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Moving Beyond The Surface: Ethics Education In Canadian Social Work Bachelor Programs, Susan Lynn Hardie Jan 2009

Moving Beyond The Surface: Ethics Education In Canadian Social Work Bachelor Programs, Susan Lynn Hardie

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

This thesis is an exploratory analysis of: “How Canadian schools offering bachelor programs attend to social work ethics education in the 21st century?” A concurrent triangulation mixed method research design was chosen to draw upon the strengths of quantitative and qualitative analysis, and minimize the limitations of each method. Deans and Directors at the thirty-two Faculties, Schools and Departments of Social Work with bachelor social work programs in Canada were contacted and requested to identify an expert in social work ethics education to partake in this research. Fifty-three (53%) of the schools had educators either complete the survey and/or ...


Personal And Professional Spirituality: Muslim Social Workers' Perspectives, Cheryl W. El-Amin Jan 2009

Personal And Professional Spirituality: Muslim Social Workers' Perspectives, Cheryl W. El-Amin

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Research in the area of religion and spirituality in social work practice is lacking minority practitioner representation. This phenomenological study explored the questions of how American Muslim social workers define and experience the religious/spiritual, and perceive the propriety of integrating either, in practice. Ibn Khaldun and Durkheim, early social theorists, suggested that group feeling and affiliation impact personal and professional perception and decision making. American societal views of Muslims are often negative and uninformed. A group of 15 Muslim practitioners with bachelor's or more advanced degrees in social work were recruited through a survey administered via an Internet ...


Examining The Influence Of Popular Music And Poetry Therapy On The Development Of Therapeutic Factors In Groups With At-Risk Adolsecents, Leah Olson-Mcbride Jan 2009

Examining The Influence Of Popular Music And Poetry Therapy On The Development Of Therapeutic Factors In Groups With At-Risk Adolsecents, Leah Olson-Mcbride

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

In this study, music and poetry were combined to form a client-centered therapeutic approach to group psychotherapy with at-risk youth that encourages connection, communication, and self-expression. This specialized poetry therapy intervention utilizes popular music and creative writing activities to facilitate group discussion about feelings, life experiences, goals, and values. The purpose of this research was to examine the impact of such an intervention on group formation and development, with a specific focus on the development of factors, such as self-disclosure, which contribute to therapeutic change over the course of the intervention. A multiple embedded case study approach was utilized to ...


Violence Against Women Raises Risk Of Cervical Cancer, Ann L. Coker, Claudia Hopenhayn, Christopher P. Desimone, Heather M. Bush, Leslie Crofford Jan 2009

Violence Against Women Raises Risk Of Cervical Cancer, Ann L. Coker, Claudia Hopenhayn, Christopher P. Desimone, Heather M. Bush, Leslie Crofford

CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles

Background: An emerging literature suggests that violence against women (VAW), particularly sexual violence, may increase the risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and, therefore, may be associated with cervical cancer development. The purpose of this cross-sectional analysis was to determine if women who had experienced violence had higher prevalence rates of invasive cervical cancer.

Methods: Women aged 18–88 who joined the Kentucky Women’s Health Registry (2006–2007) and completed a questionnaire were included in the sample. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to adjust odds ratio (OR) for confounders (e.g., age, education, current marital status ...


A Comparison Of Mental Health Service Delivery Programs In Arkansas Public School Systems, Lisa Braddock Moon Jan 2009

A Comparison Of Mental Health Service Delivery Programs In Arkansas Public School Systems, Lisa Braddock Moon

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This primarily descriptive research study was designed to provide an initial review of the mental health services being offered in the Arkansas public school system by assessing the current delivery of these services and examining certain demographic correlates. The study utilized an established national survey instrument, developed by SAMHSA, which was administered as an email survey to 140 Arkansas schools. The respondents for this study were the Local Education Agencies/Special Education Supervisors in individual school districts. Seventy-eight schools (55%) completed the survey, including 26 elementary schools, 25 junior high schools and 27 high schools. Sixty-two schools (79.5%) identified ...


Getting What We Need: Families' Experiences Of Services, Morag Mcarthur, Lorraine Thomson, Gail Winkworth, Kate Butler Jan 2009

Getting What We Need: Families' Experiences Of Services, Morag Mcarthur, Lorraine Thomson, Gail Winkworth, Kate Butler

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

The project objectives are to: collect information about the experiences of disadvantaged families with children, in relation to help-seeking behaviour and the use of, and access to, relevant support services; and contribute to the development of a strong evidence base to underpin and inform policy development in relation to Commonwealth-funded family services programs. The research questions are: How do families who are in receipt of income support identify their needs? What formal and informal supports do parents currently draw on? What are their experiences of accessing and utilising formal support services?


Fathers And Their Infants: Caregiving And Affection In The Modern Family, Terri Combs-Orme, Lauren Renkert Dec 2008

Fathers And Their Infants: Caregiving And Affection In The Modern Family, Terri Combs-Orme, Lauren Renkert

Terri Combs-Orme

Despite social work's expressed interest in families and belief in the importance of parents to children, social work researchers have done little to explore the importance of fathers in children's everyday lives. This is especially true for infants. Moreover, as more and more infants and children grow up in single-mother homes, step-families, and other family configurations, knowledge is needed about how these demographic trends affect parents' interactions with their young children.

This article examines men's caregiving of infants and their displays of affection in a longitudinal study of a diverse sample of infants and their mothers, using ...


Homeless Animal Caretakers: A Descriptive And Comparative Study, C Cronley, Elizabeth Strand, D Patterson, S Gwaltney Dec 2008

Homeless Animal Caretakers: A Descriptive And Comparative Study, C Cronley, Elizabeth Strand, D Patterson, S Gwaltney

Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW

Data from a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) were used to compare homeless people who report caring for animals with homeless people who do not report caring for animals, based on demographic variables and stated reasons for homelessness. Among homeless clients (N = 4,100; M age = 39 yr., SD 13.2), 5.5% reported animal caretaking; demographic differences between caretaking and not caretaking homeless clients and life factors related to homelessness were most often associated with animal caretaking. 41% of participants (n = 1,664) were female, and 59% (n = 2,436) were male. Findings suggest that first-time homeless, Euro-American women ...


Testing Received Wisdom: Perceptions Of Security In Southern Lebanon, Royce Hutson, A. Kolbe, T. Haines, B. Springer, H. Shannon, I. Salamey Dec 2008

Testing Received Wisdom: Perceptions Of Security In Southern Lebanon, Royce Hutson, A. Kolbe, T. Haines, B. Springer, H. Shannon, I. Salamey

Royce A. Hutson

The Small Arms Survey 2009 focuses on the security challenges facing post-conflict societies.


Working With Involuntary Clients In The Child Welfare System, Lisa Mcguire Dec 2008

Working With Involuntary Clients In The Child Welfare System, Lisa Mcguire

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Structured Reflection: A Tool For Learning And Assessment, Lisa Mcguire Dec 2008

Structured Reflection: A Tool For Learning And Assessment, Lisa Mcguire

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Psychometric Examination Of The Brief Multidimensional Measure Of Religiousness/Spirituality (Bmmrs) Among College Students., Paul Caldwell, Kevin Masters, Kate Carey, Stephen Maisto, Thomas Wolfe, Harold Hackney, Christopher France, Lina Himawan Dec 2008

Psychometric Examination Of The Brief Multidimensional Measure Of Religiousness/Spirituality (Bmmrs) Among College Students., Paul Caldwell, Kevin Masters, Kate Carey, Stephen Maisto, Thomas Wolfe, Harold Hackney, Christopher France, Lina Himawan

Paul Caldwell

Resurgent interest in the relations between religiousness/spirituality (R/S) and health is evident in the scientific literature but much of the research fails to capture the proposed multidimensional nature of R/S. This problematic situation is compounded by the existence of a plethora of measures mostly lacking substantial empirical or even theoretical support. The Brief Multidimensional Measure of Religiousness/Spirituality (BMMRS) was developed to address measurement confusion by providing a standard instrument for researchers investigating the dimensions of R/S relevant to health. Psychometric properties and factor structure of the BMMRS were investigated in a sample of 374 college ...


Results From A Statewide Survey Of Child Welfare, Criminal/Juvenile Justice, Schools And Mental Health Agencies Regarding Training For Cultural Competence, Lisa Mcguire, C. Pfhaler, K. George Dec 2008

Results From A Statewide Survey Of Child Welfare, Criminal/Juvenile Justice, Schools And Mental Health Agencies Regarding Training For Cultural Competence, Lisa Mcguire, C. Pfhaler, K. George

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Empowering People Who Are Gay And Lesbian In The Context Of Christian Community: The Use Of Narratives In Bridging The Social Divide Between Personal Faith And Institutional Oppression, Heath Walters Dec 2008

Empowering People Who Are Gay And Lesbian In The Context Of Christian Community: The Use Of Narratives In Bridging The Social Divide Between Personal Faith And Institutional Oppression, Heath Walters

Heath B. Walters

No abstract provided.


Reducing Out-Of-School Suspensions: Practice Guidelines For School Social Workers, David Dupper, Mt Theriot, Sw Craun Dec 2008

Reducing Out-Of-School Suspensions: Practice Guidelines For School Social Workers, David Dupper, Mt Theriot, Sw Craun

David R. Dupper

In many U.S. school districts, there has been a near epidemic of out-of-school suspensions (OSSs) for relatively minor or vaguely defined student offenses. Suspension provides temporary relief to frustrated teachers and administrators and may result in more parental involvement. However, for a large number of at-risk youths, it appears that being suspended leads to significant problems outside of school, increases the likelihood of receiving additional OSSs, and may result in dropping out of school. As a result, school social workers need to be made aware of programs that focus on the elimination of students' problematic behaviors rather than the ...


Cognitive-Behavioral Model, Randy Magen Dec 2008

Cognitive-Behavioral Model, Randy Magen

Randy Howard Magen

In the 1970s the first articles and books appeared, written by social workers, describing the application of behavioral theory to social work with groups (Rose, 1972; Sundel & Lawrence, 1970). Since that time, cognitive-behavioral theory has become one of the dominant perspectives guiding group work practice. The compatibility between evidence-based practice and cognitive-behaviorally based interventions assures the place of this theory at the forefront of group work.


In Chapter 5, Examples Of Compassion, Resiliency, And Academic Success, Ric And Doug, Sue Martin Dec 2008

In Chapter 5, Examples Of Compassion, Resiliency, And Academic Success, Ric And Doug, Sue Martin

Sue Martin

One of six vignettes from the field, chosen because they illustrate a heart-centered attitude.


Professional Social Work At The Master’S Level: An Immersion, K. Lay, K. Khaja, Lisa Mcguire, S. Gass Dec 2008

Professional Social Work At The Master’S Level: An Immersion, K. Lay, K. Khaja, Lisa Mcguire, S. Gass

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Faculty Learning Around Reflection: A Collaborative Faculty Development Project, Lisa Mcguire, D. Strong, K. Lay, E. Ardemagni, P. Wittberg, P. Clayton Dec 2008

Faculty Learning Around Reflection: A Collaborative Faculty Development Project, Lisa Mcguire, D. Strong, K. Lay, E. Ardemagni, P. Wittberg, P. Clayton

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Factors Of Effectiveness In Kentucky Nonprofit Social Welfare Organizations, Peggy Proudfoot Harman Dec 2008

Factors Of Effectiveness In Kentucky Nonprofit Social Welfare Organizations, Peggy Proudfoot Harman

Peggy J Proudfoot Harman

No abstract provided.


And Some Of Us Are Braver, J. Camille Hall Dec 2008

And Some Of Us Are Braver, J. Camille Hall

J. Camille Hall, PhD., LCSW

African American women fulfill many roles within their family and community. Most notably, these women are often defined by their “strength” and rarely seen as “vulnerable”. Many African American women demonstrate strength as they struggle to maintain employment, raise children, nurture spouses and extended family, but these same women are at-risk for a higher rate of health and emotional problems. In this paper, the authors use relational cultural-, stress and coping- and lifespan theories, along with black feminist thought to discuss the interlocking effects of race, gender, and class regarding the psychological well-being of African American women 18-55 years old ...


Pathways To Violent Radicalization In The Middle East: A Model For Future Studies Of Transnational Jihad, Royce Hutson, Taylor Long, Michael Page Dec 2008

Pathways To Violent Radicalization In The Middle East: A Model For Future Studies Of Transnational Jihad, Royce Hutson, Taylor Long, Michael Page

Royce A. Hutson

No abstract provided.


Satisfaction With Counseling Among Black Males In Transition From The Foster Care System, Lionel Scott Dec 2008

Satisfaction With Counseling Among Black Males In Transition From The Foster Care System, Lionel Scott

Lionel Scott

No abstract provided.


Contributions Of Therapist Characteristics And Stability To Intensive In-Home Therapy Youth Outcomes, Johanna K.P. Greeson, Shenyang Guo, Richard P. Barth, Sarah Hurley, Jocelyn Sisson Dec 2008

Contributions Of Therapist Characteristics And Stability To Intensive In-Home Therapy Youth Outcomes, Johanna K.P. Greeson, Shenyang Guo, Richard P. Barth, Sarah Hurley, Jocelyn Sisson

Johanna K.P. Greeson, PhD, MSS, MLSP

Objective: This study examines the influence of therapist and youth characteristics on post-discharge outcomes from intensive in-home therapy. Method: Data for 1,416 youth and 412 therapists were obtained from a behavioral health services provider. The Huber–White method was used to account for nested data; ordered logistic regression was employed to assess outcomes. Results: Therapist gender and employment stability were significantly associated with youth outcomes. The likelihood of an undesirable outcome was significantly less for cases with female therapists. Conclusion: Findings underscore the need for additional study concerning the impact of therapist characteristics and stability on youth outcomes, and ...


The Impact Of Low- And Moderate-Wealth Homeownership On Parental Attitudes And Behavior: Evidence From The Community Advantage Panel, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Johanna K.P. Greeson, Yeong H. Yeo, Susanna S. Birdsong, Mathieu R. Despard, Roberto G. Quercia Dec 2008

The Impact Of Low- And Moderate-Wealth Homeownership On Parental Attitudes And Behavior: Evidence From The Community Advantage Panel, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Johanna K.P. Greeson, Yeong H. Yeo, Susanna S. Birdsong, Mathieu R. Despard, Roberto G. Quercia

Johanna K.P. Greeson, PhD, MSS, MLSP

Considerable research has suggested that homeownership imparts a variety of positive individual, family, neighborhood, and community effects. Yet, much of the research to date has failed to examine such effects by level of income [Dietz, R.D., & Haurin, D.R. (2003). The social and private micro-level consequences of homeownership. Journal of Urban Economics, 54(3), 401–450.]. This study adds to the limited research on the impact of assets on parental attitude and behavior among low- and moderate-income (LMI) families. Data used in this study are from the evaluation of Self-Help's Community Advantage Home Loan Secondary Market Program. Specifically, we focus on the differences in the demographic and financial backgrounds, and parental attitudes and behavior between LMI homeowners and a comparison group of renters (n=815 owners; n=333 renters). Logistic regression analyses are used to model parental attitude and behavior outcomes on tenure, controlling for a variety of household characteristics. Results show that the overall differences between homeowners and renters on parental outcomes are statistically nonsignificant. This finding implies that tenure per se is not associated with parental attitudes and behavior. Explanations for the possible reasons for the lack ...


The Differential Effects Of Concurrent Planning Practice Elements On Reunification And Adoption, Amy C. D’Andrade Dec 2008

The Differential Effects Of Concurrent Planning Practice Elements On Reunification And Adoption, Amy C. D’Andrade

Amy C. D’Andrade

Objective: The child welfare practice of concurrent planning attempts to shorten children's stays in foster care. There is very little quantitative research on concurrent planning's effects. This study examines the influence of concurrent planning practice elements (reunification prognosis, concurrent plan, full disclosure, and discussion of voluntary relinquishment) on reunification and adoption. Method: Using a sample of 885 children, an observational design, and statistical controls, children who received concurrent planning elements were compared to those who did not. Results: Findings show discussion of voluntary relinquishment to be positively associated with adoption and full disclosure to be negatively associated with ...