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Experimental and Quasi- Experimental Design  

Charles L. Usher

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Jun 2013
Experimental and quasi-experimental research provides the foundation for all evidence-based practice systems that seek to identify and promote the use of social work practices of ... More

Faith-Based Agencies and Social Work  

Stephanie Clintonia Boddie

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Jun 2013
This entry presents the history of faith-based services, demonstrating that they are a long-standing component of the U.S. service delivery system. Recently, the reduction in financial ... More

Agency-Based Research  

Irwin Epstein and Stephen A. Kapp

This entry reviews agency-based research and the unique demands created by the organizational context where this activity resides. Three primary stakeholder groups are identified: ... More

Family Caregiving  

Sandra Owens and Letha A. Chadiha

There is evidence that family caregiving in the United States has been increasing at an unprecedented rate as a result of various societal issues. This entry provides a summary of the ... More

Family Life Education  

Mary Beth Harris

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Jun 2013
This entry provides a brief overview of family life education as a field that provides training in life areas which impact the well-being of families and individuals. It focuses on three ... More

Family Preservation and Home-Based Services  

Elizabeth M. Tracy and Trista D. Piccola

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Jun 2013
The history and development of family preservation as a home-based service in social work practice is traced, current research is reviewed, and future practice trends and challenges are ... More

Family Services  

Katharine Briar-Lawson and Toni Naccarato

Over the decades, family services have been one of the overarching features of social work practice, education, and research. Efficacy studies help to reinforce the focus on serving ... More

Family Therapy  

Cynthia Franklin and Laura M. Hopson

Family intervention has become an important tool for social work practitioners. This entry provides a brief history of family intervention and important influences as well as a synopsis of ... More

Feminist Social Work Practice  

Cheryl A. Hyde

Feminist social work practice is based on principles derived from the political and social analyses of the women's movement. As a practice approach, feminism emphasizes gendered analyses ... More

Forensic Social Work  

Sunny Harris Rome

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Jun 2013
Forensic social work is a practice specialty that involves interaction with the courts. It has emerged as an important field in the past several decades. Forensic social workers often are ... More

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