Advances in Social Work

Advances in Social Work is committed to enhancing the linkage among social work practice, research, and education. Accordingly, the journal addresses current issues, challenges, and responses facing social work practice and education. The journal invites discussion and development of innovations in social work practice and their implications for social work research and education. Advances in Social Work seeks to publish empirical, conceptual, and theoretical articles that make substantial contributions to the field in all areas of social work including clinical practice, community organization, social administration, social policy, planning, and program evaluation. The journal provides a forum for scholarly exchange of research findings and ideas that advance knowledge and inform social work practice. All relevant methods of inquiry are welcome. Advances in Social Work is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original work. Articles are accepted on the basis of appropriateness, clarity, sound methodology, and utility for social work practice, research, and education. Articles are indexed or abstracted in Social Work Abstracts and Social Service Abstracts. Editor: William H. Barton, Ph.D.



Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Technology, the Internet & Social Work Practice"

Advances in Social Work invites manuscript submissions for a special issue on "Technology, the Internet & Social Work Practice" to be published in Spring 2015. The submission deadline is September 30, 2014. Drs. Lauri Goldkind and John McNutt will serve as co-editors of this issue. For more information, click on "More" below or contact Dr. Goldkind at  
Posted: 2014-02-21 More...

Special Issue Planned for Spring 2014

Advances in Social Work is pleased to announce a special issue scheduled for Spring 2014 entitled: “Eyewitnesses to History: First-Hand Accounts of Sages of the Profession.” This special issue, co-edited by Drs. Virginia Majewski and Gerald T. Powers, will consist of a series of invited articles concerning “sages of the profession,” individuals who are generally recognized as intellectual and professional pioneers in the field of social work. Look for this issue to appear in late May or early June!  
Posted: 2013-11-06 More...
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Vol 14, No 2 (2013): Fall 2013

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Table of Contents


A "Seasonal Stew" -- Food for Thought; Fuel for Action PDF
William H. Barton i-ii


The Use and Value of Mixed Methods Research in Social Work PDF
Josphine Chaumba 307-333
Common Elements Across Evidence-Based Trauma Treatment: Discovery and Implications PDF
Virginia C. Strand, Susan Hansen, Deborah Courtney 334-354
Client Goals and Dreams: Replacing the Norm of Functioning PDF
Phillip Dybicz 355-366
Policymaking Opportunities for Direct Practice Social Workers in Mental Health and Addiction Services PDF
Thomas J. Powell, Eve Garrow, Michael R. Woodford, Brian Perron 367-378
Spiritual Histories and Latter-day Saints: A Mixed-Method Preliminary Validation Study PDF
David Hodge, Gordon E. Limb 379-394
Identifying Social Service Needs of Muslims Living in a Post 9/11 Era: The Role of Community-Based Organizations PDF
Micheal L. Shier, John R. Graham 395-415
Same-Gender Marriage: Implications for Social Work Practitioners PDF
Jennifer Fasbinder, Emily Monson, Darrel Montero, Jaime Sanders, Annie C. Williams 416-432
Working with Lesbian-Headed Families: What Social Workers Need to Know PDF
Misty L. Wall 433-441
The Disproportionality of HIV Transmission Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (BMSM): Recommendations for an Effective Prevention Model PDF
Stephen M. Young, Timothy McLeod 442-457
Changes in Illegal Behavior During Emerging Adulthood PDF
Badiah Haffejee, Jamie Rae Yoder, Kimberly Bender 458-476
Ghanaian BSW Students' Perceptions of Poverty and Social Welfare Policies in Ghana PDF
Jason T. Castillo, Samuel Asante, Peter Dwumah, Jonas Asamanin Barnie, David Becerra 477-500
The Role of Formal Theory in Social Work Research: Formalizing Family Systems Theory PDF
Suzanne Taylor Sutphin, Shannon McDonough, Amber Schrenkel 501-517
A Conceptual Understanding of Organizational Identity in the Social Media Environment PDF
Jimmy Young 518-530
Beyond Social Exchange Theory: A Theoretical Shift for Mentoring Relationships in the Federal Workplace PDF
Chad Majiros 531-543
Prevention as an Explicit Part of the Social Work Profession: Part Two of a Systematic Investigation PDF
Emily L. McCave, Carrie Rishel, Meagann Morris 544-555
Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Collaboration Among Students in the Health Care Professions PDF
Juyoung Park, Wesley Hawkins, Michele Hawkins, Elwood Hamlin 556-572
Social Workers as Senior Executives: Does Academic Training Dictate Leadership Style? PDF
Lauri Goldkind, Manoj Pardasani 573-593
Leadership in Social Work Education: Sustaining Collaboration and Mission PDF
Christine R. Call, Larry W. Owens, Neil J. Vincent 594-612
Emerging Leaders Project: Connecting University Resources to Community-Based Organizations Supporting Refugee Resettlement PDF
Rosemarie Hunter, Kara Mileski 613-628
Peer Review in a Social Policy Course: Lessons Learned PDF
Shauna P. Acquavita, Carolyn J. Tice 629-641
Reimagining Field Education in Social Work: The Promise Unveiled PDF
Purnima George, Susan Siver, Susan Preston 642-657

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