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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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Adolescent Populations: An Overview of Issues and Social Problems

Todd Michael Franke and Diane de Anda.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings. 7641 words.

This entry begins with a presentation of demographic data from the U.S. Census 2010 on the adolescent population 12 to 19 years by age, gender, and ethnicity. A summary of the information...

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Adolescents: Practice Interventions

David L. Hussey.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings. 3897 words.

This chapter summarizes literature and research related to advances in direct practice work with adolescents. Social workers are on the forefront of developing and utilizing a variety of...

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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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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: 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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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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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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Afrocentric Social Work

Colita Nichols Fairfax.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9712 words.

Afrocentric social work is a concept and praxis approach applicable in environmental and global settings where people of African descent are located. Using concept analysis as a...

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Ageism and Retirement

Lynn McDonald.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Care of the Elderly; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9366 words.

Retirement is a modest social institution that appeared in most industrialized nations near the start of the 20th century. The aim of retirement was to solve the societal dilemma of an...

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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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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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Aging: Public Policy

Jeanette C. Takamura.

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; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 4109 words.

Public policy advances in the field of aging in the United States have lagged compared to the growth of the older adult population. Policy adjustments have been driven by ideological...

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Aging: Racial and Ethnic Groups

Daniel S. Gardner and Caroline Rosenthal Gelman.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 4175 words.

Minority and immigrant elders constitute a greater proportion of the population than ever before and are the fastest growing segment of the older population. Within these racial and ethnic...

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Alaska Natives

Sarah (Hicks) Kastelic.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 1415 words.

Alaska Natives represent less than 1% of the U.S. population but reside in more than 229 Native villages and account for 40% of federally recognized tribes. Most Alaska Native communities...

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Alternative Education

Cynthia Franklin, Linda Webb and Hannah Szlyk.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings. 6224 words.

This article will cover the current best practices in designing and establishing alternative programs for at-risk students and suggest how social workers can assist in program development...

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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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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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Asian Americans: Chinese

Yuhwa Eva Lu.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Practice Settings. 2137 words.

Chinese Americans were the first group of immigrants from Asia who came to the United States in the mid-19th century. A second wave of immigrants came following the Immigrant Act of 1965....

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