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International Social Work and Social Welfare: North America  

Wes Shera

North America is one of the world's richest regions, and both the United States and Canada are ranked in the top 10 of the United Nations Human Development Index. However, poverty and ... More

International Social Work and Social Welfare: South America  

Irene Queiro-Tajalli

South America, a land of beauty, diversity, and socioeconomic disparity, is going through a profound identity search, redefining the government's role concerning the welfare of its people, ... More

International Social Work: Overview  

Lynne M. Healy

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Jun 2013
This article presents an overview of definitions of international social work, relevant theories, the history of the field, and current practice roles. Definitional debates and critiques ... More

Interprofessional and Partnered Practice  

Nina L. Aronoff

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This is an overview of interprofessional and partnered practice and how these are connected to and further the purposes of social work practice. This brief summary locates several models ... More

Interviewing  

Peter De Jong

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Jun 2013
Social work interviews are purposeful conversations between practitioners and clients, involving verbal and nonverbal communication. The basic skills are regularly used by social workers ... More

Leadership and Leadership Development  

James Woolever and Jim Kelly

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May 2014
The study of leadership has a long history in disciplines outside of social work. Theorists have struggled with a myriad of definitions of leadership, as well as trait, behavioral, and ... More

Leadership, Foundations of  

Darlyne Bailey, Katrina M. Uhly, and Jessica Schaffner Wilen

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Jun 2013
The concept of leadership has evolved from focusing on innate abilities, to learned skills, to recognition that leadership is composed of both skills and abilities. Recently, theorists and ... More

Licensing  

Amanda Duffy Randall and Donna DeAngelis

Social work regulation protects the public by establishing the qualifications that a professional must possess, by establishing a means of holding professionals accountable, and by having ... More

Macro Practice Competencies  

Dorothy N. Gamble and Tracy M. Soska

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Oct 2013
“Macro practice” is identified as social work with communities, organizations, and inter- and intra-organizational groups engaged in progressive maintenance or change strategies. Social ... 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

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