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Family Services

Katharine Briar-Lawson and Toni Naccarato.

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; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 5443 words.

Over the decades, family services have been one of the overarching features of social work practice, education, and research. Efficacy studies help to reinforce the focus on serving...

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Financial Social Work

Margaret S. Sherraden and Jin Huang.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 11624 words.

There is increasing interest in financial social work as a way to tackle the challenges that economic inequality and financialization pose for financially vulnerable households. Financial...

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Foundations and Future Directions for Social Work Leadership

Darlyne Bailey, Kimberly B. Bonner, Katrina M. Uhly and Jessica Schaffner Wilen.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 6357 words.

The concept of leadership has evolved from focusing on innate abilities, to learned skills, to understanding that leadership is composed of both skills and abilities. Recently, theorists...

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Health Disparities

Valire Carr Copeland and Sandra Wexler.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 11296 words.

Despite technological advances and changes in healthcare delivery, some groups in the United States continue to have better health-related outcomes than others. This article discusses...

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HIV/AIDS and People of Color

Michele Rountree and Courtney McElhaney Peebles.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 13393 words.

Communities of color are disproportionately burdened by the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Research has shown that race and ethnicity in the United States are population characteristics that...

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Homelessness

Yin-Ling Irene Wong.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 4580 words.

This entry provides an overview of contemporary homelessness as a major social problem in the United States, focusing on the definition of homelessness and its prevalence, as well as on the...

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Human Needs: Family

Ruth Paris and Ellen R. DeVoe.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 3747 words.

In this entry we address the primary purpose of family in supporting the growth and development of individual members throughout the life course. Life cycle and attachment theories inform...

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Human Needs: Health

Toba Schwaber Kerson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 2056 words.

Health is a need, a basic requirement for life. Needs can become rights when bodies of people, usually governments or organizations such as the World Health Organization sanction them....

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Human Needs: Overview

Michael A. Dover.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 14086 words.

Human need and related concepts such as basic needs have long been part of the implicit conceptual foundation for social work theory, practice, and research. However, while the published...

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Human Needs: Religion and Spirituality

Edward R. Canda.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Sociology of Religion. 4671 words.

This entry provides a brief introduction to social work's approach to spirituality and religion, focusing on definitions, history, current practices, ethical and human-diversity issues,...

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Human Needs: Work and Employment

Susan J. Lambert.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Justice and Human Rights. 3408 words.

This entry traces the development of both theory and empirical knowledge on the relationship between work and mental and physical health. Intrinsic job characteristics continue to shape the...

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Human Sexuality

Laina Y. Bay-Cheng.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Race and Ethnicity. 4215 words.

This entry defines sexuality and identifies dominant explanatory models. In doing so, the entry outlines the central debate regarding the relative contributions of biology and social...

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Human–Other Animal Bond

Christina Risley-Curtiss.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 2751 words.

A growing body of research attests to the negative and positive relationships that humans have with other animals. Operating from the profession's ecological perspective, which requires one...

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Intellectual Disabilities

Leah Igdalsky.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Child and Adolescent Social Work; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 6963 words.

Social workers working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families require an understanding of the disabilities themselves as well as the larger context of disability...

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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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Islamophobia

Altaf Husain.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of Religion. 4700 words.

Islamophobia is not a new term but it has become commonly used in the United States following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This entry provides an overview of the demographics of the Muslim...

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Leadership and Leadership Development

James Woolever and James Kelly.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9795 words.

The study of leadership has a long history in disciplines outside of social work. Theorists have struggled with a myriad of definitions of leadership, as well as trait, behavioral, and...

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families and Parenting

Gerald P. Mallon.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Justice and Human Rights. 5133 words.

According to U.S. census data, an estimated 270,313 American children were living in households headed by same-sex couples in 2005, and nearly twice that number had a single lesbian or gay...

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Lesbians: Overview

Lori Messinger and Jennifer Wheeler Brooks.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 6067 words.

This entry provides an overview of research on lesbians in the United States using an overarching framework of oppression and empowerment. Historical and current demographic and cultural...

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Liberation-Based Practice

Rhea Almeida, Diana Melendez and José Miguel Paez.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 11951 words.

The process of decolonizing is a precursor to liberatory transformation and the foundation for the creation of liberation-based practices. Decolonizing strategies call for changing the lens...

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