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Subject: Music

This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Fundraising

Fundraising  

Of the 1.5 million tax-exempt organizations registered with the IRS, roughly 20% are human service nonprofits. They received about $29.6 billion in charitable contributions in 2007 (10% of all ...
Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform  

This entry presents an overview of national health care reform in the United States from its introduction into the public policy agenda at the turn of the 20th century through ...
International Social Work

International Social Work  

[This entry contains two subentries: Overview; Education.]This entry presents an overview of definitions of international social work, relevant theories, history, and current practice roles. The ...
Community-Based Participatory Research

Community-Based Participatory Research  

Community-based participatory research in social work is a partnership approach to research that involves community members, organizational representatives, and researchers in all aspects of the ...
Community Building

Community Building  

This article will cover the history, theory, and empirical and practical knowledge of community building. Social networks and social ties contribute to informal social control, while neighborhood ...
Community Needs Assessment

Community Needs Assessment  

Current approaches to community needs assessments should reflect the changing nature of communities themselves and new thinking relative to their assessment. First, geographically bounded ...
Community Violence

Community Violence  

Community violence represents a widespread concern receiving increasing attention by social workers. This article considers the problem of community violence and our present understanding of its ...
Christian Social Services

Christian Social Services  

The term “Christian social services” refers to the involvement of persons and agencies that identify themselves as having a Christian faith orientation in providing services to meet the material and ...
Citizen Participation

Citizen Participation  

Citizen participation is a process through which people served by government and nonprofit organizations can provide input about how these services are offered. Citizen participation is particularly ...
Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement  

Civic engagement is the backbone of the social work profession. Through our civic mission, we have long organized and empowered citizens in common pursuits to address social, economic, and political ...
Couples

Couples  

This entry discusses the evolution of the field of couples counseling from an auxiliary service provided through a variety of professional disciplines to a well-established field defined by its own ...
Behavioral Theory

Behavioral Theory  

Behavioral theory seeks to explain human behavior by analyzing the antecedents and consequences present in the individual's environment and the learned associations he or she has acquired through ...
Brief Therapies

Brief Therapies  

Research and meta-analysis of research on psychotherapy outcome have consistently supported the use of therapy that is planned from the beginning to be brief. In recent years several brief therapy ...
Caribbean Americans

Caribbean Americans  

The diverse group of people referred to as Caribbean Americans come from the Circum-Caribbean region, which includes the island nations of the Caribbean Sea and the nations of Central America ...
Bereavement Practice

Bereavement Practice  

Bereavement, which is the circumstance of having experienced the death of a significant other, is associated with significant emotional, cognitive, spiritual, physical, and social disruption. Given ...
Authoritative Settings and Involuntary Clients

Authoritative Settings and Involuntary Clients  

Social workers are increasingly working with involuntary clients. Since the early 1990s the field has been developing new ideas and skills that are equally useful in working with voluntary and ...
Baccalaureate Social Workers

Baccalaureate Social Workers  

Defining today's baccalaureate social workers as entry workers to the social work profession is indeed a paradigm shift. “Clearly, the social work profession is at a crossroad. If there are ...
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 ...
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, ...

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