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A Program Evaluation Examining The Motivations Behind Student Volunteerism In Aids Walk Atlanta 2004, Alicia A. Wells May 2005

A Program Evaluation Examining The Motivations Behind Student Volunteerism In Aids Walk Atlanta 2004, Alicia A. Wells

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This study examines the motivations of student volunteers participating in AIDS Walk Atlanta 2004. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make AIDS Walk Atlanta 2004 a success. Volunteers participate in the AIDS walk in many different capacities. Volunteers helped with mailing, canvassing, phone banking, data entry, registration, and much more. The number one function of a volunteer is to participate in the fundraising walk-a-thon in order to raise money to benefit AIDS research, AIDS education, AIDS awareness, and AIDS patients. Motivations of volunteerism include, but are not limited to, educational/work related requirement, social support, self-fulfillment, increasing HIV/AIDS awareness ...


An Exploratory Study Of The Psychosocial Factors That Contribute To Risky Sexual Behavior Among African-American Adolescent Females, Felicia H. White May 2005

An Exploratory Study Of The Psychosocial Factors That Contribute To Risky Sexual Behavior Among African-American Adolescent Females, Felicia H. White

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This study examines psychosocial factors that contribute to risky sexual behavior among African-American adolescent females. AIDS is one of the most deadly diseases affecting the world today and is the number one killer of African-American women between the ages of 18 and 24. HIV/AIDS prevention education has been the major outreach tool used to combat the spread of this disease. However, prevention education does not seem to be impacting this population significantly, which leaves many searching for other answers for outreach. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the impact of HIV/AIDS prevention on persons participating in ...


Recruitment Of The Retired Volunteer: A Needs Assessment For The Dekalb County Casa Program, Kelli Greene Wood May 2005

Recruitment Of The Retired Volunteer: A Needs Assessment For The Dekalb County Casa Program, Kelli Greene Wood

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The purpose of this evaluation was to conduct a needs assessment for the DeKalb County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program, which utilizes volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children who are in foster care. This assessment assisted the staff in developing a recruitment strategy targeting retired adults. This assessment evaluated the dependability, health and income of retired adults. For the purpose ofthis study dependability was measured by: (a) the number of hours volunteers spent on assigned cases per month, (b) the number of hearings attended and (c) the number of monthly advocacy reports that ...


An Exploratory Study: The Relationship Between Knowledge Of Hiv/Aids, Perception Of Risk, And Condom Use Among African-American Female College Students, Adriann D. Standberry May 2005

An Exploratory Study: The Relationship Between Knowledge Of Hiv/Aids, Perception Of Risk, And Condom Use Among African-American Female College Students, Adriann D. Standberry

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This study examines knowledge and perception of risk of HIV I AIDS as it relates to condom use among African-American female college students. The terms "preventive sexual behavior" and "risky sexual behavior" are used interchangeably with the term "condom use." Perceived monogamy, intimacy and trust are discussed as barriers to condom use and, more specifically, as they relate to the contraction ofHIV/AIDS.

The predictor variable, knowledge and perception of risk of contracting HIV I AIDS, is defined as the extent to which one knows about the causes, effects, preventive methods and the extent to which one feels personal risk ...


A Program Evaluation Of The Fulton County Discharge Planning Program, Byron B. Tinsley May 2005

A Program Evaluation Of The Fulton County Discharge Planning Program, Byron B. Tinsley

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This evaluation examines the effectiveness of the Fulton County Discharge Planning Program in expediting the mentally ill defendant through the criminal justice system. The sample consists of 30 males who have been diagnosed as mentally ill and consented to jail diversion. Participants were randomly selected from a list provided from the discharge planner without demographic restrictions. Data for this study was collected using a 49-item questionnaire. The Attitude Measure Scale II (AMSII) questionnaire consists of 49 questions inquiring about the participants' beliefs about professionals, knowledge about the Fulton County Discharge Planning Program and community mental health services. Descriptive statistics were ...


An Exploratory Study: An Outcome Evaluation Of The Fulton County, (Atlanta) Georgia Casa Program, Felicia J. Tuggle May 2005

An Exploratory Study: An Outcome Evaluation Of The Fulton County, (Atlanta) Georgia Casa Program, Felicia J. Tuggle

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This study evaluated the efforts of the Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocate (FCCASA) Program and its effectiveness in permanency planning. Permanency planning refers to efforts to move children through the court system in a timely and efficient manner. Fulton county Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers collaborate with parties who have a legal interest to children involved in deprivation and neglect proceedings. The outcome of permanency is measured by the following outcome indicators: average number of months (in the past year) children in the CASA program are under court jurisdiction; percent of CASA children dismissed from court custody at ...


The Outcome Of Juvenile Court Intervention On Truancy Among Middle School Students, Valarie D. Simpson May 2005

The Outcome Of Juvenile Court Intervention On Truancy Among Middle School Students, Valarie D. Simpson

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This study investigated the outcome of juvenile court intervention on truancy among middle school students. Truancy, the unauthorized non-attendance of school has been a major problem for many schools across the United States and abroad. Research supports that truancy can be linked to substance use, low academic achievement, poor school performance and violence (Cho, Hallfors, Iriani, Khatapoush, & Saxe, 2002). These factors indicate the desperate need for changes in laws and programs that affect truancy and many states have begun developing such programs. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of juvenile court intervention on truancy among middle ...


A Process Evaluation Of The Recovery Process Among Fulton County Family Drug Court Program Participants, Stacie T. Stoutt May 2005

A Process Evaluation Of The Recovery Process Among Fulton County Family Drug Court Program Participants, Stacie T. Stoutt

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This study evaluates the Fulton County Juvenile Court's Family Drug Court Program (FDC). The program was established under an initiative to provide substance abusing mothers a chance through recovery from the disease of chemical dependence. Specifically, this evaluation examines participants' perceptions of their recovery process and implications for maintaining sobriety. Sobriety is measured by the participating mothers' perception of the interventions and sanctions provided to them during each phase of their recovery process. A sample of adult files (N=20) were drawn from the FDC program.

Demographic and other data were collected from the courts Juvenile Court Automated Tracking ...


A Comparative Study Of Hiv/Aids Risk Factors Between Hiv Positive And Negative African-American Females In The Metropolitan Atlanta Area, Larry D. Williams May 2005

A Comparative Study Of Hiv/Aids Risk Factors Between Hiv Positive And Negative African-American Females In The Metropolitan Atlanta Area, Larry D. Williams

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Due to the phenomenal increase in the number of African-American women currently affected by HIV/AIDS, and the risk factors that gave rise to this disease, indeed this situation has become a serious social problem. This comparative study seeks to examine some of these risk factors that cause HIV positive women to encounter psychological distress as compared to HTV negative women who do not have this disease. Based on the data collected from this purposive sample of 100 (50 positive, 50 negative) who live in the greater Atlanta area, significant differences between these groups were found. Personal characteristics and sources ...