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New Online Social Work Journal Launched

Posted on | March 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

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Mānoa’s Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work launched the first online issue of the Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work. The peer-reviewed publication is dedicated to improving social work practice and expanding knowledge relevant to indigenous peoples and the communities in which they live. JIVSW, published bi-annually and exclusively in open-access electronic form, brings to light new paradigms and conceptions of social work practice and research.

The first issue contains papers presented at a July 2007 conference in Makaha. Sponsored by the School of Social Work, it was titled, Indigenous Voices in Social Work: Not Lost in Translation.

JIVSW welcomes manuscripts that reflect indigenous social issues. Published articles will serve readers and contributors who work and live in indigenous and academic social work practice communities. Intended to reflect these diverse communities and perspectives, the editorial board, special issues editors and reviewers include university educators and researchers, elders and leaders of indigenous communities, community-based practitioners and policymakers.

The journal is published through Le’a Publications, which was established through a generous gift from Mānoa alumna Sally Lampson Kanehe.

Read the news release.