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School Violence  

Ron Avi Astor, Rami Benbenishty, and Joey Nuñez Estrada

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Jun 2013
Research suggests that school violence victims may experience physical harm; psychological trauma, such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self-esteem, poor academic outcomes, low ... More

Self-Help Groups and Organizations  

Steven P. Segal

Self-help groups facilitate mutual assistance. They offer a vehicle for people with a common problem to gain support and recognition, obtain information on, advocate on behalf of, address ... More

Settlements and Neighborhood Centers  

Mike Fabricant and Robert Fisher

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Jun 2013
Settlement houses are a prism though which the turbulent history of social work can be viewed. This article specifically examines the genesis of social settlements over the past century. ... More

Sexual Assault  

Judy L. Postmus

Sexual assault or rape affects millions of women and men in the United States; however, it is only in the last 30 years that it is being considered a social problem. During this period, ... More

Sexual Harassment  

Sondra J. Fogel

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination as well as a complex social issue with psychological implications for both those who are harassed and those who perpetrate the harassment. ... More

Sleep  

Jessica M. Black

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Feb 2017
Sleep is required for healthy and adaptive neurobehavioral and psychosocial functioning throughout the life course. Sleep is restorative, facilitates memory consolidation, improves immune ... More

Social Empathy  

Elizabeth A. Segal

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Aug 2014
This entry defines and explains the concept and trait of social empathy and the relationship to interpersonal empathy. Both concepts are explained using the latest cognitive neuroscience ... More

Social Impact Assessment  

Paula T. Morelli and Jon Kei Matsuoka

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Jun 2013
Social impact assessment (SIA) is the process of analyzing (predicting, evaluating and reflecting) and managing the intended and unintended consequences on the human environment of planned ... More

Social Movements  

Michael Reisch

Since the 19th century, social movements have provided U.S. social work with its intellectual and theoretical foundations and and furnished many of its leaders. Social workers were among ... More

Social Networks  

Kirk A. Foster and Victoria A. Charles

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Feb 2017
Social networks are structures composed of relational patterns of interactions among a set of actors. These actors may be individuals, families, groups, or organizations connected through ... More

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