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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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Asian Americans: South Asians

Brij Mohan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 1771 words.

This entry briefly profiles the dynamic fusion, fluidity, and future of South Asians in America. While Diaspora India is emblematic of immigrant culture as a whole, South Asian duality...

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Contexts/Settings: Corporate Settings

David Stoesz.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings. 1494 words.

Human service corporations provide opportunities that social workers are just beginning to recognize. Although the commercial provision of services has negative features, expansion of the...

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Family Services

Katharine Briar-Lawson and Toni Naccarato.

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; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 5443 words.

Over the decades, family services have been one of the overarching features of social work practice, education, and research. Efficacy studies help to reinforce the focus on serving...

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Health Disparities

Valire Carr Copeland and Sandra Wexler.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 11296 words.

Despite technological advances and changes in healthcare delivery, some groups in the United States continue to have better health-related outcomes than others. This article discusses...

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Homelessness

Yin-Ling Irene Wong.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 4580 words.

This entry provides an overview of contemporary homelessness as a major social problem in the United States, focusing on the definition of homelessness and its prevalence, as well as on the...

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Human Needs: Family

Ruth Paris and Ellen R. DeVoe.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 3747 words.

In this entry we address the primary purpose of family in supporting the growth and development of individual members throughout the life course. Life cycle and attachment theories inform...

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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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Multiculturalism

Eun-Kyoung Othelia Lee and Ruth McRoy.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 5490 words.

This entry defines the concept of multiculturalism and explains, from a historical and contemporary perspective, its evolution and significance in social work. The relationship between...

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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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School Climate

Laura M. Hopson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 6832 words.

School climate has received increasing attention from researchers and policy makers during the past two decades, as research points to its impact on student behavior and academic...

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School Violence

Ron Avi Astor, Rami Benbenishty and Joey Nuñez Estrada.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 4521 words.

Research suggests that school violence victims may experience physical harm; psychological trauma, such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self-esteem, poor academic outcomes, low...

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Self-Help Groups and Organizations

Steven P. Segal.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 2574 words.

Self-help groups facilitate mutual assistance. They offer a vehicle for people with a common problem to gain support and recognition, obtain information on, advocate on behalf of, address...

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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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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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