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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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Community Building

Sharon E. Milligan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 3225 words.

This article will cover the history, theory, and empirical and practical knowledge of community building. Social networks and social ties contribute to informal social control, while...

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Community Economic Development

Margaret Sherrard Sherraden and Lisa Reyes Mason.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 4052 words.

Community economic development (CED) is an integrated and community-driven approach to development aimed at generating wealth, capabilities, and empowerment in low-income and low-wealth...

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Community Planning

Elisheva Sadan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 12202 words.

This entry discusses community planning in the context of community social work. Distinctions are made between community planning as a rational comprehensive process of the planning...

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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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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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Elder Abuse

Eloise Rathbone-McCuan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Criminal Justice; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 2972 words.

Elder abuse is now recognized internationally as a social problem among the aging population. Intentional abuse, neglect, and exploitation among caregivers to frail and isolated elderly...

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Environmental Justice

Mary E. Rogge.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2237 words.

The concept of environmental justice gained currency in the public arena during the latter part of the 20th century. It embodies social work's person-in-environment perspective and...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Africa (Sub-Sahara)

Kwaku Osei-Hwedie.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2477 words.

Africa is one of the world's poorest regions and it faces numerous and complex challenges as it strives to achieve its development objectives. The main challenges relate to poverty and its...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Asia

Ngoh Tiong Tan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2843 words.

Asia contains more than 60% of the world’s population and is the fastest growing economic region. However, it faces challenges, including poverty, HIV and AIDS, and human rights concerns....

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Australia and Pacific Islands

Mel Gray and Kylie Agllias.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2147 words.

Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand are among the world's most “livable” countries, despite the increase in relative poverty and the negative effect of past policies on indigenous...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Caribbean

Peta-Anne Baker.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2393 words.

The Caribbean is a multiethnic, multilingual archipelago of island and mainland territories, with similar experiences of European colonialism and modern-day globalization. Inequality poses...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Central America

Maria Julia.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3316 words.

The social, political, and economic features of Central America are summarized and the impact of economic and political processes on the region is highlighted. Predominant global,...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Europe

David N. Jones.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3859 words.

Europe includes not only some of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world but also some of the poorest. Social work as a profession has been well established for...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Middle East and North Africa

John R. Graham and Alean Al-Krenawi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2928 words.

North African and Middle Eastern nations have an 80-year history with social work, based on colonial, imported models of practice. There is some success in localizing social work to...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: North America

Wes Shera.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3355 words.

North America is one of the world's richest regions, and both the United States and Canada are ranked in the top 10 of the United Nations Human Development Index. However, poverty and...

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International Social Work and Social Welfare: South America

Irene Queiro-Tajalli.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 4256 words.

South America, a land of beauty, diversity, and socioeconomic disparity, is going through a profound identity search, redefining the government's role concerning the welfare of its people,...

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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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Migrant Workers

Richard Wolff and Karen Dodge.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 3929 words.

This entry discusses migrant workers in the United States and the unique circumstances and conditions they face. Included in the discussion are social problems faced by migrants with...

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Mutual Aid Societies

Santos H. Hernández.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 2392 words.

Mutual aid associations were established as early as colonial times in this country but gained prominence among the early immigrant populations during the 17th and 18th centuries. They...

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