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Ecological Social Work

Uschi Bay.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity. 6918 words.

Ecological social work requires a shift in thinking for social workers because it does not place humans at the center of its concerns. Rather ecological social work puts the...

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Human Needs: Overview

Michael A. Dover.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 14086 words.

Human need and related concepts such as basic needs have long been part of the implicit conceptual foundation for social work theory, practice, and research. However, while the published...

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Human Rights

Joseph M. Wronka.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2432 words.

At the heart of social work, human rights are a set of guiding principles that are interdependent and have implications for macro, mezzo, and micro policy and practice. They can be best...

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International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

Nigel Hall.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1929 words.

The International Federation of Social Workers is an international organization representing the interests of social workers around the world. This organization works in cooperation with...

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Peace

Charles D. Cowger.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1452 words.

This entry discusses the relationship of war and peace to social work practice. The historic and current mandate for social workers to work for peace is presented. The inevitable tie of war...

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Torture

S. Megan Berthold.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Gender and Sexuality; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Justice and Human Rights. 14208 words.

Although state-sponsored torture violates human rights and international law, it is a widespread practice worldwide. The effects are profound and extend beyond the targeted individual. This...

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