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SOCW 8116 History and Development: Welcome & Course Readings

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SOCW 8116 Required Course Readings


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Abel, E. K. (1998). Valuing care: Turn-of-the-century conflicts between charity workers and women clients. Journal of Women’s History, 10(3), 32–52.

Archer, J. (2009). Intersecting feminist theory and ethnography in the context of social work research. Qualitative Social Work, 8(2), 143–160.

Barretti, M. A. (2011). Women, feminism, and social work journals 10 years later: 1998–2007. Affilia, 26(3), 264–277.

Barth, R. P., Lee, B. R., Lindsey, M. A., Collins, K. S., Strieder, F., Chorpita, B. F., …Sparks, J. A..(2012). Evidence-based practice at a crossroads: The timely emergence of common elements and common factors. Research on Social Work Practice, 22(1), 108–119.

Berzin, S. C., & O’Connor, S. (2010). Educating today’s school social workers: Are school social work courses responding to the changing context? Children & Schools, 32(4), 237–249.

Bogolub, E. (2010). The obligation to bring about good in social work research: A new perspective. Qualitative Social Work, 9(1), 9–15.

Bronfenbrenner, U. (2000). Ecological systems theory. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology (Vol. 3, pp. 129–133). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Bronfenbrenner, U., & Evans, G. W. (2000). Developmental science in the 21st century: Emerging questions, theoretical models, research designs and empirical findings. Social Development, 9(1), 115–125.

Brydon, K. (2012). Promoting diversity or conforming hegemony? In search of new insights for social work. International Social Work, 55(2), 155–167.

Chu, W. C. K., Tsui, M., & Yan, M. (2009). Social work as a moral and political practice. International Social Work, 52(3), 287–298.

Cnaan, R. A., & Dichter, M. E. (2008). Thoughts on the use of knowledge in social work practice. Research on Social Work Practice, 18(4), 278-284.

Crewe, S. E. (2007). Harriet Tubman’s last work: The Harriet Tubman Home for Aged and Indigent Negroes. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 49(3), 229–244.

Deines, H. (2008). The Catholic worker movement: Communities of personal hospitality and justice. Social Work & Christianity, 35(4), 429–448.

Dunlop, J. M. (2009). Social policy devolution: A historical review of Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States (1834–1999). Social Work in Public Health, 24(3), 191–209.

Dyeson, T. B. (2004). Social work licensure: A brief history and description. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 16(5), 408–411.

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

Franklin, C., Kim, J. S., & Tripodi, S. J. (2009). A meta-analysis of published school social work practice studies: 1980–2007. Research on Social Work Practice, 19(6), 667–677.

Freyd, J. J., DePrince, A. P., & Gleaves, D. H. (2007). The state of betrayal trauma theory: Reply to McNally—Conceptual issues, and future directions. Memory, 15(3), 295–311.

Friedman, B. D. (2002). Two concepts of charity and their relationship to social work practice. Social Thought, 21(1), 3–19.

Goodman, R. D., & West-Olatunji, C. A. (2009). Applying critical consciousness: Culturally competent disaster response outcomes. Journal of Counseling & Development, 87(4), 458–465.

Gould, K. H. (1995). The misconstruing of multiculturalism: The Stanford debate and social work. Social Work, 40(2), 198–205.

Gray, M., & Lovat, T. (2008). Practical mysticism, Habermas, and social work praxis. Journal of Social Work, 8(2), 149–162.

Greene, R. R. (2007). Reflections on Hurricane Katrina by older adults: Three case studies in resiliency and survivorship. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 16(4), 57–74.

Heslin, K. C., Hamilton, A. B., Singzon, T. K., Smith, J. L., & Anderson, N. L. R. (2011). Alternative families in recovery: Fictive kin relationships among residents of sober living homes. Qualitative Health Research, 21(4), 477–488.

Hiersteiner, C., & Peterson, K. J. (1999). “Crafting a usable past”: The care-centered practice narrative in social work. Affilia, 14(2), 144–161.

Hokenstad, Jr., M. C., & Roberts, A. R. (2011). International policy on ageing and older persons: Implications for social work practice. International Social Work, 54(3), 330–343.

Howard, M. O., & Jenson, J. M. (1999). Clinical practice guidelines: Should social work develop them? Research on Social Work Practice, 9(3), 283–301.

Jimenez, M. A. (1999). A feminist analysis of welfare reform: The Personal Responsibility Act of 1996. Affilia, 14(3), 278–293.

Kemp, S. P. (2011). Recentring environment in social work practice: Necessity, opportunity, challenge. British Journal of Social Work, 41(6), 1198–1210.

Leonard, J. (2011). Using Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory to understand community partnerships: A historical case study of one urban high school. Urban Education, 46(5), 987–1010.

Levine, K. A., & Zhu, K. (2010). The changing context of China: Emerging issues for school social work practice. International Social Work, 53(3), 339–352.

Lewis, J. S., & Gillis, H. J. (2008). Reflections from the field: On the road to recovery. Traumatology, 14(4), 55–62.

Lorenz, W. (2007). Practising history: Memory and contemporary professional practice. International Social Work, 50(5), 597–612.

Marson, S. M., DeAngelis, D., & Mittal, N. (2010). The Association of Social Work Boards’ licensure examinations: A review of reliability and validity processes. Research on Social Work Practice, 20(1), 87–99.

Martin, M. E. (2012). Philosophical and religious influences on social welfare policy in the United States: The ongoing effect of reformed theology and social Darwinism on attitudes toward the poor and social welfare policy and practice. Journal of Social Work, 12(1), 51–64.

Murdach, A. D. (2007). Situational approaches to direct practice: Origin, decline, and re-emergence. Social Work, 52(3), 211–218.

Murdach, A. D. (2009). The temperance movement and social work. Social Work, 54(1), 56–62.

Murdach, A. D. (2010). Does American social work have a progressive tradition? Social Work, 55(1), 82–89.

Murdach, A. D. (2011). Mary Richmond and the image of social work. Social Work, 56(1), 92–94.

Nash, M., Wong, J., & Trlin, A. (2006). Civic and social integration: A new field of social work practice with immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. International Social Work, 49(3), 345–363.

Park, Y. (2006). Constructing immigrants: A historical discourse analysis of the representations of immigrants in US social work, 1882–1952. Journal of Social Work, 6(2), 169–203.

Peled, E. (2010). Doing good in social work research: With or for participants?: A commentary on: ‘The obligation to bring about good in social work research: A new perspective.’ Qualitative Social Work, 9(1), 21–26.

Pharis, M. E., & Williams, B. E. (1984). Further developments in societies for clinical social work: A ten-year follow-up study. Clinical Social Work Journal, 12(2), 164–178.

Phillips, D. G. (2009). Clinical social work and psychoanalysis: Introduction to the special issue. Clinical Social Work Journal, 37(1), 1–6.

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. (2008). From melting pot to multiculturalism: The impact of racial and ethnic diversity on social work and social justice in the USA. British Journal of Social Work, 38(4), 788–804.

Richmond, K. A., Burnes, T., & Carroll, K. (2012). Lost in trans-lation: Interpreting systems of trauma for transgender clients. Traumatology, 18(1), 45–57.

Rullo, D. (2001). The profession of clinical social work. Research on Social Work Practice, 11(2), 210–216.

Scott, E. K. (2010). “I feel as if I am the one who is disabled”: The emotional impact of changed employment trajectories of mothers caring for children with disabilities. Gender & Society, 24(5), 672–696.

Shaffer, G. L. (2006). Promising school social work practices of the 1920s: Reflections for today. Children & Schools, 28(4), 243–251.

Staniforth, B., Fouché, C., & O’Brien, M. (2011). Still doing what we do: Defining social work in the 21st century. Journal of Social Work, 11(2), 191–208.

Stotzer, R. L., & Tropman, J. E. (2006). Professionalizing social work at the national level: Women social work leaders, 1910–1982. Affilia, 21(1), 9–27.

Sullivan, M. (1993). Social work’s legacy of peace: Echoes from the early 20th century. Social Work, 38(5), 513–520.

Swick, K. J., & Williams, R. D. (2006). An analysis of Bronfenbrenner’s bio-ecological perspective for early childhood educators: Implications for working with families experiencing stress. Early Childhood Education Journal, 33(5), 371–378.

van der Kolk, B. A. (2005). Developmental trauma disorder. Psychiatric Annals, 35(5), 401–408.

Vanderwoerd, J. R. (2011). Reconsidering secularization and recovering Christianity in social work history. Social Work & Christianity, 38(3), 244–266.

Weiss, E. L., Coll, J. E., Gerbauer, J., Smiley, K., & Carillo, E. (2010). The military genogram: A solution-focused approach for resiliency building in service members and their families. The Family Journal, 18(4), 395–406.

Wong, J. (2001). The state of the profession. Research on Social Work Practice, 11(2), 217–222.

Wylie, M. S. (2004). The limits of talk: Bessel van der Kolk wants to transform the treatment of trauma. Psychotherapy Networker, 28(1).

Zlotnik, J. L. (2002). Preparing social workers for child welfare practice: Lessons from an historical review of the literature. Journal of Health & Social Policy, 15(3/4), 5–21.

Other Readings

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