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Ageism in the Workplace

Patricia Brownell.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 9419 words.

Older workers make important contributions to the workplace, its productivity, and its culture. Work remains important for older adults for financial security, to give meaning to later...

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American Social Security System

Eric R. Kingson, Dana Bell and Sarah Shive.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Care of the Elderly; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 9061 words.

This entry examines why our nation’s Social Security system was built, what it does, and what must be done to maintain and improve this foundational system for current and future...

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Capacity Development and Building

DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 11486 words.

As a profession, social workers must understand and work well within the realms of capacity development. This understanding is important because it provides a foundation for working at the...

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Charitable Foundations

Helmut K. Anheier and Marcus Lam.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2103 words.

Foundations are private institutions for public benefit. With a long history that reaches back to antiquity, foundations are experiencing a renaissance and increased attention paid to them...

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Contracting Out of Social Services

Hillel Schmid and Yeheskel “Zeke” Hasenfeld.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 2626 words.

Contracting out of social services is defined as the purchase of services by government agencies from for-profit and nonprofit organizations. It has a long history beginning with the...

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Disaster Preparedness for Organizations

Becky S. Corbett.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Social Policy and Advocacy. 4283 words.

Social workers are well trained to respond to natural and man-made disasters. They use their strengths-based perspective to assist individuals, families, organizations, and communities...

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Foster Care

Joyce E. Everett.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 9592 words.

Social work has long been involved in child foster care. Though its initial involvement de-emphasized the importance of infant–caregiver attachment, Bowlby’s theory of attachment is...

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Fundraising for Human-Services Nonprofits

Kirsten A. Grønbjerg.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3175 words.

Of the 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations registered with the IRS as of March 2012, about one-fourth are human service nonprofits, including some 254,100 charities with about $134.5...

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Hunger, Nutrition, and Food Programs

Kristine Siefert.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4612 words.

Food insecurity and hunger are serious problems around the world, with an estimated 870 million people chronically undernourished. The vast majority of these people—an estimated 14.9%—live...

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International Social Welfare: Organizations and Activities

Doreen Elliott.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1725 words.

The major international governmental and nongovernmental organizations and their activities are discussed with reference to their global co-coordinating, advocacy, service, and research...

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