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Best Practices

Edward J. Mullen, Jennifer L. Bellamy and Sarah E. Bledsoe.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work. 1856 words.

This entry describes best practices as these are used in social work. The term best practices originated in the organizational management literature in the context of performance...

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Contexts/Settings: Private/Independent Practice Settings

Sandra A. Lopez.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1455 words.

Private independent practice (known historically as private practice) is a growing segment of the social work profession. Social workers entering this context are providing a range of...

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Employee Assistance Programs

Sheila H. Akabas.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health. 1915 words.

Employee assistance programs (EAPs), or membership assistance programs when sponsored by unions, are designed to improve worker productivity and motivation by responding to problems that...

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Management: Human Resources

Michàlle E. Mor Barak and Dnika Jones Travis.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 5448 words.

Social work organizations depend on a well-trained and responsive workforce to provide quality services. Human resource management (HRM) refers to the design of formal systems that ensure...

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Management: Practice Interventions

Kristina Jaskyte.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work. 3560 words.

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Outcome Measures in Human Services

Jennifer L. Magnabosco.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 5768 words.

Throughout history, measuring outcomes has been a goal and priority in the human services. This entry chronicles the history of outcomes measurement in the human services in the United...

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Supervision

Lawrence Shulman.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 6333 words.

Supervision of students and practitioners has been important to social work since its earliest evolution as a recognized profession. Central to the process is the idea of one professional...

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Technology: Technology in Micro Practice

Jerry Finn.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1414 words.

Online therapy is the delivery of supportive and therapeutic services over the Internet. Online therapy offers the advantages of convenience and increased access to services. Service...

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Vocational Services

Lauren B. Gates.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy. 1863 words.

Vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, provided through a jointly funded state–federal rehabilitation system and available in each state, help people with disabilities prepare for,...

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