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Davidson, George  

Allan Moscovitch

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Jan 2014
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Biographies
George Davidson’s (1909–1995) working life included four careers over a period of over 45 years. In his first two careers he was director of welfare in the government of British Columbia, ... More

Davis, Liane V.  

Ann Weick

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Liane V. Davis (1942–1995) was an advocate, scholar and teacher, and promoter of women's issues in social work. She chaired the National Committee on Women's Issues and taught and wrote ... More

Day, Dorothy  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Dorothy Day (1897–1980) was a social activist, journalist, and publisher who wrote several books and engaged in many demonstrations. She was co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and ... More

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People  

Martha A. Sheridan and Barbara J. White

Effective social work practice with deaf and hard-of-hearing people requires a unique, and diverse, collection of knowledge, values, skills, and ethical considerations. Salient issues ... More

De Forest, Robert Weeks  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Robert Weeks De Forest (1848–1931) was a lawyer, philanthropist, and social reformer. He is credited with developing the New York School of Philanthropy and the Russell Sage Foundation. He ... More

Deinstitutionalization  

Steven P. Segal and Leah A. Jacobs

The deinstitutionalization policy sought to prevent unnecessary admission and retention in institutions for six populations: elderly people, children, people with mental illness or ... More

Demographics  

Gunnar Almgren and Ji Young Kang

This entry provides a brief overview of the field of social demography, the components of population change, projections for future population growth, and recent transformations in ... More

de Shazer, Steve  

Teri Pichot

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Sep 2014
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Biographies
Steve de Shazer, MSW (1940–2005) along with his wife, Insoo Kim Berg, was a primary developer of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). He was a prolific writer as well as a gifted ... More

Designing and Facilitating Groups with Adolescents  

Charles D. Garvin

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Feb 2017
This article presents an overview of group work with adolescents and examines how social justice is an important consideration in such work. It discusses the kinds of issues faced by ... More

Devine, Edward Thomas  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Edward T. Devine(1867–1948) was a writer, educator, and administrator. As general secretary of the New York Charity Organization Society, he formed the Wayfarer's Lodge and the Tenement ... More

Diabetes (Children and Adults)  

Wendy Auslander and Elizabeth Budd

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Mar 2014
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of: diabetes and its significance, the differences in types of diabetes, and landmark clinical trials that have resulted in changes in ... More

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders  

Janet B. W. Williams

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Jun 2013
The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association is referred to ... More

Digital Technology in Social Work  

Frederic G. Reamer

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Jan 2015
Digital, online, and other electronic technology has transformed the nature of social work practice and education. Contemporary social workers can provide services to clients by using ... More

Direct Social Work Practice  

Joseph Walsh

Direct social work practice is the application of social work theory and/or methods to the resolution and prevention of psychosocial problems experienced by individuals, families, and ... More

Disability: Overview  

Romel W. Mackelprang

Characteristics that we contemporarily define as disabilities have existed in the human population from earliest recorded history. Societal explanations for disability have varied greatly ... More

Disability: Neurocognitive Disabilities  

Lisa S. Patchner and Kevin L. DeWeaver

The multiplicity of disability definitions can be attributed to the heterogeneity of disability, its multifactoral nature, and its effects across the life span. Of particular concern to ... More

Disability: Physical Disabilities  

Mary Ann Clute

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Jun 2013
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Disabilities
Physical disability is traditionally defined by society's view of atypical function. The medical model offers information on factors contributing to physical disability, including ... More

Disability: Psychiatric Disabilities  

W. Patrick Sullivan

The psychosocial catastrophe that accompanies serious mental illness negatively impacts individual performance and success in all key life domains. A person-in-environment perspective, and ... More

Disaster Preparedness for Organizations  

Becky S. Corbett

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Jul 2014
Social workers are well trained to respond to natural and man-made disasters. They use their strengths-based perspective to assist individuals, families, organizations, and communities ... More

Disasters  

David F. Gillespie

Disasters are a form of collective stress posing an unavoidable threat to people around the world. Disaster losses result from interactions among the natural, social, and built ... More

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