Tag Archives: research

Virtual reality lab aids social work research

By Rena Malai, News staff Attending a virtual party might sound more like a video game experience than a sophisticated research tool. But according to Amy Traylor, assistant professor at the University of Alabama school of social work, virtual reality experiences can aid some types of social work research and treatment methods. “We know that people in a clinical setting ... Read More »

Survivors of School Bullying

[Referencing: “Survivors of School Bullying: A Collective Case Study,” Octavio Ramirez, Children & Schools, Volume 35, Issue 2 (April 2013), pp. 93-99.] Much attention has been brought to bear in recent years on the problem of bullying in schools. Social workers and social work educators have done much research on this problem, using an array of analytical tools and surveys ... Read More »

NASW attends Society for Social Work Research conference

By Rena Malai, NEWS Staff More than 1,400 people from the social work field – including professors, doctoral students, and academic and agency researchers – gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., for the 16th annual Society for Social Work Research conference, “Research That Makes a Difference: Advancing Practice and Shaping Public Policy.” Participants were able to choose and ... Read More »

Symposium focuses on children at risk

By Rena Malai, NEWS Staff NASW’s Social Work Policy Institute, in collaboration with PolicyLab of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and contributing partner the University of Southern California School of Social Work, held an interdisciplinary symposium in November to discuss ways to better meet the health care needs of children served by the child welfare system and those at risk of ... Read More »

“It’s Murder Out Today”: Middle School Girls Speak Out about Girl Fighting

The phenomenon of girl fighting has piqued scholarly and popular interest in recent years, and yet few have studied the factors that contribute to the problem.  Recently a group of social work researchers decided to investigate girl fighting by interviewing several teenage girls in focus groups at middle schools in the northeastern US.  The participants of the focus groups were ... Read More »

New from Social Work Research Journal

Recidivism and Survival Time: Racial Disparity among Jail Ex-Inmates Hyunzee Jung, MSW, Solveig Spjeldnes, PhD, and Hide Yamatani, PhD A recent study was conducted to compare the recidivism rates between black and white males for jail time.  Although prison recidivism has been studied extensively, jail recidivism has rarely been studied.  The authors hypothesized that black males would be more likely ... Read More »

New Titles from NASW Press on Treatment of Eating Disorders and Social & Economic Justice

NOW AVAILABLE Doing What Works: An Integrative System for the Treatment of Eating Disorders from Diagnosis to Recovery By Abigail Horvitz Natenshon Do you have clients dealing with eating disorders?  If so, Doing What Works is a great resource for treatment team professionals as they learn to treat complex cases of eating disorders through various techniques and strategies. Eating disorders, at ... Read More »

Social Work Research Think Tank Examines Intervention Effectiveness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2009 Contact: Gail Woods Waller 202.336.8236 gwaller@naswdc.org New Social Work Policy Institute Launches with Nov. 16 Symposium WASHINGTON DC—Prominent social work researchers met at the National Association of Social Workers today to examine how the social work profession might best contribute to expanding comparative effectiveness research (CER) for health and psychosocial services. The goal is ... Read More »