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An Assessment Of The Structural & Equipment Accessibility Of Primary Care Offices, Leeann C. Swager, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin Apr 2018

An Assessment Of The Structural & Equipment Accessibility Of Primary Care Offices, Leeann C. Swager, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin

School of Social Work

The purpose of this research is to assess the overall structural and equipment barriers encountered by persons with functional limitations when attempting to access medical care. Using data about the physical accessibility of 3991 primary care offices in California, offices were ranked on a scale of accessibility. Results overall show that primary care offices are meeting most, or between 63-87%, of federal accessibility guidelines. It appears that major problematic areas for accessibility are Exam Rooms and Toilet Rooms. Possibilities for this outcome include higher costs for equipment (as opposed to structural/architectural changes), difficulty accommodating interior room layouts, and the ...


Realizing The Human Right To Community Living For People With Disabilities: Challenges For Social Work In France And The United States, Nancy R. Mudrick, Béatrice Schmitt Mar 2016

Realizing The Human Right To Community Living For People With Disabilities: Challenges For Social Work In France And The United States, Nancy R. Mudrick, Béatrice Schmitt

School of Social Work

Adults with disabilities have often been segregated and socially isolated in institutions, unable to choose their living circumstances. Disability rights laws enacted in France (2005) and the U.S. (1990) identify self-determination and community living as rights. However, with the same goal, the implementation structure of the laws is different. This poster summarizes our study that (1) assesses facilitators and barriers to inclusion in community living by examining the laws and their implementation in France and the U.S. and (2) examines how the aims for community living have affected the roles of social workers in each country. The analysis ...


L’Inclusion Et Le Droit De Vivre En Société Pour Les Personnes En Situation De Handicap: Un Défi Pour Le Travail Social En France Et Aux États-Unis, Nancy R. Mudrick, Béatrice Schmitt Mar 2016

L’Inclusion Et Le Droit De Vivre En Société Pour Les Personnes En Situation De Handicap: Un Défi Pour Le Travail Social En France Et Aux États-Unis, Nancy R. Mudrick, Béatrice Schmitt

School of Social Work

A version of this abstract in French will be posted in the future. Adults with disabilities have often been segregated and socially isolated in institutions, unable to choose their living circumstances. Disability rights laws enacted in France (2005) and the U.S. (1990) identify self-determination and community living as rights. However, with the same goal, the implementation structure of the laws is different. This poster summarizes our study that (1) assesses facilitators and barriers to inclusion in community living by examining the laws and their implementation in France and the U.S. and (2) examines how the aims for community ...


Politics, Law & Social Service - New York Helps The United Way, Marita Begley Jul 2012

Politics, Law & Social Service - New York Helps The United Way, Marita Begley

Syracuse University Magazine

No abstract provided.


Birth Order And The Academic And Social Success Of College Students, Jessica Nissenbaum May 2012

Birth Order And The Academic And Social Success Of College Students, Jessica Nissenbaum

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The purpose of the study of Birth Order and the Academic and Social Success of College Students was to examine the relationship between birth order and the academic and social experiences that students have during their college years. An ideal college experience involves students being actively engaged in what they are learning and having positive social interactions and support networks. Unfortunately, the college experiences of many students fall short of these expectations and they struggle to continue their pursuit of higher education. Depression has become a serious concern on college campuses. Understanding the birth orders that may create challenges in ...


Operation Compassionate Care, Christine Yackel Jan 2012

Operation Compassionate Care, Christine Yackel

Syracuse University Magazine

No abstract provided.


Response To The Data Challenges Of The Affordable Care Act: Surveys Of Providers To Assess Access To Care For People With Disabilities And The Presence Of Accessible Exam Equipment, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, June Isaacson Kailes Nov 2011

Response To The Data Challenges Of The Affordable Care Act: Surveys Of Providers To Assess Access To Care For People With Disabilities And The Presence Of Accessible Exam Equipment, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, June Isaacson Kailes

Nancy R. Mudrick

No abstract provided.


Response To The Data Challenges Of The Affordable Care Act: Surveys Of Providers To Assess Access To Care For People With Disabilities And The Presence Of Accessible Exam Equipment, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, June Isaacson Kailes Nov 2011

Response To The Data Challenges Of The Affordable Care Act: Surveys Of Providers To Assess Access To Care For People With Disabilities And The Presence Of Accessible Exam Equipment, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, June Isaacson Kailes

School of Social Work

No abstract provided.


Caring For Grandchildren And Intergenerational Support In Rural China: A Gendered Extended Family Perspective, Zhen Cong, Merril D. Silverstein May 2011

Caring For Grandchildren And Intergenerational Support In Rural China: A Gendered Extended Family Perspective, Zhen Cong, Merril D. Silverstein

Merril D Silverstein

This investigation examines how support from adult children is affected by their parents’ involvement in grandchild care. Instead of focusing on dyadic interactions, we adopt a gendered extended family perspective to examine how financial and emotional support from children was influenced when their siblings received help with child care from their elder parents. The data were from a two-wave (2001, 2003) longitudinal study of 4,791 parent–child dyads with 1,162 parents, aged 60 and older, living in rural areas of Anhui Province, China. Random effects regression showed that emotional support from both sons and daughters was strengthened when ...


Caring For Grandchildren And Intergenerational Support In Rural China: A Gendered Extended Family Perspective, Zhen Cong, Merril D. Silverstein May 2011

Caring For Grandchildren And Intergenerational Support In Rural China: A Gendered Extended Family Perspective, Zhen Cong, Merril D. Silverstein

College Research Center

This investigation examines how support from adult children is affected by their parents’ involvement in grandchild care. Instead of focusing on dyadic interactions, we adopt a gendered extended family perspective to examine how financial and emotional support from children was influenced when their siblings received help with child care from their elder parents. The data were from a two-wave (2001, 2003) longitudinal study of 4,791 parent–child dyads with 1,162 parents, aged 60 and older, living in rural areas of Anhui Province, China. Random effects regression showed that emotional support from both sons and daughters was strengthened when ...


Child Neglect And Its Association With Subsequent Juvenile Drug And Alcohol Offense., Ellen Delara, J Propp, W Chen, K Corvo Jan 2011

Child Neglect And Its Association With Subsequent Juvenile Drug And Alcohol Offense., Ellen Delara, J Propp, W Chen, K Corvo

College Research Center

No abstract provided.


Purchasing Piety? Coresidence Of Married Children With Their Older Parents In Japan, Merril D. Silverstein, Emiko Takagi Jan 2011

Purchasing Piety? Coresidence Of Married Children With Their Older Parents In Japan, Merril D. Silverstein, Emiko Takagi

Merril D Silverstein

We investigated the conditions under which married children live with their older parents in Japan. We focused on how needs and resources in each generation are associated with whether married couples live with their parents in parent-headed and child-headed households, and we also investigated difference in power relations between older and younger generations and between children and their spouses. We analyzed a nationally representative sample of older parents (n = 3,853) and their married children (n = 8,601) from the 1999 Nihon University Japanese Longitudinal Study of Aging (NUJLSOA). Mutinomial regression revealed that married children with relatively affluent parents tended ...


Child Neglect And Its Association With Subsequent Juvenile Drug And Alcohol Offense., Ellen Delara, Kenneth Corvo, Jennifer Propp, Wan-Yi Chen Jan 2011

Child Neglect And Its Association With Subsequent Juvenile Drug And Alcohol Offense., Ellen Delara, Kenneth Corvo, Jennifer Propp, Wan-Yi Chen

Ellen deLara

This study presents empirical findings about the association between childhood neglect and adolescents’ subsequent involvement with drug and alcohol related offense from a sample of 251 neglected children and their community matched control (N = 502) from a 17-year period longitudinal data set. Findings confirmed that neglected children were at greater risk to be arrested for later juvenile drug and alcohol offenses than non-neglected children. Being male, White and the presence of domestic violence also significantly contributed to elevated risks of being arrested for juvenile drug and alcohol violations for neglected children. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.


Child Neglect And Its Association With Subsequent Juvenile Drug And Alcohol Offense, Ken Corvo, Wan-Yi Chen, Ellen Delara, Jennifer Propp Jan 2011

Child Neglect And Its Association With Subsequent Juvenile Drug And Alcohol Offense, Ken Corvo, Wan-Yi Chen, Ellen Delara, Jennifer Propp

Ken Corvo

This study presents empirical findings about the association between childhood neglect and adolescents’ subsequent involvement with drug and alcohol related offense from a sample of 251 neglected children and their community matched control (N = 502) from a 17-year period longitudinal data set. Findings confirmed that neglected children were at greater risk to be arrested for later juvenile drug and alcohol offenses than non-neglected children. Being male, White and the presence of domestic violence also significantly contributed to elevated risks of being arrested for juvenile drug and alcohol violations for neglected children. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.


Child Neglect And Its Association With Subsequent Juvenile Drug And Alcohol Offense, Ken Corvo, Wan-Yi Chen, Ellen Delara, Jennifer Propp Jan 2011

Child Neglect And Its Association With Subsequent Juvenile Drug And Alcohol Offense, Ken Corvo, Wan-Yi Chen, Ellen Delara, Jennifer Propp

School of Social Work

This study presents empirical findings about the association between childhood neglect and adolescents’ subsequent involvement with drug and alcohol related offense from a sample of 251 neglected children and their community matched control (N = 502) from a 17-year period longitudinal data set. Findings confirmed that neglected children were at greater risk to be arrested for later juvenile drug and alcohol offenses than non-neglected children. Being male, White and the presence of domestic violence also significantly contributed to elevated risks of being arrested for juvenile drug and alcohol violations for neglected children. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.


Accessibility Of Primary Health Care Settings For People With Disabilities, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, Mengke Liang, Silvia Yee Dec 2010

Accessibility Of Primary Health Care Settings For People With Disabilities, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, Mengke Liang, Silvia Yee

Nancy R. Mudrick

People with disabilities report physical barriers in doctors’ offices that affect the quality of care. The analysis seeks to describe overall primary care office physical accessibility and identify (1) in which areas offices meet access criteria, (2) which accessibility criteria are most often not met, and (3) whether there are urban/non-urban differences.


Accessibility Of Primary Health Care Settings For People With Disabilities, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, Mengke Liang, Silvia Yee Dec 2010

Accessibility Of Primary Health Care Settings For People With Disabilities, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, Mengke Liang, Silvia Yee

School of Social Work

People with disabilities report physical barriers in doctors’ offices that affect the quality of care. The analysis seeks to describe overall primary care office physical accessibility and identify (1) in which areas offices meet access criteria, (2) which accessibility criteria are most often not met, and (3) whether there are urban/non-urban differences.


Words Can Hurt Forever, Ellen Delara, James Garbarino Mar 2010

Words Can Hurt Forever, Ellen Delara, James Garbarino

Ellen deLara

No abstract provided.


Early Life Characteristics, Psychiatric History, And Cognition Trajectories In Later Life, Maria Teresa Brown Jan 2010

Early Life Characteristics, Psychiatric History, And Cognition Trajectories In Later Life, Maria Teresa Brown

College Research Center

Purpose of the Study: Although considerable attention has been paid to the relationship between later-life depression and cognitive function, the rela­tionship between a history of psychiatric problems and cognitive function is not very well documented. Few studies of relationships between childhood health, childhood disadvantage, and cognitive func­tion in later life consider both childhood health and disadvantage, include measures for psychiatric history, or use nationally representative longitudinal data. Design and Methods: This study uses growth curve models to analyze the relationships between childhood health and disadvantage, psy­chiatric history, and cognitive function using 6 waves of the Health and ...


Words Can Hurt Forever, James Garbarino, Ellen Delara Jan 2010

Words Can Hurt Forever, James Garbarino, Ellen Delara

College Research Center

No abstract provided.


Words Can Hurt Forever, James Garbarino, Ellen Delara Jan 2010

Words Can Hurt Forever, James Garbarino, Ellen Delara

Ellen deLara

No abstract provided.


Early Life Characteristics, Psychiatric History, And Cognition Trajectories In Later Life, Maria Teresa Brown Jan 2010

Early Life Characteristics, Psychiatric History, And Cognition Trajectories In Later Life, Maria Teresa Brown

Maria Brown

Purpose of the Study: Although considerable attention has been paid to the relationship between later-life depression and cognitive function, the rela­tionship between a history of psychiatric problems and cognitive function is not very well documented. Few studies of relationships between childhood health, childhood disadvantage, and cognitive func­tion in later life consider both childhood health and disadvantage, include measures for psychiatric history, or use nationally representative longitudinal data. Design and Methods: This study uses growth curve models to analyze the relationships between childhood health and disadvantage, psy­chiatric history, and cognitive function using 6 waves of the Health and ...


Peer Predictability, Ellen Delara Aug 2009

Peer Predictability, Ellen Delara

Ellen deLara

This action research and general system theory based qualitative inquiry examined adolescents’ dependence on predicting the behavior of their peers as a strategy for enhancing their sense of safety at school and avoiding violence. A total of 95 adolescents in 9th through 12th grades from two small rural schools and one large suburban school in New York State participated in the study. Results indicated that students depend on Peer Predictability to feel safe during the school day when adults fail to predictably supervise or intervene in areas or interactions which adolescents perceive as potentially threatening. Familiarity leading to predictability allowed ...


Bullying And Aggression On The School Bus: School Bus Drivers' Observations And Suggestions, Ellen Delara Jan 2008

Bullying And Aggression On The School Bus: School Bus Drivers' Observations And Suggestions, Ellen Delara

Ellen deLara

Every school day bus drivers are responsible for transporting children safely over many miles, yet they are rarely polled for their opinions or contributions to school safety. School bus drivers are in a unique position to inform the discussion on aggressive behavior during the school day. This exploratory study collected information from school bus drivers about student behavior on their buses and drivers’ perceptions of school administrators’ interest in their input. Thirty bus drivers from suburban and rural school districts in upstate New York participated in this action-research inquiry. Data were gathered from surveys and semistructured individual interviews. Participants provided ...


Developing A Philosophy About Bullying And Sexual Harassment: Cognitive Coping Strategies Among High School Students, Ellen Delara Jan 2008

Developing A Philosophy About Bullying And Sexual Harassment: Cognitive Coping Strategies Among High School Students, Ellen Delara

Ellen deLara

Bullying or harassment are a part of the everyday experience of many school children in the U.S. Bullying can take many forms and, while not acceptable, is considered almost inevitable. Despite exposure to various anti-bullying programs instituted in the schools, bullying persists and students must figure out how to deal with this phenomenon. This exploratory study investigated the views of secondary school students on bullying and harassment as well as their strategies for handling this form of peer interaction. One hundred twenty-two students (N = 122) from three rural high schools participated in this action research inquiry. The data were ...


An Exploration Of Self-Esteem And Racial Identity Among Children Placed In Transracial And Same-Race Foster Homes, Shanay Barrett-Hugan May 2005

An Exploration Of Self-Esteem And Racial Identity Among Children Placed In Transracial And Same-Race Foster Homes, Shanay Barrett-Hugan

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects


The number of children in foster care continues to grow. Unfortunately this increase in children is far greater than the number of foster families available. Children are being placed in homes in which the race of the foster parent is different from that of the foster child. Legislative policies have also been enacted to eliminate discrimination in foster care placement. This study is designed to explore the impact of transracial foster care on adolescent children’s racial identity and self-esteem. Three children ages 11-17, who were placed in transracial and same-race foster homes, were interviewed in order to explore whether ...


Entmündigung Und Emanzipation Durch Die Soziale Arbeit : Individuelle Und Strukturelle Aspekte, Stefan Eugster, Esteban Pineiro, Isidor Wallimann Jan 1997

Entmündigung Und Emanzipation Durch Die Soziale Arbeit : Individuelle Und Strukturelle Aspekte, Stefan Eugster, Esteban Pineiro, Isidor Wallimann

Books

Entmündigung und Emanzipation durch die Soziale Arbeit explores the effects of different aspects of the social work profession. It specifically examines how social work can emancipate or incapacitate people.