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Full-Text Articles in Social Work

Strain Experienced By Caregivers Of Dementia Patients Receiving Palliative Care: Findings From The Palliative Excellence In Alzheimer’S Care Efforts (Peace) Program, Sadhna Diwan, Gavin W. Hougham, Greg A. Sachs Dec 2004

Strain Experienced By Caregivers Of Dementia Patients Receiving Palliative Care: Findings From The Palliative Excellence In Alzheimer’S Care Efforts (Peace) Program, Sadhna Diwan, Gavin W. Hougham, Greg A. Sachs

Sadhna Diwan

Programs that provide palliative care to individuals with dementia, which is a progressive terminal illness, are likely to encounter different issues (e.g., management of problem behaviors, caregiver strain extending over years) from those typically addressed by hospice programs. Little research is available on palliative care for individuals with dementia who live in the community.This study examines predictors of types of strain experienced by caregivers of community-dwelling patients with dementia enrolled in a unique demonstration program titled Palliative Excellence in Alzheimer Care Efforts (PEACE), which moved palliative care"upstream," integrating palliative care into the primary care of patients with ...


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.


Community Determinants Of Volunteer Participation: The Case Of Japan, Mary Alice Haddad Aug 2004

Community Determinants Of Volunteer Participation: The Case Of Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

Why are some communities more civically engaged than others? Why do some communities provide services with volunteer labor whereas others rely primarily on government provision? When communities provide both volunteer and paid labor for the same service, how do they motivate and organize those volunteers? This article addresses these questions through quantitative tests of prevailing explanations for levels of civic engagement (e.g., education, TV viewing, urbanization) and qualitative analyses of case studies of three medium-sized cities in Japan, focusing particularly on the service areas of firefighting and elder care. The statistical analyses demonstrate that current explanations that rely on ...


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 ...


Healing The War Between The Genders: The Power Of The Soul-Centered Relationship (Book Author, Linda Marks; Book Reviewer, Carroy Ferguson), Carroy U. Ferguson Apr 2004

Healing The War Between The Genders: The Power Of The Soul-Centered Relationship (Book Author, Linda Marks; Book Reviewer, Carroy Ferguson), Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

As humanity seeks to understand its next evolutionary journey and to evolve its consciousness, insightful thinkers and writers have emerged to identify where we must first heal and to provide guidance for how to heal. In her book Healing The War Between The Genders: The Power of the Soul-Centered Relationship, Linda Marks adeptly discusses what she calls a “cultural heart wound” as being at the center of the gender struggle. In this context, the struggle actually transcends heterosexual relationships, gender-role conflicts, and particular one-to-one dynamics per se. As each person has what are often called male and female energies, “the ...


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 ...


Detecting And Statistically Correcting Sample Selection Bias, Gary Cuddeback, Elizabeth Wilson, John Orme, Terri Combs-Orme Dec 2003

Detecting And Statistically Correcting Sample Selection Bias, Gary Cuddeback, Elizabeth Wilson, John Orme, Terri Combs-Orme

Terri Combs-Orme

Researchers seldom realize 100% participation for any research study. If participants and non-participants are systematically different, substantive results may be biased in unknown ways, and external or internal validity may be compromised. Typically social work researchers use bivariate tests to detect selection bias (e.g., χ2 to compare the race of participants and non-participants). Occasionally multiple regression methods are used (e.g., logistic regression with participation/non-participation as the dependent variable). Neither of these methods can be used to correct substantive results for selection bias. Sample selection models are a well-developed class of econometric models that can be used to ...


Evaluation In Latin America And The Caribbean: An Overview Of Recent Developments, Thomas Chianca, Brandon Youker Dec 2003

Evaluation In Latin America And The Caribbean: An Overview Of Recent Developments, Thomas Chianca, Brandon Youker

Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

In the past ten years, evaluation, as a professional field, has undergone significant development in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Four considerations provide clear evidence of such development: (1) establishment of professional evaluation organizations; (2) intensified dissemination of ideas and use of professional evaluation in the three key societal sectors: government, private, and philanthropic; (3) increased number of evaluation-related publications; and (4) growing establishment of short-term and graduate-level training programs in evaluation.


Do Maternal Concerns At Delivery Predict Parenting Stress During Infancy?, Terri Combs-Orme, Daphne Cain, Elizabeth Wilson Dec 2003

Do Maternal Concerns At Delivery Predict Parenting Stress During Infancy?, Terri Combs-Orme, Daphne Cain, Elizabeth Wilson

Terri Combs-Orme

Objective: In a previous study,we found that newmothers could andwould express concerns about their parenting, including concerns about maltreatment and poor care. In this study,we examine the utility of early maternal concerns for predicting parenting stress in the first year. Parenting stress is important because it has been shown to be related to maltreatment and poor parent-child relationships.

Method: A sample of 246 mothers were interviewed shortly after delivery in a publicly funded hospital about their parenting concerns, and 93% were reinterviewed in their homes about their parenting when the infants were 6 to 12 months old. Standardized ...


Tautology And Coercion In Assertive Community Treatment (Act): The "Treatment Effect" Of Assertive Community Treatment Deconstructed., Tomi Gomory Dec 2003

Tautology And Coercion In Assertive Community Treatment (Act): The "Treatment Effect" Of Assertive Community Treatment Deconstructed., Tomi Gomory

Tomi Gomory

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) has been identified as one of only six evidence-based practices for the severely mentally ill by federal, private foundation, and professional mental health experts. This article reviews the research of the inventors of ACT (the Madison Wisconsin ACT group) because their model is the criterion for all ACT replications. The focus is on the well known, but mysterious “disappearance” of ACT effect when ACT “interventions” cease. The analysis concludes provocatively that there is no ACT clinical effect in the first place. What actually is measured by these researchers and claimed incorrectly as “clinical” treatment effect is ...


A Farewell From Gil Villagran After 32 Years Of Social Work, Gil J. Villagran Dec 2003

A Farewell From Gil Villagran After 32 Years Of Social Work, Gil J. Villagran

Gil J. Villagran

Gil reflects on his 32-year experience as a social worker.