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Conceptions Of Gay Male Life-Span Development: Past & Present, David J. Roseborough Jan 2004

Conceptions Of Gay Male Life-Span Development: Past & Present, David J. Roseborough

Social Work Faculty Publications

Four of Erikson’s eight psychosocial crises were used in this qualitative, exploratory study as an organizing framework. Using a semi-structured questionnaire, seven men were interviewed with the goal of understanding how they have navigated Erikson’s life stages. Significant results included: an early sense of being different and a period of time between “coming out to self” and “coming out to another person,” both complicating Erikson’s sense of “social trust." The men also described finding non-biological ways of achieving generativity as well as the development of a strong internal sense of authority or locus of control. Other strengths ...


Conceptions Of Gay Male Life-Span Development: Past & Present, David J. Roseborough Jan 2004

Conceptions Of Gay Male Life-Span Development: Past & Present, David J. Roseborough

Social Work Faculty Publications

Four of Erikson’s eight psychosocial crises were used in this qualitative, exploratory study as an organizing framework. Using a semi-structured questionnaire, seven men were interviewed with the goal of understanding how they have navigated Erikson’s life stages. Significant results included: an early sense of being different and a period of time between “coming out to self” and “coming out to another person”, both complicating Erikson’s sense of “social trust”. The men also described finding nonbiological ways of achieving generativity as well as the development of a strong internal sense of authority or locus of control. Other strengths ...


Practice Evaluation And Social Group Work In Elementary Schools., Kendra J. Garrett Jan 2004

Practice Evaluation And Social Group Work In Elementary Schools., Kendra J. Garrett

Social Work Faculty Publications

The year-end reports of the group work practice of 15 elementary school social workers were analyzed to determine clarity of goals, intervention methods, and evaluation strategies. It was found that goals were articulated but not quantified. Purposes and intervention methods were clearly documented. Goals for individual members were identified more frequently than group goals.

Evidence of group processes was commonly used as markers of group success. Social workers used a variety of activities and discussion to accomplish these goals. Pragmatic outcome indicators, such as ember, parent, and teacher statements about goal accomplishment, improved quality of life, and increased ability to ...


Use Of Groups In School Social Work: Group Work And Group Processes, Kendra J. Garrett Jan 2004

Use Of Groups In School Social Work: Group Work And Group Processes, Kendra J. Garrett

Social Work Faculty Publications

A survey of 54 school social workers indicated that they use group work extensively in their practice to address a number of student issues. Cognitive behavioral theories were most commonly used to guide these groups, and workers rarely identified the use of small group theory as a conceptual framework. Groups were less frequent at the secondary level, and sessions were longer. Family change groups were more common at the elementary level. The method of funding the social work position had no affect on kinds or numbers of groups school social workers facilitated. Respondents did not identify use of small group ...