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.



Margaret Adamek Appointed as New Editor of Advances in Social Work

Advances in Social Work is pleased to announce the appointment of Indiana School of Social Work Professor Margaret E. Adamek, Ph.D., as the new Editor. Professor Adamek is well known for her scholarship in gerontology and as the long-time Director of IUSSW’s Ph.D. Program. She also has contributed to the development of social work doctoral education in Ethiopia. An accomplished writer, she brings a true editor’s eye to the journal. Valerie Decker, currently a doctoral student and a project evaluator for the Indiana Child Welfare Education and Training Partnership, will serve as the Assistant Editor. Professor Adamek becomes the fifth Editor of Advances in Social Work, succeeding William Barton, who served as Editor since 2008. She may be contacted by email at and by telephone at (317) 274-6730.  
Posted: 2015-01-02
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Vol 15, No 2 (2014): Fall 2014

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Table of Contents


Thank You and Good Night PDF
William H. Barton i-iv


Ethics Do Matter, But Where? PDF
Peter J. O'Brien 261-277
Social Workers as Civic-Minded Professionals PDF
Sarah E. Twill, Laura A. Lowe 278-293
Are Empathy and Compassion Bad for the Professional Social Worker? PDF
Peter Nilsson 294-305
Engaging Families, Building Relationships: Strategies for Working Across Systems from a Social Exchange Perspective PDF
Karen Rice, Heather Girvin 306-317
Self-Efficacy in Newly-Hired Child Welfare Workers PDF
Donna Cherry, Bruce Dalton, Angela Dugan 318-333
Special Needs Adoption and Foster Exigencies (SAFE): A Model for Case Managers PDF
Kristen Linton, Andrea Birmingham, Loren Case, Laura Ezzy, Jandee Ferguson, Courtney Harrison, Leina'ala Launiu 334-351
Influences on Interdisciplinary Collaboration among Social Work and Health Sciences Students PDF
Sang Jung Lee, Stacey L. Shipe 352-367
Collaborative Approaches to Undergraduate Research Training: Information Literacy and Data Management PDF
Hailey Mooney, W. Aaron Collie, Shawn Nicholson, Marya R. Sosulski 368-389
The Effectiveness of Writing Across the Curriculum in a Baccalaureate Social Work Program: Students’ Perceptions PDF
Naelys Luna, E. Gail Horton, Jeffrey R. Galin 390-408
Human Sexuality as a Critical Subfield in Social Work PDF
Emily McCave, Benjamin Shepard, Virginia Ramseyer Winter 409-427
Age Differences in LGBT Attitudes Toward Marriage Equality PDF
Elaine M. Maccio, Sara Mateer DeRosa, Scott E. Wilks, Amy L. Wright 428-443
Attitudes Toward Same-Gender Adoption and Parenting: An Analysis of Surveys from 16 Countries PDF
Darrel Montero 444-459
Waiting to be Cinderella’d?: Attitudes on Class Differences Among Women PDF
Leila Wood, Carol Hostetter, Sabrina W. Sullenberger 460-479
Social Distancing of Depressive and Panic Disorders in an International Sample of Social Work Students PDF
Donna S. Wang, Scott Smith, Chris R. Locke 480-494
What is the Role of Social Work in China? A Multi-Dimensional Analysis PDF
Jieru Bai 495-506
The Impact of an Indiana (United States) Drug Court on Criminal Recidivism PDF
John R. Gallagher, Eric Ivory, Jesse Carlton, Hon. Jane Woodward Miller 507-521
Aging in Rural Appalachia: Perspectives from Geriatric Social Service Professionals PDF
Natalie D. Pope, Diane N. Loeffler, D. Lee Ferrell 522-537

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