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In honor of the 60th anniversary of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Social Work, NASW Press and Oxford University Press are proud to publish Social Work Essentials, edited by Cynthia Franklin. Since the launch of the Encyclopedia of Social Work Online in 2013, over 100 articles have been revised and over 150 new articles have been published online. This volume brings together selected new and revised articles along with a few core, unrevised articles from the 2008 print version in a brief reference guide for the social work profession. Covering a range of theoretical and practice orientations, this collection provides both fundamental knowledge for the profession and timely updates on the knowledge needed for social work practice. Additional information, a table of contents, and ordering information are available here.

 

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Check back each month to follow the most recent articles and updates. For information on future article additions, please visit the Forthcoming Articles page.


Grace Abbott, dynamic Director of the U.S. Children's Bureau, was most influential in her work with child labor legislation, immigrants, and social security. Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, two years after her sister, Edith Abbott, she graduated from Grand Island College in 1898 and became a teacher.


This entry briefly covers the history, demographics, research, clinical practice, diversity, debates, and trends surrounding marriage and domestic partnership in the United States. Who marries and why, when, and at what rate people marry is covered, as are some of the statistics behind alternatives to marriage, such as cohabitation, domestic partnership, and civil unions.”

New and Updated Articles Available

September 2016

See below for a complete list of new or revised articles added in September:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The Relationships between Impulse-Control Disorders, Compulsion Disorders, and Addictions

August 31, 2016

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Home Health Care
Human Rights Perspectives in Social Work Education and Practice
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Rural Social Work in Australia
Stigmatization and Labeling
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

August 2016

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Ally Model of Social Justice in Social Work
Care Transitions, Patient Health, and System Performance in the United States
Cultural Competence and Critical Consciousness in Social Work Pedagogy
Out-of-School Suspension of African American Youth and Progressive Education Alternatives
White , Michael
Progressive Social Work
Public Health Social Work
Group Work with School-Aged Children

July 2016

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Global Community Practice for the Global Agenda
Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Survival
Strategies and Interventions for Improving School Attendance

June 2016

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Addictions: Gambling
Improving the Self-Esteem and Social Skills of Students with Learning Disabilities
Social Work Education and Regulation in Australia
Women, Development, and Gender Inequality

May 2016

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Adult Safeguarding
Evidence-Informed Social Work Practice
Knee, Ruth Irelan

April 2016

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Human Needs: Overview
International Social Work: Overview
Narrative Therapy

March 2016

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Intellectual Disabilities
Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents

February 2016

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Kinship Care

January 2016

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Solo Athumani Solo
The Brief Therapies

December 2015

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Liberation-Based Practice

November 2015

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Ecological Social Work

October 2015

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Social Work and Indigenous Peoples in Canada

September 2015

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Human Trafficking: Sex Trade
Mutual Financial Aid and Saving Associations (MFASAs) among Asian Americans
Personalized Health Care

August 2015

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Dumpson, James R.
Racism
Welfare Rights

July 2015

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Adolescent Populations: An Overview of Issues and Social Problems
Education Policy
Native Americans: Overview
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

June 2015

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Farmaian, Sattareh Farman Saleebey, M. Dennis Weick, Ann T.

May 2015

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

March 2015

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African American Social Welfare History
Community Development in Taiwan
Community Planning
Domestic Violence in the LGBT Community
Global Health
Intercountry Adoption in Australia
Intersectionality and Social Work
Post-Disaster Recovery Services in Taiwan
Social Work and the United Nations
Solution-Focused  Brief Therapy in Schools

February 2015

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Economic Insecurity and Family Well-Being
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Global Gender Inequality
Human Trafficking: Overview
Islamophobia

January 2015

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Community Needs Assessment
Digital Technology in Social Work
Guang, Lu
International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Mood Disorders

December 2014

See below for a complete list of new or revised articles and biographies added in December:

Affordable Care Act
Chang, Xiu-Qing
Liao, Rong-li
Oral History and Social Work
Yeh, Chu-Sheng

November 2014

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Discrimination Kadushin, Alfred

October 2014

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Baccalaureate Social Workers
Professional Liability and Malpractice
Transdisciplinary and Translational Research
Undocumented Migrants and Detention Facilities

September 2014

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Asian Americans: Filipinos
Berg, Insoo Kim
de Shazer, Steve
Odum, Howard W.
Street-Connected Children

August 2014

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Alcohol and Drug Problems: Prevention
Human Needs: Health
Social Planning
Female Genital Mutilation
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Food (In)Security
Social Empathy
Transitions of Youth in Foster Care

July 2014

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Contexts/Settings: Agencies and Organizations in Non-Profit      Settings
Health Care: Overview
Counseling Older Adult Victims of Ageism in the Workplace
HIV in an Era of Biomedical Advances: Prevention
Slums and Affordable Housing
Disaster Preparedness for Organizations

June 2014

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Social Policy: Overview
Addictions: Tobacco
Criminal Justice: Overview
Disproportionality and Disparities
Dissemination and Implementation Research
Social Policy in Canada
Response to Intervention in Schools
Survivors of Suicide, Those Left Behind When Someone Dies by Suicide
Prison Violence
Grandparents

May 2014

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Posttraumatic Growth
Leadership and Leadership Development
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families and Parenting
School Violence
Social Work Profession: Political Context
Demographics
EMDR Treatment for Trauma
Social Work Education: Research

April 2014

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Ageism in the Workplace
HIV/AIDs and People of Color
International Aid, Relief, and Humanitarian Assistance
Mental Health Parity
Survivorship
Primary Prevention
Primary Health Care
Voter Participation

March 2014

See below for a complete list of new or revised articles and biographies added in March:

Children's Development Accounts (Children's Savings Accounts)
Diabetes (Children and Adults)
Jeff, Morris F. X., Jr.
Meditation, Mindfulness, and Social Work
Queer Communities
Women's Health

February 2014

See below for a complete list of new or significantly revised articles and biographies added in February:

Adoption: Lesbian and Gay Adoptive Parents
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Disorders
Early Childhood Home Visiting
Financial Social Work
Mankiller, Wilma
Multiethnic and Multiracialism
Prison Social Work
Juvenille Justice: Overview
Sexual Harassment
Unemployment Insurance

January 2014

See below for a complete list of new or significantly revised articles and biographies added in January:

Davidson, George
Roma Community, Roma Minority
Program Implementation Framework
Intimate Partner Violence
Child Labor
Congregational Social Work
Impaired Social Worker/Professional
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
African Americans: Immigrants of African Origin
Deinstitutionalization
Leadership, Foundations of
Life Span: Parenting
Professional Conduct
Social Work Education: Social Welfare Policy
African Americans: Overview
Ecological Framework
Intervention Research

December 2013

See below for a complete list of new or significantly revised articles and biographies added in December:

Aging: Overview
Children: Therapeutic Group Care
Community-Based Participatory Research
Community Organization
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Disability: Psychiatric Disabilities
Earned Income Tax Credit
Hospice
Hunger, Nutrition, and Food Programs
International Social Work and Social Welfare: Europe
Juvenile Delinquency
Pain
Supervision
Addictions: Tobacco
Adoption: Intercountry
Aquino, Maria Corazon
Capacity Development and Building
Chevannes, Alton Barrington
Cultural Equity and the Displacement of Othering
Estemirova, Natalya
Havel, Vaclav
Palazzoli, Mara Selvini

November 2013

See below for a complete list of new or significantly revised articles and biographies added in November:

Capital Punishment
Congressional Social Work Caucus
Culture and Identity in Generic Social Work
Hooks, Benjamin
Mindfulness-Based Therapy
School Climate
Social Work in Cuba
Spirituality in Social Work
Trauma-Informed Care
Whitton, Charlotte
American Social Security System
Asian Americans: South Asians
Chaos Theory and Complexity Theory
Community Economic Development
Disparities and Inequalities
Environment
Health Care Reform
Home-based Interventions
Housing
International Social Work and Social Welfare: Asia
Maternal and Child Health
Men: Practice Interventions
School Social Work
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Victim Services

October 2013

See below for a complete list of new or significantly revised articles and biographies added in October:

Advanced Statistical Analysis
Child Welfare: Overview
Community: Practice Interventions
Comorbidity
Displaced People
Eating Disorders
Empowerment Practice
Family: Practice Interventions
Family Caregiving
Foster Care
Human-Other Animal Bond
Latinos and Latinas: Mexicans
Life Span: Development and Infancy (Birth to Age Three)
Life Span: Oldest-Old and Advanced Old Age
Meta-Analysis
Multiculturalism
National Association of Social Workers
Research: Overview
Self-Help Groups and Organizations
Social Work Education: Electronic Technologies
Social Work Profession: Workforce
Teams
Trauma
Voluntarism
Action Research
Freire, Paulo
Jennison, Mary Irick
Kelso, John Joseph
Macro Practice Competencies
Play Therapy
Social Exclusion and Inclusion
Taylor, Billy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

September 2013

Encyclopedia of Social Work is now available through subscription to institutions and individuals. The site features over 50 new or significantly revised articles since its launch in June, in addition to all original articles and biographies found in the 20th edition reference. See below for a complete list of the articles and biographies added in September:

Advanced Statistical Analysis
Authoritative Settings and Involuntary Clients
Brown, W. Gertrude
Bullying in Youth
Cassidy, Harry Morris
Chunn, Jay Carrington, II
Common Factors in Psychotherapy
Direct Social Work Practice
Early Brain Development for Social Work Practice
Elder Abuse
Ethics and Values
Family Estrangement
Family Life Education
Fundraising for Human Service Nonprofits
Height, Dorothy I.
Human Rights and Social Welfare Work in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Human Sexuality
Incarcerated Women
Individual Practice with Undocumented Immigrants
Intergenerational Relations
International Social Work and Social Welfare: Australia and      Pacific Islands
International Volunteer Service
Licensing
Marriage and Domestic Partners
Martin, Elmer P.
Mental Health Courts
Micro Aggressions
Motivational Interviewing
Randomized Control Trials
Rights-Based Framework and Social Work
Sanders, Daniel
Social Work Malpractice, Liability, and Risk Management
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Stress Effects on Health
Systematic Reviews
Torture
Unions

August 2013

ESW's free access period is in full swing and users still have another month to explore the collections of articles--without a login or subscription. See below for the new and substantially revised articles that have been added to the site since the July launch:

Agency-Based Research
Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Immigrants in the United States
Bioethics
Cognition and Social Cognitive Theory
Council on Social Work Education
Crime and Criminal Behavior
Family Therapy
Human Needs: Religion and Spirituality
Immigration Policy
Life Span: Older Adulthood/Seniors (From Age 60 to 75)
Restorative Justice
Rural Practice
Technology: Technology in Macro Practice
Lévi-Strauss, Claude
Runaway and Homeless Youths
Sand, Rene
Sendler, Irena
Weisman, Celia B.
Alexandraki, Litsa
Böszörményi-Nagy, Ivan
Children's Health
Chisholm, Shirley
Clark, Septima Poinsette
Courtney, Catherine
Farley, Rawle
Jenkins, Esau
Maathai, Wangari M.
Marsh, Leonard Charles
McGowan-Kelly, Eileen
McMurray, Georgia L.
Mouravieff-Apostol, Andrew
Nelson, Kristine E.
Otis, Jack
Parks, Rosa
Quaranta, Mary Ann
Roberts, Albert A.
Sustainable Development
Suzman, Helen
Touzel, Bessie

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We've added a number of new supplementary materials to the site, including a dynamic ESW Infographic and three videos from our Oxford Talks with Social Workers video series. As the site continues to amass content each month, further multimedia content, interviews with practitioners, guided tours, and more will be available.

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June/July 2013

Encyclopedia of Social Work has launched! The site is currently available through an exclusive free access period through July and August, allowing hundreds of articles and entries to be viewed without purchase for the first time in ESW's history. All original articles from the 20th edition Encyclopedia of Social Work print reference work have been digitized in a new, accessible platform and 25 never-before-seen articles have been released for the site's free access summer. New articles will be added to the site at the beginning of every month, filling gaps in content that have appeared since the 2008 publication, and original articles will be significantly updated to reflect current data and trends. Visit the forthcoming articles page to track the progress of ESW in the coming weeks, and be sure to check back regularly for updates.

The site's newest functionality includes:

  • A sleek, vibrant, user-friendly homepage that instantly directs visitors to key articles and help information for navigating and understanding the site's features
  • Article versioning: Select articles are marked with a banner that indicates if a more recent version of the article exists, ensuring that users are accessing the most up-to-date information
  • Subtle in-line citation links (in orange) take users to the relevant full citations listed in the bibliography, improving the user journey between sources
  • OpenURL functionality, allowing users to broaden their research options with related resources found in Worldcat and Google Preview
  • MARC21 records, full text DOIs, and connections to the Oxford Index increase discoverability and seamlessly link users to the library’s catalog, building awareness and usage of library resources

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