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Adolescents: Pregnancy

Kathleen A. Rounds and Traci L. Wike.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine. 4124 words.

Although rates of adolescent pregnancy have exhibited a downward trend since 1991, the United States continues to have a significantly higher rate than other industrialized nations....

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Adoption: Intercountry

Karen Smith Rotabi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; International and Global Issues in Social Work. 7960 words.

The practice of intercountry adoption is considered from a historical framework, beginning with World War II to other conflicts and the global dynamics of child circulation for adoption....

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Adoption: Lesbian and Gay Adoptive Parents

Abbie E. Goldberg and April Moyer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Gender and Sexuality. 9363 words.

Adoption by lesbian and gay parents is becomingly increasingly common. This entry presents an overview of the limited research that has focused on lesbian and gay adoptive parents....

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Adoption: Overview

Richard P. Barth.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work. 9131 words.

Adoption of children from foster care and international adoptions have accelerated since 1987. Federal policy changes have markedly increased the termination of parental rights and adoption...

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Adoption: Transracial and Intercountry

Rowena Fong, Ruth McRoy, Amy Griffin and Catherine LaBrenz.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Race and Ethnicity. 9584 words.

A history of transracial and intercountry adoptions in the United States is briefly provided as well as highlights trends, demographics, practices, and policies that have evolved as...

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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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African Americans: Practice Interventions

Sharon E. Moore.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 3463 words.

African Americans number about 35 million or 12% of the U.S. population. Their life expectancy is lower than that of White Americans, and despite the educational gains made since mid-1980s,...

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Aging: Practice Interventions

Lenard W. Kaye.

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; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 2838 words.

Social workers address older adult issues at all levels of service planning, policy-making, and delivery and across a wide range of community and institutional settings. While various...

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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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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Maria Scannapieco and Kirstin R. Painter.

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. 9604 words.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is marked by problems with functioning or development that are related to symptoms of a persistent pattern of inattention and/or...

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Michelle S. Ballan.

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. 15218 words.

This chapter examines the literature on children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders in school-based settings. Reasons for the increasing prevalence rates are explored along with...

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The Beginnings of the Summer Camp Movement

Meryl Nadel.

in Not Just Play

July 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Organizations; Community Development. 6198 words.

“The Beginnings of the Summer Camp Movement” presents the early history of the summer camp as background for understanding the circumstances confronted by the new social work profession...

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Bipolar Disorders

Chris Ahlman.

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. 7926 words.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) does not describe the typical symptoms noted by researchers of pediatric bipolar disorder under bipolar I or...

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Camps for Many Populations

Meryl Nadel.

in Not Just Play

July 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Organizations; Community Development. 7282 words.

“Camps for Many Populations” surveys the variety of camp settings in which social workers serve today. They include general population camps (and their inclusion and camper care programs)...

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Susan J. Wells and Geoff Johnson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work. 4487 words.

The true extent of child abuse and neglect is unknown but reports to state agencies indicate over 3 million reports concerning maltreatment of over 6 million children are made each year....

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Child Care Services

Laura Lein.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2030 words.

Child care services, enabling parents to commit themselves to paid employment while providing a supervised environment for their children, have a long and complex history in the United...

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Child Support

Delanie P. Pope and Joseph Kozakiewicz.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy. 1578 words.

Child support is the legal mechanism requiring parents to share in the economic support of their children. Under the law, parents are obligated to support their children regardless of...

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Community, Group, Group Work

Meryl Nadel.

in Not Just Play

July 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Organizations; Community Development. 5954 words.

“Community, Group, Group Work” continues to explore ideas undergirding social work in summer camps, examining how social science thinking about communities and groups informed both the...

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Couples

Susan C. Harnden.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work. 3733 words.

This entry discusses the evolution of the field of couples counseling from an auxiliary service provided through a variety of professional disciplines to a well-established field defined by...

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Depressive Disorders

Jacqueline Corcoran.

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. 5256 words.

This chapter reviews the literature on depression in youth. Prevalence rates, which increase in the middle and high school years, are discussed, as is the importance of addressing...

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