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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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Bullying in Youth

Jonathan Singer and Karen Slovak.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 8303 words.

Bullying is the most common form of violence in schools and has been shown to disrupt the emotional and social development of both the targets and the perpetrators of bullying (Raskauskas &...

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Client Violence

Christina E. Newhill.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3341 words.

Client violence and workplace safety are relevant issues for all social workers across practice settings. This entry addresses why and how social workers may be targets for a client's...

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Community Healing and Reconciliation

Joshua Kirven and George Jacinto.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health. 11144 words.

Community healing and reconciliation have been a focus of many nations in response to civil war, genocide, and other conflicts. There have been increasing numbers of high-profile murders of...

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Early Brain Development for Social Work Practice

Terri Combs-Orme.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health. 12601 words.

Development of the brain in the first 3 years of life is genetically programmed but occurs in response to environmental stimuli. The brain is organized “from the bottom up,” that is, from...

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Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence

Larry W. Bennett and Oliver J. Williams.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings. 10413 words.

Perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV) use coercive actions toward intimate or formerly intimate partners, including emotional abuse, stalking, threats, physical violence, or rape....

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Primary Prevention

Martin Bloom.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health. 8095 words.

Primary prevention involves coordinated efforts to prevent predictable problems, to protect existing states of health and healthy functioning, and to promote desired goals for individuals...

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Social Work and Coercion

Tomi Gomory and Daniel Dunleavy.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 12703 words.

Social work is perhaps most distinctive for its clear and outspoken commitment toward improving the well-being of society’s vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, while still emphasizing the...

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Stress Effects on Health

Paula S. Nurius and Charles P. Hoy-Ellis.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health. 9481 words.

Evolving understandings of stress have literally transformed how we think about health as contextualized within complex and multilevel transactions between individuals and their...

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Violence

Sheara A. Williams.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Justice and Human Rights. 3651 words.

Violence is a serious social issue that affects millions of individuals, families, and communities every year. It transcends across racial, age, gender, and socioeconomic groups, and is...

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