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Social Work

Examples of Keywords

 Poverty

A/D
"at risk"
"at-risk"
"disadvantaged"
"disempowered"
"disenfranchised"
"distressed neighborhood*"

E
"economic fragility"
"economic insecurity"
"economically depressed"

F
"female head of household*"
"female headed household*"
"female-headed household*"
"food desert*"
"food insecurity"
"food pantries"
"food pantry"
"food security"
"food stamps"
"free lunch program*"

H/I
"high risk"
"homeless*"
"impoverish*"
"indigent"

L
"low income*"
"low-income*"
"low resourced"
"low ses"
"low social status"
"low socio-economic*"
"low-socio-economic*"
"low socioeconomic*"
"low-socioeconomic*"
"lower class*"

M
"marginalized"
"minorities"
"minority"

P
"poor"
"poverty"
"poverty line"
"public assistance"

S
"school lunch program*"
"section 8"
"section eight"
"shelter*"
"single mom" OR "single moms"
"single mother" OR "single mothers"
"single parent household*"
"single-parent household*"
"slum"
"slums"
"snap"
"social class"
"soup kitchen"
"Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program"

T
"title 1"
"title I"
"title one"

U
"unbank*"
"underbank*"
"underclass"
"under-privilege*"
"underprivilege*"
"underrepresented"
"under resourced"
"underserved"
"unmarried mother*"
"unwed mother*"

V/W

"vulnerable"
"want"
"working poor"

Religion

A
"anthropology of religion"
"agnostic*"
"atheis*"

B
"bishop*"
"brahmin*"
"buddh*"

C
"cardinal*"
"chapel*"
"chaplain*"
"church*"
"clergy"
"cleric*"
"congregant*"
"congregation*"
"convent*"
"cult"
"cult leader*"
"cult member*"
"cults"

D
"deacon*"
"deist*"
"denomination*"
"dioces*"

E/F
"ecumenical*"
"ethic*"
"faith"
"faith-based"
"faith healer*"
"faithful*"
"faiths"
"father*"
"follower*"
"friar*"

G/I
"gospel*"
"imam*"
"inter-marriage*"
"intermarriage*"

L
"laity"
"lay leader*"
"layleader*"
"lay person*"
"layperson*"

M
"mega church*"
"mega-church*"
"megachurch*"
"member*"
"minister*"
"mixed marriage*"
"mixed-marriage*"
"monaster*"
"monk*"
"moral"
"morals"
"mosque*"
"mystic*"

N
"non-denomination*"
"nondenomination*"
"nonsectarian*"
"non-sectarian*"
"nun"
"nuns"

P
"padre*"
"pagan*"
"parish*"
"parochial*"
"pastor*"
"pope"
"practitioner*"
"pray"
"prayed"
"prayer*"
"praying"
"prays"
"preacher*"
"priest*"
"prophet*"

R
"rabbi*"
"rectory"
"relic*"
"religio*"
"reverend*"

S/T
"saint*"
"sect"
"sects"
"sectarian*"
"secular humanis*"
"seminary"
"soul"
"spirit*"
"spiritual*"
"spirituality"
"synagogue*"
"temple*"

V/W
"vatican*"
"visions"
"warlock*"
"witch*"
"worship*"
"worshipper*"

Therapy

A
"acupunctur*"
"adherence"
"alternative medicine"
"alternative therap*"

B
"behavior modification"
"bibliotherapy"
"biofeedback"
"brief therapy"

C
"cbt"
"cognitive behavior* therap*"
"compliance"
"compliant"
"counsel"
"counseling"
"counselling"
"counseling model*"
"counseling technique*"
"counselor*"
"counsellor*"

D
"diet therap*"
"drug therap*"
"drug treatment*"

E/G
"evidence-based treatment"  ("EBT")
"exercise therap*"
"group counseling"
"group counselling"
"group meeting*"
"group psychotherap*"
"group therap*"
"group work"
"groupwork"

H/I
"hospice"
"individual therapy"
"intervention*"

M
"massage therap*"
"medication*"
"medicine*"
"meditation"
"mindfulness"
"mutual self-help"

N
"nonadherence"
"non-adherence"
"noncompliance"
"non-compliance"
"noncompliant"
"non-compliant"

O/P
"occupational therap*"
"outcome*"
"palliative care"
"peer support*"
"pharmaceutical therap*"
"pharmaceutical treatment*"
"pharmacotherap*"
"physical therap*"
"prescription*"
"psychiatry"
"psychoeducation*"
"psychotherapeutic*"
"psychotherapies"
"psychotherapist*"
"psychotherapy"

R
"recovery"
"rehab"
"rehabilitation"
"respiratory therap*"

S
"self-help group*"
"support group*"
"surgery"

T
"therapeutic*"
"therapies"
"therapist*"
"therapy"
"treat"
"treating"
"treatment*"

For a comprehensive list of terms, please consult the CINAHL Plus database's thesaurus,
the PubMed database's MeSH headings, or the PsycInfo database's thesaurus.

Social Work

A
"adult protective services"
"aide"
"aides"
"attendant"

C
"case management"
"case manager*"
"case supervisor*"
"case work*"
"casework*"
"child protection services"
"child protective services"
"child welfare"
"child welfare services"
"child welfare worker*"
"clinical supervisor*"
"clinician*"
"counseling"
"counselling"
"counselor*"
"counsellor*"
"cross-cultural communication*"
"cross cultural communication*"
"crosscultural communication*"
"cultural competency"
"cultural literacy"
"cultural sensitivity"

F
"family counseling"
"family counselling"
"family therapist*"
"family therapy"
foster care see the Abuse box

G
"group counseling"
"group facilitator*"
"group meeting*"
"group psychotherap*"
"group therapy"
"group work"
"groupwork"

H/I
"human service*"
intake See the Intake box
"inter-cultural communication*"
"intercultural communication*"

M
"marriage counseling"
"marriage counselling"
"marriage therapy"
"marital counseling"
"marital counselling"
"marital therapy"
"multi-ethnic communication*"
"multiethnic communication*"

N/P
"nonprofit human service organizations" (NPHSOs)
"psychotherapies"
"psychotherapist*"
"psychotherapy"
"public aid"
"public assistance"
"public welfare services"
"public welfare work*"

R
 "refer" OR "refers" OR "referring" OR "referral" OR "referrals" OR "referred"

S/T
"service organization"
"service practitioner*"
"service provider*"
"shelter services"
"shelter work"
"snap"
"social agencies"
"social agency"
"social group work"
"social service*"
"social service employee*"
"social service personnel"
"social service staff"
"social service worker*"
"social welfare"
"social work"
"social worker*"
"supplemental nutrition assistance program*"
"technician*"

W
"welfare"
"welfare services"
"welfare work"
"welfare worker*"
"wic"
"women infants and children"
"wraparound service*"
"wrap around service*"

Social Engagement

C
"citizen engagement"
"citizen involvement"
"citizen participation"
"civic association*"
"civic coalition*"
"civic engagement"
"civic event*"
"civic group*"
"civic involvement"
"civic participation"
"coalition*"
"community action"
"community association*"
"community based"
"community-based"
"community coalition*"
"community engagement"
"community event*"
"community group*"
"community involvement"
"community organizing"
"community participation"
"community social development"

G/H
"groups"
"grassroots"
"human capital"

L
"local association*"
"local coalition*"
"local engagement"
"local event*"
"local group*"
"local involvement"
"local organizing"
"local participation"

M/N
"mobilisation"
"mobilization"
"neighborhood association*"
"neighborhood coalition*"
"neighborhood engagement"
"neighborhood event*"
"neighborhood group*"
"neighborhood involvement"
"neighborhood organizing"
"neighborhood participation"
"neighbourhood association*"
"neighbourhood coalition*"
"neighbourhood engagement"
"neighbourhood event*"
"neighbourhood group*"
"neighbourhood involvement"
"neighbourhood organizing"
"neighbourhood participation"

P
"public engagement"
"public involvement"
"public participation"
"public service"

S
"social capital"
"social engagement"
"social involvement"
"social participation"
"social responsibility"
"socially engaged"

V
"voluntarism"
"voluntary action"
"volunteer*"

Self-Esteem

A-L
"affirmation*"
"confidence"
"confident"
"empower*"
"low self-esteem"

S
"self-appraisal*"
"self-assessment*"
"self-assured"
"self-attributes"
"self-competen*"
"self-concept*"
"self-confiden*"
"self-doubt*"
"self-efficacy"
"self-esteem*"
"self-evaluation"
"self-image*"
"self-love"
"self-perception*"
"self-reflection*"
"self-regard"
"self-worth*"

Unmet Needs

B/C
"backlog*"
"burdened"
"capacity"

D
"deficiencies"
"deficiency"
"deficient"
"delay*"
"demand" OR "demanded" OR "demanding" OR "demands"
"denied"
"dissatisf*"
"dissatisfaction"
"disservice"

F
"fail" OR "failed" OR "failing" OR "fails" OR "failure*"
"fall short" OR "falling short" OR "falls short"
"fell short"

I
"inability"
"inadequacy"
"inadequate"
"incapability"
"incapable"
"ineffective*"
"insufficiencies"
"insufficient*"

L
"lack" OR "lacked" OR "lacking" OR "lacks"

M/N
"meager*"
"need" OR "needed" OR "needing" OR "needs"
"needs and demands"

O
"overburdened"
"overcapacity"
"overdemand*"
"overtaxed"
"overutilised"
"overutilized"

S
"shortage*"
"shortcoming*" OR "short coming" OR "short comings"
"substandard"

T
"turn* away*"
"turn-away*"
"turnaway*"

U
"unable"
"unacceptabl*"
"undercapacity"
"underperform*" OR "under perform" OR "under performed" OR "under performing" OR "under performs"
"underresourced" OR "under resourced"
"underserved" OR "under served"
"underserves" OR "under serves"
"underserving" OR "under serving"
"undersized" OR "under sized"
"understaff*" OR "under staff" OR "under staffed" OR "under staffs"
"underutilis*"
"underutiliz*" OR "under utilization" OR "under utilize*" OR "under utilizing"
"unhelpful"
"unmet need*"
"unsatisf*"
"unsatisfaction"
"unsatisfactory"
"unsuitability"
"unsuitable"
"unsupportive*"

W
"wait list*" OR "wait-list*" OR "waitlist*"
"wait* time" OR "wait-time" OR "waittime"
"waited too long"
"waiting"
"weak"
"weakness*"