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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

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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 ...