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SpringerBriefs present concise summaries of cutting-edge research and practical applications. Featuring compact volumes of 50 to 125 pages, the series covers a range of content from professional to academic. Typical topics might include: A timely report of state-of-the art analytical techniques A bridge between new research results, as published in journal articles, and a contextual literature review A snapshot of a hot or emerging topic An in-depth case study or clinical example A presentation of core concepts that students must understand in order to make independent contributions SpringerBriefs in Social Work showcases emerging theory, empirical research, and practical applications in a wide variety of topics in social work and related areas. Briefs are characterized by fast, global electronic dissemination and expedited production schedules.