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SWK402: Generalist Practice

Keyword FAQs

  • Brainstorm keywords!  You might think TANF, but the databases use different search terms: public welfare, rent subsidies, welfare recipients, poor families, government policy, food stamps, poor... Family/group dynamics are called: family relations, family relationships, interpersonal relations, parent & child, social groups, ethnic groups, group identity, characters of groups...
  • Search by subject field!  The subject poverty retrieved 12,486 results, while the keyword poverty retrieved 27,822 results.
  • Limit by population of interest: children, older people, teenage mothers, low-income mothers, depressed persons, inner cities, neighborhoods, african americans, hispanic americans, people with disabilities, urban poor, victims of crimes...

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