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Journal of Progressive Human Services
J Prog Hum Serv

Published/Hosted by Haworth Press Inc. ISSN (printed): 1042-8232. ISSN (electronic): 1540-7616.

The only journal of its kind in the United States, the Journal of Progressive Human Services covers political, social, personal, and professional problems in human services from a progressive perspective. You'll find that the journal stimulates debate about major social issues and contributes to the development of the analytical tools needed for building a caring society based on equality and justice. Under its new editorship, the Journal of Progressive Human Services remains committed to maintaining the integrity of past issues while moving forward to create an awareness of progressive ideals in relation to social welfare. It centers around works that reflect, articulate, and extend progressive theory and practice in social welfare. It will keep you informed of the latest in the field, both in the United States and abroad as it encourages international exchange of ideas and information. Human services workers throughout the world contribute to the Journal of Progressive Human Services, bringing you innovative and informative insights. The journal's contributors examine oppressed and vulnerable groups, struggles by workers and clients on the job and in the community, dilemmas of practice in conservative contexts, and strategies for ending racism, sexism, ageism, heterosexism, and discrimination of persons who are disabled and psychologically distressed. Specifically, recent issues of the journal have covered: harm reduction - why it is needed, specific harm reduction strategies, the implications of the harm reduction model for social workers; contradictions within the liberal discourse on poverty; how the AFDC exacerbates conditions associated with the cycle of poverty; the impact of anti-communism/McCarthyism on the ideology, education, and practice of social work; burnout as a public issue and a framework for assessment of the human service workplace as it contributes to burnout; heterosexism as a heterosexual problem - exposure of the subtle ways in which heterosexuals maintain, benefit, and are complacent in the oppression of gays and lesbians, regardless of intentions; guidelines for teaching oppression and diversity content, focusing on organizing course concepts, faculty preparation, class contracting, and sample exercises; new directive in mental health treatment within managed care and the impact on the social worker.

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