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Adult Day Care

Namkee G. Choi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1422 words.

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 Safeguarding

Nigel Hall.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 6468 words.

Safeguarding is an area of social work activity concerned with the care and protection of children or adults who have care and support needs and who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. This...

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Aging: Services

Nancy Morrow-Howell and Leslie Hasche.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 7206 words.

Despite high levels of functioning among older adults, chronic health conditions lead to impairment and the need for help. Family members provide most of the assistance; yet formal services...

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Bereavement Practice

Mary Sormanti.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1748 words.

Bereavement, which is the circumstance of having experienced the death of a significant other, is associated with significant emotional, cognitive, spiritual, physical, and social...

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Case Management

Maria Roberts-DeGennaro.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3597 words.

A generic set of case management functions are performed in most practice settings. To improve outcomes within a complex service delivery system, case managers need to collaboratively work...

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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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Child Care Services

Laura Lein.

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; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2030 words.

Child care services, enabling parents to commit themselves to paid employment while providing a supervised environment for their children, have a long and complex history in the United...

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Client Violence

Christina E. Newhill.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3341 words.

Client violence and workplace safety are relevant issues for all social workers across practice settings. This entry addresses why and how social workers may be targets for a client's...

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Community Organization

Jacqueline Mondros and Lee Staples.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9003 words.

The authors review the history of community organization, both within and outside social work, describe the various sociological and social psychological theories that inform organizing...

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Confidentiality and Privileged Communication

Carolyn I. Polowy, Sherri Morgan, W. Dwight Bailey and Carol Gorenberg.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Criminal Justice; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3742 words.

Confidentiality of client communications is one of the ethical foundations of the social work profession and has become a legal obligation in most states. Many problems arise in the...

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