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International Journal of Social Welfare

Research areas/Key words list for authors:

Please indicate the area or areas of social welfare research that best reflect the theme(s) of the manuscript you are submitting to IJSW:

Adolescent and youth development
                      academic achievement _____
                      adolescent violence/delinquency _____
                      adolescent substance abuse _____
                      adolescent health and illness _____
                      youth development _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Aging services and gerontology
                      caregiving for older people _____
                      caregiving by older people _____
                      end-of-life palliative care, euthanasia _____
                      housing for older people_____
                      mental health of older people _____
                      productive aging _____
                      social networks and supports for older people _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Child welfare, child protection
                      child welfare services and systems _____
                      foster care/adoption _____
                      child abuse/neglect _____
                      child trafficking _____
                      alternative care _____
                      transition from care _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Crime and criminal justice
                      criminal justice system _____
                      forensic social work _____
                      juvenile justice _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Education and social work
                      educational outcomes _____
                      school climate _____
                      families, schools and communities _____
                      school evaluation research _____
                      social work education _____
                      social work services in schools _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Environmental issues
                      ecodevelopmental theory _____
                      ecosocial work _____
                      green economy _____
                      green social work _____
                      rural‒urban migration and related issues _____
                      social ecology _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Gender, sexual identity issues
                      bias/discrimination/disparities _____
                      female poverty _____
                      feminism _____
                      feminist scholarship _____
                      gender disparities _____
                      women’s/men’s issues _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Health and disability
                      definition, measurement, and disability data collection _____
                      disability policies, programs, services _____
                      health inequalities _____
                      health promotion and education _____
                      HIV and AIDS _____
                      sexually transmitted diseases or infections _____
                      service user perspective _____
                      inclusion, access, and disparities _____
                      integrative health _____
                      social perspectives on health _____
                      other (please specify) _____

International social work and global social development
                      international comparisons _____
                      international migration _____
                      international social work _____
                      human rights and social justice _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Mental health
                      childhood mental health _____
                      indigenous mental health _____
                      co-morbidity _____
                      mental health and peer support
                      service user involvement _____
                      recovery from mental ill health_____
                      mental health treatment and services _____
                      mental health policy _____
                      psychiatric epidemiology _____
                      severe mental health illness _____
                      systems of care _____
                      trauma _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Organizations, management, communities
                      community engagement and advocacy _____
                      human behavior and the social environment _____
                      management, leadership, organizational change _____
                      organizational theory and analysis _____
                      policy research to guide organizational decision making _____
                      privatization, contracting, accountability _____
                      social capital _____
                      workforce/workplace issues in human services organizations _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Poverty and social policy
                      communities/neighborhoods _____
                      economic growth/hardship _____
                      food insecurity _____
                      housing and homelessness _____
                      human rights, values, and ethics _____
                      poverty in old age _____
                      pension systems _____
                      poverty/welfare reform _____
                      shanty towns _____
                      social policy/social welfare policy _____
                      working poor _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Race, ethnicity, immigration
                      ethnic minority groups _____
                      First Nations/native Americans/Aboriginal/indigenous peoples _____
                      migrants/refugees/asylum seekers/displaced populations _____
                      racial policies, issues _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Substance misuse and addictive behaviors
                      alcohol, drugs _____
                      epidemiology _____
                      gambling _____
                      Internet/video games _____
                      protective factors _____
                      risk factors _____
                      sexual addictions _____
                      treatment and services _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Violence against women and children
                      children exposed to violence _____
                      domestic violence _____
                      bullying on Internet/in schools _____
                      human trafficking _____
                      sex work _____
                      sexual violence _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Work, family, family policy
                      jobs/employment/wages/the labor market _____
                      formal sector employment _____
                      informal sector employment _____
                      nonstandard work schedule  _____  
                      occupational social work _____
                      policies to support working families _____
                      social and economic justice _____
                      work‒family conflict and related issues _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Please indicate which social welfare research method or methods and modes of practice apply to the article you are submitting:

Research design and measurement
                      community-based participatory research _____
                      evaluation research _____
                      implementation research _____
                      intervention research _____
                      measurement psychometrics _____
                      program evaluation _____
                      qualitative research _____
                      quantitative research _____
                      secondary data analysis _____
                      social epidemiology _____
                      translational science _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Social work practice
                      clinical practice in social work _____
                      community practice _____
                      cultural competence in social work _____
                      disasters and traumatic stress _____
                      ethical issues in social work _____
                      evidence-based practice _____
                      group practice _____
                      strengths-based social work practice _____
                      other (please specify) _____

Indicate which country/region or countries/regions apply to the manuscript you are submitting:

Geography-specific
                      country/region  ____
                      countries/regions _____

Political economy-specific
                      Global South/developing countries _____
                      transition countries _____
                      Global North/Western/developed countries _____