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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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Bisexuality

Laura S. Abrams.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 1118 words.

This entry explores past and present social-scientific lenses concerning bisexuality. The author traces the rise of a bisexual movement in the 1970s to present times. The entry concludes by...

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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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Congregational Social Work

Gaynor Yancey and Diana R. Garland.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Sociology of Religion. 9264 words.

The social work profession has deep roots in religious practices and organizations. Congregations have served as viable contexts for social work practice from the very beginnings of the...

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Domestic Violence in the LGBT Community

Betty Jo Barrett.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 16847 words.

Since the mid 1980s, a growing body of theoretical and empirical literature has examined the existence of intimate partner violence (IPV) in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...

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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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Ecological Framework

Alex Gitterman, Carel B. Germain and Carolyn Knight.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Race and Ethnicity. 5574 words.

Ecological concepts and principles enable social workers to keep a simultaneous focus on people and their environments and their reciprocal relationships, not only in direct practice with...

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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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Foundations and Future Directions for Social Work Leadership

Darlyne Bailey, Kimberly B. Bonner, Katrina M. Uhly and Jessica Schaffner Wilen.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 6357 words.

The concept of leadership has evolved from focusing on innate abilities, to learned skills, to understanding that leadership is composed of both skills and abilities. Recently, theorists...

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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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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: 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: Health

Toba Schwaber Kerson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 2056 words.

Health is a need, a basic requirement for life. Needs can become rights when bodies of people, usually governments or organizations such as the World Health Organization sanction them....

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Human Needs: Religion and Spirituality

Edward R. Canda.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Sociology of Religion. 4671 words.

This entry provides a brief introduction to social work's approach to spirituality and religion, focusing on definitions, history, current practices, ethical and human-diversity issues,...

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Human Sexuality

Laina Y. Bay-Cheng.

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; Race and Ethnicity. 4215 words.

This entry defines sexuality and identifies dominant explanatory models. In doing so, the entry outlines the central debate regarding the relative contributions of biology and social...

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Intersectionality and Social Work

Ann Marie Yamada, Lisa Marie Werkmeister Rozas and Bronwyn Cross-Denny.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 6658 words.

Intersectionality refers to the intersection of identities that shape an individual’s standing in society. The combining of identities produces distinct life experiences, in part depending...

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Islamophobia

Altaf Husain.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of Religion. 4700 words.

Islamophobia is not a new term but it has become commonly used in the United States following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This entry provides an overview of the demographics of the Muslim...

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Leadership and Leadership Development

James Woolever and James Kelly.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9795 words.

The study of leadership has a long history in disciplines outside of social work. Theorists have struggled with a myriad of definitions of leadership, as well as trait, behavioral, and...

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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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