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Virtual Communities of Practice  

Mary Pender Greene

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Mar 2017
Sociologists and social workers have long been invested in understanding the role of communities in shaping identities and influencing behavior; however, the study of virtual communities ... More

Students’ Rights  

Elizabeth Palley

To help their clients and to further the goal of “challeng[ing] social injustice,” all social work practitioners must be aware of students’ rights. Though school law is largely regulated ... More

Sex Workers and HIV/AIDS in India  

Sunny Sinha

The risk of HIV infection looms large among male, female, and transgender sex workers in India. Several individual, sociocultural, and structural-environmental factors enhance the risk of ... More

School Safety, Victimization, and Bullying  

Ronald Pitner, Hadass Moore, Gordon Capp, Aidyn Iachini, Ruth Berkowitz, Rami Benbenishty, and Ron Avi Astor

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Mar 2017
This article focuses on socio-ecological and whole-school approaches to coping with school violence, while highlighting best practices for selecting, developing, and monitoring ... More

School Climate and School Social Work Practice  

Aidyn Iachini, Ruth Berkowitz, Hadass Moore, Ronald Pitner, Ron Avi Astor, and Rami Benbenishty

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Mar 2017
School climate is critical for school improvement efforts, yet questions remain regarding how best to define and measure the construct. Research demonstrates relationships between a ... More

Practice Cybernetics  

J. Christopher Hall

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Mar 2017
This article presents a history and overview of first- and second-order cybernetics and the ways in which the theories inform models of social work practice. A foundational understanding ... More

Mentoring and Coaching  

Fariyal Ross-Sheriff and Julie Orme

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Mar 2017
This article provides a synopsis of mentoring and coaching, with a focus on the importance of mentoring in academia. Although there are considerable differences between mentoring and ... More

HIV/AIDS in India  

Shrivridhi Shulka, Sneha Jacob, and Karun Singh

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Mar 2017
India has witnessed a substantial decline in the rate of new HIV infections in the past decade. Despite the reduction in incidence, the social determinants of health, such as poverty, ... More

Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development  

David N. Jones and Rory Truell

The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development (“the Agenda”) has been developed and promoted jointly by the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the ... More

From Caregiving to Caresharing  

Roberta R. Greene and Nancy P. Kropf

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Mar 2017
With the growth in the older population, especially people in the latest years of life, the need for care provision by both formal and informal sources of support will need to increase and ... More

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