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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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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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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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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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Continuing Education

Kimberly Strom-Gottfried.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1528 words.

Continuing education (CE) refers to an array of opportunities by which professionals can augment existing knowledge and skills. CE is essential for professional competence, career...

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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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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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Fundraising for Human-Services Nonprofits

Kirsten A. Grønbjerg.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3175 words.

Of the 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations registered with the IRS as of March 2012, about one-fourth are human service nonprofits, including some 254,100 charities with about $134.5...

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Global Community Practice for the Global Agenda

Manohar Pawar and Marie Weil.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 9200 words.

This article presents an integrated perspective and framework for global practice towards achieving the Global Agenda. First, it presents the origin and current understanding of the Global...

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Health Care Financing

Candyce S. Berger.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice. 5240 words.

The U.S. health care system is a pluralistic, market-based approach that incorporates various public and private payers and providers. Passage of Medicare and Medicaid, combined with rapid...

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Health Care Reform

Stephen H. Gorin and Terry Mizrahi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 6543 words.

This entry presents an overview of national health-care reform in the United States, from its introduction into the public policy agenda at the turn of the 20th century through policy...

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Human Rights and Social Work in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Obie Clayton and June Gary Hopps.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 6914 words.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) affirms a social worker’s responsibility to social change and social justice on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed peoples (NASW, 2008)....

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Interdisciplinarity

David P. Moxley.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2655 words.

Interdisciplinarity links social work to other disciplines within complex domains of practice. Contrasted with multidisciplinary practice, in which social workers practice alongside other...

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International Social Welfare: Organizations and Activities

Doreen Elliott.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1725 words.

The major international governmental and nongovernmental organizations and their activities are discussed with reference to their global co-coordinating, advocacy, service, and research...

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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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