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Social Work Students Obtain Hands-On Experience At Lobby Day, Derek B. Brown Dec 2015

Social Work Students Obtain Hands-On Experience At Lobby Day, Derek B. Brown

Derek B Brown

Sacred Heart University’s Social Work Club sponsored 29 Sacred Heart students and faculty on a trip to Hartford at the end of October for Lobby Day—a statewide event that serves to educate social workers on the lobbying process. Hosted by the National Association of Social Workers – Connecticut Chapter (NASW – CT), Lobby Day was attended by some 200 students, faculty and social work professionals.


Rents The Bane Of Poor: Charity, Hilary Gallagher Oct 2015

Rents The Bane Of Poor: Charity, Hilary Gallagher

Hilary Gallagher

No abstract provided.


Talks Underway On How To Accomodate Homeless People On The Gold Coast, Hilary Gallagher Sep 2015

Talks Underway On How To Accomodate Homeless People On The Gold Coast, Hilary Gallagher

Hilary Gallagher

No abstract provided.


Cross-Border Talks Are Underway On How To Help Homeless People On The Gold Coast, Hilary Gallagher Sep 2015

Cross-Border Talks Are Underway On How To Help Homeless People On The Gold Coast, Hilary Gallagher

Hilary Gallagher

No abstract provided.


Neoliberalism By Stealth: Exposing The Flaws Of Neoliberal Understandings Of 'Freedom', Lester Thompson Dr, Jo Coghlan Dr Jan 2015

Neoliberalism By Stealth: Exposing The Flaws Of Neoliberal Understandings Of 'Freedom', Lester Thompson Dr, Jo Coghlan Dr

Jo Coghlan

A foundational principle of classical liberalism was freedom from social and economic oppression.


Evaluation Of A Trauma-Informed Teaching Intervention On The Educational Well-Being Of Youth In Residential Care, Angelique G. Day Jan 2015

Evaluation Of A Trauma-Informed Teaching Intervention On The Educational Well-Being Of Youth In Residential Care, Angelique G. Day

Angelique G Day

In response to the high nationwide prevalence of psychological trauma among court-involved youth who have been exposed to abuse and neglect and the associated far-reaching adverse consequences, there are calls to develop a trauma-informed workforce across the various systems (child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health and education) designed to serve these traumatized young persons. We describe a pilot test of a modified version of the Heart of Teaching and Learning (HTL) curriculum, an intervention designed to increase trauma-informed practices in education settings. This program was implemented in a public charter school that exclusively serves court-involved youth placed in residential treatment ...


Dsm-5: The Delayed Demise Of Descriptive Diagnosis, Tomi Gomory Jan 2015

Dsm-5: The Delayed Demise Of Descriptive Diagnosis, Tomi Gomory

Tomi Gomory

In 1980, DSM-III adopted a descriptive approach to psychiatric diagnosis, creating checklists of unwanted behaviors to define and use as required criteria when posing each of several hundred diagnoses. The objective of this novel approach was to validate psychiatry as a scientifically legitimate branch of medicine, by enabling research into hopefully homogeneous groups of patients to pinpoint the implicit hypothesized physiological causes of the disorders the patients were presumably sharing. In each subsequent revision of the DSM including the DSM-5, however, no physiological criteria of any sort are included for any diagnosis, confirming the empirical failure of this attempt to ...


Adolescentes Nas Franjas Dos Territórios E As Violências: Vozes E Existências, Susy Cristina Rodrigues Dec 2014

Adolescentes Nas Franjas Dos Territórios E As Violências: Vozes E Existências, Susy Cristina Rodrigues

Susy Cristina Rodrigues

Este artigo tem o objetivo de contribuir com apontamentos sobre uma pesquisa em andamento com a temática de adolescentes que sofrem violências e vivem em territórios periféricos. A expectativa desse texto é aproximar os leitores da vida nas periferias, trazendo seus sentidos, a partir da narração das vozes dos sujeitos da pesquisa com as metodologias da história oral de vida e do grupo focal, a fim de potencializar suas experiências e vivências.


Oral Health Access And Service Utilization Of Foster Care Alumni, Ann Carrellas, Angelique G. Day Jan 2014

Oral Health Access And Service Utilization Of Foster Care Alumni, Ann Carrellas, Angelique G. Day

Angelique G Day

This mixed method study examines factors related to poor access to oral health care of young adults who have transitioned from foster care. Foster youth who left care without support were 4.7 times more likely and young women were 3.4 times more likely to have unmet dental needs. Interviews and focus groups supported the lack of oral health care many of these youth experience upon exiting foster care. Most states’ Medicaid programs do not provide comprehensive dental care for adults past the age of 20 and this is not changed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care ...


Youth Homelessness: Prevalence And Mental Health Correlates, Staci M. Perlman, Joe Willard, Janette Herbers, J.J. Cutuli, Karin M. Eyrich Garg Jan 2014

Youth Homelessness: Prevalence And Mental Health Correlates, Staci M. Perlman, Joe Willard, Janette Herbers, J.J. Cutuli, Karin M. Eyrich Garg

Staci Perlman

No abstract provided.


Homeless Youth In Philadelphia: An Innovative Method For Identifying Youth Who Are Homeless, Staci Perlman, Joe Willard Apr 2013

Homeless Youth In Philadelphia: An Innovative Method For Identifying Youth Who Are Homeless, Staci Perlman, Joe Willard

Staci Perlman

No abstract provided.


German-Tunisian Economic Cooperation And The Prospects Of Democracy, Jihëd Mejrissi Apr 2013

German-Tunisian Economic Cooperation And The Prospects Of Democracy, Jihëd Mejrissi

Jihëd Mejrissi

Following are the notes of the presentation entitled “German-Tunisian Economic Cooperation and the Prospects of Democracy” delivered in the annual DAAD scholarship holders that took place in April 2013 in Darmstadt, Germany.


German-Tunisian Economic Cooperation And The Prospects Of Democracy, Jihëd Mejrissi Apr 2013

German-Tunisian Economic Cooperation And The Prospects Of Democracy, Jihëd Mejrissi

Jihëd Mejrissi

Prepared for the Meeting of DAAD Scholarship Holders

April 20th, 2013, in Darmstadt


Youth Aging Out Of Foster Care: The Invisible Public Health Care Crisis Emergent Findings And Implications For Policy And Practice, Angelique G. Day Jan 2013

Youth Aging Out Of Foster Care: The Invisible Public Health Care Crisis Emergent Findings And Implications For Policy And Practice, Angelique G. Day

Angelique G Day

The purpose of this paper is to review related literature on foster care transitions and identify the implications for practice. Findings indicate that young people aging out of foster care face significant barriers that impede their ability to transition successfully to adulthood. This population is growing, and the collective negative social outcomes constitute a serious public health care crisis that needs to be addressed.


Governance In Nigerian Universities: The Position Of The University Internal Auditor, Professor Ben C Osisioma Nov 2012

Governance In Nigerian Universities: The Position Of The University Internal Auditor, Professor Ben C Osisioma

Prof Ben Chuka Osisioma

The University system is committed to the principles of good governance which ensure that the Institution is ‚fit for its purpose‛ as an organization put in place for teaching, research and consultancy and professional services to the community. The principles demand a response to the challenge of operational dexterity, technical ingenuity, strategic relevance, African persona and political deftness as part of the task of modernization of the governance of higher education. The task of the Internal Auditor is five-fold – to provide transparency and act as an advisory body to senior management, to identify underperforming areas and opportunities for improvement and ...


Attenti Al Gorilla, Sajjad Khaksari Nov 2012

Attenti Al Gorilla, Sajjad Khaksari

SAJJAD KHAKSARI

Attenti al Gorilla; G8; Violenza della polizia Italia; La libertà;


Estimated Annual Cost Of Child Homelessness In Pennsylvania, Staci Perlman, Joe Willard Sep 2012

Estimated Annual Cost Of Child Homelessness In Pennsylvania, Staci Perlman, Joe Willard

Staci Perlman

Pennsylvania’s state policy makers have reduced funding for strategies that address the needs of children who experience homelessness, resulting, in part, in increases in family homelessness. They should be cautious of the potential consequences of not supporting high quality, outcomes-based services that lead to ending homelessness for the families and improving child-well-being indicators like achieving academic success.


Promoting Positive Parenting In The Context Of Homelessness, Staci Perlman, Beryl Cowan, Abigail Gewirtz, Mary Haskett, Lauren Stokes Aug 2012

Promoting Positive Parenting In The Context Of Homelessness, Staci Perlman, Beryl Cowan, Abigail Gewirtz, Mary Haskett, Lauren Stokes

Staci Perlman

Recent national reports suggest that nearly 1,000,000 families with children experience homelessness and that this number is rising (National Center on Family Homelessness, 2009; U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2010; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2011). Families experiencing homelessness are disproportionately more likely to have experienced economic, health, and social risk factors. These experiences can adversely influence the parent–child relationship. The purpose of this article is to (a) review the literature on the determinants and contextual issues of parenting in shelters; (b) describe specific programs that are focused on positive parenting in the context ...


Therapeutic Landscapes: Understanding Migration To Australian Regional And Rural Communities, Rob Townsend Dr, Jan Pascal Dr Jan 2012

Therapeutic Landscapes: Understanding Migration To Australian Regional And Rural Communities, Rob Townsend Dr, Jan Pascal Dr

Rob Townsend Dr

No abstract provided.


Your Kool-Aid Is Not My Kool-Aid: Ideologies On Microfinance Within An Ingo Culture, Payal Arora Jan 2012

Your Kool-Aid Is Not My Kool-Aid: Ideologies On Microfinance Within An Ingo Culture, Payal Arora

Payal Arora

Development investigations focus on synergies of institutional cultures for policy and practice. International non-governmental organisations (INGOs) currently enjoy a privileged position as harbingers of world culture unity. While there is contestation on INGOs as monolithic entities, few studies delve into the voices of actors within INGOs to provide for a more pluralistic perspective. This paper separates the actors from their institution by examining their different socio-cultural takes that drive them. This emphasises that as projects and visions come and go, institutional actors draw on their own philosophy that does not necessarily mirror their institution's stance. Here, the focus is ...


Unanswered Questions Of A Minority People In International Law: A Comparative Study Between Southern Cameroons & South Sudan, Bernard Sama Mr Oct 2011

Unanswered Questions Of A Minority People In International Law: A Comparative Study Between Southern Cameroons & South Sudan, Bernard Sama Mr

Bernard Sama

The month July of 2011 marked the birth of another nation in the World. The distressful journey of a minority people under the watchful eyes of the international community finally paid off with a new nation called the South Sudan . As I watched the South Sudanese celebrate independence on 9 July 2011, I was filled with joy as though they have finally landed. On a promising note, I read the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon saying “[t]ogether, we welcome the Republic of South Sudan to the community of nations. Together, we affirm our commitment to helping it meet its ...


U.S. Cultural Involvement And Its Association With Co-Occurring Substance Abuse And Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Youth In The Dominican Republic, Elián P. Cabrera-Nguyen, Juan B. Peña Jun 2011

U.S. Cultural Involvement And Its Association With Co-Occurring Substance Abuse And Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Youth In The Dominican Republic, Elián P. Cabrera-Nguyen, Juan B. Peña

Elián P. Cabrera-Nguyen

We examined the relationship of US cultural involvement with substance abuse and sexual risk behavior profiles from our nationally representative sample of public high school students in the Dominican Republic. Using a novel methodological approach to control for selection bias, we examined explanations for the so-called Latino or Hispanic immigrant paradox. A latent class regression analysis with manifest and latent covariates found that US cultural involvement indicators were independent and robust predictors of increased risk of co-ocurring substance abuse and sexual risk behaviors. Implications for prevention efforts targeting risk behaviors among Latino/a adolescents in the US and abroad are ...


Types And Timing Of Child Maltreatment And Early School Success: A Population-Based Investigation, John W. Fantuzzo, Staci M. Perlman, Erica K. Dobbins Jan 2011

Types And Timing Of Child Maltreatment And Early School Success: A Population-Based Investigation, John W. Fantuzzo, Staci M. Perlman, Erica K. Dobbins

Staci Perlman

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of types of child maltreatment and cooccurring risks in an entire county population of children in public education and to examine the unique relations of the child maltreatment types and timing on children's early academic success while accounting for the children's multiple-risk context. A cohort of 11,835 second grade students who were born in the county and attended the public school district served as participants. Information on first reported experiences of substantiated physical abuse, neglect, unsubstantiated child maltreatment reports, health, maternal, and social risks, and academic ...


Drug And Alcohol Policy Under New Labour: Pandering To Populism?, Julian Buchanan Jan 2011

Drug And Alcohol Policy Under New Labour: Pandering To Populism?, Julian Buchanan

Julian Buchanan

Coming to power with an overwhelming majority in 1997, New Labour had the opportunity to lead the world by adopting a much needed progressive, pragmatic and scientifically informed approach to the management of substance use and misuse in the twenty-first century: by some distance, they failed to deliver on the election promise of change. Instead, they mistakenly continued the pursuit of eradicating drugs through prohibition, perpetuated the misleading distinction between legal and illegal drugs, and failed to overhaul the much criticised and outdated Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, which continues to inform (or some would argue misinform) the public about ...


Manifest Greatness The Final Original Version By Emmanuel Mario B Santos Aka Marc Guerrero, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Jan 2010

Manifest Greatness The Final Original Version By Emmanuel Mario B Santos Aka Marc Guerrero, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS vf24jan2010 WE COME TOGETHER THERE OUGHT TO BE NO POOR WE TAKE CHARGE.


Timing And Influence Of Early Experiences Of Child Maltreatment And Homelessness On Children's Educational Well-Being, Staci M. Perlman, John W. Fantuzzo Jan 2010

Timing And Influence Of Early Experiences Of Child Maltreatment And Homelessness On Children's Educational Well-Being, Staci M. Perlman, John W. Fantuzzo

Staci Perlman

Major national reports have highlighted the deleterious influence of early childhood familial risk factors that adversely influence young children's educational well-being. Guided by a developmental epidemiology framework, the purpose of the present population-based study was to examine the timing and influence of first experiences of substantiated child maltreatment and homelessness on children's academic achievement and attendance at the end of second grade for an entire cohort of 12,045 second grade students in a large, urban school district. Information on first experiences of substantiated child maltreatment and homelessness, birth risks, demographics, and academic achievement and attendance outcomes was ...


Author Guidelines For Reporting Scale Development And Validation Results In The Journal Of The Society For Social Work And Research, Peter Cabrera-Nguyen Jan 2010

Author Guidelines For Reporting Scale Development And Validation Results In The Journal Of The Society For Social Work And Research, Peter Cabrera-Nguyen

Elián P. Cabrera-Nguyen

In this invited article, Cabrera-Nguyen provides guidelines for reporting scale development and validation results. Authors' attention to these guidelines will help ensure the research reported in JSSWR is rigorous and of high quality. This article provides guidance for those using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). In addition, the article provides helpful links to resources addressing structural equation modeling, multiple imputation for missing data, and a general resource for quantitative data analysis.


Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version5 by Marc Guerrero with Tato Malay


Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version3 by Marc Guerrero with Jay Fajardo


Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version2 by Marc Guerrero with Danielle van Asch-Prevot