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Evidenced-Based Treatment For Older Adults, Sherry M. Cummings, Nancy P. Kropf, Kimberly M. Cassie, Brian Bride Jan 2004

Evidenced-Based Treatment For Older Adults, Sherry M. Cummings, Nancy P. Kropf, Kimberly M. Cassie, Brian Bride

Social Work Faculty Publications

Over the past several decades, the number of older adults has grown at an unprecedented rate. As the number of older adults continues to increase with the aging of the baby boom generation, it is essential that social workers have knowledge of effective strategies for promoting quality of life and treating later-life mental health disorders among older adults and their family members. In order to promote such knowledge, this article reviews the outcomes research literature related to individual and group treatments for older adults and their familial caregivers. Empirically based research studies published between 1985 and the present were examined ...


Community Partnerships: An Innovative Model Of Social Work Education And Practice, Fred Brooks, Mindy R. Wertheimer, Elizabeth L. Beck, James L. Wolk Jan 2004

Community Partnerships: An Innovative Model Of Social Work Education And Practice, Fred Brooks, Mindy R. Wertheimer, Elizabeth L. Beck, James L. Wolk

Social Work Faculty Publications

Community challenges force human service agencies to collaborate in providing services. Such collaborations require practitioners to have skills not found in mainstream social work curricula. This paper explores how a new MSW program evolved through dialog with community leaders and resulted in a curriculum with a sole concentration of community partnerships.


Interdisciplinary Practice In Developmental Disabilities, Nancy P. Kropf, D. Michael Malone Jan 2004

Interdisciplinary Practice In Developmental Disabilities, Nancy P. Kropf, D. Michael Malone

Social Work Faculty Publications

This article explores the development of interdisciplinary team practice within the field of development disabilities. Various interdisciplinary models are described, and the role of the social worker is specifically reviewed. As social workers practice as members of teams in a variety of contexts, a greater understanding of an interdisciplinary approach is warranted.


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Diverse Population, Nancy P. Kropf, Stacey Kolomer Jan 2004

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Diverse Population, Nancy P. Kropf, Stacey Kolomer

Social Work Faculty Publications

The number of grandparents who are raising grandchildren has risen dramatically as the result of several social trends. Within this article, diversity aspects of this population are explored including characteristics of the grandparents and grandchildren. In addition, support groups, the primary intervention for custodial grandparents, are overviewed with specific attention to models that have relevance for subpopulations of care providers. Finally, child welfare and kinship care policies are examined and critiqued from a diversity perspective.


Pathways Into Caregiving For Rural Custodial Grandparents, Nancy P. Kropf, Margaret M. Robinson Jan 2004

Pathways Into Caregiving For Rural Custodial Grandparents, Nancy P. Kropf, Margaret M. Robinson

Social Work Faculty Publications

Although one-quarter (25%) of custodial grandparents live in rural areas, less is known about these families than their urban counterparts. This qualitative study was conducted to determine pathways into care with rural families; that is, the reasons and process into custodial grandparenting roles. Based upon interviews with fourteen grandparents, three major pathways were identified. The most common was co-residential, where the parent generation exited a multi-generational household. In the incremental pathway, grandparents had attempted multiple strategies with the culmination of taking physical custody of the grandchildren. A final pathway, immediate care, was typically the result of a family crisis situation ...