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Abbott, Edith  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Edith Abbott (1876–1957) was a social worker and educator. She was Dean of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago from 1924 to 1942 and she helped in ... More

Abbott, Grace  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Grace Abbott (1878–1939) was a teacher who went on to become Director of the Immigrants Protective League of Chicago and Director of the U.S. Children's Bureau. In 1934 she became ... More

Abernathy, Ralph David  

Lou M. Beasley

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Ralph David Abernathy (1926–1990) was a pastor who became president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference after the assassination of Martin Luther King. He was director of ... More

Abortion  

D. Lynn Jackson

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Until the 19th century, abortion law was nonexistent and abortion was not seen as a moral issue. However, by the turn of the 20th century, abortion was legally defined and controlled in ... More

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  

Claudia J. Dewane

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Sep 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Clinical social work is a derivative profession, drawing its knowledge and practice base from several theoretical schools. The four primary theoretical schools contributing to social-work ... More

Accommodating Students with Physical Disabilities in Higher Education  

Anna Escamilla

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Mar 2017
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Students with disabilities are becoming more and more common in higher education classrooms, including social work classrooms. The challenges that come with accommodating students so as to ... More

Action Research  

David P. Moxley

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Oct 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Through cycles of systematic and purposeful iterative engagement with problems they face in specific practice settings, social workers engaging in action research build knowledge that is ... More

Adams, Frankie Victoria  

Lou M. Beasley

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Frankie Victoria Adams (1902–1979) was a social worker who influenced the development of social work education and of professional social work in the American South. She developed the ... More

Addams, Jane  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Jane Addams (1860–1935) was a settlement house leader and peace activist. She was the founder of Hull-House and became president of the National Conference of Charities and Correction. She ... More

Addictions: Gambling  

Lia Nower and Kyle Caler

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Jun 2016
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Gambling disorder is a significant public health concern. The recent and continued proliferation of land-based and interactive gambling opportunities has increased both accessibility and ... More

Addictions: Tobacco  

Mansoo Yu and Rachel Fischer

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Dec 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Tobacco use is a major public-health concern in the United States. Intervention and prevention strategies for tobacco use are an urgent public-health priority because tobacco use is the ... More

Adolescent Brain Development  

Jessica M. Black

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Feb 2017
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Although it was once widely held that development through toddlerhood was the only significant time of tremendous brain growth, findings from neuroscience have identified adolescence as a ... More

Adolescent Populations: An Overview of Issues and Social Problems  

Todd Michael Franke and Diane de Anda

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
This entry begins with a presentation of demographic data from the U.S. Census 2010 on the adolescent population 12 to 19 years by age, gender, and ethnicity. A summary of the information ... More

Adolescents: Practice Interventions  

David L. Hussey

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
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 ... More

Adolescents: Pregnancy  

Kathleen A. Rounds and Traci L. Wike

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Jun 2013
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Although rates of adolescent pregnancy have exhibited a downward trend since 1991, the United States continues to have a significantly higher rate than other industrialized nations. ... More

Adolescents: A Historical Overview of Developmental Theories  

Diane de Anda

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
This article begins with an overview of biological development based upon empirical research. The main focus of the article is the presentation of the major theoretical frameworks that ... More

Adoption: Overview  

Richard P. Barth

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Adoption of children from foster care and international adoptions have accelerated since 1987. Federal policy changes have markedly increased the termination of parental rights and ... More

Adoption: Intercountry  

Karen Smith Rotabi

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Dec 2013
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The practice of intercountry adoption is considered from a historical framework, beginning with World War II to other conflicts and the global dynamics of child circulation for adoption. ... More

Adoption: Lesbian and Gay Adoptive Parents  

Abbie E. Goldberg and April Moyer

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Feb 2014
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Adoption by lesbian and gay parents is becomingly increasingly common. This entry presents an overview of the limited research that has focused on lesbian and gay adoptive parents. ... More

Adult Day Care  

Namkee G. Choi

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Adult day care centers provide important health, social, and support services for functionally and cognitively impaired adults and their caregivers. The adult day care services are ... More

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