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Asset Building  

Michael Sherraden

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Since 1991, a new policy discussion has arisen in the United States and other countries, focusing on building assets as a complement to traditional social policy based on income. In fact, ... More

Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Immigrants in the United States  

Miriam Potocky

This entry presents introductory information on asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants in the United States, including distinctions among them, major regions of origin, demographic and ... More

Attachment Research, Developmental Implications, and Clinical Interventions with Children, Adults, and Couples  

Shoshana Ringel

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May 2015
This review summarizes contributions to attachment theory and research by John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, Mary Main, and many other researchers. It addresses contributions from the Adult ... 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

Baccalaureate Social Workers  

Larry D. Williams, Blenda Crayton, and Agha Erum Agha

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Jun 2013
The history of social work education is replete with accounts of how the early charity organizations influenced its development. For example, Toynbee Hall in London inspired the founding ... More

Baldwin, Roger Nash  

Paul H. Stuart

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Roger Nash Baldwin (1884–1981) was a social worker and progressive reformer. In 1914 he co-authored the first juvenile justice textbook. Jailed in 1918 for refusing to register for the ... More

Barrett, Janie Porter  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Janie Porter Barrett (1865–1948) was a noted African American child welfare reformer. In 1890, she founded the Locust Street Social Settlement, one of the first settlements for black ... More

Bartlett, Harriett M.  

Beatrice N. Saunders

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Harriett M. Bartlett (1897–1987) was a social worker and theoretician who served as president of the American Association of Medical Social Workers from 1942 to 1944. She highlighted ... More

Barton, Clarissa (Clara) Harlowe  

Jean K. Quam

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Clarissa (Clara) Harlowe Barton (1821–1912) was the founder of the American Red Cross and its president from 1881 to 1904. She introduced the “American Amendment,” ensuring that the Red ... More

Bechill, William D.  

Paul H. Ephross

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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William D. Bechill (1928–2007) was a social worker who raised public and governmental consciousness about the needs of older Americans. He was responsible for the original design of the ... More

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