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Ageism and Retirement

Lynn McDonald.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Care of the Elderly; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9366 words.

Retirement is a modest social institution that appeared in most industrialized nations near the start of the 20th century. The aim of retirement was to solve the societal dilemma of an...

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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: South Asians

Brij Mohan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 1771 words.

This entry briefly profiles the dynamic fusion, fluidity, and future of South Asians in America. While Diaspora India is emblematic of immigrant culture as a whole, South Asian duality...

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Attachment Research, Developmental Implications, and Clinical Interventions with Children, Adults, and Couples

Shoshana Ringel.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 9261 words.

This review summarizes contributions to attachment theory and research by John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, Mary Main, and many other researchers. It addresses contributions from the Adult...

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Bisexuality

Laura S. Abrams.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 1118 words.

This entry explores past and present social-scientific lenses concerning bisexuality. The author traces the rise of a bisexual movement in the 1970s to present times. The entry concludes by...

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Bullying in Youth

Jonathan Singer and Karen Slovak.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 8303 words.

Bullying is the most common form of violence in schools and has been shown to disrupt the emotional and social development of both the targets and the perpetrators of bullying (Raskauskas &...

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Chaos Theory and Complexity Theory

Keith Warren.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 4621 words.

Chaos theory and complexity theory, collectively known as nonlinear dynamics or dynamical systems theory, provide a mathematical framework for thinking about change over time. Chaos theory...

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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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Cognition and Social Cognitive Theory

Paula S. Nurius.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 4255 words.

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Community Healing and Reconciliation

Joshua Kirven and George Jacinto.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health. 11144 words.

Community healing and reconciliation have been a focus of many nations in response to civil war, genocide, and other conflicts. There have been increasing numbers of high-profile murders of...

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