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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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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 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 Development in Taiwan

Wan-I Lin.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings. 3509 words.

The United Nations has long promoted community development as a way to improve people’s livelihoods and beautify the environment, and the concept was adopted as the main approach to social...

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Roma Community, Roma Minority

Špela Urh.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 6227 words.

The prevalent discourse about Roma community mainly occurs when the media reports “Roma problems.” Homogeneity, nomadism, and assumed innate characteristics (for example, laziness,...

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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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Queer Communities (Competency and Positionality)

Michael P. Dentato.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 5649 words.

This entry discusses the critical and ongoing need for the expansion of competency related to understanding queer identities and issues related to positionality within queer communities. It...

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Asian Americans: Japanese

Yoosun Park.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Practice Settings. 2270 words.

This overview of the Japanese American community includes a brief history of the community in the United States, an overview of some distinct characteristics of the community, and a review...

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Asian Americans: Koreans

Yoonsun Choi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Practice Settings. 1986 words.

This overview of the Korean immigrant community includes a brief history of immigration and a review of the distinct characteristics that have helped establish a strong and fairly...

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Embedded Foundations

Paula Allen-Meares.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Practice Settings. 9300 words.

A growing subset of hometown and place-based foundations in the United States have adopted an embedded philanthropic approach, in which funders “dig in” and “dig deeper” into the life of...

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Alternative Education

Cynthia Franklin, Linda Webb and Hannah Szlyk.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings. 6224 words.

This article will cover the current best practices in designing and establishing alternative programs for at-risk students and suggest how social workers can assist in program development...

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Multiethnic and Multiracialism

Gina Miranda Samuels.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 10777 words.

Although the year 2000 marked the first time U.S. citizens were allowed to report more than one race in the Census, multiraciality and multiethnicity are certainly not new in the United...

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Native Americans: Practice Interventions

Miriam L. Bearse.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 7641 words.

This entry provides an overview of historical and current demographics, diversity, and cultural expressions of American Indian and Alaskan native communities in the United States. It...

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Adolescents: Practice Interventions

David L. Hussey.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings. 3897 words.

This chapter summarizes literature and research related to advances in direct practice work with adolescents. Social workers are on the forefront of developing and utilizing a variety of...

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Worker Centers

Alice B. Gates.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 5784 words.

This entry describes worker centers as new sites of community practice. Worker centers are community-based organizations focused on the needs of low-wage and immigrant workers. This new...

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Slums and Affordable Housing

Bonnie Young Laing.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 8211 words.

By the year 2035, slums may become the primary living environment for the world’s urban dwellers. This entry explores key definitions, causes, and characteristics of slums in the global...

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Criminal Justice: Corrections

C. Aaron McNeece.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4554 words.

The United States has more than 7 million adults under correctional supervision, with more than 2 million incarcerated. The history and theories behind incarceration are described, along...

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Mutual Financial Aid and Saving Associations (MFASAs) among Asian Americans

Intae Yoon.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity. 7317 words.

Private money clubs or mutual financial aid and saving associations (MFASAs) are commonly identified as one of the contributing factors to high small business ownership rates among Chinese,...

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Response to Intervention in Schools

Michael S. Kelly.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings. 4611 words.

This entry will focus on a model of intervention (the three-tier model often known as “Response to Intervention,” or RTI) that has become infused into school districts around the United...

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Dissemination and Implementation Research

Enola Proctor.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 12017 words.

Implementation research seeks to inform how to deliver evidence-based interventions, programs, and policies in real-world settings so their benefits can be realized and sustained. The...

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Self-Help Groups and Organizations

Steven P. Segal.

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 Practice Settings. 2574 words.

Self-help groups facilitate mutual assistance. They offer a vehicle for people with a common problem to gain support and recognition, obtain information on, advocate on behalf of, address...

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