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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: 51)
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: 46)
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  
Gambling Research: Journal of the National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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)
Impact     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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: 78)
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: 68)
International Journal on Child Maltreatment : Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
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: 11)
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: 394)
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: 8)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 235)
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: 205)
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: 43)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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: 2)
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: 20)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)

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Journal of Human Rights and Social Work
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  • The Promotion of Socially Inclusive East Asian Society: the Hong Kong Case

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      Abstract: This study explores ethnic minority youths’ experiences of discrimination via the conceptual framework of social cohesion + social justice (inclusive of social harmony) = a socially inclusive Hong Kong. A small-scale qualitative research study was employed consisting of two focus groups, which included 13 ethnic-Pakistani aged 12- to 17-year olds in Hong Kong. All interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using thematic analysis. In this study, Pakistani school-going youth reported experiencing different levels of discrimination. Two central themes emerged in the conceptualization of discrimination: (a) gender discrimination in youth’s own ethnic community and larger society reported by female Pakistani youth and (b) ethnic discrimination in broader Hong Kong society, mostly reported by male Pakistani youth. The findings of this study may highlight the importance of social cohesion, defined as unity among all members of a community for the betterment of society, which can be integrated into practice and implemented in social policy.
      PubDate: 2019-09-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00107-y
       
  • The Role of Rights-Based Social Work in Contemporary Latin American
           Diasporas: the Case of Venezuelan Migrant Children

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      Abstract: The scenario of international migration within Latin America has witnessed a turning point since the outbreak of the Venezuelan crisis in 2013, with children occupying an important percentage of these human displacements. Therefore, this paper focuses on the potential of rights-based social work in promoting the human rights of Venezuelan migrant children, exploring how social workers may help them overcome positions of rightlessness and increased vulnerability. This article provides a children’s rights-based approach for social workers who are directly involved in social work with migrant children. Even though the scope of analysis was directed to the experience of Venezuelan migrant children, this research can serve as an important source to guide social workers involved with child migrants in different social and geographical backgrounds.
      PubDate: 2019-09-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00104-1
       
  • It Is Easier to Build Strong Children than to Repair Broken Men

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      PubDate: 2019-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00106-z
       
  • Human Rights Violations Against Street Children Working in the Informal
           Economy in Bangladesh: Findings from a Qualitative Study

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      Abstract: In Bangladesh, there are an estimated 1.5 million children who are forced to live and/or work on the streets. These children are commonly referred to as street-connected children, children in street situations, or street children. The present article draws on findings related to Bangladeshi street children’s income-generating activities (IGAs) in the informal economy, from a larger qualitative study, in which 75 street children participated in in-depth interviews. The authors explored street children’s experiences of human rights violations while working in the informal economy and the nature of their employment including employment-related risks, abuse, and exploitation. The following questions were considered: what types of jobs did street children secure'; what were the risks involved in these jobs'; and what types of human rights abuses and exploitation did children encounter in these jobs' Findings indicated that the IGAs most available to street children were “3-D” jobs (dirty, dangerous, and demanding), which placed children at greater risk for abuse, including sexual abuse, and exploitation, while the conditions faced by street children involved in IGAs violated their human rights on a daily basis. In order to protect these vulnerable children, policy and program interventions are urgently needed, as well as the strict enforcement of human rights instruments, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00098-w
       
  • The Historical Perspectives of Stereotypes on African-American Males

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      Abstract: Stereotypes are ingrained in the fabric of the USA and coincide with the institution of slavery. The expected behaviors of African-Americans are fueled by stereotypes maintained by the status quo. Throughout US history, the stereotyping of African-Americans, particularly males, has had a negative impact on African-American families and communities. For instance, the belief that African-Americans are unintelligent, lazy, violent, and criminals has affected educational outcomes, employment opportunities, socioeconomic status, and the dismantling of African-American families and communities. Educators, businessmen, and law enforcement often believe these stereotypes, which influences their treatment of African-Americans. The oppression of African-Americans is a critical human rights issue that has to be addressed in social work practice. This article highlights a historical overview of how stereotypes have contributed to a denial of human rights, evidenced by inequalities in education, employment, and the justice system. Recommendations for culturally competent interventions and practice to improve social equity are discussed.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00096-y
       
  • A Comparative Study of the Attitudes of Graduating Bachelor of Social Work
           Students in Barbados and Canada Towards Child Physical Punishment

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      Abstract: Child physical punishment (CPP) is a common form of everyday child discipline despite mounting evidence linking it to adverse childhood outcomes. Social workers throughout the world are mandated to work closely with families and children. Their attitudes towards CPP will affect how they interact with families who use CPP as a form of child discipline. In addition, social workers have an ethical duty to uphold the rights of children to be free from all forms of violence, including CPP, a promise found in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We assessed and compared the attitudes of graduating social work students towards CPP in Barbados and Canada. The findings underscore the need for the infusion of human rights education into the curriculum of all social work programs. In particular, the Convention of the Rights of the Child is a valuable instrument to enhance knowledge about human rights protections and offers an effective tool for advocating for families and children.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00094-0
       
  • Forced Child–Family Separations in the Southwestern U.S. Border Under
           the “Zero-Tolerance” Policy: Preventing Human Rights Violations and
           Child Abduction into Adoption (Part 1)

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      Abstract: This article focuses on the “zero-tolerance” policy adopted in spring, 2018, in the USA. This immigration policy criminalized the undocumented or illegal entry of child migrants and their families on the southwestern U.S. border. Those affected were mostly from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The implementation of this policy resulted in the forced separation of children from their families and the violation of human rights of those detained in authorized facilities and foster care. The policy coincides with limited U.S. government case management of unaccompanied and accompanied minors. We examine critical issues to include international conventions regarding child rights and the best interest of the child that provide globally recognized guidance to prevent separations of children from their parents. These discriminating policies and unjust practices have already triggered institutional condemnations and legal complaints at the national and international levels. Informed by our own studies of forced migration and child abduction into adoption from two of the mentioned Central American countries, we suggest how social workers, as human rights defenders and gatekeepers of child welfare practices, may respond to these unjust policies and practices. This article is part 1 of two papers on the subject; the second article is focused on the resulting trauma of those affected.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-0089-4
       
  • Violation of Dignity and Life: Challenges and Prospects for Women and
           Girls with Albinism in Sub-Saharan Africa

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      Abstract: The mythology of most African societies includes the belief in patriarchy and primogeniture, holding the view that succession and the continuity of family lineage are only possible through the males. As such, women are considered inferior to men and often treated with prejudice. Albinism is also treated with prejudice in African societies. This includes the belief that sexual intercourse with a woman or a girl with albinism can cure serious infections like HIV/AIDS. Thus, in addition to common forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by women in Sub-Saharan Africa, those with albinism are particularly vulnerable to rape and sexual violation. In extreme cases, especially in East and Central Africa; these women and other persons with albinism are kidnapped for sacrifice or ritual purposes. Their vital organs are harvested for preparing “charms” for magic and spiritual powers. In other cases, they are simply murdered to ensure that they do not procreate. This paper explores common myth-based violations against women with albinism in Africa. It argues that these women suffer the tragedy of double prejudice and special violations to dignity and life, contrary to standard templates of international human rights. It then suggests specific measures for dealing with these violations at all levels: societal, municipal, regional, and international. Significantly, the paper raises global consciousness on the persecution of minorities, especially women and girls with albinism in Africa.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-018-0085-0
       
  • Forced Child-Family Separations in the Southwestern US Border Under the
           “Zero-Tolerance” Policy: the Adverse Impact on Well-Being of Migrant
           Children (Part 2)

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      Abstract: The article examines the situation of minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who have been forcibly separated from their parents at the southwestern US border. It reviews international standards and national contexts regarding the rights of children and protection of families in the evolving human rights crisis. It draws from extensive research on the multidimensional effects of institutionalization and intercountry adoption, as well as the delivery of services to unaccompanied minors through refugee resettlement programs. It analyzes the well-being of this population, including their physical, emotional, psychological, and mental health, and developmental needs and socioeconomic condition. The article concludes that the zero-tolerance policy that resulted in forced family separation policy and their associated detention and resettlement practices violate the rights of children and have serious implications for the health and well-being of children and their families. It proposes recognition of well-being as a right of migrating children, which must be ensured in tandem with their safety and search for permanency to achieve the goals of the child welfare system in the USA.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00095-z
       
  • The Arc of Justice: Examining Policies and Laws to Advance the Human
           Rights of Transgender and Gender Expansive Children

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      Abstract: The role of the social worker in the achievement of human rights is to assist individuals in their struggle for dignity and their attainment of their full potential. Ethical social work ensures just laws and practices that allow all persons to live without discrimination. The purpose of this paper is to present the practice and policy implications of the last five years of court cases regarding transgender and gender expansive (TGE) children and school systems in the USA. This paper outlines the legal justifications for revisions to the current procedures and policies of interacting with TGE children, including use of restrooms consistent with gender identity (RCGI). These recommended guidelines are designed to prevent ongoing human rights violations and create pathways for TGE children to live their lives congruently with their gender identity. Basic human rights for the TGE individual include policy improvements involving restrooms, locker rooms, showers, overnight accommodation, affirmed name, and identification for the child welfare, mental health, educational, medical, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00102-3
       
  • Mental Illness, Mental Disability, and the Exercise of Human Rights: Key
           Differences and Similarities According to Mental Health Administrators and
           Managers Within Brazil

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      Abstract: This qualitative study identified the perception of administrators and managers of the interrelation between mental disability and mental illness. It investigated experiences in which these differences facilitated or impaired the exercise of fundamental rights by persons with mental illness in a city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. From this perspective, it is important to discuss the exercise of human rights in mental health. It is a key issue for social work practitioners and service managers, who are often the frontline responders to individuals with mental illness. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews analyzed through Bardin’s content analysis technique. The following categories resulted from the analysis: clear perception of mental illness and mental disability definition and legislation; situations of fundamental rights fulfillment; and situations of disrespect of fundamental rights. Mental health managers noted the difficulties experienced when those with mental illness attempted to exercise their fundamental rights. Such attempts were often frustrating and fruitless. This situation is caused by the absence or limitation of a special legislation regarding fundamental rights of persons with mental illness in the country. In this context, the legislative power is primarily responsible for developing special acts and including them in general laws, especially considering the contributions of mental health legislation to a life with dignity for persons with mental illness.
      PubDate: 2019-07-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00101-4
       
  • Policy Recommendations to Improve the Quality of Life for LGBT Older
           Adults

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      Abstract: This article explores the increased vulnerability of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults and their needs. Older LGBT adults lack legal protection, which leads to higher rates of discrimination in the work environment, living arrangements, and services. The impact of discrimination against older LGBT adults results in an elevated rate of physical and psychological consequences when compared to the general older population. A brief overview of legal precedence pertaining to the LGBT community is provided, and the needs of older LGBT adults are identified. Social work practice and policy recommendations are highlighted to address identified needs and improve the quality of life for older LGBT adults. A human rights framework is applied to inform all practice and policy recommendations to ensure basic human rights are met, as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The role of the social worker in addressing the needs of older LGBT adults is discussed, as well.
      PubDate: 2019-07-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00103-2
       
  • Evaluating a Human Rights Approach to Health in the Indian Context:
           Emerging Needs and Challenges

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      Abstract: Health has been one of the most important human rights concerns around the world since the inception of the United Nations. Health in this essay is viewed from a joint perspective of medicine and public health. This paper aims to examine the health and human rights concerns from an Indian perspective with regard to four main themes: (i) availability of basic necessities, (ii) affordability and accessibility of health care services, (iii) specialized care for patients, and (iv) availability of palliative care for a dignified life and death. The issues raised around these four themes are analyzed in sociological, psychological and cultural theoretical perspectives highlighting the actions needed to bring about appropriate change in the Indian context. This paper delineates the scope of the government’s actions and people’s participation in considering health as a basic human right for all people in India.
      PubDate: 2019-06-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00099-9
       
  • The Decreasing Role of the USA in Promoting Human Rights

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      PubDate: 2019-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-019-00100-5
       
  • The Concept of “Buen Vivir” and the Social Work Profession

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      Abstract: This article offers a way to acknowledge the human right of indigenous people to be actively involved in developing and determining their own development. It challenges the social work profession to consider an indigenous worldview in development. To accomplish this, four main challenges of the concept and social movement of Buen Vivir (or Living Well) from Latin American indigenous communities represents for the current parameters of the social work profession are discussed: the idea of development and the outcome approach; the idea of what a good life means; ethical individualism; and anthropocentrism.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-018-0081-4
       
  • The Praxis of Matchmaking: Between Self-Devotion and Paternalism

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      Abstract: The family is considered a sacred institution in Jewish society, and establishing a family is a central objective in the life of every Jew. Many single Jewish people, of both genders, experience emotional and psychological stress because of their “problematic” marital status. The article examines the violation of humanistic therapeutic principles in the process of matchmaking among national religious Jews in Israel. Twenty-five matchmakers from this sector were interviewed, and the behaviors and practices that characterize the work of successful matchmakers were identified. Six major patterns were discerned: conducting a “therapeutic” interview with that person, accompanying the entire introduction process, offering direction and guidance, avoiding total compliance with the requirements of the applicant, sharing information and cooperating with additional agents, and holding face-to-face introductions with the potential candidates. These six behavioral patterns are compared to the accepted practices of helping professionals from the humanistic school. The findings show that much of the work that is done by the successful matchmakers contradicts basic humanistic therapeutic principles, and infringes the clients’ self-determination and autonomy. Sociological analysis sheds light on the allegedly paradoxical findings and explains how the matchmakers serve as lay therapists who help singles to achieve their goal of finding the right life partner, despite the violation of professional therapeutic principles and their paternalistic attitude. Therefore, it is also recommended that matchmakers be trained to adhere to an ethical code of conduct expected to ensure the respect for their clients’ human rights for self-determination and autonomy.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-018-0082-3
       
  • Identifying and Addressing Risk in the Implementation of Alternative Care
           Policies in Cambodia

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      Abstract: Propelled by a commitment to the rights of children, Cambodia is moving forward with family-based alternative care initiatives that build on existing efforts to strengthen the child protection system. This short human rights in action article take a critical approach to the translation of policy to practice and highlights risks involved with haste, outcomes measured in numbers and unrealistic timeframes, and rapidly transforming practice with nascent investment in a country’s capacity to assess and respond to the real needs of children and families within their communities. The importance of continuing collaboration between government and civil society, building workforce capacity and gatekeeping initiatives is discussed as essential to address challenges while strengthening responses to vulnerable children and families. We conclude that less haste and more capacity building are important to mitigate against risk and make eight recommendations supported by collaborations between government and civil society to strengthen the system.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-018-0087-y
       
  • Are Substance-Use Disorders in the USA a Crime or Crisis' Restorative
           

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      Abstract: There have been conflicting responses from state and federal governments in the USA concerning the penalization of substance use. Some substance users, such as users of crack cocaine, have been harshly criminalized for drug possession in comparison to users of powder cocaine, despite both substances being different forms of the same drug. Furthermore, the government has responded to the contemporary opioid crisis by framing it as a national public health crisis and promoting rehabilitative treatment. The observed disparities concerning the response to substance use in the USA prompts the examination of mass incarceration and subsequent felony disenfranchisement of substance users, which has systematically resulted in social inequalities involving the revocation of voting rights and restrictive criminal records that result in discriminatory and stigmatizing perceptions concerning employment, housing, and education. A brief model for restorative justice is provided inclusive of strategies that social workers can employ to engage in social policy advocacy that supports the reestablishment of voting rights for criminalized substance users.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-018-0069-0
       
  • A Rights-Based Approach to Social Work in Jails

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      Abstract: Safeguarding rights is a critical duty for social workers in jail settings where human rights violations are prevalent and can be divided into two general categories: (1) when holding someone in jail violates their human rights and (2) when the treatment provided within the jail violates human rights. This paper will address these areas of concern, and then focus on how rights-based approaches to social work are currently practiced and can be expanded by collaborative public defense teams including those that work with clients who could be sentenced to death. A call for research on rights-based practice methods and complementary therapeutic approaches will include the presentation of testimony therapy as a potential clinical method that may be effective with (and for) this population. Social workers are ethically bound to attend to jailed individuals in ways that respect their dignity and build on their strengths. Employing these strategies, social workers can strengthen individuals, as well as our human societies.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-018-0080-5
       
  • Building an Effective Child Protection System in India: Integrating a
           Rights-Based Perspective in Social Work Education Within a Strategy of
           Developing Professional Association

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      Abstract: The urgent need to strengthen the child protection system in India is presented in the context of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme and relevant juvenile justice legislation. Although the whole system is discussed, from national to local levels, the emphasis is on systems development with a comprehensive social work education response. Included are recommendations to develop a professional association of social work educators and the need for national accreditation of social work education in India. A multi-system analysis with a child rights orientation of child protection in India is presented. Future steps are recommended including the role of the development sector to help align child protection systems, social work education, and a professional association.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-018-0076-1
       
 
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