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Van Kleeck, Mary Ann  

Lynne M. Healy

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Mary Ann van Kleeck (1883–1972) was director of the Department of Industrial Studies at the Russell Sage Foundation. She studied the effect of technology on employment and her labor ... More

Vasey, Wayne  

Ludwig L. Geismar

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Jun 2013
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Wayne Vasey (1910–1992) was a social work educator who contributed to the fields of social policy, social welfare, and gerontology. He was founding executive of the social work schools at ... More

Veteran Services  

Jill E. Manske

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Jun 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the nation's largest health-care system, with 1,300 facilities providing health care to 5.6 million veterans. VA offers pension and ... More

Victim Services  

Karen S. Knox

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Jun 2013
Social workers provide services for crime victims and their families in a variety of settings, including law enforcement, the court systems, corrections, and parole or probation. This ... More

Vigilante, Joseph  

Michael Reisch

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Jun 2013
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Joseph Vigilante (1925–2005) made contributions to the fields of international social work and neighborhood-based social services and promoted the rights of people with developmental and ... More

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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, 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

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