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“A Nice Social Tea Party”

Joyce M. Bell.

in The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

June 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 7289 words.

This chapter recounts the history of the service/activism tension in the social work profession. It examines the debates within social work organizations during the advent of the civil...

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Achieve Equal Opportunity and Justice

Rocío Calvo, Martell Teasley, Jeremy Goldbach, Ruth McRoy and Yolanda C. Padilla.

in Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society

February 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 7293 words.

In the United States, some groups of people have long been consigned to society’s margins. Historic and current prejudice and injustice bars access to success in education and employment....

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Activation and Reform in the United States

Theresa Anderson, Katharine Kairys and Michael Wiseman.

in Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 16082 words.

The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act promoted “work over welfare” and introduced work requirements for adult recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy...

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Activation for All

Julia Griggs, Andrew Hammond and Robert Walker.

in Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 11371 words.

This chapter shows that activation of Jobseeker’s Allowance recipients in the United Kingdom evolved along three complementary lines. First, there was a strengthening of work-related...

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Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

Edited by Ivar Lodemel and Amilcar Moreira.

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 384 pages.

In last decade of the 20th century, in both the United States and Europe, there was a move toward the introduction/strengthening of activation requirements as an eligibility condition to...

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Active labour market policies for an inclusive growth

Giuliano Bonoli.

in Reframing Global Social Policy

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 6894 words.

Growth which benefits everyone and to which everyone contributes has major implications for pure passive, redistributive policies which do not really result in “contribution to growth”...

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Addressing food poverty in the UK

Sarah Greenwood.

in Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

September 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 5077 words.

The foodbank network The Trussell Trust does not only give emergency food supplies, but also offers emotional support and a growing range of practical projects via the More Than Food progra...

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Addressing the Challenges of Children and Young People’s Participation

E. Kay M. Tisdall.

in International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation

May 2015; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy. 9934 words.

As children and young people’s participation has gained hold in policy and practice rhetoric, its translation into reality has led to dilemmas and challenges in practice. These include...

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Adjusting to a World in Motion

Edited by Douglas J. Besharov and Mark H. Lopez.

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 440 pages.

International migration has reached new heights since the 1960s. Altogether, some 215 million people live in countries other than their countries of birth, and according to surveys, another...

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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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Advance Care Planning

Meredith Stensland, Sara Sanders and Marla Berg-Weger.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Policy and Advocacy. 7642 words.

Advance care planning (ACP) is the process of determining and documenting desired wishes for the end of one’s life. Referred to by such terms as end-of-life planning, advance...

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Advance Long and Productive Lives

Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ernest Gonzales, Jacquelyn B. James, Christina Matz-Costa and Michelle Putnam.

in Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society

February 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 8721 words.

Increased automation and longevity demand new thinking by employers and employees regarding productivity. Young people are increasingly disconnected from education or work and the labor...

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Advocacy

Robert L. Schneider, Lori Lester and Julia Ochieng.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4220 words.

Social work advocacy is “the exclusive and mutual representation of a client(s) or a cause in a forum, attempting to systematically influence decision-making in an unjust or unresponsive...

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Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and the Inclusive Communities Project Case

Philip D. Tegeler.

in Facing Segregation

January 2019; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Organizations. 6198 words.

The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) provisions of the 1968 Fair Housing Act require affirmative steps by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and its...

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Affordable Care Act

Stephen H. Gorin, Julie S. Darnell and Heidi L. Allen.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 7707 words.

This entry describes the development and key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which instituted a major overhaul of the U.S. health system, much of which...

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The Affordable Care Act and Low-Wage Workers

Timothy D. McBride.

in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

April 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 4513 words.

Policymakers designed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) to address the lack of access to affordable health insurance, a problem plaguing the United States for decades....

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African American Social Welfare History

Iris Carlton-LaNey.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7450 words.

This article discusses the African American social welfare system that began to develop during the early 20th century. This social welfare system, designed by African Americans to serve...

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African Americans: Overview

Larry E. Davis, John M. Wallace and Trina R. Williams Shanks.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8081 words.

African Americans have been a part of the nation's history for nearly four hundred years. Although their history includes the forced imposition of chattel slavery, the strict enforcement of...

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Ageism in the Workplace

Patricia Brownell.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 9419 words.

Older workers make important contributions to the workplace, its productivity, and its culture. Work remains important for older adults for financial security, to give meaning to later...

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Aging: Overview

Nancy R. Hooyman and Amanda Barusch.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 8772 words.

The rapidly growing older population is more heterogeneous than any other age group. Although many face vulnerabilities and inequities as they age, most are resilient. This entry explores...

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