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African Americans and Law Enforcement: Tackling a Foundational Component of Structural Reform-Union Disciplinary Procedures.

David R Hodge, Stephanie Clintonia Boddie,

Despite numerous high-profile deaths of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement, little attention has been paid to the issue of police reform in the social work literature. To address this gap, this article focuses on a topic that has been singled out as the most important area of ... Read more >>

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Bearing a Disproportionate Burden: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Experiences of U.S.-Based Social Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Abigail M Ross, Julie A Cederbaum, Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Jennifer R Zelnick, Betty J Ruth, Ting Guan,

While social workers have served as frontline workers responding to the needs of vulnerable populations during COVID-19 pandemic, little is known about how social work professionals themselves have been impacted. This article explored the impact of COVID-19 on social work professionals' mental health, physical health, and access to personal protective ... Read more >>

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Structural Racism, Managerialism, and the Future of the Human Services: Rewriting the Rules

Mimi Abramovitz, Jennifer R Zelnick,

Abstract Over the past several decades, the introduction of the business model, managerialism, into the human services has led to dramatic changes in conditions of work and service delivery. This metric-driven approach increased the emphasis on measured performance outcomes and undercut the mission-driven nature of human services organizations. In 2020, ... Read more >>

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Shaping the Future of Social Work Practice in Healthcare: Addressing COVID-19 Needs through Integrated Primary Care.

Lauren Dennelly, Cindy Sousa, Kate Roberts,

COVID-19 has illustrated the urgency of promoting integrated healthcare as the model of the future, with social workers not only supporting the physical and mental health of providers and patients, but also leading efforts to transform systems, policies, and social work education. Primary care, where the role of social workers ... Read more >>

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Needs of Children and Families during Spring 2020 COVID-19 School Closures: Findings from a National Survey.

Kate R Watson, Ron Avi Astor, Rami Benbenishty, Gordon Capp, Michael S Kelly,

Despite extensive reports during the COVID-19 pandemic of the academic challenges facing students, and the effects of online learning on academic achievements, we have little information regarding the needs and difficulties of K-12 students and their families from a social work perspective. The present article shares findings from a nationwide ... Read more >>

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Asian in the Time of COVID-19: Creating a Social Work Agenda for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities.

Sameena Azhar, Anne Farina, Antonia R G Alvarez, Susan Klumpner,

The health of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities remains an understudied area of racial/ethnic minority research in the United States, and even more so in the field of social work. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how AAPI health and social welfare issues have not received adequate attention in ... Read more >>

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Social Work in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Embracing Change in Care Delivery for Veterans during the Pandemic.

Monica M Matthieu, Laura D Taylor, Ciara M Oliver, Kimberly K Garner,

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Pandemics, Economic Systems, and the Future of Social Work.

Laura Nissen, Anna Scheyett,

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COVID-19: Do Hispanic Lives Matter?

Gail M Walton,

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Breaking Isolation: Social Work in Solidarity with Migrant Workers through and beyond COVID-19.

Nellie Alcaraz, Liza Lorenzetti, Sarah Thomas, Rita Dhungel,

In the early months of COVID-19's proliferation through Canadian communities, the now largely documented uneven impacts and burdens of the illness were emerging. Among the early COVID-19 casualties were workers in Alberta's meatpacking plants, with infection rates so high that the news quickly gained international attention. The Cargill meatpacking plant, ... Read more >>

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Can and Must Expand Social Worker e-Interventions for Mental Health, Family Wellness, and Beyond.

Erika L King, Chelsea M Spencer, Colleen A Meeks,

Both media and academic reports have highlighted COVID-19's negative impacts on mental health and safety in the United States, yet care and service gaps persist. Evidence suggests that a default to in-person service delivery did not meet clients' needs before the pandemic, and that unmet needs have ballooned since COVID-19 ... Read more >>

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Understanding COVID-19 through a Complex Trauma Lens: Implications for Effective Psychosocial Responses.

Edward J Alessi, Courtney Hutchison, Sarilee Kahn,

The psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on individuals, families, and communities will likely persist for years to come. While briefing notes informed by disaster psychology and crisis management have been released to guide social workers and other mental health professionals in their work during the pandemic, the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19 ... Read more >>

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The Responsibility of Self-Care in Social Work.

Anna Scheyett,

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[2021, 66(4):281-283]

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Strengths of Latinas in Spain: A Challenge for a Resilient Social Work Practice.

Claudia María Anleu-Hernández, Cristina García-Moreno, Eva Zafra-Aparici, Maria Victòria Forns-Fernández,

This article aims to break with two social stereotypes often held about Latinas in Spain. Authors analyze Latinas' main strengths from a resilient and intersectional approach, to consider them holistically within social work interventions. Rather than focusing on Latinas' difficulties, authors point to their multiple strengths and the ability to ... Read more >>

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Community Organization and Empowerment of Women: The Mujeres Pescadoras del Manglar Cooperative in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Ilaria Sartini, Francisco Caravaca Sánchez,

Gender equity is still a challenge for the world, especially in those regions where sociocultural practices permeated by machismo, that is, male chauvinism, intersect with poverty and institutionalized racial discrimination. The creation of safe and feminized spaces where women can express themselves freely is crucial in the process of cultivating ... Read more >>

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[2021, 66(4):307-316]

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Safety Issues for Social Workers Engaging in Anti-Trafficking Work.

Yitong Xin, Jacquelyn C A Meshelemiah,

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[2021, 66(4):369-371]

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Pathways to Social Work Licensure: An Examination of Hawai'i's Licensed Social Workers.

Robin G Arndt, Theresa M Kreif, Rebecca L Stotzer,

Few research studies have examined social work practitioners and their licensure practices and pathways, or how policies affect licensure choices. Pathways to licensure, particularly the process of movement from graduation to licensure, along with the type of license, and the length of time a license is held were analyzed using ... Read more >>

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[2021, 66(4):359-368]

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Social Work and Artificial Intelligence: Into the Matrix.

Lauri Goldkind,

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"Could We Just Breathe for 30 Seconds?": Social Worker Experiences of Holistic Engagement Practice Training.

Loretta Pyles, Darren T Cosgrove, Erin Gardner, Salome Raheim, Gwendolyn J Adam, Sreyashi Chakravarty, Collina Cooke,

Given the still emerging evidence base about the effectiveness of practices, such as mindfulness, somatics, and integrative body-mind-spirit social work, there is a need to know more about the impacts that training in such areas can have on social workers and their professional work. This mixed-methods article reports on a ... Read more >>

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[2021, 66(4):285-296]

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Helping People with Disabilities in the Workplace: Mezzo-Level Interventions Targeting Corporate Culture.

Chi Kin Kwan,

This article explores the relevance of mezzo-level interventions to help people with disabilities improve their employability. It begins with an overview of the micro-mezzo-macro spectrum in the context of vocational rehabilitation services and shows that corporate culture plays a critical role in determining the employment outcomes of people with disabilities. ... Read more >>

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[2021, 66(4):339-347]

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Biopsychosocial Predictors of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms among First-Generation Black African Immigrants.

Sherinah Saasa, Selina Miller,

Few studies examine factors associated with mental health distress among immigrants from African countries. Using cross-sectional data from first-generation Black African immigrants across the United States (N = 180), this study examined biopsychosocial factors that influence depression and anxiety symptoms among African immigrants in the United States. Ordinary least squares regression was ... Read more >>

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[2021, 66(4):329-338]

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Library Patrons' Psychosocial Needs: Perceptions of Need and Reasons for Accessing Social Work Services.

Elizabeth A Wahler, Mary A Provence, Sarah C Johnson, John Helling, Michael Williams,

Public libraries in the United States have begun to partner with social work to address the psychosocial needs observed in patrons that are beyond the training and education of most library staff. This is a new area of inquiry with limited research available. Of the few published studies, the majority ... Read more >>

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[2021, 66(4):297-305]

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Toolbox Recommendations for Social Workers to Promote Successful Social Entrepreneurship.

Hani Nouman, Ram A Cnaan,

Social entrepreneurship in social work is presented in the literature as an important practice considering its ability to provide long-term, innovative, and creative interventions for social problems. However, many doubt the ability of social workers to act as social entrepreneurs. This study examined action strategies adopted by social workers who ... Read more >>

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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Indicators and Recommended Inquiries and Responses for Social Workers.

L B Klein, Brittney R Chesworth, Cynthia Fraga Rizo, Hannabeth Franchino-Olsen, Chris Croft, Rebecca J Macy, Sandra L Martin,

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[2021, 66(3):265-268]

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(De)criminalization of Survivors of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: A Social Work Call to Action.

Lindsay B Gezinski,

Survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) are failing to be identified and are frequently criminalized. Examining the linkages between DMST and the juvenile legal system is important, as many trafficked youths are only identified after entry into the child welfare or juvenile court system as a result of being ... Read more >>

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[2021, 66(3):236-244]

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