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Adolescent Brain Development

Jessica M. Black.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 14226 words.

Although it was once widely held that development through toddlerhood was the only significant time of tremendous brain growth, findings from neuroscience have identified adolescence as a...

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Adolescents: Pregnancy

Kathleen A. Rounds and Traci L. Wike.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine. 4124 words.

Although rates of adolescent pregnancy have exhibited a downward trend since 1991, the United States continues to have a significantly higher rate than other industrialized nations....

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Adoption: Lesbian and Gay Adoptive Parents

Abbie E. Goldberg and April Moyer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Gender and Sexuality. 9363 words.

Adoption by lesbian and gay parents is becomingly increasingly common. This entry presents an overview of the limited research that has focused on lesbian and gay adoptive parents....

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African Americans: Practice Interventions

Sharon E. Moore.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 3463 words.

African Americans number about 35 million or 12% of the U.S. population. Their life expectancy is lower than that of White Americans, and despite the educational gains made since mid-1980s,...

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Building The Vision with Families and Educators

Nancy Feyl Chavkin.

in Family Engagement in Schools

April 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Organizations. 5341 words.

“Building the Vision with Families and Educators” provides strategies for how to help your family-school-community partnership team build a vision and develop a plan. Your vision should be...

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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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Children: Health Care

Barbara L. Jones.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 3879 words.

Despite rapid medical advances, children in this country still face significant barriers to adequate health care, including unequal access to insurance and health care. Social workers play...

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Children’s Health

Shirley Gatenio Gabel.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 8037 words.

The history of social work is deeply rooted in helping vulnerable populations improve their well-being, and children have been at the forefront of these efforts since the inception of the...

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Collaborating with Families

Nancy Feyl Chavkin.

in Family Engagement in Schools

April 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Organizations. 4718 words.

“Collaborating with Families: Working Together” focuses on both the “why” and the “how” of collaborating with families. Collaborating with families is the third step of the 3 C’s approach....

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Communicating Intentionally to Build Relationships with Families

Nancy Feyl Chavkin.

in Family Engagement in Schools

April 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Organizations. 5052 words.

Communicating Intentionally to Build Relationships with Families” focuses on both the “why” and the “how” of communicating with families. Communicating is the second step of the 3 C’s...

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