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Rosanna Herta and Nancy L. Marshall , Working Families: The Transformation of the American Home. – Eds

Rosanna Herta and Nancy L. Marshall , Working Families: The Transformation of the American Home. – Eds – book review Rosanna Herta and Nancy L. Marshall (Eds.), Working Families: The Transformation of the American Home. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2001. $ 50.00 hardcover, 19.95 papercover. During the past century, unprecedented social and economic […]

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Digital divide in computer access and use between poor and non-poor youth

Digital divide in computer access and use between poor and non-poor youth Mary Keegan Eamon The main objectives of this study were to examine the “digital divide” in home computer ownership and to evaluate differences in academic and non-academic computer use between poor and non-poor youth. Data from a national sample of 1,029, 10- through […]

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Family involvement interventions in child protection: learning from contextual integrated strategies

Family involvement interventions in child protection: learning from contextual integrated strategies David Stuart Crampton The use of family group conferencing and related family involvement interventions in child protection is rapidly increasing in the United States and many other countries. There is some concern that the child welfare field will travel down the same road as […]

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Elaine Walton, Patricia Sandau-Beckler and Marc Mannes , Balancing Family-Centered Services and Child Well-Being: Exploring Issues in Policy, Practice, Theory, and Research – Eds

Elaine Walton, Patricia Sandau-Beckler and Marc Mannes , Balancing Family-Centered Services and Child Well-Being: Exploring Issues in Policy, Practice, Theory, and Research – Eds – Book Review Sherrill J. Clark New York: Columbia University Press, 2001. $49.50 hardcover, $29.50 papercover The Adoptions and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA) has three primary goals: child safety, […]

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Professional hope in working with older adults

Professional hope in working with older adults Terry Koenig Writings about hope within gerontological literature assume social workers already possess hope that they can use in their practice. The purpose of this article is to challenge this assumption and to examine ways in which social workers can sustain hope in personal life, in their agencies, […]

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Organizational factors contributing to worker frustration: the precursor to burnout

Organizational factors contributing to worker frustration: the precursor to burnout Cathleen A. Lewandowski This study examined the organizational factors that contribute to workers’ frustration with their work situation. The sample included 141 service professionals who attended workshops on burnout in 2001. The purpose of the workshops was to increase awareness regarding the organizational factors that […]

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Jerry Floersch, Meds, Money and Manners: The Case Management of Severe Mental Illness

Jerry Floersch, Meds, Money and Manners: The Case Management of Severe Mental Illness Rafael Herrera New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. $22.50 papercover, $49.50 hardcover. The type of intervention most likely provided by social workers and other mental health professionals to individuals suffering from severe mental illness is “case management.” The literature on case management […]

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multiple jobs and low wages in family economies of rural Utah households

The poverty of hard work: multiple jobs and low wages in family economies of rural Utah households Christina E. Gringeri The combination of paid work and poverty, or near poverty, is a growing problem in the United States, one of which is often accentuated by residence in rural, low-wage communities where underemployment is more prevalent […]

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” Richard R. Wright, Jr.’s contributions to social work and social welfare

“Won’t be weighted down:” Richard R. Wright, Jr.’s contributions to social work and social welfare Kevin F. Modesto African-American scholars, intellectuals, and social work practitioners made significant contributions to American thought and life during the Progressive Era. Unfortunately, their work is often overlooked by history. This paper explores the contributions of Richard R. Wright, Jr., […]

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a critical discourse analysis of the concept of culture in contemporary social work discourse

Culture as deficit: a critical discourse analysis of the concept of culture in contemporary social work discourse Yoosun Park This paper is a critical discourse analysis of the usage of the concept of “culture” in social work discourse. The paper argues that “culture” is inscribed as a marker for difference which has largely replaced the […]