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“A Blind Man’s Homecoming”

Jessica Meyer.

in Phallacies

November 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health. 6813 words.

This chapter draws upon the personal narratives of noncommissioned rankers serving with the British Royal Army Medical Corps during World War I to explore how these men responded to...

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Claudia J. Dewane.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health. 8851 words.

Clinical social work is a derivative profession, drawing its knowledge and practice base from several theoretical schools. The four primary theoretical schools contributing to social-work...

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Addictions: Gambling

Lia Nower and Kyle Caler.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings. 16092 words.

Gambling disorder is a significant public health concern. The recent and continued proliferation of land-based and interactive gambling opportunities has increased both accessibility and...

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Addictions: Tobacco

Mansoo Yu and Rachel Fischer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 10126 words.

Tobacco use is a major public-health concern in the United States. Intervention and prevention strategies for tobacco use are an urgent public-health priority because tobacco use is the...

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Addressing the Silence

Helen K. Black, John T. Groce and Charles E. Harmon.

in The Hidden Among the Hidden

May 2017; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health. 3047 words.

This chapter, as the conclusion to our book, is entitled Addressing the Silence. We went “behind the scenes” of our work to examine the research process and pondered various aspects of...

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Adolescent Brain Development

Jessica M. Black.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 14226 words.

Although it was once widely held that development through toddlerhood was the only significant time of tremendous brain growth, findings from neuroscience have identified adolescence as a...

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Adult Day Care

Namkee G. Choi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1422 words.

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

Patricia Brownell and Joanne Marlatt Otto.

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; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Policy and Advocacy. 1368 words.

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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Adults: Group Care

Sheryl Zimmerman.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings. 2956 words.

This entry presents information about group settings that provide residential long-term care for older adults, focusing on nursing homes and residential care/assisted living communities. It...

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Advocacy and Self-Help Programs as Evidence-Based Practices for Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities

Yeana W. Lam, Mian Wang, George H. S. Singer and Jiyeon Kim.

in Supporting Families of Children With Developmental Disabilities

April 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health. 13086 words.

This chapter reviews the programmatic features of parent advocacy and self-help interventions and the methodologies employed to evaluate their effectiveness. It discusses home–school...

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Advocating Alzheimer’s

Renée L. Beard.

in Living with Alzheimer's

April 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health. 17034 words.

Based on observation at academic conferences and interviews with staff at the American Alzheimer’s Association, this chapter is an organizational analysis examining the inherent tensions of...

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African-American Men’s Belief Systems

Helen K. Black, John T. Groce and Charles E. Harmon.

in The Hidden Among the Hidden

May 2017; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health. 5613 words.

“A book about caregiving can’t be written,” one of our caregivers said, “without some discussion of our spiritual life.” Our caregiving respondents noted the importance of their religious...

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Afterword

Dana Becker.

in One Nation Under Stress

February 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health. 1218 words.

This chapter examines the factors underlying vulnerability to stress, including family, neighborhood, community, societal institutions, policies, and dominant ideologies. It also considers...

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Aging: Services

Nancy Morrow-Howell and Leslie Hasche.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 7492 words.

Despite high levels of functioning among older adults, chronic health conditions lead to impairment and the need for help. Family members provide most of the assistance; yet formal services...

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Alcohol and Drug Problems: Practice Interventions

Maryann Amodeo and Luz Marilis López.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 3908 words.

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Alcohol and Drug Problems: Prevention

Flavio F. Marsiglia, David Becerra and Jaime M. Booth.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Policy and Advocacy. 5571 words.

Prevention is a proactive science-based process that aims to strengthen existing protective factors and to diminish or eliminate other factors that put individuals, families, and...

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Alcohol and moral regulation in historical context

Rachel McErlain.

in Women and alcohol

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health. 5134 words.

This chapter addresses moral regulation in gendered alcohol regulation campaigns from the mid-19th century. By exploring three themes, (i) the use of juxtaposition of transgressive with...

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Alcohol, young women’s culture and gender hierarchies

Alison Mackiewicz.

in Women and alcohol

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health. 7134 words.

For young women, a night out may be pleasurable and fun, an opportunity to meet up with friends and have a good laugh, but inevitably it involves excessive alcohol consumption. This has...

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Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Carole B. Cox.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 2265 words.

Dementia is not a disease, but a group of symptoms so severe that they inhibit normal functioning. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia in older persons impacting not...

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Anxiety Disorders

Nikolaus Schuetz and Amy N. Mendenhall.

in Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health

May 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health. 12455 words.

Anxiety disorders have the highest prevalence of any group of mental disorders. This chapter primarily focuses on three of these anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder, social...

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