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Best Practices  

Edward J. Mullen, Jennifer L. Bellamy, and Sarah E. Bledsoe

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry describes best practices as these are used in social work. The term best practices originated in the organizational management literature in the context of performance ... More

Contexts/Settings: Private/Independent Practice Settings  

Sandra A. Lopez

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Private independent practice (known historically as private practice) is a growing segment of the social work profession. Social workers entering this context are providing a range of ... More

Employee Assistance Programs  

Sheila H. Akabas

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Employee assistance programs (EAPs), or membership assistance programs when sponsored by unions, are designed to improve worker productivity and motivation by responding to problems that ... More

Management: Human Resources  

Michàlle E. Mor Barak and Dnika Jones Travis

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Social work organizations depend on a well-trained and responsive workforce to provide quality services. Human resource management (HRM) refers to the design of formal systems that ensure ... More

Management: Practice Interventions  

Kristina Jaskyte

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry reviews major intraorganizational and extraorganizational management strategies found in the prescriptive as well as empirically based literature that promote organizational ... More

Outcome Measures in Human Services  

Jennifer L. Magnabosco

Throughout history, measuring outcomes has been a goal and priority in the human services. This entry chronicles the history of outcomes measurement in the human services in the United ... More

Supervision  

Lawrence Shulman

Supervision of students and practitioners has been important to social work since its earliest evolution as a recognized profession. Central to the process is the idea of one professional ... More

Technology: Technology in Micro Practice  

Jerry Finn

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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

Vocational Services  

Lauren B. Gates

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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

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