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Encyclopedia of Social Work

20th Edition

A

Abortion
Adolescents
  Overview
  Demographics and Social Issues
  Practice Interventions
  Pregnancy
Adoption
Adult Day Care
Adult Protective Services
Adults
  Overview
  Group Care
Advocacy
African Americans
  Overview
  Immigrants of African Origin
  Practice Interventions
Agency-Based Research
Aging
  Overview
  Practice Interventions
  Racial and Ethnic Groups
  Services
Alaska Natives
Alcohol and Drug Problems
  Overview
  Law Enforcement and Legal
  Policy
  Practice Interventions
  Prevention
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias
Arab Americans
Asian Americans
  Overview
  Practice Interventions
  Chinese
  Japanese
  Koreans
  South Asians
  Southeast Asians
Assessment
Asset Building
Authoritative Settings and Involuntary Clients

B

Baccalaureate Social Workers
Behavioral Theory
Bereavement Practice
Best Practices
Bioethics
Bisexuality
Blindness and Visual Impairment
Brief Therapies

C

Caribbean Americans
Case Management
Chaos Theory and Complexity Theory
Charitable Foundations
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Care Services
Children
  Overview
  Practice Interventions
  Group Care
  Health Care
Children’s Rights
Child Support
Child Welfare
  Overview
  History and Policy Framework
Christian Social Services
Chronic Illness
Citizen Participation
Civic Engagement
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Civil Society
Client Violence
Clinical Social Work
Codes of Ethics
Cognition and Social Cognitive Theory
Cognitive Therapy
Collaborative Practice
Community
  Overview
  Practice Interventions
Community-Based Participatory Research
Community Building
Community Development
Community Economic Development
Community Needs Assessment
Community Organization
Community Violence
Comorbidity
Compulsive Behaviors
Confidentiality and Privileged
Communication
Conflict Resolution
Consultation
Consumer Rights
Contexts/Settings
Agency and Organization in
Non-Profit Settings
Corporate Settings
Faith-Based Settings
Interorganizational Contexts
Private/Independent Practice
Settings
Continuing Education
Contracting Out of Social Services
Council on Social Work Education
Couples
Crime and Criminal Behavior
Criminal Justice
Overview
Criminal Courts
Corrections
Crisis Interventions
Cultural Competence
Cultural Institutions and the Arts
Culturally Competent Practice

D

Deafness and Hardness of Hearing
Deinstitutionalization
Demographics
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
Mental Disorders
Direct Practice
Disability
Overview
Neurocognitive Disabilities
Physical Disabilities
Psychiatric Disabilities
Disasters
Disparities and Inequalities
Displaced People
Divorce
Dual Degree Programs

E

Earned Income Tax Credit
Eating Disorders
Ecological Framework
Economics and Social Welfare
Education Policy
Elder Abuse
Employee Assistance Programs
Employment and Unemployment
Empowerment Practice
End-of-Life Decisions
Environment
Environmental Justice
Epistemology
Ethics and Values
Ethics in Research
Evidence-Based Practice
Experimental and
Quasi-Experimental Design

F

Faith-Based Agencies and Social
Work
Family
Overview
Practice Interventions
Family Caregiving
Family Life Education
Family Preservation and Home-Based
Services
Family Services
Family Therapy
Feminist Social Work Practice
Forensic Social Work
Foster Care
Fundraising

G

Gay Families and Parenting
Gay Men
Overview
Practice Interventions
Generalist and Advanced Generalist
Practice
Genetics
Gestalt Therapy
Globalization
Group Dynamics
Groups
Group Work

H

Haitian Americans
Harm Reduction
Hate Crimes
Health Care
Overview
Practice Interventions
Health Care Financing
Health Care Reform
Health Care Social Work
Historiography
HIV/AIDS
Overview
Practice Interventions
Children
Home-based Interventions
Homelessness
Hospice
Housing
Humanistic Therapies
Human Needs
Overview
Family
Health
Religion and Spirituality
Work and Employment
Human-Other Animal Bond
Human Rights
Human Sexuality
Hunger, Nutrition, and Food
Programs

I

Immigrants and Refugees
Immigration Policy
Income Distribution
Income Security
Interdisciplinarity
International Association of Schools
of Social Work (IASSW)
International Federation of Social
Workers (IFSW)
International Social Welfare
Overview
Organizations and Activities
International Social Work
Overview
Education
International Social Work and Social
Welfare
Africa (Sub-Sahara)
Asia
Australia and Pacific Islands
Caribbean
Central America
Europe
Middle East and North Africa
North America
South America
Interorganizational Practice
Interventions
Interprofessional and Partnered
Practice
Intervention Research
Interviewing
Intimate Partner Violence

J

Jewish Communal Services
Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile Justice
Overview
Juvenile and Family Courts

L

Latinos and Latinas
Overview
Practice Interventions
Cubans
Mexicans
Puerto Ricans
Leadership
Legal System
Lesbians
Overview
Practice Interventions
Licensing
Life Span
Overview
Development and Infancy (Birth
to Age Three)
Early Childhood and Pre-School
Childhood and Latency
Young Adulthood
Parenting
Older Adulthood/Seniors
(‘‘Young Old’’)
Oldest Senior/Aged-Late (‘‘Old
Old’’)
Long-Term Care

M

Macro Social Work Practice
Managed Care
Management
Overview
Practice Interventions
Financial
Human Resources
Quality Assurance
Volunteers
Marriage and Domestic Partners
Maternal and Child Health
Media Campaigns
Medicaid and Medicare
Medical Illness
Men
Overview
Practice Interventions
Health and Mental Health Care
Mental Health
Overview
Practice Interventions
Mental Illness
Adults
Children
Service System
Meta-analysis
Methods of Practice Interventions
Migrant Workers
Military Social Work
Motivational Interviewing
Multiculturalism
Muslim Social Services
Mutual Aid Societies

N

Narratives
National Association of Social
Workers
Native Americans
Overview
Practice Interventions
Native Hawaiians and Pacific
Islanders

O

Occupational Social Work
Oncology Social Work
Oppression
Organizational Development and
Change
Organizational Learning
Organizations and Associations
Organizations and Governance

P

Pain
Palliative Care
Peace
Pension and Retirement Programs
Person-in-Environment
Philanthropy
Police Social Work
Policy Practice
Political Ideology and Social Welfare
Political Interventions
Political Process
Political Social Work
Poverty
Practice Interventions and Research
Prevention
Primary Health Care
Privatization
Privilege
Probation and Parole
Professional Conduct
Professional Impairment
Professional Liability and Malpractice
Program Evaluation
Progressive Social Work
Prostitution
Psychoanalysis
Psychodrama
Psychoeducation
Psychometrics
Psychosocial and Psychiatric
Rehabilitation
Psychosocial Framework
Psychotropic Medications
Public Health

Q

Qualitative Research
Quality of Care
Quantitative Research

R

Recording
Rehabilitation
Reproductive Health
Research
Overview
History of Research
Resilience
Restorative Justice
Retirement
Rural Practice

S

Scales and Indices
School Social Work
School Violence
Self-Help Groups
Settlements and Neighborhood
Centers
Sexual Assault
Sexual Harassment
Single Parents
Single-System Designs
Social Capital
Social Development
Social Impact Assessment
Social Justice
Social Movements
Social Planning
Social Policy
Overview
History (Colonial Times to 1900)
History (1900-1950)
History (1950-1980)
History (1980 to Present)
Social Problems
Social Security Program
Social Services
Social Welfare Expenditures
Social Work Education
Overview
Doctoral
Electronic Technologies
Field Work
Human Behavior & Social
Environment
Multiculturalism
Research
Social Welfare Policy
Social Work Practice
History and Evolution
Theoretical Base
Social Work Profession
Overview
History
Workforce
Strategic Planning
Strengths-Based Framework
Strengths Perspective
Suicide
Supervision
Supplemental Security Income
Survey Research

T

Task-Centered Practice
Teams
Technology
Overview
Technology in Macro Practice
Technology in Micro Practice
Technology in Social Work
Education
Tools and Applications of
Technology
Technology Transfer
Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families
Terminal Illness
Termination
Terrorism
Transgender People
Trauma

U

Unemployment Insurance
Unions
Urban Practice

V

Veteran Services
Victim Services
Violence
Vocational Services
Voluntarism
Voter Education

W

White Ethnic Groups
Women
Overview
Practice Interventions
Health Care
Workers’ Compensation

Y

Youth at Risk
Youth Services

Appendixes

Ethical Standards in Social Work:
The NASW Code of Ethics
Evolution of Selected Organizations
Distinctive Dates in Social Welfare
History
NASW Standards for Cultural
Competence in Social Work
Practice

Biographies

A

Abbott, Edith
Abbott, Grace
Abernathy, Ralph David
Adams, Frankie Victoria
Addams, Jane
Alexander, Chauncey A.
Altmeyer, Arthur J.
Anderson, Delwin

B

Baldwin, Roger Nash
Barrett, Janie Porter
Bartlett, Harriett M.
Barton, Clarissa (Clara) Harlowe
Bechill, William
Beck, Bertram
Beers, Clifford Whittingham
Berry, Margaret
Bethune, Mary McLeod
Beveridge, Lord William
Blackey, Eileen
Bogardus, Emory
Brace, Charles Loring
Brager, George
Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston
Briar, Scott
Brockway, Zebulon Reed
Bruno, Frank John
Buell, Bradley
Burns, Eveline Mabel

C

Cabot, Richard Clarke
Cannon, Ida Maud
Cannon, Mary Antoinette
Carlton, Thomas Owen
Carter, Genevieve
Cassidy, Harry
Cassidy, Helen
Chavez, Cesar
Cloward, Richard
Cohen, Wilbur
Coyle, Grace Longwell

D

Davis, Liane V.
Day, Dorothy
De Forest, Robert Weeks
Devine, Edward Thomas
Dix, Dorothea Lynde
Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt
Dunham, Arthur
Dybwad, Rosemary Ferguson

E

Egypt, Ophelia Settle
Eliot, Martha May
Epstein, Abraham
Epstein, Laura

F

Fauri, Fedele Frederick
Federico, Ronald Charles
Fernandis, Sarah A. Collins
Fizdale, Ruth
Flexner, Abraham
Folks, Homer
Follett, Mary Parker
Frankel, Lee Kaufer
Frazier, Edward Franklin

G

Galarza, Ernesto
Gallaudet, Edward Miner
Gallaudet, Thomas
Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins
Garrett, Annette Marie
Germain, Carel Bailey
Gibelman, Margaret
Ginsburg, Mitchell I.
Gonzalez Molina de la Caro, Dolores
Gottlieb, Naomi R.
Granger, Lester Blackwell
Gurin, Arnold
Gurin, Helen
Gurteen, Stephen Humphreys

H

Hale, Clara
Hall, Helen
Hamilton, Gordon
Haynes, Elizabeth Ross
Haynes, George Edmund
Hearn, Gordon
Hoey, Jane M.
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd
Howard, Donald S.
Howard, Oliver Otis
Howe, Samuel Gridley
Huantes, Margarita R.
Hudson, Walter W.

J

Jarrett, Mary Cromwell
Johnson, Campbell Carrington
Jones, Mary Harris, ‘‘Mother’’

K

Keith-Lucas, Alan
Kelley, Florence
Kellogg, Paul Underwood
Kenworthy, Marion Edwena
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Kingsbury, Susan Myra
Kitano, Harry
Konopka, Gisela
Kuralt, Wallace H., Sr.

L

Lassalle, Beatriz
Lathrop, Julia Clifford
Leashore, Bogart
Lee, Porter Raymond
Lenroot, Katharine Fredrica
Levy, Charles
Lewis, Harold
Lindeman, Eduard Christian
Lindsay, Inabel Burns
Lodge, Richard
Loeb, Martin B.
Love, Maria Maltby
Lowell, Josephine Shaw
Lowy, Louis
Lucas, Elizabeth Jessemine
Kauikeolani Low
Lurie, Harry Lawrence

M

Mahaffrey, Maryann
Manning, Leah Katherine Hicks
Mari´n, Rosa C.
Marshall, Thurgood
Matthews, Victoria Earle
Mayo, Leonard Withington
Meyer, Carol H.
Miller, Samuel O.
Minahan, Anne
Morris, Robert

N

Naparstek, Arthur
Newstetter, Wilber I.
Northern, Helen

P

Pagan de Colon, Petroamerica
Perkins, Frances
Perlman, Helen Harris
Pernell, Ruby
Pray, Kenneth

R

Rankin, Jeannette
Rapoport, Lydia
Reichert, Kurt
Reid, William
Reynolds, Bertha Capen
Richmond, Mary Ellen
Riis, Jacob August
Ripple, Lillian
Rivera de Alvarado, Carmen
Robinson, Virginia
Robison, Sophie Moses
Rodriguez Pastor, Soledad
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Rothenberg, Elain Zipes
Rothman, Beulah
Rubinow, Isaac Max
Rush, Benjamin

S

Salomon, Alice
Samora, Julian
Sanders, Daniel
Satir, Virginia
Saunders, Dame Cicely
Schottland, Charles Irwin
Schwartz, William
Scott, Carl A.
Seton, Elizabeth Ann Bayley
Shyne, Ann Wentworth
Sieder, Violet M.
Simkhovitch, Mary Kingsbury
Smalley, Ruth Elizabeth
Smith, Zilpha Drew
Snyder, Mitchell ‘‘Mitch’’
Specht, Harry
Spellman, Dorothea C.
Starr, Ellen Gates
Switzer, Mary Elizabeth

T

Taft, Julia Jessie
Taylor, Graham
Terrell, Mary Eliza Church
Thomas, Jesse O.
Titmuss, Richard Morris
Towle, Charlotte
Truth, Sojourner
Tubman, Harriet

V

van Kleeck, Mary Ann
Vasey, Wayne
Vigilante, Joseph
Vinter, Robert

W

Wald, Lillian
Washington, Booker Taliaferro
Washington, Forrester Blanchard
Weiner, Hyman J.
Wells-Barnett, Ida Bell
White, Eartha Mary Magdalene
Wickenden, Elizabeth
Wiley, George
Wilkins, Roy
Williams, Anita Rose
Witte, Ernest Frederic
Wittman, Milton

Y

Young, Whitney Moore, Jr.
Youngdahl, Benjamin Emanuel
Younghusband, Dame Eileen

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