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Social Work Profession: History  

Paul H. Stuart

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Jun 2013
The social work profession originated in volunteer efforts to address the “social question,” the paradox of increasing poverty in an increasingly productive and prosperous economy, in ... More

Social Work Profession: Political Context  

June Gary Hopps and Tony B. Lowe

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Jun 2013
The profession addressed a panoply of social problems that grew larger in an ever-expanding geopolitical environment, where social equity or justice was often a remedial value. Social ... More

Social Work Profession: Workforce  

Toby Weismiller and Tracy Whitaker

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Jun 2013
A profession’s ability to identify and predict its workforce capacity depends largely upon its understanding of labor-market trends and emerging service-delivery systems. Concerns about ... More

Teams  

Julie Abramson and Laura R. Bronstein

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Jun 2013
Teams maximize the coordinated expertise of various professionals. Social work skills used with clients, especially contracting, monitoring team processes, managing conflict, creating a ... More

Technology: Overview  

Dick Schoech

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Information technology (IT), which encompasses tools and prescribed actions, has begun to substantially impact social work, given 50 years of impressive developments. This entry looks at ... More

Technology: Technology in Macro Practice  

John G. McNutt

Information technology has had a profound effect on social work practice with larger systems. These tools improve traditional practice and allow new forms of practice. This entry reviews ... More

Technology: Technology in Micro Practice  

Jerry Finn

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Online therapy is the delivery of supportive and therapeutic services over the Internet. Online therapy offers the advantages of convenience and increased access to services. Service ... More

Technology: Technology in Social Work Education  

Jo Ann R. Coe Regan

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The increased use of technology applications, particularly the Internet, has resulted in the rapid development of technology-supported learning environments to deliver higher education. ... More

Technology: Tools and Applications of Technology  

David A. Patterson

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Jun 2013
Social workers across fields of practice now have a wide array of technology tools and applications for the conduct and augmentation of practice tasks. This entry is intended as a primer ... More

Transitions of Youth in Foster Care  

Joe M. Schriver

This entry focuses on the transition to independent living process required of youth and young adults who are “aging out” of the foster care system. It addresses the multiple risks and ... More

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