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What Are The Experiences Of Foster Parents Who Are Raising Special Needs Children In Accessing Services Needed, Loretta Jean Isaacson, Robbie Palmer Thomas Jan 2004

What Are The Experiences Of Foster Parents Who Are Raising Special Needs Children In Accessing Services Needed, Loretta Jean Isaacson, Robbie Palmer Thomas

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the study is to explore the difficulties and experiences that foster parents have in accessing services and what can be done to alleviate some of these obstacles.


Accepting Gay And Lesbian Children: A Parents Perspective, Lacee' Lanai Lanier, Julia Ann Larson Jan 2004

Accepting Gay And Lesbian Children: A Parents Perspective, Lacee' Lanai Lanier, Julia Ann Larson

Theses Digitization Project

This study examined the relationships between parents' and their gay and lesbian children from the parents' perspective. Forty-seven questionnaires containing thirty-two questions were distributed and completed. This study sought to identify barriers parents experienced and the levels of acceptance prior to and after their child's disclosure, in order to assist families during the coming out process.


Correlations Between Stigma And Self-Esteem In Mental Health Consumers, Marilyn Dee Pitts Jan 2004

Correlations Between Stigma And Self-Esteem In Mental Health Consumers, Marilyn Dee Pitts

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to measure correlations of stigma with self-esteem among individuals who are receiving treatment for a mental illness.


A Closer Look At The Professional Relationship Of Children's Social Workers And Teachers In Regard To The Education Of Foster Children, Marnae Latrice Potts, Koumay Yang Jan 2004

A Closer Look At The Professional Relationship Of Children's Social Workers And Teachers In Regard To The Education Of Foster Children, Marnae Latrice Potts, Koumay Yang

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to explore the extent of interaction between teachers and foster children's social workers in regard to their education.


Perceptions Of The Adoptions And Safe Families Act Of 1997 Among Child Welfare And Substance Abuse Professionals, Nancy Rae Satterwhite Jan 2004

Perceptions Of The Adoptions And Safe Families Act Of 1997 Among Child Welfare And Substance Abuse Professionals, Nancy Rae Satterwhite

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to obtain perceptions of child welfare and substance abuse professionals about the Adoptions and Safe Families Act (ASFA) of 1997.


School Counselors' Perceptions Of Effective Components In Adolescent Suicide Prevention Programs, Janet Marlene Jackson Jan 2004

School Counselors' Perceptions Of Effective Components In Adolescent Suicide Prevention Programs, Janet Marlene Jackson

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project was to explore perceptions of effective components in adolescent suicide prevention programs among San Bernardino school counselors. The stress model and the mental health model are the two models implemented in suicide prevention programs.


Foster Parent Satisfaction, Lila Marie Martin Jan 2004

Foster Parent Satisfaction, Lila Marie Martin

Theses Digitization Project

The findings of this study offer agencies useful ways to develop social relationships with foster parents and to implement useful and accessible training opportunities. Strengthening what works well frees agencies to promote these areas to recruit new parents and simultaneously maintain quality foster homes.


Parents' Perceptions Of The California High School Exit Exam And Some Social Implications, Susan Leigh Jennings, Deborah Kay Perry Jan 2004

Parents' Perceptions Of The California High School Exit Exam And Some Social Implications, Susan Leigh Jennings, Deborah Kay Perry

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to explore the awareness and feelings of parents and their perceptions about the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and the impact on their children. Also, it looked at the social implications from an ecological perspective.


Perceptions Of Motivation In The Recovery Process Among African American Women With Children, Raven Nicole Pagson Jan 2004

Perceptions Of Motivation In The Recovery Process Among African American Women With Children, Raven Nicole Pagson

Theses Digitization Project

Substance abusing women with children are a diverse group, but some of them are among the most disadvantaged individuals in the United States. These women are in dire need of effective treatment modalities in order to sustain sobriety. Using a quantitative research design, this study examines the perception of motivation in the recovery process among African American women with children. Through research surveys these women identify the motivating factors necessary for successful treatment outcomes. Scales were created to measure extrinsic motivators, intrinsic motivators, and barriers to treatment. Factors examined included attendance at twelve step meetings, church attendance, court mandates, family ...


Stress Among Master Of Social Work Students, Julie Ann Peters Muñoz, Elisa Collins Coronado Jan 2004

Stress Among Master Of Social Work Students, Julie Ann Peters Muñoz, Elisa Collins Coronado

Theses Digitization Project

This study explores stress levels among a population of Master of Social Work (MSW) students enrolled at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). It is hypothesized that student stress is related to curriculum, finances, gender, and social roles.


A Look At The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, Natalie Jean Morrison, Leslie Valencia Jan 2004

A Look At The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, Natalie Jean Morrison, Leslie Valencia

Theses Digitization Project

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) represent children's best interests in juvenile court proceedings. In Riverside County, conflict exists among the child advocates and children's social service workers. This study measures current attitudes and perception of social workers and CASA volunteers in a quest to gain awareness and understanding of any problems in communication that may hinder effective working relationships.


An Examination Of Social Workers' Knowledge Of Family Preservation Services In Child Welfare, Kathryn Irene Turnbull Jan 2004

An Examination Of Social Workers' Knowledge Of Family Preservation Services In Child Welfare, Kathryn Irene Turnbull

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the study was to determine how knowledgeable the San Bernardino County Department of Children's Services (DCS) social workers were about Family Preservation Services has been to determine if that intervention works to alleviate out-of-home placements.


Social Workers' Perceptions Of The Utilization Of Spanish-Speaking Interpreters In Child Welfare Services, Veronica Huizar Beltran Jan 2004

Social Workers' Perceptions Of The Utilization Of Spanish-Speaking Interpreters In Child Welfare Services, Veronica Huizar Beltran

Theses Digitization Project

This study examined social workers' perceptions of the use of interpreters in child welfare services. Specifically, this study focused on monolingual (English) speaking social workers and their perceptions of the use of interpreters in child welfare services.


Acculturation Among A Hispanic Population In San Bernardino County, Jennifer Marie Costa, Maria Lorena Ochoa Jan 2004

Acculturation Among A Hispanic Population In San Bernardino County, Jennifer Marie Costa, Maria Lorena Ochoa

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between Hispanics and their levels of acculturation. This study's intent was to incorporate variables in order to identify generation and language as defining factors for acculturation. A Likert-type Bidemensional Acculturation Scale for Hispanics (BAS) was used to test six hypotheses.


Attitudes Of African American Women Toward Marriage-Related Issues, Andrew Lewayne Williams Jan 2004

Attitudes Of African American Women Toward Marriage-Related Issues, Andrew Lewayne Williams

Theses Digitization Project

This study presents results from a survey of 108 African American women. Survey questions covered attitudes towards marriage, qualities of an ideal spouse, and opinions of African American men in general.


Child Welfare Professionals' Perceptions Of Drug Treatment For Foster Youth: A Needs Assessment, Edward Basil Dehar Jan 2004

Child Welfare Professionals' Perceptions Of Drug Treatment For Foster Youth: A Needs Assessment, Edward Basil Dehar

Theses Digitization Project

This study uses a qualitative research design to examine the skills and knowledge that both CPS (Child Protective Service) workers and Foster Care Professionals have regarding AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug) issues. It includes information on professionals' perceptions of whether or not more education in this area is needed, and the impact that these AOD issues are having upon the child welfare / foster care systems.


Comparison Of Self-Determination Between Verbal And Non-Verbal Residents Of Intermediate Care Facilities, Karen Anne Mahon Jan 2004

Comparison Of Self-Determination Between Verbal And Non-Verbal Residents Of Intermediate Care Facilities, Karen Anne Mahon

Theses Digitization Project

This study compared verbal and nonverbal residents of Intermediate Care Facilities-Developmental Disabilities-Habilitative type (IFC-DD-H) on self-determination. The residents were compared using an adapted version of the Association for Retarded Citizen's (ARC) Self-determination scale.


Social Worker Perceptions Of Services Directed Toward Sexual Minority Youth And Their Families In Child Welfare Agencies, Travis James Webb Jan 2004

Social Worker Perceptions Of Services Directed Toward Sexual Minority Youth And Their Families In Child Welfare Agencies, Travis James Webb

Theses Digitization Project

Sexual minority youth are coming out about their same-sex attractions earlier in recent years. Such youth and their families may experience a range of potential problems and concerns, suggesting that the child welfare system may need to do more to respond to the unique needs of this population. By employing a qualitative research design, this study, using face-to-face interviews with ten child welfare workers, examined child welfare agencies' ability to adequately render services to sexual minority youth and their families.


The Perceived Influence Of Spirituality In Adolescent Residential Group Homes, Karima Aisha Deadrick-Boone Jan 2004

The Perceived Influence Of Spirituality In Adolescent Residential Group Homes, Karima Aisha Deadrick-Boone

Theses Digitization Project

This qualitative study explores the perceived influence of spirituality on ethnic minority adolescent's outcomes in faith-based residential group homes. Study results offer a deeper understanding of the influence and implementation of spiritual practices among children impacted by child welfare.


Women's Perception Of Substance Abuse Treatment And How It Affects Compliance, Jessica Lynn Watkins Jan 2004

Women's Perception Of Substance Abuse Treatment And How It Affects Compliance, Jessica Lynn Watkins

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to investigate how women's perceptions of the helpfulness of services received at a substance abuse treatment clinic affected their compliance with the treatment program. The study surveyed thirty-two women who were receiving treatment from Inland Behavioral and Health Services. The study investigated the efficacy of these elements: parenting classes, health classes, substance abuse therapy groups, group therapy, drug screening, health clinics, Narcotics Anonymous meetings, Dual Diagnosis Anonymous meetings, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, homeless support services, individual therapy, case managers, daycare, transportation.


Youths' Perceptions Of An Independent Living Program, Valorie Albertina Alba, Gloriana Parral Jan 2004

Youths' Perceptions Of An Independent Living Program, Valorie Albertina Alba, Gloriana Parral

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to examine the County of San Bernardino's Independent Living Program's (ILP's) efforts to prepare ILP participants for self-sufficiency. These efforts were evaluated from the perspective of foster youth who are currently participating in an Indepent Living Program. The study utilized quantitative and qualitative research methods to assess the ILP participants' preparedness for independence.


Correlations Between Self-Esteem And Self-Efficacy Among Master Of Social Work Students And Bachelor Of Social Work Students, Sheila Joy Umeda, Amy Marie Edmonds Jan 2004

Correlations Between Self-Esteem And Self-Efficacy Among Master Of Social Work Students And Bachelor Of Social Work Students, Sheila Joy Umeda, Amy Marie Edmonds

Theses Digitization Project

This purpose of the present study is to examine the correlations between self-esteem and self-efficacy among undergrade and graduate level social work students in order to determine how perceived self-esteem affects student's ability to perform job tasks.


How Do Child Welfare Workers Attitudes Affect Utilization Of Gays And Lesbians As Adoptive Parents, Constance Cameron Clifford, Victoria Ann Kohfeld Jan 2004

How Do Child Welfare Workers Attitudes Affect Utilization Of Gays And Lesbians As Adoptive Parents, Constance Cameron Clifford, Victoria Ann Kohfeld

Theses Digitization Project

Social workers' attitudes, beliefs and values have been shown to effect how they evalute and process gay adoptive parents paperwork.


Teaching Strategies For Foster Care Students With Behavior Problems, Nikki Ann Console Jan 2004

Teaching Strategies For Foster Care Students With Behavior Problems, Nikki Ann Console

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to research behavior problems of children in foster care and to identify teaching strategies and techniques for teachers who have foster children in their classrooms and experience difficulties working with them. The project examines the types of behavior problems displayed by abused children.


Perceptions Of An Emerging Family Drug Court Program Among Child Welfare And Family Drug Court Professional In Riverside County, Esmeralda Lomeli Jan 2004

Perceptions Of An Emerging Family Drug Court Program Among Child Welfare And Family Drug Court Professional In Riverside County, Esmeralda Lomeli

Theses Digitization Project

This study examined the perceptions of child welfare and family drug court professionals regarding the emerging family drug court program in Riverside County. The following were addressed: what are the strengths of the program, what are challenges or barriers in the program, how do others not involved in the program feel about the program, how the need for the program was recognized, and how child welfare professionals view the future of the program.


Substance Abuse Treatment: Perceptions From The Client's Point Of View, Margarita Brunilda Salazar Jan 2004

Substance Abuse Treatment: Perceptions From The Client's Point Of View, Margarita Brunilda Salazar

Theses Digitization Project

The focus of this study was to explore and analyze the perceptions of treatment effectiveness among substance abuse clients involved in Bilingual Family Counseling Outpatient Treatment. The intent was to have a better understanding of a treatment centers program's outcome from the clients' point of view and its effectiveness in terms of the usefulness to the client.


Perception Of Domestic Violence Among Nigerian Immigrants In The United States, Francis Ikefule Nwagbara Jan 2004

Perception Of Domestic Violence Among Nigerian Immigrants In The United States, Francis Ikefule Nwagbara

Theses Digitization Project

Nigerian immigrants have been largely excluded from studies on issues relating to immigrants living in American society. This study examines the perception of domestic violence among Nigerians and their help seeking counseling for behavior problems.


Latino Emancipated Foster Youth Perceptions, Minerva Barcenas Jan 2004

Latino Emancipated Foster Youth Perceptions, Minerva Barcenas

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to obtain a profile of San Bernardino Latino foster emancipated youth regarding their positive and challenging experiences. The focus is on emancipated youth and immigrant acculturation. The study examined the kinds of programs and factors that have had the most success in enabling foster youth to become independent adults.


Client Functionality, Filial Abuse And Agency Interventions, Julie Anne Hibbs, Stephen Michael Thomas Jan 2004

Client Functionality, Filial Abuse And Agency Interventions, Julie Anne Hibbs, Stephen Michael Thomas

Theses Digitization Project

This study explores the relationship between the client's functionality, alleged filial abuse, and the effect of interventions as they relate to future Adult Protective Services (APS) referrals.


Perceptions Of Childcare Workers About Components Of Effective Care In Group Homes, Vanessa Evette Moreno, Tyler Scott St. Clair Jan 2004

Perceptions Of Childcare Workers About Components Of Effective Care In Group Homes, Vanessa Evette Moreno, Tyler Scott St. Clair

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of care proviided to children in group homes in San Bernardino County. In an effort to better understand the effetiveness of care, childcare workers were interviewed on their perceptions of the components of effective care for children in group homes.