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Abraham Epstein

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

(1892–1942) Abraham Epstein, a Russian immigrant who came to the United States in 1910, was a leader in the post-World War I movement for passage of social security legislation. A graduate...

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Abraham Flexner

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

(1866–1959) Abraham Flexner was an educator and educational reformer who influenced social work through his challenge to the professional status of the field. Of immigrant background,...

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adolescent

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

1 A person in a period of adolescence. adj.

2 Of, relating to, or peculiar to adolescence, or in a state or period of adolescence.

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adult

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In criminal proceedings, the definition of ‘adult’ is simply a function of the definition of juvenile—i.e. an adult is any person aged 18 or over. In the context of sentencing, however, the...

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Adult Day Care

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

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

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

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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Agency-Based Research

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

This entry reviews agency-based research, and the unique demands created by the organizational context where this activity resides. Three primary stakeholder groups are identified:...

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Alan Keith-Lucas

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

(1910–1995) Alan Keith-Lucas was a noted writer, historian, storyteller, and social work educator for more than 50 years. Born in Cambridge, England, he received his BA with honors from...

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Alaska Natives

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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 Drugs

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

[This entry contains four subentries: Overview; Law Enforcement and Legal Policy; Practice Interventions; Prevention.]

Social workers commonly encounter individuals and families...

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