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Asian Americans: Koreans  

Yoonsun Choi

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This overview of the Korean immigrant community includes a brief history of immigration and a review of the distinct characteristics that have helped establish a strong and fairly ... More

Asian Americans: Overview  

Pallassana R. Balgopal

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The term Asian Americans encompasses the immigrants coming from all parts of Asia. This heterogeneous cluster of Asian Americans, while sharing some common characteristics, also has unique ... More

Asian Americans: Practice Interventions  

Rowena Fong

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry describes the diversity among Asian American populations, setting the context to understand the need for different practice interventions. It explains the role of cultural ... More

Asian Americans: South Asians  

Brij Mohan

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry briefly profiles the dynamic fusion, fluidity, and future of South Asians in America. While Diaspora India is emblematic of immigrant culture as a whole, South Asian duality ... More

Asian Americans: Southeast Asians  

Paul DuongTran

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The end of the Viet Nam war, officially concluded on April 30, 1975, created a global diaspora from the Southeast Asian region. The geographic diversity reflects equally the diversity in ... More

Authoritative Settings and Involuntary Clients  

Steven P. Segal

Social workers are increasingly working in authoritative settings—that is, settings where they have the power to mandate conformity by the client to the normative and often legal ... More

Caribbean Americans  

Marcia Bayne-Smith and Annette M. Mahoney

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The diverse group of people referred to as Caribbean Americans come from the Circum-Caribbean region, which includes the island nations of the Caribbean Sea and the nations of Central ... More

Cognitive Therapy  

Joseph Walsh

Cognitive therapy is a perspective on social work intervention with individuals, families, and groups that focuses on conscious thought processes as the primary determinants of most ... More

Community Building  

Sharon E. Milligan

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This article will cover the history, theory, and empirical and practical knowledge of community building. Social networks and social ties contribute to informal social control, while ... More

Community Development in Taiwan  

Wan-I Lin

The United Nations has long promoted community development as a way to improve people’s livelihoods and beautify the environment, and the concept was adopted as the main approach to social ... More

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