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Wisdom-Bearers And Story-Tellers: Older Adults As Guides And Friends, Holly Nelson-Becker Apr 2004

Wisdom-Bearers And Story-Tellers: Older Adults As Guides And Friends, Holly Nelson-Becker

School of Social Work: Faculty Publications and Other Works

This narrative recounts the author's discovery that her primary pathway to service was in working with older adults. Embedded in this process were separate but related journeys of coming to terms with a spiritual call and learning how her affinity for languages and cultures could support a contribution in aging.


An Administrator’S Perspective Of Trends In Community Mental Health: An Interview With Norman J. Groetzinger, Edward Gumz Jan 2004

An Administrator’S Perspective Of Trends In Community Mental Health: An Interview With Norman J. Groetzinger, Edward Gumz

School of Social Work: Faculty Publications and Other Works

In this interview, Norman J. Groetzinger discusses major trends and challenges in community men- tal health since 1975 when he became executive director of the Counseling Center of Lake View, in a Chicago neighborhood. He places these trends in broa der state and federal contexts and illustrates how mental health agencies and the Counseling Center of Lake View, in particular, have responded to these challenges. Many times persons with mental illn ess were better served as a result, but at times the changes ended up complicating how professionals go about doing their work.


Latino Population Trends And Child Welfare Services: Reflections On Policy, Practice, And Research From The Latino Consortium Roundtable Discussions, Luis Barrios, Layla Suleiman, Maria Vidal De Haymes Jan 2004

Latino Population Trends And Child Welfare Services: Reflections On Policy, Practice, And Research From The Latino Consortium Roundtable Discussions, Luis Barrios, Layla Suleiman, Maria Vidal De Haymes

School of Social Work: Faculty Publications and Other Works

This paper presents findings from the Illinois Hispanic Family Profile and from Latino Consortium Round Table discussions regarding the unique linguistic, cultural and transnational issues present in child welfare practice with Latino families. To provide a knowledge base for program planning and casework with Latino families, this paper describes the Latino population as a whole, the characteristics of Latino children and families involved with the child welfare system, and innovative Latino child welfare initiatives in Illinois. Policy, practice, and research implications and recommendations are presented.