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Social Support Protects Against The Negative Effects Of Partner Violence On Mental Health, Ann L. Coker, Paige H. Smith, Martie P. Thompson, Robert E. Mckeown, Lesa Bethea, Keith E. Davis Jul 2004

Social Support Protects Against The Negative Effects Of Partner Violence On Mental Health, Ann L. Coker, Paige H. Smith, Martie P. Thompson, Robert E. Mckeown, Lesa Bethea, Keith E. Davis

CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles

Objectives: Social support for abused women may reduce the impact of abuse on mental health, yet few studies have addressed this issue. We wish to determine associations between intimate partner violence (IPV) and mental health outcomes and to assess the protective role of abuse disclosure and support on mental health among abused women.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted of 1152 women, ages 18–65, recruited from family practice clinics from 1997 through 1999. They were screened for IPV during a brief in-clinic interview, and physical and mental health status was assessed in a follow-up interview.

Results: IPV, defined as ...


Kinship Websites, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

Kinship Websites, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

This article includes a compilation of websites for both Maine and national resources for kinship care.


A Grandmother Describes Her Adjustment To Parenting Her Grandchildren, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

A Grandmother Describes Her Adjustment To Parenting Her Grandchildren, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

This article is a grandmother’s story about parenting her grandchildren. She discusses the stresses of this role, the issues faced from the legal side, family issues, as well as their means of achieving help and support in this situation.


What Is Support To Relative Parents?, Sue Burgess, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

What Is Support To Relative Parents?, Sue Burgess, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

This article looks at a clinician’s perspective on how to best support relative caregivers. It discusses medications, family issues, programs with low-barrier services, and other resources for assistance. The components discussed in this article will hopefully allow for permanency and stability in the homes of kinship families.


Working With Kinship Families: Reflections Of A Clinician, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

Working With Kinship Families: Reflections Of A Clinician, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

As families are face increasing pressures, kinship care is becoming a more common occurrence. Furthermore, as the foster care system becomes more taxed, informal kinship care is becoming more prevalent. This article looks at work with kinship families from a clinician’s perspective. Case examples and models are utilized to promote collaborative efforts in working with these families and allowing for the best care possible.


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.


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.