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Empowerment Practice  

Ruth J. Parsons and Jean East

The concept of empowerment has deep roots in social work practice. Building upon the work of empowerment theorists of the 1980s and 1990s and applied broadly in the 2000s [Itzhaky and York ... More

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing  

Tonya Edmond and Karen Lawrence

Since its inception in 1987, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has been the subject of lively debate and controversy, rigorous research both nationally and ... More

Family Preservation and Home-Based Services  

Elizabeth M. Tracy and Trista D. Piccola

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Jun 2013
The history and development of family preservation as a home-based service in social work practice is traced, current research is reviewed, and future practice trends and challenges are ... More

Family Services  

Katharine Briar-Lawson and Toni Naccarato

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Over the decades, family services have been one of the overarching features of social work practice, education, and research. Efficacy studies help to reinforce the focus on serving ... More

Family Therapy  

Cynthia Franklin and Laura M. Hopson

Family intervention has become an important tool for social work practitioners. This entry provides a brief history of family intervention and important influences as well as a synopsis of ... More

Family: Overview  

Sadye L. M. Logan

Families in almost all societies are viewed as the basic unit for coordinating personal reproduction and the redistribution of goals within the larger societal context of production and ... More

Family: Practice Interventions  

Mikal N. Rasheed and Janice Matthews Rasheed

This entry traces the historical, conceptual, and theoretical development of social work practice with families, beginning with the Charity Organization Society and the Settlement House ... More

Feminist Social Work Practice  

Cheryl A. Hyde

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Feminist social work practice is based on principles derived from the political and social analyses of the women's movement. As a practice approach, feminism emphasizes gendered analyses ... More

Financial Social Work  

Reeta Wolfsohn and Dorlee Michaeli

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Feb 2014
Financial well-being is an individual responsibility in twenty-first century America, even though research reveals a serious inability for many Americans to attain it. Social workers have ... More

Gay Men: Overview  

James I. Martin

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry explains who gay men are, how gay identity constructions have evolved since their inception, and how they continue to evolve. It also describes the health and mental health ... More

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