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Women And Homelessness In San Bernardino County: Causes, Demographics, Services, And Hope, Queenesther Marie Anderson Jan 2013

Women And Homelessness In San Bernardino County: Causes, Demographics, Services, And Hope, Queenesther Marie Anderson

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This study examines the conditions of hopelessness in the city of San Bernardino. The purpose of this study was to examine the ways in which women and men's accessing of services for homelessness differ. This study employs a survey administered at an event given specifically for the homeless population in San Bernardino, and the differences between men and women and their access to support is documented.


Graduate Social Work Students' Attitudes About The Use Of Social Networking Sites In Social Work And The Possible Ethical Implications Of Such Use, Christina Irene Dillon Jan 2012

Graduate Social Work Students' Attitudes About The Use Of Social Networking Sites In Social Work And The Possible Ethical Implications Of Such Use, Christina Irene Dillon

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The purpose of the study was to investigate graduate social work students' attitudes about the use of social media in social work and the possible ethical implications of such use. The study used an exploratory quantitative survey design with self-administered questionnaires. Data was collected from 56 graduate social work students at California State University, San Bernardino.


Surviving As A Runaway: Services For This Population, Noelia Sanchez Apr 2011

Surviving As A Runaway: Services For This Population, Noelia Sanchez

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There are thousands of children who run away from their homes each year for a variety of reasons. These children involved themselves in risky behaviors to survive while on the streets. This has been an ongoing problem that many have tried to alleviate by providing- different types of resources throughout the United States. However, there is more that could be done to help our youth stay safe. This population should be of great concern to society because they are part of the future.

This study looked into what runaways have to do to survive while on the streets by interviewing ...


The North Shore Public Transportation Dilemma: How Local Sociopolitical Ideologies, Ethnic Discrimination And Class Oppression Create Marginalization, And A Community's Quest For Social Justice, Katrina Renea Millet, Lisa Renee Otero Jan 2011

The North Shore Public Transportation Dilemma: How Local Sociopolitical Ideologies, Ethnic Discrimination And Class Oppression Create Marginalization, And A Community's Quest For Social Justice, Katrina Renea Millet, Lisa Renee Otero

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This research attempted to uncover the sociopolitical ideologies, ethnic discrimination, and class oppression that create sustained social dominance through resource control in the unicorporated community of the Salton Sea located in Eastern Riverside County, California in regard to public transportation issues.


Achieving Permanency In The Adoptions Of Special Needs Children: What Factors Lead To Adoption Disruption?, Stephanie Frances Duran Jan 2011

Achieving Permanency In The Adoptions Of Special Needs Children: What Factors Lead To Adoption Disruption?, Stephanie Frances Duran

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The purpose of this study was to look at the factors that lead to disruption in the adoption of special needs children. Families that adopt special needs children may or may not be aware that they need post adoption services and may be reluctant to ask for them even when they are experiencing difficulty.


An Evaluation Of The California Brief Multicultural Competence Scale And Training For Mental Health Practices, Catherine Tillie Smith, Dahlia Avila Jan 2011

An Evaluation Of The California Brief Multicultural Competence Scale And Training For Mental Health Practices, Catherine Tillie Smith, Dahlia Avila

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This study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of the California Brief Multicultural Competence Scale (CBMCS) and training as a tool to increase cultural competency skills. The interest of this was to determine if the training brought about a change in empathy or effectively increased knowledge about the importance of culture.


Participants' Perceptions On The Effectiveness Of The "Parents In Partnership" Program Of Los Angeles County, Shaniece Anejo Hunter-Moffett Jan 2011

Participants' Perceptions On The Effectiveness Of The "Parents In Partnership" Program Of Los Angeles County, Shaniece Anejo Hunter-Moffett

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The purpose of this study was to examine participants' perceptions on the effectiveness of the "Parents in Partnership" program (PIP) of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Parents in Partnership (PIP) is a collaborative effort between the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and parent partner paraprofessionals toward facilitation of safe reunification and permanency through education, support and mentoring of birth parents. The program's sole goal is the timely and safe reunification of children and their families. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with fourteen participants in the PIP program. Both mentors and mentees were interviewed.


The Creation Of Self-Directed Nutrition Education Modules In The Women, Infants, And Children (Wic) Program, Veronica Huff Jan 2011

The Creation Of Self-Directed Nutrition Education Modules In The Women, Infants, And Children (Wic) Program, Veronica Huff

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The purpose of this project was to design a series of self-directed learning modules for enrollees in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program in Riverside County, California. The WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program that, among other things, provides participants with nutrition education to help them understand the health benefits of choosing more nutritious food. This project features information concerning the problem of food insecurity, the nutrition education of low-income women and children in the WIC program, and the characteristics of adult learners. The objective was to examine the WIC participants' comprehension and willingness to use self-directed learning ...


The Influence Of Gender Scripts On African American College Student Condom Use, Kelechi Nkeiruka Ihenacho, Christina Nicole Burden Jan 2011

The Influence Of Gender Scripts On African American College Student Condom Use, Kelechi Nkeiruka Ihenacho, Christina Nicole Burden

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This study examines how African American gender scripts influence condom use for disease and pregnancy prevention. One-hundred African American California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) students were selected to participate in this study. Fifty African American males and fifty African American females were surveyed for this study to be representative of the African American community on campus.


What Are The Service Needs Of The Parents Participating In The Child Care Access Means Parents In School (Ccampis) Project?, Andrea Michele Conklin Jan 2011

What Are The Service Needs Of The Parents Participating In The Child Care Access Means Parents In School (Ccampis) Project?, Andrea Michele Conklin

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The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) is intended to help student parents to persist with their course of study and graduate as soon as possible. This study was done to gain further insight into the service needs of the parents who participate in the program.


Children In Shelters: Needs And Current Services, Dorothy Ama Morrison-Acquah Jan 2008

Children In Shelters: Needs And Current Services, Dorothy Ama Morrison-Acquah

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This study identified the needs of homeless children in the Hospitality House shelter of the Salvation Army in San Bernardino. This study explored the current services provided to satisfy the homeless children's needs. The study also assessed the extent to which the shelter supervisors were familiar with the Mckinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and types of services they are mandated by the Act to provide for homeless children in shelters.


Foster Parent Perceptions Concerning Reasons For Continued Involvement As Care Providers In A Foster Family Agency, Stephanie Lynn Harper Jan 2008

Foster Parent Perceptions Concerning Reasons For Continued Involvement As Care Providers In A Foster Family Agency, Stephanie Lynn Harper

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This study investigated foster parents' reasons for deciding to continue their careers as foster parents. The participants were obtained from Koinonia Foster Homes, San Bernardino office. In addition, an effort was made to determine what unmet needs foster parents had that had those needs been addressed by the agency might have encouraged them to continue fostering children.


The Effects Of "Family Group Decision Making" In San Bernardino County, Valerie Christine Forell Jan 2008

The Effects Of "Family Group Decision Making" In San Bernardino County, Valerie Christine Forell

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This study was done to determine whether the recently employed program of Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) is working in the San Bernardino County Department of Children Services (DCS) in the way it was intended to by reunifying children with their parents and reducing children's time in foster care.


Late Diagnosis Of Autism Among African American Children, Lysette Nana Etti, Kathleen Patrice Holsey Jan 2008

Late Diagnosis Of Autism Among African American Children, Lysette Nana Etti, Kathleen Patrice Holsey

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The purpose of this study was to raise awareness and to analyze the process of diagnosing African American children with autism and identify variables that correlate with late diagnosis.


Program Effectiveness Among Recovering Susbance Abuse Mothers In A Treatment Program, Elizabeth Anne Pickett Jan 2008

Program Effectiveness Among Recovering Susbance Abuse Mothers In A Treatment Program, Elizabeth Anne Pickett

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The purpose of this study is to see if all the special circumstances, extra classes, and parenting aspects of a treatment program are effective for pregnant substance abusing women. This study also explored the factors that contributed to the perceived satisfaction and effectiveness of the clients enrolled in a drug and alcohol treatment program.


Housing Concerns And Subjective Well-Being Of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Erika Janet Perez Jan 2008

Housing Concerns And Subjective Well-Being Of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Erika Janet Perez

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This study examines the relationship between housing concerns, ethnicity, and subjective well-being of grandparents raising grandchildren. 17 participants were recruited from the Kin-Care program of Riverside County, Ca. About 19% of families headed by grandparents are living in poverty. When looking at the type of services that would be beneficial for these families, the housing situation is an important matter to consider.


Social Support And Homeless Individuals 50 To 65 Years Of Age, Joseph William Staudt Jan 2008

Social Support And Homeless Individuals 50 To 65 Years Of Age, Joseph William Staudt

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships homeless individuals have and their support systems. It analyzed what social supports an individual homeless person had in their life and how they utilized that support. This research was done due to lack of research being done on the elderly homeless population. The problem this study focuses on was homelessness among individuals between the ages of 50 and 65 years. Ten homeless people were interviewed at the Central City Lutheran Missions Cold Weather Shelter.


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

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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 ...


The Relationship Between Law Enforcement Officers And Child Welfare Social Workers, Cheryl Denise Gonzales, Aida Velia QuiñOnez Jan 2008

The Relationship Between Law Enforcement Officers And Child Welfare Social Workers, Cheryl Denise Gonzales, Aida Velia QuiñOnez

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There has been a long established relationship problem between Child Protective Services (CPS) social workers and Law Enforcement (LE) officers. It is an issue of which both sides are aware, but neither has addressed this discord in an effort to improve collaboration between the two agencies. The purpose of this study is to help both Law Enforcement officers and Children Protection Services workers build a strong interdisciplinary relationship in child abuse cases.


A Strength-Based Perspective On Group Homes, Liza Ana Fimbres, Rose Kathleen Solomon Jan 2008

A Strength-Based Perspective On Group Homes, Liza Ana Fimbres, Rose Kathleen Solomon

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The purpose of this study is to promote a more positive perspective on group homes by raising awareness of their strengths. By identifying strengths, group homes can gain knowledge of and build upon assets to better meet the needs of children in the child welfare system.


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

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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.


What Contributes To Academic Achievement Among Elementary Grade Students: A Needs Assessment, Adriana Chavez, Martha Tinehyn Glomah Jan 2008

What Contributes To Academic Achievement Among Elementary Grade Students: A Needs Assessment, Adriana Chavez, Martha Tinehyn Glomah

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The purpose of this research study was to investigate the needs of parents and teachers to identify factors that contributed to academic achievement among elementary grade students. Data was collected from a total of 65 parents and teachers of elementary grade students from Rowland Elementary School in Rowland Heights.


Rethinking Empowerment: Collective Action As Intervention With Women, Melissa Liberty Darnell Jan 2008

Rethinking Empowerment: Collective Action As Intervention With Women, Melissa Liberty Darnell

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This study explores women's feelings of empowerment that result from participating in collective action events. The study contributes to the growing body of social work scholarship on empowerment practice by identifying and describing the specific variables that may contribute to or enhance empowerment feelings in women as a result of collective action participation.


Degree Of Privacy Afforded In Long-Term Care, Lynn Marie Givens, Jesse Ornelas Jan 2008

Degree Of Privacy Afforded In Long-Term Care, Lynn Marie Givens, Jesse Ornelas

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The purpose of this study was to assess the level of privacy among the elderly living in long-term nursing and communal facilities. The data was collected through a probability sampling at the Veterans Home of California in Barstow.


Depression Among The Elderly, Lynda Lee Omagari Jan 2008

Depression Among The Elderly, Lynda Lee Omagari

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This study will examine depression among the elderly in an assisted living facility. The main problem in depression in the elderly is the lack of diagnosis and treatment. Left untreated it affects the elderly person's overall well-being and may eventually lead to their mortality.


Exploring The Spiritual Base Of Gay Men In Substance Abuse Treatment, Charles Arthur Selner Jan 2008

Exploring The Spiritual Base Of Gay Men In Substance Abuse Treatment, Charles Arthur Selner

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The purpose of this study was a qualitative exploration of how gay men experienced the spiritual base of a substance abuse treatment program. The specific clientele are gay men who completed at least sixty days participation in an intensive LGBT outpatient treatment program and were living in a sober residence known as The Studios of Palm Springs, CA. The research question asked whether this program worked to develop spirituality for gay men.


Parental Satisfaction With Child Mental Health Services, Frances Ahunna Ohaeri Jan 2008

Parental Satisfaction With Child Mental Health Services, Frances Ahunna Ohaeri

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The purpose of this study was to identify to what degree specific factors influence the level of satisfaction experienced by foster parents whose foster children are recieving mental health services from agencies that they have been referred to by a Coming of Age Foster Family Agency.


Gang Activity In San Bernardino, California: A Needs Assessment For Operation Phoenix, Mario Leone Rogers Jan 2008

Gang Activity In San Bernardino, California: A Needs Assessment For Operation Phoenix, Mario Leone Rogers

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This research study examined an innovative gang approach in the city of San Bernardino called Operation Phoenix. The purpose of this study was to conduct a needs assessment for Operation Phoenix. This qualitative and quantitative study examined how effective Operation Phoenix was in the prevention, intervention, and suppression of gang activity in the city of San Bernardino. In addition it assessed the unique needs of this comprehensive gang program.


Parents' Perceptions Of Effective Coping Strategies For Raising A Child With Autism, Dee Thigpen Jan 2008

Parents' Perceptions Of Effective Coping Strategies For Raising A Child With Autism, Dee Thigpen

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The purpose of this study is to identify the main stessors that parents experience when raising an autistic child and parents' perceptions of what can help them cope better. It is important that parenting stressors and coping strategies are identified as they relate to the age of the child with autism.


The Effect Of Explanatory Style On The Coping Strategies Of Women In Recovery, Alice Joy Kirk Jan 2008

The Effect Of Explanatory Style On The Coping Strategies Of Women In Recovery, Alice Joy Kirk

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The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of explanatory style on the coping strategies of women in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other substances.