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Social Work Research
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.486
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ISSN (Print) 1070-5309 - ISSN (Online) 1545-6838
Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [423 journals]
  • Licensing, Testing Disparities, and the Social Work Profession

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      Pages: 263 - 265
      Abstract: Most readers will be familiar with the historical debates and contemporary outcomes of the consideration of whether social work is a profession. Following Abraham Flexner’s assertion in 1915 that social work is not a profession, the field has made sustained efforts to determine what separates it from other areas of practice and legitimize the practice of social work (see Daley & Pittman-Munke, 2021, for a description about this historical speech, its biases, and the field’s reaction to it).
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/swr/svac026
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Relationship between Housing Characteristics and Care Outcomes among Women
           Living with HIV: Latent Class Analysis

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      Pages: 267 - 279
      Abstract: AbstractHousing plays a critical role in the care outcomes of individuals living with a HIV, yet few studies have examined the unique housing profiles of women living with HIV (WLH), especially among those belonging to low-income racial/ethnic minority groups. In this study, authors conducted a latent class analysis to generate latent profiles of women (N = 1,501) according to their housing status and household characteristics and assessed associations between classes and sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics and between classes and three HIV care outcomes: retention in care, viral suppression, and sustained viral suppression. A three-class model was selected using five dichotomized housing indicators: housing status, head of household status, living with minors, living with another adult, and disclosure of HIV status to adults with whom they live. While class 1 and class 2 had comparable HIV care outcomes, women in class 3—who were predominately unstably housed, living alone, and did not disclose their HIV status with those with whom they lived—had significantly lower crude odds of successful care outcomes. When accounting for sociodemographic and behavioral factors, significant differences in retention in care persisted. Findings underscore the need for tailored interventions for subgroups of low-income WLH and provide contextual details around the role of housing experiences.
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/swr/svac015
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Factors That Impact Caseload and Case Acuity in Outpatient Mental Health
           and Family Maltreatment

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      Pages: 280 - 292
      Abstract: AbstractProviding high-quality and cost-effective services in family and mental health treatment programs is difficult. There is an elusive balance between (a) maximizing patients served and positive patient outcomes and (b) minimizing provider burnout and turnover. Agencies often implicitly assume that all cases require equivalent provider time and effort and thus assign cases solely to balance each provider’s caseload numbers. However, this assumption ignores factors that can lead to substandard treatment and provider burnout. This study identifies factors that contribute to case complexity and difficulty as part of a program of research to develop a weighted case-demandingness model in outpatient mental health and family maltreatment services in the U.S. Air Force. Focus groups with providers revealed distinct themes related to caseload and effective time management. The generalizability of the findings was tested quantitatively among a larger sample of providers. Results indicate the need to consider environmental, structural, and individual patient factors when determining patient acuity and caseload.
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/swr/svac024
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Mental Health Impacts of Hurricane Harvey: Examining the Roles of Intimate
           Partner Violence and Resilience

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      Pages: 293 - 303
      Abstract: AbstractPrior research has found that the prevalence and severity of intimate partner violence (IPV) increase in communities experiencing a disaster. Less studied are the associations between IPV, disaster exposure, and mental health outcomes following disaster events. In the current study, authors examined the prevalence of IPV before and after Hurricane Harvey and the direct and indirect effects of risk (i.e., disaster exposure, IPV) and resilience on mental health outcomes using structural equation modeling with 382 adults. Results indicate that exposure to Hurricane Harvey was significantly associated with risk for IPV, posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptoms, and depression symptoms. In addition, IPV mediated the relationships between disaster exposure and PTS and depression symptoms. These findings support the need to incorporate IPV services and resources into disaster mental health services.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/swr/svac021
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Transnational Family Separation among Migrant Women in Canada: An
           Intersectional Analysis

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      Pages: 304 - 316
      Abstract: AbstractA growing proportion of immigrants enter Canada on temporary resident permits to study or work, or they enter as asylum seekers—all with limited rights or access to permanent residence. As a result, transnational family separation is a growing phenomenon among immigrants who are unable to migrate as a family or who face barriers to family reunification. Using a systems-centered intersectional lens, the authors examine pathways to transnational family separation among immigrant women who arrived in Canada with precarious immigration status. Analysis draws from qualitative interviews with 35 immigrant women living in different regions of Ontario, Canada. Through examining intersecting social systems and processes, the authors analyze how transnational family separation is constituted through embedded gendered, racial, and class processes in Canada’s immigration system and labor market, which normalize family separation as a common experience for racialized immigrants in Canada. Given the harms associated with prolonged family separation, the authors urge the social work profession to advocate for immigration policies that prioritize family reunification and uphold the rights of migrants to maintain family unity.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/swr/svac020
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Nos Quieren Sacar para Fuera: Older Undocumented Immigrants’ Perceptions
           of Living in the United States

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      Pages: 317 - 331
      Abstract: AbstractInformed by the ecological perspective, this study explored the ways in which macrosystemic influences interact with other systems and influence Latinx undocumented older adults—specifically, the obstacles and barriers they have faced while living in the United States. Thirty Latinx undocumented older adults (between 55 and 73 years old) participated in in-depth interviews. Four main themes captured participants’ experiences: (1) unfulfilled aspirations; (2) social inequities; (3) fear, uncertainty, and threat of deportation; and (4) good immigrant ideology. Participants migrated to the United States in search of better opportunities; while they may have been able to secure jobs, they were limited by their status to achieve other dreams and aspirations. Participants reported that they lack the rights and privileges granted by citizenship. Their precarious status and the policy climates preclude them from feeling safe in the United States, and they fear detection and deportation. They shared that they hope to adjust their status and engage in best behavior as a sign of respect and to safeguard their future in this country. Several participants remarked that it is clear they are not welcomed. These are critical issues that demand attention at a policy and practice level.
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/swr/svac022
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Depression Mediates the Relationships between Hallucinations, Delusions,
           and Social Isolation in First-Episode Psychosis

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      Pages: 332 - 341
      Abstract: AbstractSocial isolation is common among individuals with schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders. Research indicates that social isolation relates to poorer mental health outcomes, depression, and negative symptoms, with less known about its relationship with positive symptoms. This study examined depression as a mediator in the relationships between positive symptoms (i.e., hallucinations and delusions) and social isolation among an early treatment phase sample in the United States. Data were obtained from the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode project of the National Institute of Mental Health’s Early Treatment Program. Participants (N = 404) included adults between ages 15 and 40 in a first episode of psychosis. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling in Mplus (Version 8). The study showed that delusions (b = .095, SE = 0.04, p < .05) and hallucinations (b = .076, SE = 0.03, p < .01) were directly related to depression, and that both delusions (b = .129, SE = 0.06, p < .05) and depression (b = .254, SE = 0.09, p < .05) were directly related to social isolation. Findings of this study determined that depression functioned as a mediator in the relationships between positive symptoms and social isolation. Targeting psychosis symptomatology and depression in treatment, improving social skills and social support networks, and considering the role of stigma in social isolation are of great importance in the prevention of poorer mental health outcomes.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/swr/svac025
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Threats to Online Surveys: Recognizing, Detecting, and Preventing Survey
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      Pages: 343 - 350
      Abstract: University of South Carolina’s OfficeVice President Research Racial Justice and Equity Research FundUSCIP 80004043Health Resources and Services Administration10.13039/100000102U.S. Department of Health and Human Services10.13039/100000016M01HP31378South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary HealthcareNational Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities’ TransitionK99MD015770
      PubDate: Fri, 14 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/swr/svac023
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Social Work ResearchVol. 46, Nos. 1–4, March 2022–December
           2022

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      Pages: 351 - 355
      Abstract: In this index, the following abbreviations are used: Mar. for March, Sept. for September, Dec. for December, E for Editorial, and RN for Research Note.
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/swr/svac027
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 4 (2022)
       
 
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