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The Future Of Aging In Social Work: "Everything Old Is New Again", Nancy P. Kropf, Margaret Adamek Apr 2005

The Future Of Aging In Social Work: "Everything Old Is New Again", Nancy P. Kropf, Margaret Adamek

Social Work Faculty Publications

With the aging of the baby boom generation, the number of older adults in the U.S. will increase substantially. Using a biopsychosocial framework, this article presents cutting-edge issues of older adulthood and considers emerging roles of social workers with older adults and their families. Research, education, and policy perspectives that will advance social work knowledge, skills and resources in aging are proposed. Social work as a profession is challenged to lead the way in making "everything old new again."


Bibliometrics And Social Work: Useful Tool Or A Waste Of Time?, Jan Ligon, Bruce Thyer Jan 2005

Bibliometrics And Social Work: Useful Tool Or A Waste Of Time?, Jan Ligon, Bruce Thyer

Social Work Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


New Turf For Organizing: Family Child Care Providers, Fred Brooks Jan 2005

New Turf For Organizing: Family Child Care Providers, Fred Brooks

Social Work Faculty Publications

Child-care providers are among the lowest paid wageworkers in the United States. Nationwide, less than 5 percent of child-care providers are represented by labor unions. This article addresses the question: How can family child-care providers be effectively organized? The author describes and analyzes Local 880 Service Employees International Union's effort to organize family child-care providers in Illinois. Adapting the grassroots-organizing model that they developed to organize homecare workers, Local 880 has over 2,200 signed authorization cards and over 1,500 members in the family child-care union. Even without formal recognition, the union won a pay increase for providers ...


Resident Perception Of Housing, Neighborhood, And Economic Conditions After Relocation From Public Housing Undergoing Hope Vi Redevelopment, Fred Brooks, Carol Zugazaga, James L. Wolk, Mary Anne Adams Jan 2005

Resident Perception Of Housing, Neighborhood, And Economic Conditions After Relocation From Public Housing Undergoing Hope Vi Redevelopment, Fred Brooks, Carol Zugazaga, James L. Wolk, Mary Anne Adams

Social Work Faculty Publications

Objective: This study evaluates participant perception of neighborhood, economic, and housing well-being of residents four and five years after forced relocation from a public housing complex in Atlanta, Georgia. Method: The study utilized a mixed-method posttest-only design with two data points. Focus groups with 93 participants combined qualitative, open-ended questions with quantitative measures. Results: Four years after relocation, residents living in homes/apartments found with Section 8 housing vouchers were faring better than residents who moved to other public housing projects. A majority of voucher users believed their house, neighborhood, and overall global living situation had improved since relocation. In ...


Prevention Of Child Abuse And Neglect: An Evaluation Of A Home Visitation Parent Aide Program Using Recidivism Data, Jeanette Harder Jan 2005

Prevention Of Child Abuse And Neglect: An Evaluation Of A Home Visitation Parent Aide Program Using Recidivism Data, Jeanette Harder

Social Work Faculty Publications

Objective: The purpose of this research was to examine the secondary and tertiary prevention of child abuse and neglect through an evaluation of the Parent Aide program at the Child Abuse Prevention Center in Dallas, Texas. Method: Using a quasi-experimental, retrospective research design, this project compared abuse recidivism rates for those parents who completed, dropped out, or refused to participate in a home visitation child abuse prevention program. Results: Parents who completed the Parent Aide program had fewer subsequent, substantiated reports to Child Protective Services (CPS) of child abuse or neglect than those parents who refused to participate or dropped ...


Restorative Justice Dialogue: The Impact Of Mediation And Conferencing On Juvenile Recidivism, William Bradshaw, David J. Roseborough Jan 2005

Restorative Justice Dialogue: The Impact Of Mediation And Conferencing On Juvenile Recidivism, William Bradshaw, David J. Roseborough

Social Work Faculty Publications

This is the first meta-analysis that examined the effectiveness of the two most prominent restorative justice dialogue programs in reducing juvenile recidivism. The use of meta-analytic methods provides a useful means for summarizing diverse research findings across restorative justice studies and synthesizing these findings in an objective manner. The use of an effect size is an easily interpreted way of assessing the strength of an intervention effect.


School Social Workers’ Evaluation Of Group Work Practices, Kendra J. Garrett Jan 2005

School Social Workers’ Evaluation Of Group Work Practices, Kendra J. Garrett

Social Work Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: An Effectiveness Study, David J. Roseborough Jan 2005

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: An Effectiveness Study, David J. Roseborough

Social Work Faculty Publications

Objective: Both the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the American Psychological Association (APA) have called upon psychodynamic practitioners to start demonstrating their psychotherapy outcomes. This effectiveness study attempted to begin to answer these calls. Method: The study was a secondary data analysis of existing data from a psychodynamic mental health clinic. It used a single group, within subjects longitudinal design. The psychometrically validated “Outcome Questionnaire” (OQ 45.2) was used as a measure of change. A linear mixed and random effects model was used to analyze the data. The aims of this study were: (1) to look at ...


Research Implications In The Prevention Of Child Abuse And Neglect, Jeanette Harder Jan 2005

Research Implications In The Prevention Of Child Abuse And Neglect, Jeanette Harder

Social Work Faculty Publications

Child abuse and neglect is a problem of vast proportions. Research on the effectiveness of child abuse and neglect prevention programs is critical for the provision of effective and efficient services. This paper provides a critical analysis of the research methodologies on child abuse and neglect prevention programs at the secondary and tertiary levels, as represented in the empirical literature. The paper begins by outlining the levels of prevention, and by describing child abuse and neglect prevention programs, as published in the empirical literature. This paper then goes on to describe and analyze the research conducted on these programs, to ...