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Filial Responsibility  

Rita Chou

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Jul 2019
With the rapid rise of the aging population, how to provide support and care for older adults has become an increasingly important issue across the world. One way of such provision in many ... More

Racial Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System  

Henrika McCoy and Emalee Pearson

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May 2019
Racial disparities in the juvenile justice system, more commonly known as disproportionate minority contact (DMC), are the overrepresentation, disparity, and disproportionate numbers of ... More

Rapid Assessment Instruments  

Steven L. McMurtry, Susan J. Rose, and Lisa K. Berger

Accurate measurement is essential for effective social work practice, but doing it well can be difficult. One solution is to use rapid assessment instruments (RAIs), which are brief scales ... More

Mental Illness: Worldwide  

Karen M. Sowers, Catherine N. Dulmus, and Braden K. Linn

In the 2010s, mental health and related issues such as suicide have become major global issues of public health concern. The indirect costs to the global economy of mental ... More

School-Based Truancy Courts  

Fayneese Miller

Truancy, or unexcused chronic absenteeism from school, has been linked to school dropout, early onset criminal behavior, drug use, and other negative behaviors. Given the negative impact ... More

Sexual Orientation  

William J. Hall

Sexual orientation is a multidimensional phenomenon involving a person’s sexual attraction, sexual behavior, and sexual orientation identity. Sexual orientation patterns may remain ... More

Social Media  

Maria Rodriguez and Jama Shelton

Social media are defined as applications and websites that allow users to share content, usually of their own making. Social media users include individuals and organizations across a ... More

Adoption: Transracial and Intercountry  

Rowena Fong, Ruth McRoy, Amy Griffin, and Catherine LaBrenz

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Feb 2019
A history of transracial and intercountry adoptions in the United States is briefly provided as well as highlights trends, demographics, practices, and policies that have evolved as ... More

Financial Inclusion and Financial Access  

Julie Birkenmaier, Mathieu Despard, Terri Friedline, and Jin Huang

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Feb 2019
Financial inclusion, the goal of financial access, broadly refers to the ability of all people in a society to access and be empowered to use safe, affordable, relevant, and convenient ... More

Islam and Social Work  

Altaf Husain

During the 21st century, professional organizations such as the National Association of Social Workers have sanctioned standards for religious competence in social work practice and ... More

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