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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: 8, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.196, CiteScore: 5)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.434, CiteScore: 1)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 1.869, CiteScore: 2)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 88, SJR: 1.989, CiteScore: 4)
Alcohol and Alcoholism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 3)
American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147, SJR: 0.467, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 2.113, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 143, SJR: 3.438, CiteScore: 6)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 166, SJR: 2.713, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.322, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.281, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, 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: 15, SJR: 0.391, CiteScore: 0)
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.038, CiteScore: 1)
Animal Frontiers     Hybrid Journal  
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.423, CiteScore: 3)
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Annals of Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 5.599, CiteScore: 9)
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Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.728, CiteScore: 2)
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: 56, SJR: 2.987, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Mathematics Research eXpress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.241, CiteScore: 1)
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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: 42, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.871, CiteScore: 3)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 294, 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: 1, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Biostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.553, CiteScore: 2)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 161, SJR: 2.115, CiteScore: 3)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67, SJR: 5.858, CiteScore: 7)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, 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: 34, SJR: 2.161, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.508, CiteScore: 1)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 581, SJR: 1.828, CiteScore: 3)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 87, SJR: 1.019, CiteScore: 2)
British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.355, CiteScore: 3)
British Yearbook of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 1)
Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 0.764, CiteScore: 2)
Cambridge J. of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.438, CiteScore: 4)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, 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: 45, SJR: 3.892, CiteScore: 6)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.483, CiteScore: 1)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.42, CiteScore: 3)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.246, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, 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: 9, 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: 25, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Clean Energy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 5.051, CiteScore: 5)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.163, CiteScore: 2)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 2.424, CiteScore: 3)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, 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: 2, 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: 5, SJR: 0.906, CiteScore: 1)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Developments in Nutrition     Open Access  
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.164, CiteScore: 2)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.791, CiteScore: 3)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 1)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, 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: 3)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 3.584, CiteScore: 3)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.942, CiteScore: 1)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.612, CiteScore: 1)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.818, CiteScore: 2)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.408, CiteScore: 1)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, 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: 16, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 9.315, CiteScore: 9)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.625, CiteScore: 3)
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. : 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: 179, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, 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: 28, SJR: 0.702, CiteScore: 1)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 2.728, CiteScore: 3)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.018, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.492, CiteScore: 4)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 7.063, CiteScore: 13)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.308, CiteScore: 3)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access  
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.425, CiteScore: 1)
Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, 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: 32, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, 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: 12, SJR: 2.578, CiteScore: 4)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.506, CiteScore: 3)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 0)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 5.022, CiteScore: 7)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.388, CiteScore: 1)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, 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: 29, SJR: 1.278, CiteScore: 1)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.146, CiteScore: 3)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 3.555, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71, SJR: 2.643, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction Open     Open Access  
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 5.317, CiteScore: 10)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.756, CiteScore: 1)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 1.591, CiteScore: 3)
ICSID Review     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: 10, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 1)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 2.511, CiteScore: 4)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.319, CiteScore: 2)
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: 58, SJR: 1.505, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, 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: 34, SJR: 1.348, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 0.601, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 209, 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: 31, 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: 9, SJR: 1.545, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.724, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.168, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, 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: 44, SJR: 2.581, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.201, CiteScore: 1)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.15, CiteScore: 0)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.533, CiteScore: 1)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, 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: 4, SJR: 0.585, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.226, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Burn Care & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.768, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Chromatographic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.36, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Church and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 4.411, CiteScore: 5)
J. of Competition Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.33, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Complex Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.05, CiteScore: 4)
J. of Computer-Mediated Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 26, SJR: 2.961, CiteScore: 6)
J. of Conflict and Security Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.402, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41, SJR: 5.856, CiteScore: 5)

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British Journal of Social Work
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.019
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 87  
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ISSN (Print) 0045-3102 - ISSN (Online) 1468-263X
Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [396 journals]
  • Editorial: The Essence of Social Work
    • Authors: Golightley M.
      Pages: 553 - 556
      Abstract: One of the features of growing older is that the number of funeral attendances rises and, with them, the time to reflect and revaluate life in general and one’s own sense of purpose in particular. At one such funeral, we celebrated a ‘larger than life’ character with whom I had worked with for about twenty years. A social worker by profession and latterly an academic, he had maintained a strong sense of values and understood what counted most in his approach in life. Numerous accolades referred to him always finding the best in people and always believing in them. He could get to the very essence of people irrespective of difference and work with them to uncover their often hidden talents. It was these values that brought most of us into this world of social work; it was this that led us to offer help and support to those whom others rejected. It is easy to forget this in the world of performance management and arguments about policies and resources, but we do so at our peril.
      PubDate: Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy032
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2018)
  • A Social Ecological Approach to Understanding Life Satisfaction among
           Socio-Economically Disadvantaged People Living with HIV/AIDS in Taiwan:
           Implications for Social Work Practice
    • Authors: Lacombe-Duncan A; Chuang D.
      Pages: 557 - 577
      Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess multilevel correlates of life satisfaction among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Taiwan, with a specific focus on marginalised men who have sex with men (MSM) and people who use injection drugs (PWID) in order to inform contextually relevant social work interventions consistent with an ecological approach. In 2011, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among a convenience sample of Taiwanese PLWHA (n =  355). Three multiple linear regressions (1-full sample; 2-MSM; 3-PWID) were conducted with life satisfaction as the outcome and socio-demographic (e.g. age), health (e.g. medication adherence), individual/intra-personal (e.g. internalised HIV-related stigma), social/inter-personal (e.g. inter-personal empowerment) and community/structural (e.g. HIV community participation) correlates. The fully adjusted model accounted for 34.4 per cent of the variance in explaining life satisfaction (F(17, 302)=10.84, p<0.001). Higher personal empowerment, lower AIDS knowledge, higher inter-personal empowerment, higher HIV community participation and higher income were significantly associated with greater life satisfaction. For subgroup comparisons, PWID had a statistically significantly lower mean life satisfaction score compared to MSM (p<0.001). Social workers can implement empowerment-oriented interventions to promote life satisfaction among Taiwanese PLWHA. More research is necessary to understand the experiences of Taiwanese PWID that may influence life satisfaction.
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx060
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • The Mental Health and Help-Seeking Behaviour of Children and Young People
           in Care in Northern Ireland: Making Services Accessible and Engaging
    • Authors: Fargas-Malet M; McSherry D.
      Pages: 578 - 595
      Abstract: Largely as a result of early adverse experiences, children and young people in care are more likely to suffer from mental health difficulties than their peers. Despite these difficulties, they tend to find it hard to seek help and engage with professional services to address their needs. In Northern Ireland, the Mind Your Health study collected data for 233 children and young people in care through phone interviews with their carers, and twenty-five of these young people were interviewed. Focus groups with professionals were also carried out. According to their carers, 35 per cent had diagnosed emotional difficulties, and 36 per cent scored in the abnormal range for the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire’s emotional symptoms scale. Carers described difficulties in accessing mental health services for young people, due to lengthy waiting lists, a lack of information offered and a lack of effort to engage them. Young people found it difficult to engage with these services because of their feelings of stigma, embarrassment, insecurity, guilt and fear. Some felt unable to seek help even from their families and friends. We recommend that mental health services are made more locally accessible and waiting times are reduced, with a greater emphasis on pro-active outreach work.
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx062
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Social Work Skills: A Narrative Review of the Literature
    • Authors: Karpetis G.
      Pages: 596 - 615
      Abstract: This narrative review focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of the social work skills with children, adults and families. To date, theory is largely absent from the contemporary skills literature. Using the keywords ‘social work’ and ‘skills’, an electronic database search extracted peer-reviewed articles from the last ten years. The thematic analysis of the twenty-three articles retrieved revealed that the publications adopted the humanistic, critical, behavioural, psychodynamic, managerial and eclectic theoretical perspectives. Even though the clear majority of authors refrained from explicitly identifying the theories underlying specific skills, most implicitly espoused either the managerial perspective that neglects the holistic biopsychosocial assessment of clients or the practice ambiguous eclectic theoretical perspective. The major findings of the study include the lack of explicit theoretical perspectives in most publications and the widespread adoption of the managerial theoretical perspective. The study finally demonstrates that, even though the publications increased understanding of social work skills, none of them elaborated on the process through which skills are effectively operationalised in social work practice. A need subsequently emerges for qualitative case studies exploring how exactly specific theories, and through which techniques, inform the skills underlying effective social work assessments and interventions with children, adults and families.
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx066
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Reconsidering Value Perspectives in Child Welfare
    • Authors: Smith R.
      Pages: 616 - 632
      Abstract: This article offers a conceptually informed review of current trends in child welfare policy, drawing on the ‘value perspectives’ typology originally formulated by Fox Harding. The article introduces the typology and provides examples of its previous application. It goes on to consider the relationship between alternative value positions and the potential conflicts associated with these, before moving on to consider contemporary issues in children’s policy and practice. Recent trends towards an increasing emphasis on adoption and in parallel a greater reliance on authoritarian measures to protect children and promote responsible parenting are discussed, as are the relative weakening of policy commitments to the promotion of children’s rights or investment in services to provide support to families. These developments viewed in combination can thus be viewed as representing a systemic shift away from welfare and rights-based approaches in child welfare to those which rely on measures grounded in the authoritative exercise of state power, from above. This, the article concludes, can be associated with a progressive degradation of the principles of partnership and collaboration which are viewed as desirable by many of those directly engaged in working with children and families.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx067
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Building a Community of Practice for Transforming ‘Mothering’ of
           Abused Women into a ‘Mutual Care Project’: A New Focus on Partnership
           and Mutuality
    • Authors: Kong S; Hooper C.
      Pages: 633 - 655
      Abstract: The current child-protection and women-protection frameworks tend to polarise the well-being of women and children. Abused mothers are often considered ‘inadequate’ or ‘incompetent’ if their children fail to achieve socially desirable outcomes. Conversely, children are seen as a burden on abused women in cases where women are ambivalent with respect to their mothering experience. Yet abused women need extra care and support to be competent again in the post-separation context, while children can serve a protective role for their abused mothers. This study employs Cooperative Grounded Inquiry (CGI) for working with abused Chinese women in Hong Kong and their teenage children in order to nurture a community of practice for transforming mothering into a mutual care project. Through partnering with teenage participants for setting care goals and care plans, abused women became aware of how they had monopolised the care work at home while teenage participants recognised how they could contribute to designing and accomplishing care plans. The findings shed light on the cultural fit of ‘community of practice’ in Chinese familial societies, and demonstrate the potential of ‘doing family’ for expanding post-separation protection for abused women and their children. In this article, ‘community of practice’ is proposed as an approach for helping to narrow the gap between child-protection and women-protection systems.
      PubDate: Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx055
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Wired: Early Intervention and the ‘Neuromolecular Gaze’
    • Authors: Michael Garrett P.
      Pages: 656 - 674
      Abstract: Beginning with an interview with the then UK prime minister, Tony Blair, in 2006, the article critically explores how the discourse on early intervention has evolved over the past ten years. Ideas circulating around early intervention have been revitalised by neuroscience and the new prominence of what has been termed the ‘neuromolecular gaze’. This ‘gaze’, aided by new imaging technologies, is now playing a substantial role in promoting neuroscience. Moreover, neuroscience has been deployed by spokespeople from across the mainstream political spectrum and within academia to amplify the argument that early intervention into the lives of children and families is vital. At least two elements need further critical exploration: first, the assertion that a child’s brain is irrevocably ‘wired’ before the age of three; second, how this, apparently, ‘objective’ and ‘scientifically grounded’ approach is dialectically enmeshed with doxic and gendered ideas associated with attachment theory.
      PubDate: Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx057
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Carers’ Experiences in Families Impacted by Huntington’s Disease: A
           Qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis
    • Authors: Parekh R; Praetorius R, Nordberg A.
      Pages: 675 - 692
      Abstract: Caring for an ill family member has been perceived as a chronic stressor. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a chronic neurodegenerative condition lasting up to thirty years, having a powerful impact on families, particularly carers who live with the fear of familial prevalence and genetic transmission. Previous studies have primarily focused on disease management; however, some qualitative studies have concentrated on experiences of family carers. The purpose of this Qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis was to synthesise qualitative studies to explore experiences of family carers of individuals with HD. Purposive sampling was used to select relevant studies. The twelve studies for this Qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis (QIMS) represent experiences of 247carers. Analysis identified five themes: (i) struggles; (ii) impact on carer’s life; (iii) worries; (iv) change in relationship with care-recipient; and (v) social support. Two studies focused on teens; some of their experiences are unique and thus discussed separately from the themes. Findings suggest that there are similarities with carers of other diseases; however, HD may need to be considered individually because of its unique impact on the family system related to genetic transmission to one’s children. Living with this fear can be daunting, heavily influencing decision making and perspectives of most family members, particularly the carer.
      PubDate: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw173
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Young People’s Experiences of Family Connectedness: Supporting Social
           Work Practice with Families and Young People
    • Authors: Woodman E; McArthur M.
      Pages: 693 - 713
      Abstract: Youth mental health is a global concern, with international evidence of increasing adolescent psychopathology. Researching ways to support young people’s mental health and well-being is an essential responsibility of social workers. Family connectedness is a key factor for youth well-being, but there is little detail about how young people experience it. This article contributes qualitative insights into young people’s experiences of family connectedness that will support social work practice with families. Interviews were conducted with thirty-one young people—aged fifteen and sixteen years—from Canberra, Australia. Young people highlighted the need to be engaged in family life, how common factors could help family members connect and their need to feel valued. The role of connections formed prior to adolescence and the way these connections changed as young people aged were also evident. Recommendations are made for social workers to support young people by building and maintaining family connectedness throughout adolescence. Thematic network maps, which capture young people’s perspectives, are provided to support assessment, intervention and education on family connectedness.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx019
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • ‘I’m Gonna Ask You about Yourself, so I Can Put It on Paper’:
           Analysing Street-Level Bureaucracy through Form-Related Talk in Social
    • Authors: Matarese M; Caswell D.
      Pages: 714 - 733
      Abstract: Standardised formats in social work have often been seen as neo-liberal and linked to New Public Management. Analysing naturally occurring data from social work interactions (conversations) in a homeless shelter, we argue that examining street-level bureaucracy from a discursive perspective enables us to discover new aspects of form-related interaction. By investigating several approaches to form-talk, we see how standardisation, routinisation, time and documentation function in concert to accomplish social work. We argue that, while some talk strictly adheres to questionnaires, allowing little space for client voice, other types of form-related talk do not adhere directly to form questions, providing more space for client voice. Importantly, the former interactions are discursively narrow spaces for client participation but provide transparency of the accountable event in play, while the latter discussions are more participatory client spaces that reduce transparency of the accountable event. As a result, we are both critical of the use of forms in the casework context and cautiously optimistic in terms of implications for social work.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx041
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Creating Transparency through Electronic Information Systems:
           Opportunities and Pitfalls
    • Authors: Devlieghere J; Bradt L, Roose R.
      Pages: 734 - 750
      Abstract: Over the past few decades, governments all over Europe have drawn upon a diversity of Electronic Information Systems (EISs). One of the aims of these EISs is the creation of a transparent Child Welfare and Protection (CWP) system. In that context, Gillingham and Graham (2016) argue that the implementation of EISs in social work has made the daily work of practitioners visible in ways that social workers in the 1970s and 1980s would have find unimaginable. However, this has not gone unchallenged as research reveals that practitioners develop strategies which can also undermine the aim of transparency. This paper aims to capture the tension between this aim and the reality of social work practice in using EISs. We undertook semi-structured interviews with seventeen social practitioners and uncovered a complex struggle in which practitioners showed how EISs are capable of both increasing and hindering the creation of transparency. We therefore argue that the problem does not lie so much in the implementation or design of EISs, but in the idea that transparency can be increased by EISs.
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx052
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Reengineering Social Work’s Political Passion: Policy Practice and
    • Authors: Strier R; Feldman G.
      Pages: 751 - 768
      Abstract: Studies show that social workers in many countries engage in policy practice at various levels and through diverse strategies. Recent scholarship has even offered some important conceptual frameworks for explaining policy practice. What is still missing is an informed analysis of the impact of the broad transformation social work has undergone in recent decades on the involvement of social workers in the policy arena. Drawing on secondary sources, this article fills this lacuna by providing a theoretical analysis of the broad context of policy practice. As neo-liberalism is the dominant ideology that has reconfigured the political, economic and institutional landscape of social work, the article evaluates its impact on social workers’ engagement in the policy arena. The article subscribes to three main features of neo-liberalism: restructuring of the state, culture of marketisation and valorisation of entrepreneurship. Our analysis shows a complex picture in which neo-liberalism has both triggered the need for policy practice but also severely restricted the likelihood for meaningful political actions taken by social workers.
      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx064
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Is It a Man’s World' An Exploratory Study of Male Students in Social
           Work: Experiences from Chile
    • Authors: Labra O; Chamblas I, Turcotte P, et al.
      Pages: 769 - 786
      Abstract: Until recently, few studies have examined the realities of men who choose to pursue careers in professions viewed as ‘feminine’. Adopting a qualitative approach, the article seeks to broaden the current state of knowledge on this issue by examining the realities of thirteen male students enrolled in social work at a Chilean university. The respondents participated in individual interviews conducted during the winter semesters of 2014 and 2015. Specifically, the study aims to identify and describe the motivations, obstacles and positive reference points that characterise the trajectories of men who pursue social work studies. The testimonies of participants show that their motivations in studying social work are strongly influenced by a subset of characteristics linked with their life trajectories. In terms of the barriers these men face during their studies and beyond, the results point to historical, cultural and social factors influencing the dimension of gender in relation to social work. The positive reference points that underpin men’s decisions to pursue social work studies and careers, despite gender-related obstacles, are linked to their experiences in the university environment. Drawing on participants’ testimonies, the authors propose avenues of further research on issues of gender in social work.
      PubDate: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx065
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Student Engagement Matters: A Self-Determination Perspective on Chinese
           MSW Students’ Perceived Competence after Practice Learning
    • Authors: Wang Y; Qiao d, Chui E.
      Pages: 787 - 807
      Abstract: From the perspective of self-determination theory, achievement motivation partially mediates and explains the relationship between perceived autonomy support and student engagement, and student engagement has full mediating role in the relationships between perceived autonomy support, motivation and learning outcomes. This study investigates the relationship between Master of Social Work (MSW) students’ learning processes and their perceived social work competence. A cross-sectional study using an online survey was conducted; 848 students in fifty-seven of the sixty-one MSW programmes running in mainland China in 2015 (51.3 and 93.4 per cent of the total figures, respectively) participated. Data analysis was based on theoretically employed structural equation modelling. Fit indexes of the measurement model showed adequate model fit (CFI = 0.964; RMSEA = 0.048) with four latent variables. The structural model shows MSW students’ perceived support for their autonomy and achievement motivation affected their perceived competence, with engagement as a full mediator. The model fit is good (CFI = 0.939, RMSEA = 0.047, R2 = 46 per cent). The findings highlight the importance of increasing students’ achievement motivation, providing support for student autonomy and implementing high-quality field-training curricula in enhancing students’ engagement with practice learning in behavioural, emotional and agentic dimensions.
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx015
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Cultural Responsiveness in Action: Co-Constructing Social Work Curriculum
           Resources with Aboriginal Communities
    • Authors: Bennett B; Redfern H, Zubrzycki J.
      Pages: 808 - 825
      Abstract: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing have recently become core social work curriculum in Australian social work degrees and are regarded as central to decolonising Australian social work education and producing culturally responsive social work practitioners. Effectively teaching these knowledges, values and skills requires multiple strategies including the development of new curriculum resources which demonstrate the integration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing in practice. This article presents the theory and practice of co-constructing two filmed case studies with Aboriginal stakeholders which address a range of student learning needs. These powerful case studies are informed by Aboriginal knowledges and demonstrate the skills and values that the community state they want and need from social workers. Engaging in a community-led process provides social work educators with opportunities to build relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, thus modelling cultural responsiveness in action.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx053
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Home Visits in Social Work: From Disembodiment to Embodied Presence
    • Authors: Muzicant A; Peled E.
      Pages: 826 - 842
      Abstract: This paper explores the bodily aspects of home visits, based on an institutional ethnography of home visits conducted by social workers of an Israeli municipal social services department. The analysis of fifteen in-depth, semi-structured interviews with social workers in various capacities revealed their heightened and unique corporeal experiences during home visits, in contrast with their work at the department. Four key aspects are discussed: the journey from the office to the client’s home as a transition from a disembodied position to an embodied one; the social worker’s tentative bodily presence during the visit; the home visit as a ‘dirty work’; and the social worker’s bodily experience in relation to the institutional and professional discourse. The discussion centres on the drawbacks and benefits of the workers’ increased embodied presence during home visits.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx033
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Entering the Market: On the Licensing of Residential Homes for Children
           and Youth in Sweden
    • Authors: Pålsson D.
      Pages: 843 - 859
      Abstract: In Sweden, residential care for children to a great extent takes place in a care market, and a precondition for private care providers to enter the market is a licence issued by the state. The aim of the study is to describe and analyse the regulatory conditions for and output of licensing in the market of residential care for children in Sweden. Analytically, licensing is considered a formative mechanism, which means that it shapes the development of the supply side of residential care. The empirical material consists of an analysis of formal licence decisions and interviews with inspectors managing licences. The results show that the majority of the applicants were granted a licence during the year of the study and that the licensing process consists of a few stringent standards. Further, the stringent standards are influenced only to a limited extent by knowledge generated from research on residential care and the applicants are granted a fair degree of leeway as regards how to organise the care content. The findings are discussed based on whether the licensing system takes advantage of its potential and what it may entail for the residential care market at a broader level.
      PubDate: Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx063
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Social Work in a Diverse Society: Transformative Practice with Black and
           Minority Ethnic Individuals and Communities, Charlotte Williams and Mekada
           J. Graham (eds)
    • Authors: Allain L.
      Pages: 860 - 861
      Abstract: Social Work in a Diverse Society: Transformative Practice with Black and Minority Ethnic Individuals and Communities,WilliamsCharlotte and GrahamMekada J. (eds), Bristol, Policy Press, 2016, pp. vi + 242, ISBN 978–1447322627, £17.59 (p/b)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw177
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Policy and Social Work Practice, Eds Tony Evans and Frank Keating
    • Authors: Jones C.
      Pages: 861 - 863
      Abstract: Policy and Social Work Practice,  Eds EvansTony and KeatingFrank,  London, Sage, 2016, pp. vii + 176, ISBN 978–1–84860–698–2 (p/b)
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw178
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Domestic Violence and Protecting Children: New Thinking and Approaches,
           Nicky Stanley and Cathy Humphreys (eds)
    • Authors: Benson D.
      Pages: 863 - 865
      Abstract: Domestic Violence and Protecting Children: New Thinking and Approaches, StanleyNicky and HumphreysCathy (eds), London, Jessica Kingsley, 2015, pp. 272, ISBN 978-1-84905-485-0, £22.99 (p/b)
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx009
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Supporting Families and Carers: A Nursing Perspective, Mary E. Braine and
           Julie Wray
    • Authors: Young D.
      Pages: 865 - 867
      Abstract: Supporting Families and Carers: A Nursing Perspective, BraineMary E. and WrayJulie, New York, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2016, pp. xiii+ 188, ISBN 9781498706704, £19.99 (p/b)
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx011
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Social Work and Disability, Peter Simcock and Rhoda Castle
    • Authors: Morgan H.
      Pages: 867 - 868
      Abstract: Social Work and Disability,SimcockPeter and CastleRhoda, Cambridge, Polity, 2016, pp. 237, ISBN 9 780745 670201, £16.99 (p/b)
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx012
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Social Work in Ireland—Changes and Continuities, A. Christie, B.
           Featherstone, S. Quin and T. Walsh
    • Authors: Devaney J.
      Pages: 869 - 870
      Abstract: Social Work in Ireland—Changes and Continuities, ChristieA., FeatherstoneB., QuinS. and WalshT., London, Palgrave Publishing, 2015, pp. 256, ISBN 9781137383204, £25.99 (p/b)
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx020
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
  • Understanding Family Support: Policy, Practice and Theory, John Canavan,
           John Pinkerton and Pat Dolan
    • Authors: Allen D.
      Pages: 870 - 872
      Abstract: Understanding Family Support: Policy, Practice and Theory, CanavanJohn, PinkertonJohn and DolanPat, London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016, pp. 159, ISBN 978–1–84905–066–1, £17.99
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx021
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2017)
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