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Afrocentric Social Work

Colita Nichols Fairfax.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9712 words.

Afrocentric social work is a concept and praxis approach applicable in environmental and global settings where people of African descent are located. Using concept analysis as a...

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Chaos Theory and Complexity Theory

Keith Warren.

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 Macro Practice; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 4621 words.

Chaos theory and complexity theory, collectively known as nonlinear dynamics or dynamical systems theory, provide a mathematical framework for thinking about change over time. Chaos theory...

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Community: Practice Interventions

Dorothy N. Gamble and Marie Weil.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice. 12715 words.

Major social changes resulting from globalization, the increase in multicultural societies, and growing concerns for human rights, especially for women and girls, will affect all community...

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Digital Technology in Social Work

Frederic G. Reamer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 8052 words.

Digital, online, and other electronic technology has transformed the nature of social work practice and education. Contemporary social workers can provide services to clients by using...

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Disasters

David F. Gillespie.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4242 words.

Disasters are a form of collective stress posing an unavoidable threat to people around the world. Disaster losses result from interactions among the natural, social, and built...

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Feminist Social Work Practice

Cheryl A. Hyde.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Social Work Macro Practice; Race and Ethnicity. 3230 words.

Feminist social work practice is based on principles derived from the political and social analyses of the women's movement. As a practice approach, feminism emphasizes gendered analyses...

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Housing

Tracy M. Soska.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7397 words.

Housing, especially homeownership and affordable housing, remains essential to the American Dream but also among our most challenging social issues, particularly given the collapse of the...

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International Volunteer Service

Benjamin J. Lough.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7512 words.

This entry provides a brief historical overview of international volunteer service, along with changes to traditional forms of international service. It presents a general typology for...

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Life Span: Older Adulthood/Seniors (From Ages 60 to 75)

Nancy P. Kropf.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings. 4029 words.

Although the terms older adult and senior citizen are commonly defined as individuals 60 years and above, later adulthood contains various life-course phases and developmental periods. The...

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Management: Human Resources

Michàlle E. Mor Barak and Dnika Jones Travis.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 5448 words.

Social work organizations depend on a well-trained and responsive workforce to provide quality services. Human resource management (HRM) refers to the design of formal systems that ensure...

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Men: Practice Interventions

Robert Blundo.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 3861 words.

A consistent theme for the majority of men in the United States remains the code of manhood. Men are expected by society to be stoic in the face of danger and to play out, in all aspects of...

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Psychoeducation

Joseph Walsh.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice. 2359 words.

Psychoeducation, which describes a range of direct interventions that are focused on participants' education, support, and coping skills development, has become extremely popular in social...

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Social Media

Maria Rodriguez and Jama Shelton.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 6669 words.

Social media are defined as applications and websites that allow users to share content, usually of their own making. Social media users include individuals and organizations across a broad...

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Task-Centered Practice

Michael S. Kelly.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 2035 words.

Task-centered practice is a social work technology designed to help clients and practitioners collaborate on specific, measurable, and achievable goals. It is designed to be brief...

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Urban Practice

Melvin Delgado.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 2394 words.

Social work practice is best understood and practiced when taking into account the local context. The urban context of social work practice may share much with suburban and rural contexts...

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