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Life Span: Childhood/School Age

Heather Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 4318 words.

School age children are negotiating numerous developmental tasks across distinct lines of development. Social workers recognize that this development is taking place within the context of...

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Multiculturalism

Eun-Kyoung Othelia Lee and Ruth McRoy.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 5490 words.

This entry defines the concept of multiculturalism and explains, from a historical and contemporary perspective, its evolution and significance in social work. The relationship between...

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Oral History and Social Work

Arlene Bowers Andrews.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of Religion. 7237 words.

This article reviews basic skills for conducting and using oral histories, summarizes ethical issues, presents examples relevant to social work, and suggests useful resources. For social...

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Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence

Larry W. Bennett and Oliver J. Williams.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings. 10413 words.

Perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV) use coercive actions toward intimate or formerly intimate partners, including emotional abuse, stalking, threats, physical violence, or rape....

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Person-in-Environment

Mary Ellen Kondrat.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 4940 words.

The person-in-environment perspective in social work is a practice-guiding principle that highlights the importance of understanding an individual and individual behavior in light of the...

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Poverty

Mark R. Rank.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7584 words.

Poverty has been a subject of concern since the beginnings of social work. This entry reviews three key research areas. First, the extent and dynamics of poverty are examined, including the...

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Primary Prevention

Martin Bloom.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health. 8095 words.

Primary prevention involves coordinated efforts to prevent predictable problems, to protect existing states of health and healthy functioning, and to promote desired goals for individuals...

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Prison Violence

Kristine Levan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Criminal Justice; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7380 words.

This entry presents an overview of prison violence and how issues such as overcrowding and scarcity of resources may contribute. Exploring both collective and interpersonal levels of...

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Progressive Social Work

Rosemary Barbera, Mary Bricker-Jenkins and Barbara Hunter Randall Joseph.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8918 words.

Since the beginning of the profession, progressive social work has been characterized by a lived commitment to practice dedicated to advancing human rights and social and economic justice....

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Psychoanalysis

Elizabeth Ann Danto.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 3632 words.

Psychoanalysis is both a theory and a therapy, largely based on the work of Sigmund Freud but widely expanded over the last hundred years. Four core models (ego psychology, drive theory,...

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Psychodrama

Jacob Gershoni.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 1472 words.

Psychodrama is an action oriented method that shares many of social work core values, for example nonjudgmental acceptance of others, viewing individuals in their context, a deep belief in...

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Racism

Selena T. Rodgers.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 13918 words.

Racism is pervasive, endemic, and historically rooted in systematic assumptions inherent in superiority based on race and requires the critical attention of all social workers. The National...

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Resilience

Roberta R. Greene.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 4231 words.

Building on an ecological perspective, the risk and resilience approach to practice stems from empirically based knowledge of human behavior and contributes to the profession's strengths...

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School Climate

Laura M. Hopson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 6832 words.

School climate has received increasing attention from researchers and policy makers during the past two decades, as research points to its impact on student behavior and academic...

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School Violence

Ron Avi Astor, Rami Benbenishty and Joey Nuñez Estrada.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 4521 words.

Research suggests that school violence victims may experience physical harm; psychological trauma, such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self-esteem, poor academic outcomes, low...

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Self-Help Groups and Organizations

Steven P. Segal.

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 Practice Settings. 2574 words.

Self-help groups facilitate mutual assistance. They offer a vehicle for people with a common problem to gain support and recognition, obtain information on, advocate on behalf of, address...

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Settlements and Neighborhood Centers

Mike Fabricant and Robert Fisher.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 3532 words.

Settlement houses are a prism though which the turbulent history of social work can be viewed. This article specifically examines the genesis of social settlements over the past century. It...

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Sexual Assault

Judy L. Postmus.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 2715 words.

Sexual assault or rape affects millions of women and men in the United States; however, it is only in the last 30 years that it is being considered a social problem. During this period,...

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Sexual Harassment

Sondra J. Fogel.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 5712 words.

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination as well as a complex social issue with psychological implications for both those who are harassed and those who perpetrate the harassment....

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Sexual Orientation

William J. Hall.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8674 words.

Sexual orientation is a multidimensional phenomenon involving a person’s sexual attraction, sexual behavior, and sexual orientation identity. Sexual orientation patterns may remain...

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