Urban Social Work

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Urban Social Work

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Editors: Carl Mazza, DSW, Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, Ph.D., Brenda Williams-Gray, DSW, Dana Burdnell Wilson, Ph.D.

ISSN: 2474-8684

eISSN: 2474-8692

FREQUENCY: Biannually

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Urban Social Work is generously funded by the NYCT (New York Community Trust)

Description 

Urban Social Work is a peer-reviewed journal focusing specifically on urban social work theories and practice. This journal hopes to contribute to the improvement and sustainability of healthy urban communities through publication of articles on all components of social work in urban communities inclusive of assets and challenges that would be useful to educators, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, community leaders and social work students. Fundamentally, the underlying focus of the journal is to respond to challenges of urban communities by identifying strengths and assets for problem resolution using a holistic systems perspective. This journal will provide literature on collaborative problem-solving intervention and prevention.

This journal aims to establish a forum for dialogue, debate, critical analysis and identification of relevant and cutting edge solutions for today’s urban communities. This journal also aims to provide knowledge that would be useful across disciplines and for work across the life course. This journal accepts: data-based, or empirical- based, qualitative and mixed method research articles; articles on theories, particularly alternative and re-conceptualized theories; conceptual articles, particularly state of the art and critical literature reviews; book reviews; endnotes.

Journal sponsored by
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Editorial Board 

EDITORIAL BOARD

Dr. Brian Anderson
Jackson State U

Dr. Samuel Aymer
Hunter College

Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey
U North Carolina Chapel Hill

Dr. Alan Detlaff
U Houston

Dr. Diana M. DiNitto
UT Austin

Dr. Jim Gleeson
U Illinois Chicago

Dr. Meripa Godinet
U of Hawaii

Dr. Troy Harden
North Eastern Illinois U

Dr. Robert L Hawkins
NYU

Dr. Shelly Johnson
U British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Kent Key
U of Michigan

Dr. Tracie Mafileo
Massey University NZ

Dr. Banerjee Mahasweta
University of Kansas

Dr. Alissa Mallow
Montifiore Medical (professional)

Dr. Armon Perry
U of Louisville

Mr. Jason Anthony Plummer
CSU Los Angeles

Dr. Larry Ortiz
Loma Linda U

Dr. Rita Takahashi
San Francisco State U

Mr. Jorge Velazquez
CW (professional)

Dr. Ross VeLure
U of Minnesota

Dr. Cheryl Waites
Wayne State U

Dr. Earlie Washington
Western Michigan U

Dr. T. Alex Washington
CSU Long Beach

Dr. Darrel Wheeler
U of Albany

Call for Papers 

AUTHOR GUIDELINES
Both empirical and theoretical manuscripts on urban social work and implications for social work education, policy, practice and research are being solicited. Implications for social work in urban 21st century will be a core requirement of manuscripts in this inaugural issue. Submit a 20-25 pages, not including references, figures, or tables, typed, double-spaced (12-point font) manuscript. Include with the manuscript an abstract of no more than 120 words and 5 keywords. Citations and references should follow APA publication guidelines.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
All manuscripts, including those which were invited, must be made electronically via our online submission system at www.editorialmanager.com/usw.

Any manuscript not submitted online will be returned to the author.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Carl Mazza at carl.mazza@lehman.cuny.edu; please use the subject line "Urban Social Work".

This journal aims to establish a forum for dialogue, debate, critical analysis and identification of relevant and cutting edge solutions for today’s urban communities. This journal also aims to provide knowledge that would be useful across disciplines and for work across the life course. This journal accepts: data-based, or empirical- based, qualitative and mixed method research articles; articles on theories, particularly alternative and re-conceptualized theories; conceptual articles, particularly state of the art and critical literature reviews; book reviews; endnotes.

Areas of Focus

  • Assets and strengths of international urban settings
  • Urban Social Work with special populations
  • Urban children, youth and families
  • Kinship care, multi-generational households
  • Communities of Color
  • Cross cultural and linguistic issues in urban communities
  • Urban health and mental health
  • Aging and gerontology in urban communities
  • Housing issues, e.g., homelessness, substandard housing, housing costs, government subsidies
  • Substance abuse
  • Criminal/juvenile justice and violence prevention in urban environments
  • Navigating the urban built environment
  • Emerging urban issues
  • Historical urban issues
  • Immigration and Resettlement
  • Trauma and Resiliency
  • Leadership and administration
  • Policy
  • Agency-based Practice
  • Research
  • Advocacy
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Race, culture, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion as it relates to urban settings
  • Other social and economic inequities