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Encyclopedia of Social Work


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Hrsg. v. Cynthia Franklin


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Oxford University Press


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In print for nearly a century, Encyclopedia of Social Work reference book serves as an essential tool for the social work community. This new online Encyclopedia is not merely a digital replica of the book, but a dynamic, living resource that offers immediate publication of new articles and regular updating of existing articles. Over 650 articles range from concise overviews to 8,000 word analyses, offering users of any level an opportunity to meet their research goals. university presses around the world.

Peer-reviewed and backed by an experienced editorial board, Encyclopedia of Social Work offers a wealth of information to support scholarly research, as well as practical applications for social workers in the field. Editor in Chief Cynthia Franklin, Professor at the Austin School of Social Work, spent ten years working in clinical social work before pursuing academia, and brings this dual perspective to her work on the Encyclopedia. For example, an article on substance abuse might contain sections on "Best Practices" and "Ethical Issues" that present complicated dilemmas and advice for working through them. For this reason, the Encyclopedia of Social Work site proves valuable to anyone in the social work community, from practitioners and faculty who have worked for decades, to students ready to embark on social work careers. University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) brings the site features, the latest functionality and a clean, straightforward layout, allowing quick and easy access to articles anywhere, at any time. Users are directed immediately to quality content, with additional support from a number of free supplemental pages: an NASW "about page," further resources for practitioners, information for authors, and more. Articles are arranged in a 24-subject alphabetized taxonomy and span an array of specialties. Ethics and Values feature as a prominent category while a section is devoted specifically to the "Social Work Profession." world, making disparately-published works easily accessible, Encyclopedia of Social Work's continuous publishing model represents a new, innovative approach to deliver the most current content to today's researchers. Articles in the areas of healthcare, mental health, and family care, in particular, have received significant review and update since their publication in the 20th edition of Encyclopedia of Social Work. Further articles, focused on the latest trending topics in social work will be added on a monthly basis.

Key features:

- Over 650 peer-reviewed articles and biographies offer overviews of every facet of social work study, including the most current, debated topics

- Trusted, scholarly content infused with practical advice for social workers in the field

- New entries added monthly, edited with precision by a 13-member editorial board and EIC

- Supplementary multimedia content, such as videos and links to relevant social work resources, provide context and expand research possibilities


Undergraduates, postgraduates, practitioners, and academics in the fields of social work, sociology, law, medicine, and government.

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