***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** One of the founders of network analysis was Elizabeth Bott who was/is essentially a social worker. I presented several papers to the SunBelt Social Network Conference on social work and human services: Wolfe, Alvin W. 1981a. The Uses of Network Models in Health and Human Services. Paper presented at the Sun Belt Social Network Conference, Tampa, Florida, February 20, 1981. Wolfe, Alvin W. 1982a. Improving communication between network theorists and practitioners. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Sun Belt Conference. Tampa, February 1982. See also Wolfe, Alvin W. 1981b. Discussion (of Stress, Social Support and Schizophrenia). Schizophrenia Bulletin 7(1):173-177. I will be happy to try to find a copy of these papers if anybody is interested. One reason that advances in this area slowed, is that, upon Ronald Reagan's taking over the U.S. Presidency, federal funding of any research labeled "social" or "community" was highly suspect. It not only slowed, it stopped. "Community psychology" used to use network models, as in "community network development" to help recovering mental health and substance abuse clients. There is lots of literature from those good old days! --Alvin -----Original Message----- From: Social Networks Discussion Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dhrubodhi Mukherjee Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:44 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: SNA in Social Work and Human Services ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi All I was wondering does SNA skills would anyway be relevant for the vast human service workforce who work as caseworkers, lobbyist, grant-writers, administrators in different human service organizations. A Master degree training in social work usually require practioners to learn basic research methods and statistics so that they can evaluate their own practice, does SNA have any such application for Micro (caseworkers, counsellors, family therapists) and Macro (community organizers, administrators, lobbyist) level human service workers? Are there any human service master program (Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration) that offer SNA training to their practitioners? Any information or studies or clarification on this line would be appreciated. thanks Dhrubodhi -- Dhrubodhi Mukherjee. MSW Phd Candidate Assistant Professor School of Social Work Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL 62901 Phone: 618 453 5356 Fax: 618 453 4291 _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.