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What Is Love? A Needs Assessment To Identify A Relevant Teen Dating Violence Education Curriculum For A High School, Nicole Pina Oct 2016

What Is Love? A Needs Assessment To Identify A Relevant Teen Dating Violence Education Curriculum For A High School, Nicole Pina

IdeaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University

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Lgbtq Homeless Youth In Harlem: A Lack Of Resources Despite Need, Julie East Aug 2016

Lgbtq Homeless Youth In Harlem: A Lack Of Resources Despite Need, Julie East

21st Century Social Justice

Despite only 10% of youth identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ), 40% experience homelessness. The lack of services and resources available to the population in New York City have left up to 20,000 LGBTQ youth homeless. A plethora of reasons account for this, such as cultural and religious objections, a lack of resources from the government, and a lack of education about LGBTQ youth. Despite increased funding for and attention to LGBTQ homeless youth services, efforts have been largely inadequate. Therefore, it is necessary for increased involvement and attention from the general public and advocates to ...


The Effects Of Trauma-Focused Therapies On School Performance: A Systematic Review, Jeff Jorgensen May 2016

The Effects Of Trauma-Focused Therapies On School Performance: A Systematic Review, Jeff Jorgensen

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Trauma is something many different youth go through in their lives. However, those who’ve experienced trauma are affected within their school settings and need trauma- specific interventions to be successful in their school performance. The purpose of the of this study was to examine the current research on trauma therapies and how those treatments affect youths’ school performance. The areas of school performance that effects youth are their grades, school refusal, negative classroom behaviors and social skills. This systematic review will focus on how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other similar treatments such as trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy ...


Working In The Gray: An Urban Drop-In Center Utilizing Trauma-Informed Care With Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Kelly Lemm May 2016

Working In The Gray: An Urban Drop-In Center Utilizing Trauma-Informed Care With Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Kelly Lemm

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Youth experiencing homelessness are significantly more likely to be victimized or exposed to traumatic experiences through their means of daily survival. This study was designed to determine how a drop-in center or similar agencies can use trauma-informed care to best assist the youth in addressing their needs. The study’s findings allow for a better understanding of the successes and challenges experienced while implementing trauma-informed care with the unique population of homeless youth. This qualitative study was conducted by interviewing eight staff at an urban drop-in center for youth experiencing homelessness. The results from the study were organized into three ...


Interventions That Address Safety Concerns Among Youth Experiencing, Katrina Mateski May 2016

Interventions That Address Safety Concerns Among Youth Experiencing, Katrina Mateski

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

In this systematic review, literature regarding youth experiencing homelessness and the clinical interventions focused on safety towards youth experiencing homelessness were synthesized. Using two databases SocINDEX, and PsychINFO; 10 studies regarding clinical interventions met criteria for the review. Each study was analyzed in population, intervention, and findings; while contrasting and comparing the definition of safety and the safety concerns between the clinical interventions. The findings identified focus areas of safety which include chemical health reduction, promoting harm reduction, psychological health, resilience, and service utilization. The primary safety focus areas were reduced to chemical health reduction, promoting harm reduction, and psychological ...


Best Practices For After-School Programming For Youth Identified As "At Risk", Brittany Abdallah May 2016

Best Practices For After-School Programming For Youth Identified As "At Risk", Brittany Abdallah

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Previous studies have identified the time following the end of the school day as posing potential risks for youth who are not in programming or with a supportive adult. Youth lacking either may struggle with academic success and positive peer engagement. The purpose of this study was to explore some potential best practices in after school programming for youth who are deemed at risk, in order to support more interaction with and success in these programs designed, in part, to decrease risk. The principal investigator interviewed six participants who actively work with youth in after school programs, for youth between ...


Working In The Gray: An Urban Drop-In Center Utilizing Trauma-Informed Care With Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Kelly Lemm Jan 2016

Working In The Gray: An Urban Drop-In Center Utilizing Trauma-Informed Care With Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Kelly Lemm

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Youth experiencing homelessness are significantly more likely to be victimized or exposed to traumatic experiences through their means of daily survival. This study was designed to determine how a drop-in center or similar agencies can use trauma-informed care to best assist the youth in addressing their needs. The study's findings allow for a better understanding of the successes and challenges experienced while implementing trauma-informed care with the unique population of homeless youth. This qualitative study was conducted by interviewing eight staff at an urban drop-in center for youth experiencing homelessness. The results from the study were organized into three ...


Best Practices For After-School Programming For Youth Identified As "At Risk", Brittany Abdallah Jan 2016

Best Practices For After-School Programming For Youth Identified As "At Risk", Brittany Abdallah

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Previous studies have identified the time following the end of the school day as posing potential risks for youth who are not in programming or with a supportive adult. Youth lacking either may struggle with academic success and positive peer engagement. The purpose of this study was to explore some potential best practices in after school programming for youth who are deemed at risk, in order to support more interaction with and success in these programs designed, in part, to decrease risk. The principal investigator interviewed six participants who actively work with youth in after school programs, for youth between ...


The Effects Of Trauma-Focused Therapies On School Performance: A Systematic Review, Jeff Jorgensen Jan 2016

The Effects Of Trauma-Focused Therapies On School Performance: A Systematic Review, Jeff Jorgensen

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Trauma is something many different youth go through in their lives. However, those who've experienced trauma are affected within their school settings and need trauma-specific interventions to be successful in their school performance. The purpose of the of this study was to examine the current research on trauma therapies and how those treatments affect youths' school performance. The areas of school performance that effects youth are their grades, school refusal, negative classroom behaviors and social skills. This systematic review will focus on how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other similar treatments such as trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT ...


Interventions That Address Safety Concerns Among Youth Experiencing, Katrina Mateski Jan 2016

Interventions That Address Safety Concerns Among Youth Experiencing, Katrina Mateski

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

In this systematic review, literature regarding youth experiencing homelessness and the clinical interventions focused on safety towards youth experiencing homelessness were synthesized. Using two databases SocINDEX, and PsychINFO; 10 studies regarding clinical interventions met criteria for the review. Each study was analyzed in population, intervention, and findings; while contrasting and comparing the definition of safety and the safety concerns between the clinical interventions. The findings identified focus areas of safety which include chemical health reduction, promoting harm reduction, psychological health, resilience, and service utilization. The primary safety focus areas were reduced to chemical health reduction, promoting harm reduction, and psychological ...


Gender Creative Parenting: An Educational Curriculum For Parents Of Transgender And Gender Nonconforming Youth, Kathleen Murphy Pantoja Jan 2016

Gender Creative Parenting: An Educational Curriculum For Parents Of Transgender And Gender Nonconforming Youth, Kathleen Murphy Pantoja

MSW Capstones

Parental acceptance is a protective factor against negative health outcomes for transgender and gender nonconforming young people. Qualitative research suggests parents just learning of their child’s gender variance have a need for education, peer support, and access to culturally responsive care providers in order to accept and affirm their trans* child. Gender Creative Parenting, an educational group curriculum firmly grounded in social work values, addresses these needs. A thorough literature review and findings from key informant interviews led to the selection of chaos theory as a guiding framework for intervention development. Emerging best practices for working with trans* youth ...


Transfigured Treatment : A Comparative Needs And Specialized Services Assessment Of Transgender Youth And Gender Specialist Providers In The Bay Area, Lark E. Nierenberg Jan 2016

Transfigured Treatment : A Comparative Needs And Specialized Services Assessment Of Transgender Youth And Gender Specialist Providers In The Bay Area, Lark E. Nierenberg

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

Transfigured Treatment is a mixed-methods study that aims to assess and improve multidisciplinary clinical care for transgender and gender expansive youth in the Bay Area. This trans-led research is a joint needs- and services-assessment of local gender-specialized care, including mental health support, access to medical care, and housing assistance. Transfigured Treatment is a tool with which to share histories of need and transform them into legacies of care. Participants were recruited via non-probability sampling and data were collected via an anonymous online survey. Adult participants must have/had a gender expansive identity while living in the Bay Area at some ...