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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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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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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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