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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Claudia J. Dewane.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health. 8851 words.

Clinical social work is a derivative profession, drawing its knowledge and practice base from several theoretical schools. The four primary theoretical schools contributing to social-work...

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Adolescents: Practice Interventions

David L. Hussey.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings. 3897 words.

This chapter summarizes literature and research related to advances in direct practice work with adolescents. Social workers are on the forefront of developing and utilizing a variety of...

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Adult Protective Services

Patricia Brownell and Joanne Marlatt Otto.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Couple and Family Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Policy and Advocacy. 1368 words.

Adult Protective Services (APS) are empowered by states and local communities to respond to reports and cases of vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect. While incorporating...

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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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Aging: Practice Interventions

Lenard W. Kaye.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Couple and Family Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 2718 words.

Social workers address older adult issues at all levels of service planning, policy-making, and delivery and across a wide range of community and institutional settings. While various...

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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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Alaska Natives

Sarah (Hicks) Kastelic.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 1415 words.

Alaska Natives represent less than 1% of the U.S. population but reside in more than 229 Native villages and account for 40% of federally recognized tribes. Most Alaska Native communities...

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Alcohol and Drug Problems: Practice Interventions

Maryann Amodeo and Luz Marilis López.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 3908 words.

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Alcohol and Drug Problems: Prevention

Flavio F. Marsiglia, David Becerra and Jaime M. Booth.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Policy and Advocacy. 5571 words.

Prevention is a proactive science-based process that aims to strengthen existing protective factors and to diminish or eliminate other factors that put individuals, families, and...

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Asian Americans: Practice Interventions

Rowena Fong.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings. 2206 words.

This entry describes the diversity among Asian American populations, setting the context to understand the need for different practice interventions. It explains the role of cultural values...

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