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Sanctioned Social Workers: Report From Three Studies (Executive Summary), Kim Boland-Prom Dec 2011

Sanctioned Social Workers: Report From Three Studies (Executive Summary), Kim Boland-Prom

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

This Executive Summary is an overview of the findings from three research projects, funded through a two year grant. The American Foundation for Research & Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation, the research arm of the Association of Social Work Boards awarded the two year grant to Kim Boland-Prom, Ph.D., Social Work Department, Governors State University.

The research results are summarized in two different sections: section one discusses school social workers sanctioned by boards of education and licensing boards, and section two presents results on social workers who are sanctioned by their state licensing boards. For more detailed information about ...


Lessons Learned From Using Adobe Connect In The Social Work Classroom, Amy Cappiccie, Patricia Desrosiers Dec 2011

Lessons Learned From Using Adobe Connect In The Social Work Classroom, Amy Cappiccie, Patricia Desrosiers

Social Work Faculty Publications

Adobe Connect is synchronous web conferencing software availableto colleges and universities. This pilot study sought to understandstudent and faculty participation in use of this software aspart of an already established hybrid master’s level social work curriculum.This software was utilized in two courses: concentrationyear field practicum and advanced social work practice. Studentfeedback and satisfaction are presented. Lessons learned for usingsuch software are explored.


Understanding Barriers And Facilitators To Participation In People With Aphasia: A Qualitative Approach, Elisa Garcia, Lisa Tabor Connor Dec 2011

Understanding Barriers And Facilitators To Participation In People With Aphasia: A Qualitative Approach, Elisa Garcia, Lisa Tabor Connor

Center for Social Development Research

Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that currently affects about one million people in the United States. Although people with aphasia receive rehabilitation services, they often return to the community with barriers that impact participation in activities that are meaningful to them. Few research studies have investigated factors influencing participation in aphasia and people with aphasia are often excluded from research due to their language impairment. The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to identify the most common barriers and facilitators to community participation, as perceived by people with chronic aphasia following stroke. Method: Five participants with mild to ...


Capabilities Perception Of Well-­‐Being And Development Effort: Some Evidence From Afghanistan, Jean-Francois Trani, Parul Bakhshi, Cécile Rolland Dec 2011

Capabilities Perception Of Well-­‐Being And Development Effort: Some Evidence From Afghanistan, Jean-Francois Trani, Parul Bakhshi, Cécile Rolland

Brown School Faculty Publications

This paper examines the relationship between capabilities, well-being and the impact of development efforts in Afghanistan. Using data from a nationally representative survey, we argue that very vulnerable groups maintain a positive perception of well-being by referring to collective values and practices. Our data suggest that deprivation of individual basic capabilities does not systematically lead to a low perception of well-being if individuals have access to other capabilities such as love and care and participation in the community affairs. Nevertheless, access to basic capabilities remains crucial in order to ensure that social norms and expectations cease to constitute constraints and ...


A Content Analysis Of Statutory Grounds For Involuntary Termination Of Parental Rights: The Impacts And Susceptibility Of Incarcerated Mothers And Their Children, Holly Marie Duke Dec 2011

A Content Analysis Of Statutory Grounds For Involuntary Termination Of Parental Rights: The Impacts And Susceptibility Of Incarcerated Mothers And Their Children, Holly Marie Duke

Master's Theses

As the myriad of complex circumstances surrounding incarceration and foster care debilitate the parent-child relationship, the likelihood of legal severance between an incarcerated parent and their child increases. Despite the nation’s mounting prison population over the last three decades, the growing interaction between the prison and foster care populations has received minimal attention in the literature. To date, the influence of the statutory grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights on the legal severance between incarcerated parents and their children has been largely ignored. The purpose of this research is to determine the susceptibility of incarcerated parents to the ...


Participant Satisfaction With The Mission Continues Fellowship Program For Post 9/11 Disabled Veterans, Monica M. Matthieu, Michael J. Pereira, Ian D. Smith Dec 2011

Participant Satisfaction With The Mission Continues Fellowship Program For Post 9/11 Disabled Veterans, Monica M. Matthieu, Michael J. Pereira, Ian D. Smith

Center for Social Development Research

Participant Satisfaction With the Mission Continues Fellowship Program for Post 9/11 Disabled Veterans


Older Immigrants In The United States: The New Old Face Of Immigration, Jing Tan Dec 2011

Older Immigrants In The United States: The New Old Face Of Immigration, Jing Tan

Bridgewater Review

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It's Not So Simple: Understanding Participant Involvement In The Design, Implementation, And Improvement Of Cash & Counseling Programs, Erin E. Mcgaffigan Dec 2011

It's Not So Simple: Understanding Participant Involvement In The Design, Implementation, And Improvement Of Cash & Counseling Programs, Erin E. Mcgaffigan

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

For more than three decades, the United States federal government and the states have worked to restructure the long-term care system to be more community based and responsive to personal preferences. Some argue that those who seek such services should be actively engaged in their design (Morris, 2008; Priester, Hewitt, & Kane, 2006). While many who design and implement home and community-based services may believe that participant engagement could be beneficial, most plans move forward with little to no provision for such engagement. The existing literature provides very little insight into the implications of such decisions.

The Cash & Counseling model is ...


Food Stamps And Dependency: Disentangling The Short-Term And Long-Term Economic Effects Of Food Stamp Receipt And Low Income For Young Mothers, Thomas P. Vartanian, Linda Houser, Joseph Harkness Dec 2011

Food Stamps And Dependency: Disentangling The Short-Term And Long-Term Economic Effects Of Food Stamp Receipt And Low Income For Young Mothers, Thomas P. Vartanian, Linda Houser, Joseph Harkness

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Food Stamp Program (FSP) remains one of the most widely used of all U.S. social "safety net" programs. While a substantial body of research has developed around the primary goals of the program- improving food access, nutrition, and health among lowincome families-less attention has been paid to the broader goals of hardship and poverty reduction. Using 38 years of data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, we examine several immediate and longer-term economic outcomes of early adult FSP participation for a sample of3,848 young mothers. While FSP participation is associated with some negative outcomes in the ...


Doing A Little More For The Poor? Social Assistance In Shanghai, Zhang Haomiao Dec 2011

Doing A Little More For The Poor? Social Assistance In Shanghai, Zhang Haomiao

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Shanghai was a leader in nation-wide social assistance reform. It has established an extensive and complex social assistance system. This paper offers a general overview of different major assistance programs in Shanghai and uses a recent survey ofMinimum Living Standard Guarantee System (MLSGS) recipients in urban Shanghai to briefly examine the performance of social assistance. It finds that on the program construction and administration level, Shanghai's social assistance is advanced. However, due to high living costs and relatively low values of social assistance, social assistance plays a limited role in relieving the distress of recipients. The paper analyzes the ...


Review Of The Study Of Well-Being, Social Policy And The Welfare State: A Review Essay, James Midgley Dec 2011

Review Of The Study Of Well-Being, Social Policy And The Welfare State: A Review Essay, James Midgley

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Study of Well-being, Social Policy and the Welfare State: A Review Essay

JAMES MIDGLEY - School of Social Welfare University of California Berkeley

Francis G. Castles, Stephan Leibfried, Jane Lewis, Herbert Obinger & Christopher Pierson, Eds. (2010). The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State. New York: Oxford University Press. $150.00 (hardcover).


Review Of Poor Women In Rich Countries: The Feminization Of Poverty Over The Life Course. Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg (Ed.). Reviewed By Jennifer R. Zelnick., Jennifer R. Zelnick Dec 2011

Review Of Poor Women In Rich Countries: The Feminization Of Poverty Over The Life Course. Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg (Ed.). Reviewed By Jennifer R. Zelnick., Jennifer R. Zelnick

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Ed. (2010). Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty over the Life Course. New York: Oxford University Press, $39.95 (paperback).


Ill Fares The Land. Tony Judt. Reviewed By Marguerite G. Rosenthal., Marguerite G. Rosenthal Dec 2011

Ill Fares The Land. Tony Judt. Reviewed By Marguerite G. Rosenthal., Marguerite G. Rosenthal

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Tony Judt (2010). Ill Fares the Land. New York: The Penguin Press, $25.95 (hardcover), $15 (paperback).


Review Of Contesting Community: The Limits And Potential Of Local Organizing. James Defilippis, Robert Fisher, & Eric Shragge. Reviewed By Nancy Giunta., Nancy Giunta Dec 2011

Review Of Contesting Community: The Limits And Potential Of Local Organizing. James Defilippis, Robert Fisher, & Eric Shragge. Reviewed By Nancy Giunta., Nancy Giunta

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of James DeFilippis, Robert Fisher, & Eric Shragge (2010). Contesting Community: The Limits and Potential of Local Organizing. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. $25.95 (paperback).


Review Of Politics And Partnerships: The Role Of Voluntary Associations In America's Political Past And Present. Elisabeth Clemens & Doug Guthrie (Eds.). Reviewed By John G. Mcnutt., John G. Mcnutt Dec 2011

Review Of Politics And Partnerships: The Role Of Voluntary Associations In America's Political Past And Present. Elisabeth Clemens & Doug Guthrie (Eds.). Reviewed By John G. Mcnutt., John G. Mcnutt

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Elisabeth Clemens and Doug Guthrie, Eds. (2010). Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, $55.00 (hardcover), $19 (paperback).


Review Of Mexican Voices Of The Border Region. Laura Velasco Ortiz & Oscar E Contreras (Eds.). Reviewed By Aviva Chomsky., Aviva Chomsky Dec 2011

Review Of Mexican Voices Of The Border Region. Laura Velasco Ortiz & Oscar E Contreras (Eds.). Reviewed By Aviva Chomsky., Aviva Chomsky

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Laura Velasco Ortiz & Oscar F. Contreras, Eds. (2011). Mexican Voices of the Border Region. Temple University Press, $79.50 (hardcover), $29.95 (paperback).


Index Of Volume Xxxviii, 2011 Dec 2011

Index Of Volume Xxxviii, 2011

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL WELFARE CONTENTS OF VOLUME XXXVIII-2011


Impact Of Social Capital On Employment And Marriage Among Low Income Single Mothers, Jennifer A. Johnson, Julie A. Honnold, Perry Threlfall Dec 2011

Impact Of Social Capital On Employment And Marriage Among Low Income Single Mothers, Jennifer A. Johnson, Julie A. Honnold, Perry Threlfall

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA, P. L. 104-93) called primarily on women to achieve two goals: work and/or marriage. For low income single mothers with limited access to capital, the PRWORA presents a quagmire in that the public safety nets previously guaranteed by the policies of the New Deal were abruptly supplanted by policies with obligations that require various forms of capital. Using longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing dataset, we examine the impact of social capital on the chances of marriage and employment among single, unemployed mothers. We ...


Health Service Access For Rural People Living With Hiv/Aids In China: A Critical Evaluation, Xiying Wang, Xiulan Zhang, Yuebin Xu, Yurong Zhang Dec 2011

Health Service Access For Rural People Living With Hiv/Aids In China: A Critical Evaluation, Xiying Wang, Xiulan Zhang, Yuebin Xu, Yurong Zhang

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The increasingly serious HIV/AIDS epidemic creates a significant burden for the public health system; however, little attention has been paid to the issue of health service access in rural China. Based on a qualitative study of 34 Chinese rural People Living with HIVIAIDS (PLWHA) and 13 health providers, this study fills a gap by examining health service access from both the demand and supply-side. Utilizing access theory, this study explores the availability, affordability and acceptability of health services in rural China. Moreover, this study focuses on access barriers and institutional obstacles that PLWHA meet during their illness and considers ...


If Not Welfare, Then What?: How Single Mothers Finance College Post-Welfare Reform, Kristin Wilson Dec 2011

If Not Welfare, Then What?: How Single Mothers Finance College Post-Welfare Reform, Kristin Wilson

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The article follows previous work on TANF and AFDC by asking if not welfare, then what social programs and financial aid programs are low-income women using to support their college attendance, and what is the impact of these programs on the college-going decisions of low-income women? The study is based on case studies of 10 low-income women attending a community college. Results indicated that EITC, food stamps, and subsidized housing are stable sources of funding. However, each of these programs requires diferent application processes and compliance regulations. Only the Pell Grant was viewed as a dependable source of funding for ...


Emergency Room Use By Undocumented Mexican Immigrants, Ayse Akincigil, Raymond Sanchez Mayers, Fontaine H. Fulghum Dec 2011

Emergency Room Use By Undocumented Mexican Immigrants, Ayse Akincigil, Raymond Sanchez Mayers, Fontaine H. Fulghum

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This study examined emergency room use by undocumented Mexican immigrants and their sources of health care information. Thirty-eight percent of the respondents reported that they would use a hospital emergency room (ER) for primary medical care. ER use rates declined with time spent in the United States. Emergency room use rates varied significantly by region. Respondents receiving information from a church reported less ER use, compared to all others; respondents receiving information from U.S. newspapers reported higher ER use rates. Lack of health care access for undocumented immigrants remains a public health issue as well as a social justice ...


Review Of Child Protection Systems: International Trends And Orientations. Neil Gilbert, Nigel Parton, & Marit Skivenes, (Eds.). Reviewed By Dorinda N. Noble., Dorinda N. Noble Dec 2011

Review Of Child Protection Systems: International Trends And Orientations. Neil Gilbert, Nigel Parton, & Marit Skivenes, (Eds.). Reviewed By Dorinda N. Noble., Dorinda N. Noble

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Neil Gilbert, Nigel Parton, & Marit Skivenes, Eds. (2011). Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations. New York: Oxford University Press, $55.00 (hardcover).


Review Of Social Work & Restorative Justice: Skills For Dialogue, Peacemaking, And Reconciliation. Elizabeth Beck, Nancy P. Kropf & Pamela Blume Leonard (Eds.). Reviewed By Robert Mcandrews., Robert Mcandrews Dec 2011

Review Of Social Work & Restorative Justice: Skills For Dialogue, Peacemaking, And Reconciliation. Elizabeth Beck, Nancy P. Kropf & Pamela Blume Leonard (Eds.). Reviewed By Robert Mcandrews., Robert Mcandrews

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Elizabeth Beck, Nancy P. Kropf & Pamela Blume Leonard (Eds.) (2011). Social Work & Restorative Justice: Skills for Dialogue, Peacemaking, and Reconciliation. New York: Oxford University Press, $45.00 (hardcover).


A Note From The Editors, Marguerite Rosenthal, Jennifer Zelnick Dec 2011

A Note From The Editors, Marguerite Rosenthal, Jennifer Zelnick

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Marguerite Rosenthal and Jennifer Zelnick - Book Review Editors


Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 38, No. 4 (December 2011) Dec 2011

Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 38, No. 4 (December 2011)

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • IMPACT OF SOCIAL CAPITAL ON EMPLOYMENT AND MARRIAGE AMONG LOW INCOME SINGLE MOTHERS - Jennifer A. Johnson, Julie A. Honnold, and Perry Threlfall
  • EMERGENCY ROOM USE BY UNDOCUMENTED MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS – Ayse Akincigil, Raymond Sanchez Mayers, and Fontaine H. Fulghum
  • IF NOT WELFARE, THEN WHAT? HOW SINGLE MOTHERS FINANCE COLLEGE POST WELFARE REFORM - Kristin Wilson
  • HEALTH SERVICE ACCESS FOR RURAL PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS IN CHINA: A CRITICAL EVALUATION - Xiying Wang, Xiulan Zhang, Yuebin Xu, and Yurong Zhang
  • FOOD STAMPS AND DEPENDENCY: DISENTANGLING THE SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF FOOD STAMP RECEIPT AND LOW INCOME FOR YOUNG ...


Moanan-Tongan Fatongia And Deontic In Greco-Rome: Fiefia, Happiness, Of Tauelangi, Climatic Euphoria, And 'Alaha Kakala, Permeating Frangrance - Malie! Bravo!, Siosiua F. P. Lafitani Dec 2011

Moanan-Tongan Fatongia And Deontic In Greco-Rome: Fiefia, Happiness, Of Tauelangi, Climatic Euphoria, And 'Alaha Kakala, Permeating Frangrance - Malie! Bravo!, Siosiua F. P. Lafitani

Theses

This dissertation discusses some logical premises or propositions of two themes with their conclusion regarding the traditional Moanan-Tongan fatongia, obligation, and its relation to ancient Greco-Roman deontic, obligation. The premise of the first theme considers fatongia as a worldview, philosophia or weltanschauung, which is embedded in human fundamental values and behaviors like justice, dykaisyn or faitotonu, and democracy, demoskratos or pule'aetokolahi. With the premise of the second theme, it considers fatongia with its specific aim, siate, of fiefia as embedded in human fundamental values and behaviours. The logical conclusion therefore of these two themes with their premises asserts that ...


Gender Equality And Human Rights In India Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel Nov 2011

Gender Equality And Human Rights In India Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Gender equality between women and men refers to the equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for women and men and girls and boys. Gender equality implies that the interests, needs and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration recognizing the diversity of different groups of women and men. Gender equity that provides a level playing field for men & women so that they have a fair chance to realize equal outcomes are a pre-condition for ensuring gender equality and human rights. The ultimate goal in gender equality is to ensure that women and men have equitable access to, and ...


Social Ecological Constraints To Park Use In Communities With Quality Access, J. Aaron Hipp, Ravikumar Chockalingam, Deepti Adlakha Nov 2011

Social Ecological Constraints To Park Use In Communities With Quality Access, J. Aaron Hipp, Ravikumar Chockalingam, Deepti Adlakha

Center for Social Development Research

Evidence correlates physical activity, psychological restoration, and social health to proximity to parks and sites of recreation. The purpose of this study was to identify perceived constraints to park use in low-income communities facing significant health disparities, with access to underutilized parks. We used a series of focus groups with families, teens, and older adults in neighborhoods with similar demographic distribution and access to parks over 125 acres in size. Constraints to park use varied across age groups as well as across social ecological levels, with perceived constraints to individuals, user groups, communities, and society. Policies and interventions aimed at ...


Asset Poverty In Urban China: A Study Using The 2002 Chinese Household Income Project, Jin Huang, Minchao Jin, Suo Deng, Baorong Guo, Li Zou, Michael Sherraden Nov 2011

Asset Poverty In Urban China: A Study Using The 2002 Chinese Household Income Project, Jin Huang, Minchao Jin, Suo Deng, Baorong Guo, Li Zou, Michael Sherraden

Center for Social Development Research

Defining asset poverty as insufficiency of assets to satisfy household basic needs for a limited period of time, the study examines asset poverty rates in urban China using the 2002 survey data from the Chinese Household Income Project (CHIP). We find that asset poverty rates in urban China are lower than those of developed countries, in part due to Chinese households’ strong commitment to precautionary savings and the low poverty standards. However, the liquid asset poverty rate is five times that of the income poverty rate in urban China. Notably, the asset-poverty-gap ratio shows that most households in asset poverty ...


The Design Of A Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility In Wheelwright, Kentucky Serving Adolescent Males, Jenna Clem Nov 2011

The Design Of A Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility In Wheelwright, Kentucky Serving Adolescent Males, Jenna Clem

Kaleidoscope

During the spring semester of 2010, I have been working on the design of a psychiatric residential treatment facility in Wheelwright, Kentucky as part of the requirements for ID 659, Interior Design Graduate Studio. I am a senior, but was allowed permission to enroll in this class because of my interest in research-based design. The facility will offer therapy services in a home environment for seven adolescents between the ages of ten and seventeen. This paper describes the process that I followed throughout the design process and the specific issues that were addressed in the final solution. The design process ...