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Management: Overview  

Rino J. Patti

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry provides a broad introduction to management or administration, one of the methods of practice employed by social workers to achieve professional and organizational objectives. ... More

Men: Practice Interventions  

Robert Blundo

A consistent theme for the majority of men in the United States remains the code of manhood. Men are expected by society to be stoic in the face of danger and to play out, in all aspects ... More

Migrant Workers  

Richard Wolff and Karen Dodge

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry discusses migrant workers in the United States and the unique circumstances and conditions they face. Included in the discussion are social problems faced by migrants with ... More

Mutual Aid Societies  

Santos H. Hernández

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Mutual aid associations were established as early as colonial times in this country but gained prominence among the early immigrant populations during the 17th and 18th centuries. They ... More

Oppression  

Dorothy Van Soest

If social workers are to avoid unintended collusion with pervasive oppressive systems and if they are to be successful in promoting social and economic justice, a firm grasp of the nature ... More

Organizations and Associations  

Bradford W. Sheafor

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
In U.S. society, individuals are designated “professional” when they meet the requirements for a profession. However, professions are developed and maintained through various professional ... More

Organizations and Governance  

Tom Holland

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Most social service organizations are identified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as nonprofits, designated as 501c3 organizations. They are overseen by governing boards, which ensure ... More

Peace  

Charles D. Cowger

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry discusses the relationship of war and peace to social work practice. The historic and current mandate for social workers to work for peace is presented. The inevitable tie of ... More

Philanthropy  

Jerry D. Marx

Philanthropy can be defined as the voluntary effort to increase the well-being of humankind. It includes the giving of money, time, or other resources to charitable organizations. ... More

Policy Practice  

Demetrius S. Iatridis

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Major socioeconomic developments during the last decades of the twentieth century and the beginning of the new millennium, including globalization, urbanization, the diminishing nationally ... More

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