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Chaos Theory and Complexity Theory  

Keith Warren

Chaos theory and complexity theory, collectively known as nonlinear dynamics or dynamical systems theory, provide a mathematical framework for thinking about change over time. Chaos theory ... More

Community Planning  

Elisheva Sadan

This entry discusses community planning in the context of community social work. Distinctions are made between community planning as a rational comprehensive process of the planning ... More

Community-Based Participatory Research  

Sung Sil L. Sohng

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) embraces a partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members, organizational representatives, and researchers in all ... More

Interdisciplinarity  

David P. Moxley

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Interdisciplinarity links social work to other disciplines within complex domains of practice. Contrasted with multidisciplinary practice, in which social workers practice alongside other ... More

Social Impact Assessment  

Paula T. Morelli and Jon Kei Matsuoka

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Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
Social impact assessment (SIA) is the process of analyzing (predicting, evaluating and reflecting) and managing the intended and unintended consequences on the human environment of planned ... 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

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