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adolescent

adolescent  

1 A person in a period of adolescence. adj.2 Of, relating to, or peculiar to adolescence, or in a state or period of adolescence.
adult

adult  

In criminal proceedings, the definition of ‘adult’ is simply a function of the definition of juvenile—i.e. an adult is any person aged 18 or over. In the context of sentencing, however, the term is ...
Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care  

Adult day care centers provide important health, social, and support services for functionally and cognitively impaired adults and their caregivers. The adult day care services are underutilized, ...
Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services  

Adult Protective Services (APS) are empowered by states and local communities to respond to reports and cases of vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect. While incorporating legal, medical, ...
Agency-Based Research

Agency-Based Research  

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: administrators and ...
Alaska Natives

Alaska Natives  

Alaska Natives represent less than 1% of the U.S. population but reside in more than 229 Native villages and account for 40% of federally recognized tribes. Most Alaska Native communities ...
Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol and Drugs  

[This entry contains four subentries: Overview; Law Enforcement and Legal Policy; Practice Interventions; Prevention.]Social workers commonly encounter individuals and families that have problems ...
Arab Americans

Arab Americans  

This entry defines the term Arab American, followed by a discussion of the two waves of immigration: before 1924 and post-1965. A demographic overview is presented next, drawing from data ...
Asian Americans

Asian Americans  

[This entry contains seven subentries: Overview; Practice Interventions; Chinese; Japanese, Koreans; South Asians; Southeast Asians.]The term Asian Americans encompasses the immigrants coming from ...
Asset Building

Asset Building  

Since 1991, a new policy discussion has arisen in the United States and other countries, focusing on building assets as a complement to traditional social policy based on income. In ...

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