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Taft, Julia Jessie  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Julia Jessie Taft (1882–1960) founded the “functional” school of social casework practice. She was director of the Child Study Department of the Children's Aid Society in Pennsylvania and ... More

Task-Centered Practice  

Michael S. Kelly

Task-centered practice is a social work technology designed to help clients and practitioners collaborate on specific, measurable, and achievable goals. It is designed to be brief ... More

Taylor, Billy  

Phylis J. Peterman

Online publication date:
Oct 2013
Subject:
Biographies

Billy Taylor, PhD (1921–2010), award winning pianist, jazz musician, composer, educator, advocate, ambassador of music; founder of the Jazzmobile program.

Taylor, Graham  

Larraine M. Edwards

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
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Biographies
Graham Taylor (1851–1938) founded the Chicago Commons settlement house. He taught social economics at the Chicago Theological Seminary, initiating such projects as drafting protective ... More

Teams  

Julie Abramson and Laura R. Bronstein

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Jun 2013
Teams maximize the coordinated expertise of various professionals. Social work skills used with clients, especially contracting, monitoring team processes, managing conflict, creating a ... More

Technology: Overview  

Dick Schoech

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Jun 2013
Information technology (IT), which encompasses tools and prescribed actions, has begun to substantially impact social work, given 50 years of impressive developments. This entry looks at ... More

Technology: Technology in Macro Practice  

John G. McNutt

Information technology has had a profound effect on social work practice with larger systems. These tools improve traditional practice and allow new forms of practice. This entry reviews ... More

Technology: Technology in Micro Practice  

Jerry Finn

Online therapy is the delivery of supportive and therapeutic services over the Internet. Online therapy offers the advantages of convenience and increased access to services. Service ... More

Technology: Technology in Social Work Education  

Jo Ann R. Coe Regan

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Jun 2013
The increased use of technology applications, particularly the Internet, has resulted in the rapid development of technology-supported learning environments to deliver higher education. ... More

Technology: Tools and Applications of Technology  

David A. Patterson

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Jun 2013
Social workers across fields of practice now have a wide array of technology tools and applications for the conduct and augmentation of practice tasks. This entry is intended as a primer ... More

Technology Transfer  

Pranab Chatterjee, Heehyul Moon, and Derrick Kranke

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Jun 2013
The term technology transfer was first used widely during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations when the role of the United States in relation to developing countries was being formed. ... More

Teen Pregnancy Prevention  

Carol M. Lewis and Shanti Kulkarni

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Aug 2016
Despite downward trends in the U.S. teen birth rate overall, the associated social and economic costs are still significant. Historically, teen pregnancy prevention policy and program ... More

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families  

Catherine K. Lawrence

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Jun 2013
In 1996, The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act repealed the 60-year-old national welfare program of Aid to Families with Dependent Children and replaced it ... More

Terminal Illness  

Grace Christ

The ability of medical technology to prolong life over the past century has forced an examination of the experience and care of the dying. Many diseases that once were expected to follow a ... More

Termination  

Michelle S. Ballan and Maria S. Mera

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Jun 2013
The termination phase of clinical practice is an important component of the therapeutic process. The ending of the therapeutic relationship, whether planned or unplanned, can elicit ... More

Terrell, Mary Eliza Church  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
Subject:
Biographies
Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954) was an educator and social reformer best known for her professional lecture tours and writings on race relations and women's rights. In 1904 she represented ... More

Terrorism  

Norma Kolko Phillips

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Jun 2013
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in the United States, social workers assumed a major role in providing services for people who were severely affected. A new ... More

The Brief Therapies  

Gilbert J. Greene

Research and meta-analysis of research on psychotherapy outcome has consistently supported the use of therapy that is planned from the beginning to be brief. In recent years several brief ... More

The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work  

Elizabeth Lightfoot and Raiza Beltran

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Mar 2018
The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) is the social work organization committed to promoting rigor in North American social work and social welfare ... More

The Relationships Between Impulse-Control Disorders, Compulsion Disorders, and Addictions  

Gordon MacNeil and B. Michelle Brazeal

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Jun 2013
This article presents information regarding the evolving understanding of the relationships between impulse-control disorders, compulsion-related disorders, and addictions (both ... More

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