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Federal Funding Of Social Work Research: High Hopes Or Sour Grapes?, Ken Corvo, Wan-Yi Chen, Patrick Selmi Mar 2015

Federal Funding Of Social Work Research: High Hopes Or Sour Grapes?, Ken Corvo, Wan-Yi Chen, Patrick Selmi

Wan-Yi Chen

Placed in the historical context of government funding of academic research, this critical analysis identifies the complexities and implications of schools of social work pursuing federal grants for research. Schools of social work with particular organizational characteristics are better able to compete for federal grants, incurring lower opportunity costs than others. The low probability of grant success for most schools, the organizational adaptations needed for success, and the narrow epistemology of many funding programs call into question whether federal funding of research should be considered the sine qua non for academic social work.


Sanctioned Social Workers: Report From Three Studies (Executive Summary), Kim Boland-Prom Dec 2011

Sanctioned Social Workers: Report From Three Studies (Executive Summary), Kim Boland-Prom

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

This Executive Summary is an overview of the findings from three research projects, funded through a two year grant. The American Foundation for Research & Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation, the research arm of the Association of Social Work Boards awarded the two year grant to Kim Boland-Prom, Ph.D., Social Work Department, Governors State University.

The research results are summarized in two different sections: section one discusses school social workers sanctioned by boards of education and licensing boards, and section two presents results on social workers who are sanctioned by their state licensing boards. For more detailed information about ...


Lessons Learned From Using Adobe Connect In The Social Work Classroom, Amy Cappiccie, Patricia Desrosiers Dec 2011

Lessons Learned From Using Adobe Connect In The Social Work Classroom, Amy Cappiccie, Patricia Desrosiers

Social Work Faculty Publications

Adobe Connect is synchronous web conferencing software availableto colleges and universities. This pilot study sought to understandstudent and faculty participation in use of this software aspart of an already established hybrid master’s level social work curriculum.This software was utilized in two courses: concentrationyear field practicum and advanced social work practice. Studentfeedback and satisfaction are presented. Lessons learned for usingsuch software are explored.


Older Immigrants In The United States: The New Old Face Of Immigration, Jing Tan Dec 2011

Older Immigrants In The United States: The New Old Face Of Immigration, Jing Tan

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


It's Not So Simple: Understanding Participant Involvement In The Design, Implementation, And Improvement Of Cash & Counseling Programs, Erin E. Mcgaffigan Dec 2011

It's Not So Simple: Understanding Participant Involvement In The Design, Implementation, And Improvement Of Cash & Counseling Programs, Erin E. Mcgaffigan

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

For more than three decades, the United States federal government and the states have worked to restructure the long-term care system to be more community based and responsive to personal preferences. Some argue that those who seek such services should be actively engaged in their design (Morris, 2008; Priester, Hewitt, & Kane, 2006). While many who design and implement home and community-based services may believe that participant engagement could be beneficial, most plans move forward with little to no provision for such engagement. The existing literature provides very little insight into the implications of such decisions.

The Cash & Counseling model is ...


Impact Of Social Capital On Employment And Marriage Among Low Income Single Mothers, Jennifer A. Johnson, Julie A. Honnold, Perry Threlfall Dec 2011

Impact Of Social Capital On Employment And Marriage Among Low Income Single Mothers, Jennifer A. Johnson, Julie A. Honnold, Perry Threlfall

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA, P. L. 104-93) called primarily on women to achieve two goals: work and/or marriage. For low income single mothers with limited access to capital, the PRWORA presents a quagmire in that the public safety nets previously guaranteed by the policies of the New Deal were abruptly supplanted by policies with obligations that require various forms of capital. Using longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing dataset, we examine the impact of social capital on the chances of marriage and employment among single, unemployed mothers. We ...


Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 38, No. 4 (December 2011) Dec 2011

Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 38, No. 4 (December 2011)

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • IMPACT OF SOCIAL CAPITAL ON EMPLOYMENT AND MARRIAGE AMONG LOW INCOME SINGLE MOTHERS - Jennifer A. Johnson, Julie A. Honnold, and Perry Threlfall
  • EMERGENCY ROOM USE BY UNDOCUMENTED MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS – Ayse Akincigil, Raymond Sanchez Mayers, and Fontaine H. Fulghum
  • IF NOT WELFARE, THEN WHAT? HOW SINGLE MOTHERS FINANCE COLLEGE POST WELFARE REFORM - Kristin Wilson
  • HEALTH SERVICE ACCESS FOR RURAL PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS IN CHINA: A CRITICAL EVALUATION - Xiying Wang, Xiulan Zhang, Yuebin Xu, and Yurong Zhang
  • FOOD STAMPS AND DEPENDENCY: DISENTANGLING THE SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF FOOD STAMP RECEIPT AND LOW INCOME FOR YOUNG ...


A Note From The Editors, Marguerite Rosenthal, Jennifer Zelnick Dec 2011

A Note From The Editors, Marguerite Rosenthal, Jennifer Zelnick

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Marguerite Rosenthal and Jennifer Zelnick - Book Review Editors


Child Protection Systems: International Trends And Orientations. Neil Gilbert, Nigel Parton, & Marit Skivenes, (Eds.). Reviewed By Dorinda N. Noble., Dorinda N. Noble Dec 2011

Child Protection Systems: International Trends And Orientations. Neil Gilbert, Nigel Parton, & Marit Skivenes, (Eds.). Reviewed By Dorinda N. Noble., Dorinda N. Noble

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Neil Gilbert, Nigel Parton, & Marit Skivenes, Eds. (2011). Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations. New York: Oxford University Press, $55.00 (hardcover).


Poor Women In Rich Countries: The Feminization Of Poverty Over The Life Course. Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg (Ed.). Reviewed By Jennifer R. Zelnick., Jennifer R. Zelnick Dec 2011

Poor Women In Rich Countries: The Feminization Of Poverty Over The Life Course. Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg (Ed.). Reviewed By Jennifer R. Zelnick., Jennifer R. Zelnick

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Ed. (2010). Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty over the Life Course. New York: Oxford University Press, $39.95 (paperback).


Politics And Partnerships: The Role Of Voluntary Associations In America's Political Past And Present. Elisabeth Clemens & Doug Guthrie (Eds.). Reviewed By John G. Mcnutt., John G. Mcnutt Dec 2011

Politics And Partnerships: The Role Of Voluntary Associations In America's Political Past And Present. Elisabeth Clemens & Doug Guthrie (Eds.). Reviewed By John G. Mcnutt., John G. Mcnutt

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Elisabeth Clemens and Doug Guthrie, Eds. (2010). Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, $55.00 (hardcover), $19 (paperback).


Mexican Voices Of The Border Region. Laura Velasco Ortiz & Oscar E Contreras (Eds.). Reviewed By Aviva Chomsky., Aviva Chomsky Dec 2011

Mexican Voices Of The Border Region. Laura Velasco Ortiz & Oscar E Contreras (Eds.). Reviewed By Aviva Chomsky., Aviva Chomsky

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Laura Velasco Ortiz & Oscar F. Contreras, Eds. (2011). Mexican Voices of the Border Region. Temple University Press, $79.50 (hardcover), $29.95 (paperback).


Index Of Volume Xxxviii, 2011 Dec 2011

Index Of Volume Xxxviii, 2011

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL WELFARE CONTENTS OF VOLUME XXXVIII-2011


A Content Analysis Of Statutory Grounds For Involuntary Termination Of Parental Rights: The Impacts And Susceptibility Of Incarcerated Mothers And Their Children, Holly Marie Duke Dec 2011

A Content Analysis Of Statutory Grounds For Involuntary Termination Of Parental Rights: The Impacts And Susceptibility Of Incarcerated Mothers And Their Children, Holly Marie Duke

Master's Theses

As the myriad of complex circumstances surrounding incarceration and foster care debilitate the parent-child relationship, the likelihood of legal severance between an incarcerated parent and their child increases. Despite the nation’s mounting prison population over the last three decades, the growing interaction between the prison and foster care populations has received minimal attention in the literature. To date, the influence of the statutory grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights on the legal severance between incarcerated parents and their children has been largely ignored. The purpose of this research is to determine the susceptibility of incarcerated parents to the ...


Moanan-Tongan Fatongia And Deontic In Greco-Rome: Fiefia, Happiness, Of Tauelangi, Climatic Euphoria, And 'Alaha Kakala, Permeating Frangrance - Malie! Bravo!, Siosiua F. P. Lafitani Dec 2011

Moanan-Tongan Fatongia And Deontic In Greco-Rome: Fiefia, Happiness, Of Tauelangi, Climatic Euphoria, And 'Alaha Kakala, Permeating Frangrance - Malie! Bravo!, Siosiua F. P. Lafitani

Theses

This dissertation discusses some logical premises or propositions of two themes with their conclusion regarding the traditional Moanan-Tongan fatongia, obligation, and its relation to ancient Greco-Roman deontic, obligation. The premise of the first theme considers fatongia as a worldview, philosophia or weltanschauung, which is embedded in human fundamental values and behaviors like justice, dykaisyn or faitotonu, and democracy, demoskratos or pule'aetokolahi. With the premise of the second theme, it considers fatongia with its specific aim, siate, of fiefia as embedded in human fundamental values and behaviours. The logical conclusion therefore of these two themes with their premises asserts that ...


Doing A Little More For The Poor? Social Assistance In Shanghai, Zhang Haomiao Dec 2011

Doing A Little More For The Poor? Social Assistance In Shanghai, Zhang Haomiao

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Shanghai was a leader in nation-wide social assistance reform. It has established an extensive and complex social assistance system. This paper offers a general overview of different major assistance programs in Shanghai and uses a recent survey ofMinimum Living Standard Guarantee System (MLSGS) recipients in urban Shanghai to briefly examine the performance of social assistance. It finds that on the program construction and administration level, Shanghai's social assistance is advanced. However, due to high living costs and relatively low values of social assistance, social assistance plays a limited role in relieving the distress of recipients. The paper analyzes the ...


Food Stamps And Dependency: Disentangling The Short-Term And Long-Term Economic Effects Of Food Stamp Receipt And Low Income For Young Mothers, Thomas P. Vartanian, Linda Houser, Joseph Harkness Dec 2011

Food Stamps And Dependency: Disentangling The Short-Term And Long-Term Economic Effects Of Food Stamp Receipt And Low Income For Young Mothers, Thomas P. Vartanian, Linda Houser, Joseph Harkness

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Food Stamp Program (FSP) remains one of the most widely used of all U.S. social "safety net" programs. While a substantial body of research has developed around the primary goals of the program- improving food access, nutrition, and health among lowincome families-less attention has been paid to the broader goals of hardship and poverty reduction. Using 38 years of data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, we examine several immediate and longer-term economic outcomes of early adult FSP participation for a sample of3,848 young mothers. While FSP participation is associated with some negative outcomes in the ...


Emergency Room Use By Undocumented Mexican Immigrants, Ayse Akincigil, Raymond Sanchez Mayers, Fontaine H. Fulghum Dec 2011

Emergency Room Use By Undocumented Mexican Immigrants, Ayse Akincigil, Raymond Sanchez Mayers, Fontaine H. Fulghum

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This study examined emergency room use by undocumented Mexican immigrants and their sources of health care information. Thirty-eight percent of the respondents reported that they would use a hospital emergency room (ER) for primary medical care. ER use rates declined with time spent in the United States. Emergency room use rates varied significantly by region. Respondents receiving information from a church reported less ER use, compared to all others; respondents receiving information from U.S. newspapers reported higher ER use rates. Lack of health care access for undocumented immigrants remains a public health issue as well as a social justice ...


If Not Welfare, Then What?: How Single Mothers Finance College Post-Welfare Reform, Kristin Wilson Dec 2011

If Not Welfare, Then What?: How Single Mothers Finance College Post-Welfare Reform, Kristin Wilson

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The article follows previous work on TANF and AFDC by asking if not welfare, then what social programs and financial aid programs are low-income women using to support their college attendance, and what is the impact of these programs on the college-going decisions of low-income women? The study is based on case studies of 10 low-income women attending a community college. Results indicated that EITC, food stamps, and subsidized housing are stable sources of funding. However, each of these programs requires diferent application processes and compliance regulations. Only the Pell Grant was viewed as a dependable source of funding for ...


Health Service Access For Rural People Living With Hiv/Aids In China: A Critical Evaluation, Xiying Wang, Xiulan Zhang, Yuebin Xu, Yurong Zhang Dec 2011

Health Service Access For Rural People Living With Hiv/Aids In China: A Critical Evaluation, Xiying Wang, Xiulan Zhang, Yuebin Xu, Yurong Zhang

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The increasingly serious HIV/AIDS epidemic creates a significant burden for the public health system; however, little attention has been paid to the issue of health service access in rural China. Based on a qualitative study of 34 Chinese rural People Living with HIVIAIDS (PLWHA) and 13 health providers, this study fills a gap by examining health service access from both the demand and supply-side. Utilizing access theory, this study explores the availability, affordability and acceptability of health services in rural China. Moreover, this study focuses on access barriers and institutional obstacles that PLWHA meet during their illness and considers ...


The Study Of Well-Being, Social Policy And The Welfare State: A Review Essay, James Midgley Dec 2011

The Study Of Well-Being, Social Policy And The Welfare State: A Review Essay, James Midgley

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Study of Well-being, Social Policy and the Welfare State: A Review Essay

JAMES MIDGLEY - School of Social Welfare University of California Berkeley

Francis G. Castles, Stephan Leibfried, Jane Lewis, Herbert Obinger & Christopher Pierson, Eds. (2010). The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State. New York: Oxford University Press. $150.00 (hardcover).


Ill Fares The Land. Tony Judt. Reviewed By Marguerite G. Rosenthal., Marguerite G. Rosenthal Dec 2011

Ill Fares The Land. Tony Judt. Reviewed By Marguerite G. Rosenthal., Marguerite G. Rosenthal

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Tony Judt (2010). Ill Fares the Land. New York: The Penguin Press, $25.95 (hardcover), $15 (paperback).


Contesting Community: The Limits And Potential Of Local Organizing. James Defilippis, Robert Fisher, & Eric Shragge. Reviewed By Nancy Giunta., Nancy Giunta Dec 2011

Contesting Community: The Limits And Potential Of Local Organizing. James Defilippis, Robert Fisher, & Eric Shragge. Reviewed By Nancy Giunta., Nancy Giunta

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of James DeFilippis, Robert Fisher, & Eric Shragge (2010). Contesting Community: The Limits and Potential of Local Organizing. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. $25.95 (paperback).


Social Work & Restorative Justice: Skills For Dialogue, Peacemaking, And Reconciliation. Elizabeth Beck, Nancy P. Kropf & Pamela Blume Leonard (Eds.). Reviewed By Robert Mcandrews., Robert Mcandrews Dec 2011

Social Work & Restorative Justice: Skills For Dialogue, Peacemaking, And Reconciliation. Elizabeth Beck, Nancy P. Kropf & Pamela Blume Leonard (Eds.). Reviewed By Robert Mcandrews., Robert Mcandrews

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Elizabeth Beck, Nancy P. Kropf & Pamela Blume Leonard (Eds.) (2011). Social Work & Restorative Justice: Skills for Dialogue, Peacemaking, and Reconciliation. New York: Oxford University Press, $45.00 (hardcover).


Capabilities Perception Of Well-­‐Being And Development Effort: Some Evidence From Afghanistan, Jean-Francois Trani, Parul Bakhshi, Cécile Rolland Dec 2011

Capabilities Perception Of Well-­‐Being And Development Effort: Some Evidence From Afghanistan, Jean-Francois Trani, Parul Bakhshi, Cécile Rolland

Brown School Faculty Publications

This paper examines the relationship between capabilities, well-being and the impact of development efforts in Afghanistan. Using data from a nationally representative survey, we argue that very vulnerable groups maintain a positive perception of well-being by referring to collective values and practices. Our data suggest that deprivation of individual basic capabilities does not systematically lead to a low perception of well-being if individuals have access to other capabilities such as love and care and participation in the community affairs. Nevertheless, access to basic capabilities remains crucial in order to ensure that social norms and expectations cease to constitute constraints and ...


Gender Equality And Human Rights In India Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel Nov 2011

Gender Equality And Human Rights In India Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Gender equality between women and men refers to the equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for women and men and girls and boys. Gender equality implies that the interests, needs and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration recognizing the diversity of different groups of women and men. Gender equity that provides a level playing field for men & women so that they have a fair chance to realize equal outcomes are a pre-condition for ensuring gender equality and human rights. The ultimate goal in gender equality is to ensure that women and men have equitable access to, and ...


The Design Of A Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility In Wheelwright, Kentucky Serving Adolescent Males, Jenna Clem Nov 2011

The Design Of A Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility In Wheelwright, Kentucky Serving Adolescent Males, Jenna Clem

Kaleidoscope

During the spring semester of 2010, I have been working on the design of a psychiatric residential treatment facility in Wheelwright, Kentucky as part of the requirements for ID 659, Interior Design Graduate Studio. I am a senior, but was allowed permission to enroll in this class because of my interest in research-based design. The facility will offer therapy services in a home environment for seven adolescents between the ages of ten and seventeen. This paper describes the process that I followed throughout the design process and the specific issues that were addressed in the final solution. The design process ...


Response To The Data Challenges Of The Affordable Care Act: Surveys Of Providers To Assess Access To Care For People With Disabilities And The Presence Of Accessible Exam Equipment, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, June Isaacson Kailes Nov 2011

Response To The Data Challenges Of The Affordable Care Act: Surveys Of Providers To Assess Access To Care For People With Disabilities And The Presence Of Accessible Exam Equipment, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, June Isaacson Kailes

Nancy R. Mudrick

No abstract provided.


Response To The Data Challenges Of The Affordable Care Act: Surveys Of Providers To Assess Access To Care For People With Disabilities And The Presence Of Accessible Exam Equipment, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, June Isaacson Kailes Nov 2011

Response To The Data Challenges Of The Affordable Care Act: Surveys Of Providers To Assess Access To Care For People With Disabilities And The Presence Of Accessible Exam Equipment, Nancy R. Mudrick, Mary Lou Breslin, June Isaacson Kailes

School of Social Work

No abstract provided.


Association Between Mental Health Disorders And Juveniles' Detention For A Personal Crime, Patricia A. Stoddard Dare, Christopher A. Mallett, Craig Boitel Nov 2011

Association Between Mental Health Disorders And Juveniles' Detention For A Personal Crime, Patricia A. Stoddard Dare, Christopher A. Mallett, Craig Boitel

Social Work Faculty Publications

Background: Youth involved with juvenile courts often suffer from mental health difficulties and disorders, and these mental health disorders have often been a factor leading to the youth’s delinquent behaviours and activities.

Method: The present study of a sample population (N= 341), randomly drawn from one urban US county’s juvenile court delinquent population, investigated which specific mental health disorders predicted detention for committing a personal crime.

Results: Youth with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder diagnoses were significantly less likely to commit personal crimes and experience subsequent detention, while youth with bipolar diagnoses were significantly more likely.

Conclusion ...