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Limitations Of Sensory Systems (Loss) Assessment, Clarissa E. Steffen Ed.D. Jan 2019

Limitations Of Sensory Systems (Loss) Assessment, Clarissa E. Steffen Ed.D.

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This checklist is designed to assess the degree of loss in families with children who experience sensory system impairments and in specific issues with limitations to insight and awareness of self and others. There are 100 items in the checklist and the lower the score the higher degree of loss experienced. This is a pilot paper for this assessment of losses experienced within families who have children with sensory limitations, and it is designed to gather input on the following factors.

Construct, Trait, Skills or Competency

Primary Factor

  • Integrative Reason

Insight, awareness, clarity of thought

  • Eco-System Development

Individuation, environmental ...


The Principles Of Organizational Inaction, Roger A. Lohmann Jan 2019

The Principles Of Organizational Inaction, Roger A. Lohmann

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Organization inaction and the absence of change are seriously understudied topics. This article (a spoof) reports on a research problem that identifies and studies four principles of organizational inaction: The time, subject matter, group size and controversy theorems together and separately explain a great deal of committee and organizational inaction. The article also introduces innovative techniques of invariant statistics and mystery sampling. The article is an extensive rewrite of a 'research report' that originally appeared in a peer-reviewed administrative humor journal, The Bureaucrat, in 1979.


Deliberation And Dialogue In A Quiet Place, Roger A. Lohmann Nov 2018

Deliberation And Dialogue In A Quiet Place, Roger A. Lohmann

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This article recounts the story of the rise and fall of the public deliberation and sustained dialogue mission of the Nova Institute in the (now defunct) School of Applied Social Sciences of West Virginia University. The concept of political quiescence in Appalachia is used to characterize some of the resistance to public discussion that was encountered. The article appears in a volume of essays around the theme of university-community relations in Central Europe and published in Budapest, Hungary.


The Evolution Of Child Welfare Reform., Crystal Collins-Camargo Apr 2016

The Evolution Of Child Welfare Reform., Crystal Collins-Camargo

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No abstract provided.


Understanding Student Evaluations : A Black Faculty Perspective., Armon R. Perry, Sherri L. Wallace, Sharon E. Moore, Gwendolyn D. Perry-Burney Nov 2015

Understanding Student Evaluations : A Black Faculty Perspective., Armon R. Perry, Sherri L. Wallace, Sharon E. Moore, Gwendolyn D. Perry-Burney

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Student evaluations of faculty teaching are critical components to the evaluation of faculty performance. These evaluations are used to determine teaching effectiveness and they influence tenure and promotion decisions. Although they are designed as objective assessments of teaching performance, extraneous factors, including the instructors’ race, can affect the composition and educational atmosphere at colleges and universities. In this reflection, we briefly review some literature on the use and utility of student evaluations and present narratives from social work faculty in which students’ evaluation contained perceived racial bias.


The Black Church : Responding To The Drug-Related Mass Incarceration Of Young Black Males : "If You Had Been Here My Brother Would Not Have Died!", Sharon E. Moore, A. Christson Adedoyin, Michael A. Robinson, Daniel A. Boamah Oct 2015

The Black Church : Responding To The Drug-Related Mass Incarceration Of Young Black Males : "If You Had Been Here My Brother Would Not Have Died!", Sharon E. Moore, A. Christson Adedoyin, Michael A. Robinson, Daniel A. Boamah

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The mass incarceration of young Black males for drug-related offences is a social issue that has broad implications. Some scholars have described this as a new form of racism that needs to be addressed through the concerted effort of various institutions, including the Black Church. In this paper the authors will elucidate the past and current roles of the Black Church, discuss the utilization of the social work Theory of Empowerment and Black Church theology to address the disproportionality of drug-related mass incarceration of young Black males, focus on initiatives undertaken by the Black Church to address this issue and ...


Arthur J. Altmeyer, Roger A. Lohmann Aug 2013

Arthur J. Altmeyer, Roger A. Lohmann

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Arthur J. Altmeyer (1891-1972) was a key figure in the design and implementation of the U.S. Social Security system. Appointed to the original Social Security Board by President Franklin Roosevelt, he advocated expansion of the program and expanded benefits for many years. His career also involved advocacy in the civil service system and opposed political patronage in the Social Security system.


Secondary Traumatic Stress And Supervisors : The Forgotten Victims., Crystal Collins-Camargo Apr 2012

Secondary Traumatic Stress And Supervisors : The Forgotten Victims., Crystal Collins-Camargo

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No abstract provided.


Edwin E. Witte, Roger A. Lohmann Jun 2010

Edwin E. Witte, Roger A. Lohmann

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Edwin E. Witte was a Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin and Chairman of the Committee on Economic Security, which oversaw the drafting of the original Social Security Act. Witte is generally acknowledged as the principal author of the Social Security legislation as it went to Congress. In later years, he consulted on the National Labor Relations Act and continued to teach and supervise Ph.D. students.


Out Of Philanthropy And Into Social Enterprise? Probably Not, Roger A. Lohmann Jan 2010

Out Of Philanthropy And Into Social Enterprise? Probably Not, Roger A. Lohmann

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No abstract provided.


Deliberation, Dialogue And Deliberative Democracy In Social Work Education And Practice, Roger A. Lohmann May 2009

Deliberation, Dialogue And Deliberative Democracy In Social Work Education And Practice, Roger A. Lohmann

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Ideas of public talk were central in various aspects of the history of social work and professional education. Social work has never just been a consumer of deliberative ideas. Several fundamental ideas associated with deliberative democracy theory arose directly out of social work education and practice and continue to function in different forms within contemporary social work theory and practice.


Giving Circles, Roger A. Lohmann Feb 2009

Giving Circles, Roger A. Lohmann

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A giving circle is a group of members pool their funds and information in collective or joint donations to organizations, causes or individuals. The article reviews some of the research on giving circles in the first decade of the 21st century.


Spontaneous Order, Symbolic Interaction And The Somewhat-Less-Hidden Hand, Roger A. Lohmann Jan 2009

Spontaneous Order, Symbolic Interaction And The Somewhat-Less-Hidden Hand, Roger A. Lohmann

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No abstract provided.


Financial Management: Social Agency, Social Enterprise And Social Economy, Roger A. Lohmann, Nancy Lohmann Oct 2007

Financial Management: Social Agency, Social Enterprise And Social Economy, Roger A. Lohmann, Nancy Lohmann

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There has been a quiet revolution in financial management practice in social agencies in recent decades, symbolized by the transition from fund to enterprise accounting and increasing recognition of the ‘third sector’ of the social economy. The traditional voluntary agency model of donations has been joined by grants, performance contracts, ‘managed care’ and an array of other options, and traditional voluntary agency based and public agency practice now exist alongside corporate for profit service delivery and various forms of private practice. Social enterprise and entrepreneurship are a common theme in all this diversity, as social agencies must aggressively seek out ...


Multiple Roles Of A Rural Administrator, Roger A. Lohmann, Nancy Lohmann May 2004

Multiple Roles Of A Rural Administrator, Roger A. Lohmann, Nancy Lohmann

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Basic administrative procedures are similar in rural and urban areas. Even so, rural human service administrators are often not prepared for the many roles they must assume in small and underfunded rural agencies. The roles may include personnel director, budget officer, accountant, fundraiser, supervisor, building and maintenance supervisor, volunteer coordinator, group developer, community organizer, public educator, policy analyst, and director of public relations and marketing.


Comment On Boettke And Prychitko, Roger A. Lohmann Jan 2004

Comment On Boettke And Prychitko, Roger A. Lohmann

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No abstract provided.


Partnerships Of Nonprofit Organizations And Business For Community Social Welfare: The American Experience, Roger A. Lohmann Oct 2003

Partnerships Of Nonprofit Organizations And Business For Community Social Welfare: The American Experience, Roger A. Lohmann

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The idea of partnering between traditional non-profit social services funded by various donative arrangements and subsidized by government contracts and any type of commercial business ventures is still a relative rare thing in the mainstream of US social work today. Under the label social enterprise, Such partnerships raise interesting questions that are currently being asked mostly in schools of business and management, but not receiving anything like the same serious attention anywhere in social work education or practice or the broader business community. Although there are social work educators and practitioners involved in facets of social enterprise, they just do ...


Managed Care: The Questionable Triumph Of Financial Management, Roger A. Lohmann Jan 1997

Managed Care: The Questionable Triumph Of Financial Management, Roger A. Lohmann

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Managed Care is a generic term for a broad and constantly changing mix of health insurance, assistance and payment programs which seek to retain quality and access while controlling the cost of physical and mental health services. The introduction of managed care fundamentally transforms the traditional “agency” relationships on which modern social work was built. Little research on its impact on social services is currently available. The managed care model, with its distinctive external patterns of accountability, raises serious questions about the continuing viability of the “social agency” model of practice to which social work has been committed for most ...


Cost Measurement, Roger A. Lohmann, Nancy Lohmann Jan 1997

Cost Measurement, Roger A. Lohmann, Nancy Lohmann

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This article, which originally appeared in the 1997 Supplement to the Encyclopedia of Social Work is an overview and introduction to cost concepts as they are used in social work and human services. A few important ideas and concepts that have come into the picture since the original publication have been added to this version.


Justice, Citizenship, Social Cohesion And The Commons, Roger A. Lohmann Jul 1996

Justice, Citizenship, Social Cohesion And The Commons, Roger A. Lohmann

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There is great ferment in political and social theory today due to a number of major changes are taking place in the larger social world and our understandings of it including the crisis of the welfare state; the emergence of more open societies in Russia, Central Europe, Latin America and many of the countries of the Pacific Rim; general movement away from class/stratification and toward group membership as central themes for national politics in many countries; a major crisis of the modernization paradigm; the emergence of a truly-global economy; and the emergence of the internet as a global communications ...


Nonprofit Community Service And The Hidden Cost Of Information Technology, Roger A. Lohmann, Nancy Lohmann Apr 1995

Nonprofit Community Service And The Hidden Cost Of Information Technology, Roger A. Lohmann, Nancy Lohmann

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Will the information superhighway – like its concrete counterpart, the interstate highway system – turn out to be a good idea but too expensive to maintain properly? This paper will explore issues associated with the initial and ongoing costs of adopting information technology for nonprofit community service organizations, with particular attention to access and use of the information superhighway. Several possible explanations for the lag in adoption of internet technology will be explored. One of these will be the "null hypothesis" that resources and services currently available over the internet may still be insufficient to justify the costs involved for nonprofits. The ...


Why Didn't The Dogs Bark?, Roger A. Lohmann, Shirley Stewart Burns Mar 1995

Why Didn't The Dogs Bark?, Roger A. Lohmann, Shirley Stewart Burns

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This study examines patterns of news coverage of five West Virginia mining disasters in local, regional and national news media. It grew out of an effort to follow up an earlier study of relief efforts at the Monongah mine disaster of 1907. One of the principal findings is that local newspapers consistently provided limited coverage of mining disasters and almost no coverage of relief efforts carried on in the wake of disasters. National coverage, by the New York Times and regional coverage by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reveals a number of persistent themes and some important differences.


The Internet As Commons: A Tale Of Enclosure, Roger A. Lohmann Oct 1993

The Internet As Commons: A Tale Of Enclosure, Roger A. Lohmann

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The original model of the internet developed as an electronic commons for scientists and academics. It will be only a matter of time before the same rich and powerful information barons who already control such "fourth estate" communication industries as newspaper, magazine and book publishing, television networks and movie production facilities establish their toll-booths on the information superhighway as well. Fortunately, within this electronic ocean of corporate and proprietary feudalism, there may also be room for an archipelago of freistaaten; "free citystates" functioning as autonomous and self-governing islands for the arts, sciences, humanities, social service and community.


The Monongah Mines Disaster Relief Committee, Roger A. Lohmann, Craig Johnson Jan 1993

The Monongah Mines Disaster Relief Committee, Roger A. Lohmann, Craig Johnson

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No abstract provided.


Special Events And Community Elites: An Exploratory Study, Roger A. Lohmann Nov 1991

Special Events And Community Elites: An Exploratory Study, Roger A. Lohmann

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Special events are an important phenomenon in the American voluntary sector, both as a form of fundraising activity and as celebrations of the efforts of volunteers and recognition of the importance of causes and problems. This unpublished paper reports on a study of a national sample of elite special events publicized in a national circulation magazine which at the time published a regular feature in each issue highlighting charitable events. Findings profile the kinds of events and beneficiaries identified as special events during the 1980s, before an extensive amount of fundraising research had been done.


Aging And Social Policy, Roger A. Lohmann Mar 1991

Aging And Social Policy, Roger A. Lohmann

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Social planning has a long history in social work. It has gone from an early emphasis on community as the modal point to an emphasis on public policy planning at the state and federal levels and recently to an emphasis on organizational issues and initiatives. Social planning has been a primary tool in the long-term development of new institutions and practices brought about by the unprecendented increases in the size of the aged population. Probably the oldest intact social planning systems for aging in most American communities today are the networks of community planning which grew up in the voluntary ...


Foreword: Managing Contracted Services In The Nonprofit Agency, By Susan Bernstein, Roger A. Lohmann Jan 1991

Foreword: Managing Contracted Services In The Nonprofit Agency, By Susan Bernstein, Roger A. Lohmann

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Susan Bernstein's qualitative research of the New York City system of social service contracting between public and nonprofit organizations offers a unique and troubling look at the system of social service contracting.


The Generalist-Advanced Generalist Continuum, Patty Gibbs, Barry Locke, Roger A. Lohmann Mar 1990

The Generalist-Advanced Generalist Continuum, Patty Gibbs, Barry Locke, Roger A. Lohmann

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This paper explores the concept of generalist-advanced generalist in practice and in education by discusing some of the tenets of generalist practice, advancing a paradigm for framing the BSW/MSW educational continuum, and presenting one possible curriculum design--including practice outcomes, course content and sequencing issues--to articulate an educational continuum in schools of social work that offer both the BSW and MSW degrees.


The Organization And Administration Of Korean Social Welfare: A Review Of The Literature, Roger A. Lohmann Feb 1990

The Organization And Administration Of Korean Social Welfare: A Review Of The Literature, Roger A. Lohmann

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This paper is an effort to provide an overall view of the organization

and administration of Korean Social Welfare. It is based upon a literature

review of published materials on the subject in both Korean and English.

This study is part of a research initiative on East Asian social administration

at the West Virginia University School of Social Work. The basic effort is to

examine aspects of social administration in East Asian countries and

compare them with administrative practices in the Anglo-American tradition.

The paper was prepared with the assistance of two doctoral students.

Ms. Younock Kim and Mr. Sienam ...


Four Perspectives On Appalachian Culture And Poverty, Roger A. Lohmann Jan 1990

Four Perspectives On Appalachian Culture And Poverty, Roger A. Lohmann

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Poverty is as closely associated with the Appalachian region as coal mining and the hammer dulcimer. Appalachian poverty has seldom been portrayed simply as poverty, but as the expression and symbol of something larger. Images of poverty - poorly dressed, sooty, emaciated, barefooted, mostly white, rural children and adults beside cabin porches - are as closely associated with Appalachia as cowboy hats with the West or moss-covered trees and white-columned mansions with the Old South.