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: Margaret E. Adamek, Ph.D.



CALL FOR PAPERS- Trauma-Informed Practice


Special Issue, Spring 2017

“Advanced Practices and Emerging Trends in Trauma-Informed Care and Trauma-Specific Interventions”

Guest Editors:

Karen Allen, Ph.D., LMSW, Professor, Director, Indiana University Bloomington Social Work Program, Bloomington, IN.

Virginia C. Strand, D.S.W. Professor and Co-Director, National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University

This special issue of Advances in Social Work will explore the impact of trauma on children, adults and communities as well as models for trauma-informed care and trauma-specific treatments. Specifically, Advances in Social Work seeks both conceptual and empirically-based contributions exploring the impact of biopsychosocial and spiritual impact of trauma, including historical trauma, perpetuated abuse and oppression, and abuse and neglect across the range of social systems (micro, mezza and macro) and the life span of human development.  Articles may focus on any element of the practice landscape including clinical social work, social work education, policy advocacy, community organizing as well as other dimensions of practice. Contributions related to evidence-based trauma-specific interventions are strongly encouraged. 

The submission deadline is September 30, 2016.


Posted: 2016-04-24 More...

Spring 2016 Issue Now Published

The Spring 2016 special issue on Distance Education in Social Work with Guest Editor, Dr. Andrew Quinn from the University of North Dakota is now available. Papers in this issue originated as presentations at the First National Social Work Distance Education Conference hosted by the Council on Social Work Education and the Indiana University School of Social Work.  
Posted: 2016-04-24
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Vol 17, No 1 (2016): Special Issue: Promoting Online Learning

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Table of Contents


Andrew Quinn


Lisa Ann Rapp-McCall, Victoria Anyikwa
Sara Laura Schwartz, June L. Wiley, Charles D. Kaplan
Jodi Constantine Brown, Hyun-Sun Park
Mary Ann Forgey, Anna Ortega-Williams
Dale Fitch, Kelli Canada, Suzanne Cary, Rebekah Freese
Todd Edward Sage, Melanie Sage
Jo Ann Coe Regan


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