impact does SUCI have on the skills, knowledge and values of student social workers at the point of qualification and beyond?’ Students at universities in England and Northern Ireland completed online questionnaires and participated in focus groups, spanning a period immediately pre qualification and between six and nine months post qualification. From our findings, we identify four categories that influence the impact of service user involvement on students' learning: student factors, service user and carer factors, programme factors and practice factors; each comprises a number of sub-categories. We propose that the model developed can be used by social work educators, service user and carer contributors, and practitioners to maximise the impact of SUCI. We argue that our findings also have implications for employment-based learning routes and post-qualifying education.
      PubDate: 2015-12-17
  • Child Protection Social Work in England: How Can It Be Reformed?
    • Authors: Higgins M.
      Abstract: AbstractThis discussion paper explores the state of contemporary child protection and the role of social work in England. Criticisms of the current approach to child protection social work are identified. It is argued here that there is an underlying debate between models of social work, which is reflected in contemporary child protection. An alternative approach to child protection (a public health model) is suggested which may provide a way forward beyond these debates. Child protection social work is contextualised within the wider context of social work in England. The key message of this paper is that contemporary child protection adopts a narrow approach to child welfare and the role of social work. A public health model of child protection provides a more comprehensive understanding of child welfare and links to a broader conception of the role of social work.
      PubDate: 2015-08-31
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