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Aging: Practice Interventions  

Lenard W. Kaye

Social workers address older adult issues at all levels of service planning, policy-making, and delivery and across a wide range of community and institutional settings. While various ... More

Aging: Public Policy  

Jeanette C. Takamura

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Public policy advances in the field of aging in the United States have lagged compared to the growth of the older adult population. Policy adjustments have been driven by ideological ... More

Aging: Racial and Ethnic Groups  

Daniel S. Gardner and Caroline Rosenthal Gelman

Minority and immigrant elders constitute a greater proportion of the population than ever before and are the fastest growing segment of the older population. Within these racial and ethnic ... More

Alaska Natives  

Sarah (Hicks) Kastelic

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Alaska Natives represent less than 1% of the U.S. population but reside in more than 229 Native villages and account for 40% of federally recognized tribes. Most Alaska Native communities ... More

Alternative Education  

Cynthia Franklin, Linda Webb, and Hannah Szlyk

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Jan 2017
This article will cover the current best practices in designing and establishing alternative programs for at-risk students and suggest how social workers can assist in program development ... More

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias  

Carole B. Cox

Dementia is not a disease, but a group of symptoms so severe that they inhibit normal functioning. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia in older persons impacting not ... More

Arab Americans  

Kristine J. Ajrouch

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry defines the term Arab American, followed by a discussion of the two waves of immigration: before 1924 and post-1965. A demographic overview is presented next, drawing from data ... More

Asian Americans: Chinese  

Yuhwa Eva Lu

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Chinese Americans were the first group of immigrants from Asia who came to the United States in the mid-19th century. A second wave of immigrants came following the Immigrant Act of 1965. ... More

Asian Americans: Filipinos  

Paula T. Morelli, Alma Trinidad, and Richard Alboroto

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Sep 2014
Filipinos are the second largest group of Asians in the United States; more than 3.4 million Filipino Americans live primarily within the largest U.S. continental cities (including Los ... More

Asian Americans: Japanese  

Yoosun Park

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This overview of the Japanese American community includes a brief history of the community in the United States, an overview of some distinct characteristics of the community, and a review ... More

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