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Profession, Social Work

June Gary Hopps, Tony Lowe, Vanessa Robinson-Dooley

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Social Work Profession Introduction Social work literature discusses how the profession’s history was organized in an effort to address pro...

Canadian Social Welfare, History of

John Graham

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

History of Canadian Social Welfare Introduction For the purpose of this entry, social welfare history encompasses the evolution of social poli...

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Sarah Bledsoe

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Interpersonal Psychotherapy Introduction Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a focused, practical, and proven time-limited intervention design...

Asian-American Youth

Yoonsun Choi

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Asian-American Youth Introduction Although they are one of the fastest growing populations in the United States, Asian Americans and their chi...

Divorce

Michael Saini

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Divorce Introduction Divorce is the legal dissolution of an adult couple relationship by a court or other legal authority to terminate the legal...

Homelessness Outside the United States

Thomas Byrne, Yin-Ling Irene Wong

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Homelessness Outside the United States Introduction Homelessness is a social problem that is not confined to a single country, or even region,...

Survey Research

Jorge Delva, Debora S. Tauiliili

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Survey Research Introduction In its simplest term, a survey refers to the administration of questions to obtain information about people’s beh...

Families

Heather Coleman

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Families Introduction This entry identifies family resources pertaining to social work family theories. Given the multidisciplinary work in fa...

Disasters

Ted Bober

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Disasters Introduction Disasters are complex interactions between nature, the human-built environment, and social processes that significantly ...

Welfare State Theory

Neil Gilbert

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Welfare State Theory Introduction Public arrangements for social protection were conceived amid the decline of feudalism and the rise of in...

Positive Youth Development

Yolanda Anyon, Jeffrey M. Jenson

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Positive Youth Development Introduction Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a framework used to design and guide programs and services for chi...

Adolescents

Lisa Rapp-Paglicci

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Adolescents Introduction The developmental period of adolescence has been a predominant area of inquiry since the late 1980s, with many scholar...

Suicide

Kenneth R. Yeager

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Suicide Introduction Each year about 30,000 people in the United States and 1 million worldwide die by suicide, and 650,000 people in the Unite...

Aging, Physical Health and

Amanda Lehning

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Physical Health and Aging Introduction The US population is aging, and according to the US Census Bureau approximately 20 percent of Americans...

African Americans

Iris Carlton-LaNey, Tanya Smith Brice

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

African Americans Introduction African Americans (also known as Afro-Americans, blacks, black Americans, or Negroes) are citizens of the Un...

Youth at Risk

Craig Winston LeCroy, Elizabeth K. Anthony

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Youth at Risk Introduction “Youth at risk” is a general term for a range of circumstances that place young people at greater vulnerability for ...

Multiculturalism

Eun-Kyoung Othelia Lee

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Multiculturalism Introduction Multiculturalism has been defined as an ideology that suggests that society should consist of, or at least recogn...

Sexual Assault

Cheryl Regehr, Ramona Alaggia

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Sexual Assault Introduction This entry identifies materials from the social work literature, other health science disciplines, and legal schol...

Direct Practice in Social Work

Jacqueline Corcoran

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Direct Practice in Social Work Introduction Direct practice in social work constitutes one-on-one contact with people at the micro level a...

Social Security in the United States (OASDHI)

Stephen H. Gorin

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Social Security in the United States (OASDHI) Introduction Social Security is the fundamental social welfare program in the United States. Ena...

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