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ACS Symposium Series     Full-text available via subscription   (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: 53, 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: 66, SJR: 1.869, CiteScore: 2)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 90, SJR: 1.989, CiteScore: 4)
Alcohol and Alcoholism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 3)
American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 171, SJR: 0.467, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.113, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 178, SJR: 3.438, CiteScore: 6)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 198, SJR: 2.713, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Health-System Pharmacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, 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: 9, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.053, CiteScore: 1)
American Literary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.391, CiteScore: 0)
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.038, CiteScore: 1)
Animal Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.423, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.721, CiteScore: 4)
Annals of Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 5.599, CiteScore: 9)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.722, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, 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: 17, 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: 21)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.731, CiteScore: 2)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arthropod Management Tests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Astronomy & Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.871, CiteScore: 3)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 338, SJR: 6.14, CiteScore: 8)
Biology Methods and Protocols     Hybrid Journal  
Biology of Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.446, CiteScore: 3)
Biometrika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 3.485, CiteScore: 2)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 2.754, CiteScore: 4)
Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Biostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.553, CiteScore: 2)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 187, SJR: 2.115, CiteScore: 3)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, 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: 36, SJR: 2.161, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.508, CiteScore: 1)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 605, SJR: 1.828, CiteScore: 3)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 86, 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: 34)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 1)
Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, 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: 14, SJR: 3.002, CiteScore: 5)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 3.892, CiteScore: 6)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, 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: 22, SJR: 0.329, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, 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: 27, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Clean Energy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69, SJR: 5.051, CiteScore: 5)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 2.424, CiteScore: 3)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, 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: 9, 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: 2)
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: 21, 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: 113, SJR: 5.161, CiteScore: 3)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 3.584, CiteScore: 3)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.942, CiteScore: 1)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.612, CiteScore: 1)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, 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: 19, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, 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: 2)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. : Case Reports     Open Access  
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: 202, 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: 20, 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: 43, SJR: 2.728, CiteScore: 3)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.018, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.492, CiteScore: 4)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 7.063, CiteScore: 13)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.308, CiteScore: 3)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, 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: 33, 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: 2)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.578, CiteScore: 4)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.506, CiteScore: 3)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 0)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 5.022, CiteScore: 7)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 0.388, CiteScore: 1)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, 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: 28, 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: 72, 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: 62, 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: 10)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, 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: 9, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 1)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 2.511, CiteScore: 4)
Information and Inference     Free  
Innovation in Aging     Open Access  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.319, CiteScore: 2)
Integrative Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.36, CiteScore: 3)
Integrative Organismal Biology     Open Access  
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.292, CiteScore: 1)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.762, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, 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: 36, SJR: 1.348, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 0.601, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 247, 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: 28, 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: 38, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, 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: 23, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.983, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, 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: 17, SJR: 0.533, CiteScore: 1)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, 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: 41, SJR: 1.226, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Breast Imaging     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Burn Care & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.768, CiteScore: 2)

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British Journal of Social Work
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.019
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 86  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0045-3102 - ISSN (Online) 1468-263X
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  • Editorial: Social Work in the Eye of the Storm: Politics and Prejudice
    • Authors: Golightley M; Holloway M.
      Pages: 277 - 281
      Abstract: As this issue goes to press, the UK is faced with the prospect of leaving the European Union (EU), a relationship of over forty years standing. The effects of this, decided by a vote with the narrowest of majorities (48 per cent ‘remain’ and 52 per cent ‘leave’) will be profound and long lasting. Of all the issues on which there are uncertainty, ambiguity and obscurity, one outcome of Brexit is crystal clear: Britain emerges as a deeply divided country, divided along lines of class, age, race and geographical region, which themselves cut across families, communities and political parties. As the politicians attempt to pass through the eye of the Brexit needle, we thought it useful—we might also say imperative—to reflect on what this means for social work.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz029
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Recovery, Hope and Agency: The Meaning of Hope amongst Chinese Users of
           Mental Health Services in the UK
    • Authors: Tang L.
      Pages: 282 - 299
      Abstract: Hope is considered crucial to mental health recovery. However, the manner in which social inequalities shape individuals’ meaning of hope has received little attention. Based on a close analysis of the recovery journeys of six Chinese service users in the UK, this paper explores the diverse meanings of hope among service users from non-dominant cultures. Illustrative stories are selected from in-depth life history interviews conducted with twenty-two participants. Based on the capabilities approach and intersectionality analysis, the findings reveal a paradox of hope and show how hope can be embraced, cautiously pursued or held at bay by individuals. Whilst hope is one expression of human agency, service users with reservations about hope maintain agency in other ways, despite their diminished life chances. This paper argues for an increased focus on individuals’ agency development to support recovery and advocates for the challenging of inequalities to achieve this.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy033
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Regime of Truth: Rethinking the Dominance of the Bio-Medical Model in
           Mental Health Social Work with Refugee Youth
    • Authors: Fennig M; Denov M.
      Pages: 300 - 317
      Abstract: This paper argues for a re-examination of mental health responses to refugee youth seeking asylum in high-income countries. Reviewing international literature related to mental health and social care services for refugee children and youth and drawing upon Foucault’s concepts of power, truth and discourse, we explore and question the predominance of the bio-medical model in responding to refugee children’s distress. We demonstrate that, despite notable initiatives and developments in social work theory and practice, the bio-medical model has, in many ways, become a ‘regime of truth’, with the power to define refugees’ problems and thus shape the policies and services that affect their lives. While not denying that many refugee youth and their families may benefit from such therapeutic interventions, it is our contention that working with this population requires a significant expansion, diversification and transformation of the current paradigm informing social work practice to incorporate the multiple and unique cultures and contexts of this population. We conclude with a discussion of promising practices and interventions with refugee youth and families.
      PubDate: Sat, 02 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy036
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Social Work’s Scope of Practice in Primary Mental Health Care: A
           Scoping Review
    • Authors: Ashcroft R; Kourgiantakis T, Fearing G, et al.
      Pages: 318 - 334
      Abstract: The inclusion of social workers as members of inter-professional primary health-care teams is an asset to health-care delivery by improving access to a broad range of psycho-social and mental health-care services and programmes. This scoping review examined the literature to summarise social work’s scope of practice in the provision of primary mental health care. Five electronic databases were searched within any given year to provide a comprehensive review of the literature. In the initial search, 4,800 articles were found and thirty met the inclusion criteria. One research team member reviewed the included articles independently with supervision from the principal investigator. Three categories emerged from the review: clinical responsibilities, social work activities in primary health-care and barriers to the implementation of social workers in such settings. An examination of social work’s scope of practice will help guide social work’s contribution to mental health care in inter-professional primary health care settings.
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy051
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Understanding Client Empowerment: An Online Survey of Social Workers
           Serving People with Mental Health Issues
    • Authors: Cui J; Mao L, Rose G, et al.
      Pages: 335 - 350
      Abstract: This study explored how social workers located in Sydney and Hong Kong conceptualised client empowerment. Further, it investigated these professionals’ perceived facilitators and barriers to their empowerment practices, based on an ecological framework. A cross-sectional online survey was used, where the original Empowerment Scale for clients with mental health issues was adapted to measure conceptualisation of client empowerment from social workers’ perspectives. Eighty-three social workers serving people with mental health issues (MHIs) in Sydney and eighty in Hong Kong responded. A two-factor model was generated suggesting that practitioners tend to conceptualise client empowerment into two aspects: a relation-based dimension and a resource-oriented one. Compared with their Sydney counterparts, the Hong Kong practitioners considered resource-oriented empowerment as more integral to client empowerment (t(161) = 4.17, p < 0.001). Several key factors were found to be independently associated with endorsement of the two-factor client-empowerment model by practitioners: perceived less support from medical specialists but more support from teams serving the same client, perceived benefits of social work training and, finally, beliefs in the importance of social workers’ role in client empowerment. The study highlights the multiple dimensions of client empowerment and a wide range of inter-professional and sociostructural factors enabling social workers’ practices that support empowerment. Our paper highlights the role of professional empowerment as a stepping stone to enable their client-empowerment practices through policy support and inter-professional collaboration.
      PubDate: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy057
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Mental Health Attitudes, Self-Criticism, Compassion and Role Identity
           among UK Social Work Students
    • Authors: Kotera Y; Green P, Sheffield D.
      Pages: 351 - 370
      Abstract: Although many social work students suffer from mental health symptoms, the majority of them do not seek help, because of shame. Accordingly, the purposes of this study were to evaluate social work students’ attitudes for mental health problems, and explore relationships among shame, mental health symptoms, self-criticism, self-compassion and role identity. First, eighty-four UK female undergraduate social work students completed a measure of attitudes towards mental health problems, and were compared with ninety-four UK female undergraduate students in other subjects. UK female undergraduate social work students had a higher level of negative perception in their community’s attitudes towards mental health problems. Second, eighty-seven UK social work students completed the attitudes, mental health, self-criticism, self-compassion and role-identity measures. Self-criticism, self-compassion and role identity were significantly related to mental health symptoms and identified as significant, independent predictors of mental health symptoms. This study confirmed that social work students consider that their community perceives mental health problems negatively and that their self-criticism, self-compassion and role identity relate to their poor mental health. The findings may help social work students, educators and researchers to deepen the understanding of their mental health symptoms and identify better solutions.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy072
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Psycho-Social Working Conditions and Stress in UK Social Workers
    • Authors: Ravalier J.
      Pages: 371 - 390
      Abstract: It is well documented that exposure to chronic negative working conditions leads to stress. This subsequently impacts sickness absence and attrition, making it a key consideration for policy makers and academics alike. This study therefore seeks to investigate the influence of psycho-social working conditions on stress and related outcomes: sickness presenteeism, job satisfaction and turnover intentions in UK social workers. A cross-sectional survey was used, in addition to a single open-ended question designed to further investigate the sources of stress, to collect data from 1,333 registered social workers. Results demonstrate high levels of turnover intentions, presenteeism and low job satisfaction. Regression analyses found that the interaction between high demands, low levels of control and poor managerial support was related to social worker stress and related outcomes. Qualitative content analysis of the open-ended question corroborated and extended these findings, also demonstrating that poor ergonomic set-up of the work environment and a blame culture were adding to the experience of stress. Policy makers need to consider improvements in these working conditions or face losing a large proportion of the social work workforce. Future research needs to be both longitudinal and interventional to focus on these needed improvements.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy023
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • A Semi-Open Supervision Systems Model for Evaluating Staff Supervision in
           Adult-Care Organisational Settings: The Research Findings
    • Authors: Lambley S.
      Pages: 391 - 410
      Abstract: This paper offers an original examination of the interrelationship between organisational arrangements, supervisory practices and outcomes from supervision in a study funded by the Social Care Institute for Excellence. The study aimed to capture examples of good supervision. Researchers used systems theory to develop a supervision model, which informed the research design and evaluation. Good supervision was identified by 136 online survey participants, and all emerging themes were examined in nineteen interviews, within four case study settings. Social workers within an ‘integrated’ case-study setting and health workers in a ‘partnership’ setting said that ‘good’ supervision was supported by organisational policies, supervisor training and devolved management and professional practice. In the care-home and social-enterprise settings, supervision was similarly supported, but its delivery was a management performance target. In all four case-study settings, good supervision could be negatively transformed by a supervisor’s action (e.g. rigid responses to performance issues) or supervisor’s inaction (e.g. cancelled supervision sessions). Service-user feedback on supervision is an underdeveloped area that needs further research. This paper concludes by considering the implications of the research findings for the study of supervision.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy069
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Why We Should Stop Talking About Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social
           Work
    • Authors: Munro E; Hardie J.
      Pages: 411 - 427
      Abstract: In debates about knowledge in social work, the terms ‘objectivity’ and ‘subjectivity’ are frequently used with varying degrees of positive and negative connotations. We argue that the terms have become so ambiguous that they should be avoided. In its place, we suggest focusing on the individual attributes associated with objectivity and subjectivity and consider how the desirable attributes can be strengthened and the undesirable ones avoided. This division differs significantly from the typical objective/subjective division. We examine three key social work issues: the contribution of empirical research, dealing with dissent and the role of the personal. When the attributes of objectivity and subjectivity are examined in detail, it becomes apparent that they vary in how desirable and how feasible they are. A more precise use of language makes it easier to see the contributions of values, bias and power in social work policy and practice and reduce the risks of people over-claiming the reliability and neutrality of their assertions.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy054
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The Evolution of Social Work from Disconnected Groups to a Scientific
           Community: A Social Network Analysis
    • Authors: Eckl M; Ghanem C, Löwenstein H.
      Pages: 428 - 447
      Abstract: This study investigates the collaboration networks within the social work discipline using the recently established Social Work Research Database. By means of network-analysis methods, we investigate the collaborations between 1990 and 2014, while the nodes of this network represent social work scholars (N = 19,789) connected by edges representing common publications (N = 314,180). We analyse the structural characteristics of these co-authorship networks and how they changed over time. The results show an increase in scientific collaborations among social work scholars and an evolution from mainly disconnected groups to a collaborating scientific community, while the network shows a small-world structure. The findings also reveal the existence of the so-called Matthew effect within the social work discipline. Specifically, nodes with a high number of connections are associated with a higher probability of acquiring new connections than other nodes, as well as becoming hubs. We therefore argue that an inequality is constantly reproduced and growing over time that implies barriers especially for early-career researchers.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy050
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • ‘Rebuilding a Shattered Life and a Broken Body’: Social Work and
           Disability Discourses in Israel’s First Decades
    • Authors: Holler R.
      Pages: 448 - 465
      Abstract: Building on the renewed interest in social work historiography, this article examines how disability was perceived and constructed by the social work profession in the first decades of the State of Israel. A discourse analysis of articles published in the country’s main social work journal (Welfare, 1957–77) underscores the importance of individualised discourses focused on the disabled person, her body, tragedy and, most importantly, her personality. This emphasis leads to an examination of the personality characteristics of disabled persons as seen or attributed by practitioners. The analysis then examines the social discourses arising from these articles and that which is sorely missing in them—the voice of the disabled. Finally, the study discusses some of the factors behind these professional discourses and conceptualises them within the theoretical framework of othering. Specifically, it concludes that these discourses turned welfare into a cultural location of disability, where disabled people were constructed and (re)shaped as the Other.
      PubDate: Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy068
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • What to Measure in Child Protection'
    • Authors: Hood R.
      Pages: 466 - 484
      Abstract: This paper explores key conceptual frameworks for measurement in child-protection (CP) services and considers their application in the English statutory system. After introducing some of the debates surrounding the use of measures in CP, three different perspectives are considered: performance-based accountability, evidence-based approaches and socio-technical systems design. The paper outlines the main principles of each perspective and their implications for measurement, drawing on examples from the relevant literature. It is argued that the merits and drawbacks of different measures are dependent on the conceptual frameworks in which they are used, and these in turn reflect the contested nature of CP and its institutional context.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy066
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Affect and Emotion in a Parent’s Engagement with Statutory
           Child-Protection Services: Navigating Stigma and ‘Identity Assault’
    • Authors: Quick D; Scott A.
      Pages: 485 - 502
      Abstract: How might we understand the emotional processes that generate desperate anger and resistance by parents facing child-protection investigations' In this paper, we draw on the sociology of affect and emotion to analyse one parent’s story of a child-protection enquiry, the removal of her son and the subsequent family reunification. Using a methodological process of ‘productive disconcertion’, which draws on similar theories of affect and emotion to those we are using in the analysis, we argue that statutory child-welfare services operate within an emotional regime in which parents of clients are positioned as passive and required to be co-operative. Responses such as intense parental anger can generate an interactive cycle of deepening conflict with child-protection workers, but can also be protective for the parent, supporting the individual’s sense of agency and a positive identity. Practitioners should seek to work with, rather than in opposition to, such parents, thus enabling the parent to be successful is his or her attempts to move beyond a cycle of traumatisation, stigma and re-traumatisation.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy055
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Carer Factors Associated with Foster-Placement Success and Breakdown
    • Authors: Miller L; Randle M, Dolnicar S.
      Pages: 503 - 522
      Abstract: The characteristics of carers in successful foster placements are identified to enable targeting them through customised marketing and recruitment campaigns. A longitudinal study with seventy-five carers was conducted over twenty months. Eleven instances of placement breakdown were compared to placements that did not break down. Several personal and family factors were identified as increasing the likelihood of foster-placement success, including higher cognitive empathy of the carer, a high level of social support from family, a high-quality carer–partner relationship, higher levels of care-giving and role-carer demand satisfaction, and a good match, fewer conflicts and better relationship between the carer and foster child. Conflicts between the carer and the child mediate the association between carer–partner relationship quality and carer satisfaction with role demands. Findings have important practical implications: additional evaluations should be conducted during screening processes with a focus on the key markers of placement success identified in this study; more emphasis should be placed on developing support networks amongst carers’ friends and family; and greater involvement of carer partners in screening and training processes is of key importance.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy059
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • ‘Uprooted from Everything that Attaches You’: Long-Term Outcomes of
           Former Child Migrants in Care in the Twentieth Century in Australia
    • Authors: Fernandez E; Lee J, McNamara P.
      Pages: 523 - 545
      Abstract: This article reports the in-care and post-care experience of people who lived in Australian child-welfare systems as children from 1930 to 1989. The research utilised a mixed-methods design including surveys, interviews and focus groups, and the sample comprised over 700 care-leavers across Australia. This manuscript reports specifically on the experience of the British Child Migrant cohort within the study. Their experience was often characterised by oppressive child-rearing practices that paved the way for serious abuse of all types and gross neglect. The findings reveal that emotional, physical and sexual abuse perpetrated by predatory adults and by peers occurred frequently and concurrently. Educational neglect was pervasive, children being subject to hard physical labour from a young age. The consequences of maltreatment in care persist into adulthood. Despite resilience exhibited by many former child migrants, their mental health remained a serious concern. Implications of the findings for policy and practice are discussed.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy070
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Reflective Practice and Learning from Mistakes in Social Work, Alessandro
           Sicora
    • Authors: Evans T.
      Pages: 546 - 547
      Abstract: Reflective Practice and Learning from Mistakes in Social Work, SicoraAlessandro, Bristol, Policy Press, 2017, pp. 232, ISBN 978–1–4473–2522–2, £17.99 (p/b)
      PubDate: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx152
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Values &amp; Ethics in Social Work, Chris Beckett, Andrew Maynard and
           Peter Jordan
    • Authors: Barnard A.
      Pages: 548 - 549
      Abstract: Values & Ethics in Social Work, BeckettChris, MaynardAndrew and JordanPeter, London, Sage, 2017, pp. xix + 179, ISBN 978–1–4739–7481–4, £ 27.99 (p/b)
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx153
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Unprotected: How the Normalisation of Underage Sex Is Exposing Children
           and Young People to the Risk of Sexual Exploitation, Norman Wells
    • Authors: Beesley P.
      Pages: 549 - 551
      Abstract: Unprotected: How the Normalisation of Underage Sex Is Exposing Children and Young People to the Risk of Sexual Exploitation, WellsNorman, Middlesex, Family Education Trust, 2017, pp. 152, ISBN 9780906229248, £7.50 (pbk)
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx160
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Erratum to Child Protection in New Zealand: A History of the Future
    • Authors: Hyslop I.
      Pages: 554 - 554
      Abstract: In “Child Protection in New Zealand: A History of the Future,”
      DOI : 10.1093/bjsw/bcx088, under the heading “History of the present,” there is an error in the sentence “To fully appreciate the current policy position, it is necessary to grasp how the causes of this equality have been contested over time, and how the dominant narrative has been reinvented in response to politicised changes in the configuration of welfare.” The sentence should have read “To fully appreciate the current policy position, it is necessary to grasp how the causes of this inequality have been contested over time, and how the dominant narrative has been reinvented in response to politicised changes in the configuration of welfare.”
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Corrigendum
    • Pages: 552 - 553
      Abstract: McFadden, P., Campbell, A., and Taylor, B. (2014) ‘Resilience and Burnout in Child Protection Social Work: Individual and Organisational Themes from a Systematic Literature Review’.  British Journal of Social Work. 1–18. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bct210
      PubDate: Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw051
      Issue No: Vol. 49, No. 2 (2016)
       
 
 
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