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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: 327)
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 176)
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 154)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 137)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 88)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 77)
Violence and Victims     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
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: 52)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Qualitative Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Family Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (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)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Practice: Social Work in Action     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)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (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)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     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 Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     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)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     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)
European Journal of Social Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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)
Global Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (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)
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)
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)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Social Work     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)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 2)
Social Work and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (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)
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  
Developmental Child Welfare     Hybrid Journal  
Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri     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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      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: 2023-03-01
       
  • The Resurgence of Mano Dura in Guatemala

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      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.
      PubDate: 2023-03-01
       
  • No Sex in Social Work: (the Lack of) Human Sexuality Courses in US Social
           Work Education

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      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.
      PubDate: 2023-03-01
       
  • Human Rights–Based Social Work and the Natural Environment: Time for
           New Perspectives

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      Abstract: The natural environment and sustainability play an increasingly important role in social work as a discipline and profession. This is often described as the ecosocial paradigm. Even though the paradigm shares important ethical foundations with human rights–based social work, the connection between both is rarely examined in social work scholarship. This article addresses the gap by asking the following questions: How is the ecosocial paradigm linked to the human rights discourse in social work' What is the environmental dimension of human rights, and what implications does it have for social work' How can a human rights–based social work encompass the environmental dimension' In response, the article argues for the integration of new environmental perspectives into human rights–based social work. First, it shows that social work needs to refocus on collective human rights, such as the right to a healthy environment, recently recognized by the United Nations. Regarding the rights of children and youth, good examples of social work advocacy can already be found. Second, research knowledge and practice within the ecosocial paradigm are valuable resources for human rights–based social work, mainly regarding environmental justice and the principle of sustainability. Ultimately, it is only possible to strive for the realization of human rights, social change, and an inclusive and sustainable future if the natural environment is integrated as a social work concern.
      PubDate: 2023-01-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-022-00236-x
       
  • Transgender Family Policy and the Social Work Response

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      Abstract: Transgender and gender-expansive (TGE) individuals face unique barriers concerning family issues relate to marriage, divorce, estate planning, adoption, employment, and identification. As TGE individuals gain recognition under the law and in evolving social policy, issues related to the family are emerging. Social workers have an ethical obligation to become competent in issues related to TGE persons and their families. This paper explored changing policies and laws and the social work response in relation to the NASW Code of Ethics.
      PubDate: 2023-01-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-022-00235-y
       
  • Adherence to Humanitarian Aid Principles and the Conditions for Refugee
           Settlements in Northern Uganda: Evidence from Humanitarian Aid Agencies in
           Adjumani District

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      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.
      PubDate: 2022-11-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-022-00232-1
       
 
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