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Not Everything Is Imaginary: Children’S Conceptualisations Of Interpersonal Safety, Tim Moore, Morag Mcarthur, Erin Barry Jan 2015

Not Everything Is Imaginary: Children’S Conceptualisations Of Interpersonal Safety, Tim Moore, Morag Mcarthur, Erin Barry

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

No abstract provided.


Borderline Personality Disorder: The Frequency Of Disclosure And The Choice To Disclose, Laci Marie Rumpza Jan 2015

Borderline Personality Disorder: The Frequency Of Disclosure And The Choice To Disclose, Laci Marie Rumpza

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The goals of this study were threefold: (1) to identify what percentage of psychologists and clinical social workers disclose the diagnostic label BPD to their patients, (2) to identify factors that influence disclosure, and (3) to gather data about the choice to disclose or not to disclose. The MUM effect was used as the theoretical framework. A sequential explanatory mixed methods design including an online survey was used during the first phase. A total of 125 psychologists and 45 social workers participated in the Phase 1 of the study. The majority of participants stated that they either always or usually ...


Shared Trauma And Resiliency Among Military Mental Health Veterans: A Heuristic Inquiry, Tashina Miller Jan 2015

Shared Trauma And Resiliency Among Military Mental Health Veterans: A Heuristic Inquiry, Tashina Miller

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan lasting over a decade, hundreds of military mental health providers have deployed to hostile environments and some on multiple occasions. Military mental healthcare providers can experience symptoms of acute and chronic stress resulting from exposures to horrific events while caring for soldiers in a deployed environment. Indeed, in treating these soldiers, clinicians may continue to experience the same traumatic events as their clients. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand and describe shared trauma and resilience for military mental health professionals who have deployed. The concept of shared trauma was defined ...


Challenges Of Child Trauma On Adoptive Families' Social And Emotional System, Jacqueline Yvonne Ford Jan 2015

Challenges Of Child Trauma On Adoptive Families' Social And Emotional System, Jacqueline Yvonne Ford

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Adoption-focused psychoeducation is deemed essential in maintaining the permanency of traumatized children within a new family unit. However, adoptive parents of traumatized children struggle to find training to address their unique concerns. Guided by the lens of psychodynamic theory, the purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges faced by adoptive families of traumatized children. Special focus was placed on the social and emotional relationships of the adoptive parents of traumatized children, to identify the realistic expectations towards attachment from the families' perspectives. Fifteen families were randomly selected to participate in this study from a group of 30 parents ...


Mental Health Administrators' Knowledge And Perceptions Of Delivery Of Relationship-Based Services, Alan Frank Singer Jan 2015

Mental Health Administrators' Knowledge And Perceptions Of Delivery Of Relationship-Based Services, Alan Frank Singer

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Past research has recommended that clinical mental health (CMHC) administrators employ a relational focus to their work, but little evidence exists that such a relational focus is actually being utilized. Guided by Rogers' principles of client-centered therapy, this study examined whether CMHC administrators possessed the knowledge and attitudes to utilize the recommendation of relational based therapy and whether implementation in the CMHC was feasible. A qualitative multiple case study design was utilized to collect personal interviews with 12 CMHC administrators who could discuss Norcross and Wampold's single recommendation about therapeutic relationships. Results were triangulated with the guide for CMHC ...


The Emotional Impact On Elderly Spouses Who Placed Their Loved Ones In Long-Term, Barbara Hunt Jan 2015

The Emotional Impact On Elderly Spouses Who Placed Their Loved Ones In Long-Term, Barbara Hunt

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Aging may bring mental and/or physical decline. There may come a point when a loved

one needs long-term care in a nursing home. The purpose of this phenomenological study

was to examine the community dwelling spouses' emotional state. A study was

conducted with 10 individuals (5 men and 5 women) who had a spouse in long-term

nursing care. Inclusion criteria was to be at least 65-years old, have been married at least

30 years, and reside alone in his or her own home. The social emotional selectivity theory

and the construct of boundary ambiguity were applied to view the ...


Human Service Professionals' Practice With Families After Parental Incarceration, Renata Aloma Hedrington Jones Jan 2015

Human Service Professionals' Practice With Families After Parental Incarceration, Renata Aloma Hedrington Jones

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Social workers and other human services professionals helping families reintegrate after parental incarceration deal with multiple issues without a model of for facilitating family resilience. The purpose of this phenomenological research study was to explore the essence of the perceived role, activities, and practices of a sample of social workers and other human service professionals engaged in the use of family group conferences (FGCs). FGCs are also referred to as restorative justice, as they inform and assist human service professionals in developing clinical interventions and best practices to support reintegration, family preservation, and stabilization. The framework for this study was ...


The Impact Of Crisis Alleviation Lessons And Methods Program On Injuries In Healthcare, Andra Lynn Ferguson Jan 2015

The Impact Of Crisis Alleviation Lessons And Methods Program On Injuries In Healthcare, Andra Lynn Ferguson

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The purpose of this study was to examine whether Crisis Alleviation Lessons and Methods -© (CALM), as a behavioral crisis management program, was effective in reducing patient and healthcare professional injuries in a long-term residential care setting. This research was needed due to the lack of peer-reviewed scholarly literature on the effectiveness of behavioral crisis management programs, especially on programs using both nonphysical and physical de-escalation techniques, such as CALM. An auto-regressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) time series analysis was performed to examine the effect the implementation of the CALM program (independent variable) had on the rate of injuries to healthcare ...


Survivors Of Individuals Who Completed Suicide: The Influence Of Time Since The Loss, Alexis M. Rabalais Jan 2015

Survivors Of Individuals Who Completed Suicide: The Influence Of Time Since The Loss, Alexis M. Rabalais

LSU Master's Theses

This cross sectional study explores associations between elapsed time since the loss and outcomes of prominent feelings and self-regard among 187 help-seeking survivors bereaved by suicide. Chi-square tests were conducted to examine the aforementioned relationships. In examining suicide survivors’ most prominent feelings over time, this study found mixed results in early bereavement. This study showed that at 25 to 59 months elapsed time since the loss both scared and happiness were significant for suicide survivors. No significance was found before 25 to 59 months, suggesting a change in suicide survivors’ prominent feelings following two years elapsed time since the loss ...


The Importance Of A ‘Human Connection’: Helpful Relationships With Service Users And Linking Social Capital, Justin Barker, Lorraine Thomson, Erin Barry Jan 2015

The Importance Of A ‘Human Connection’: Helpful Relationships With Service Users And Linking Social Capital, Justin Barker, Lorraine Thomson, Erin Barry

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

No abstract provided.


Thinking Differently About Reflective Practice In Australian Social Work Education: A Rhapsody, Lynelle Watts Jan 2015

Thinking Differently About Reflective Practice In Australian Social Work Education: A Rhapsody, Lynelle Watts

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

There are many different ways of thinking about reflective practice in social work education in Australia. This research utilises a musical metaphor to illustrate this diversity. Written as a piece of music with album notes, the study utilises a reflexive methodology with a qualitative mixed method approach. Three studies were conducted to explore how reflective practice is understood in social work education and practice in Australia. The first study examined my own learning and teaching of reflective practice through an autoethnographic process. The findings indicated a range of models of reflective practice potentially available to the educator. Also explored in ...


Parent To Parent Support For Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Perspectives Of Parents And Program Staff, Nina Nelson Jan 2015

Parent To Parent Support For Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Perspectives Of Parents And Program Staff, Nina Nelson

Theses and Dissertations

This short-term longitudinal qualitative study used grounded theory methods to explore how parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) benefit from one-to-one support (P2P), factors affecting success, and how these relationships evolved. In-depth interviews were conducted with 6 staff, 12 referred parents, and 11 support parents.

Most referred parents found P2P helpful, deriving informational/practical, emotional, and a few social benefits. Six interrelated factors affected success including a) parent-support relationship; b) program level; c) support parents’ experiences with P2P and the disability community; d) practical/logistical factors; e) psycho-emotional factors; and f) referred parents’ expectations relationship program level. The ...


Mentoring In The Social Context: Mentors' Experiences With Mentees' Peers In A Site-Based Program, Julia Pryce Dec 2014

Mentoring In The Social Context: Mentors' Experiences With Mentees' Peers In A Site-Based Program, Julia Pryce

Julia Pryce

The primary mechanism by which mentoring promotes positive outcomes is typically considered to be the one- to-one relationship between mentor and youth. However, many mentoring relationships, particularly those in site-based programs, unfold within and are influenced by the larger contexts in which mentoring takes place. In the present study, we examined 161 first-person accounts written by college students serving as Lunch Buddy mentors in an elementary school-based mentoring program. This examination aims to glean insights into mentors' experiences of and responses to their mentees' peers as they carried out the mentoring relationship in a school cafeteria setting, and the ways ...


Aging Out Of Care In Ethiopia: Challenges And Implications Facing Orphans And Vulnerable Youth, Julia Pryce Dec 2014

Aging Out Of Care In Ethiopia: Challenges And Implications Facing Orphans And Vulnerable Youth, Julia Pryce

Julia Pryce

This interpretive study examines the experiences of 54 Ethiopian emerging adults who had aged out of institutional care facilities. Findings are derived from interviews and focus groups in which questions and activities focused on the challenges faced by participants and the supports they relied on throughout the transition process. These young adults reported facing many chal- lenges upon leaving care, including difficulty finding gainful and interesting employment, a lack of many basic life skills, difficulty finding a support network, and significant stigma in the community due to their background in care. These challenges led to problems in creating any security ...


Ready, Set, Go…Again: Renewing An Academy-Agency Child Welfare Parentership, B. Pierce, Lisa E. Mcguire, P. Howes Dec 2014

Ready, Set, Go…Again: Renewing An Academy-Agency Child Welfare Parentership, B. Pierce, Lisa E. Mcguire, P. Howes

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Spirituality In Professional Helping.Pdf, Holly Nelson-Becker Dec 2014

Spirituality In Professional Helping.Pdf, Holly Nelson-Becker

Holly Nelson-Becker

No abstract provided.


Social Work And The Affordable Care Act: Maximizing The Profession’S Role In Health Reform, Christina Andrews, Teri Browne, Heidi Allen, Darla S. Coffey, Sarah Gehlert, Robyn Golden, Jeanne Marsh, Timothy Mcbride, Angelo Mcclain, Edward Woomer Dec 2014

Social Work And The Affordable Care Act: Maximizing The Profession’S Role In Health Reform, Christina Andrews, Teri Browne, Heidi Allen, Darla S. Coffey, Sarah Gehlert, Robyn Golden, Jeanne Marsh, Timothy Mcbride, Angelo Mcclain, Edward Woomer

Teri Browne

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is generating sweeping changes in the financing, organization, and accessibility of health and social services in the United States. In light of these changes, a strategic planning meeting was convened to develop recommendations for how social work can maximize its contributions to the ACA. Participants discussed six areas in which the profession has especially significant potential to contribute to the ACA: care coordination, behavioral health service integration, insurance access, health behavior change, care transition management, and community-based prevention.


Mother-Daughter Relationships, Self-Esteem & Problem-Solving: Do Socialization Practices Matter?”, J. Camille Hall Dec 2014

Mother-Daughter Relationships, Self-Esteem & Problem-Solving: Do Socialization Practices Matter?”, J. Camille Hall

J. Camille Hall, PhD., LCSW

This article addresses how racial/ethnic socialization practices shape self-esteem and influence problem- solving skills among African Americans. Attachment theory provides a conceptual model for under- standing the importance of the parent-child relationship with regard to stress management. Empirical studies bolster the discussion of culturally relevant socialization practices that influence whether stress management among African American women is reduced or increased with each generation. The article concludes with practice, research, and pedagogical implications.


Lägst Ned På Skalan? Hälsooch Sjukvårdens Bemötande Av Äldre Kvinnor Som Migrerat Till Sverige, Titti Mattsson, Helene Brodin Dec 2014

Lägst Ned På Skalan? Hälsooch Sjukvårdens Bemötande Av Äldre Kvinnor Som Migrerat Till Sverige, Titti Mattsson, Helene Brodin

Titti Mattsson

This article aims to investigate the treatment of older female migrants in Swedish healthcare. The study puts the emphasis on exploring if there are differences in the interpersonal treatment of older female migrants that make them feel discriminated against. The theoretic inspiration for the article comes from Fineman’s vulnerability theory and intersectional perspectives on equality. A critical approach to the understanding of equality as sameness of treatment is central to the study. Drawing upon 37 semi-structured interviews with health professionals and older female migrants, the article shows several inequalities in access and treatment of older female migrants. Inequalities in ...


Improving Social Work Education In Vietnam Through International Cooperation: The ‘Social Work Education Enhancement Program’, Alice M. Hines, Edward Cohen, Hoa T. Nguyen, Laurie Drabble, Meekyung Han, Soma Sen, Tuâán D. Trâàn Dec 2014

Improving Social Work Education In Vietnam Through International Cooperation: The ‘Social Work Education Enhancement Program’, Alice M. Hines, Edward Cohen, Hoa T. Nguyen, Laurie Drabble, Meekyung Han, Soma Sen, Tuâán D. Trâàn

Laurie A. Drabble

This paper describes an initiative to improve social work education in Vietnam through a three-year international collaborative, including US Aid for International Development, San José State University, eight universities in Vietnam, Vietnam's government ministries, and Cisco Systems, Inc. The social work profession was officially recognized by the Vietnamese government in 2010. Despite the rapid expansion of social work education programs, there are significant limitations in the universities' ability to provide social work education. The goal of the Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP) is to strengthen the capacity of Vietnam's undergraduate social work programs to deliver quality education ...


Improving Social Work Education In Vietnam Through International Cooperation: The ‘Social Work Education Enhancement Program’, Alice M. Hines, Edward Cohen, Hoa T. Nguyen, Laurie Drabble, Meekyung Han, Soma Sen, Tuâán D. Trâàn Dec 2014

Improving Social Work Education In Vietnam Through International Cooperation: The ‘Social Work Education Enhancement Program’, Alice M. Hines, Edward Cohen, Hoa T. Nguyen, Laurie Drabble, Meekyung Han, Soma Sen, Tuâán D. Trâàn

Edward Cohen

This paper describes an initiative to improve social work education in Vietnam through a three-year international collaborative, including US Aid for International Development, San José State University, eight universities in Vietnam, Vietnam's government ministries, and Cisco Systems, Inc. The social work profession was officially recognized by the Vietnamese government in 2010. Despite the rapid expansion of social work education programs, there are significant limitations in the universities' ability to provide social work education. The goal of the Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP) is to strengthen the capacity of Vietnam's undergraduate social work programs to deliver quality education ...


Mental Health Help-Seeking Behaviors Among Asian American Community College Students: The Effect Of Stigma, Cultural Barriers, And Acculturation, Meekyung Han, Helen Pong Dec 2014

Mental Health Help-Seeking Behaviors Among Asian American Community College Students: The Effect Of Stigma, Cultural Barriers, And Acculturation, Meekyung Han, Helen Pong

Meekyung Han

According to the 2008 U.S. Census, there are 15.5 million Asian Americans in the United States, and 17% are students enrolled in a university (Shea & Yeh, 2008). Asian American college students in higher education are oftentimes perceived as the “model minority” with high academic achievements and few mental and/or behavioral problems (Park, 2010). In contrast to this general assumption, studies have shown that many Asian American college students suffer from psychological distress (Abe-Kim et al., 2007; Breaux, Matsuoka, & Ryujin, 1997; Lee et al., 2009; Mallinckrodt, Shigeoka, & Suzuki, 2005; Nguyen & Anderson, 2005). In fact, the Centers for Disease ...


Improving Social Work Education In Vietnam Through International Cooperation: The ‘Social Work Education Enhancement Program’, Alice M. Hines, Edward Cohen, Hoa T. Nguyen, Laurie Drabble, Meekyung Han, Soma Sen, Tuâán D. Trâàn Dec 2014

Improving Social Work Education In Vietnam Through International Cooperation: The ‘Social Work Education Enhancement Program’, Alice M. Hines, Edward Cohen, Hoa T. Nguyen, Laurie Drabble, Meekyung Han, Soma Sen, Tuâán D. Trâàn

Meekyung Han

This paper describes an initiative to improve social work education in Vietnam through a three-year international collaborative, including US Aid for International Development, San José State University, eight universities in Vietnam, Vietnam's government ministries, and Cisco Systems, Inc. The social work profession was officially recognized by the Vietnamese government in 2010. Despite the rapid expansion of social work education programs, there are significant limitations in the universities' ability to provide social work education. The goal of the Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP) is to strengthen the capacity of Vietnam's undergraduate social work programs to deliver quality education ...


Improving Social Work Education In Vietnam Through International Cooperation: The ‘Social Work Education Enhancement Program’, Alice M. Hines, Edward Cohen, Hoa T. Nguyen, Laurie Drabble, Meekyung Han, Soma Sen, Tuâán D. Trâàn Dec 2014

Improving Social Work Education In Vietnam Through International Cooperation: The ‘Social Work Education Enhancement Program’, Alice M. Hines, Edward Cohen, Hoa T. Nguyen, Laurie Drabble, Meekyung Han, Soma Sen, Tuâán D. Trâàn

Soma Sen

This paper describes an initiative to improve social work education in Vietnam through a three-year international collaborative, including US Aid for International Development, San José State University, eight universities in Vietnam, Vietnam's government ministries, and Cisco Systems, Inc. The social work profession was officially recognized by the Vietnamese government in 2010. Despite the rapid expansion of social work education programs, there are significant limitations in the universities' ability to provide social work education. The goal of the Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP) is to strengthen the capacity of Vietnam's undergraduate social work programs to deliver quality education ...


It's Good To Know That You Got Somebody That's Not Going Anywhere: Attitudes And Beliefs Of Older Youth In Foster Care About Child Welfare-Based Natural Mentoring, Johanna K.P. Greeson, Allison E. Thompson, Samira Ali, Rebecca Stern Wenger Dec 2014

It's Good To Know That You Got Somebody That's Not Going Anywhere: Attitudes And Beliefs Of Older Youth In Foster Care About Child Welfare-Based Natural Mentoring, Johanna K.P. Greeson, Allison E. Thompson, Samira Ali, Rebecca Stern Wenger

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

This exploratory study is the first to investigate the attitudes and beliefs of older adolescents in foster care toward the implementation of a child welfare-based natural mentoring intervention designed to promote enduring, growth-fostering relationships between youth at risk of emancipation and caring, supportive nonparental adults from within the youth's existing social network. Six focus groups were conducted with 17 older youth in foster care attending a specialized charter high school for young people in out-of-home care in a large, urban city in the Northeast United States. Focus group data were transcribed and analyzed using a conventional content analysis approach ...


Development & Maintenance Of Social Support Among Aged Out Foster Youth Who Received Independent Living Services: Results From The Multi-Site Evaluation Of Foster Youth Programs, Johanna K.P. Greeson, Antonio R. Garcia, Minseop Kim, Allison E. Thompson, Mark E. Courtney Dec 2014

Development & Maintenance Of Social Support Among Aged Out Foster Youth Who Received Independent Living Services: Results From The Multi-Site Evaluation Of Foster Youth Programs, Johanna K.P. Greeson, Antonio R. Garcia, Minseop Kim, Allison E. Thompson, Mark E. Courtney

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

This study uses secondary data from the Multi-Site Evaluation of Foster Youth Programs, a randomized controlled trial of four independent living programs for youth in foster care. The subject of this investigation is the Life Skills Training Program (LST) of Los Angeles County, CA.We had three interrelated aims: (1) Evaluate the effectiveness of the LST program as compared to services as usual on the change in social support over time; (2) Examine the differences over time in social support by race and ethnicity among LST participants; and (3) Investigate the explanatory value of prosocial activities, educational involvement, current living ...


The Finnish Homelessness Strategy: An International Review, Nicholas Pleace, Dennis P. Culhane, Riitta Granfelt, Marcus Knutagard Dec 2014

The Finnish Homelessness Strategy: An International Review, Nicholas Pleace, Dennis P. Culhane, Riitta Granfelt, Marcus Knutagard

Dennis P. Culhane

The review covered the whole of the programme to reduce long-term homelessness implemented during 2008–2011 and 2012–2015, Paavo I and Paavo II. The review focused on the programme as a whole as well as its different aspects from the point of view of implementing the Housing First model in Finnish society. The review report described work on homelessness done in the United Kingdom, Sweden and the USA, focusing particularly on operating practices that could be used in work on homelessness in Finland. The review is based on the background materials collected for the evaluation team as well as ...


Patching Holes And Integrating Community: A Strengths-Based Continuum Of Care For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender And Questioning Youth, Shelley L. Craig Phd, Michael P. Dentato Phd, Msw, Genevieve E. Iacovino Dec 2014

Patching Holes And Integrating Community: A Strengths-Based Continuum Of Care For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender And Questioning Youth, Shelley L. Craig Phd, Michael P. Dentato Phd, Msw, Genevieve E. Iacovino

Michael P. Dentato

This article describes an integrated model of service provision called a continuum of care (CoC), and illustrates the application of this approach to working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth through a case example. The CoC described in this article includes provision of individual and group counseling, case management, housing/family supports, socialization events, and prevention workshops, along with relevant outcomes. The relevance of a CoC model for LGBTQ youth due to the inclusion of community context and potential to empower service users is explored. Key recommendations for CoC models with LGBTQ youth include a focus on ...


Social Work Students Speak Out! The Experiences Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Queer Students In Social Work Programs: A Study Report From The Cswe Council On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity And Expression, Shelley L. Craig Phd, Lauren B. Mcinroy, Michael P. Dentato Phd, Msw, Ashley Austin Phd, Lori Messinger Phd Dec 2014

Social Work Students Speak Out! The Experiences Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Queer Students In Social Work Programs: A Study Report From The Cswe Council On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity And Expression, Shelley L. Craig Phd, Lauren B. Mcinroy, Michael P. Dentato Phd, Msw, Ashley Austin Phd, Lori Messinger Phd

Michael P. Dentato

This online North American study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) social work students (n=1,018) in bachelor of social work (BSW; 24%) or master’s of social work (MSW; 76%) programs explored educational experiences in 126 programs in 44 U. S. states and 7 Canadian provinces. Forty-four percent of students reported limited inclusion of LGBTQ content in classes, yet 64% indicated some degree of support for their LGBTQ identities in their programs. One-third reported homophobic experiences in programs, yet many (63%) were aware of “out” LGBTQ faculty. Overall, students reported fairly low levels of self-assessed practice ...


Leaning Out: Exploring Organizational Advocacy Activities From An Open Systems Perspective, Lauri Goldkind Dec 2014

Leaning Out: Exploring Organizational Advocacy Activities From An Open Systems Perspective, Lauri Goldkind

Lauri Goldkind

This article explores the effect of organizational culture on engagement with advocacy activities, both traditional and electronic. The Competing Values Framework offers a model for understanding how organizations’ culture influences behavior. Using a sample of nonprofit providers from across the country, the author hypothesized that organizations that use electronic advocacy tools are more involved with advocacy activities of all types. A paper and pencil survey was used to collect data on organizational culture, advocacy tools and techniques, perceived effectiveness of the advocacy tools, policy goals, organizational sustainability goals as well as barriers and facilitators of electronic advocacy. The study used ...