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British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.391, h-index: 84)
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Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
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Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 8)
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Clean Energy     Open Access  
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62, SJR: 4.742, h-index: 261)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 2.62, h-index: 53)
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Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Developments in Nutrition     Open Access  
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
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Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.068, h-index: 24)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.42, h-index: 77)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 10)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 3)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.791, h-index: 66)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 25)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.201, h-index: 71)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.044, h-index: 58)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 31)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 174, SJR: 0.722, h-index: 38)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 60)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.284, h-index: 64)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 24)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.048, h-index: 77)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.687, h-index: 115)
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Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.903, h-index: 44)
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Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
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Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.692, h-index: 101)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 0.505, h-index: 40)
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Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 60)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 20)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.199, h-index: 61)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 21)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 88)
ICSID Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.099, h-index: 51)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.329, h-index: 26)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.351, h-index: 20)
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Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.37, h-index: 81)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.994, h-index: 107)
Information and Inference     Free  
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Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 59)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
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Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.69, h-index: 79)
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Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.783, h-index: 38)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 4)
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Journal Cover British Journal of Social Work
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   ISSN (Print) 0045-3102 - ISSN (Online) 1468-263X
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  • Editorial: Drugs but no rock ‘n’ roll
    • Authors: Golightley M; Holloway M.
      Pages: 279 - 282
      Abstract: Of the so-called specialisms in social work which actually cut across all client groups, alcohol and substance misuse is one of particular impact and a problem shared internationally. A recent news item in the UK focused on the high and increasing rate of drug-related deaths and the human stories behind them; parents questioning where they went wrong with their child’s upbringing, helpless in the face of serious addiction, unable to help but unable to turn their back; men and women, living on the streets, vulnerable, wanting a better life each morning while knowing that nothing else will matter later in the day but getting their next fix; scared and lonely young runaways, seeking to obliterate what they have been subjected to in the past and what they have to do in the present to survive. The routes by which each addict encounters social and criminal justice services are various but relentlessly circular and bring with them further human costs. Drug addiction features as a significant factor in mental health breakdown and self-harm, in the repeated removal of children from their birth mother, in theft, sometimes involving assault against older people in their own homes, in the break-up of family units and destroying of close relationships, not to mention the complicated grief caused to those who experience the double blow of loss of the person to drugs in life and again in death (Guy and Holloway, 2007). Social work is so often involved in dealing with the problems caused as a result of addiction and there probably isn’t a social worker around who has not encountered substance misuse somewhere on their caseload. Yet social work research into addiction and specialist practice interventions has a relatively low profile. One approach – motivational interviewing – seeks to tackle the core of the problem of addiction, but as Watson (2011) has pointed out, it is a method with which social work has barely engaged, despite the profession’s commitment to facilitating change. Yet, as one man commented (Channel 4 News 19 February 2018) finding some other reason to get up in the morning, was what finally enabled him to become drug-free after decades of addiction.
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy013
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • ‘Performing’ Fathering while Homeless: Utilising a Critical
           Social Work Perspective
    • Authors: Roche S; Barker J, McArthur M.
      Pages: 283 - 301
      Abstract: This article links sociological perspectives of fatherhood and homelessness to qualitative research with fathers experiencing homelessness. Reporting on the findings from forty in-depth interviews and two focus groups, we explore participants’ conceptions of fathering and detail the material and symbolic barriers to fathering while experiencing homelessness. Fathers describe a ‘performance failure’ that results in ‘distancing’ themselves from their children, acting to conceal their inabilities to fulfil the prescriptive social norms and dominant representations of fatherhood. In response, we apply a critical social work approach to practice that concentrates on highlighting the social processes and dominant meanings of fathering and homelessness, as well as reconceptualising performances of fathering within these contexts. This is a new contribution to the literature on homelessness that expands understandings of homelessness beyond individualistic and causal explanations, as well as supports critical social work approaches to practice.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx050
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Rejecting Wraparound Support: An Ethnographic Study of Social Service
           Provision
    • Authors: Parsell C; Stambe R, Baxter J.
      Pages: 302 - 320
      Abstract: Social work rarely considers how the delivery of social services shape the behaviours of, and potentially creates dependencies for, people receiving services. Drawing on an ethnographic examination, this article presents the Gain model as a theory and a practice. Delivered in temporary homeless accommodation, the Gain model rejects wraparound service provision. Premised on service users as people rather than clients, it challenges the idea that more social services are required to assist people experiencing material deprivation. The article outlines two contributions to social work. First, it challenges social work to develop a clear narrative about people with the desire and potential to live optimistically aspirational lives. Second, the article puts forward a view of an autonomous good life that is at odds with the conditions and even resources associated with accessing social services. Rather than practising to disrupt oppression, the Gain model pushes social work to think about how providing services to excluded groups is premised on limited life expectations. The model’s value lies in the significance of a reflective practice premised on people using social work services as no different to the social workers providing the services.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx045
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Intervention in a Real-Life Context: Therapeutic Space in Poverty-Aware
           Social Work
    • Authors: Saar-Heiman Y; Krumer-Nevo M, Lavie-Ajayi M.
      Pages: 321 - 338
      Abstract: The spatial aspects of therapeutic intervention receive marginal attention in the practice and discourse of therapeutic professions. Currently, influenced by the classic Freudian tradition, the central therapeutic space of social workers and psychologists is the agency and the office. Despite the fact that models of home therapy have been developed over the years, its practice has remained marginal in the professional discourse. This article introduces the concept of intervention in a real-life context as a theoretical and practical framework for work with people in poverty that takes place outside the agency. The article is based on a qualitative study that examined the ongoing experiences of nine women who participated in an intervention programme based on the poverty-aware social work paradigm. The findings revealed that intervention in a real-life context takes place in four major realms: the home space, in which meetings were held regularly; the utilisation-of-rights space; the emergency space; and the professional-friendly space. The discussion sheds light on intervention in a real-life context as a means to practise the psychodynamic concept of holding in working with people who live in poverty.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx054
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Perceptions of Service Providers’ Burnout: Comparison of Service
           Users and Service Providers
    • Authors: Savaya R; Melamed S, Altschuler D.
      Pages: 339 - 352
      Abstract: This paper reports the findings of a study comparing service providers’ and service users’ perceptions of providers’ burnout. It addresses two issues: the similarities and differences in their perceptions; and the associations between any gaps in their perceptions and the service users’ satisfaction and perceptions of change. The study was conducted on 270 matched pairs of service users and service providers in a human service agency in a major city in Israel, using the Maslach Burnout Inventory. The findings show that the service users viewed their providers as less emotionally exhausted, as having a lower level of accomplishment and as more depersonalising than the providers viewed themselves. They also show that user-versus-provider discrepancies in perceptions of the providers’ accomplishments and depersonalisation contributed significantly to the users’ satisfaction with the agency and their provider, as well as to their perception of changes in their presenting problem.
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx051
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Understanding the Process of Family Group Conferencing in Public Mental
           Health Care: A Multiple Case Study
    • Authors: de Jong G; Schout G, Abma T.
      Pages: 353 - 370
      Abstract: From 2011 until 2013, forty-one family group conferences were organised for clients in a public mental health care (PMHC) setting in the north of the Netherlands. In total, 312 semi-structured interviews were done out of a possible number of 473 Family Group Conferencing (FGC) participants. A multiple case study brought four dynamics to the surface on the process of FGC in PMHC: (i) overcoming resistance, breaking through isolation, sharing shameful feelings and grievances; (ii) you’ll change for your mother, not for professionals; (iii) the complex role of FGC coordinators; and (iv) professionals who can resist the temptation to take over. To understand these dynamics, the role of the social network as ‘shock absorbers’ and the necessity of a collaboration between FGC coordinators and professionals are further explored. Eventually, the impact of FGC on the client’s quality of life is influenced by four factors, namely if: (i) clients are willing to invite and extend their social network; (ii) clients and their network are willing to share shameful feelings and grievances; (iii) there is mutual trust between clients and FGC coordinators and (iv) professionals reinforce the self-direction of the group and prevent clients from falling back into individual care trajectories.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx037
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Can State Supervision Improve Eldercare' An Analysis of the Soundness
           of the Swedish Supervision Model
    • Authors: Hanberger A; Nygren L, Andersson K.
      Pages: 371 - 389
      Abstract: This article examines the assumptions regarding how Swedish state supervision (SSV) of eldercare is to achieve its intended effects. It explores how SSV is intended to work to ensure and improve eldercare quality, and theoretically and empirically assesses the validity of its guiding assumptions with programme theory methodology. The theoretical assessment suggests that most intended effects are partly achieved, though the quality-enhancing assumption finds little support in caring research. The assumption that the supervised parties will improve their compliance with laws and regulations has some validity, but this compliance is temporary and confined to the aspects of eldercare being supervised. Twenty-four interviews with the chairs of Social Welfare Committees and care unit managers provide empirical support for all but two intended effects. SSV has not increased ‘awareness of national regulative demands in eldercare’ or contributed to ‘general quality improvement in eldercare’. Four unintended effects of SSV were also recognised in the interviews—for example, unsupervised caring activities were less prioritised. The authors conclude that, although SSV does little to improve eldercare quality, it is needed for transparency and accountability as well as to hold local governments and public and private service providers to account for compliance with national statutes.
      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx032
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Fostering Inter-Agency Collaboration for the Delivery of Community-Based
           Services for Older Adults
    • Authors: Tong C; Franke T, Larcombe K, et al.
      Pages: 390 - 411
      Abstract: Organisations promoting health and social outcomes are grappling with two concurrent realities: dwindling budgets and declining state support; and a rapidly ageing population. This is true for all levels of government, non-governmental organisations and non-profits. This study assessed the process and extent to which four non-profit organisations collaborated to meet service objectives related to older adults in a local area. A collaboration survey and semi-structured interviews with nine stakeholders from four community-based public-sector organisations were conducted annually for three years. Interviews were transcribed and data were analysed using topic and analytic coding. Successful inter-agency collaborations involved: (i) shared vision; (ii) effective communication; (iii) time to build relationships; (iv) shared expertise and resources; and (v) strong leadership. Factors that jeopardised inter-agency collaboration included: (i) misinformed understanding of goals; (ii) meetings seen as a waste of time; (iii) not sharing resources; and (iv) lack of organisational resources. This paper makes two distinct contributions. We highlight that successful collaborations are about a process that includes relationship building, sharing of resources and establishing a shared vision; and we offer a method for those involved in the establishment and assessment of collaborations to provide appropriate, accessible and timely assessments of collaborative efforts.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx044
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Introducing Post-Secular Social Work: Towards a Post-Liberal Ethics of
           Care
    • Authors: Shaw J.
      Pages: 412 - 429
      Abstract: This paper considers the post-secular turn in critical theory as enabling vocational social work to re-engage with public religion within deliberative and participatory democratic practices in the interests of social welfare. In particular, by introducing a theoretical context for post-secular social work, spiritual-but-not-religious rhetoric which characterises modern liberal social work is challenged whilst congruency between social work practice and faith-based social action is affirmed through a mutual critique of neo-liberalism and sympathy with post-liberal ethics of care. Accordingly, post-secular social work recognises faith-based social action as representing an alternative and supplementary care paradigm to the bureaucratic cultures and consumerist models purported by both the private and public sectors. Consequently, rather than privatising faith as a personal lifestyle choice, post-secular social work is indicative of a new politics of social work which subverts former secular, liberal and neo-liberal hegemonies within the profession through a neo-communitarian cultivation of the common good.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx036
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The First Year of Service: A Longitudinal Study of Organisational
           Antecedents of Transformational Leadership in the Social Service
           Organisations
    • Authors: Tafvelin S; Isaksson K, Westerberg K.
      Pages: 430 - 448
      Abstract: In this longitudinal interview study, we have strived to advance the understanding of how organisational factors may hinder the emergence of transformational leadership among first line managers in social service organisations. By interviewing managers in a Swedish social service organisation during their first year of leadership, we first identified leadership ideals and then asked them to identify factors that hinder the performance of this leadership. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the data and the results revealed that the managers strived for a transformational leadership, but several factors in the organisation made it difficult to lead in the way they intended. Hindering factors were identified both at the organisational level, such as ‘top-down management’, ‘financial strain’ and ‘continuous change’, and in the managers’ own working environment in terms of ‘no support’, ‘high work-load’, ‘limited influence’, ‘administrative tasks’ and ‘distance to employees’. This study contributes to our understanding of organisational antecedents of transformational leadership as well as the premises of transformational leadership in social service organisations.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx038
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • A Professional Role in Transition: Swedish Child Welfare Social Workers’
           Descriptions of Their Work in 2003 and 2014
    • Authors: Tham P.
      Pages: 449 - 467
      Abstract: This study is based on a follow-up in 2014 of a survey conducted in 2003 among Swedish child welfare social workers. The same questionnaire used in 2003 (n = 309) was distributed to social workers (n = 349) who, in 2014, were working with the same types of tasks as in the previously investigated areas. The overall aim was to examine and analyse how working conditions have developed over these eleven years. From the results, two general patterns emerge. The first shows a deterioration of their working conditions, with higher work demands, increased role conflicts and less possibility to influence important decisions. The intention to leave the workplace or the profession had also increased. The second overall pattern concerns the emerging changes in job content, where the work today seems to be focused on conducting investigations whereas the vast majority of the social workers in 2003 also mentioned other tasks, such as giving advice and support, as being part of their job content. Contrary to their wishes, the social workers of today seem to have less time to devote to direct contact with clients. The consequences of these changes for the professional role of social workers and for their clients are discussed.
      PubDate: Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx016
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Exploring the Potential of Interaction Models of Research Use for Social
           Work
    • Authors: Heinsch M.
      Pages: 468 - 486
      Abstract: A range of models have been developed to explain the factors and processes that influence research use. However, they have remained largely untested, leaving their applicability and relevance unknown. This study examined Australian social work researchers’ perspectives on the potential of interaction to enhance research use in social work. Qualitative interviews were conducted. Participants identified interaction as a key factor influencing research use by practitioners. In all, three interaction themes were identified, which impacted on research use: (i) timing of the interaction, (ii) level at which the interaction occurs and (iii) nature of the interaction. However, the power of interaction as an influential factor in research use was found to lie in the particular ways in which it combined with characteristics of individual researchers, the organisation and the research content. To illustrate the way in which interaction combines with other factors to impact on research use, the key themes were synthesised into four interactional approaches, namely ‘situated’, ‘engaged’, ‘programmatic’ and ‘conventional’. These approaches vary from intense interaction and knowledge coproduction situated in the context of application to brief engagement within a conventional approach to research dissemination. The findings provided preliminary support for interaction models of research use for social work.
      PubDate: Sat, 20 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx034
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The Pre-Training Characteristics of Frontline Participants and Mainstream
           Social Work Students
    • Authors: Maxwell N; Scourfield J, de Villiers T, et al.
      Pages: 487 - 504
      Abstract: Frontline is a fast-track training scheme for social workers in children’s services in England, which aims to attract ‘outstanding’ graduates who may not previously have considered a career in social work. This implies that students recruited onto the Frontline programme will be of a higher academic quality than those on mainstream social work courses. This article presents findings from an independent evaluation of the Frontline pilot stage which compared the pre-training characteristics of Frontline participants with those of social work training enrolments in England for 2013–14, derived from Higher Education Statistics Agency data, the Frontline participant database and a questionnaire administered to postgraduate students in five ‘high-tariff’ universities. Frontline participants have significantly better prior academic qualifications than students on mainstream programmes. They are significantly younger, more likely to have parents who are graduates and more likely to have attended private schools. The Frontline programme has fewer minority ethnic students than mainstream programmes. Frontline’s objective of attracting those who may not have previously considered social work as a career has featured recruitment of a more socially advantaged and less diverse group of entrants. How likely Frontline trainees are to stay in the profession remains to be seen.
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx042
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Pragmatic Professionalism: A Fuzzy Delphi Study on the Competencies of
           Social Workers in Guangzhou, China
    • Authors: Lei J; Huang W.
      Pages: 505 - 524
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to derive a competency framework from the perspective of Chinese experts in social work, and to reveal the reasons for these particular choices. Working in reference to professional competencies that have been identified by the USA, England and Hong Kong, twenty Chinese academics, fourteen Directors/Deputy Directors and fifteen senior practitioners individually chose those competencies they perceived as important and a consensus was reached in accordance with the fuzzy Delphi method. It was discovered that the Chinese framework should be constituted of twenty-four competencies in the domains of ‘Values & Ethics’, ‘Theoretical Knowledge’ and ‘Practical Skills’. Following further in-depth interviews with the experts, the rationale behind these choices can be described as ‘pragmatic professionalism’, which prefers pragmatic competencies with de-politicising techniques. This study can be seen not only as a pioneer attempt to identify the Chinese framework of competencies from the expert perceptions, but can also be used to reflect on the current Chinese method of professionalisation, with its characteristics of pragmatism, de-politicisation and technicism.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx035
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • A Short Reply to the ‘Epistemology of Harm Reduction’
    • Authors: Paylor I.
      Pages: 525 - 530
      Abstract: This short reply focuses on the view that the dominant discourse surrounding drug use creates difficulties in offering harm reduction for those who are not currently in recovery. Recovery as the dominant political discourse provides structural barriers to harm-reduction intervention at the front line level, placing greater emphasis on getting individuals into recovery, whilst providing more services aimed specifically at reducing drug use. This short reply argues that what is required is a renewed strategy, dedicated to removing the barriers to well-being, lending equal attention to both recovery and harm reduction.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx048
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Epigenetics Revisioned: Reply to White and Wastell
    • Authors: Combs-Orme T.
      Pages: 531 - 535
      Abstract: The recent article by White and Wastell (2016) poses important questions for the social work profession as we move to integrate scientific knowledge about epigenetics into our knowledge base, arguing that it is too soon to adopt this knowledge and posing ethical questions. In this reply, I take an approach that is more optimistic than that of White and Wastell, emphasising the reversibility of gene expression changes and the importance of social policy and interventions for addressing much of the damage caused by poverty, racism and violence.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx049
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Analysing Community Work: Theory and Practice, 2nd edn, Keith Popple
    • Authors: Farmer N.
      Pages: 550 - 552
      Abstract: Analysing Community Work: Theory and Practice, 2nd edn, PoppleKeith, Berkshire, Open University Press, 2015, pp. 200, ISBN 978 0 3352 45 11 6, £21.59 (p/b)
      PubDate: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw176
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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