Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work unveils online journalUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 12, 2010
UH Mānoa’s Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work is pleased to announce the first online publication issue of the Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work (JIVSW). The peer-reviewed journal 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, is part of a larger process and continuum that 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 UH Mānoa alumna Sally Lampson Kanehe, MSW. Her passion for the creation and dissemination of indigenous knowledge is vital to the profession of social work and the well-being of the people to whom she is deeply committed. The first of the book series, titled Multiethnicity & Multiethnic Families, has just been published.
For additional information about the journal and for submission guidelines, see http://www.hawaii.edu/sswork/jivsw/.