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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 224 journals)
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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
ACOSS Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
African Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Safety Promotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Argumentum     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Australian Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
AZARBE : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Bienestar     Open Access  
Bakti Budaya     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Campbell Systematic Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Canadian Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Columbia Social Work Review     Open Access  
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
ConCienciaSocial     Open Access  
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
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: 47)
Cuadernos de Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Developmental Child Welfare     Hybrid Journal  
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
European Journal of Social Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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: 6)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Groupwork     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
International Journal on Child Maltreatment : Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Social Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access  
Janus Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti     Open Access  
Journal for Specialists in Group Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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: 11)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Danubian Studies and Research     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Family Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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: 7)
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 320)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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: 145)
Journal of Public Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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: 3)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 83)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work in the Global Community     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Jurnal Karya Abdi Masyarakat     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Leidfaden : Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid, Trauer     Hybrid Journal  
Links to Health and Social Care     Open Access  
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: 36)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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  
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Partner Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 168)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Prospectiva : Revista de Trabajo Social e Intervención Social     Open Access  
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Qualitative Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Serviço Social em Perspectiva     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Service social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Skriftserien Socialt Arbejde     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 2)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 143)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk     Open Access  
Social Work and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika     Open Access  
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift     Open Access  

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Journal of Human Rights and Social Work
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  • Challenges of Restrictive Legislation on Domestic CSOs in Promoting
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      Abstract: Abstract The operation of strong Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) within a given country helps make the state democratic: CSOs struggle for justice, the respect of rights, equality, and freedom, and advocating changes against repression. This is especially true for CSOs in African countries lacking democratic practices. However, due to the repressive regulations passed by governing parties, CSOs have not fully played their role in the continent’s democratization process. The number of countries adopting legislationto curtails the potential roles of CSOs in promoting democracy and has increased. ls. The legal system of each country strongly determines the degree of involvement of CSOs in promoting democracy. The challenges CSOs are facing might deviate depending on the nature and content of legislation. Accordingly, this study mainly focused on investigating the challenges of imposing restrictive legislation on CSOs in promoting democracy, taking the lesson from Ethiopia.
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  • Race-Based Trauma and Treatment Outcomes: An Examination of State
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      Abstract: Abstract African-Americans have a greater likelihood to experience psychological distress as compared to other racial populations; however, they are less likely to seek mental health treatment. Their prolonged and cumulative experiences of racism and discrimination create barriers to treatment services, which negatively impact mental health treatment outcomes. Research suggests that there is a need for more culturally competent treatment to strengthen treatment outcomes within African-American communities. Social work field education coins itself as the pedagogy of social work education. It becomes the role of social work field education to prepare new practitioners to address the unique needs of vulnerable populations and begin to bridge the gap in current inequities in mental health treatment. A content analysis was conducted to examine policies, specifically related to outpatient treatment regulations. Policy documents were collected from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia and surveyed according to appropriateness and effectiveness in providing mental health services to African-Americans. The results showed an emphasis on licensing requirements for treatment facilities and standard treatment practices. There was a deficiency in requirements for training across all three jurisdictions, with little emphasis made for culturally competent training. Recommendations were made to strengthen organizational policies by conceptualizing practices to be more inclusive of race-based issues and trauma-informed care.
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  • “Esto no se lo deseo a nadie”: the Impact of Immigration Detention on
           Latina/o Immigrants

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      Abstract: Abstract Anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies in the USA have increased in recent decades. Immigration detention has more than tripled since the 1990s, and recently there has been an increase in women and children being held in immigration detention. The length of detention and treatment immigrant detainees face often violate international human rights laws. In this study, we use Latina/o Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) to examine the impact of immigration detention on Latina/o immigrants. A focus group was conducted in Arizona after the implementation of several anti-immigrant bills, including SB1070, as well as the increase of anti-immigrant rhetoric prior to the 2016 US presidential election. The focus group was conducted in Spanish with 11 adult Latina/o immigrants (females = 7, males = 4). After completing a thematic analysis of the transcribed data, four major themes emerged: (1) abuse of power by ICE officials, Border Patrol, detention center officers, and medical personnel; (2) mistreatment, including humiliation, discrimination, and dehumanization; (3) trauma; and (4) finding strength through their religiosity and children, despite being held in immigration detention. These findings, along with a review of the relevant literature, highlight the harmful impacts of immigration detention on Latina/o immigrants, and suggest the need for immigration reform.
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  • Exploring Gendered Monitoring and Evaluation of the Social Protection
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      Abstract: Abstract Nearly two decades after the intermittent but protracted civil war in Angola, the country is still recovering from some of the long-term adverse effects of this strife. Extensive infrastructural destruction and socio-economic fluidity aggravate these long-term effects, threatening the efficacy and effectiveness of social protection (SP) services. Furthermore, Angola’s paradox stems from its oil-rich status on the one hand and extreme poverty for a large section of its population on the other. A third of the population depends on subsistence agriculture and needs vibrant SP programmes to sustain and supplement their income. It is within such milieus that the inadequacies and deficiencies of social protection systems inadvertently threaten to derail human rights goals. Moreover, global discourse often erroneously disregards the human rights implications and outcomes of social protection. For these reasons, this paper is premised on the argument that the efficacy of rights-based SP programmes is entrenched in effective monitoring and evaluation. The paper acknowledges that the processes of design and successful implementation of both the SP policies and programmes depend on an organisation’s methods of monitoring and evaluation. However, this paper acknowledges that monitoring and evaluation are inadvertently context-specific aspects whose success is embedded in but not limited to socio-political variables at play. For this reason, the article makes use of the Social Relations Framework (SRF) and Human Rights–Based Approach (HRBA) to understand the gendered nature of inequalities bred and perpetuated by a flawed SP system in Angola. This qualitative study uses a systematic review of literature to explore the role of monitoring and evaluation in SP steeped within the human rights realm. It forwards the correlation of a bottom-up and needs-based form of monitoring and evaluation through decentralisation and communities’ participation for the effectiveness of SP programmes.
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  • Transnational Advocacy at the United Nations for Social Workers

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      Abstract: Abstract Advocating at the United Nations is a daunting task for many social workers. The United Nations (UN) is so extensive, its system of agencies and relationships is complex and overlaid by politics, and there is no clear entry point for affecting change at the United Nations. However, as more of the social and human rights issues social workers confront in their practices have global roots and international implications, it becomes imperative that social workers seeking justice learn how to shape policies and decisions made at the UN. Advocating for policy changes beyond national boundaries is known as transnational advocacy. This paper guides the reader through the UN structure, and the roles of member states and non-state workers are discussed. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are a common vehicle for social workers to advocate at the UN. This paper introduces readers to the types of status NGOs hold at the UN, how NGOs advocate at the UN, and how social workers are currently represented at the UN. Two case examples of advocacy efforts are shared. One takes place at the High-level Political Forum, and the other involves the intersection of the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee and the Human Rights Council.
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  • Awareness and Compliance with Court Judgment/Constitutional Provisions
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      Abstract: Abstract This paper examined the awareness and compliance with court judgment/constitutional provisions upholding the inheritance rights of Igbo women in Nigeria. The gender inequality theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels guided this study. A mixed-method research design was employed. A sample size of 490 adults was adopted using a pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire for the collection of quantitative data and 25 traditional rulers using in-depth interviews to elicit qualitative data in the five states of South Eastern Nigeria. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and qualitative data were content analyzed. The study showed that the majority of the respondents were not aware of the court judgment of Ukeje vs Ukeje (2014) in favor of female inheritance rights and constitutional provisions upholding inheritance rights. Compliance with court judgment/Nigerian constitution on female inheritance rights was  found to be very low. Strong attachment to cultural practices and beliefs, impinging on female inheritance rights, is still held sacrosanct among the Igbo. There is a need for an increased awareness campaign and imposition of a sanction for non-compliance. Awareness campaigns involving the use of songs, proverbs, dance, and drama, among others, composed in the native language to portray this discriminatory cultural practice and the dangers of its continued existence should be encouraged. Such would be an effective means of enforcing and upholding the inheritance rights of women in South Eastern Nigeria. This study investigated, for the first time, the awareness and compliance with court judgment/constitutional provisions upholding the inheritance rights of women among the Igbo, Nigeria.
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  • Field Practice, Emerging Technologies, and Human Rights: the Emergence of
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      Abstract: Abstract Structural inequalities, historical oppression, discrimination, social exclusion, power, and privilege are some of the most pressing human rights issues that social workers deal with in everyday practice. In the recent past, all these issues are not only prevalent in offline communities, but they are also active in online communities. The digital divide and online polarizations perpetuate power and privilege within and outside of social work practice. Social work practices are moving beyond boundaries, expanding, and adopting emerging technologies in all aspects of social work education, research, and practice. This paper has been prepared based on my last decade of transnational social work practice experience and fieldwork supervision. There is an emerging need for tech social work practices in all fields of social work. This paper discusses the challenges and opportunities for tech social work in the field and explores a possible model for tech social work practice to support safe and inclusive communities on and offline to promote human rights.
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  • Adherence to Humanitarian Aid Principles and the Conditions for Refugee
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      Abstract: Abstract The history of the heavy presence of South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda dates way back to 1955 when the first group of refugees came to Uganda. The purpose of this study was to investigate the functionality of humanitarian aid principles in addressing the refugee question in the settlements. We adopted a cross-sectional study design and used a mix of quantitative and qualitative approaches. Data were collected using structured questionnaires with 203 household heads and an interview guide with 7 officials from humanitarian aid agencies and Adjumani District Local Government. Results show moderate to low adherence to humanitarian aid principles as observed by principles of humanity (mean = 3.3, SD = 0.67), impartiality (mean = 3.0, SD = 0.52), independence (mean = 2.2, SD = 0.53), and neutrality (mean = 1.6, SD = 0.58). Correlation analysis shows a significant positive relationship between the principles of humanity; impartiality; and neutrality with the conditions for refugee settlement (r = 0.262, p < 0.01; r = 0.452, p < 0.01; r = 0.268, p < 0.01) respectively, but the principle of independence has no statistically significant relationship with the conditions for refugee settlement, the relationship measured at 95% level of confidence. The multivariable test for association shows a significant positive effect between adherence to the principles of impartiality (β = 0.272, p < 0.01), neutrality (β = 0.168, p < 0.01), and level of education with positive perception in the conditions for refugee settlement. While the number of years spent in the refugee settlement has a negative effect on the perceived condition in refugee settlement (β =  − 0.061, p < 0.05). Refugees need to have a positive attitude towards the services delivered by the humanitarian aid agencies. Refugees through their leadership should be supported to advocate and demand inclusion in the decision-making process for projects that affect them and to hold the aid agencies accountable in the implementation of the projects in the settlements.
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  • The Resurgence of Mano Dura in Guatemala

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      Abstract: Abstract This article is part of a larger study completed on the Northern Triangle of Central America. The study presented here covers the issue of gangs and intersectionality with other factors that perpetuate conditions of human exploitation, touches on possible intervention strategies, and finally criticizes the continued use of iron-fisted policies over social interventions. I use a meta-analysis approach combined with document analysis to argue that mano dura is on the horizon for Guatemala once again, as political rhetoric and congressional, judicial, and executive power interplay to answer the call to “do something” with the tried and failed heavy-handed policies of the past and of Guatemala’s neighbors. In this article, I delve into the current political maelstrom surrounding the issues of gang power, recruitment, and proliferation and how Guatemala seeks to combat this crisis, ignoring alternatives which have been tried as a means of deterring gang activities and reducing gang-related violence, deferring to mano dura policies instead. Studies support that mano dura is an ineffective and counter-productive anti-gang strategy, but indicators are pointing toward a resurgence of this brand of counter-violence as President Giammattei calls for an attack on gangs “with all the weight and rigor that the law will allow.” The consequences of such an approach will have profound implications for policymakers, social workers, human rights advocates, law enforcement and legal advocates, and other stakeholders.
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  • No Sex in Social Work: (the Lack of) Human Sexuality Courses in US Social
           Work Education

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      Abstract: Abstract This research examined all social work programs in the USA to determine if free-standing human sexuality courses were required or offered. Human sexuality is both a human right and an integral part of our individual and collective identity and well-being. Human sexuality covers a wide range of content areas, defining our species and how we inhabit the world across generations and lifespans. Beginning in the 1990s, the focus on human sexuality in social work education diminished but seems to be experiencing a resurgence in interest. Using web addresses listed on the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) website, the websites of all accredited social work programs were reviewed, with focus on study plans and course descriptions. Out of 497 BSW programs and 295 MSW programs, three undergraduate social work programs and no master’s social work programs required a free-standing course in human sexuality. However, 34 BSW programs and 23 MSW programs offer a free-standing course in human sexuality as an elective social work course.
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  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women’s Rights and Wellbeing: Analysis of
           the Ugandan Response to the Global Virus

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      Abstract: Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic caused dilemmas for the most vulnerable populations around the world. This article describes the gendered effects of the pandemic on Ugandan women’s rights and wellbeing and provides suggestions for local and international practice. Mandatory lockdowns and movement restrictions created negative implications for women’s attainment of economic, social, cultural, political and civil rights and intensified pre-existing gender inequalities between women and men. The findings of intensified gender inequities, gender-based violence, sexual abuse, scanty access to reproductive health services and social justice, and barriers to participation in education, employment and politics indicate that response measures were not aligned with the government’s legal and policy framework for addressing gender inequities. This research indicates that governments, civil society organisations and the international community must undertake proper gender analysis in designing response measures and guidelines not only for COVID-19 but also in other emergencies. All response measures during emergencies must be coordinated, monitored and evaluated to ensure efficient and effective protection of the vulnerable and conformity to human rights standards.
      PubDate: 2022-10-26
       
  • Pregnant Migrant Latinas at the US Border: A Reproductive Justice Informed
           Analysis of ICE Health Service Policy During “Zero-Tolerance”

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      Abstract: Abstract During the Trump Administration, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Directive (11032.3) revoked the automatic release of pregnant women detained by ICE. This paper presents a policy analysis of the impact of this directive on pregnant Latina migrants. The directive is contextualized as part of the Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that directed U.S. attorney’s offices along the southwest border in April of 2018 to criminally prosecute all cases involving illegal entry with no exceptions. Under this policy, Latin American migrants seeking asylum in the USA faced criminalization, family separation, and detention. Reproductive justice (R.J.) is the guiding conceptual framework for analyzing this policy's impact. Three case studies demonstrate the reproductive and human rights violations impacting pregnant, migrant Latinas seeking to enter the U.S. under “zero-tolerance.” This policy did not deter migration from Central and South America and created avoidable harm. Although “zero-tolerance” was rescinded in 2021, the long-term impacts remain unknown. Implications and recommendations for social work practice, policy advocacy, and social work education are provided.
      PubDate: 2022-10-08
       
  • The Antidote to COVID-19: Policies and Programs to Enhance Our Well-Being

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      PubDate: 2022-10-04
       
  • Social Security of Mining Workers: Policy Versus Practice

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      Abstract: Abstract This study assesses the role of mining companies in providing social security benefits to mining workers and the local community. It has used primary data collected from adult mining workers in 257 households working in public and private sector mines. The result finds inadequate social security benefits are delivered to mining workers and the local people. The profit-making behavior of mining companies, casual job contracts of workers, and poor monitoring and implementation of the mining laws are primarily responsible for workers’ deprivation from such fundamental rights. However, we observed that publicly managed mines are relatively better than privately managed mines in providing social security to the workers and area. In this context, recommendations of the study include strict implementation of mine laws, permanent job contract to workers, provision of employment for women both in open-cast and underground mines with proper social protection and security, necessary infrastructural development in the locality, and involvement of professional social workers to fight against the violation of human rights in the mining periphery.
      PubDate: 2022-09-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-022-00226-z
       
  • Essential but Excluded: Using Critical Race Theory to Examine COVID-19
           Economic Relief Policies for Undocumented US Workers

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      Abstract: Abstract Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, undocumented immigrants in the United States were vulnerable both to unemployment and to COVID-19 infection if they did remain employed, because of the sectors that employ them. Despite these heightened economic vulnerabilities, 7.8 million undocumented workers were excluded from federal economic relief policies. This article uses critical race theory (CRT) to examine the intentional and unjust exclusion of undocumented U.S. workers from COVID-19 economic relief aid within the larger context of economic marginalization and injustice. It also provides an overview of the major federal economic relief legislation and policy developments during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, between March 2020 and July 2021. While some states have enacted creative programs and policies related to COVID-19 economic relief, effective and comprehensive federal-level policies must be implemented to address the growing chasm of inequity in American society, particularly as experienced by often-essential undocumented immigrant workers. Specific standards related to work and quality of live are protected by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), but exclusionary federal policies render these minimum standards inaccessible for undocumented workers and deepen existing economic and social disparities. Social work aspires to provide a uniquely critical and social justice-minded perspective that considers systems of oppression, power dynamics, and human rights, and this perspective can contribute to socially just economic policy development.
      PubDate: 2022-09-01
       
  • Ex-offenders’ Appraisal of Offender Reintegration Programmes in South
           Africa: A Human Rights Perspective

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      Abstract: Abstract Offender reintegration programmes have become a mainstay of the criminal justice system, globally. They are embraced as a proactive way to reduce crime and re-offending. This paper explores ex-offenders’ views on offender reintegration programmes in which they participated in Johannesburg, South Africa. Based on a qualitative study in which data was gathered using in-depth interviews and thematically analysed, this current paper discusses ex-offenders’ views on how they experienced reintegration programmes. The findings of the study clearly show that there are inherent systemic weaknesses and loopholes in the design of reintegration programmes, which compromises the realization and enjoyment of basic human rights of ex-offenders.
      PubDate: 2022-08-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-022-00222-3
       
  • Access to Justice and Right to Health: An Analysis of Lawsuits Represented
           by the Public Defender’s Office of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, and
           User Perceptions

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      Abstract: Abstract Access to justice is a fundamental human right that often requires access to information. For justice to be served, access to information must be guaranteed as a right. The Public Defender’s Office of the State of São Paulo (DPESP) establishes the authority responsible for promoting access to justice for the weakest citizens in the state of São Paulo. This study analyzed DPSEP legal cases in the Ribeirão Preto region from 2013 to July 2016 involving the right to health and interviews in 2016 with users of the institution regarding their access to justice and the right to health. Documentary analysis supplemented the analysis of the lawsuits seeking health care and medication and the content analysis of the interviews. The results show that the Public Defender’s Office promotes assistance to the most needed in the context of lawsuits for receiving health care and medicines and protecting the right to health, even if users are not yet fully aware of rights and access to justice. In addition, the results demonstrated a relationship of trust in the contact between users and the Public Defender’s Office.
      PubDate: 2022-08-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-022-00225-0
       
  • An Assessment of the Sustainability of Living for Rohingya Displaced
           People in Cox’s Bazar Camps in Bangladesh

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      Abstract: Abstract Ensuring human rights and fundamental needs of the forcefully displaced Myanmar nationals (FDMN), also known as the Rohingyas, has become a critical concern for the host and international communities. Based on some cross-cutting approaches such as social sustainability, livelihood, human rights, and security, this article assesses the condition of camps and the situation of lives of the Rohingya displaced people. The applied qualitative method (which incorporates Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), and expert interviews) has enabled us to find that Rohingya displaced people have been deprived of enjoying their basic human rights involving livelihood, security, and freedom of movement in many respects. They barely receive adequate food, health facilities, and safe housing in the camps despite efforts from the host and donor countries. The environment and living utilities in the camps are not conducive to healthy and sustainable living. The article also finds that displaced people, particularly women and adolescent girls, frequently face insecurity and violence in their daily lives. Opportunities for education, movement, and employment are also seriously lacking within the camps. This article, thus, emphasizes the proper management of the Rohingya refugees including their relocation to a safer place, and immediate and speedy repatriation to their home country. The findings of this article can be used as an example to analyze other cases where refugee people living in various parts of the world are confronted with similar challenges and problems.
      PubDate: 2022-07-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-022-00212-5
       
  • Promoting Safety and Connection During COVID-19: Tiny Homes as an
           Innovative Response to Homelessness in the USA

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      Abstract: Abstract Using an international human rights framework, this study explores how tiny home villages have provided unhoused individuals with critical shelter necessary for preserving health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, while attending to the needs of social connection and community maintenance. The gaps and inadequacies of conventional shelter systems in the USA for people experiencing homelessness have been highlighted by COVID-19. Physical distancing can be challenging for people experiencing homelessness due to the crowded congregate shelters and encampments. Furthermore, closed agencies and limited transportation can increase risk for isolation. People experiencing homelessness are more likely than the general population to have health risks, such as diabetes and heart disease, both of which can increase the risk of death for people who test positive for COVID-19. Through qualitative analysis of 32 open-ended survey responses of experts working and/or living in tiny home communities addressing homelessness, we explore how these leaders in the field responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two primary themes emerged through analysis: (1) villages prioritize safety through physical distancing, and (2) villages preserve social connection and combat isolation. This balance of being responsive to the safety guidelines of COVID-19, while also maintaining social connection and community building, highlights the need for social work to embrace new and innovative responses to homelessness and other social issues, particularly given the uncertainties and complexities of the future.
      PubDate: 2022-06-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-022-00217-0
       
 
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