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ACS Symposium Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.189, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 2.196, CiteScore: 5)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.434, CiteScore: 1)
Aesthetic Surgery J. Open Forum     Open Access  
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67, SJR: 1.869, CiteScore: 2)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 90, SJR: 1.989, CiteScore: 4)
Alcohol and Alcoholism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 3)
American Entomologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 189, SJR: 0.467, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 2.113, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 199, SJR: 3.438, CiteScore: 6)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 201, SJR: 2.713, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Health-System Pharmacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 57, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.322, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.281, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.053, CiteScore: 1)
American Literary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.391, CiteScore: 0)
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.038, CiteScore: 1)
Animal Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.423, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 1.721, CiteScore: 4)
Annals of Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 5.599, CiteScore: 9)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.722, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.728, CiteScore: 2)
Antibody Therapeutics     Open Access  
AoB Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.28, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.858, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 2.987, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Mathematics Research eXpress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.241, CiteScore: 1)
Arbitration Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.731, CiteScore: 2)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arthropod Management Tests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Astronomy & Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 1.871, CiteScore: 3)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 366, SJR: 6.14, CiteScore: 8)
Biology Methods and Protocols     Hybrid Journal  
Biology of Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.446, CiteScore: 3)
Biometrika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 3.485, CiteScore: 2)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 2.754, CiteScore: 4)
Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Biostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.553, CiteScore: 2)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 195, SJR: 2.115, CiteScore: 3)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73, SJR: 5.858, CiteScore: 7)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 2.505, CiteScore: 5)
Briefings in Functional Genomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.15, CiteScore: 3)
British J. for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 2.161, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.508, CiteScore: 1)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 601, SJR: 1.828, CiteScore: 3)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 88, SJR: 1.019, CiteScore: 2)
British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.355, CiteScore: 3)
British Yearbook of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 1)
Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71, SJR: 0.764, CiteScore: 2)
Cambridge J. of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.438, CiteScore: 4)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
Capital Markets Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 0)
Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.135, CiteScore: 5)
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 3.002, CiteScore: 5)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 3.892, CiteScore: 6)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.483, CiteScore: 1)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.42, CiteScore: 3)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.246, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.412, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.329, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.392, CiteScore: 2)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Clean Energy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74, SJR: 5.051, CiteScore: 5)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 2.424, CiteScore: 3)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.268, CiteScore: 1)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 3)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.121, CiteScore: 0)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.906, CiteScore: 1)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Developments in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.164, CiteScore: 2)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.791, CiteScore: 3)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 1)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.45, CiteScore: 1)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.866, CiteScore: 6)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Econometrics J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.926, CiteScore: 1)
Economic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 117, SJR: 5.161, CiteScore: 3)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 3.584, CiteScore: 3)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.942, CiteScore: 1)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 0.612, CiteScore: 1)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.818, CiteScore: 2)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.408, CiteScore: 1)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.748, CiteScore: 4)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.505, CiteScore: 8)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, SJR: 9.315, CiteScore: 9)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.625, CiteScore: 3)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 0)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.681, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 214, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.279, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.36, CiteScore: 2)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.172, CiteScore: 2)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.702, CiteScore: 1)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.728, CiteScore: 3)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.018, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.492, CiteScore: 4)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 7.063, CiteScore: 13)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.308, CiteScore: 3)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.425, CiteScore: 1)
Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.89, CiteScore: 2)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.133, CiteScore: 3)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.148, CiteScore: 0)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.578, CiteScore: 4)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.506, CiteScore: 3)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 0)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 5.022, CiteScore: 7)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.388, CiteScore: 1)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.854, CiteScore: 2)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.512, CiteScore: 2)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 2)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.278, CiteScore: 1)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.146, CiteScore: 3)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.555, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74, SJR: 2.643, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 5.317, CiteScore: 10)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 0.756, CiteScore: 1)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.591, CiteScore: 3)
ICSID Review : Foreign Investment Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.732, CiteScore: 4)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.679, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.538, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.496, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.987, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 1)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.511, CiteScore: 4)
Information and Inference     Free  
Innovation in Aging     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insect Systematics and Diversity     Hybrid Journal  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.319, CiteScore: 2)
Integrative Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.36, CiteScore: 3)
Integrative Organismal Biology     Open Access  
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.292, CiteScore: 1)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.762, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69, SJR: 1.505, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.851, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.167, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.348, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62, SJR: 0.601, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 272, SJR: 3.969, CiteScore: 5)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.202, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.285, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.808, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.545, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.724, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.168, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.465, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.983, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 2.581, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.201, CiteScore: 1)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.15, CiteScore: 0)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.533, CiteScore: 1)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.297, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.065, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.419, CiteScore: 4)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.585, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.226, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Breast Imaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

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British Journal of Social Work
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.019
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 88  
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ISSN (Print) 0045-3102 - ISSN (Online) 1468-263X
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    • Authors: Golightley P.
      Pages: 1373 - 1375
      Abstract: Regular readers of this journal may have observed that there is a seasonal pattern to the inspirations on which we draw for the Editorial. As we write in the lazy days of an English late summer, once again a story of sporting heroism is in the forefront of our minds. Australians may view this slightly differently, but for the English cricket fan, Ben Stokes held the wicket with grit and panache, variously coaxing and blasting the runs needed to bring the English team from the brink of disaster to victory. Yet just over a year ago, Stokes was acquitted of the charge of affray in an incident outside a Bristol night club, the verdict ending a period during which he was variously vilified and his suitability for a career in cricket called into question by the same media which today acclaims him as a champion. Another zero to hero story is available on our screens this summer. The documentary of Jade Goody’s life in the public eye, from her first appearance on the reality TV show ‘Big Brother’ to her death from cervical cancer, shockingly demonstrates the abrupt shifts in public opinion and its impact on a vulnerable person, her flaws laid bare for all to see. Yet Jade was also a strong woman and some might say that her true resilience lay in her survival of a childhood scarred by her parents’ drug addiction and her refusal to go that way herself. Her love and cherishing of her children out of the ashes of her own childhood is her understated but powerful legacy.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz105
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • ‘It’s Almost Kafkaesque’: Newspaper Coverage of Social Work’s Role
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    • Authors: Hughes M; Houston S.
      Pages: 1376 - 1394
      Abstract: In many countries, the media portray the social work profession in a negative light. The impact of such coverage has been an enduring concern with many commentators signifying the profound consequences for practice and professional morale. However, more investigation is required into how social work has been represented in the Irish ‘print’ media in the wake of severe maltreatment to children, especially following claims of professional negligence. Within Ireland, this is a matter of huge significance for social workers, policymakers and service users. In this context, the media’s recent coverage of the ‘Grace Case’ has led to a watershed moment in the country’s public and private spheres. Using a documentary approach and thematic analysis informed by social constructionism, the study investigated the dominant representations of social work practice in selected Irish newspaper articles in the aftermath of this tragic case. Four major themes were adduced from these sources depicting the profession as ‘failing’, ‘deceptive’, ‘unaccountable’ and ‘divided’. These results were analysed with reference to a growing moral panic within Irish society centring on the role of the state in protecting vulnerable children. A way forward for the profession was subsequently considered drawing on ideas promulgated by social constructionism.
      PubDate: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz051
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • The Challenges of Writing Opinion Pieces in Social Work: A National Online
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    • Authors: Lundälv J.
      Pages: 1395 - 1414
      Abstract: Social workers have an important role to play and a voice to make heard in the public debate. They can make a difference both by working in preventive social work and by taking part in the shaping of public opinion. Being visible and active in the public debate about social work and social policy is a matter of democracy and participation, and provides many opportunities for social workers to explain different welfare terms, forms of support and new treatment methods. This article investigates the extent to which Swedish social workers make themselves visible in the public debate by writing opinion pieces in newspapers and social work journals. Publishing opinion pieces is only one alternative social workers have for contributing to public debate in society. A total of 1,583 social workers responded to an electronic online survey covering their experiences of active participation in the public opinion. The results show that only a limited proportion of these social workers participated in the public debate. Amongst those who had written opinion pieces, the emphasis was above all on the social workers’ own work environment and working conditions. Some of the survey participants had experienced disapproval, disparagement and threats directed at them.
      PubDate: Sat, 18 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz058
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
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    • Authors: Maxwell N; Rees A.
      Pages: 1415 - 1433
      Abstract: In response to the shift away from direct work in social work, there has been resurgence in relationship-based participatory approaches. Such approaches are dependent upon practitioner expertise in developing and sustaining relationships with families. This article presents findings from an evaluation of the Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) Service embedded within Children’s Services in a unitary authority in England. The Service provides therapeutic strengths-based direct work with families delivered by educational psychologists, social workers and family support workers trained in VIG. Interview findings with parents and referrers highlighted the significance of conducting the intervention within the home as a separate service distinct from the child protection role. The therapeutic relationship between the practitioner and the parent served as an exemplar of a positive relationship and a safe space where parents’ internalised perception of themselves could be challenged. The VIG service offers an evidence-based intervention aimed at increasing primary carers’ attunement and sensitivity towards their child. VIG also enables professionals the time to engage in direct work with families and to review how they interact and engage with them. Such an approach allows the ‘invisible trade’ of social work to become visible and subject to improvement and refinement.
      PubDate: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz067
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Experiencing Resilience through the Eyes of Early Career Social Workers
    • Authors: Cleveland M; Warhurst A, Legood A.
      Pages: 1434 - 1451
      Abstract: Within the social work profession, resilience is integrated into educational programmes, professional development courses and frameworks. Such prevalence reflects the importance of resiliency for the profession. This may be the case in particular for those newer to the profession, where the challenges of managing the adversity synonymous with the social work role are still new, despite an increasing level of responsibility. This study focuses on early career social workers, an important but underexplored career stage within this occupation. The aim of which was to enhance understanding of how resilience is experienced by those who are in a unique transitional period in their careers; no longer students, whilst also not yet experienced social workers. The experiences of resilience for this group was explored through semi-structured interviews with fourteen social workers, all employed within Local Authorities in the United Kingdom (UK). Through thematic analysis, three themes were identified: support, team dynamics and maintaining professionalism. The findings offer important insights, which can inform and contribute to the supportive environments organisations can foster. As such, the practical implications of the research focus on fostering an environment of positivity, through more guided group supervision and the physical positioning of early career workers within office spaces.
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      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz064
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    • Authors: Ward K; Limb G.
      Pages: 1452 - 1471
      Abstract: Indigenous groups worldwide exhibit disproportionally high rates of alcohol abuse. Although researchers have explored how broad socio-economic conditions contribute to this challenge, much less is known about the influence of interpersonal bonds on alcohol abuse. Prior studies have shown that anxious and avoidant attachment styles are predictors of alcohol abuse; however, this relationship has not been examined among many indigenous populations, or among individuals raised in stepfamilies. To respond to these gaps, this study examined whether anxious and avoidant attachment styles predicted alcohol abuse among 340 American Indian emerging adults in the USA who were raised in stepfamilies. A graded response and structural equation model were constructed, wherein latent constructs of anxious and avoidant attachment predicted an ordinal dependent variable, alcohol abuse. Results showed that anxious attachment style significantly predicted an increase in the odds of advancing alcohol abuse (e.g. moving from the ‘None’ category to the ‘Once a month or less’ category). However, avoidant attachment style did not predict alcohol abuse. Findings suggest a potential vulnerability of abusing alcohol among American Indians who were raised in a stepfamily and developed an anxious attachment style.
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz010
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Healing Through Storytelling: Indigenising Social Work with Stories
    • Authors: Dennis M; Minor M.
      Pages: 1472 - 1490
      Abstract: Indigenous storytelling is an important site of knowledge for Indigenous peoples around the world. It is imperative that studies of Indigenous people incorporate a style that matches the interconnectedness of Indigenous knowledge. We use an inter-disciplinary approach to examine how Indigenous storytelling can inform current social work practice and pedagogy with the end goal of promoting healing for Indigenous people. Utilising an Indigenous research paradigm, we locate Indigenous knowledges through modern storytelling outlets, including novels, graphic novels, poetry and podcasts. Through conventional content analysis, we identify how a sample of Indigenous storytellers based in a settler-colonial state (Canada) navigates through traumas such as residential schools and sexual violence. For the people whose stories we examine, these traumas prove to be only a part of the grief they experience at the loss of their connection to family and culture. Through this sample of Indigenous storytelling, we see that the best possibility for healing comes from reconnecting with cultural practices and by resisting settler-colonial social work practices.
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz044
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • ‘I Do Not See Myself as Part of Anything’: Learning from the
           Subjective Narrative of Women Living with HIV in Spain—Clues to
           Rethinking Social Work Intervention
    • Authors: Haya I; Fernández-Rouco N.
      Pages: 1491 - 1508
      Abstract: This article explores, within the context of a Spanish Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) organisation, certain vital areas of the lives of ten women with HIV. The main objective of this study is to identify and gain in-depth knowledge regarding which aspects or experiences facilitate or hinder the lives of women living with HIV. Qualitative research was designed and developed collaboratively by social workers whose responsibilities involved carrying out support tasks within the organisation. By way of semi-structured and in-depth interviews, these social workers and researchers were able to acquire personal stories which gave them valuable insight into the lives of women living with AIDS. Further analysis revealed those subjective experiences which the women consider to be the most pertinent in terms of their interests and concerns. Specifically, this work takes into account conditions which the women identify as being particularly challenging, such as the functionality of health and social services, as well as the process of obtaining full citizenship. This information serves as a guide by which to improve those conditions that have previously prevented these women from sharing their stories and experiences in relation to living with HIV within the field of social work intervention.
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz054
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • The Academic Identity and Boundaries of the Discipline of Social Work:
           Reflections of Social Work Professors on the Recruitment and Research of
           Doctoral Students in Finland
    • Authors: Forsberg H; Kuronen M, Ritala-Koskinen A.
      Pages: 1509 - 1525
      Abstract: Finland has a strong and long tradition of research-oriented doctoral education in social work. Recent general changes in doctoral education, such as increased regulation, internationalisation and time pressures, have had an impact on social work as an academic discipline. This article examines the recruitment of social work doctoral students and the perceived value of doctoral dissertations as academic research. The data consist of written responses by Finnish full professors of social work to open-ended questions presented in an electronic questionnaire. The analysis is based on the idea of ‘boundary work’ within and between disciplines, and between science and society and on the professors’ argumentation and reasoning. The results reveal several ambivalences in how the professors see doctoral education and dissertations in social work. Today, social work is seen much as any other (neighbouring) discipline although with some unique features. According to the professors, while the quality of social work dissertations remains good, their value as scientific research has decreased. The societal and practical relevance of social work research present the discipline with a major challenge. The most striking ambivalence concerned the relation between research and practice and thus merits further discussion within the social work discipline.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz069
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Research–Practice Relationship: The Case of Studying Sibling Sexual
    • Authors: Tener D.
      Pages: 1526 - 1543
      Abstract: The research–practice relationship enables practitioners and non-academic researchers to contribute in creating knowledge and form partnerships with academic researchers. Despite the availability of conceptual frameworks and literature describing relations between researchers and practitioners in several disciplines, including social work, descriptions of the inner workings of these relations in the area of child sexual abuse are lacking. The present article presents such a relationship between researchers from a school of social work and practitioners from a Child Advocacy Centre (CAC) in Israel, in the specific context of studying sibling sexual abuse (SSA). It highlights the unique aspects of the relationship and analyses its development based on the first three stages proposed by Jones and Sherr. Specifically, (i) the practitioners-as-subjects stage, characterised by researched dominance, focused on document analysis of SSA cases; (ii) the engaged research stage, characterised by rapport between the two parties, developed in focus groups with CAC staff and (iii) the practitioner-involved research, characterised by joint creative work, included co-authoring a booklet for professionals dealing with sexual abuse cases. The article concludes with a discussion of the necessary conditions for and benefits of forming such relationships in the context of studying complex phenomena such as SSA.
      PubDate: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz066
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Are the Profession’s Education Standards Promoting the Religious
           Literacy Required for Twenty-First Century Social Work Practice'
    • Authors: Crisp B; Dinham A.
      Pages: 1544 - 1562
      Abstract: This article analyses regulations and standards that frame social work education and practice across a set of English-speaking countries including the UK, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA, as well as the Global Standards for the Education and Training of the Social Work Profession. All documents were keyword searched and also read in their entirety. Religion and belief appear briefly and incoherently and are often deprioritised, unless particularly problematic. There is a common elision of religion, belief and spirituality, often expressed in the designation ‘religion/spirituality’. References to religion and belief, and their inclusion and removal, are recognisably subject to debates between policymakers who frame the guidelines. This makes them issues of agency which might themselves benefit from analysis. Religion and belief may frequently be addressed by the use of overarching frameworks such as ‘anti-oppressive’ or ‘anti-discriminatory’ practice. Yet, such proxies may prove merely apologetic and result in standards that aim only to establish what is the minimum required. It is hard to argue that religious literacy has been a priority in the English-speaking social work countries, though new law and emerging best practice may make it so.
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz050
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Troubling Trauma-Informed Policy in Social Work Education: Reflections of
           Educators and Students in Aotearoa New Zealand
    • Authors: Beddoe L; Ballantyne N, Maidment J, et al.
      Pages: 1563 - 1581
      Abstract: Social work education is a contested site in many Western countries, where neoliberal governments tend to privilege individual-focused rather than structural, rights-based welfare perspectives and expect curricula to reflect this preference. Over 2014–2015, well-publicised criticism of social work referred to graduates’ lack of knowledge of trauma informed practice and risk assessment. Our qualitative study employed focus groups with social work students (thirty-five) and educators (twenty-seven) to explore their views about the strengths, gaps and limitations of their New Zealand qualifying programmes, with a particular emphasis on the inclusion of content on child protection, trauma and risk assessment. We report that both students and educators were aware of the critical political spotlight on the social work curriculum and the emphasis on ‘hot topics’ such as trauma. Findings include both critical and pragmatic responses to the critique of social work education, educator resistance to the trauma discourse and identification of child protection as disproportionately influencing talk about curriculum. Whilst political interference in curriculum is not new, the implications of these findings must be considered as social work educators ponder resistance to the narrow interests of one powerful employer.
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz052
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Financial Responsibilisation and the Role of Accounting in Social Work:
           Challenges and Possibilities
    • Authors: Chow D; Greatbatch D, Bracci E.
      Pages: 1582 - 1600
      Abstract: Accounting provides a distinctive conceptual lens to analyse how neo-liberal reforms in the public sector operate. Despite this, appreciation of the significance of accounting as a key neo-liberal instrument of organisational change is only embryonic in social work research. Against this background, this article presents the findings of an empirical study, conducted across children’s services departments at three English councils, which illuminates how neo-liberal policies inculcate financial responsibilities in social work by examining the microprocesses surrounding the application and usage of accounting techniques. The instillation of neo-liberal values that underpin the use of accounting in social work privileges economic efficiency over those emphasising collectivism and organisational resilience. The extent to which accounting has been embraced appears mixed, however, with managers supportive of neo-liberal values and techniques, but frontline practitioners are more circumspect. Another unintended but emancipatory potential reflects the opportunities for social work professionals to reassert their epistemological claims by reshaping accounting with social work values. However, such outcomes remain a distant possibility, whilst managerialism retains its stranglehold on social work. This study raises awareness for the need not only to be cognizant of but also to critically evaluate accounting’s role across all areas of social work.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz062
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Legal Advocacy for Parents in Child Protection: Not a Question of If, but
           a Question of How
    • Authors: Alfandari R.
      Pages: 1601 - 1618
      Abstract: This article examines the provision of legal advocacy for parents as a means to promote partnership working in child protection. It is situated in the context of formal decision-making committees in Israel and provides first indications of what happens when lawyers intervene on parents’ behalf. Data were collected using an online survey sent to the chairs of these committees. Altogether, seventy-seven chairs around the country who had experienced at least one discussion in which parents had legal representation participated in the study. The analysis uncovered the broad range of functions performed by lawyers before, during and after the discussions, and the ways they influenced decision making. A surprising finding was the key role lawyers had in providing parents with emotional support. Generally, chairs voiced a positive attitude towards legal advocacy for parents, believing it both helpful and just. The study implications are discussed in terms of systemic working arrangements required for effective advocacy, including a coherent code of practice, well-defined preparation and professional training for all parties. Finally, methodological benchmarks for future research are presented.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz060
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • The Role of Place for Transnational Social Workers in Statutory Child
    • Authors: Modderman C; Threlkeld G, McPherson L.
      Pages: 1619 - 1637
      Abstract: This article explores the experience and influence of place amongst transnational social workers. The concept of ‘place’ may be perceived as quietly existing in the background of everyday social work practice. Yet, transnational social workers in this study tell a different story about what happens to the role of place when social workers become globally mobile. The social work profession is embedded in place; qualifications and applications of social work are located within local and national context. Professional migration inevitably entails being separated from the construction of social work as it was known in the country of origin, which leads to an intersection between the context of social work, the role of place and redefining a professional home in an unfamiliar practice environment. This qualitative study explored the role of place for thirteen transnational social workers who relocated from the UK and Ireland to practice in Australia’s child protection system. Participants were interviewed twice over a three-year period to allow a deep understanding of the role of place and experience of ‘self’ over time. Findings highlight place-related change as a multidimensional experience that has a profound impact on transnational social workers.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz065
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Does a Co-Resident Grandparent Matter' Characteristics of
           Maltreatment-Related Investigations Involving Lone-Parent Families
    • Authors: Attar-Schwartz S; Filippelli J, Fallon B.
      Pages: 1638 - 1657
      Abstract: This exploratory study compares the profile of child welfare maltreatment-related investigations involving lone-parent families with and without co-residing grandparents. Based on data from the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS-2008), a weighted national representative sample of 92,885 maltreatment-related investigations involving children aged zero to fifteen in lone-parent families with no other care-givers at home (n = 87,738) and with a co-resident grandparent (n = 5,147) was examined. Multigenerational households were characterised, according to child welfare workers’ reports, by younger child’s age, youngster parent’s age and Aboriginal status. After controlling for the child’s age, children in multigenerational families had reduced odds of suicidal thoughts and academic difficulties. However, they were more likely to be identified as having parents with drug/solvent use problems and cognitive impairments, as living in more overcrowded households, and as experiencing more moves. Lone parents in multigenerational households were evaluated to have stronger social support systems and a greater likelihood, nonetheless, of risk-only investigations. Finally, multigenerational households were reported to have child welfare cases that remained open for ongoing services. These findings shed light on the profile of children in contact with welfare services living in multigenerational lone-parent households and have implications for designing child welfare programs.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz061
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • ‘We Have a Common Goal’: Support Networks For the Educational and
           Social Development of Children in Disadvantaged Areas
    • Authors: Ruiz-Román C; Molina L, Alcaide R.
      Pages: 1658 - 1676
      Abstract: Support networks are both one of the great tools and one of the major challenges for social work when dealing with situations of social exclusion. The multidimensional nature of the social exclusion that affects many children from disadvantaged areas demands that the various social agents involved develop teamwork practices. This article presents practice-based evidence of the impact of a network support programme that works with children from a disadvantaged area in Málaga (Spain). Data are presented in connection with a reduction of the number of children dropping out of school and the increase in academic achievement; the role played by socio-educational follow-up in these accomplishments; and how valuable support networks have become for the professionals involved in the programme. The evidence is discussed in connection with the most recent literature to extract some valuable ideas emerging from socio-educational support networks for social work practice, with a view to promoting the social and educational advancement of children from disadvantaged areas.
      PubDate: Sat, 18 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz063
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • A Response to the Notion of Avoidable Ignorance in Critiques of
           Evidence-Based Practice
    • Authors: Khoury E.
      Pages: 1677 - 1681
      Abstract: In her review article, ‘The Promotion of Avoidable Ignorance in the British Journal of Social Work’ in the journal Research on Social Work Practice (2018), Eileen Gambrill focuses her investigation into such ‘ignorance’ published in the British Journal of Social Work from 2005 to 2016, which is described as ‘misleading material’ (p. 1, 2018). The impetus for the review was a concern regarding articles published in the British literature that paint evidence-based practice (EBP) in a negative light (p. 2). This response clarifies certain assumptions that Gambrill makes about my 2015 co-authored article and demonstrates that without understanding the epistemological position of authors offering critiques of positivism and EBP, it is not possible to apprehend their position that experiential knowledge is also a legitimate source of knowledge.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz032
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Supporting Older People Using Attachment-Informed and Strengths-Based
           Approaches, I. Blood and L. Guthrie
    • Authors: Wilcox H; Wilcox D.
      Pages: 1690 - 1692
      Abstract: Supporting Older People Using Attachment-Informed and Strengths-Based Approaches, BloodI. and GuthrieL., London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018, pp. , ISBN 978–1-78592–123-0 (p/b), £19.99
      PubDate: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy133
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health
           Practitioner, J. William Worden
    • Authors: Barnard A.
      Pages: 1692 - 1694
      Abstract: Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, WordenJ. William, New York, NY, Springer, 2018 (5th edition), pp. xv + 293, ISBN 978-0-8261-3474-5, ebook ISBN 978-0-8261-3475-2, $75, £59
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz004
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Protecting Children: A Social Model Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate
           Morris and Sue White
    • Authors: Jones R.
      Pages: 1694 - 1696
      Abstract: Protecting Children: A Social ModelFeatherstoneBrid, GuptaAnna, MorrisKate and WhiteSue, Bristol, Policy Press, 2018, pp. 192, ISBN 978-1-4473-3275-6, £21.99 (p/b)
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz018
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Academic Writing and Referencing for Your Social Work Degree, Jane
           Bottomley, Patricia Cartney and Steven Pryjmachuk
    • Authors: Rai L.
      Pages: 1696 - 1698
      Abstract: Academic Writing and Referencing for Your Social Work Degree, BottomleyJane, CartneyPatricia and PryjmachukSteven, St Albans, Critical Publishing, 2018, pp. ix + 142, ISBN 978-1-912096-23-7, £14.99 (p/b)
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz017
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
  • Troublemakers—The Construction of ‘Troubled Families’ as a Social
           Problem, Stephen Crossley
    • Authors: Devaney J.
      Pages: 1699 - 1700
      Abstract: Troublemakers—The Construction of ‘Troubled Families’ as a Social Problem, CrossleyStephen, Bristol, Policy Press, 2018, pp. 224, ISBN 978-1447334743, £19.99 (p/b)
      PubDate: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz019
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 6 (2019)
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