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Social Work

Examples of Keywords

Abuse/Domestic Violence

A
"abuse*"
"abuse survivor*"
"ACE"
"ACEs"
"acquaintance rape"
"adult survivor* of child abuse"
"adverse childhood experience*"
"affirmative consent"
"allegation*"

B
"battered"
"batterer*"
"battery"
"boyfriend abuse*"
"boyfriend battery"
"boyfriend violence"

C
"capta"
"child abandonment"
"child abuse*"
"child abuse prevention & treatment act"
"child maltreatment"
"child mistreatment"
"child molestation"
"child neglect"
"child protection services"
"child protective services"
"child sex* abuse*"
"child survivor"
"child welfare"
"child witness"
"couples abuse"
"couples battery"
"couples violence"
"cyberstalking"

D
"date rape*"
"dating abuse*"
"dating battery"
"dating violence"
"domestic abuse"
"domestic assault*"
"domestic battery"
"domestic violence"
"domestic violence restraining order*" (DVRO)

E/F
"emotional* abuse*"
"family violence"
"forced prostitut*"
"foster care"
"fostercare"
"foster child*"
"foster families"
"foster family"
"foster father*"
"foster home*"
"foster mother*"
"foster parent*"
"foster services"
"foster system*"

G
"gender-based abuse" OR "gender based abuse"
"gender-based battery" OR "gender based battery"
"gender based violence" OR "gender-based violence"
"girlfriend abuse*"
"girlfriend battery"
"girlfriend violence"

H
"human traffic*"
"husband abuse*"
"husband battery"
"husband violence"
"inappropriate sex*"

I
"incest*"
"intergenerational transmission"
"interparental violence"
"interpersonal violence"
"intimate abuse*"
"intimate battery"
"intimate partner abuse"
"intimate partner violence"
"intimate violence"
"investigation*"

M/N
"mail order bride*"
"mail-order bride*"
"marital abuse*"
"marital assault*"
"marital battery"
"marital rape*"
"marital violence"
"marriage rape*"
"molest*"
"molestation*"
"nonconsensual*" OR "non-consensual*"

O/P
"offender*"
"partner abuse*"
"partner battery"
"partner violence"
"pedophil*"
"perpetrator*"
"physical* abuse*"
"physical* violen*"

R
"rape"
"rape survivor*"
"raped"
"relationship abuse*"
"relationship battery"
"relationship violence"
"respondent*"   (person subject to DVRO)
"romance abuse"
"romance battery"
"romance violence"
"romantic abuse*"
"romantic battery"
"romantic violence"

S
"sex abuse*"
"sex assault"
"sex battery"
"sex coercion"
"sex crime" OR "sex crimes"
"sex exploitation"
"sex harassment"
"sex intimidation"
"sex misconduct"
"sex offender*"
"sex offense*"
"sex predation"
"sex slave"
"sex slavery"
"sex victim"
"sex violence"
"sexual abuse*"
"sexual assault*"
"sexual battery"
"sexual coerc*"
"sexual crime" OR "sexual crimes"
"sexual exploitation"
"sexual harassment"
"sexual intimidation"
"sexual misconduct"
"sexual offender*"
"sexual offense*"
"sexual perpetration"
"sexual perpetrator*"
"sexual predation"
"sexual predator*"
"sexual slave*"
"sexual slavery"
"sexual victim*"
"sexual violence"
"sexually abused"
"sexually abusive"
"sexually assaulted"
"sexually battered"
"sexually coerced"
"sexually criminal"
"sexually exploited"
"sexually harassed"
"sexually harassing"
"sexually inappropriate"
"sexually intimidated"
"sexually intimidating"
"sexually offended"
"sexually perpetrated"
"sexually victimized"
"sexually violent"
"sodomized"
"sodomy"
"spous* abuse*"
"spous* battery"
"spous* violence"
"stalking"
"substantiat*"
"survivor*"

T
"title 9"
"title ix"
"title nine"

U/V
"unhealthy relationship*"
"VAWA"
"violence against women act"
"violence survivor*"

W
"wife abuse*"
"wife battery"
"wife beating"
"wife violence"
"witness"

Addiction

A
"aa"
"abstain" OR "abstains" OR "abstained" OR "abstaining"
"abstinence"
"abstinent"
"addict*"
"addiction*"
"al-anon"
"alanon"
"alcohol abuse*"
"alcohol use disorder" OR "AUD"
"alcoholic*"
"Alcohol or Other Drug"
"alcoholics anonymous"
"alcoholism*"
"amphetamine*"
"AOD"

B
"barbiturates"
"bath crystals"
"bath salts"
"betting"
"binge drinking"

C
"cannabis"
"chemical abuse*"
"chemical abuse counseling"
"chemical abuse recovery"
"chemical abuse rehab*"
"chemical abuse treatment"
"chemical dependenc*"
"chemical use"
"chewing tobacco"
"cigarette*"
"cocaine"
"crack"

D
"designer drugs"
"detox*"
"downers"
"drink and drive"
"drink-free"
"drinking and driving"
"drinking-free"
"drinking problems"
"driving under the influence"
"driving while drunk"
"driving while intoxicated"
"drug abuse*"
"drug abuse counseling"
"drug abuse recovery"
"drug abuse rehab*"
"drug abuse treatment"
"drug counseling"
"drug crimes"
"drug deal*"
"drug dependenc*"
"drug defendant"
"drug habit*"
"drug misuse"
"drug offender*"
"drug offense*"
"drug overdose*"
"drug possession"
"drug problem"
"drug recovery"
"drug rehab*"
"drug traffic*"
"drug use"
"drug user*"
"drugs"
"drunk driver*"
"drunk driving"
"drunkenness"
"drunkard*"
"dui"
"dwi"

E
"ecstasy"
"electronic cigarette*"
"electronic nicotine delivery system"

G
"gambling"
"game addiction"
"gaming"
"gaming addiction"
"gaming disorder"
"gaming problem"
"gateway drug" (pathway switch* transition*)
"glue sniffing"

H
"hallucinogenic*"
"heroin"
"high"
"hooka*"

I
"illegal drug use"
"illegal drugs"
"illicit drugs"
"inebriat*"
"intoxicated"
"lsd"

M
"marihuana"
"marijuana"
"meth"
"methamphetamine*"
"morphine"
"mushrooms"

N
"narcotics"
"narcotics anonymous"
"nicotine"
"nicotine gum"
"nicotine lozenges"
"nicotine patch"
"nondrinker" OR "nondrinkers" OR "non-drinker" OR "non-drinkers"
"nondrinking" OR "non-drinking"

O
"opioids"
"overdose"
"oxycodone"
"oxycontin"

P
"pain killers"
"pain pills"
"pipe smoking"
"problem drinking"
"problematic gaming"
"psychedelics"

R/S
"recovery group*"
"ritalin"
"sedatives"
"smokeless tobacco"
"smoker"
"smokers"
"smoking"
"snuff"
"snus"  [smokeless tobacco]
"sober"
"soberistas"
"sobriety"
"speed"
"street drugs"
"strung out"
"substance abuse*"
"substance abuse counseling"
"substance abuse recovery"
"substance abuse rehab*"
"substance abuse treatment center*"
"substance dependenc*"
"substance disorder*"
"substance misuse"
"substance problems"
"substance related disorder*"
"substance use"
"substance withdrawal"
"support group*"

T
"tobacco"
"tranquilizers"
"twelve step program*"
"twelve-step program*"

U/V/W
"uppers"
"vaping"
"withdrawal"

Ages

A
"adolescence"
"adolescent*"
"adult*"

B
"babies"
"baby"
"baby boom generation*"
"baby boomer*"
"boy"
"boy scout*"
"boys"

C
"child"
"child's"
"childhood"
"children"
"college age"
"college aged"
"college student*"

D
"daughter*"
"delinquent*"
"dependent"
"dependents"

E
"early adolescence"
"early adulthood"
"early childhood"
elderly see the Elderly box
"elementary school student*"
"elementary schooler*"
"emerging adult*"

F/G
"first grader*"
"generation x"
"generation y"
"generation z"
"girl*"
"girl scout*"
"girls"
"grade school student*"
"grade schooler*"
"grammar schooler*"
"grandbab*"
"grandchild*"
"granddaughter*"
"grandson*"
"high school student*"
"high schooler*"

I
"infancy"
"infant"
"infants"
"Intergenerational"
"junior high student*"
"junior high schooler*"
"juvenile*"

K
"kid"
"kids"
"kindergartener*"
"kindergartner*"

L
"late adolescence"
"late adulthood"
"life course"
"lifecourse"
"life span"
"lifespan"

M
"middle adolescence"
"middle adulthood"
"middle aged"
"middle childhood"
"middle school student*"
"middle schooler*"
"millennial*"
"minor"
"minors"

N
"neonat*"
"newborn*"
"next generational"
"nextgen*"
"nursery schooler*"

O
"offspring*"
"orphan"
"orphans"

P
"paediatric*"
"pediatric*"
"preadolescen*"
"pre-adolescen*"
"preschooler*"
"pre-schooler*"
"preteen*"
"pre-teen*"
"primary grade schooler*"
"primary grade student*"

S
"school aged"
"school student"
"schooler"
"secondary school student*"
"senior high schooler*"
"senior high student*"
"son"
"sons"
"stepchild*"
"step-child*"
"stepdaughter*"
"step-daughter*"
"stepson*"
"step-son"
"step-sons"

T
"teen*"
"teenage*"
"teenager*"
"toddler*"
"tweener*"

U/Y
"under five"
"underage*"
"underfive"
"young adult*"
"young child*"
"young men"
"young women"
"youngster*"
"youth"
"youths"

Number

"1st grader*"

Bullying

A/B
"anti-bully*"
"antibully*"
"bullied"
"bullies"
"bully*"
"bus bullies"
"bus bully*"

C/D
"computer bullies"
"computer bully*"
"cyber bullie*"
"cyber-bullie*"
"cyber bully*"
"cyber-bully*"
"cyberbullied"
"cyberbullies"
"cyberbully*"
"digital bullies"
"digital bully*"

E/F
"electronic bullies"
"electronic bully*"
"facebook bullies"
"facebook bully*"

H/I
"harassment"
"internet bullies"
"internet bully*"

L/M
"lunchroom bullies"
"lunchroom bully*"
"myspace bullies"
"myspace bully*"

O/P
"online bullies"
"online bully*"
"playground bullies"
"playground bully*"

S/V
"school bullies"
"school bully*"
"social network* bullies"
"social network* bully*"
"virtual bully*"

W
"work place bully*"
"workplace bully*"
"worksite bully*"

Crime

A
"adjudicate"
"aftercare"
"anticarceral*"
"alternate punishment*"
"alternative punishment*"
"alternative* to imprisonment"
"alternative* to incarceration"
"alternative to institutionalization"
"alternatives to institutionalizing"
"arrest*"
"arrest policies"
"arrestee*"

B
"bail"
"bond"

C
"carceral*"
"casa"
"cell"
"cell mate*"
"cellmate*"
"cells"
"civil court*"
"coming home"
"community-based correctional"
"community-based corrections"
"community-based sanctions"
"community control program*"
"community integration"
"community prosecution"
"community reentry"
"community reintegration"
"community re-integration"
"community service"
"community supervision"
"conjugal rights"
"convict" (noun)
"convict" (verb)
"convicted"
"convicts"
"correctional"
"correctional facility"
"correctional institution*"
"correctional options"
"correctional population"
"correctional rehabilitation"
"correctional system*"
"corrections"
"corrections system"
"court acceptance"
"court appointed"
"court appointed special advocates"
"court involved"
"court ordered"
"court review"
"court reviews"
"crime"
"criminal*"
"criminal court*"
"criminal justice"
"criminal justice system*"

D
"decarcerat*"
"defender"
"deincarcerat*"
"deinstitutionaliz*"
"delinquency"
"delinquent*"
"desistance"
"detention"
"detention facilit*"
"discharg*"
"discretion"
"discretionary"
"diversion"
"diversion at sentencing"
"diversionary"
"divert*"
"divert at sentencing"
"dna"
"drug court*"

E
"early releas*"
"electronic monitoring"
"evidence"
"ex-con"
"ex-cons"
"ex-convict*"
"ex-felon*"
"ex-offender*"
"ex-prisoner*"
"eye witness*"
"eye witness testimony"

F
"family court*"
"federal prison*"
"felon"
"felonies"
"felons"
"felony"
"fines"
"finger prints"
"frontend" OR "front end" OR "front-end"
"fugitive*"

G
"guard"
"guards"
"guilty"

H
"halfway hous*"
"hearing"
"holding cell*"
"home confinement"
"house arrest"
"hyperincarcerat*"

I
"imprison*"
"incarcerat*"
"informal handling"
"inmate*"
"innocent"
"intake*"
"intaking"
"intensive probation"
"intensive supervision"

J
"jail"
"jail mate*"
"jailer*"
"jails"
"judge"
"judgment*"
"judicial*"
"judicial discretion"
"judicial system*"
"jurisprudence"
"juries"
"jury"
"justice involved"
"justice system*"
"juvenile*"
"juvenile detention"

L
"lawyer*"
"lawyer* up"
"local jail*"
"lock up"
"lock-up"
"lockup"

M/O
"minor"
"miranda rights"
"off for good behavior"
"offender*"

P
"parole*"
"parole board*"
"parole officer*"
"parolee*"
"penal"
"penalty"
"penitentiar*"
"perpetrator*"
"plea bargain*"
"plead"
"pleaded"
"police"
"post-arrest"
"postarrest*"
"post incarceration"
"post-incarceration"
"postincarcerat*"
"post parole"
"post-parole"
"postparole*"
"post release"
"post-release"
"postrelease*"
"pre release"
"pre-release"
"prerelease"
"pretrial"
"prison*"
"prison release"
"prisoner*"
"probation*"
"probationary"
"problem-solving court"
"problem-solving courts"
"prosecution"
"prosecutor*"
"prosecutorial discretion"
"public defender*"
"punish*"

R
"re-abus*"
"reabus*"
"re-arrest*"
"rearrest*"
"re-assault*"
"reassault*"
"recidivism"
"re-convict*"
"reconvict*"
"re-entering"
"re-entry"
"reentry"
"rehabilitate"
"re-incarcerat*"
"reincarcerat*"
"reintegrat*"
"re-integrat*"
"released"
"re-offend*"
"reoffend*"
"re-offend*"
"repeat offender*"
"residential integration"
"residential reentry"
"residential reintegration"
"restitution*"
"restorative justice"
"return* home"
"return* to prison*"
"return* to the community"
"re-victimiz*"
"revictimiz*"

S
"sentenced"
"sentencing"
"served time"
"small claims court"
"special* court"
"special* courts"
"state prison*"

T
"three strikes and you're out"
"three strikes you're out"
"time served"
"transcarceral*"
"transition*"
"truth in sentencing"

U/V
"underaged"
"verdict*"
"victimize"
"visitation"

W
"warden*"
"warrant"
"witness"

For a comprehensive list of terms, please consult the
National Criminal Justice Reference Service database's thesaurus.
https://ncjrs.gov/App/search/thesaurussearch.aspx

ADA/Disabilities

A
"ability"
"ableism"
"accepting"
"accessibility"
"accessible"
"accommodate*"
"accommodation*"
"ADA"
"adapt*"
"adaptive"
"americans with disabilities act"
"assistive device*"
"assistive technolog*"

B
"barrier free design*"
"barrier-free design*"
"behavior* disab*"
"behavior* disorder*"
"blind"

C
"cane"
"canes"
"challenged"
"cochlear implant*"
"conversion*"
"convert*"

D
"deaf"
"developmental* disab*"
"developmentally delayed"
"differently-abled"
"disabilit*"
"disabled"
"disablism"

E
"emotion* disab*"
"emotion* disorder*"
"emotion* disturbed"

H
"handicap*"
"hard of hearing"
"hearing aid*"
"hearing impair*"

I
"immobility"
"impaired"
"inaccessible"
"inclusion"
"inclusive"
"inclusive design*"
"insane asylum*"
"learning disab*"
"learning disorder*"
"legally blind"
"life span design"
"lifespan design"
"low vision"

M/N
"mental* disab*""
"mental disorder*"
"mental facilit*"
"mental hospital*"
"mental institution*"
"modification*"
"modifie*"
"modify*"
"mobility"
"mobility aids"
"mobility equipment"
"mute"
"neurodiverse"

P
"physical disabilit*"
"physically challenged"
"physically disable*"

R
"reading disab*"
"reading disorder*"
"rehab*"
"remodel*"
"renovat*"
"retrofit*"

S/T"scooter*"
"special needs"
"text reader*"
"text-reader*"
"transform*"
"trans generational design*"
"trans-generational design*"
"transgenerational design*"

U/V/W
"universal design*"
"vision disab*"
"vision disorder*"
"vision loss"
"visitability"
"visual* disab*"
"visual disorder*"
"visual* loss"
"welcoming"
"wheelchair*"

Elderly

A
"aarp"
"accessory dwelling units"  (ADUs)
"active adult community"
"adult day care"
"adult daycare"
"advanced directive*"
"age in place"
"aged"
"aged care"
"ageing in place"
"aging at home"
"aging in place"
"aic"  (assisted and independent living communities)
"alzheimer*"
"american association of retired persons"
"assisted living"

B
"backyard homes"
"became old"
"became older"
"becoming older"

C
"caregiver*" OR "care giver" OR "care givers"
"caregiving" OR "care giving"
"caretaker" OR "caretakers" OR "care taker" OR "care takers"
"caretaking" OR "care taking"
"centenarian*"
"cognitive*" N3 declin*
"cognitive*" N3 deteriorat*
"cognitive*" N3 impair*
"community dwelling"
"community living"
"continuing care retirement community" (CCRC)

D
"death"
"delivered meals"
"dementia*"
"durable power of attorney"

E
"elder"
"elder abuse*"
"elder cottage housing opportunity"
"eldercare"
"elders"
"elderly"
"encore life course stage"

F
"falling down"
"falls"
"fell down"
"frail*"

G
"geriatric*"
"gerontologic"
"gerontology"
"getting older"
"grandfather*"
"grandmother*"
"grandparent*"
"granny pods"  (housing)
"grew old"
"grew older"
"group home*"
"grow old"
"growing older"

H
"healthcare power of attorney"
"healthcare proxy"
"home care services"
"home* for the aged"
"home within a home"
"house sharing"

I
"in-home care"
"in-law units"  (housing)
"independent living"
"Intergenerational shared-site organization*"  [IGSS]

L
"late-life"
"later life"
"life long housing"
"lifelong housing"
"life-long housing"
"living alone"
"living will*"
"long term care"
"long-term care"
"longterm care"

M
"meals on wheels"
"medical power of attorney"
"medicare*"
"mental*" N3 declin*
"mental*" N3 deteriorat*
"mental*" N3 impair*
"multi-ability, generational, inclusive communities"
"multigenerational homes"
"multigenerational housing"

N
"naturally occurring retirement community"
"norc"
"nursing home*"
"nursing home resident*"

O
"octogenarian*"
"old age"
"older adult*"
"older people*"
"older person*"

R
"retired"
"retiree*"
"retirement"
"retirement community"

S/T
"senior adult*"
"senior center*"
"senior citizen*"
"senior living community"
"seniors"
"skilled nursing"
"social security"
"step-grandfather*"
"stepgrandfather*"
"step-grandmother*"
"stepgrandmother*"
"step-grandparent*"
"stepgrandparent*"
"surviving spous*"
"third age"

W
"widow*"
"widower*"
"widowhood"

Reference (keywords from):
Siegel, L. (2021, May 27). A social work research guide. LibGuides. esu.libguides.com/c.php?g=840447&p=7245174