This collection gathers content from two volumes of Perspectives on Social Work published in 2016.

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  • Perspectives on Social Work Volume 12 (Fall 2016) 

    Gearhart, Michael; Caporale, Lacey; Sladky, Margaret Baughman; Singer, Mark I.; Wheeler, Madison; Tuschman, Paul; Frank, Jennifer M.; Himes, Monica; Sainato, Scott; Ascienzo, Sarah; Mauldin, Rebecca L. (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    This is the full-text volume of Perspectives on Social Work, vol. 12 (Fall 2016).
  • EDITORIAL – Perspectives on Social Work: A community affair 

    Mauldin, Rebecca L. (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    Editorial for volume 12 of Perspectives on Social Work, by journal editor Rebecca L. Mauldin, LMSW.
  • An Analysis of Texas’ Bullying Policies & Practices 

    Sainato, Scott (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    Bullying is a serious problem affecting youth, families, and communities. Bullying is not an individual problem, but a family and societal one as well. Schools play a vital role in combating this issue. This study evaluates ...
  • Reflections on the Scientist-Practitioner Model in Social Work Doctoral Education 

    Ascienzo, Sarah (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    The scientist-practitioner model (S-P) is one of the primary frameworks social work has utilized in an effort to infuse research into practice and practice into research. With a firm practitioner orientation already ...
  • Clients and Students: Reflections on the Parallels Found Between Direct Social Work Practice and Social Work Education 

    Himes, Monica (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    This article discusses the reflections of a social work educator turned doctoral student during her first semester of doing both concurrently. Interesting parallels found between the social worker/client and social work ...
  • Medication Assisted Treatment: Experiences from the Field 

    Gearhart, Michael; Caporale, Lacey; Baughman-Sladky, Margaret; Singer, Mark I.; Wheeler, Madison; Tuschman, Paul (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    The use of heroin and other opiates has increased considerably in recent years with many users becoming involved with the criminal justice system. Because of this growth, the use of medication assisted treatment is ...
  • Guest Editorial-Social Justice in Social Work Practice and Education 

    Robbins, Susan P. (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    Editorial for volume 12 of Perspectives on Social Work, by journal editor Susan P. Robbins, Ph.D, LCSW.
  • Perspectives on Social Work Volume 12 (Spring 2016) 

    Walsh, Matthew A.; Holman, Elizabeth G.; Paceley, Megan S.; Peterson, Heather Leona; Thomas, De'Shay; Lateef, Husain; Cronin, Travis W.; Moon, Ingyu (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    This is the full-text volume of Perspectives on Social Work, vol. 12 (Spring 2016).
  • Paradigms Found in Reunification Research 

    Walsh, Matthew A. (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    When children are removed from their parents by the child welfare system, reunification is almost always the initial goal and is actually the most likely scenario (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], ...
  • Developing an Exercise Routine among People with Serious Mental Illness in the Clubhouse Structured Exercise Program 

    Moon, Ingyu (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    Using a psychosocial rehabilitation approach, the clubhouse model provides community-based services to address the multiple health and mental health needs of adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI). Research resulting ...
  • Theoretical Models of Adult Suicide Behavior Based on Psychodynamic and Cognitive Theory 

    Peterson, Heather Leona (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    Suicide is a significant societal problem, with vast social and economic consequences. Though studies suggest that interacting with suicidal clients is highly probable, many social workers lack the knowledge to manage ...
  • Fostering Research and Diversity Competencies for Students and Scholars: The Case of an Interdisciplinary Research Seminar 

    Holman, Elizabeth G.; Paceley, Megan S. (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    Social work education on LGBT populations has focused on practice with, rather than the challenges of research with, LGBT people. Similarly, scholarly attention has been paid to methods for teaching about research, but ...
  • Intersectional Social Work Perspectives on the Systemic Killing of Black Men 

    Thomas, De'Shay; Lateef, Husain; Cronin, Travis W. (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    Three doctoral students in social work with differing positionalities came together to condemn the systemic killing of Black men. This condemnation is codified through reflexive narratives of their experiences. These ...
  • Fostering a Developmental Perspective in Understanding Youth Homelessness 

    Frank, Jennifer M. (University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2016)
    Of the approximately 565,000 people experiencing homelessness at a given point in time in the United States, over 200,000 are persons in families, representing about 35% of the entire homeless population. This prevalence ...