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Clinical Social Work Journal

Clinical Social Work Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Carol Tosone

ISSN: 0091-1674 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-3343 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10615

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Call for Papers

Clinical Social Work Journal is planning two 2019 special issues focusing on two of the Grand Challenges for Social Work:
Social Isolation – A Grand Challenge Across the Life Course
Guest Editors:
Suzanne Brown, PhD, LMSW; Wayne State University School of Social Work
Michelle Munson, PhD; NYU Silver School of Social Work
Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2019
Productive Aging
Guest Editors:
Ernest Gonzales, PhD New York University, Silver School of Social Work
Christina Matz, PhD Boston College, School of Social Work
Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD Washington University in St. Louis
Manuscript submission deadline: April 1, 2019
Further guidelines and instructions for submission can be found below.

Special Issue: Social Isolation-A Grand Challenge Across the Life Course 

Guest Editors:
Suzanne Brown, PhD, LMSW; Wayne State University School of Social Work
Michelle Munson, PhD; NYU Silver School of Social Work
Social isolation is a potent killer, with strong epidemiological evidence supporting the association between isolation and poor health outcomes for individuals. Over the past 20 years, social isolation and loneliness among Americans has increased significantly, and evidence of the effect of social isolation on health and life quality continues to grow. Inadequate social networks are associated with greater susceptibility to illness, increased mortality, poorer health and well-being, psychological disturbance, and greater susceptibility to PTSD following disaster. For these reasons the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare identified social isolation as a Grand Challenge to address in the coming decade.
Individuals are vulnerable to isolation across the entire life course, and isolation during childhood has longitudinal implications that manifest across the life course. Clinical social workers frequently work with socially isolated individuals and families. Interventions often focus on issues that directly impact social isolation, such as shame, stigma, trauma, and attachment disruptions. Clinical social workers also address client concerns that result from social isolation, such as loneliness, depression, poor emotion regulation, and limited social resources. With the public health concern surrounding social isolation and loneliness rising to epidemic levels, and the role of social work in addressing it becoming clearer, the Clinical Social Work Journal is seeking a group of manuscripts that illuminate the most up-to-date research and scholarship related to the Grand Challenge of Social Isolation. All papers should discuss specific application to clinical social work interventions and demonstrate applicability to clinical social work practitioners. Potential topics can include, but are not limited to:
• How social isolation is manifested within a specific developmental period, such as early childhood, middle adulthood, or young adulthood
• Innovative theoretical understandings of the causes or consequences of social isolation
• Empirical research on causes or consequences of social isolation, especially as it pertains to specific developmental periods.
• Case studies that illustrate the impact of social isolation or movement from isolation to connection
• Impact of social isolation over the life-course
• Interventions that address social isolation
• Social justice, oppression, and social isolation
• Psychological, biological, and sociological barriers to social inclusion or to utilizing social support/social network connections
• The buffering effects of social support across the lifespan
• Social isolation and mental health, substance abuse, or trauma
• Social isolation and marginalized identity (e.g., isolation among transgender sex workers)
• The impact of isolation on social workers and clinicians
Submission Instructions
We invite submission of a 250-Word Abstract to the guest editors by February 1, 2019. Abstracts should be emailed to Suzanne.brown@wayne.edu.
Completed manuscripts will be due May 1, 2019.
For more information and abstract submission contact: Dr. Suzanne Brown at Suzanne.brown@wayne.edu

Special Issue: Productive Aging 

Guest Editors:
Ernest Gonzales, PhD, New York University, Silver School of Social Work
Christina Matz, PhD, Boston College, School of Social Work
Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
Productive aging scholarship and practice gained new momentum in 2015 with the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare’s Grand Challenge (http://aaswsw.org/grand-challenges-initiative/12-challenges/advance-long-and-productive-lives/) along with the themes of retirement security, health, and caregiving for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. The purpose of this Special Issue is to advance our understanding of the many clinical implications with regard to theories, practices, approaches, and techniques in the area of productive aging. Productive aging is defined as any activity by an older adult that produces goods and services for society, whether paid or not (Bass, Caro & Chen, 1993) with employment, civic engagement (formal and informal volunteering) and informal caregiving being the primary foci. This Special Issue aims to recognize the significant achievements of clinical scholarship and practice and will help to shape a vision for the next generation of scholars, educators, and practitioners to situate micro level factors within the broader ecological context.
Submissions should have clear clinical, research, policy, and education implications for the social work and social welfare profession. We are accepting papers that are empirical, conceptual, systematic reviews, or commentaries. Topics of interests that intersect with productive aging include, but are not limited to:
1. Multi-level conceptual frameworks, including psychological, biological, behavioral, sociocultural and environmental
2. Intervention research
3. Health and economic inequity
4. Minority aging and inclusion of vulnerable populations
5. Intersection of productive activities (for example, paid-work and caregiving)
6. Life-course perspectives and/or life narratives
7. Strategies to manage sequel of chronic disease and prevent injury and/or aging in place
8. Global, cross-cultural, and cross-national aging
9. Transdisciplinary; arts and humanities
10. Integrating “Advancing a Long and Productive Life” grand challenge with other grand challenges identified by the Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare (e.g., social isolation, prevention, homelessness)
Before submission, authors should carefully read Author Guidelines located at https://www.springer.com/psychology/journal/10615. Full manuscripts will be evaluated using Clinical Social Work Journal’s usual blind peer review process. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Ernest Gonzales, Assistant Professor, New York University, Silver School of Social Work, productiveaging@gmail.com. Deadline to submit is April 1, 2019.
References
Bass, S. A., Caro, F.G., & Chen, Y.P.

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