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Patterns Of Risk And Trajectories Of Preschool Problem Behaviors: A Person-Oriented Analysis Of Attachment In Context, Thomas E. Keller, Susan J. Spieker, Lewayne D. Gilchrist Dec 2005

Patterns Of Risk And Trajectories Of Preschool Problem Behaviors: A Person-Oriented Analysis Of Attachment In Context, Thomas E. Keller, Susan J. Spieker, Lewayne D. Gilchrist

Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations

A small proportion of children exhibit extreme and persistent conduct problems through childhood. The present study employed the multiple-domain model of Greenberg and colleagues as the framework for person-oriented analyses examining whether parents' child attachment combines with parenting, family ecology, and child characteristics in particular configurations of risk that are linked to this problematic developmental pathway. Using prospective data from a community sample of adolescent mothers and their children, latent variable growth mixture modeling identified a normative trajectory with declining problem behaviors during the preschool period. Consistent with research on early-starter pathways, a distinct group of children featured a higher ...


How The Justice System Responds To Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model., David Finkelhor, Theodore P. Cross, Elise N. Cantor Dec 2005

How The Justice System Responds To Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model., David Finkelhor, Theodore P. Cross, Elise N. Cantor

Crimes Against Children Research Center

The justice system handles thousands of cases involving juvenile victims each year. These victims are served by a complex set of agencies and institutions, including police, prosecutors, courts, and child protection agencies. Despite the many cases involving juvenile victims and the structure in place for responding to them, the juvenile victim justice system model presented in this Bulletin is a new concept. Although the juvenile victim justice system has a distinct structure and sequence, its operation is not very well understood. Unlike the more familiar juvenile offender justice system, the juvenile victim justice system has not been conceptualized as a ...


Men As Caregivers At The End Of Life, Erik K. Fromme, Linda L. Drach, Susan W. Tolle, Patricia Ebert, Pamela Miller, Nancy Perrin, Virginia P. Tilden Dec 2005

Men As Caregivers At The End Of Life, Erik K. Fromme, Linda L. Drach, Susan W. Tolle, Patricia Ebert, Pamela Miller, Nancy Perrin, Virginia P. Tilden

Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations

Background: Few studies have focused on men as caregivers at the end-of-life. The objective of this secondary data analysis was to examine the experiences of men involved in end-oflife caregiving, focusing on caregiver strain.

Methods: We used a random sample of Oregon death certificates to telephone survey family caregivers of Oregonians who had died 2 to 5 months earlier in private homes, nursing homes, and other community-based settings. Measurements included single-item indicators and embedded scales to measure caregiver strain and perceived decedent symptom distress. For the 25 husbands, sons, wives, and daughters who reported the highest levels of strain, we ...


Intimate Partner Violence And Disabilities Among Women Attending Family Practice Clinics, Ann L. Coker, Paige H. Smith, Mary Kay Fadden Nov 2005

Intimate Partner Violence And Disabilities Among Women Attending Family Practice Clinics, Ann L. Coker, Paige H. Smith, Mary Kay Fadden

CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles

Purpose: To estimate the frequency and type of disabilities preventing work among those experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) compared with those never experiencing IPV.

Methods: We used a large cross-sectional survey of women, ages 18–65, attending family practice clinics from 1997 through 1998. Participation included a 5–10-minute in-clinic survey assessing IPV experience and a longer telephone survey assessing health status and chronic disabilities that prevented work outside the home or housework.

Results: Of 1,152 eligible women surveyed, 54% experienced some type of IPV, and 24% were currently in a violent relationship. Women who had ever experienced IPV ...


Silverwire, University Of Maine Center On Aging Oct 2005

Silverwire, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

The Silverwire Newsletter is a publication that highlights the work of the UMaine Center on Aging. The topics covered in this edition of the Silverwire Newsletter include new funding opportunities, a VISTA profile, Maine’s older workers, governor’s service awards, recent publications, the Eastern Maine transportation needs assessment, and elder safety.


A Study Of Three Community And School-Based Models Of Child Welfare Service Delivery In Ontario: An Exploration Of Parents’, Service Providers’, And Community Experiences, Karen Frensch, Gary Cameron, Lirondel Hazineh Aug 2005

A Study Of Three Community And School-Based Models Of Child Welfare Service Delivery In Ontario: An Exploration Of Parents’, Service Providers’, And Community Experiences, Karen Frensch, Gary Cameron, Lirondel Hazineh

Partnerships for Children and Families Project

This report highlights results from our study of three innovative child welfare programs in Ontario attempting to modify front line child protection practice. These programs endeavor to deliver child welfare services in ways that promote greater accessibility and acceptability of services for families, provide increased levels of assistance to families, afford a better understanding of daily living circumstances of children and families, and engage the community in protecting children. Study results confirm that the three programs were successful in accomplishing these goals. Parents’, service providers’, and community members’ perceptions of these programs showcase the positive helping relationships and community partnerships ...


Access To Housing For Persons With Disabilities: Lessons Learned From Three Demonstration Projects, Cutler, Disability And Aging, Eileen Griffin Jd Aug 2005

Access To Housing For Persons With Disabilities: Lessons Learned From Three Demonstration Projects, Cutler, Disability And Aging, Eileen Griffin Jd

Disability & Aging

The Quality Choices for Maine project was conducted from 2001-2004. This report focuses on Access to Services, one part of the three-year RCSC Quality Grant. The specific housing related goal was “to improve access to community housing for people with disabilities of all types.” Project activities were overseen by the Access to Services Technical Assistance Group and a variety of stakeholders. Read the activity summaries, lessons learned and recommendations on how to sustain the work.


International Service In The Context Of Globalization: Research Conference Summary Report, Amanda Moore Mcbride, Margaret S. Sherraden, Center For Social Development, Washington University In St. Louis, Angela Ellis, Georgina Brewis, Justin Davis Smith Jul 2005

International Service In The Context Of Globalization: Research Conference Summary Report, Amanda Moore Mcbride, Margaret S. Sherraden, Center For Social Development, Washington University In St. Louis, Angela Ellis, Georgina Brewis, Justin Davis Smith

Center for Social Development Research

International Service in the Context of Globalization: Research Conference Summary Report


Mishlavim Project - The Inclusion Of Youth With Special Needs Into National Youth Service In Israel: Program Evaluation Research (2003-2004), Karin Amit, Nicole Fleischer Jul 2005

Mishlavim Project - The Inclusion Of Youth With Special Needs Into National Youth Service In Israel: Program Evaluation Research (2003-2004), Karin Amit, Nicole Fleischer

Center for Social Development Research

Mishlavim Project - the Inclusion of Youth With Special Needs Into National Youth Service in Israel: Program Evaluation Research (2003-2004)


International Service: History And Forms, Pitfalls And Potential, Amanda Moore Mcbride, Dolly Daftary Jul 2005

International Service: History And Forms, Pitfalls And Potential, Amanda Moore Mcbride, Dolly Daftary

Center for Social Development Research

International voluntary service represents the contribution of one’s time to some cause, which is largely uncompensated and spent in a country other than one’s home country. The forms of international service have evolved from roots in missionary service to a focus on development of the host communities and the volunteers. Current trends emphasize mutuality, accountability, and participation by host communities, but against a historical and contemporary backdrop, inequality remains between the volunteers and hosts. This paper speculates a range of possible positive and negative developmental outcomes, programmatic strategies to mediate negative effects, and research to inform program and ...


Account Monitoring Report At June 30, 2005, Richard Larock, Margaret Clancy Jul 2005

Account Monitoring Report At June 30, 2005, Richard Larock, Margaret Clancy

Center for Social Development Research

Account Monitoring Report at June 30, 2005


Asset-Building In Rural Communities: The Experience Of Individual Asset Accounts, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Jami Curley Jul 2005

Asset-Building In Rural Communities: The Experience Of Individual Asset Accounts, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Jami Curley

Center for Social Development Research

Similar to the beginning of many new eras, the dawning of the 21st century has brought new opportunities as well as new challenges to the stability of our economy. New technology offers more efficient methods of production while the continuing influence of globalization increases market availability for our goods. Yet, when a region has a hard time transitioning to a new economy, the challenges produced by these changes are often overwhelming and can create hardship. Rural America is currently facing many of the difficulties associated with these changing economies, thus affecting their current economic sustainability and development. The industry base ...


Increasing Life Chances For Orphaned Children In Africa: Testing An Asset-Based Development Strategy, Fred Ssewamala, Jami Curley Jul 2005

Increasing Life Chances For Orphaned Children In Africa: Testing An Asset-Based Development Strategy, Fred Ssewamala, Jami Curley

Center for Social Development Research

Increasing Life Chances for Orphaned Children in Africa: Testing an Asset-Based Development Strategy


Examples Of Successful Wealth Building In Rural Areas, Jean Schumacher, Ann Ulmer Jul 2005

Examples Of Successful Wealth Building In Rural Areas, Jean Schumacher, Ann Ulmer

Center for Social Development Research

The purpose of this paper is to describe successful examples of wealth building in rural areas through the mechanism of individual development accounts (IDAs). a review of available literature, supplemented by a limited survey of selected programs, provides an overview of the issues associated with operating IDA programs in rural America, a set of ‘action factors’ that help define success, and some initial observations on rural IDA programs. an appendix gives details on each of the selected programs. This paper is one of a series on wealth building in rural America.


Participants In Seed: A Report From Account Monitoring Research, Vernon Loke, Margaret Clancy Jul 2005

Participants In Seed: A Report From Account Monitoring Research, Vernon Loke, Margaret Clancy

Center for Social Development Research

Participants in SEED: A Report From Account Monitoring Research


Rural Wealth Building: Native Americans, Eric Henson, Anna Lee, Luxman Nathan Jul 2005

Rural Wealth Building: Native Americans, Eric Henson, Anna Lee, Luxman Nathan

Center for Social Development Research

Rural Wealth Building: Native Americans


Saving And Asset Accumulation Among Low-Income Families With Children In Idas, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Kristen Wagner, Fred M. Ssewamala Jul 2005

Saving And Asset Accumulation Among Low-Income Families With Children In Idas, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Kristen Wagner, Fred M. Ssewamala

Center for Social Development Research

Research indicates that low-income families with children have many motives to save, however, the costs of raising children, low wage employment, means tested programs, and the need for child care make it difficult for them to save. Using data from the American Dream Demonstration (n=1,801), this study examines saving performances of low-income families with children in a matched savings program – Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). The results indicate that households with children in IDAs can save when they are provided structured opportunities. In addition, this study finds that institutional factors, not merely individual characteristics, are highly associated with IDA ...


Saving In Add: Measures From Mis Ida, Mark Schreiner, Michael Sherraden Jul 2005

Saving In Add: Measures From Mis Ida, Mark Schreiner, Michael Sherraden

Center for Social Development Research

Saving in Add: Measures From MIS IDA


Saving In Low-Income Households: Evidence From Interviews With Participants In The American Dream Demonstration, Michael Sherraden, Amanda Moore Mcbride, Elizabeth Johnson, Stacie Hanson, Fred M. Ssewamala, Trina R. Shanks Jul 2005

Saving In Low-Income Households: Evidence From Interviews With Participants In The American Dream Demonstration, Michael Sherraden, Amanda Moore Mcbride, Elizabeth Johnson, Stacie Hanson, Fred M. Ssewamala, Trina R. Shanks

Center for Social Development Research

Saving in Low-Income Households: Evidence From Interviews With Participants in the American Dream Demonstration


Add: Lessons From The Uk, Dominic Maxwell, Will Paxton Jul 2005

Add: Lessons From The Uk, Dominic Maxwell, Will Paxton

Center for Social Development Research

ADD: Lessons From the Uk


Diffusion Of Policy Innovation: The Case Of Individual Development Accounts (Idas) As An Asset-Building Policy, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Kristen Wagner, Karen Edwards Jul 2005

Diffusion Of Policy Innovation: The Case Of Individual Development Accounts (Idas) As An Asset-Building Policy, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Kristen Wagner, Karen Edwards

Center for Social Development Research

Diffusion of a policy innovation from one state to another is an important component of social change. Several theories and models have been developed to explain how and under what circumstances policy innovation and diffusion occurs. This paper examines the policy diffusion process through the case of Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), a policy innovation designed to provide matched saving opportunities for low-income people to accumulate assets. While our examination supports several of the prominent theories of policy diffusion, we suggest that a fusion of policy theories may better guide policy makers in more adequately predicting and executing the diffusion of ...


In-Depth Interviews With Seed Youth: Profiles Of Participants In A Pilot Study, Edward Scanlon, Deborah Adams Jul 2005

In-Depth Interviews With Seed Youth: Profiles Of Participants In A Pilot Study, Edward Scanlon, Deborah Adams

Center for Social Development Research

In-Depth Interviews With SEED Youth: Profiles of Participants in a Pilot Study


Institutions And Savings In Low-Income Households, Jami Curley, Fred Ssewamala, Michael Sherraden Jul 2005

Institutions And Savings In Low-Income Households, Jami Curley, Fred Ssewamala, Michael Sherraden

Center for Social Development Research

Institutions and Savings in Low-Income Households


Section 529 Savings Plans, Access To Post-Secondary Education, And Universal Asset Building, Margaret Clancy, Reid Cramer, Leslie Parrish Jul 2005

Section 529 Savings Plans, Access To Post-Secondary Education, And Universal Asset Building, Margaret Clancy, Reid Cramer, Leslie Parrish

Center for Social Development Research

Section 529 Savings Plans, Access to Post-Secondary Education, and Universal Asset Building


Seed Universal Policy Model And Research Request For Proposal, Michael Sherraden, Margaret M. Clancy Jul 2005

Seed Universal Policy Model And Research Request For Proposal, Michael Sherraden, Margaret M. Clancy

Center for Social Development Research

SEED Universal Policy Model and Research Request for Proposal


The Missouri-Kansas Asset-Building Coalition And Policy Project: An Initiative In Cross-State Policy Making For Wealth Building, Njeri Kagotho, Gena Gunn Jul 2005

The Missouri-Kansas Asset-Building Coalition And Policy Project: An Initiative In Cross-State Policy Making For Wealth Building, Njeri Kagotho, Gena Gunn

Center for Social Development Research

The Missouri-Kansas Asset-Building Coalition and Policy Project: An Initiative in Cross-State Policy Making for Wealth Building


The Universal Model In Seed, Michael Sherraden, Margaret M. Clancy Jul 2005

The Universal Model In Seed, Michael Sherraden, Margaret M. Clancy

Center for Social Development Research

The Universal Model in SEED


K-12 Service Learning In Argentina, Maria Nieves Tapia, Alba González, Pablo Elicgeui Jul 2005

K-12 Service Learning In Argentina, Maria Nieves Tapia, Alba González, Pablo Elicgeui

Center for Social Development Research

K-12 Service Learning in Argentina


Service-Learning And Civic Outcomes: From Suggestive Research To Program Models, Suzanne Pritzker, Amanda Moore Mcbride Jul 2005

Service-Learning And Civic Outcomes: From Suggestive Research To Program Models, Suzanne Pritzker, Amanda Moore Mcbride

Center for Social Development Research

Service-learning has been identified as an intervention that may address low levels of youth civic engagement. Service-learning is compared to two other interventions that have been associated with civic outcomes: community service and civic education curricula. Studies of these three types of interventions are systematically reviewed and compared, taking into account rigor of designs and methods. Across a range of civic indicators, no clear pattern was found regarding the impact of each intervention. This review highlights the need for increased rigor and sensitivity of measurement in future research on civic development among school-age students.


Study On The Effects Of The National United Nations Volunteer Program In Mongolia, Tserendorjiin Erdenechimeg, Tumurbaatariin Bulganzaya, Radnaagiin Gantumur Jul 2005

Study On The Effects Of The National United Nations Volunteer Program In Mongolia, Tserendorjiin Erdenechimeg, Tumurbaatariin Bulganzaya, Radnaagiin Gantumur

Center for Social Development Research

Study on the Effects of the National United Nations Volunteer Program in Mongolia