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Hunger, Nutrition, and Food Programs

Kristine Siefert.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4817 words.

Food insecurity and hunger are serious problems around the world, with an estimated 870 million people chronically undernourished. The vast majority of these people—an estimated 14.9%—live...

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Interdisciplinarity

David P. Moxley.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2655 words.

Interdisciplinarity links social work to other disciplines within complex domains of practice. Contrasted with multidisciplinary practice, in which social workers practice alongside other...

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International Aid, Relief, and Humanitarian Assistance

Carmen Monico, Karen Smith Rotabi and Taghreed Abu Sarhan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 12187 words.

International development, humanitarian aid, and relief are at the heart of international social work practice. They have evolved historically and globally; shaped by world markets, social...

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International Child Development Accounts

Michael Sherraden, Li-Chen Cheng, Fred M. Ssewamala, Youngmi Kim, Vernon Loke, Li Zou, Gina Chowa, David Ansong, Lissa Johnson, YungSoo Lee, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Margaret M. Clancy, Jin Huang, Sondra G. Beverly, Yunju Nam and Chang-Keun Han.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 9469 words.

Child Development Accounts (CDAs) are subsidized savings or investment accounts to help people accumulate assets for developmental purposes and life course needs. They are envisioned as...

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International Social Welfare: Organizations and Activities

Doreen Elliott.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1725 words.

The major international governmental and nongovernmental organizations and their activities are discussed with reference to their global co-coordinating, advocacy, service, and research...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Africa (Sub-Sahara)

Kwaku Osei-Hwedie.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2477 words.

Africa is one of the world's poorest regions and it faces numerous and complex challenges as it strives to achieve its development objectives. The main challenges relate to poverty and its...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Asia

Ngoh Tiong Tan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2843 words.

Asia contains more than 60% of the world’s population and is the fastest growing economic region. However, it faces challenges, including poverty, HIV and AIDS, and human rights concerns....

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Australia and Pacific Islands

Mel Gray and Kylie Agllias.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2147 words.

Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand are among the world's most “livable” countries, despite the increase in relative poverty and the negative effect of past policies on indigenous...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Caribbean

Peta-Anne Baker.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2393 words.

The Caribbean is a multiethnic, multilingual archipelago of island and mainland territories, with similar experiences of European colonialism and modern-day globalization. Inequality poses...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Central America

Maria Julia.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3316 words.

The social, political, and economic features of Central America are summarized and the impact of economic and political processes on the region is highlighted. Predominant global,...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Europe

David N. Jones.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3859 words.

Europe includes not only some of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world but also some of the poorest. Social work as a profession has been well established for...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Middle East and North Africa

John R. Graham and Alean Al-Krenawi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2928 words.

North African and Middle Eastern nations have an 80-year history with social work, based on colonial, imported models of practice. There is some success in localizing social work to...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: North America

Wes Shera.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3355 words.

North America is one of the world's richest regions, and both the United States and Canada are ranked in the top 10 of the United Nations Human Development Index. However, poverty and...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: South America

Irene Queiro-Tajalli.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 4256 words.

South America, a land of beauty, diversity, and socioeconomic disparity, is going through a profound identity search, redefining the government's role concerning the welfare of its people,...

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International Volunteer Service

Benjamin J. Lough.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7512 words.

This entry provides a brief historical overview of international volunteer service, along with changes to traditional forms of international service. It presents a general typology for...

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Interorganizational Practice Interventions

Catherine Alter.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice. 3784 words.

Social welfare organizations must often work with one another to accomplish goals unattainable by going it alone. This article on interorganizational relationships (IORs) examines the need...

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Legal System

Robert G. Madden.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Practical Ethics; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 3109 words.

The law is a powerful force in all aspects of contemporary American society. The legal system furnishes the context and procedures for the creation and enforcement of laws to resolve...

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Life Span: Older Adulthood/Seniors (From Ages 60 to 75)

Nancy P. Kropf.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings. 4029 words.

Although the terms older adult and senior citizen are commonly defined as individuals 60 years and above, later adulthood contains various life-course phases and developmental periods. The...

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Lobbying

Sunny Harris Rome and Sabrina Kiser.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 8364 words.

Lobbying is the process of influencing public policy. It involves developing and implementing strategies to persuade those in power. Consistent with the National Association of Social...

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Logic Models

Craig Winston LeCroy.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 4359 words.

Logic models have become a critical feature of program planning and evaluation. Using a logic model framework provides a visual summary that shows the relationship between the program’s...

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