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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 243 journals)
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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ACOSS Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
African Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Argumentum     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Australian Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
AZARBE : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Bienestar     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bakti Budaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 104)
Campbell Systematic Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Columbia Social Work Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ConCienciaSocial     Open Access  
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Critical Social Work : An Interdisciplinary Journal Dedicated to Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Trabajo Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Developmental Child Welfare     Hybrid Journal  
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
European Journal of Social Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Global Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Handbook of Social Choice and Welfare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access  
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
International Journal on Child Maltreatment : Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Social Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Janus Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti     Open Access  
Journal for Specialists in Group Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Care Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Danubian Studies and Research     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Family Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Healthcare Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 396)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 236)
Journal of Public Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 207)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Social Work in the Global Community     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Jurnal Guidena : Journal of Guidance and counseling, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Karya Abdi Masyarakat     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Leidfaden : Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid, Trauer     Hybrid Journal  
Links to Health and Social Care     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access  
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research     Open Access  
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Partner Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 239)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Prospectiva : Revista de Trabajo Social e Intervención Social     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Psikopedagogia : Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Qualitative Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Revista Brasileira de Tecnologias Sociais     Open Access  
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Serviço Social em Perspectiva     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
SER Social     Open Access  
Service social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Serviço Social & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Skriftserien Socialt Arbejde     Open Access  
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 2)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Social Care and Neurodisability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 214)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)

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Research on Social Work Practice
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Number of Followers: 43  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1049-7315 - ISSN (Online) 1552-7581
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  • A Case Study for the Interrater Reliability of Journal Referees

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      Authors: Stephen M. Marson, J. Porter Lillis
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: Current research indicates problems are emerging in our current system of anonymous journal reviews. We find a proliferation of predatory journals and difficulty in identifying them and explaining the dangers of publishing them to scholars. Predatory journals claim to offer anonymous reviews, but often they do not. Methods: We employ data from The International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics as a model for transparency (n = 246). Interrater reliability correlations and chi square was used to contrast data from our literature review. Results: Although the interrater correlations were deemed moderate, our results were better than those in the baseline found in the review of literature. This type of data addressing journals is not available to the scientific community but should be. Conclusion: Based on the synthesis of the review of literature and our case study, eight recommendations are offered to improve the anonymous review process for academic journals.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-10-21T01:41:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211052456
       
  • A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Licensed Masters-Level Social Worker’s
           Engagement in Outcome Evaluation

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      Authors: Micki Washburn, Danielle E. Parrish, Holly K. Oxhandler, Anny K. Ma, Brianna Garrison
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      PurposeLittle is known concerning the way that Licensed Masters-Level social workers are evaluating outcomes.MethodsLicensed providers (n = 111) completed a mixed-methods web-based survey regarding ways they evaluate practice outcomes. Content analysis was used to identify ways in which social workers reported evaluating practice outcomes.ResultsEvaluation methods identified were (1) not consistently evaluating client outcomes, (2) completion of follow-up appointments, (3) clinical judgment/completion of treatment plan, (4) satisfaction surveys, (5) client-reported symptom remission, (6) judgment of key informants, and (7) standardized objective measures. Objective evaluation methods were used most by individuals reporting frequent outcome evaluation, those reporting less frequent outcome evaluation used client self-report or relied on feedback from key informants to gauge client’s progress. Frequency of outcome evaluation was inversely related to perceived difficulty of evaluating outcomes.DiscussionSocial workers frequently rely on non-standardized, subjective evaluation methods. More research in this area is currently indicated.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-10-20T02:10:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211051623
       
  • Effectiveness of an Adventure-based Cognitive Behavioral Program for Hong
           Kong University Students

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      Authors: Jia-Yan Pan, Zhuang Xiaoyu
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Objectives: This pilot study developed an adventure-based cognitive behavioral intervention (aCBI) program and tests its effectiveness in improving the mental health of Chinese university students in Hong Kong. Method: A total of 217 undergraduate students participated in an aCBI program in the form of an interdisciplinary general education course in a university in Hong Kong. A battery of standardized online questionnaires was administered to the students before joining and upon completion of the course, and at a 3-month follow-up test. Results: The participants showed a significant reduction of psychological distress, perceived stress, depressive symptoms, and negative thoughts and emotions and a significant increase of positive thoughts upon immediate completion of the program. The positive effects maintained at the 3-month follow-up test. Conclusion: The integration of cognitive behavioral intervention and adventure training in a class setting might be an effective and feasible approach for the mental health counseling of university students.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-10-20T02:06:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211042096
       
  • Research to Consider While Effectively Re-Designing Child Welfare Services

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      Authors: Richard P. Barth, Jill Duerr Berrick, Antonio R. Garcia, Brett Drake, Melissa Jonson-Reid, John R. Gyourko, Johanna K. P. Greeson
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      An intense appetite for reforming and transforming child welfare services in the United States is yielding many new initiatives. Vulnerable children and families who become involved with child welfare clearly deserve higher quality and more effective services. New policies, programs, and practices should be built on sound evidence. Reforms based on misunderstandings about what the current data show may ultimately harm families. This review highlights 10 commonly held misconceptions which we assert are inconsistent with the best available contemporary evidence. Implications for better alignment of evidence and reform are discussed.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-10-19T02:22:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211050000
       
  • Handbook of Positive Youth Development

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      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-10-15T02:47:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211049437
       
  • Ethnic Minority and Majority Social Workers Working with Ethnic Minority
           Clients: Culture-Bound Professional Interventions and Burnout among Arab
           and Jewish Israeli Social Workers

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      Authors: Eugene Tartakovsky
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      PurposeThis study tests a new bicultural model of social work with ethnic minority clients. We examined how often social workers applied professional interventions rooted in the minority and majority cultures and how the choice of interventions affected the social workers' burnout. Methods: The study was conducted in Israel, and the research samples included Arab (n = 300) and Jewish (n = 210) social workers. Results: We found that Arab and Jewish social workers more often used interventions rooted in the minority than in the majority culture. More frequent application of both types of interventions was associated with a higher level of personal accomplishment in both groups of social workers. However, the connection between interventions rooted in the majority culture and burnout was positive among Jewish and negative among Arab social workers. Discussion: The implementation of the obtained results in social work practice with ethnic minorities is discussed.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-10-07T08:07:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211049443
       
  • Interventions with Fathers: Effective Social Work Practice for Enhancing
           Individual and Family Well-Being

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      Authors: Waldo E. Johnson, Harold E. Briggs
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Father involvement, as specifically parent-led or engaged activities, is recognized and understood as distinctively broad in scope, but also rigid and historically prescribed by gendered social roles such the provider and protector roles. American fatherhood is rooted in masculine tropes that historically restricted men to narrowly circumscribed social roles and expected parental performance. All too frequently hegemonic masculinity stifles broad paternal engagement and ingenuity as well as children’s and families well-being. In addition, racial and ethnic bias and discrimination limits Black and other men of color’s ability and access to enact paternal expectations and obligations broadly shared by American civil society and the fathers themselves (Johnson & Johnson, under review). Interventions with these fathers and their families frame the empirical studies in this Special Issue of Research on Social Work Practice.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-10-05T01:38:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211047187
       
  • Technology-Assisted, Group-Based CBT for Rural Adults’ Depression:
           Open Pilot Trial Results

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      Authors: Addie Weaver, Anao Zhang, Caroline Landry, Jessica Hahn, Lynne McQuown, Lisa A. O’Donnell, Meghan M. Harrington, Trevor Buys, Katherine M. Tucker, Paul Pfeiffer, Amy M. Kilbourne, Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, Joseph A. Himle
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: This pilot study assesses the association of Raising Our Spirits Together (ROST), a technology-assisted, group-based cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, with rural adults’ depressive symptoms and anxiety. Method: Nine adults from rural Michigan participated in an open pilot of ROST. Clergy facilitated pilot groups. The pilot began in February 2020 in-person. Due to COVID-19, the pilot was completed virtually. Results: Mean depressive symptom scores, based on the PHQ-9, significantly decreased from pre-treatment (M = 14.4) to post-treatment (M = 6.33; t (8) = 6.79; P < .001). Symptom reduction was maintained at 3-month follow-up (M = 8.00), with a significant pattern of difference in depressive symptoms over time (F(2) = 17.7; P < .001; eta-squared = .689). Similar patterns occurred for anxiety based on the GAD-7. Participants attended an average of 7.33 of 8 sessions. Fidelity ratings were excellent. Discussion: ROST is a potentially feasible intervention for rural adults’ depressive symptoms. ROST offers a promising model for increasing treatment access and building capacity in rural areas.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-10-02T03:40:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211044835
       
  • Students’ Perceived Attributes and Benefits of a Leadership Course:
           Subjective Outcome Evaluation

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      Authors: Lu Yu, Li Lin, Tan Lei Daniel Shek, Wenyu Chai
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: Using the client satisfaction approach, this study examined university students’ perceived attributes and benefits of a leadership subject which attempts to promote student well-being. We also studied the psychometric properties of the related evaluation tool. Method: Undergraduate students who enrolled in the course over 6 years (2013/14 to 2018/19) in a university in Hong Kong completed a subjective outcome evaluation tool (N=10,484). Results: The evaluation tool possesses acceptable convergent validity, concurrent validity, and factorial validity. Students showed positive perceptions of the course, instructors, and benefits of the course. Conclusion: Findings suggest that university students had favorable perceptions of this credit-bearing leadership development subject based on the positive youth development approach. This subject serves as a good prototype for teachers, social workers, and allied professionals to develop and evaluate similar programs targeting university students. Social workers and teachers can also use the validated tool in research and evaluation contexts.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-09-25T02:34:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211042823
       
  • Responses to COVID-19 in Major Social Work Journals: A Systematic Review
           of Empirical Studies, Comments, and Editorials

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      Authors: Johnson Chun-Sing Cheung
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: The main objective of this study was to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest studies on COVID-19related social work issues. Method: This systematic review aimed to collect, review, and synthesize all COVID-19related papers published in 43 major social work journals, a year after the first known case was reported. Results: The final sample (n = 256) consisted of 85 research articles and 171 in other formats. All the studies involved a total of 46,195 research participants. The majority of papers (75.4%) could be accessed freely online. Service users including families, students, older adults, caregivers, refugees, patients, health care workers, etc. were either researched or discussed. Discussion: Gerontological social work was one of the fields that received ample attention. Papers published in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work yielded the highest number of citations. Academics and social workers came up with innovative ways of practicing and researching during the pandemic.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-09-24T03:53:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211046846
       
  • A Study of PhD Courses and Curricula Across Schools of Social Work

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      Authors: Cynthia Franklin, Elizabeth Lightfoot, Melissa Nachbaur, Katharine Sucher
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      ObjectivesThis study explored courses offered by social work PhD programs, the variation in these courses by type of university, and how the courses compare to the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) Quality Guidelines.Study MethodsCourse curriculums of 84 GADE-affiliated social work PhD programs were double-blind coded. PhD directors verified codes and answered a brief survey.FindingsA total of 1146 courses were coded into 28 categories. An average of six research and statistics courses were offered per program. Few programs offered courses in measurement, intervention research, meta-analysis, program evaluation, or grant writing. Most programs indicated that diversity, equity, and inclusion was infused in the curriculum. Less than half (41%) of PhD program directors indicated that GADE Quality Guidelines were influential.ConclusionsPhD programs are offering more research and statistics courses than in the past, but GADE Quality Guidelines are not consistently followed.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-08-19T06:13:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211039187
       
  • Social Work as Mediocracy: A Response to Gambrill, Esptein, Cabin, and
           Teasley, Dettlaff, and Abrams

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      Authors: David Stoesz
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-08-12T03:04:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211036369
       
  • Engaging Nonresident Fathers: Exploring Collaborative Competencies in
           Support of Family-Centered Practice

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      Authors: Qiana R. Cryer-Coupet, McKenzie N. Stokes, Brianna P. Lemmons, Marquitta Dorsey
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Social service providers in a variety of sectors have struggled to consistently engage nonresident fathers in service provision. A growing body of research indicates that practitioner characteristics and attitudes may help increase retention and engagement among this group of men. These findings coincide with recent mandates from federal policy makers to increase engagement of nonresident fathers in family-centered practice approaches. A central tenet of interest within this framework is the family–professional relationship. Using a collaborative competencies model, the current study seeks to advance this line of research by investigating practitioners’ perceptions of their preparedness to engage nonresident fathers. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were completed with 20 social service practitioners who have experience working with nonresident fathers. A directed content analysis revealed key aspects of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and professional collaborative competencies that practitioners believe are important to facilitate meaningful father engagement. Implications for practice and future research regarding effective social work practice with nonresident fathers are discussed.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-06-24T09:06:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211022830
       
  • Efficacy of Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Chinese
           Delinquent Youth

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      Authors: Xiaoyu Zhuang, Yin Yim Lau, Yu-Te Huang, Cherry Hau Lin Tam, Wilson Man Ho Chan, Kenneth Kin Wa Yeung, Ting Kin Ng, Daniel Fu Keung Wong
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:Recent literature has pointed out the seriously unmet treatment needs of delinquent youth with mental health problems in Hong Kong. This study pioneers to systematically develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a structured low-intensity cognitive behavioral intervention (LICBI) to concurrently address mental health issues and delinquent behaviors among Hong Kong Chinese youth.Method:A quasi-experimental controlled design was adopted with three assessments at baseline, postintervention, and 6-week follow-up. One hundred and eighty participants were recruited to the LICBI and 123 to the control group.Results:Multilevel modeling analyses showed that the LICBI might be effective in improving mental health–related factors (impulsivity, self-esteem, negative emotions, and loneliness) and delinquent behaviors. A mediation analysis suggested that LICBI might reduce participants’ delinquent behaviors through reducing their impulsivity and enhancing their self-esteem.Discussion:The results provide preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of LICBI for Chinese delinquent youth in a community social service setting.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-06-22T09:11:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211013897
       
  • A Meta-Analysis of Group Interventions for Trauma and Depression Among
           Immigrant and Refugee Children

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      Authors: Maryam Rafieifar, Mark J. Macgowan
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:A meta-analysis of group interventions to reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and/or depression among refugee and immigrant children and adolescents.Methods:A systematic search was followed by independent reviews of each study for risk of bias. The meta-analysis pooled between- and within-condition effect sizes on PTSS and depression across studies using a random effects model.Results:The search yielded 16 studies utilizing eight interventions involving 976 participants. For all studies, within conditions, there were good effects on PTSS (d = −0.66, 95% CI [−0.86, −0.46]) and depression (d = −0.51, 95% CI [−0.79, −0.23]) with substantial heterogeneity. For studies with control groups, the between-group effect sizes yielded a small effect on PTSS (d = −0.31, 95% CI [−0.65, 0.03]) with no significant effect on depression.Conclusions:The interventions helped to reduce PTSS and depression. Most studies lacked rigorous designs and provided little information on group variables needed for replication.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-06-21T09:08:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211022812
       
  • Parenting Programs for Disruptive Child Behavior in China: A Meta-Analysis
           and Systematic Review

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      Authors: Ningxuan Hua, Patty Leijten
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:To synthesize evidence of parenting program effects on disruptive child behavior in China and compare three program approaches: behavioral, relational, and cognitive.Methods:We searched five databases (four English and one Chinese) and identified 45 studies; 29 studies were included in a multilevel meta-analysis (92 effect sizes; total N total = 3,892; M child age = 6.12 years).Results:We found large overall effects on reduced disruptive child behavior (d = −1.28, 95% CI [−1.86, −0.70], p < .001), reduced harsh and inconsistent parenting (d = −1.70, 95% CI [−2.91, −0.49], p
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-06-21T09:07:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211018509
       
  • Condom Decision Making Among Latino and Black Adolescent Males: Social
           Neurobiological and Paternal Influences

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      Authors: Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Adam Benzekri, Marco Thimm-Kaiser, Margarita Rivera, Taleria R. Fuller, Lee Warner, Emilia H. A. Koumans
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:We explored mechanisms of paternal influence associated with adolescent male condom decision making and behavior within an integrated framework of social neurobiological and behavioral theories of condom use.Method:Self-administered surveys from Latino and Black adolescent males aged 15–19 years (n = 191) and their fathers were obtained. Dyads were recruited using area sampling methodology. Analyses included multivariable logistic and ordinary least squares regression examining direct and indirect associations of adolescent decision-analytic and paternal influence factors with adolescent condomless sex in the past 3 months.Results:Notions of masculinity, low-risk perception, partner approval of, and self-efficacy for condomless sex were associated with engaging in unprotected sex. Adolescent males reported reduced odds of engaging in condomless sex when indicating greater levels of father–son communication, relationship satisfaction, and paternal monitoring.Conclusion:Father-based interventions grounded in integrated theoretical frameworks of behavioral decision making and neuroscience have the potential to promote condom use among adolescent males.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-06-18T10:04:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211022802
       
  • “Why Don’t You Reach Out to Dad'”: Involving Fathers
           in Therapy

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      Authors: Alvin Thomas, Jocelyn R. Smith Lee, Michael Muhammed, Cleopatra H. Caldwell
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:The literature indicates that engaging fathers in family therapy improves children’s mental health outcomes; however, clinicians are generally ill prepared for this challenge.Method:This qualitative study applies multiple case-study design to focus group data addressing social worker’s training experiences and attitudes toward involving fathers in therapy.Results:From an analysis of qualitative data from 14 social workers in training, three themes are discussed: (1) clinician exposure to nonresident fathers and their perceptions of the role of fathers in families, (2) barriers experienced in engaging fathers in the therapeutic process, and (3) training to work with nonresident fathers.Discussion:The themes are discussed with sample responses from representative participants and training areas. The findings suggest areas of focus for clinician training and practice such as modeling in session strategies, providing supervision and consultation, adjusting institutional policy, and offering additional course work and seminars that encourage and scaffold father engagement.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-06-16T10:05:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211024345
       
  • Father Involvement in the First Year After Prison: Considerations for
           Social Work

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      Authors: Pajarita Charles, Emma Frankham, Rachel C. Garthe, Christy A. Visher, Anna L. Kay
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:Paternal incarceration poses significant concerns for fathers and their children. Despite the known negative consequences, little is understood about father involvement after prison. This study aims to further understanding of fatherhood following incarceration to inform future intervention strategies.Method:Using data from the Urban Institute’s Returning Home: Understanding the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry Study (N = 326), we conduct bivariate and multivariate analyses to examine three dimensions of father involvement and predictors of involvement at two time points after prison.Results:Findings reveal generally high levels of father involvement in the first year following incarceration. Father-child contact during prison and increased work hours after prison showed positive effects on early father involvement, while post-prison engagement and contact following release were associated with later involvement.Conclusions:Promoting father-child contact and positive relationships during incarceration may be important for future father involvement after release. Potential social work and criminal justice practice and research opportunities are discussed.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-06-11T09:33:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211022806
       
  • Situating the Efficacy of Certificate Course in Social Work: A Case of
           First-Ever Course in Bhutan

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      Authors: Ramesh K. Chhetri, S Dorji, Tshering Dorji, Sangay Wangchuk
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:With the transition of political, economic, and social scenario in Bhutan, the civil society organizations (CSOs) have been expanding over the years. However, a paucity of trained social workers in Bhutan has compelled the CSOs to recruit employees with varying degrees. Considering such situation, this study was designed to understand the efficacy of Bhutan’s first-ever certificate course in social work offered by Samtse College of Education from the vantage point of the participants.Method:It adopted a convergent parallel mixed-method design, primarily employing questionnaires and semistructured individual interviews.Results:The study found the certificate course to be highly effective in enhancing the professional competence of the social workers in Bhutan.Discussion:The study supports the need to provide similar courses to hundreds of untrained social workers in Bhutan who are aspiring to upgrade their professional competence.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-06-09T09:10:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211011249
       
  • Is It Human Service Cartels or the Power Elite That Promote Societal
           Control and Repression' A Reaction to David Stoesz’s Human Services
           Cartels Article

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      Authors: William Cabin
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      This article is a reaction paper to the article in this journal issue entitled Human Service Cartels: The Soft Repression of the Mediocracy by David Stoesz. As such, it addresses two significant questions about the Stoesz article. One question is as follows: Are we really talking about a cartel' The other question is as follows: Isn’t it the power elite that promotes societal control and repression'
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-05-28T08:41:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211017643
       
  • Trauma-Informed Organizational Dynamics and Client Outcomes in Concurrent
           Disorder Treatment

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      Authors: Micheal L. Shier, Aaron Turpin
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:To test an empirical model of the effects of a trauma-informed organizational environment on service user outcomes in the context of concurrent disorder treatment.Methods:Service users (n = 172) were surveyed while in treatment to determine the effects of trauma-informed organizational dynamics (i.e., safety, trust, choice, collaboration, and empowerment) on service user intrapersonal development outcomes (i.e., self-awareness, outlook, coping ability, self-worth, and self-determination) and improvements with concurrent disorder behaviors. After testing for validity and reliability of latent factors, data were analyzed using multivariate analysis.Results:As a concise analytical model, the trauma-informed organizational environment was found to significantly positively predict all service user intrapersonal outcomes as well as a reduction in concurrent disorder behaviors.Conclusions:This study informs developments in the design and implementation of trauma-informed practice frameworks for concurrent disorder treatment and emphasizes the importance of adapting organizational environments to support improved client outcomes.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-05-13T09:12:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211013908
       
  • A Systematic Review of the Use of the Implicit Relational Assessment
           Procedure (IRAP) to Assess Implicit Biases Held by Professionals Toward
           Client Populations

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      Authors: Michelle Sereno, Jennifer Quigley, Gregory S. Smith
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Implicit biases held by professionals, functioning outside conscious awareness, can negatively affect client outcomes and professional well-being.Purpose:This systematic review evaluated evidence in the literature of Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) utility for assessing implicit biases held by professionals toward client populations.Method:Included studies were those published 2000 through 2020 using IRAP to measure implicit biases in professionals toward consumers.Results:Eight studies met inclusion criteria, with two meeting borderline requirements. Results support IRAP reliability and validity for identifying implicit biases. Variation presents across studies in reporting and analysis of IRAP effects.Discussion:Convergence and divergence between implicit and explicit measures are discussed in terms of relational responding. Results are limited by the relative paucity of studies meeting inclusion criteria and by inconsistencies in data reporting and analysis. Methods for selecting IRAP stimuli are discussed, with a call for a more function-driven approach. Standardization of IRAP methodology is recommended to facilitate extension.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-05-03T09:20:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211009597
       
  • A Systematic Mapping Review of Family Perspectives About Received Mental
           Health Interventions

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      Authors: Caroline Walters, Melissa Petrakis
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:Families experience their own journey in adjusting to the role of carer. The purpose of this review was to understand from the perspective of families and carers which practices, and health system responses meet their needs in supporting people who experience mental health challenges.Methods:A systematic evidence mapping review was conducted, through searching five electronic databases to identify peer-reviewed studies, written in English and published between the years 2010 and 2020, that prioritized the perspectives of families.Results:Fifty-five studies met the inclusion criteria and were mapped according to the country of author, year, methodology, who delivered, and intervention mode and format.Discussion:The review demonstrated a diversity of interventions with growing numbers of studies considering the view and experiences of carers. There is evidence of increasingly active participation of carers in designing, leading, or facilitating interventions, recognizing the importance of coproduction in tailoring family and carer support.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-04-28T07:31:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211010950
       
  • A Mixed-Methods Study of Two Modes of the Circle of Security

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      Authors: Christina Sadowski, Rachel Goff, Neroli Sawyer
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:This study compared the impact, challenges, and benefits of the Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P) intervention across two delivery modes: group center-based (GCCOS-P) and individual home-based (IHCOS-P).Methods:This mixed-methods study compared the impact of the COS-P on parental reflective functioning and parental stress across two delivery modes: GCCOS-P (n = 7) and IHCOS-P (n = 7). It compared the challenges and benefits of each, from the qualitative perspectives of participants (n = 2 IHCOS-P; n = 3 GCCOS-P) and facilitators (n = 4).Results:Quantitative statistical analysis comparing pre- and postintervention measures suggest that each delivery mode was equally effective in reducing parental stress and generally noneffective with respect to parental reflective functioning. Challenges and benefits of each mode, inherent in the peer/shared learning environment of the GCOS-P and the individualized, flexible delivery of the IHCOS-P, were identified.Discussion:This study adds to knowledge about the widely utilized COS-P, highlighting challenges and benefits of two modes of delivery.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-04-27T07:43:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211009315
       
  • The Effects of Child Support Payment Factors on Satisfaction With Levels
           of Parental Involvement by Noncustodial Fathers

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      Authors: Gerry L. White, Leon Banks, Harold E. Briggs, Junior Lloyd Allen, Tony Lowe
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:Research on the influences of child support on the parental involvement of non-custodial father is mixed.Method:This study uses one-way multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) to examine non-custodial fathers’ satisfaction with levels of accessibility to his child, degree of engagement in daily activities, level of responsibility for child’s wellbeing and custodial parents parenting practices. These variables were measured against child support payment related behaviors to include income levels, monthly child support obligation, view of fairness of payment, maintaining a current status, and the number of additional child support cases.Results:Results indicated significant mean differences in the combined parental satisfaction variable and specifically within custodial parent parenting practices. Mean differences in parental satisfaction with reference to degree of responsibility for the child were also effected by monthly child support payment amounts. No significance differences in parental satisfaction were found regarding fairness of child support payment amount or having multiple child support cases. However, small differences were noted concerning payment status of current or behind.Discussion:Implications for future study of fatherless families are explored.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-04-26T08:05:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211004744
       
  • Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP) for Fatherhood: An
           Empowerment-Based Social Work Intervention

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      Authors: Philip Young P. Hong, Dara Lewis, Jang Ho Park, Rana Hong, Ed Davies
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of this study is to examine the psychological self-sufficiency (PSS) process among low-income men participating in the Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP) program and explore the implications of TIP as a fatherhood intervention. Sample from 324 men participating in a community-based fatherhood initiative and four local job training programs in a large Midwestern city was used to examine the group differences in PSS as it relates to economic self-sufficiency (ESS). Men in the fatherhood TIP program and those in the general TIP program had significantly greater relationships between PSS and ESS than those in the non-TIP comparison group. Results provide implications for social work practice with African American fathers in programs that address fatherhood. While traditional fatherhood programs approach mending fathers’ deficiencies, TIP allowed them to discover strengths from being broken and beaten up to authentically invest in their own lives and their children’s.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-04-23T07:06:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211004743
       
  • Black Youth and African-Centered Interventions: A Systematic Review

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      Authors: Husain Lateef, Emmanuel O. Amoako, Portia Nartey, Jia Tan, Sean Joe
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:This review discusses the effectiveness of African-centered interventions (ACIs) with Black youth.Methods:The authors conducted a comprehensive search of ACIs using electronic bibliographic databases to identify studies completed in the United States and reported in peer-reviewed journals. A total of 10 studies were identified that met the full inclusion criteria of the review.Results:Collectively, we found that ACIs are associated with positive outcomes in Black youths’ academic achievement, self-concept, cultural identity, and behaviors. However, there was a noteworthy amount of heterogeneity in studies’ methodological rigor.Discussion:The small number of studies identified support the need for additional research with high standards of methodological rigor to further determine the effectiveness of using ACIs over universal interventions with Black youth.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-04-22T07:24:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211003322
       
  • Predictors of Maternal Participation in Fatherhood Intervention Research
           With African American Nonresident Fathers

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      Authors: Wrenetha A. Julion, Jen’nea Sumo, Michael E. Schoeny, Susan M. Breitenstein, Dawn T. Bounds
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:The goal of this study was to understand factors that predict mothers’ decisions to participate as data informants in a randomized controlled trial of a fatherhood intervention for African-American non-resident fathers.Method:Baseline data from 178 fathers and 125 mothers in the Dedicated African American Dad (DAAD) study were examined. Prior research and theoretical frameworks by Feinberg and Morawska informed father variable selection. Data were analyzed via bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses.Results:Mothers were likely to participate as data informants when they had younger children, the father reported higher stress, less conflict with the mother, and the mothers’ female relatives were less supportive of the father.Conclusion:Mothers’ decisions to participate as data informants in a fatherhood intervention are shaped by a complex array of social, interpersonal and family relationships that impact co-parenting. More research is needed to explore maternal characteristics and additional factors that could influence maternal predictors of participation. Future intervention research with African American non-resident fathers should seek to capitalize on the importance of the co-parenting relationship, by intervening prenatally, bolstering social support, and including extended family and kin networks.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-04-19T08:04:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211005538
       
  • Group-Based Parent Education Intervention for Nonresident Fathers

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      Authors: Armon R. Perry, Cheri Langley
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Research indicates that children with involved fathers fare better than children with disengaged fathers. In response, 4 Your Child provides fatherhood-specific parent education and solution-focused case management services aimed at helping nonresident fathers increase their capacity for taking more active roles in their children’s lives. The purpose of this study was to present the results of preliminary analyses from a sample of 508 nonresident fathers enrolled in 4 Your Child. The results reveal high levels of participant satisfaction and statistically significant increases in parenting knowledge and conflict resolution skills for program participants from pre- to postintervention. Recommendations for future research and practice are also included.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-03-24T09:27:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211003669
       
  • Squatting at Bethlehem: A Response to Stoesz’s Human Service Cartels

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      Authors: William M. Epstein
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Stoesz’s essay is largely an institutional critique of social work—attentive to the field’s choices as though they were autonomous of the society. The analysis is broadened to acknowledge the systemic underpinnings of social work’s institutional presence. Reference is made to contemporary and historical events.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-01-21T09:29:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1049731520986606
       
  • Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Chinese Breast Cancer Patients: A
           Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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      Authors: Anao Zhang, Shijie Jing, Phyllis Solomon, Anna Brose
      First page: 683
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:To systematically review and meta-analyze all published studies, written in Chinese and published in China, focusing on mindfulness-based interventions for Chinese breast cancer patients’ mental health and quality of life outcomes.Methods:Following the Cochrane guideline, this study searched across five electronic debases, two professional websites, two major Chinese oncology journals, and reference lists of existing reviews and included studies. Meta-analysis was conducted using meta-regression with robust variance estimation. Publication bias and risk of bias were assessed and evaluated in the final analysis.Results:A final of 35 clinical trials included 126 effect sizes and 3,100 participants. Studies reported an overall large and statistically significant treatment effect, g = 0.963, p < .001.Conclusions:Mindfulness-based interventions were significantly effective for Chinese breast cancer patients and are recommended for oncology social workers. Moderator analyses identified group-based mindfulness interventions as significantly more effective than individual-based interventions, and mindfulness-based interventions delivered as therapeutic treatment were significantly more effective than ones delivered as supportive treatment.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-03-22T08:30:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211000449
       
  • Effectiveness of School-Based Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs in
           China: A Meta-Analysis

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      Authors: Huiping Zhang, Rui Shi, Yali Li, Yang Wang
      First page: 693
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:Although the number of school-based education programs for child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention has recently increased in China, little is known about their effectiveness. This meta-analysis aimed to examine the effectiveness of school-based CSA prevention programs on improving children’s knowledge and skills, which can prevent them from being sexually abused.Method:Systematic searches were conducted based on five English-language databases (PubMed, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO) and three Chinese databases (CNKI, Wan Fang Data, and CQVIP). Seven studies with 2,593 participants finally met the quality criteria of this review, and the meta-analysis was conducted using a random effect model.Results:The overall effect sizes of school-based CSA prevention education showed a significant improvement in children’s knowledge (d = 2.53, 95% CI [2.03, 3.04]) and skills (d = 2.00, 95% CI [1.39, 2.60]). Programs instructed by researchers were more effective than those instructed by teachers, and preschoolers had a larger increase in both knowledge and skills than elementary and middle school students.Discussion:This study provides empirical evidence for further implementation of school-based CSA prevention programs, especially under the guidance of experienced researchers and conducted for students at an early age.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-07-08T09:08:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211022827
       
  • Bullying Victimization and STIs: Parental Communication and Parental
           Sexual Communication as Moderators

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      Authors: Jun Sung Hong, Dong Ha Kim, Junior Lloyd Allen, Moses Okumu, Jane J. Lee, Dexter R. Voisin
      First page: 706
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: Informed by attachment theory, the current study explores whether the association between bullying victimization and STIs acquisition among African American youth is moderated by general parental communication or parental communication about sex. Method: Data were collected from 546 African American adolescents in four neighborhoods in Chicago’s South Side. Univariate analyses, Spearman’s rank-order correlation analyses, and hierarchical logistic regression analyses were conducted. Results: A positive association between bullying victimization and STIs acquisition was found. General parental communication did not moderate the association between bullying victimization and STIs acquisition. However, parental communication about sex did moderate the association between bullying victimization and youth STIs acquisition. Discussion: The study has important implications for developing interventions to address the adverse consequences of bully victimization that emphasize parental communication about sex as a major component.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-08-16T07:05:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211034802
       
  • Intergenerational Mentorship on Character Traits Among Disadvantaged
           Primary School Students: A Controlled Pretest–Posttest Study

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      Authors: Justin Chun Ting Cheung, Qian Sun, Ngai Teck Wan, Shum Yee Wong, Vivian Wei Qun Lou
      First page: 716
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: “Teach with Fun After-School Care Service (TWF)” was an educational mentoring program developing character traits among primary school students in the form of school-based mentorship, provisioned under a wider intergenerational project. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of the program on character traits development among primary students. Methods: Two multi-school controlled pretest–posttest trials were conducted in primary one through three across two school years between 2016 and 2018. Among students, 37 (34.6%) were of ethnic minority and with special educational needs. Treatment group of 107 students were compared with 53 in comparison group on traits of self-control, responsibility, cooperation, kindness, and courtesy. Results: Results demonstrated interaction effects between time and group for self-control (p = .026), responsibility (p = .038), and courtesy (p = .042). Discussion: This research provides evidence for TWF’s intervention model and offers implications for intergenerational programs. Findings enrich cumulative knowledge about desirable social outcomes in education setting.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-08-04T07:04:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211035108
       
  • Outcomes of Community-Based Youth Empowerment Programs Adopting Design
           Thinking: A Quasi-Experimental Study

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      Authors: Siu-ming To, Xiaoyu Liu
      First page: 728
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:Using a nonrandomized control group pretest–posttest assessment, this study aimed to examine the outcomes of community-based youth empowerment initiatives that were informed by design thinking.Method:A total of 553 youth living in Hong Kong were recruited to participate in this study. Among them, 213 youth self-selected to join the experimental group, and 340 youth joined the two control groups. Multivariate analysis of covariance and post hoc group comparisons were used to examine the differences among the three groups at the posttest assessment.Results:The results indicate a positive improvement in creative self-efficacy among participants of the experimental group compared to the two control groups. Significant differences were also found between the experimental group and the second control group in terms of youth–adult partnerships and youth empowerment in the community.Conclusion:Youth empowerment programs informed by design thinking may reinforce self-efficacy beliefs by encouraging youth to bring about innovations in their community.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-03-22T08:26:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211001442
       
  • Trauma-Informed Parenting Education Support Groups for Mothers in
           Substance Abuse Recovery

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      Authors: Mickey I. Sperlich, Erin W. Bascug, Susan A. Green, Samantha Koury, Travis Hales, Thomas H. Nochajski
      First page: 742
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:A trauma-informed educational support group pilot addressed traumatic stress, substance use disorders (SUDs), and child-rearing for clients who were pregnant and/or parenting young children.Methods:Seeking Safety was adapted with parenting content and delivered at two intensive residential rehabilitation facilities. An explanatory sequential mixed methods approach was used to evaluate the pilot. Forty-eight participants completed starting assessments (intention-to-treat) and 31 graduates completed postgroup surveys (per protocol). Focus group sessions were completed with 19 graduates.Results:Paired samples t tests of intention-to-treat data showed a statistically significant decrease in self-reported symptoms of stress and substance cravings and increases in positive behaviors and parenting self-efficacy. There were no statistically significant differences on lifestyle behaviors, parenting skill, and parenting confidence. Most participants found the intervention acceptable and felt supported to improve their parenting.Discussion:Trauma-informed parenting education support in inpatient rehabilitation settings may offer an important complement to existing SUD and parenting programming.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-04-19T08:07:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211007568
       
  • Skills for Future Work (H2030): Multigroup Analysis in Professional and
           Baccalaureate Training

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      Authors: Ramón Chacón-Cuberos, Jorge Expósito-López, José Javier Romero-Díaz de la Guardia, Eva María Olmedo-Moreno
      First page: 758
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:This study sought to validate the Skills for Future Work Scale for its use with professional/vocational training (PT) and baccalaureate students.Methods:A total of 1,159 students were recruited. Structural equation analysis was performed using IBM Amos Graphics®.Results:Excellent fit indices were obtained, forming a final scale composed of nine indicators and two factors. The first dimension was associated with cognitive skills and adaptability, grouping together the skills of finding meaning, adaptable thinking, and understanding management. The second dimension comprises collaborative skills, as social intelligence and virtual collaboration.Discussion:Collaboration skills were more developed within those undertaking PT, while baccalaureate students had more strongly developed mastery over new media. This scale allows to know effectively the development of the work skills set by the European Union in the 2030 horizon. These findings contribute interesting data regarding the development of training strategies to support insertion into the job market.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-04-22T07:24:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211002646
       
  • Beyond a Sugarcoated Pill: Critical Approaches to Social Work Field
           Supervision

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      Authors: Tina Kostecki, Lisa Hodge, Vaska Dervisovski, Camille Fitzgerald
      First page: 770
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.
      Critical pedagogy seeks to link education to social change and often forms a basis for social work curriculum in some university courses. However, less of this emphasis is given to understanding critical supervision practice for social work students while on placement in terms of the development of a critical praxis. We believe critical approaches to supervision are an overlooked and crucial aspect to maintaining critical social work practice in current neoliberal welfare contexts. This article presents key approaches that we have found useful in constructing and realizing a critical approach to social work field supervision and ultimately, the future practice of students in their respective fields. This article contributes to an ongoing discussion and strengthened engagement in critical approaches to field supervision and supports the development of social work students as critical thinkers and practitioners.
      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-03-05T08:48:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1049731521996475
       
  • Book Review

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      Authors: William M. Epstein
      First page: 780
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-07-30T03:41:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211034805
       
  • Obituary: David Patterson Silver Wolf

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      Authors: Tiffany Phillips, Gary Parker, Kellie Thompson
      First page: 786
      Abstract: Research on Social Work Practice, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Research on Social Work Practice
      PubDate: 2021-07-26T04:42:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10497315211034801
       
 
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