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Because of the increasing number of Hispanic women in the UnitedStates and their severe socioeconomic, health, and mental health needs,social workers must empower these women, so they can participate inthe mainstream society. This article discusses the values that Hispanicwomen bring from their...
In the debate on welfare reform, stereotypes of women on welfare haveresurfaced, and most proposals for reform are designed to modify andregulate women's behaviors. This article, based on information obtained in focus groups of recipients of Aid to Families with DependentChildren, examines how...
In Israel, Bedouin widows who have settled in villages often have fewresources to sustain their well-being. The author, a Bedouin clinicalsocial worker, set up a culturally sensitive widows'support group ina medical clinic to help these women deal with material and personalhardships. Through...
This article explores the possibilities that letters hold for documentingwomen's experiences and the implications for feminist research andsocial work practice. The authors propose that letter writing is apromising practice and research tool for feminist social workers whoare attempting to build...
Although nonmarital births are on the rise for all women, they aredisproportionately high for adolescents, especially those who are poorand African American. Scholars agree that adolescent childbearingresults in negative outcomes. This critique of the problem of adolescentpregnancy from various...
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