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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

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(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Pain

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...of pain as well as cases in which prescribers were charged with criminal offenses such as manslaughter and drug trafficking. Additionally concerns related to substance abuse and addiction suffuses the treatment environment of clinicians and patients mandating education to dispel myths and misconceptions as well as skilled assessment, treatment, and evaluation of outcomes. Whether pain is chronic or related to life-threatening illnesses, a multidimensional treatment plan should be recommended. This may include medications, surgical approaches,...

Gay Families and Parenting

Gay Families and Parenting   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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...at every level of government compelling arguments for why they need to address the needs of gay and lesbian families as they live in nearly every corner of every county in America. The notion that gay and lesbian people live only on the coasts in major urban areas has been dispelled by these U.S. Census Bureau statistics. From big cities to small farming towns, from the deep South to the Pacific Northwest, gay and lesbian families are part of the American landscape (Mallon, 2006 ). To date, as Smith and Gates ( 2001 ) point out, the U.S. Census Bureau has...

Macro Social Work Practice

Macro Social Work Practice   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...to a focus on space, structure, function, and relationships among systems are issues of how people behave in communities; therefore human behavior theories help macro practitioners recognize why people act as they do in large systems. Organizational and community behavior dispels any myths that macro practice is not “direct” practice because there is ongoing interaction among people; it is just more complicated because it is not always one-on-one (Netting et al., 2008 ). Similarly, power dependency theory, conflict theory, and resource mobilization...

Political Social Work

Political Social Work   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...legitimate professional role. Client data, which may be useful in supporting or opposing legislation, should be obtained. 5. Social work organizations must investigate most closely the legal and regulatory constraints on political activity and organizational members in order to dispel myths about these obstacles (p. 188). Reaching and educating employers and the public regarding the excellent education and skills social workers bring to the political arena will need to occur to enhance the ability of social workers to be employed in this area. References...

Christian Social Services

Christian Social Services   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...neighbors . Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures. College of Biblical Studies. (n.d.). Faith-based affordable housing development and finance resource guide (Handbook). Houston, TX: College of Biblical Studies. Conn, H. (1987). A clarified vision for urban mission: Dispelling urban stereotypes . Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. Coughlin, B. J. (1965). Church and state in social welfare . New York: Columbia University Press. Deveaux, W. P. (1996). African Methodist Episcopal: Nurturing a sense of “somebodyness.” In P. D. Airhart & M. L. Bendroth ...

Leadership

Leadership   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...both strengths and challenges coexist. 5. Faith: As described by Bailey ( 2006 ), “the faith of leadership is about living with uncertainty and trusting that all that happens serves a higher good; that there is a lesson to be learned in every pleasure and every pain” (p. 300). Dispelling popular misconnotations of the word, faith is not contrary to reason; it does not ignore people and situations that are dishonest or dangerous; and it does not inhibit human beings from asking questions and developing new knowledge. Faith can serve as the origin of inspiration...

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