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Privilege

Cheryl L. Franks and Marion Riedel.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1695 words.

Privilege is the invisible advantage and resultant unearned benefits afforded to dominant groups of people because of a variety of sociodemographic traits. Privilege provides economic and...

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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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Psychoeducation

Joseph Walsh.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice. 2359 words.

Psychoeducation, which describes a range of direct interventions that are focused on participants' education, support, and coping skills development, has become extremely popular in social...

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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 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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Social Capital

Silvia Domínguez.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 2779 words.

In social work, social capital is linked to both the prevention and treatment of mental and physical health. This concept has also been incorporated in the development of empowering...

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Social Development

Mizanur R. Miah.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2630 words.

Social development is an all-inclusive concept connoting the well-being of the people, the community, and the society. The term gained popularity in the 1920s when it began as a mass...

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Social Impact Assessment

Paula T. Morelli and Jon Kei Matsuoka.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 1462 words.

Social impact assessment (SIA) is the process of analyzing (predicting, evaluating and reflecting) and managing the intended and unintended consequences on the human environment of planned...

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Social Media

Maria Rodriguez and Jama Shelton.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 6669 words.

Social media are defined as applications and websites that allow users to share content, usually of their own making. Social media users include individuals and organizations across a broad...

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Social Movements

Michael Reisch.

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; Social Justice and Human Rights. 6054 words.

Since the 19th century, social movements have provided US social work with its intellectual and theoretical foundations and many of its leaders. Social workers were among the founders of...

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Social Planning

Jon Simon Sager.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 3492 words.

Social planning emphasizes the application of rational problem-solving techniques and data-driven approaches to identify, determine, and help coordinate services for target populations....

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Social Policy: History (1900–1950)

Iris Carlton-LaNey.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 4467 words.

This entry traces American social welfare development from the 1890s to 1950. It also includes social work's participation and response to need during two critical times in American...

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Social Policy: History (1950–1980)

Mark J. Stern.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2508 words.

Between 1950 and 1980, the United States developed a welfare state that in many ways was comparable to those of other advanced industrial nations. Building on its New Deal roots, the Social...

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Social Policy: History (Colonial Times to 1900)

Phyllis J. Day.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3420 words.

American social welfare began in the colonial period with the adoption of the Elizabethan Poor Laws as the basis for treatment of society's poor and deviant. By the beginning of the...

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Social Policy: Overview

John M. Herrick.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 5389 words.

Social policy is how a society responds to social problems. Any government enactment that affects the well-being of people, including laws, regulations, executive orders, and court...

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Social Services

Philip R. Popple.

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; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3113 words.

Formal or institutional social services began in the United States in the late 19th century as a response to problems that were rapidly increasing as a result of modernization. These...

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Social Welfare Expenditures

Richard Hoefer.

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. 3550 words.

Understanding both public and private welfare expenditures is necessary to appreciate the full scope of a social welfare system. This entry examines spending in four major areas of social...

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Social Work Practice: History and Evolution

John G. McNutt.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3015 words.

Social work is a profession that began its life as a call to help the poor, the destitute and the disenfranchised of a rapidly changing social order. It continues today still pursuing that...

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Strategic Planning

John A. Yankey and Vera Vogelsang-Coombs.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice. 3132 words.

Strategic planning is a key management process in nonprofit organizations and a collaborative methodology for addressing complex community needs. This entry presents an overview of...

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Sustainable Development

Dorothy N. Gamble.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 7132 words.

This entry describes how the viability of long-term human social systems is inextricably linked to human behavior, environmental resources, the health of the biosphere, and human...

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