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Depression and Cancer

Mary Sormanti, Genevieve Mason

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Depression and Cancer Introduction The experiences associated with being diagnosed and treated for cancer are generally acknowledged as distre...

Welfare State Reform in France

Bruno Palier, Tom Chevalier

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Welfare State Reform in France ...

Gay Men

James I. Martin

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Gay Men Introduction Gay men are generally considered to be men who have sexual desires for other men, although this is an oversimplificati...

Social Movements

Michael Reisch

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Social Movements Introduction Modern social movements have used a variety of sustained, organized, and public activities to advance their goals...

Immigrants and Refugees: Evidence-based Social Work Practice

Rowena Fong

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Immigrants and Refugees: Evidence-Based Social Work Practice Introduction Immigrants and refugees are an integral part of American society and ...

Family Violence

Bonnie E. Carlson

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Family Violence Introduction Since the 1970s, a great deal has been learned about different types of family violence, including child abuse, ad...

Community-Based Participatory Research

Sarah Gehlert, Sarah Kye-Price, Venera Bekteshi

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Community-Based Participatory Research Introduction This entry identifies resources relevant to social work’s use of community-based participa...

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Paul T. Shattuck, Valerie Njiiri, Laura Hudson

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Autism Spectrum Disorders Introduction Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) is not an officially defined term but generally refers to three diagno...


Haluk Soydan

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Ethnicity Introduction Like social class, gender, and age, ethnicity defines the values, behavior patterns, and life styles acquired, held, and...

Generalist Practice and Advanced Generalist Practice

Ronald Rooney, Pa Der Vang

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Generalist Practice and Advanced Generalist Practice Introduction Generalist practice is at the foundation of social work’s attention to multi...

Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs

Matthew Morton, Paul Montgomery

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs Introduction In strengthening social work’s ability to improve lives and communities, experimental ...

Practice Research

Mike Fisher, Michael J. Austin, Ilse Julkunen, Timothy Sim, Lars Uggerhøj, Nanne Isokuortti

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Practice Research Introduction Practice research focuses heavily on the roles of the service provider and service user who play a major role in defining...

Social Work Regulation

Karen S. Knox, Andrew Marks

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Social Work Regulation Introduction Social work regulation refers to the laws, rules, and regulations that uphold the profession’s ethical and...

Research Ethics

Jeane W. Anastas

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Research Ethics Introduction As research activity in social work has increased, so has attention to ethics in research. Research ethics guide ...

Solution-Focused Therapy

Jacqueline Corcoran

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Solution-Focused Therapy Introduction Solution-focused therapy (SFT), also called solution-focused brief therapy and solution-oriented therapy...

Police Social Work

George Patterson

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Police Social Work Introduction Police social work has been defined several ways among the entries published in major social work reference ...

Ethics and Values in Social Work

Frederic G. Reamer

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Ethics and Values in Social Work Introduction The topic of social work values and ethics has always been central to the profession. Scholarly ...

Social Insurance and Social Justice

Judie Svihula, Carroll L. Estes, Brooke Hollister, Erica Solway, Brian R. Grossman, Leah Rogne

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Social Insurance and Social Justice Introduction The concept of “justice” dates back to Aristotle, and in 533 ce it was defined in Roman law as...


Evelyn Z. Brodkin

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Workfare Introduction Workfare is a generic term referencing policies that require or promote work among welfare beneficiaries and the unemplo...

Restorative Justice

Katherine van Wormer

Subject: Social Work »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Restorative Justice Introduction “Restorative justice,” as defined in the Encyclopedia of Social Work, is “a nonadversarial approach usually mo...

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