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Frankie Victoria Adams

Overview page. Subjects: social work.

(1902–1979) Frankie Victoria Adams, prominent social worker, author, educator, and community organizer in social work, was born in Danville, Kentucky. She attended Knoxville College and...

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adult

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In criminal proceedings, the definition of ‘adult’ is simply a function of the definition of juvenile—i.e. an adult is any person aged 18 or over. In the context of sentencing, however, the...

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Adult Day Care

Overview page. Subjects: social work.

Adult day care centers provide important health, social, and support services for functionally and cognitively impaired adults and their caregivers. The adult day care services are...

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Adult Protective Services

Overview page. Subjects: social work.

Adult Protective Services (APS) are empowered by states and local communities to respond to reports and cases of vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect. While incorporating...

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Grace Abbott

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(1878–1939) Grace Abbott, dynamic Director of the U.S. Children's Bureau, was most influential in her work with child labor legislation, immigrants, and social security. Born in Grand...

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adolescent

Overview page. Subjects: social work.

1 A person in a period of adolescence. adj.

2 Of, relating to, or peculiar to adolescence, or in a state or period of adolescence.

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Agency-Based Research

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This entry reviews agency-based research, and the unique demands created by the organizational context where this activity resides. Three primary stakeholder groups are identified:...

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Alcohol and Drugs

Overview page. Subjects: social work.

[This entry contains four subentries: Overview; Law Enforcement and Legal Policy; Practice Interventions; Prevention.]

Social workers commonly encounter individuals and families...

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Chauncey A. Alexander

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(1916–2005) Chauncey Alexander served for fifteen years as Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers (1967–1982), bringing to that organization creative, dedicated,...

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continuing education

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Education which continues throughout life, both through formal institutions and by other means, as a continuous process of personal development. It is often linked with adult education in...

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