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2009

Atlanta University Center

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An Exploratory Study On The Impact Of Social And Economic Risk Factors On The Lives Of Persons Living And Working With Hiv/Aids In The Bahamas, Darlene Rolle-Cargill Jul 2009

An Exploratory Study On The Impact Of Social And Economic Risk Factors On The Lives Of Persons Living And Working With Hiv/Aids In The Bahamas, Darlene Rolle-Cargill

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This mixed method study explored the social and economic risk factors for 70 persons living and working with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (PLWHAs) in The Bahamas. The study examined the impact of stigma, unemployment, and family interactions on the lives of PLWHAs. A 66-item questionnaire and five structured interviews capture PLWHAs perceptions of their experiences as persons living with HIV/AIDS in The Bahamas. The study utilized thematic, content analysis and descriptive statistics to analysis the data. The study results are as followed: perceived stigma negatively affects disclosure in the work place; PLWHAs ...


A Study Of The Relationship Between Family Structure, Socio-Economic Status, And Self-Esteem Among African American College Students, Shannah C. Pinkston May 2009

A Study Of The Relationship Between Family Structure, Socio-Economic Status, And Self-Esteem Among African American College Students, Shannah C. Pinkston

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This study describes the relationship between family structure, socio-economic status, and self-esteem among African American college students. There is evidence that supports the existence of a positive relationship between socio-economic status and parental involvement. The most common measures of socio-economic status, parental education, and family income have shown to be strong predictors of children’s educational success. The study suggests that there is no statistically significant relationship between the family structures and self-esteem among African American students. Furthermore, this study also reveals that there is not a statistical relationship between the family structure and self-esteem of African American college students.


The Correlation Between Group Memebers' Perception Of Effective Leadership And Their Perception Of Treatment Modality Efficacy, Darren Davis May 2009

The Correlation Between Group Memebers' Perception Of Effective Leadership And Their Perception Of Treatment Modality Efficacy, Darren Davis

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This study presents a congruent approach to working individuals completing group therapy in a respective treatment modality. Common statistics explain that 30% of individuals do not return after the first session group therapy. A correlation study was used to link the group members’ perception of their leader and their perception of treatment modality efficacy. Results of the research indicate that men are twice as likely to perceive their treatment modality effective when they perceive their leader effective in group social work. There is a statistical significance of .039 between perception of leader and treatment modality. The implication of the correlation ...


A Study Of The Perception Held By Ex-Offenders Of Community Services And Family Support, Darissa L. Collins May 2009

A Study Of The Perception Held By Ex-Offenders Of Community Services And Family Support, Darissa L. Collins

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Undeniably, ex-offenders make up a notable portion of the citizens in communities across this country. This reality has prompted thousands of communities to develop services that will assist with the transition from prison into society. This study will examine the literature and discuss a number of the current services that are available to ex-offenders and how the presence of family support can influence the transitional experience. This thesis will present a calling to the social work profession to implement programs that evaluate the perception held by ex-offenders of the current services that are rendered and assist in building healthy family ...


An Exploration Of Factors That Facilitate The Development Of Evaluation Knowledge And Skill In Social Work Field Education, Derrick W. Gervin May 2009

An Exploration Of Factors That Facilitate The Development Of Evaluation Knowledge And Skill In Social Work Field Education, Derrick W. Gervin

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As the "sine qua non" of social work practice, evaluation has widespread implications for practitioners. This study examines how social work practice culture impacts evaluation practice. The study is based on the premise social work practitioners have a unique approach to evaluation practice that is guided by practice wisdom, education and training, and a professional code of ethics. A mixed methods design is used to identify and prioritize specific activities that promote evaluation knowledge and skill in social work practice. This study is unique in that it elicits response from social work practitioners to increase knowledge related to evaluation practice ...


A Study Of Relationship Abuse Patterns Among Lesbians Who Abuse Substances, Zuri-Starr Paree Turner May 2009

A Study Of Relationship Abuse Patterns Among Lesbians Who Abuse Substances, Zuri-Starr Paree Turner

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This is a study of relationship abuse patterns among lesbians that abuse substances. Victims of domestic violence usually do not report the crime, especially lesbian victims. Traditionally, societal norms identify domestic violence as being between a male and a female. Therefore, information describing the lesbian victim demographics and rate of occurrences are limited. Many lesbian do not go to the police because they do not feel they will be taken seriously since the abuser is another woman. In addition, some lesbians are afraid of being judged because of their lifestyle or because of the psychological affects the abuse has caused ...