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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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Addictions: Gambling

Lia Nower and Kyle Caler.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings. 16092 words.

Gambling disorder is a significant public health concern. The recent and continued proliferation of land-based and interactive gambling opportunities has increased both accessibility and...

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Addictions: Tobacco

Mansoo Yu and Rachel Fischer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 10126 words.

Tobacco use is a major public-health concern in the United States. Intervention and prevention strategies for tobacco use are an urgent public-health priority because tobacco use is the...

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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 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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Adults: Group Care

Sheryl Zimmerman.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings. 2956 words.

This entry presents information about group settings that provide residential long-term care for older adults, focusing on nursing homes and residential care/assisted living communities. It...

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Advocacy and Self-Help Programs as Evidence-Based Practices for Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities

Yeana W. Lam, Mian Wang, George H. S. Singer and Jiyeon Kim.

in Supporting Families of Children With Developmental Disabilities

April 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health. 13086 words.

This chapter reviews the programmatic features of parent advocacy and self-help interventions and the methodologies employed to evaluate their effectiveness. It discusses home–school...

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Advocating Alzheimer’s

Renée L. Beard.

in Living with Alzheimer's

April 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health. 17034 words.

Based on observation at academic conferences and interviews with staff at the American Alzheimer’s Association, this chapter is an organizational analysis examining the inherent tensions of...

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Afterword

Dana Becker.

in One Nation Under Stress

February 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health. 1218 words.

This chapter examines the factors underlying vulnerability to stress, including family, neighborhood, community, societal institutions, policies, and dominant ideologies. It also considers...

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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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