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Vinter, Robert  

Kenneth S. Carpenter

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Jun 2013
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Robert Vinter (1921–2006) was an educator and consultant and worked at the University of Michigan School of Social Work for 31 years. He was well known for this work in the fields of ... More

Violence  

Sheara A. Williams

Violence is a serious social issue that affects millions of individuals, families, and communities every year. It transcends across racial, age, gender, and socioeconomic groups, and is ... More

Virtual Communities of Practice  

Mary Pender Greene

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Mar 2017
Sociologists and social workers have long been invested in understanding the role of communities in shaping identities and influencing behavior; however, the study of virtual communities is ... More

Vocational Services  

Lauren B. Gates

Vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, provided through a jointly funded state–federal rehabilitation system and available in each state, help people with disabilities prepare for, ... More

Voluntarism  

Dennis L. Poole

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Jun 2013
Voluntarism can be interpreted at the levels of values, structure, and ideology. In Western society, voluntarism rests heavily on secular and religious values originating in both ... More

Voter Participation  

Frances Fox-Piven and Lorraine C. Minnite

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Jun 2013
Scholars often refer to “American exceptionalism,” meaning that unlike other rich, capitalist democracies, the United States has never had a strong working-class political movement. One ... More

Wald, Lillian  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Lillian Wald (1867–1940) was a pioneer in public health nursing. In 1893, she co-founded the Henry Street Settlement which provided professional nursing care to poor people at little or no ... More

Washington, Booker Taliaferro  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856–1915) was an educator and proponent of industrial education for Blacks. He was known for his accommodationist approach to race relations in the segregated ... More

Washington, Forrester Blanchard  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Forrester Blanchard Washington (1887–1963) was a social work educator. He was a strong proponent of the scientific method for professional training of social workers. He was an Urban League ... More

Weick, Ann T.  

Alice Lieberman

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Jun 2015
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Ann Weick was the dean of the School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas (1987–2006) and a principal developer of the underlying rationale for the strengths perspective in social work ... More

Weiner, Hyman J.  

Alex Gitterman

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Hyman J. Weiner (1926–1980) was a program innovator, administrator, and educator. He was a pioneer in the conceptualization and implementation of group services in the health field. He also ... More

Weisman, Celia B.  

Sheldon R. Gelman

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Aug 2013
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Celia B. Weisman (1918–2000), professor emerita at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, was a pioneer in advocacy on behalf of the elderly both nationally and ... More

Welfare Rights  

David Stoesz

Welfare as a right has long been an objective of advocates for social and economic justice. During the 1960s, the right to welfare was championed by legal scholars as well as the activists ... More

Wells-Barnett, Ida Bell  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (1862–1931) was a journalist, civil rights spokeswoman, and civic organizer. She wrote and lectured about the plight of Blacks in the South, especially lynching. She ... More

White, Barbara W.  

Sadye L. M. Logan

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Jul 2020
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Biographies
Barbara W. White (1943–2019), Dean Emeritus at University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work, was an accomplished scholar in the areas of cultural diversity, women, and ... More

White, Eartha Mary Magdalene  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Eartha Mary Magdalene White (1876–1974) was a civic-minded Black businesswoman. She organized health and welfare services for the Black community in Jacksonville, Florida. She founded the ... More

White Ethnic Groups  

Kathryn P. Alessandria

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Jun 2013
Research on White ethnics is lacking in the diversity literature; when included, they are used as the comparison for other ethnic groups. Diversity exists among White ethnics; consequences ... More

White, Michael  

Phylis J. Peterman

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Aug 2016
Michael White (1948–2008), academic, researcher, adventurer, and athlete, is known as a leading developer of narrative family therapy. Narrative family therapy focuses on empowerment, ... More

Whitton, Charlotte  

Allan Moscovitch

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Nov 2013
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Biographies
Charlotte Whitton (1896–1975) was a woman of enormous energy, personal ambition, and drive. She had essentially three careers: as a social worker who was the guiding force behind the ... More

Wickenden, Elizabeth  

Eric R. Kingson

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Elizabeth Wickenden (1909–2001) was a social work administrator and advisor, policy writer, and advocate. In the 1950s, she launched an effective coalition of social welfare and labor ... More

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