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Adult Protective Services  

Patricia Brownell and Joanne Marlatt Otto

Print publication date:
Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
Adult Protective Services (APS) are empowered by states and local communities to respond to reports and cases of vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect. While incorporating ... More

Alcohol and Drug Problems: Prevention  

Flavio F. Marsiglia, David Becerra, and Jaime M. Booth

Prevention is a proactive science-based process that aims to strengthen existing protective factors and to diminish or eliminate other factors that put individuals, families, and ... More

Bioethics  

Larry W. Foster

Bioethics and biomedical ethics are defined. Common bioethical concepts, exemplary moral values, fundamental ethical principles, general ethical theories, and approaches to moral reasoning ... 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

Managed Care  

Vikki L. Vandiver

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Since the mid-1980s, managed care has been one approach used to address the economic crisis in the American health-care system. This entry overviews managed care from the perspective of ... More

Mental Health Courts  

Matthew Epperson, Julian Thompson, and Kelli E. Canada

Online publication date:
Sep 2013
This article discusses the emergence, structure, and purpose of the mental health court. It details the therapeutic aspects of the mental health court and its function as a ... More

Military Social Work  

Jesse J. Harris, Col. USA Ret. and Kyle L. Pehrson, Col. USA Ret.

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Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
The history of military social work in the United States is rooted in the civilian professional social work community and is a microcosm of that sector. Military social work has a rich ... More

Posttraumatic Growth  

Selena T. Rodgers

Trauma literature has seen a paradigm shift from pathology to embracing positive trajectories. Posttraumatic growth (PTG), defined as a positive psychological change resulting from a ... More

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