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Affordable Care Act

Stephen H. Gorin, Julie S. Darnell and Heidi L. Allen.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 7707 words.

This entry describes the development and key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which instituted a major overhaul of the U.S. health system, much of which...

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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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Asset Building Toward Inclusive Policy

Michael Sherraden, Lissa Johnson, Margaret M. Clancy, Sondra G. Beverly, Margaret Sherrard Sherraden, Mark Schreiner, William Elliot, Trina R. Williams Shanks, Deborah Adams, Jami Curley, Jin Huang, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Yunju Nam, Min Zhan and Chang-Keun Han.

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; Poverty; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 6474 words.

Since 1991, a new policy discussion has arisen in the United States and other countries, focusing on building assets as a complement to traditional social policy based on income. In fact,...

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Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Immigrants in the United States

Miriam Potocky and Mitra Naseh.

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; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2857 words.

This article presents introductory information on asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants in the United States, including distinctions among them, major regions of origin, demographic, and...

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Capacity Development and Building

DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 11952 words.

As a profession, social workers must understand and work well within the realms of capacity development. This understanding is important because it provides a foundation for working at the...

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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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Child Labor

Usha Nayar, Priya Nayar and Nidhi Mishra.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 11546 words.

The paper presents a global scenario of child labor by placing the issue in a historical context as well as comparing current work in the field. It specifically explains the psychosocial,...

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Citizen Participation

Donna Hardina.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1910 words.

Citizen participation is a process through which people served by government and nonprofit organizations can provide input about how these services are offered. Citizen participation is...

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Collaborative Practice for Cross-Boundary Collective Impact

Hal A. Lawson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice. 5673 words.

Social workers are uniquely prepared to benefit from and provide cross-boundary leadership for several kinds of collaborative practice. Examples include teamwork, new practice relationships...

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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 Development

Alice K. Johnson Butterfield and Benson Chisanga.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice. 4649 words.

Community development is a planned approach to improving the standard of living and well-being of disadvantaged populations in the United States and internationally. An overview of...

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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 Needs Assessment

Elizabeth A. Mulroy.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice. 1754 words.

Current approaches to community needs assessments should reflect the changing nature of communities themselves and new thinking relative to their assessment. First, geographically bounded...

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Community Organization

Jacqueline Mondros and Lee Staples.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9429 words.

The authors review the history of community organization, both within and outside social work, describe the various sociological and social psychological theories that inform organizing...

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Community: Overview

Calvin L. Streeter.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice. 6406 words.

One of the hallmarks of social work is its recognition that people grow and mature in a social context. Communities are one of the many social systems that touch people's lives and shape...

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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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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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Community Violence

Neil B. Guterman and Muhammad Haj-Yahia.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice. 3319 words.

Community violence represents a widespread concern receiving increasing attention by social workers. This article considers the problem of community violence and our present understanding...

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Community-Based Participatory Research

Tracey Marie Barnett.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 3609 words.

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) embraces a partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members, organizational representatives, social workers, and...

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Congressional Social Work Caucus

Charles E. Lewis.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 5042 words.

The Congressional Social Work Caucus is a bicameral authorized Congressional Member Organization (CMO) founded by former Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns In November 2010 during the 110th...

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