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White, Michael  

Phylis J. Peterman

Online publication date:
Aug 2016
Michael White (1948–2008), academic, researcher, adventurer, and athlete, is known as a leading developer of narrative family therapy. Narrative family therapy focuses on empowerment, ... More

Whitton, Charlotte  

Allan Moscovitch

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Nov 2013
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Biographies
Charlotte Whitton (1896–1975) was a woman of enormous energy, personal ambition, and drive. She had essentially three careers: as a social worker who was the guiding force behind the ... More

Wickenden, Elizabeth  

Eric R. Kingson

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Elizabeth Wickenden (1909–2001) was a social work administrator and advisor, policy writer, and advocate. In the 1950s, she launched an effective coalition of social welfare and labor ... More

Wiley, George  

Jean K. Quam

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Biographies
George Wiley (1931–1973) was a reformer, organizer, and social activist. He is credited with organizing poor people into a significant political force in the United States during the late ... More

Wilkins, Roy  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Roy Wilkins (1901–1981) was a writer and national civil rights spokesperson. He was assistant executive secretary and executive director of the NAACP for 46 years, during which time he ... More

Williams, Anita Rose  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Anita Rose Williams (1891–1983) was a social worker and supervisor. She was the first Black Catholic social worker in the United States and the first Black supervisor employed by a ... More

Witte, Ernest Frederic  

John F. Longres

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Ernest Frederic Witte (1904–1986) was an educator and administrator. His work in the social welfare field, particularly during World War II, was influential both in the United States and ... More

Wittman, Milton  

Ruth Irelan Knee

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Milton Wittman (1915–1994) was a social worker, writer, and leader in social work, public health, and mental health. He played a key role in the expansion of opportunities for social work ... More

Women’s Health  

Vimla Nadkarni and Roopashri Sinha

The entry outlines a historical and global overview of women’s health in the context of human rights and public health activism. It unravels social myths, traditional norms, and ... More

Women: Health Care  

Marian A. Aguilar

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry provides an abbreviated version of the status of women's health in the United States, highlighting health care utilization, health care expenditures, policy issues, barriers to ... More

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