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HIV/AIDS and People of Color

Michele Rountree and Courtney McElhaney Peebles.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 13393 words.

Communities of color are disproportionately burdened by the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Research has shown that race and ethnicity in the United States are population characteristics that...

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Human Needs: Overview

Michael A. Dover.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 14086 words.

Human need and related concepts such as basic needs have long been part of the implicit conceptual foundation for social work theory, practice, and research. However, while the published...

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Human Needs: Work and Employment

Susan J. Lambert.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Justice and Human Rights. 3408 words.

This entry traces the development of both theory and empirical knowledge on the relationship between work and mental and physical health. Intrinsic job characteristics continue to shape the...

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families and Parenting

Gerald P. Mallon.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Justice and Human Rights. 5133 words.

According to U.S. census data, an estimated 270,313 American children were living in households headed by same-sex couples in 2005, and nearly twice that number had a single lesbian or gay...

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Lesbians: Overview

Lori Messinger and Jennifer Wheeler Brooks.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 6067 words.

This entry provides an overview of research on lesbians in the United States using an overarching framework of oppression and empowerment. Historical and current demographic and cultural...

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Liberation-Based Practice

Rhea Almeida, Diana Melendez and José Miguel Paez.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 11951 words.

The process of decolonizing is a precursor to liberatory transformation and the foundation for the creation of liberation-based practices. Decolonizing strategies call for changing the lens...

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Poverty

Mark R. Rank.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7584 words.

Poverty has been a subject of concern since the beginnings of social work. This entry reviews three key research areas. First, the extent and dynamics of poverty are examined, including the...

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Prison Violence

Kristine Levan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Criminal Justice; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7380 words.

This entry presents an overview of prison violence and how issues such as overcrowding and scarcity of resources may contribute. Exploring both collective and interpersonal levels of...

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Progressive Social Work

Rosemary Barbera, Mary Bricker-Jenkins and Barbara Hunter Randall Joseph.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8918 words.

Since the beginning of the profession, progressive social work has been characterized by a lived commitment to practice dedicated to advancing human rights and social and economic justice....

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Racism

Selena T. Rodgers.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 13918 words.

Racism is pervasive, endemic, and historically rooted in systematic assumptions inherent in superiority based on race and requires the critical attention of all social workers. The National...

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Sexual Harassment

Sondra J. Fogel.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 5712 words.

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination as well as a complex social issue with psychological implications for both those who are harassed and those who perpetrate the harassment....

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Sexual Orientation

William J. Hall.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8674 words.

Sexual orientation is a multidimensional phenomenon involving a person’s sexual attraction, sexual behavior, and sexual orientation identity. Sexual orientation patterns may remain...

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Social Empathy

Elizabeth A. Segal.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8111 words.

This entry defines and explains the concept and trait of social empathy and the relationship to interpersonal empathy. Both concepts are explained using the latest cognitive neuroscience...

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Social Movements

Michael Reisch.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 6054 words.

Since the 19th century, social movements have provided US social work with its intellectual and theoretical foundations and many of its leaders. Social workers were among the founders of...

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Transgender People

M. J. Gilbert.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1947 words.

In this entry, transgender is defined in the context of ethnomethodology and social construction of gender. A history of the role of transgender people in the gay, lesbian, and bisexual...

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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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