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SOCW 6000 Changing Lives, Changing Society: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. Please see the links on the left for library skills assignment support.

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SOCW 6000 Required Library Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.


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Biggs, M. J. G., Simpson, C. G., & Gaus, M. D. (2009). A case of bullying: Bringing together the disciplines. Children & Schools, 31(1), 39–42.

Boyer, E. (2008). A student social worker’s reflection of the self and professional identity following the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. Traumatology, 14(4), 32–37.

Bright, C. L., & Jonson-Reid, M. (2010). Young adult outcomes of juvenile court-involved girls. Journal of Social Service Research, 36(2), 94–106.

D’Aprix, A. S., Dunlap, K. M., Abel, E., & Edwards, R. L. (2004). Goodness of fit: Career goals of MSW students and the aims of the social work profession in the United States. Social Work Education, 23(3), 265–280.

Daley, M. R., & Doughty, M. O. (2006). Unethical social work: Comparing licensing and NASW perspectives. Arete, 30(2), 36–50.

Dentato, M. P., Craig, S. L, & Smith, M. S. (2010). The vital role of social workers in community partnerships: The alliance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27(5), 323–334.

Ennis, G., & West, D. (2010). Exploring the potential of social network analysis in asset-based community development practice and research. Australian Social Work, 63(4), 404–417.

Epley, P., Summers, J. A., & Turnbull, A. (2010). Characteristics and trends in family-centered conceptualizations. Journal of Family Social Work, 13(3), 269–285.

Faherty, V. E. (2006). Social welfare before the Elizabethan Poor Laws: The early Christian tradition, AD 33 to 313. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 33 (2), 107–122.

Gavrielides, T. (2011). Human rights in health and social care. Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care, 4(1), 28–37.

Giles, R. (2009). Developing a health equality imagination: Hospital practice challenges for social work priorities. International Social Work, 52(4), 525–537.

Grady, M. D., & Strom-Gottfried, K. (2011). No easy answers: Ethical challenges working with sex offenders. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39(1), 18–27.

Greenslade, L., & Vos, A. (2008). Creating your social work career: Phase 1: Clarify your purpose. New Social Worker, 15(2), 8–11.

Greenslade, L., & Vos, A. (2009). Creating your social work career: Phase 4: Cultivating your purpose. New Social Worker, 16(1), 12–13.

Hall, R. E. (2008). Evidence-based practice as social work ‘technology.’ Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 8(1), 21–29.

Harvey, M. R. (2007). Towards an ecological understanding of resilience in trauma survivors: Implications for theory, research, and practice. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 14(1/2), 9-32.

Huss, E., Elhozayel, E., & Marcus, E. (2012). Art in group as an anchor for integrating the micro and macro levels of intervention with incest survivors. Clinical Social Work Journal, 40(4), 401–411.

James, J., Green, D., Rodriguez, C., & Fong, R. (2008). Addressing disproportionality through undoing racism, leadership development, and community engagement. Child Welfare, 87(2), 279–296.

Krumer-Nevo, M., Monnickendam, M., & Weiss-Gal, I. (2009). Poverty-aware social work practice: A conceptual framework for social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 45(2), 225–243.

Maidment, J., & Macfarlane, S. (2011). Crafting communities: Promoting inclusion, empowerment, and learning between older women. Australian Social Work, 64(3), 283–298.

Mantle, G., & Backwith, D. (2010). Poverty and social work. British Journal of Social Work, 40(8), 2380–2397.

Morrison, M. A., & Morrison, T. G. (2011). Sexual orientation bias toward gay men and lesbian women: Modern homonegative attitudes and their association with discriminatory behavioral intentions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41(11), 2573–2599.

O’Brien, M. (2011). Equality and fairness: Linking social justice and social work practice. Journal of Social Work, 11(2), 143–158.

Oravecz, L. M., Osteen, P. J., Sharpe, T. L., & Randolph, S. M. (2011). Assessing low-income African American pre-schoolers’ behavior problems in relationship to community violence, inter-partner conflict, parenting, informal social support and social skills. Child & Family Social Work, 16(3), 310–324.

Peled, E., & Perel, G. (2012). Can a structured model for group intervention be responsive to group process? A proposal. Clinical Social Work Journal, 40(4), 391–400.

Postle, K. (2009). Detecting and deterring plagiarism in social work students: Implications for learning for practice. Social Work Education, 28(4), 351–362.

Pozzuto, R., & Arnd-Caddigan, M. (2008). Social work in the US: Sociohistorical context and contemporary issues. Australian Social Work, 61(1) 57–71.

Reisch, M. (2009). Social workers, unions, and low wage workers: A historical perspective. Journal of Community Practice, 17(1/2), 50–72.

Seipel, M. M., Johnson, J. D., & Walton, E. (2011). Desired characteristics for MSW students and social work employees: Cognitive versus personal attributes. Journal of Social Work Education, 47(3), 445–461.

Sellers, S., & Hunter, A. (2005). Private pain, public choices: Influence of problems in the family of origin on career choices among a cohort of MSW students. Social Work Education, 24(8), 869–881.

Shaw, T. V., Putt-Hornstein, E., Magruder, J., & Needell, B. (2008). Measuring racial disparity in child welfare. Child Welfare, 87(2), 23–36.

Spratt, T. (2011). Families with multiple problems: Some challenges in identifying and providing services to those experiencing adversities across the life course. Journal of Social Work, 11(4), 343–357.

Strier, R., & Binyamin, S. (2010). Developing anti-oppressive services for the poor: A theoretical and organizational rationale. British Journal of Social Work, 40(6), 1908–1926.

Turner, K., & Lehning, A. (2007). Psychological theories of poverty. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 16(1/2), 57–72.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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