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Social Service Workers Knowledge On The Use Of Technology For Human Trafficking, Raquel Monique Holguin, Athena Noel Barber Jun 2018

Social Service Workers Knowledge On The Use Of Technology For Human Trafficking, Raquel Monique Holguin, Athena Noel Barber

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Human Trafficking is the modern-day equivalent of slavery. Those who perpetuate it do so because it is lucrative to invest in a product that can be resold multiple times (Ellis, 2017). The recent advancement of technology has tremendously helped traffickers thrive in the illicit business of Human Trafficking. Social media websites, online classifieds, and mobile applications are quickly becoming some of the major mediums perpetrators utilize to traffick their victims (Latonero, 2012). The purpose of this study was to examine social service workers’ knowledge on the use of technology for Human Trafficking. Face-to-face interviews were conducted and the participants were ...


Native American Tribal Child Social Workers' Experiences On Co-Occurrences Of Domestic Violence And Child Maltreatment, Elaine Brown Jun 2017

Native American Tribal Child Social Workers' Experiences On Co-Occurrences Of Domestic Violence And Child Maltreatment, Elaine Brown

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Native American women and children suffer from domestic violence at an alarming rate on and off Indian reservations in the United States. Often these families that are impacted by domestic violence are involved in the state/county child welfare system. This study was to gain knowledge about Native American tribal child social workers experiences and challenges with co-occurrences of domestic violence and child maltreatment cases. This study used an exploratory, qualitative design with a phenomenological approach by collecting data through face-to-face and over the phone interviews with four Native American tribal child social workers from four different tribes across the ...


Intervention Outcome Differences For Adult Children Of Domestic Violence, Donna Jo Diamond, Geneva Naomi Hannigan Jan 2008

Intervention Outcome Differences For Adult Children Of Domestic Violence, Donna Jo Diamond, Geneva Naomi Hannigan

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to investigate intervention outcomes for domestic violence in families and adult children. This study targeted intervention outcomes of families and adult children from domestic violence homes for the purpose of comparing those self referred versus those who were mandated for intervention.


The Life Experiences Of Women Ex-Offenders Of Domestic Violence, Hope Hermosillo Mora Jan 2008

The Life Experiences Of Women Ex-Offenders Of Domestic Violence, Hope Hermosillo Mora

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to examine the life experiences of women ex-offenders in treatment programs for domestic violence. This study provided this population the opportunity to tell their stories, their perspectives about domestic violence, their concerns, and their perceived needs, if any. The study aimed to understand women's subjective experiences with domestic violence, the various forms it took, and the content to which it was expressed. Overall, the findings from this study indicated that women did not perceive mutual violence as symmetrical; the violence perpetrated by the participants towards their spouse or partner was less severe than ...


Intimate Partner Violence Among Latina Women: In Their Own Words, Sarah Anne Yeung, Yvonne Leticia Quesada Jan 2007

Intimate Partner Violence Among Latina Women: In Their Own Words, Sarah Anne Yeung, Yvonne Leticia Quesada

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to develop a deeper understanding of the experiences of Latina women in Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) relationships. Young Women's Christian Association-Women In Need Growing Stronger (YWCA-WINGS) is a program in Los Angeles County that works with victims and survivors of IPV.


Domestic Violence In A Faith-Based Setting, Elisa Petra Lee Jan 2007

Domestic Violence In A Faith-Based Setting, Elisa Petra Lee

Theses Digitization Project

The focus of this study was domestic violence in a faith-based setting. The researcher utilized the constructivist approach in building a subjective understanding of the research topic and possible interventions.


A Needs Assessment Of The Integration Of Domestic Violence And Substance Abuse Services For Women, Tammy Lynn Hunt Jan 2007

A Needs Assessment Of The Integration Of Domestic Violence And Substance Abuse Services For Women, Tammy Lynn Hunt

Theses Digitization Project

The purposes of the study was to conduct a needs assessment in order to assess the problem of substance abuse among the women in domestic violence agencies. Data was collected by surveys that were mailed out to the directors of domestic violence agencies within two counties, San Bernardino and Los Angeles, California.


Filipino-American Perceptions Of And Experiences With Domestic Violence, Bernice Macaraeg Tabil Jan 2006

Filipino-American Perceptions Of And Experiences With Domestic Violence, Bernice Macaraeg Tabil

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this research is to assess Filipino Americans' perceptions of and experiences with domestic violence. The Original Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS1) was used to assess participants' experiences with domestic violence.


Family Medicine Physician Residents' Perspectives On Domestic Violence, Christina Marie PeñA Jan 2006

Family Medicine Physician Residents' Perspectives On Domestic Violence, Christina Marie PeñA

Theses Digitization Project

This project surveyed 21 respondents to determine whether family medicine physician assistants' medical education and training while in residency is sufficient to assess or identify domestic violence. The project found that although family medicine physician assistants do receive education and training on domestic violence, it is insufficient because victims may still go undetected and unserved.


Social Support And Mental Health Outcomes In Battered Women, Alicia Kay Vallellanes, Kelley Ferris Jan 2005

Social Support And Mental Health Outcomes In Battered Women, Alicia Kay Vallellanes, Kelley Ferris

Theses Digitization Project

This study examined the relationship between perceived social support and negative mental health outcomes in battered women. Correlations between perceived social support and depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder were analyzed. Perceived social support, particularly from family members, was found to be significantly related to mental health outcomes. Results indicate that agencies that work with battered women should include social support in the assessment and intervention processes. The study utilized a quantitative survey design with a sample of 120 battered women from four domestic violence agencies throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Quantitative data analysis procedures, such as multivariate analysis ...


Spirituality And Aging, Henry Waller Jan 2005

Spirituality And Aging, Henry Waller

Theses Digitization Project

Explores the beneficial effects and values that spirituality and religion present when addressing the elder population aged 60 and over. Also, examines the potential implications of integrating spirituality as a treatment model approach into direct social work practice and recommends possible changes for social work curriculum. Quantitative data was obtained through a convenience sampling to obtain a true representation of the population of residents in regions of San Bernardino County, California. Qualitative data was obtained through the use of open-ended questions that provided for greater validity, understanding and interpretation of spirituality and how external forces affect this population. Results indicate ...


Risk Factors Associated With Recurrent Child Maltreatment, Mary Beth Hickey, Karen Eva Smithson Jan 2005

Risk Factors Associated With Recurrent Child Maltreatment, Mary Beth Hickey, Karen Eva Smithson

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to identify factors that contribute to the recurrence of child maltreatment within a variety of families. The following discussion addresses the safety and security of children, child protective services, cultural sensitivity, and perception of poverty.


Latinas' Utilization Of Domestic Violence Resources, Lillian Navas, Lilia Santoyo Jan 2002

Latinas' Utilization Of Domestic Violence Resources, Lillian Navas, Lilia Santoyo

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the study was to develop a better understanding of the barriers faced by Latinas when confronted with domestic violence.


An Analysis Of Coping Strategies Used By Women Residing In Domestic Violence Shelters, Bonnie Beatrice Mcpherson Jan 2002

An Analysis Of Coping Strategies Used By Women Residing In Domestic Violence Shelters, Bonnie Beatrice Mcpherson

Theses Digitization Project

This project explored the associations between the type of coping strategies used among women who live in domestic violence shelters and their overall well-being.


Domestic Violence And Physical Child Abuse: Do Social Workers See The Risk?, Virginia Faye Johnson Jan 2002

Domestic Violence And Physical Child Abuse: Do Social Workers See The Risk?, Virginia Faye Johnson

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the study was to look at whether domestic violence is being viewed as a risk factor in homes where there is also physical child abuse. Historically a misconception has existed that child abuse occurs in a vacuum of sorts, isolated from other family problems.


Child Abuse And Domestic Abuse: Factors In Reunification, Jane Margaret Scarlett, Bryan Anderson Wing Jan 2002

Child Abuse And Domestic Abuse: Factors In Reunification, Jane Margaret Scarlett, Bryan Anderson Wing

Theses Digitization Project

This study was designed to differentiate the significant demographic and familial factors found in families when reunification is successful versus when reunification fails in cases of child removal due to physical abuse and domestic violence. The purpose of this study was to identify which, if any of these factors, lead to successful reunification. Content analysis of adjudicated cases of child abuse in San Bernardino County was used to transform qualitative information into quantitative data.


Characteristics Of Male Childhood Sexual Abuse, Teresa Solomon Billings, Judith Gardner Simolke Jan 2001

Characteristics Of Male Childhood Sexual Abuse, Teresa Solomon Billings, Judith Gardner Simolke

Theses Digitization Project

The current study investigated characteristics and case variables of sexually abused male children, and how those variables affect the outcome of cases investigated by Child Protective Services. Data was obtained from the RIverside County Department of Social Services, Child Welfare System/Case Management System. It was found that the largest percentages of perpetrators were the siblings of the victims.


The Effects Of Child Protective Investigations On Families, Children, And Workers In Unsubstantiated Cases, Tara Elizabeth Agajanian Jan 2001

The Effects Of Child Protective Investigations On Families, Children, And Workers In Unsubstantiated Cases, Tara Elizabeth Agajanian

Theses Digitization Project

The objective of this study was to determine some of the effects of child protective service investigations on families, children and the workers, when the allegations are determined to be unfounded and no abuse and/or neglect is further suspected.


A Comparison Study: Self-Report Of Verbal Abuse And Dependent/Insecure Personality Traits By Particpants [Sic] In Court Mandated Domestic Violence Treatment, Rosemary Jane Ferris Jan 2001

A Comparison Study: Self-Report Of Verbal Abuse And Dependent/Insecure Personality Traits By Particpants [Sic] In Court Mandated Domestic Violence Treatment, Rosemary Jane Ferris

Theses Digitization Project

This project examined existing data that measured whether men who completed court-mandated group treatment for domestic violence have lower measures of non-physical violence and dependent/insecure personality traits than their still enrolled counterparts. The data review used two anonymous self-report instruments: The Non-Physical Abuse of Partner Scale (NPAPS) and The Dependency and Insecurity in Romantic Love Scale (DIRLS).


Client Outcomes In The Adult Protective Service System, Susan Lee Brown Jan 2001

Client Outcomes In The Adult Protective Service System, Susan Lee Brown

Theses Digitization Project

This study examined the outcomes that clients are experiencing with the Adult Protective Services System in the County of San Bernardino. The study was exploratory and discriptive. Data were extracted from closed case records from the period of September 1, 1999 until August 31, 2000.


Ethnic Identity Formation And Self Esteem In Adolescents Of Mexican Descent, Barbara Jean Hale Jan 2001

Ethnic Identity Formation And Self Esteem In Adolescents Of Mexican Descent, Barbara Jean Hale

Theses Digitization Project

A survey of four classes of ELD (English language deficient) students of Mexican descent was performed at Rancho Verde High School, Moreno Valley, CA in March, 2001 in an attempt to determine whether adolescents of Mexican descent who develop an identity close to their Mexican roots have higher levels of self-esteem than those who develop an identity close to their American experience.


Evaluating Intervention Services For Perpetrators And Victims Of Domestic Violence, Budtri Ay Bhandhumani, Sandra Lea Book Jan 2000

Evaluating Intervention Services For Perpetrators And Victims Of Domestic Violence, Budtri Ay Bhandhumani, Sandra Lea Book

Theses Digitization Project

This study was to evaluate current agency programs that were available to aid victims of domestic violence and their effectiveness in reducing the long-term emotional state of victims. This study included participants from various Domestic Violence Programs located throughout San Bernardino, Riverside, and Los Angeles counties.


Violence In Teen Dating Relationships: Factors That May Influence The Occurrence Of Dating Violence, Bridgette Lynn Hernandez Jan 2000

Violence In Teen Dating Relationships: Factors That May Influence The Occurrence Of Dating Violence, Bridgette Lynn Hernandez

Theses Digitization Project

The current study used a Post-positivist paradigm and was quantitative in nature. In addition, it used a descriptive survey design, which utilized self-reported questionnaires. The final sample included 125 students, ages 18-20, in undergraduate psychology courses at a Southern California university. This study attempted to explore the differences between the tree types of dating violence profiles: 1) victim only, 2) perpetrator only and 3) mutually violent; however, only 37 participants completed the questionnaire, which made statistical analysis impossible. Nonetheless, this study explored differences in relation to the demographic characteristics and five variables: a) gender, b) self-esteem, c) severity of violence ...


Child Abuse Factors Which Influence Social Workers' Recommendations To The Court To Sustain A Petition Of Child Abuse, Marcia Marie Vreeken Jan 1996

Child Abuse Factors Which Influence Social Workers' Recommendations To The Court To Sustain A Petition Of Child Abuse, Marcia Marie Vreeken

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


A Constructivist Study Of The Experience Of Battered Women In A Shelter Setting, Robyn Noyes, Michelle Guymon Jan 1995

A Constructivist Study Of The Experience Of Battered Women In A Shelter Setting, Robyn Noyes, Michelle Guymon

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Treating The Abusive Man: A Constructivist Inquiry, Randi Maines Walters Jan 1995

Treating The Abusive Man: A Constructivist Inquiry, Randi Maines Walters

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.