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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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African Americans: Immigrants of African Origin

Fariyal Ross-Sheriff and Tamarah Moss-Knight.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 4504 words.

The number and percentage of immigrants and refugees from Africa to the United States have increased substantially since the mid-1990s. Though still a relatively small percentage of the...

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Arab Americans

Kristine J. Ajrouch.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 1546 words.

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Asset Building Toward Inclusive Policy

Michael Sherraden, Lissa Johnson, Margaret M. Clancy, Sondra G. Beverly, Margaret Sherrard Sherraden, Mark Schreiner, William Elliot, Trina R. Williams Shanks, Deborah Adams, Jami Curley, Jin Huang, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Yunju Nam, Min Zhan and Chang-Keun Han.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

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. 6474 words.

Since 1991, a new policy discussion has arisen in the United States and other countries, focusing on building assets as a complement to traditional social policy based on income. In fact,...

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Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Immigrants in the United States

Miriam Potocky and Mitra Naseh.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2857 words.

This article presents introductory information on asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants in the United States, including distinctions among them, major regions of origin, demographic, and...

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Capacity Development and Building

DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 11952 words.

As a profession, social workers must understand and work well within the realms of capacity development. This understanding is important because it provides a foundation for working at the...

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Charitable Foundations

Helmut K. Anheier and Marcus Lam.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2103 words.

Foundations are private institutions for public benefit. With a long history that reaches back to antiquity, foundations are experiencing a renaissance and increased attention paid to them...

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Child Labor

Usha Nayar, Priya Nayar and Nidhi Mishra.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 11546 words.

The paper presents a global scenario of child labor by placing the issue in a historical context as well as comparing current work in the field. It specifically explains the psychosocial,...

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Children and Armed Conflict

Susan Mapp.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Criminal Justice; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 9538 words.

The United Nations has defined six grave violations that occur in war that impact children: killing or maiming of children, recruitment or use of children as soldiers, sexual violence...

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Community Development in Taiwan

Wan-I Lin.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings. 3509 words.

The United Nations has long promoted community development as a way to improve people’s livelihoods and beautify the environment, and the concept was adopted as the main approach to social...

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Disasters

David F. Gillespie.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4242 words.

Disasters are a form of collective stress posing an unavoidable threat to people around the world. Disaster losses result from interactions among the natural, social, and built...

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Displaced People

Eileen A. Dombo and Frederick L. Ahearn.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work. 2091 words.

Internally displaced people (IDPs)—those involuntarily uprooted but remaining within their nation's borders—now greatly outnumber refugees, who are similarly uprooted but in their search...

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Ecological Social Work

Uschi Bay.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity. 7255 words.

Ecological social work requires a shift in thinking for social workers because it does not place humans at the center of its concerns. Rather ecological social work puts the...

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Environmental Justice

Mary E. Rogge.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2237 words.

The concept of environmental justice gained currency in the public arena during the latter part of the 20th century. It embodies social work's person-in-environment perspective and...

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Female Genital Mutilation

Fariyal Ross-Sheriff and Evalyne Kerubo Orwenyo.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; International and Global Issues in Social Work. 5746 words.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been portrayed in the literature as an inhumane practice and a form of human rights abuse. Young women and girls who undergo FGM are subjected to the...

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Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development

Rory Truell and David N. Jones.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 6147 words.

The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development (“the Agenda”) has been developed and promoted jointly by the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the...

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Global Community Practice for the Global Agenda

Manohar Pawar and Marie Weil.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 9200 words.

This article presents an integrated perspective and framework for global practice towards achieving the Global Agenda. First, it presents the origin and current understanding of the Global...

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Global Gender Inequality

Melissa B. Littlefield, Denise McLane-Davison and Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; International and Global Issues in Social Work. 5764 words.

Mechanisms of oppression that serve to subordinate the strengths, knowledge, experiences, and needs of women in families, communities, and societies to those of men are at the root of...

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Global Health

Jessica Euna Lee.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy. 11933 words.

Within its 150-year history, public health has grown from a focus on local communities to include countrywide, then international, and now global perspectives. Drawing upon the United...

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Globalization

Shanti K. Khinduka.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2757 words.

Globalization is the key social, economic, political, and cultural process of our time. This entry defines globalization, summarizes its complex and contradictory correlates and...

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