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Brace, Charles Loring  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Charles Loring Brace (1826–1890) was a writer, minister, and social reformer. He worked with homeless children, initiating child welfare services, and was the founder and executive director ... More

Brager, George  

Stephen Holloway

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Jun 2013
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George Brager (1922–2003) was a social work educator, administrator, and social activist who worked primarily in New York City. He developed innovative community programs which had national ... More

Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1866–1948) was an educator and social activist, based in Chicago. She taught the first course in public welfare administration and developed a postgraduate ... More

Briar, Scott  

Jennifer Briar-Bonpane and Katharine Briar-Lawson

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Jun 2013
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Scott Briar (1926–1998) was a practitioner, researcher, scholar, and leader who championed research-informed practice and helped shape modern casework. He was Dean of Washington School of ... More

Brockway, Zebulon Reed  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Zebulon Reed Brockway (1827–1920) was a prison reformer primarily associated with New York State Reformatory in Elmira. A believer in rehabilitation rather than punishment, he initiated a ... More

Brody, Elaine Marjorie Breslow  

Sadye L. M. Logan

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Aug 2020
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Elaine Marjorie Breslow Brody (1922–2014) was a prolific researcher during a career that spanned six decades at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, now the Polisher Research Institute. She ... More

Brown, W. Gertrude  

Sadye L. M. Logan

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Sep 2013
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Willie G. Brown, later known as W. Gertrude Brown (1888–1939), was a phenomenal woman and an activist for racial justice and the rights of women and children.

Bruno, Frank John  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Frank John Bruno (1874–1955) was an administrator and educator whose expertise and leadership influenced American social work. Working initially with the Associated Charities, he moved into ... More

Buell, Bradley  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Bradley Buell (1893–1976) was a community organizer and planner, whose work partially facilitated the development of the American Association of Social Workers. He organized community ... More

Bullying in Youth  

Jonathan Singer and Karen Slovak

Bullying is the most common form of violence in schools and has been shown to disrupt the emotional and social development of both the targets and the perpetrators of bullying (Raskauskas & ... More

Burns, Eveline Mabel  

John F. Longres

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Jun 2013
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Eveline Mabel Burns (1900–1985) was a social economist and educator at Columbia University. She helped formulate the original Social Security Act and directed research that shaped public ... More

Cabot, Richard Clarke  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Richard Clarke Cabot (1865–1939) was a physician and educator from Massachusetts, who initiated the first social work department at a US medical school. He instituted home visits to gain ... More

Cannon, Ida Maud  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Ida Maud Cannon (1877–1960) was director of the Social Service Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she defined and developed medical social work. She moved medical social ... More

Cannon, Mary Antoinette  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Mary Antoinette Cannon (1884–1962) was a social worker and educator who helped develop medical social work. She created courses in psychiatry and medicine in schools of social work and ... More

Capacity Development and Building  

DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga

As a profession, social workers must understand and work well within the realms of capacity development. This understanding is important because it provides a foundation for working at the ... More

Capital Punishment  

Sondra J. Fogel, M. Dwayne Smith, and Beth Bjerregaard

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Nov 2013
Capital punishment, the administration of death as a legal sanction, is a criminal-justice response to a restricted class of criminal activities that involve the killing of another human ... More

Care Transitions, Patient Health, and System Performance in the United States  

June Simmons, Sandy Atkins, Janice Lynch Schuster, and Melissa Jones

Transitions in care occur when a patient moves from an institutional setting, such as a hospital or nursing home, to home or community, often with the hope or expectation of improving ... More

Caribbean Americans  

Marcia Bayne-Smith and Annette M. Mahoney

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Jun 2013
The diverse group of people referred to as Caribbean Americans come from the Circum-Caribbean region, which includes the island nations of the Caribbean Sea and the nations of Central ... More

Carlton, Thomas Owen  

Hans S. Falck

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Jun 2013
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Thomas Owen Carlton (1937–1992) was an expert in curriculum development in social work education as well as an author, an editor, and a scholar in health social work and social policy. He ... More

Carpenter, Kenneth Stephen  

Sadye L. M. Logan

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May 2020
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Biographies
Kenneth Stephen Carpenter (1924–2018) served for 55 years in the field of criminal justice. He pioneered in introducing social-work principles, programs, and practices in juvenile and adult ... More

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