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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 224 journals)
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Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 351)
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 183)
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 160)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 138)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 94)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
Violence and Victims     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 73)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Qualitative Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Family Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
International Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 20)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Public Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Social Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Service social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Partner Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Social Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Care Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Global Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
African Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Third World Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Safety Promotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
ACOSS Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Healthcare Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 3)
Social Work and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sociedade e Estado     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Specialists in Group Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Developmental Child Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Groupwork     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access  
Tidsskriftet Norges Barnevern     Full-text available via subscription  
Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning     Open Access  
Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning     Open Access  
Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research     Open Access  
Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika     Open Access  
Revista Serviço Social em Perspectiva     Open Access  
ConCienciaSocial     Open Access  
Bakti Budaya     Open Access  
Voces desde el Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Janus Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti     Open Access  
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Leidfaden : Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid, Trauer     Hybrid Journal  
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Prospectiva : Revista de Trabajo Social e Intervención Social     Open Access  
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
Volunteer Management Report     Full-text available via subscription  
Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk     Open Access  
Argumentum     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
Trabajo Social Global - Global Social Work     Open Access  
Journal of Danubian Studies and Research     Open Access  
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
unsere jugend     Full-text available via subscription  
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Soziale Passagen     Hybrid Journal  
Tempo Social     Open Access  

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Advances in Social Work
Number of Followers: 36  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 1527-8565
Published by Indiana University  [24 journals]
  • Spring 2023 Editorial

    • Authors: Margaret E. Adamek, Valerie D. Decker
      Pages: i - iii
      Abstract: In the Spring 2023 issue of Advances in Social Work, we are pleased to present 12 papers written by 44 authors from different regions of the U.S. and Finland. Ten empirical studies and two conceptual/advocacy pieces offer new perspectives and findings on emerging areas of social work practice, policy, and education.
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/27533
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • Child Welfare and Social Work Education

    • Authors: Sandra M. Leotti, Erin P. Sugrue, Miriam Itzkowitz, Kelly Williams
      Pages: 1 - 25
      Abstract: Social work has long been involved in child welfare practice. Though lauded as well- intended and admirable work, the profession’s involvement in the child welfare system is fraught with contradictions, ethical tensions, and a legacy of historical trauma and deep mistrust in Black and Native American communities. Challenging this legacy requires an honest look at how schools of social work participate in policies and practices that work to uphold racialized surveillance and forcible family separation. Accordingly, this paper invites readers into a critical conversation regarding social work’s collaboration with child welfare systems via Title IV-E training programs. To these ends, we draw on the conceptual framework of abolition as a useful tool for interrogating and disrupting social work’s relationship to child welfare.
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/26350
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • “If Another Person Says, ‘You’re So Articulate,’
           So Help Me”

    • Authors: Berg Miller, Annahita Ball
      Pages: 26 - 43
      Abstract: Few studies have examined the nature of microaggressions experienced by employees of human service agencies. This exploratory study identified the types of microaggressions that women and non-binary people of color experience within their agency settings. Narrative data were collected using a web survey. The survey consisted of two instruments, both developed by the researcher--a non-categorical demographic questionnaire and a survey that asked participants about their experiences of four types of workplace microaggressions. The sample consisted of 52 self-identified women and non-binary people of color employed by non-profit agencies or governmental departments providing human services in the United States. Data were analyzed by applying interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) and a constant comparative approach, generating three overarching themes: (a) misperceptions of identity or circumstances, (b) navigating racial stereotypes, and (c) racialized objectification. Findings stress the importance of addressing microaggressions among employees to foster inclusive workplaces and the salience of race/ethnicity as a targeted identity in the human service professions. Recommendations include the development of workplace policies that create clear and effective avenues for addressing subtle discrimination. Individual social workers can effectively implement these policies by acknowledging, validating, and ultimately reducing unintended harm to colleagues.
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/26018
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • Intersections of Institutional Racism, Racial Microaggressions, and
           Minority Stress in the Lived Experiences of Black People

    • Authors: Steven Seiler
      Pages: 44 - 64
      Abstract: Macro-level institutional racism and micro-level racial microaggressions have an insidious effect on the social experience and, consequently, mental health of Black people. The purposes of this study were to compare the differential experiences of structural uncertainties, racial microaggressions, and minority stress between a nation-wide sample of people who are Black and people who are White as well as to understand the impact of racial stressors on minority stress among people who are Black, specifically. It is argued that minority stress among people who are Black is a central process that inherently connects institutional elements and the lived experience and, ultimately, provides a context for a deeper understanding of the connection between racism and mental health among people who are Black. A secondary data analysis of survey data from the “2016 Racial Attitudes in America II” was conducted by the Pew Research Center in which perceptions and experiences of people who are Black and White (Weighted n=3,036) and, subsequently, patterns among a subsample of people who are Black (Weighted n=480) were examined. The study found that larger percentages of people who are Black in the U.S. experience structural uncertainties and racial microaggressions than people who are White. Among people who are Black, as the intensity of racial stressors increases, the level of minority stress increases. Ultimately, the study substantiates the structural uncertainties, racial microaggressions, and minority stress experienced among people who are Black and suggests that minority stress among people who are Black is a psychosocial response to everyday structural uncertainties and racial microaggressions. Based on the results, it is recommended that on a macro-level, healthcare policy acknowledges minority stress among people who are Black and, on a micro-level, that addressing minority stress be incorporated into therapeutic interventions by social workers and other helping professionals as an important component of cultural competency.
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/26115
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • "Here They Look at Us as People”

    • Authors: Carolyn Sutherby
      Pages: 65 - 84
      Abstract: Approximately 60% of all incarcerated women in the United States are mothers with minor children and most of them are single mothers. When mothers with minor children are incarcerated, the disconnection and loss of tangible support can have a traumatic impact on families. Alternatives to incarceration (ATI) can be a viable option to maintain their significant relationships while holding them accountable for their crimes and providing them with necessary rehabilitation. The purpose of this study was to examine how mothers participating in an ATI program compared this experience to conventional incarceration. Data were collected from eight focus groups involving 34 mothers who were current participants or graduates of an ATI program. Data were analyzed using exploratory thematic analysis. Analysis revealed four salient themes characterized by these in vivo themes: incarceration is not rehabilitation; incarceration is easy, the program is hard; I’m not the same person; and connection with children. Findings suggest that mothers find the ATI more rehabilitative and relational than incarceration. Future research should explore outcomes for graduates of ATI specific to their rehabilitation and connections to children. A mother’s readiness for change while incarcerated and when participating in an ATI intervention should be evaluated in relation to these outcomes. The social work profession can increase research, policy, and direct service efforts in criminal legal reform by advocating for appropriate alternatives to incarceration for mothers.
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/26149
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • Identifying Learning Disability Screens for Spanish-Speaking Adults

    • Authors: Ingrid Cordón, Jia Y. Chong, Kevin Grimm, Catherine Christo, Macaria Mendoza, Amanda Clinton, Gail Goodman
      Pages: 85 - 108
      Abstract: The successful screening for possible learning disabilities (LD) is a crucial first step in the process of identifying signs of LD, gaining assistance and/or accommodations, and obtaining a more complete LD assessment. Although Latino people are the largest ethnic minority in the United States, and more specifically in California, there remains a clear need for a valid LD screening measure that is appropriate for adult Spanish speakers, particularly low-income individuals. This study evaluated the validity of three brief measures to screen for LD among low-income Spanish-speaking adults: Empire State Screen, Welfare-to-Work [WTW] 18, and MATILDA-R. The study also provides an initial estimate of LD risk in the low-income Spanish-speaking population. To estimate the predictive utility of each screening measure, 1,040 Spanish-speaking adults were administered each of the three screens and then assessed for indications of LD using multiple scoring methods (Bateria Discrepancy Diagnosis [BDD], pattern of strengths and weaknesses [PSW], and DSM-5). The translated WTW 18 Screen and the MATILDA-R appeared most promising. A culturally-sensitive, validated LD screen will help ensure that social workers and other helping professionals have access to appropriate and legally required interventions for this marginalized population.
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/25770
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • “One’s Social Skills Go to the Dogs”

    • Authors: Hanna Kirjavainen, Harri Jalonen
      Pages: 109 - 131
      Abstract: Youths who are socially isolated are largely inaccessible to social work professionals; nevertheless, most are active on social media. Feeling they have been let down by society, many such youths seek comfort in imageboards, where the idea of being anti-social is cherished and where even extremism and hate speech is tolerated. This study relies on a thematic analysis of 323 imageboard messages to identify the challenges socially withdrawn youths perceive as excluding them from society. We use the capability approach as our viewpoint, emphasizing the youths’ actual capabilities to join in, as opposed to the opportunities seemingly provided by society. Our results resonate with the earlier research: Many members of the group labeled ‘withdrawn youth’ suffer from neuropsychological and mental health problems, fear social situations, experience a sense of shame and failure, and harbor bitterness toward society. They consider issues including unsuitable services, the onerous demands imposed by working life, and the hard values prevalent in society to restrict their opportunities to participate in that society and undermine their self-respect. Fear and negative experiences prevent socially withdrawn people from approaching social workers. Accordingly, we recommend social services keep an open mind on using digital options to reach people beyond the conventional service system.
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/26067
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • Constructing the Future of Social Work Tech Habits of Mind With the
           Ethical OS

    • Authors: Tonya D. Bibbs, Samantha Wolfe-Taylor, Nicole Alston, Mackenzie Barron, Lillian Beaudoin, Samuel Bradley, Alexis Speck Glennon, Julie Munoz-Najar, Laura Nissen, Juan Rios, Hannah Szlyk, Anjanette Wells, Jaehee Yi, Jimmy A. Young
      Pages: 132 - 147
      Abstract: Technological innovation has long been seen as a hallmark of progress in the modern world. While these advances may facilitate advantages to individual and social well-being, they have the potential for creating new areas of risk and expanding on those that already exist. In addition, a global pandemic has reshaped how we interact with one another, as more people connect online. Social work’s ongoing relationship with technology necessitates that we evaluate and re-envision how tech ethics create, shape, and transform social work practice. This paper has three goals. First, we argue that technologies have long been a hidden driver of social work practice and provide an initial mapping of their current influence. Second, we introduce the Ethical OS as a tool for conceptualizing ethical issues that may arise in social work practice, education, and policy. We ask if this tool could promote seeing around corners regarding how developing technologies might be advantageous or disadvantageous for reference or consumer groups. For example, how do they reify historical injustices such as structural racism and how do they offer remediation' Third, we discuss the importance of building coherent, social work tech habits of mind, in practice now and for the future
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/24978
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • Food and Housing Insecurity Among Social Work Students

    • Authors: Megan Gilster, Allison A. Hein, Gabrielle M. Perruzzi, Aislinn Conrad, Catherine A. Croft
      Pages: 148 - 165
      Abstract: We know little about social work students’ experience with financial hardship, especially food and housing insecurity, during their academic programs. This knowledge gap is problematic because food and housing insecurity negatively impact student success. In response, we surveyed 125 social work students of a public, Midwestern U.S. university in 2019 to investigate students’ experience with food and housing insecurity, as well as the factors associated with food and housing insecurity. We conducted descriptive and multivariate analyses, finding that 56% of students reported food or housing insecurity. Student financial characteristics, such as filing a FAFSA and taking out loans, were associated with food and housing insecurity. Students who identified as female and nonbinary were more likely to experience housing insecurity. Finally, we found that food and housing insecurity were each associated with lower reported grade point averages. Suggestions for intervention include schools of social work offering paid practica and emergency funds as well as advocating for improved student loan forgiveness programs at the national level.
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/25521
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • “Spending a Year in the Library Will Prepare You for Anything"

    • Authors: Sarah C. Johnson, Margaret Ann Paauw, Mark Giesler
      Pages: 166 - 184
      Abstract: Many public libraries across the country have looked to the field of social work to assist in meeting the needs of patrons. Oftentimes, libraries have limited resources to provide a social worker, so they are partnering with local universities to provide social work interns. The purpose of this study was to hear from the library social work interns themselves about their experiences of completing their social work field placement in a library setting. This study was conducted in two parts: an online survey with 35 respondents and semi-structured qualitative interviews with 14 participants. The online survey included demographics and questions regarding students’ experiences completing an internship in a public library. The follow-up interviews consisted of in-depth questions exploring the unique challenges and transferable skills learned while in their placements. The findings speak to the importance of role clarity, physical space, confidentiality, and supervision arrangements. This study also found that, regardless of the challenges of these placements, interns overall had positive experiences and spoke highly of their library-based field experiences. Recommendations include identifying field-specific challenges in a library-social work partnership for those who are in the field as well as future research involving other stakeholders, such as librarians, university staff, and supervisors
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/26176
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • Understanding Privilege and Engaging in Activism

    • Authors: Nancy Digby Franke
      Pages: 185 - 203
      Abstract: In order to best serve clients and be effective “social change agents,” social workers must unpack their own privilege, learn about injustice, and work to dismantle interconnected systems of oppression. One way to do so is through engagement in social activism. This cross-sectional study examined intersectional demographic identities and knowledge of racial and heterosexual privilege as related to participation in political and social activism among a sample of 310 MSW students. Knowledge of heterosexual privilege was positively associated with engagement in political and social activism. People who identified as bisexual, gay, lesbian, or queer, as well as macro-focused students, reported significantly more activism engagement. A statistically significant difference was found in activism according to an intersectional race and gender variable and a race and sexual orientation variable as well. The study highlights the importance of including a critical approach to social work education that centers discussions about systems of power as oppressive forces that impact marginalized people and communities. MSW curricula must encourage engagement in advocacy and understanding of privilege for clinical and macro students alike.
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/25825
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • Field Education as the Signature Pedagogy of Social Work

    • Authors: Amy Skeen
      Pages: 204 - 220
      Abstract: As the social work profession emerged, the primary method for training social workers was the apprentice model, now referred to as field education. In 2008, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) declared field education the signature pedagogy of social work education in the Educational Policies and Standards (EPAS), thus connecting it to accreditation. Despite this prioritization over other areas of social work education, debate continues as to whether field education meets the criteria of signature pedagogy. This study applied a contextual analysis to determine the extent to which a sample of 16 undergraduate social work programs demonstrate alignment with the signature pedagogy designation. The tool for analysis was the EPAS self-study, a primary document required in the CSWE accreditation process. The selected criteria for examination were two defining features of signature pedagogy: evidence of widespread recognition and routine inclusion across the curriculum. Findings revealed significant variation in both criteria areas among the sample group, likely influenced by ambiguity regarding signature pedagogy found within the EPAS. While data within the EPAS self-studies substantiates the important role of field education, additional themes revealed an opportunity to re-define and expand the signature pedagogy of the profession that could benefit both social work education and the practice community.
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/26234
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
  • Experiences of Mental Health Professionals in the Rapid Pivot to

    • Authors: W. Patrick Sullivan, Carol Hostetter, Miriam Commodore-Mensah
      Pages: 221 - 239
      Abstract: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the adoption of telehealth in behavioral healthcare was rapidly accepted. This article reflects one component of a larger qualitative study that sought to understand the personal and professional experiences of front-line workers and their supervisors during the pivot to virtual services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The current article is focused on the question, what were mental health workers’ reactions, both personal and professional, to the rapid adoption of technology in their community mental health center practice' Thirty-six mental health professionals, ranging from front line workers to supervisors, participated in telephone and Zoom interviews between late August and mid-November 2020. Respondents spoke of their organization’s rapid response, the switch to telehealth for many services, the impact of this switch on professional practice, and their perceptions of the effectiveness of virtual services. They also shared their thoughts about the future of telehealth. The rapid changes, necessary for clients and the organization alike, brought an opportunity to reimagine service delivery. As social work is a profession that heavily emphasizes ethics and advocacy, and is the predominant professional group in community mental health, the final section examines implications for social work practice including practice ethics, consideration of factors on a micro, macro, and environmental level, the need to balance protection of the individual with the rights of many, and the necessity to take care of those doing the work as well.
      PubDate: 2023-08-16
      DOI: 10.18060/26161
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2023)
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