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Understanding Sampling And Recruitment In Social Work Dissertation Research, Rebecca G. Mirick, Ashley Davis, Stephanie P. Wladkowski Dec 2017

Understanding Sampling And Recruitment In Social Work Dissertation Research, Rebecca G. Mirick, Ashley Davis, Stephanie P. Wladkowski

Rebecca Mirick

The field of social work has increasingly focused on improving the quantity and rigor of its research. For many social work doctoral students, their first independent research experience begins with their dissertation, and yet, little is known about the factors that facilitate students’ success during this process. Sample recruitment is one step where significant and unexpected challenges can occur. As social justice is the central value of the profession, social work doctoral students may focus on research with vulnerable or marginalized populations; however, little research has been done that focuses on social work dissertations, samples used, and the process of ...


Indicated Truancy Interventions: Effects On School Attendance Among Chronic Truant Students., Brandy R. Maynard, Katherine Tyson Mccrea, Terri D. Pigott, Michael S. Kelly Oct 2017

Indicated Truancy Interventions: Effects On School Attendance Among Chronic Truant Students., Brandy R. Maynard, Katherine Tyson Mccrea, Terri D. Pigott, Michael S. Kelly

Michael Kelly

BACKGROUND
Truancy is a significant problem in the U.S. and in other countries around the world. Truancy has been linked to serious immediate and far-reaching consequences for youth, families, and schools and communities, leading researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to try to understand and to address the problem. Although numerous and significant steps have been taken at the local, state, and national levels to reduce truancy, the rates of truancy have at best remained stable or at worst been on the rise, depending on the indicator utilized to assess truancy rates.
The costs and impact of chronic truancy are ...


The Deliberate Development Of Social Work Educators_ Don_T Leave.Pdf, Mary Tinucci Apr 2017

The Deliberate Development Of Social Work Educators_ Don_T Leave.Pdf, Mary Tinucci

Mary Tinucci

No abstract provided.


Bibliography Of Sources On Prostitution Decriminalization In Rhode Island, Donna M. Hughes Dr., Melanie Shapiro Esq Feb 2017

Bibliography Of Sources On Prostitution Decriminalization In Rhode Island, Donna M. Hughes Dr., Melanie Shapiro Esq

Donna M. Hughes

A bibliography of sources on the research we did on prostitution and sex trafficking and the advocacy work we did to end decriminalized prostitution. For 29 years prostitution was decriminalized in Rhode Island (if it occurred indoors). Sexual exploitation and violence against women and girls were integrated into economic development. The number of sex businesses grew rapidly and organized crime groups operated brothels and extorted money from adult entertainment businesses. Rhode Island became a destination for pimps, sex traffickers, and other violent criminals. The lack of laws impeded police from investigating serious crimes, including sex trafficking


Dignity, Table Of Contents, Special Issue, Freedom From Sexploitation, Donna M. Hughes Dr. Dec 2016

Dignity, Table Of Contents, Special Issue, Freedom From Sexploitation, Donna M. Hughes Dr.

Donna M. Hughes

No abstract provided.


Partnering With Educational Leaders To Advance Social Work Education In Vietnam. Whaneke, Laurie A. Drabble, Edward Cohen, Hoa Thi Nguyen, Alice M. Hines, Debbie Faires, Tuan D. Tran, Patrick Thanh An Ngo Dec 2016

Partnering With Educational Leaders To Advance Social Work Education In Vietnam. Whaneke, Laurie A. Drabble, Edward Cohen, Hoa Thi Nguyen, Alice M. Hines, Debbie Faires, Tuan D. Tran, Patrick Thanh An Ngo

Laurie A. Drabble

This case study describes the leadership component of the Social Work Education Enhancement
Project (SWEEP), an international collaboration designed to strengthen the capacity of Vietnam’s
undergraduate social work programmes to deliver quality education. SWEEP strategies for building
capacity in leadership and administration include the following: 1) leadership development, 2)
development of university-specific and collective strategic plans, and 3) improving collaboration
among leaders. Thematic analysis of qualitative evaluation data identified eight effective elements
of the leadership programme. Findings underscore the importance of partnership and flexibility in
planning, as well as the value of supporting a leadership consortium to guide ongoing ...