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Impact Of Innovative Menstrual Technology And Awareness On Female Empowerment Outcomes In Rural Nepal, Anjali Limbu May 2018

Impact Of Innovative Menstrual Technology And Awareness On Female Empowerment Outcomes In Rural Nepal, Anjali Limbu

Master's Theses

In developing countries, menstruation poses two significant challenges for females. First, the resources required for periods are expensive for those in low-income communities. Hence, the absence of such menstrual products lowers females’ access to schooling and employment. Next, periods are also heavily stigmatized – especially in poorer or rural areas. Such taboos surrounding menstruation negatively impacts females’ psychological development and hamper their prospects of socialization. Thus, to analyze this issue, we ran a randomized control trial in Nepal, where we provided reusable menstrual pads and / or health seminar to 312 schoolgirls and 100 of their mothers. Our outcomes demonstrate that the ...


The Invisible People Of The Invisible Coast: The Resilience Of People Experiencing Homelessness To Disasters On The Alabama, Louisiana, And Mississippi Gulf Coasts, Nicole Elizabeth Callais Aug 2016

The Invisible People Of The Invisible Coast: The Resilience Of People Experiencing Homelessness To Disasters On The Alabama, Louisiana, And Mississippi Gulf Coasts, Nicole Elizabeth Callais

Master's Theses

While extensive research has been conducted on vulnerability and resilience with regard to hazards, very few studies have researched the resilience of homeless populations. The Gulf Coast region is densely populated and susceptible to natural and anthropogenic hazards. Climate change studies indicate that this region will experience an increase in severe and intense tropical cyclones[1], thereby increasing the risk of experiencing adverse impacts from future coastal hazards. While local government agencies in this region have policies in place to protect communities, these policies tend to exclude any action regarding the evacuation and safety of the homeless population.

In this ...


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 ...


Community Empowerment And Social Policy Design: A Case Study Of The Creation Of A School-Based Health Center, Costello Aug 1998

Community Empowerment And Social Policy Design: A Case Study Of The Creation Of A School-Based Health Center, Costello

Master's Theses

Studies of community empowerment have shown the benefits of involving recipient communities in the process of designing and implementing social aid programs. One of these benefits is the empowerment of previously disenfranchised individuals and communities. Through qualitative ethnographic research, this thesis shows how residents of one low-income community in South-West Michigan have become more empowered through their involvement in the design and implementation of a school-based health center.


A Study Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Resettled And Refugee Cambodians, Jolene Malinee Aitken Jan 1994

A Study Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Resettled And Refugee Cambodians, Jolene Malinee Aitken

Master's Theses

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With the onset of the Cambodian holocaust, as well as over 40 years of continual war in Cambodia, the Khmer people have been subjected to an existence of prolonged exposure to disaster, contributing to the alarming prevalence of the mental health disorder of post-traumatic stress among Cambodians today. Post-traumatic stress disorder is the debilitating syndrome described as the development of characteristic symptoms following a psychologically traumatic event that is generally outside the range of usual human experience (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd edition revised, [DSM-III-R], 1987). The purpose of this study was to examine the existence ...


A Reassessment Of The Youth Service Needs Of The Town Of Henrietta, Melinda Bauer Jul 1992

A Reassessment Of The Youth Service Needs Of The Town Of Henrietta, Melinda Bauer

Master's Theses

In 1983, in cooperation with the Henrietta Youth Bureau, Michael P. Zuber conducted a Needs Assessment of the youth in the Town of Henrietta. The Youth Bureau is a department of the Town of Henrietta and is advised by a citizen group of volunteers. In 1989, the Youth Bureau contacted Dr. Robert Ribble to see if there was another student interested in working with them again, to reassess the needs of the youth in Henrietta. Dr. Ribble presented this opportunity to me, which I gladly accepted. This project was of particular interest to me as I could combine my social ...


Patterns Of Illicit Drug Use Among American High School Youth: An Examination For The Years 1976 And 1986, Malaret Aug 1991

Patterns Of Illicit Drug Use Among American High School Youth: An Examination For The Years 1976 And 1986, Malaret

Master's Theses

Previous studies have noted the importance of structural and demographic variables for the study of drug use among high school students. The present study focuses on the pattern and extent of legal and illegal drug use by high school seniors, by variables such as gender, race, religion, and academic achievement, among others.

The data used for this study were taken from Monitoring the Future (Bachman, O'Malley, & Johnston, 1980, 1987) for 1976 and 1986. Each data collection phase included a sample of over 15,000 students from approximately 125 to 135 public and private high schools, selected to provide an ...


Power And Dependency In Close Heterosexual Relationships: A Test Of An Exchange Theory Hypothesis, Sanders Aug 1987

Power And Dependency In Close Heterosexual Relationships: A Test Of An Exchange Theory Hypothesis, Sanders

Master's Theses

Ninety-nine heterosexual couples were surveyed to test the exchange theory hypothesis that interpersonal power and relative dependency are inversely related in dyadic relationships. Controlling for gender, this hypothesis was examined through a path analysis for each of six groups: the overall population, dating couples, engaged couples, cohabiting couples, married couples, and couples treated as a single unit. Results indicate that males are reported as relatively more powerful than females, and this gender effect is found to increase with the permanence of the relationship. Relative dependency has effects on power which also vary according to the type of relationship. Self-reported "subjective ...


Training Social Work Students In A Practicum Setting, Maier Aug 1977

Training Social Work Students In A Practicum Setting, Maier

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Comprehensive Survey, Index, And Listing Of Community Agency Resources Currently Providing Services To The Residents Of Charlevoix And Emmet Counties, Moore Dec 1973

A Comprehensive Survey, Index, And Listing Of Community Agency Resources Currently Providing Services To The Residents Of Charlevoix And Emmet Counties, Moore

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of The Explanatory Utility Of Theories Of Social Change: Parsons And Other Selected Theorists, Muthiani Dec 1970

A Comparison Of The Explanatory Utility Of Theories Of Social Change: Parsons And Other Selected Theorists, Muthiani

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Historical Survey Of The Lutheran Charities Of Chicago, Ralph Gerald Cathcart Jan 1958

A Historical Survey Of The Lutheran Charities Of Chicago, Ralph Gerald Cathcart

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Some Aspects Of Social Work Education In Belgium And In France, Ann Phan Thi Ngoc-Quoi Jan 1956

Some Aspects Of Social Work Education In Belgium And In France, Ann Phan Thi Ngoc-Quoi

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Some Aspects Of Child Care In The Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics, Joseph Lemson Jan 1956

Some Aspects Of Child Care In The Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics, Joseph Lemson

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Closed Cases Of Cerebral Palsied Patients Known To Mercy Cerebral Palsy Clinic, Rheta M. Collins Jan 1956

A Study Of Closed Cases Of Cerebral Palsied Patients Known To Mercy Cerebral Palsy Clinic, Rheta M. Collins

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


An Exploratory Study Of 18 Returned Veterans Who Went On Trial Visit From Downey, Illinois Veterans Hospital Between July 1, 1953 And December 31, 1953, Elaine B. Bannick Jan 1955

An Exploratory Study Of 18 Returned Veterans Who Went On Trial Visit From Downey, Illinois Veterans Hospital Between July 1, 1953 And December 31, 1953, Elaine B. Bannick

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Study Of Laws And Standards Pertaining To The Licensing Of Foster Homes In Eight Western And Midwestern Foster Homes, Patricia Ann Condon Jan 1955

A Comparative Study Of Laws And Standards Pertaining To The Licensing Of Foster Homes In Eight Western And Midwestern Foster Homes, Patricia Ann Condon

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of Seventy-Nine Adoptive Applications Accepted For Study During The Years 1952-1953 By The Catholic Charities Of The Diocese Of Rockford, Louis J. Shannon Jan 1955

An Analysis Of Seventy-Nine Adoptive Applications Accepted For Study During The Years 1952-1953 By The Catholic Charities Of The Diocese Of Rockford, Louis J. Shannon

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of The Laws And Standards Pertaining To The Licensing Of Foster Homes In Eight Eastern States, Kathleen Winter Jan 1955

A Comparison Of The Laws And Standards Pertaining To The Licensing Of Foster Homes In Eight Eastern States, Kathleen Winter

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Male Neuropsychiatric Patients Who Went Out On Trial Visit Between July 1st And December 31st, 1953, From Downey Veteran's Administration Hospital And Were Later Discharged, Priscilla Williams Dymally Jan 1955

A Study Of Male Neuropsychiatric Patients Who Went Out On Trial Visit Between July 1st And December 31st, 1953, From Downey Veteran's Administration Hospital And Were Later Discharged, Priscilla Williams Dymally

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Comparative Study Of Laws And Standards Pertaining To The Licensing Of Foster Homes In Eight South And Western States, Sidney Freeman Jan 1955

Comparative Study Of Laws And Standards Pertaining To The Licensing Of Foster Homes In Eight South And Western States, Sidney Freeman

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Principle Of Individualization In Social Casework, Raymond Purcell Ganey Jan 1955

The Principle Of Individualization In Social Casework, Raymond Purcell Ganey

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Casework Services Provided Fifteen Families With Marital Conflicts Known To Family Service Division, Lake County (Gary) Department Of Public Welfare, 1952-54, Pauline .. Huff Jan 1955

Casework Services Provided Fifteen Families With Marital Conflicts Known To Family Service Division, Lake County (Gary) Department Of Public Welfare, 1952-54, Pauline .. Huff

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Patients Known To Social Service And Discharged Against Medical Advice From Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois, From April, 1953 Through October 31, 1954, Muriel Lawrence Jan 1955

A Study Of Patients Known To Social Service And Discharged Against Medical Advice From Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois, From April, 1953 Through October 31, 1954, Muriel Lawrence

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Children Known To The Family Court Of Cook County Recommended For Placement By The Illinois Institute For Juvenile Research, William B. Meyer Jan 1955

Children Known To The Family Court Of Cook County Recommended For Placement By The Illinois Institute For Juvenile Research, William B. Meyer

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Employed Children In Families Receiving Aid To Dependent Children, Willa Elizabeth Randle Jan 1955

A Study Of Employed Children In Families Receiving Aid To Dependent Children, Willa Elizabeth Randle

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Patients Known To Social Service And Discharged Against Medical Advice From Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois, From April 1, 1953 Through October 31, 1954, Mary Frances Powers Jan 1955

A Study Of Patients Known To Social Service And Discharged Against Medical Advice From Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois, From April 1, 1953 Through October 31, 1954, Mary Frances Powers

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Psychosocial Study Of Fifty Recidivist Boys Recommitted To The Illinois Youth Commission, April 30, 1954 Through October 22, 1954, Robert Duddleston Geigner Jan 1955

A Psychosocial Study Of Fifty Recidivist Boys Recommitted To The Illinois Youth Commission, April 30, 1954 Through October 22, 1954, Robert Duddleston Geigner

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Intellectual Development And Educability Of Cerebral Palsied Children As Revealed By Psychological Evaluation, Loo O'Donnell Jan 1955

Intellectual Development And Educability Of Cerebral Palsied Children As Revealed By Psychological Evaluation, Loo O'Donnell

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Acceptance In The Casework Relationship, Rose Maureen Kelly Jan 1955

Acceptance In The Casework Relationship, Rose Maureen Kelly

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.