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Risk Assessments: Empirically Supported Or Values Driven?, Scott Ryan, Debra Wiles, Scottye Cash, Carl Siebert Oct 2004

Risk Assessments: Empirically Supported Or Values Driven?, Scott Ryan, Debra Wiles, Scottye Cash, Carl Siebert

Carl Siebert

Most states utilize some form of a child risk assessment to assist child protection professionals in determining whether or not abuse has occurred. However, there is disagreement in the field on which model of instrument formulation is most appropriate: actuarial, consensus based or blended; thus, no uniform standards exist. In this qualitative study, concept mapping provided the framework for child protection researchers and professionals to identify items they believed should be included in a child welfare risk assessment. These items were then grouped together under six separate headings, an instrument was generated, and participants were asked to rate each item ...


Developing A Professional Image For Social Work: Role Of Marketing, J. Beck, Monica Nandan Sep 2004

Developing A Professional Image For Social Work: Role Of Marketing, J. Beck, Monica Nandan

Monica Nandan

No abstract provided.


Do Some Interventions Work Better Than Others? A Review Of Comparative Social Work Experiments, William Reid, Bonnie Kenaley, Julanne Colvin May 2004

Do Some Interventions Work Better Than Others? A Review Of Comparative Social Work Experiments, William Reid, Bonnie Kenaley, Julanne Colvin

Bonnie Kenaley

Knowledge of which interventions are more efficacious than others for given problems is central to evidencebased practice. Attempts to build this knowledge have been confined largely to reviews and meta-analyses of experiments comparing methods of psychotherapy. This literature has suggested that different methods tend to have equivalent results. The authors reviewed all experiments comparing 39 social work programs that were published between 1990 and 2001. Contrary to findings for psychotherapy experiments, a large majority of the social work comparisons showed differential effects. The role of common factors appeared to be diminished by departures of most the social work programs from ...


Supervision In Social Work (South Asian Ed.), Alfred Kadushin, Daniel Harkness Dec 2003

Supervision In Social Work (South Asian Ed.), Alfred Kadushin, Daniel Harkness

Daniel Harkness

No abstract provided.


An Evaluation Of The Indiana Partnership For Social Work Education In Child Welfare: Focus Group Results In The Student Voice, Lisa Mcguire Dec 2003

An Evaluation Of The Indiana Partnership For Social Work Education In Child Welfare: Focus Group Results In The Student Voice, Lisa Mcguire

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


The Transtheoretical Model: Welfare To Work As A Change Process, Lisa Mcguire Dec 2003

The Transtheoretical Model: Welfare To Work As A Change Process, Lisa Mcguire

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Interparental Conflict And Youth Maladjustment: The Buffering Effects Of Pets, Elizabeth Strand Dec 2003

Interparental Conflict And Youth Maladjustment: The Buffering Effects Of Pets, Elizabeth Strand

Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW

Children who experience interparental conflict have more difficulty with internalizing and externalizing problems. Children's ability to manage their emotional and physiological arousal buffer them from the effects of interparental conflict. The child-pet bond is associated with emotional and physiological management, yet researchers have not explored the buffering effects of this relationship in the face of interparental conflict. This article reviews salient literature and presents implications for social work research and practice on this topic.


The Effects Of Economic Policies And Employment Assistance Programs On The Well-Being Of Displaced Female Apparel Workers, Cynthia Rocha, Elizabeth Strand Dec 2003

The Effects Of Economic Policies And Employment Assistance Programs On The Well-Being Of Displaced Female Apparel Workers, Cynthia Rocha, Elizabeth Strand

Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW

This article explores howlabor market trends and current employment assistance policies affect reemployment opportunities and emotional well-being in a sample of female dislocated apparelworkers. The study follows the displacedwomen from the time the plant closed for 6 months to assess their financial and emotional well-being as they reentered the job market or enrolled in training programs. Averagewages of the reemployedwomen were less than their former plantwage; 14% lost their health insurance, and only half thewomen in training were in programs leading to higher paying jobs. Although some emotional recovery occurred, single parents still showed signs of depression after 6 months ...