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Children’s Health  

Shirley Gatenio Gabel

The history of social work is deeply rooted in helping vulnerable populations improve their well-being, and children have been at the forefront of these efforts since the inception of the ... More

Children: Health Care  

Barbara L. Jones

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Despite rapid medical advances, children in this country still face significant barriers to adequate health care, including unequal access to insurance and health care. Social workers play ... More

Children: Overview  

Dorinda N. Noble

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Children are interesting, resilient people, whose lives are often perilous. Social workers deal extensively with children and families, and with policies that affect children, to help ... More

Children: Practice Interventions  

Anthony N. Maluccio

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Social work has a long tradition of direct practice with children in a range of settings, such as child welfare, child guidance, hospitals, schools, and neighborhood centers. This entry ... More

Children: Therapeutic Group Care  

James K. Whittaker

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Jun 2013
This entry addresses the current state of therapeutic group care services for children and youth. Demographic programmatic trends and research findings are reviewed as are emergent issues ... More

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People  

Martha A. Sheridan and Barbara J. White

Effective social work practice with deaf and hard-of-hearing people requires a unique, and diverse, collection of knowledge, values, skills, and ethical considerations. Salient issues ... More

Designing and Facilitating Groups with Adolescents  

Charles D. Garvin

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Feb 2017
This article presents an overview of group work with adolescents and examines how social justice is an important consideration in such work. It discusses the kinds of issues faced by ... More

Diabetes (Children and Adults)  

Wendy Auslander and Elizabeth Budd

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Mar 2014
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of: diabetes and its significance, the differences in types of diabetes, and landmark clinical trials that have resulted in changes in ... More

Divorce  

Karen Kayser and Jessica K. M. Johnson

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry presents the demographic trends of divorce and the social changes that have impacted the divorce rate. A cultural perspective of divorce is provided by analyzing divorce in the ... More

Early Brain Development for Social Work Practice  

Terri Combs-Orme

Development of the brain in the first 3 years of life is genetically programmed but occurs in response to environmental stimuli. The brain is organized “from the bottom up,” that is, from ... More

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