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African American Social Welfare History

Iris Carlton-LaNey.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7450 words.

This article discusses the African American social welfare system that began to develop during the early 20th century. This social welfare system, designed by African Americans to serve...

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African Americans: Overview

Larry E. Davis, John M. Wallace and Trina R. Williams Shanks.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8081 words.

African Americans have been a part of the nation's history for nearly four hundred years. Although their history includes the forced imposition of chattel slavery, the strict enforcement of...

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Disparities and Inequalities

King Davis and Hyejin Jung.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 5966 words.

This entry defines the term disparity as measurable differences between groups on a number of indices. The term disparity originated in France in the 16th century and has been used as a...

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Disproportionality and Disparities

Rowena Fong, Ruth McRoy and Alan Dettlaff.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 5872 words.

Racial disproportionality and disparities are problems affecting children and families of color in the child welfare, juvenile justice, education, mental-health, and health-care systems....

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Food (In)Security

Maryah Stella Fram.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 8108 words.

This entry provides an overview of current knowledge and thinking about the nature, causes, and consequences of food insecurity as well as information about the major policies and programs...

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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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Incarcerated Women

Patricia O’Brien.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7668 words.

This article summarizes the incidence of women in the United States who have been sentenced to prison as a consequence of a felony conviction for violation of state or federal laws. It also...

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Individual Practice with Undocumented Immigrants

Flavio F. Marsiglia, Jaime M. Booth and Adrienne Baldwin.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity. 10263 words.

Undocumented immigrants represent a large and vulnerable population in the United States. When conducting individual practice with undocumented immigrants, social workers must be aware of...

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Intersectionality and Social Work

Ann Marie Yamada, Lisa Marie Werkmeister Rozas and Bronwyn Cross-Denny.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 6658 words.

Intersectionality refers to the intersection of identities that shape an individual’s standing in society. The combining of identities produces distinct life experiences, in part depending...

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Latinos and Latinas: Mexicans

Herman Curiel.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity. 6689 words.

According to the 2010 Census, 308.7 million people resided in the United States on April 1, 2010, of which 50.5 million (or 16%) were of Hispanic or Latino origin. The Mexican-origin...

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