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Child Welfare Professionals' Knowledge Of Identifying Factors For Alcohol And Other Drug Issues, Josefina Reyes Sauri, Michael Leslie Lau Jan 2005

Child Welfare Professionals' Knowledge Of Identifying Factors For Alcohol And Other Drug Issues, Josefina Reyes Sauri, Michael Leslie Lau

Theses Digitization Project

Using both qualitative and quantitative research designs, this study focused on the knowledge of Children Protective Services (CPS) social workers for identifying Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) risk factors in their clients, and the impact that these AOD issues have on the child welfare system in San Bernardino County, California.


Evaluation Of The Family Nurturing Program: The Family Education Component Of The Riverside County Dependency Recovery Drug Court Program, Lila Massoumi Samady Jan 2005

Evaluation Of The Family Nurturing Program: The Family Education Component Of The Riverside County Dependency Recovery Drug Court Program, Lila Massoumi Samady

Theses Digitization Project

This project assesses the need for evaluating the Family Nurturing Program for its effectiveness with the Riverside County Dependency Recovery Drug Court (DRDC) participants and their children.


Operation Iraqi Freedom And Mental Health Of Vietnam Veterans, Janice Lynn Moody, Ron Robinson Jan 2005

Operation Iraqi Freedom And Mental Health Of Vietnam Veterans, Janice Lynn Moody, Ron Robinson

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to provide a clear conceptualization of how Vietnam veterans who have previously been diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) respond and cope with the emotional and psychological effects presented by the present war in Iraq.


An Outcomes Based Study Of The Adolescent Specialized Unit, Deborah Maria Sterling Jan 2005

An Outcomes Based Study Of The Adolescent Specialized Unit, Deborah Maria Sterling

Theses Digitization Project

This research project examined the efficacy of the pilot project of the Adolescent Specialized Unit in the San Bernardino County Department of Children's Services. Among the outcomes explored in this project were the permanent plans for the foster children, the number of times they changed placements in the course of the study, the type of placement they were in, and the number of significant adults they have contact with.


A Study Of The Effects Of Short-Term Respite Care On Caregivers And The Relationship Between Respite Satisfaction And Social Support, Lisa San Filippo Di Matteo Jan 2005

A Study Of The Effects Of Short-Term Respite Care On Caregivers And The Relationship Between Respite Satisfaction And Social Support, Lisa San Filippo Di Matteo

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects short-term respite care had on caregivers of elderly and brain-impaired adults. The study also sought to examine the role that social support plays in determining satisfaction with respite care.


Social Support As An Influential Factor In Treatment-Seeking, Liana Christine Gonzalez Jan 2005

Social Support As An Influential Factor In Treatment-Seeking, Liana Christine Gonzalez

Theses Digitization Project

This study was conducted using a quantitative design and statistical analysis to determine the extent to which social support will influence an individual's decision to seek treatment for a medical illness. Main findings include significant correlations between measures of perceived and tangible social support and treatment compliance.


Risk Factors Associated With Recurrent Child Maltreatment, Mary Beth Hickey, Karen Eva Smithson Jan 2005

Risk Factors Associated With Recurrent Child Maltreatment, Mary Beth Hickey, Karen Eva Smithson

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to identify factors that contribute to the recurrence of child maltreatment within a variety of families. The following discussion addresses the safety and security of children, child protective services, cultural sensitivity, and perception of poverty.


Child Welfare Workers' Perceptions Of Reunification Services: Are Timeframes Feasible?, Nancy Razo Calderon, Elisa Adriana Hernandez Jan 2005

Child Welfare Workers' Perceptions Of Reunification Services: Are Timeframes Feasible?, Nancy Razo Calderon, Elisa Adriana Hernandez

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of current child welfare policy, specifically the Adoption Assistance and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA), on the perceptions of child welfare workers about their decisions.


The Need For Social Work Intervention For The Elderly Patients And Their Family Members, Yasuyo Abo Jan 2005

The Need For Social Work Intervention For The Elderly Patients And Their Family Members, Yasuyo Abo

Theses Digitization Project

Contends that poor discharge planning for elderly patients in American hospitals is the result of reduced lengths of stay which do not give medical social workers adequate time to assess patients' needs. A survey methodology was used to assess social service and community resource needs of hospitalized elderly patients and their family members at Riverside Community Hospital in California. Argues that the results of the survey can be used to improve discharge planning and lead to a more client-centered practice in hospitals.


The Impact Of Race And Ethnic Identity On Adolescents' Use Of Coping Skills, Victoria Estelle Keyser Jan 2005

The Impact Of Race And Ethnic Identity On Adolescents' Use Of Coping Skills, Victoria Estelle Keyser

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to compare the differences in the utilization of coping mechanisms of minority and White adolescents. By measuring the coping skills in adolescents, it sought to identify which strategies are most frequently used within the construct of race.


Play Therapy Interventions And Their Effectiveness In A School-Based Counseling Program, Nancy Cardenas Jan 2005

Play Therapy Interventions And Their Effectiveness In A School-Based Counseling Program, Nancy Cardenas

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to add to the limited amount of information on the effectiveness of play therapy interventions in a school-based counseling program. The study focused on examining the reasons why clients were referred to counseling, the frequency and duration of their behavior, the clients' academic performance at the beginning and end of treatment, the total number of sessions received, and the type of play therapy that was used to determine how effective play therapy interventions were during treatment.


Adolescent Participation In Pregnancy Prevention Interventions, Brooke Marie Prince-Slocum Jan 2005

Adolescent Participation In Pregnancy Prevention Interventions, Brooke Marie Prince-Slocum

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the study is to identify what types of pregnancy interventions in which adolescent females in San Bernardino have participated.


A Qualitative Study Of Spiritual And Alternative Practices In Social Work, Alissa Carrie Wilson Jan 2005

A Qualitative Study Of Spiritual And Alternative Practices In Social Work, Alissa Carrie Wilson

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to more closely examine social workers who are practicing or familiar with spiritual and alternative techniques. These approaches are seen as highly relevant to social work values of cultural competency and empowerment.


A Survey Of Social Workers' Cultural Competency: An Exploratory Study, José Luis Lujano Jan 2005

A Survey Of Social Workers' Cultural Competency: An Exploratory Study, José Luis Lujano

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to measure the social workers' knowledge, awareness, sensitivity, and ability to serve the population of color.


Cultural Competence Needs Of Non-Latino Foster Parents: A Study Of Transcultural Foster Care With Latino Children, Myriam Renee Aguilar, Amanda Nicole Robles Jan 2005

Cultural Competence Needs Of Non-Latino Foster Parents: A Study Of Transcultural Foster Care With Latino Children, Myriam Renee Aguilar, Amanda Nicole Robles

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study seeks to assess the cultural competency training needs of non-Latino caregivers who have Latino children in their homes.


Long Term Effects Of Day Treatment Programs For Adults With Severe And Persistent Mental Illness: Effectiveness Measured In Rates Of Recidivism, Glenna Denise Briney Jan 2005

Long Term Effects Of Day Treatment Programs For Adults With Severe And Persistent Mental Illness: Effectiveness Measured In Rates Of Recidivism, Glenna Denise Briney

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to compare and measure the long term effectiveness of the rehabilitative day treatment program at San Bernardino County's Department of Mental Health. This current study was completed in 2005 and is a follow up study tracking the long term effectiveness of the program.


The Utilization Of Parent-Child Visitations For Reunification And Stability Among Children And Families, Susanne Allison Jimenez, Lori Hai Stooksbury Jan 2005

The Utilization Of Parent-Child Visitations For Reunification And Stability Among Children And Families, Susanne Allison Jimenez, Lori Hai Stooksbury

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to measure how effectively San Bernardino County, Department of Children's Services utilizes visitations for family reunification and stability.


Kin Caregivers' Perceptions Of Social Worker And Agency Services And Support, Diana Ray Egan, Meri Lynn Vandom Jan 2005

Kin Caregivers' Perceptions Of Social Worker And Agency Services And Support, Diana Ray Egan, Meri Lynn Vandom

Theses Digitization Project

Investigates kin caregiver's perceptions about social workers and child welfare agencies they worked with in caring for court dependent relative children who are/were placed in their care. A stratified random sample from 150 interviews of kin caregivers with dependent relative children maintained by San Bernardino and Riverside County Child Protective Services allowed for qualitative analysis of interview responses that related kin caregiver's perceptions of social workers and social service agencies. Results indicate that some relative caregivers were satisfied with the support they received from social workers/agency staff, while others did not feel supported at all.


The Needs Of Informal Grandparent Caregivers And How They Are Met At The Kinship Family Center, Emily Jane Osborne-Lewis, Shanta Lashawn Clardy Jan 2005

The Needs Of Informal Grandparent Caregivers And How They Are Met At The Kinship Family Center, Emily Jane Osborne-Lewis, Shanta Lashawn Clardy

Theses Digitization Project

Seventeen grandparent caregivers, who have primary responsibility for one or more grandchildren and do not have a parent of the grandchildren living in the household, were interviewed to evaluate the effectiveness of the services offered by Kinship Family Center (KFC), a non-profit support agency for relative caregivers and the children in their care. Kinship Family Center is a program of the Central City Lutheran Mission and is funded by the San Bernardino County Department of Children's Services. The researchers found that KFC was an effective asset for informal grandparent caregivers. For grandparents, it was a source of support and ...


The Effects Of Mexican Americans, Chicanos Parental Involvement On Schooling, Maria Guadalupe Ramirez Jan 2005

The Effects Of Mexican Americans, Chicanos Parental Involvement On Schooling, Maria Guadalupe Ramirez

Theses Digitization Project

This project examines the impact factors such as parent involvement and teacher support have on Mexican American students' decisions about higher education.


Kinship Care Placement: Do Grandparents' Relationships With Birthparents Affect Placement Outcomes?, Judith Mary Greenwood Jan 2005

Kinship Care Placement: Do Grandparents' Relationships With Birthparents Affect Placement Outcomes?, Judith Mary Greenwood

Theses Digitization Project

This study will explore whether the relationships between grandparents and birthparents affect kinship care placement outcomes for court dependent children. Data was extracted from an existing study of kinship care providers.


Review Of The Cross-Sectional Field Of Outdoor Camps, Resiliency, And Juvenile Delinquncy, Omar Taha Safie Jan 2005

Review Of The Cross-Sectional Field Of Outdoor Camps, Resiliency, And Juvenile Delinquncy, Omar Taha Safie

Theses Digitization Project

Successful outdoor camp programs are being threatened by decreased funding and increased focus on the control of juvenile delinquents. To determine the success of outdoor camp programs for the juvenile delinquent, it is important to examine the recidivism rates of those who go through the programs compared to those who do not. By properly infusing outdoor camp programs with resiliency education, new programs can be created with even more success. This paper is a literature review of the present state of research in both fields. With the background information presented here, the goal is to become a 'springboard' for further ...


Transition From Foster Care To Adoption: Services Needed For Building Adoption Permanency For Children, Colleen O'Neill Duggin Jan 2005

Transition From Foster Care To Adoption: Services Needed For Building Adoption Permanency For Children, Colleen O'Neill Duggin

Theses Digitization Project

A questionaire was developed and given to post-adoptive parents with the results to be used as a guide to examine what services need to be provided in the pre-adoptive process for parents who are adopting children that are coming from foster homes. The results of the study could be utilized by adoption social workers as a means of targeting typical areas of need or resources for families during the adoption process.


Working With Ethnic-Minority Families: Evaluating The Need For Cross-Cultural Training Within Riverside County Child Protective Services, Kathleen Fromayan Nebo, Darlena Allen Jan 2005

Working With Ethnic-Minority Families: Evaluating The Need For Cross-Cultural Training Within Riverside County Child Protective Services, Kathleen Fromayan Nebo, Darlena Allen

Theses Digitization Project

This work examined social workers at the Riverside County Child Protective Services and their need for cross-cultural training specifically when working with ethnic minority families.


Do Educators Value School Social Workers?, Keynasia Kami Daniels Jan 2005

Do Educators Value School Social Workers?, Keynasia Kami Daniels

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to examine educators' (teachers and school administrators) level of knowledge about the professional role of school social workers and the value that educators place on the functions carried out by social workers as pupil support personnel.


Special Care Units: Recreational Activities For Patients With Alzheimer's Disease, Christina Marie Erickson-Taube Jan 2005

Special Care Units: Recreational Activities For Patients With Alzheimer's Disease, Christina Marie Erickson-Taube

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the recreational activities provided in special care units located in the Inland Empire. The population that this study sought to assist was patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and living in an Alzheimer's special care unit.


The Effects Of Pet Ownership And Attachment On Caregivers' Mental Health, Eveleen Irene Dimaggio, Nicole Renee Hughes Jan 2005

The Effects Of Pet Ownership And Attachment On Caregivers' Mental Health, Eveleen Irene Dimaggio, Nicole Renee Hughes

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project was to examine whether or not caregivers who own pets experience less loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress as compared to caregivers who do not own pets. Quantitative data was obtained through a sample survey of 150 random caregivers served by Inland Caregiver Resource Center (ICRC). Qualitative data was obtained through five open-ended questions included in the survey. The study found a significant increase in loneliness among caregivers who own pets.


Understanding Why Male Juveniles Perpetrate: An Exploratory Study, Debbie Lee O'Sullivan Jan 2005

Understanding Why Male Juveniles Perpetrate: An Exploratory Study, Debbie Lee O'Sullivan

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of why social workers believe a male juvenile would commit a sexual abuse act toward another child and how this juvenile should be understood within the social services system and society. Social workers believe interventions are needed once the abuse has occurred.


Vacation Spots Or Homes?: Children Who Live In Motels, Katrina Michele Devine Jan 2005

Vacation Spots Or Homes?: Children Who Live In Motels, Katrina Michele Devine

Theses Digitization Project

Social workers who work with homeless children need to understand the challenges in the homeless culture. The purpose of this study was to discover the needs that were reported by homeless children who live in motels, in order to provide agencies with information that will help them better provide services to this population.


A Bi-County Examination Of Child Welfare Workers' Levels Of Compassion Fatigue And Coping Skills, Pamela Marie Keyes, Christina Leigh Smith Jan 2005

A Bi-County Examination Of Child Welfare Workers' Levels Of Compassion Fatigue And Coping Skills, Pamela Marie Keyes, Christina Leigh Smith

Theses Digitization Project

This study examined the relationship between child welfare workers' coping skills and their levels of empathy. The author developed instruments for measuring empathy and for measuring coping skills. Measures of the coping skills and empathy of child welfare workers in San Bernardino County and San Diego County were compared and found to be similar; the author hoped that this would demonstrate that the results can be generalized. The hypothesis that excellent coping skills diminish compassion fatigue and lead to increased empathy was supported.