Advances in Social Work is an open access scholarly social work journal that publishes 3 issues per year. Advances in Social Work is committed to enhancing the linkage among social work practice, research, and education. Accordingly, AISW addresses current issues, challenges, and responses facing social work practice and education globally. The journal invites discussion and development of innovations in social work practice and their implications for social work research and education. We publish empirical and conceptual articles that make substantial contributions to the field in all areas of social work practice and education. AISW provides a forum for scholarly exchange of research findings and ideas that advance knowledge and inform social work practice. All relevant methods of inquiry are welcome.