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Research Evidence to Inform Strengths-Based Policy and Practice : Mapping the Coping Strategies of Young Women in Mozambique. / Hutchinson, Aisha Jane.

In: British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 49, No. 1, 01.2019, p. 116-134.

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Hutchinson, AJ 2019, 'Research Evidence to Inform Strengths-Based Policy and Practice: Mapping the Coping Strategies of Young Women in Mozambique', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 116-134. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy025

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Hutchinson, A. J. (2019). Research Evidence to Inform Strengths-Based Policy and Practice: Mapping the Coping Strategies of Young Women in Mozambique. British Journal of Social Work, 49(1), 116-134. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy025

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Hutchinson AJ. Research Evidence to Inform Strengths-Based Policy and Practice: Mapping the Coping Strategies of Young Women in Mozambique. British Journal of Social Work. 2019 Jan;49(1):116-134. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy025

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Hutchinson, Aisha Jane. / Research Evidence to Inform Strengths-Based Policy and Practice : Mapping the Coping Strategies of Young Women in Mozambique. In: British Journal of Social Work. 2019 ; Vol. 49, No. 1. pp. 116-134.

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