Journal of Social Work Education, Research and Action Journal Jan-Mar 2016

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Journal of Social Work Education, Research and Action 

Volume 2      Number 1     January-April, 2016          ISSN 2394-4102






Parking Your Ideas to Jumbo Jetting: A Creative Way to Publishing in Social Work

Abraham P. Francis


Constructing a Social Work’s Environmental Dialogue

Venkat Pulla & Suresh Pathare


Furthering Identity, Voice, Inclusion and Participation: A Model of Mission Convergence of Delhi

Rashmi Singh


Social Work Educational Institutions in India: An Analysis

Sanjai Bhatt & Digvijoy Phukan


Potentials of Bio (Gobar) Gas Plants in Mitigating Climate Change in Madhya Pradesh India

Arun Kumar Singh


Sustainable Development: The Key to Successful Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility

Maria Jessica Sharma & M. N. Parmar


Constraints and Challenges in Maternal Health in India: A Literature Review



Experience of Living as the Wife of Alcoholic: Narratives of Women

Aditi Mishra & Abdul Azeez E.P.


The Contemporary Discourse of Development: Inclusion, Participation, and Empowerment



Book Reviews





It gives me immense pleasure to share that JSWERA has successfully completed its 1st anniversary year. With this issue, we are rightly moving towards advancing the theory, bridging the gap between theory and practice and developing the indigenous knowledge for the social work fraternity as per the aims and objectives.


The present volume comprises of nine well written papers blended with empirical studies and literature reviews. In the first paper of this volume, Abraham P. Francis examined the common writers block among social workers in general, provided some practical tips to engage in writing and introduced the reader to the key features in documenting both clinical and non-clinical experiences from their practice. In their paper, Venkat Pulla & Suresh Pathare explored a role for social work and argues merits for a social work role in the environmental dialogue.  In her paper, Rashmi Singh highlighted the priorities of the initiative of Mission Convergence programme of Government of Delhi and suggested that how this convergence can be useful for many of the national programmes by simplifying the governance procedures, increasing inter-departmental coordination and information sharing, enhancing effectiveness of service delivery and increasing citizen participation. The joint paper of Sanjai Bhatt & Digvijoy Phukan elucidated the trend of social work education in India through an analysis of social work educational institutions (SWEIs). Arun Kumar Singh in his innovative paper on Gobar Gas  revealed that bio gas plants have tremendous potentials to mitigate adverse impacts of climate change which have not been utilized to their fullest capacity, so far. The joint paper of Maria Jessica Sharma & M. N. Parmar presented the best practices in CSR with respect to one organization and how they are working towards sustainable development through it. In her paper, Gyanvati reviewed and analyzed the status of maternal health of women in India.  The joint paper of Aditi Mishra & Abdul Azeez E.P. unveiled the experiences of women living as the wife of alcoholic and its complications and explored how deprived the women are from their basic necessities and how far it is related to the alcoholic habits of their spouses. Shailesh’s paper examined the autonomy of local governance institutions in Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh as well as transparency and accountability in implementation of various schemes of the center and states. In the book review section, Adolescent Health: A Transdisciplinary Perspective’, edited by K. Sathyamurthi and ‘Social Work Intervention with Speech and Hearing Impaired’, authored by Sharanjeet Kaur, have been reviewed by A. Thomas William and Pinki Kumari respectively.


On the behalf of entire JSWERA team, I sincerely express my deep sense of gratitude and appreciation to all the eminent scholars, educators and practitioners of social work, whose meaningful contribution enriched this volume.

Prof. R.B.S. Verma

Chief Editor

About the Journal

Social Work Education, Research and Action (SWERA) is the official journal of the National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI). It is a peers-reviewed journal designed to share and disseminate knowledge, and promote exchange in thefields of social work, research and, community actions programmes. SWERA aims at advancingthe theory, bridging the gap between theory and practice, and developing the indigenousknowledge for the fraternity. It provides a platform to the educators, researchers, and practitioners ofsocial work for publishing their innovative ideas in the form of articles, research papers, and bookreviews. SWERA is published thrice in a year.
National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI)

NAPSWI is a non-profit, non-political, national organization dedicated to the promotion ofstandards and enhancement of the status of the social work profession. It is one of the largestassociations of social work professionals in India. NAPSWI was born in 2005, following theconcerns of professional social workers to cater to the need of having an organization at thenational level. Since its inception, it has been making attempts to bring professional socialworkers on one platform, so that a collective identity of the profession could emerge. NAPSWIintends to fulfil the twin purposes of promoting the social work profession within the countryand safeguarding and protecting the interests of Social work professionals.For more details please visit

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Before submitting the manuscript, authors are advised to ensure that they have carefully read and observed the following guidelines:
  • A Full-length article/paper submission must be in English, typed in MS-Word in Times New Roman with font size 12 and not more than 7,000 words in length and double-spaced throughout including tables, diagrams, illustrations, references etc.
  • An abstract of not more than 100 words describing the article's main findings and conclusions must be included along with 3-5 keywords.
  • In addition, the journal is interested in brief notes of up to 2,000 words, on topics such as reports of research in progress, examples of unresolved problems, descriptions of policy, and current programmes that would be of interest to the social work fraternity.
  • Bibliographical references should be arranged alphabetically and given at the end of the text in the APA Referencing Style (Latest Edition) only.
  • The name of Principal/First Author and authorship order (in case of two or more authors) should be based on the substantive contribution of the individuals involved, regardless of their status as per the ‘International Standards for Authors’.
  • All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Any such acknowledgement should appear first at the end of the article prior to references.
  • Authors must furnish the full contact details including name, designation, affiliating institution. The details of Corresponding Author including e-mail ID, mailing address and contact number should be presented separately to the main text of the article/paper.
  • All papers must be submitted through e-mail at:
  • Manuscripts not conforming to above guidelines will be rejected.
  • SWERA observes to a rigorous review policy in which a duly constituted Committee will review the submitted article/papers and reserves the right to edit the materials and/or ask for modifications and resubmission of the same. Information regarding acceptance/rejection will be communicated to the authors subsequently.
Publication Ethics
NAPSWI is committed to the highest academic, professional, legal, and ethical standards in publishing in SWERA andtakes the issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. It seeks to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Hence, submitted articles will be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement or where the authorship of the article is contested, While SWERA reserves the right to take action including taking up the matter with the head of institution/department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the SWERA or appropriate legal action, the authors shall be held solely responsible for any consequential outcomes, damages, compensation in any form. Any correspondence, queries or requests for additional information with regard to manuscript submission should be sent to the editorial office, whereas other queries can be directed to Managing Editor.

Chief Editor

Prof. R.B.S. Verma

Professor & Head, Department of Social Work, Jain Vishva Bharti Institute (Deemed University), Ladnun, Rajasthan - 341306


Telfax: 01581-227472,

Office: 01581-226230

Mobile: 09450000006


Managing Editor

Prof. Sanjai Bhatt

Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007.


Mobile: 09811516636 (M),


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