Social Work - Science topic
Social Work is the use of community resources, individual case work, or group work to promote the adaptive capacities of individuals in relation to their social and economic environments. It includes social service agencies.
Questions related to Social Work
While occupational social work is said to be quite recent origin, there are already signs that its relevance and applicability in the work place in development countries will become more pronounced given the fast changing and complex nature of the work place. I would like to hear from any scholar or researcher who has done research or practiced occupational social work in a developing country context.
I would like to build a small, but somewhat nationally representative sample of graduate students in social work and nursing for an online survey. Will I be able to do so using Amazon's Mechanical Turk? (MTurk), or is the specificity of this recruitment criterion too narrow?
Also, is there a way to verify, such as requiring participants to upload their university registration status or transcript?
Have you ever imagined how the physically disabled people feel under COVID-19?
Which type of disability is most impacting these minority under COVID-19?
Autism? Cleft patients? Mental health patients? Deaf? Dumb? Blind? Loss of limbs?
How can we help them?
I need the relevant legislation on social work/ benefits for the disabled people for a comparative analysis accross EU Member States
I am wondering if you can give me an overview of the difference between a Theory, a Perspective and a Model.
If you can focus in the area of Social Work and Psychology that will be great. As well, if you have recommended sources, please share them with me.
Thank you for your support,
When I use the keyword "internet addiction+social work" in the google scholar, I can't find useful content. But using same keyword in chinese scholar website,there will be many correspond results. Why?
And could some one tell me Which role do the social worker play in internet addiction intervention?
Dear social work colleagues from India,
I am just wondering if someone asks us, social workers, in future -
What was the response of professional social work in India to the pandemic?
what would be our answer? and what info do I have?
In fact, while asking the question, I am keeping in mind the fleet of students that we have in all our social work programmes in the country and the involvement of our departments plus professional social work organisations and organisations involving professional social workers.
Dr. B. Devi Prasad| 29 May 2021
In practice, Social Work acts from different professional perspectives. For example, the legal case perspective must be methodically related to other case perspectives such as anamnesis and diagnosis within the framework of casework, ideally in a concrete way and with appropriate methodological awareness. It would be conceivable, for example, to subject the results of an introductory anamnesis and diagnosis to subsequent legal monitoring.
Are there scientific concepts or legal requirements for this methodological challenge in your country? Or do you tend to leave the meaningful linking of different case perspectives to the professional actors? What seems to make sense to you?
My PhD student is working on Education Status of Muslim Girl Child. The work included to analyze the Stakeholders perspective towards educating the Girls.
Since, she is under Management Stream, the work needs to have Management Angle than Social Work which the work currently is having.
Can anyone help me on how to get a Management Perspective to this work?
My PhD student is working on Education Status of Muslim Girl Child. The work included to analyze the Stakeholders perspective towards educating the Girls.
Since, she is under Management Stream, the work needs to have Management Angle than Social Work which the work currently is having.
Can anyone help me on how to give a Management Perspective to this work?
Is there any scale available for measuring cultural competence among master of social work students in india?
I am having a social work student do a four month placement with me and half of it will be a research project.
It is well known to everyone that Social Work as a profession has wide career options, being therefore present in a wide range of areas of action, such as social services, education, justice, health, third sector, dependency among many others.
However, we are faced with a global problem, COVID-19, and the "Social Health Work" has begun to ring louder, for obvious reasons.
Before this tragic situation that we are living, social health work was not so recognized or identified by society, neverthless, in the current times, this has taken a turn. We can speak of the emergence of this area that until then was "hidden" in a certain way.
Is social health work a new area that has emerged from this situation? Or did it already exist? Or perhaps what has emerged have been new areas of action? That being said, do you think so? Or, by contrast, do you consider that this area was already recognized before the situation we are currently experiencing? Opinions in networks are diverse.
This is the most talked about topic in networks at present, but there are many other areas that in my humble opinion have gained more importance during this pandemic and that were not previously taken into account.
Actually, that's an issue to be considered by people who are not related to Social Work. People involved in this and the students in this university career are aware that all areas of social work are important. At all times they are in operation, relentlessly. It is a pity that the effort of this profesion is just recognised when a global pandemic exists.
Finally, I leave you some questions that which make us wonder, Has this state of global pandemic been an opportunity to recognize the work done by social work professionals in general, not just in this health field?
How do you feel about the current state?
It is clear that this pandemic has had a significant influence on social work, in addition to others in the social sphere. But how do you think it will really evolve when normality returns? Will this type of profession be devalued again or will the esteem of the public and of politics in general continue to increase?
I work with middle school youth in an after school program in NY and I am interested in analyzing the impact of mental health challenges pre pandemic vs in the midst of the pandemic and the correlating factors. For those reading, have you realized any differences working with youth ages 8-13 compared to previous years? What are patterns and themes coming up for you in your practice? Any findings you have, please post below! Thank you in advance!
Do you think that these difficult times we are currently going through, due to COVID-19, will be a reason for students to opt for an education such as "Social Work" or a health education?
Hello everyone I hope you are all well! I just have a quick question- I am a third year BA Social Work student in the midst of writing a literature review for my dissertation. I wanted to know if anyone had any tips or help they could offer in what makes a good dissertation?
Thank you all in advance- Lucie
Seeking information about universities and colleges that offer a full or partial scholarship in any of these areas: (coursework/research -- graduate programs) in Education, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Psychology, Counselling, Educational Technology and Mental Health.
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i have used case study and non participant observation as a research methods in the qualitative research , hence i need some tools to analyze the collected data....I've belongs to the social work profession
Social welfare and social work in China have always been very vague and little known. I will conduct a survey of people living in the community to discuss the direction of social welfare development in China at the next decade.
This is a big question. We ussually discuss about the APCs and the high cost of it, and maybe the importance of Open Access and free publication, but in the other hand hand we think about the time the reviewers invest in our papers and the work hours that the editor and the team spend in the process and it is a trick question in fact... Can we have a good and quality process without paying the review and working with small resources?
I have the experience with TELOS: Revista de Estudios Interdisciplinarios en Ciencias Sociales and is not easy, because DOIs have cost, work in social difussion cost and even in Venezuela we have the problem of personal rotation, the university pay for that but is hard to educate each time new people... What do you think about?
I was thinking about a way to make it sustainable in time... In our case, in the country is almost impossible to have access to pay for international services and of course is a disadvantage for the journals in here... We have many teachers and researchers that collaborate in the review because I mean, is the normal way in here... but sometimes you can demand so much about fast reviewing...
What do you think about it? Do you know a way to grow without all the limitations we have? Let me know
Since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many governments and private organizations allocated large sums of money to fund projects dealing with various areas related to this virus. The vaccine is the most prominent area but detection, caring and monitoring of the patients revealed that the current medical equipment is not adequate and sufficient. Are these funding going to lead to invention or innovation? have you seen any report of innovation in medical technology in your community?
i am searching for field work on social work acting in the internet - "cyber social workers" so to speak. if you are such an expert or you know any institution working this way, i will be very happy to get connected! thanks a lot.
The World Food Programme of the United Nations effectively deployed humanitarian aid to 10,000 Syrian refugees using Ethereum, a blockchain-based crypto currency.
In this massive deployment, unlike earlier mobile money solutions built around smartphones, the personal biometrics (eye scan, fingerprints) were used to verify the beneficiary.
The question then becomes; Will an electronic payment system (global or local) built on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), ie the Blockchain, necessarily require smartphones in order to be efficient and effective in its diffusion and adoption by end-users, especially those in the low-wage earning demographic ? What is the best role for the smartphone is this ecosystem ?
COVID-19 is in no doubt affecting every walks of life. Its impact towards every one and others' psychological and psychiatric health is significant, yet how should we quantify them?
Let's pull all related publications here for reference:
Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 and Physical DistancingThe Need for Prevention and Early Intervention
I've used the ATHI scale to investigate attitudes towards homeless across two disciplines: Social Work and Computer Science. It has been validated. However, the scale only uses 11 items intotal which makes me think this may be one reason. Another reason is that I am simply doing the analysis wrong. Can anyone help?
The ATHI scale has 4 sub-scales (Personal Causation, Societal Causation, Affiliation and Solutions). When analysing the PC sub-scale I get a Cronback's alpha of .47. This subscale only has 3 items. Also, am I supposed to split these between subjects? If so, for social work students the Cronback's alpha is .484 and for computer science students the Cronback's alpha is .525.
Help is apprecaited.
IMPORTANT: Best practices and answers will be published in the ASIDE project reports [ISBN], EPALE and in the project website. http://aside.inbie.pl/
Social work practice and the needs of people who use services, including carers, should drive the development and use of digital technologies.
We are continuing to seek examples of good practices on "how digital technology" is being used in social work practice and education.
This afternoon I was (almost) impeded from paying cash at a supermarket in Belgium with the argument that the use of cash might cause transmission of coronavirus !? Incidentally they used no-touch cash machines and cashiers did not wear any face masks!
I checked literature but I found no shred of evidence to support their claim. There are clear indications of bacterial contamination on currency, but I could not find any evidence for transmissible viral pathogens present on banknotes and coins. Anybody can help?
Please stay healthy !
Koen Van Waerebeek
Hello, I am a Social Work student and I would like to know how it affects the incorporation of women in the labor world in this field
In an exploratory study, If I want to state that certain components of counselling (7 items to assess), environmental modification (8 items) and therapeutic interventions ( 8 items) results in the practice of social case work, what analysis should I do?
NB: we have no items to assess practice of social work. Instead we want to state the practice of the other three components results in practice of social case work.
I have also conducted a study on perceptions toward criminals (PTC). Firstly, I and my colleague developed a scale about PTC and then conducted it of college students of social work, n=432. I would like to tell you our findings: The scale of PTC has two sub-dimension: Psychological-personal aspect of criminals (8-items), sociological-environmental aspects of criminals (4-items). In PTC, the more score you have, the more adverse you see criminals. Via Scale of PTC, we aim to see perspective of students or professionals who work or probability of work with criminal in criminal justice settings. After conducting (PTCS), we found that our students see criminals as positive in terms of their psychological aspects and we try to explain it with humanistic nature of social work perspective. But our students’ rate of sociological aspect of criminals are higher than the other sub-dimension and this means that they are adverse to criminals. The sociological sub dimension has four items: criminals’ family are wrongful. Criminals’ family are criminal. Criminals’ friends are wrongful. criminals’ friends are criminal. I think that they are a bit right, but this finding may also sign a stigmatization of criminals as well. And I think that this finding may related to social model of social work. The perspective of "individual in its environment” may also effected the students. Via this perspective, our student may think that “criminals are good but their environment are also bad”. And I am of opinion that is the perspective of “individual in its environment” misunderstood by students or does this perspective effect wrongfully to students in terms of criminals or any. what could you think about this findings, please?
Is is a good research question for this topic: " Social Work and poverty reduction in Cameroon: a case study of social centers in Yaounde"
Can I add it myself, or should these manipulations be performed only by the RG administration or the administrator who manages this institution profile?
I want to study child trauma, with the end goal of not only working with traumatized kids but also teaching others how to respond to, recognize and 'handle' traumatized kids (e.g. cops, teachers, staffers at psych hospitals etc...). If that's the end goal, where should I start? What sort of literature is considered to be a staple in this field?
PA involves a child being influenced by a parent to reject or resist contact with the other parent for no good reason.
If fact what connection, correlation and contribution does it make to negative social issues such as historical trauma, family/whanau violence. What is the relevance of (PA) to social work?
Private troubles – Public issues, do they intersect in relation to PA?
I am a newbie in the research world. I wish to become a researcher and want o work on "social media entrepreneurship". From where I can start my workings?
Social work supports citizens, especially the socially disadvantaged cope with their inability to meet basic needs. Good governance on the other hand describes how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources such that all and sundry, including the sick, poor and challenged, feels the presence of government.
Will social work have a place in societies that uphold good governance?
I am an undergraduate student in Social Work who is looking to improve my report writing with regards to 1) faster turn-around time, 2) more in-depth evaluation of client, and 3) thorough evaluation of self as a worker.
Any recommendations for literature, manuals and practical examples are welcome.
I am quite fascinated by the work on culturally competent social work. During my M.Phil research I realized the importance of culture for people.Earlier I wanted to define culturally competent social work in Indian perspective, for Phd thesis but later learned that there are several research on it. Can you please guide me on some of the topics under it that are worth reseaching?
I carry out a research that allows me to understan which social and health services are offered to the population (children, youn people, adults, the disabled, the elderly) and whether the needs of these targets are met-
Of course: Not everyone has the opportunity to buy a small piece of land or a garden.
In this case you can answer the question with your own wishes. There are probably not so many people who want to burden their leisure time with gardening and ecological ideas.
I give an example from my own family. We live on a somewhat busy street, the garden is separated from the street by a high hedge. A short film - now available on Youtube - shows how even nature cultivated by humans can possess beauty and ecological diversity. Before answering my question take three minutes for the link:
Will you support if your organization asked all employees to add personal pronouns to email signatures?
Background: Understanding diversity in our work and social space is becoming increasingly important. Many people have different gender identities than what their physical appearances can reveal.
Respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns (e.g. Gulzar Shah (he, him, his, himself)) can be helpful in avoiding misunderstanding people's gender identity and offending them.
In some companies, managers increasingly take into account the expectations of employees, including the needs of employees in the development and identification of their self-realization with the company in which they work.
Such changes in personnel management are an important factor of corporate social responsibility.
On the other hand, this type of pro-social approach in personnel management usually increases its scale in the situation of low unemployment and high income of employees.
In addition, this type of pro-social approach in personnel management and good governance and good business practices should be correlated with the concept of effective development of countries operating in the model of social market economies.
In view of the above, the current question is: Does corporate social responsibility develop to a greater extent in social market economies?
Please, answer, comments. I invite you to the discussion.
One of the worst experience for a human is being abused especially in childhood; psychological, physical and/or sexual. So many legislations, laws, social services and it still goes on almost in every country. Quite depressing, isnt it? So, do you think we will ever be able to stop child abuse in future?
Como futuro profesional del Trabajo Social, me interesaría saber qué modelos usan o usarían los diferentes colegas de profesión para la resolución de conflictos familiares tan usuales y típicos que se encuentran a diario los diferentes trabajadores de esta rama social.
Hello All, I am working in social studies field and looking for researchers from other countries to write about civics, citizenship education, history, geography and social studies fields to compare the point of view of different countries. If you would like to be a part of this please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I would be grateful for links or references to research literature, your own thoughts regarding theoretical background and practices of the strength-based approach in social work, training programmes based on this approach, ethical challenges related to it etc.
"The missing piece: If social workers were placed in UK schools, would the crisis in young people's mental health be alleviated?"
Young people aged 11-18 in the secondary school age range who may be at risk of or are developing mental health needs (school setting only due to the fact they are presumably in the school environment the most)
To recognise the mental health needs of young people and to promote appropriate support in the environment where they are in the most-School.
What is the current support systems in place within the UK for this identified group and what are the limitations?
What could the potential outcomes be for young people if social workers were placed in Uk school settings?
Hello, I'm an international student. My current thesis research paper is on peer-group supervision. And I would like to ask for suggestions in case you know journals in social work that focus on supervision and from where I can find articles on peer-group supervision.
Dear Colleagues and Friends from RG,
In order to answer this question, the concept of happiness should first be precisely defined, because in different cultures, in different communities of individual regions of the world, in situations of different mentality and general social awareness, the concept of happiness does not always mean the same.
For example, happiness can be interpreted with living conditions. On the other hand, happy living conditions are, for example, living in a beautiful, natural environment with the closest people who would also feel happy in such a setting.
I invite you to the discussion and scientific cooperation.
Nowadays, a lot of social media occupied the minds of PhD Scholars and as such most of their times are being devoted on this social media activities. Most scholars are being distracted at home by family activities. How did you do it that you finish as expected? What did you do to your times? How much time did you spend daily on your write up or your research? How did you prioritize your time? I heard of a Doctor saying that during his PhD Program that he deactivated his Facebook and Whatsapp just to ensure that he finish as designed by the university. In your own case, what method(s) did you apply that makes you finish on or before the time? I will appreciate your candid opinions. Thanks
More and more technology and marketing companies acquire information from entries, posts, comments posted by Internet users, including users of social media portals.
The information collected from these sources from these websites is aggregated in Big Data database systems and processed mainly for the purpose of their use in the marketing activity of a given technology company or for the needs of other companies that are its clients.
In the context of the information downloaded in this way and their use for commercial purposes, a question arises regarding the ethics of this activity.
In my opinion to ethically use the discussions, content of entries, posts posted on social media portals, it is necessary to obtain and process this scientific data using the principle of anonymity of aggregation and data processing for the needs of research, use an objective research approach, comply with applicable ethics standards of research and in accordance with applicable law.
In view of the above, I am asking you: How to build a system of ethical use of information obtained from comments on social media portals?
Please reply. I invite you to the discussion
I'm looking for transcripts of social worker/ service user encounters to adapt for use in the classroom. Would be grateful for any indication of people working in this field perhaps as sociologists or social work researchers for possible sharing of data.
thanks in advance
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The evidence based movement commonly discusses that decisions in whatever field should be made on the best possible evidence and they talk about EBM as the meeting of three elements:
1. Best available published evidence (e.g. via systematic reviews of meta-analyses)
2. Clinical judgement
3. Client needs and desires
Do you think this is more rhetoric or is this actually the way EBM is conceived and practiced in your experience? For me, it appears that 'gold standard' published evidence is seen to trump all other forms of evidence and be given precedence over clinician/practitioner and client/recipient views, experience, understandings, and knowledge.
I am interested in your views of how the EBM is understood in practice, not in theory. I feel the theoretical rhetoric is sound, it is it application in people's minds and practice that I am wondering about. Thanks!
I would like to open a discussion that touches upon three issues: voluntarism, social policy and democratization. Which are the characteristics of an institutional framework that promotes active participation of citizens in voluntarism without undermining the responsibility of the state to provide social services? Which institutional framework for voluntarism promotes democratization and social cohesion?
Taking into account technological advances, including new media used in teaching processes and growing problems in the field of economics, social issues, ecology and environmental protection, the question arises: Should knowledge of the basics of economics and ecology be included in the education system of children already? at the initial instruction stage? At what stage of the education system, at what point in the initial education system should children be included in these issues? Should new media, including online applications in the field of new media, be used primarily in teaching methods and tools? What problems in the field of ecology and environmental protection, economics and social sciences should be first of all the subject of primary schooling of children? Please, answer, comments.
I invite you to the discussion.
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What do clinician-researchers think of manualized peer support? What do peers/patients think of manualized peer support?
What criteria do digital natives use to make decisions that have to do with their personality and family, social and work environment? If their face-to-face relationship decreases due to the use of technologies, how do they recognize the degree of responsibility they must have with their social and environmental environment?
i study social work in Italy and during this year i did my apprenticeship at the mental healt center. I'd like to develop a project concerning people who suffer from mental illness and at the same time are "criminals". the aim is the resocializzation of these people.
- Roberta Autolitano
Iam trying to develop a community project for adults with mental health and offenders. in Italy, as I think everywhere, we develop a "pti" (individual therapeutic plan) for each of them, as well as to carry out recreational activities all together.
I am a future social worker, in October I should graduate and I am developing a thesis about this target of people. My intention is to develop a project for direct these people to a job once they leave these structures. the work that enhances man and gives him dignity and desire to live; but in a state in crisis like mine, in my opinion both for moral values and for economic reasons, it is really difficult to realize this "work step".
I would like to realize the so-called "circular economy", regarding the recycling of plastics, a subject very close to me. I would like to introduce it to this project of which I spoke to you. but it is really difficult even for the purely security reasons of people with mental disorders and offenders. to realize this idea of mine, they would use potentially dangerous machinery for people in their mental state. there are many cases of attempted suicide and assault in towards of other patients within the residences for the execution of the security measure.
I would like to know your impression and any ideas.
I am teaching a Social Work Practice III course this fall and wish to access articles for students. I have requested access to some articles from the authors. How can I follow up with the authors who have not responded?
No authors have responded.