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    Sport Social Work Journal, Volume 4, 2024, No. 1 (open access)

    Sport Social Work Journal is published by Ball State University, open access, and advocates for the advancement of social justice and change through research that occurs at the intersection of social work (and related professions) and sport. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Practice Note – The Future of Mental Health in Sport: CBT and Athletes by Cali Werner, Danielle Parrish & Elizabeth McIngvale.

    Sport Social Work Journal, Volume 3, 2023, No. 1

    Sport Social Work Journal is published by Ball State University, open access, and advocates for the advancement of social justice and change through research that occurs at the intersection of social work (and related professions) and sport. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘Social Justice in the National Football League: How an Internal Initiative Could Help Dismantle Racism and Promote Player Activism by Emily Laff.

    Sport Social Work Journal, Volume 2, 2022, No. 1

    Sport Social Work Journal is published by Ball State University, open access, and advocates for the advancement of social justice and change through research that occurs at the intersection of social work (and related professions) and sport. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘Sports, the Great Equalizer: Influencing Future Sports Professionals View of Disabilities by Tracy Trachsler, Mary Handley.

    Sport Social Work Journal, Volume 1, 2021, No. 1

    Sport Social Work Journal is published by Ball State University, open access, and advocates for the advancement of social justice and change through research that occurs at the intersection of social work (and related professions) and sport. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘Virtual Spaces and Emotional Places: Parent Spectator Behaviors & Sport Social Work Practice Implications by Jerry Reynolds (open access).

    Call for Papers | “Evidence-Based Sport Social Work Practice”, Special Issue of Sport Social Work Journal | Call ends December 31, 2023. Read all about it!

    Conceptual arguments for and descriptive research exploring sport social work continues to evolve, particularly within the last decade. Due to these advocacy efforts, sport social work has become acknowledged throughout the social work profession and within a variety of sport systems. However, empirical research of social work interventions and practices within sport remains sparce. This special issue of the Sport Social Work Journal seeks submissions of rigorous quantitative, qualitative, and multi-/mixed-methods research.

    Endagskonferens om idrott, social utsatthet och integration | Platinum Cars Arena, Norrköping, tisdag den 27 september 2022, kl 10:00–16:30. Anmälan senast den 13/9 2022

    Vad betyder idrotten för dagens samhälle? Hur kan idrott förstås i relation till social utsatthet och bidra till att skapa integration? Vi bjuder in till en unik konferens som fokuserar på samverkan och tvärsektoriellt kunskapsutbyte. Konferensen utgör ett forum för ömsesidigt lärande och spridning av idéer, kunskap och inspiration. Konferensen ger konkreta bidrag och exempel på hur olika organisationer och aktörer kan arbeta med att utveckla idrott i och för dagens samhälle!

    Ball State University and the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports Release the First Volume of the Sport Social Work Journal

    Dr. Matt Moore (Editor) and Dr. Stacy Kratz (Associate Editor) announce the release of the first volume of the Sport Social Work Journal (SSWJ). The mission of SSWJ is to bring attention to the needs of individuals and collectives within the sport and athletic community and to demonstrate how the profession of social work is suited to meet those needs. The journal is also committed to providing information on how the sport and athletic community can advocate for social justice and change through sport.

    Call for Papers | “Sport Across the Lifespan and Globe” | 4th Annual Social Work in Sports Symposium, Orlando, Florida, November 5–7, 2018. Call ends April 20, 2018

    The overall theme of this year’s conference pertains to the role of sport in athlete and societal growth. The pursuit of this theme relates directly to the mission of ASWIS by promoting the practice, research, and policy skills of social workers and how to leverage these skills to promote the well-being of athletes of all ages and backgrounds.

    “The Role of Social Work Practice, Advocacy, and Research in College Athletics” | Special issue of Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics

    Many of the articles included in this special issue present strong evidence for athlete vulnerability. Included articles discuss mental health risks, patterns of disordered eating, substance and alcohol use, sexual assault and interpersonal violence, learning disabilities, criminal activity, stigmatization of behavioral health concerns, and sociocultural risks.

    Call for Papers | “The Role of Social Work Practice, Advocacy, and Research in Athletics” | 3rd Annual Social Work in Sports Symposium, October 17–18, Dallas, Texas. Call ends...

    Promoting the healthy development of athletes benefits the athlete, team, athletic program, and athletic organization as a whole. As advocates, clinicians, case managers, researchers, and agents of change, social workers are uniquely positioned to positively impact the lives of vulnerable athletes and their immediate environment.