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Preventing Suicide Among Indigenous Australians, Sven Silburn, Belle Glaskin, Darrell Henry, Neil Drew 2009 The centre for Child Development and Education

Preventing Suicide Among Indigenous Australians, Sven Silburn, Belle Glaskin, Darrell Henry, Neil Drew

Neil Drew

This chapter begins with an overview of the recent epidemiological trends in suicide and
attempted suicide for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and how this compares with
the situation in other post-colonial English-speaking nations such as Canada, the USA and
New Zealand. We then review qualitative studies exploring the meaning of suicide within the
Indigenous community context, how these inform our understandings of suicidal behaviour
and their value for informing preventive action. These highlight the individual, community or
situational factors which appear to be associated with increased risk for suicide and suicidal
behaviour. Life-course studies of individuals who develop suicidal behaviour ...


Principled Engagement: Gelganyem Youth And Community Well Being Program, Maria Morgan, Neil Drew 2009 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Principled Engagement: Gelganyem Youth And Community Well Being Program, Maria Morgan, Neil Drew

Neil Drew

In this chapter we outline a model for engagement with remote Aboriginal communities in the
East Kimberley. The model has been developed and implemented over the last four years as a
partnership between Aboriginal communities and the University of Notre Dame Australia. The
engagement model is based on authentic program ownership by the Aboriginal communities
to reduce the incidence of youth suicide. The model is holistic, based on a multifaceted
wellness framework that includes personal, group and collective wellness addressed directly
and indirectly.


Oil Prices, Stock Markets And Portfolio Investment: Evidence From Sector Analysis In Europe Over The Last Decade, Mohamed Arouri, Duc Khuong Nguyen 2009 Selected Works

Oil Prices, Stock Markets And Portfolio Investment: Evidence From Sector Analysis In Europe Over The Last Decade, Mohamed Arouri, Duc Khuong Nguyen

Duc Khuong Nguyen

This article extends the understanding of oil–stock market relationships over the last turbulent decade. Unlike previous empirical investigations, which have largely focused on broad-based market indices (national and/or regional indices), we examine short-term linkages in the aggregate as well as sector by sector levels in Europe using different econometric techniques. Our main findings suggest that the reactions of stock returns to oil price changes differ greatly depending on the activity sector. In the out-of-sample analysis we show that introducing oil asset into a diversified portfolio of stocks allows to significantly improve its risk-return characteristics.


Time-Varying Predictability In Crude Oil Markets: The Case Of Gcc Countries, Mohamed Arouri, Thanh Huong Dinh, Duc Khuong Nguyen 2009 Selected Works

Time-Varying Predictability In Crude Oil Markets: The Case Of Gcc Countries, Mohamed Arouri, Thanh Huong Dinh, Duc Khuong Nguyen

Duc Khuong Nguyen

This paper uses a time-varying parameter model with generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity effects to examine the dynamic behavior of crude-oil prices for the period February 7, 1997–January 8, 2010. Using data from four countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, we find evidence of short-term predictability in oil-price changes over time, except for several short sub-periods. However, the hypothesis of convergence towards weak-form informational efficiency is rejected for all markets. In addition, we explore the possibility of structural breaks in the time-paths of the estimated predictability indices and detect only one breakpoint, for the oil markets in Qatar and the ...


Public Policies For Information Society. A Template, Susana Finquelievich, Adrian Rozengardt, Alejandra Maria Davidziuk, Daniel Gustavo Finquelievich 2009 CONICET / Universidad de Buenos Aires / LINKS

Public Policies For Information Society. A Template, Susana Finquelievich, Adrian Rozengardt, Alejandra Maria Davidziuk, Daniel Gustavo Finquelievich

Susana Finquelievich

No abstract provided.


The Clinician Meets Death: Psychological Perspectives On Being With The Dying (Invited), LeeAnn Bartolini 2009 Department of Psychology, Dominican University of California

The Clinician Meets Death: Psychological Perspectives On Being With The Dying (Invited), Leeann Bartolini

LeeAnn Bartolini

As clinicians we receive little formal education on being with the dying and even less on confronting our own mortality and working with our own personal and professional grief. The intersection between exploring our own mortality and our own grief and ultimately being more fully available to our patients is explored. Readings, exercises, and other recommendations for working with these issues are suggested.


Metadata Cataloging, Storage, And Retrieval Of Multilingual Motion Picture Subtitles: An Xml Digital Library, Helena Marvin, Kimmy Szeto 2009 University of Missouri-Saint Louis

Metadata Cataloging, Storage, And Retrieval Of Multilingual Motion Picture Subtitles: An Xml Digital Library, Helena Marvin, Kimmy Szeto

Helena Marvin

The popularity of motion pictures in digital form has seen a dramatic increase in recent years, and the global entertainment market has driven demands for subtitles in multiple languages. This paper investigates the informational potential of aggregating a corpus of multilingual subtitles for a digital library. Subtitles are extracted from commercial DVD releases and downloaded from the internet. These subtitles and their bibliographic metadata are then incorporated in an XML-based database structure. A digital library prototype is developed to provide full-text search and browse of the subtitle text with single- or parallel-language displays. The resulting product includes a set of ...


Creativity Spaces: Making Room For Ambiguity And Failure, Marsha L. Matthews 2009 University of Texas at Tyler

Creativity Spaces: Making Room For Ambiguity And Failure, Marsha L. Matthews

Marsha Matthews

The article focuses on the aspect of creativity in an individual and its relation to his/her ambiguity, uncertainty, and fear of failure. It says that every individual has his/her own creativity which is connected with his/her response on the irrelevant experiences and information in the environment. However, it notes that an individual's negative outlook towards creativity may affect the development of his/her ability, particularly in students. Moreover, it suggests that teachers should provide psychological, temporal, and physical spaces to engage students in creative and critical thinking.


The Transnationality Of Conflict: Lessons Learned From Borderlands, Lindsay Scorgie-Porter, Annette Idler 2009 Huron University College, Canada

The Transnationality Of Conflict: Lessons Learned From Borderlands, Lindsay Scorgie-Porter, Annette Idler

Lindsay Scorgie-Porter

No abstract provided.


The Transnationality Of Conflict: Lessons Learned From Borderlands, Lindsay Scorgie-Porter, Annette Idler 2009 Huron University College, Canada

The Transnationality Of Conflict: Lessons Learned From Borderlands, Lindsay Scorgie-Porter, Annette Idler

Lindsay Scorgie-Porter

No abstract provided.


Meaning Makers: Co-Creating Meaningful Group Structures, Robin G. Gayle 2009 Department of Counseling Psychology, Dominican University of California

Meaning Makers: Co-Creating Meaningful Group Structures, Robin G. Gayle

Robin G. Gayle

No abstract available


Snapshots Of Laptop Use In An Academic Library, Judi Briden, Ann Marshall 2009 University of Rochester

Snapshots Of Laptop Use In An Academic Library, Judi Briden, Ann Marshall

Ann Marshall

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to quantify recent changes in students' use of laptops in one academic library and to consider the potential role of new high‐tech library spaces on laptop use.
Design/methodology/approach – Instead of relying on standard library exit and entrance counts, this study was based on brief, structured observations of library spaces, including counts of laptop use. By conducting such observations over regular intervals in both new and pre‐existing library spaces, the authors were able to observe changes in laptop use across both time and type of library space.
Findings – The growth ...


Solving The Rubrics Cube: Using Assessment To Sharpen Library Instruction, Elisa Slater Acosta, Susan Gardner 2009 Loyola Marymount University

Solving The Rubrics Cube: Using Assessment To Sharpen Library Instruction, Elisa Slater Acosta, Susan Gardner

Elisa Slater Acosta

Loyola Marymount University's (LMU) Reference Department designed a rubric to measure student learning outcomes for freshman English. Students sequentially completed an "English 110 Library Research Worksheet” during library instruction. The rubric which is set up to analyze learning outcomes from parts of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education is applied to collected student worksheets. The Department undertook a multi-step process to try to calibrate the rubric and achieve consensus estimates of inter-rater reliability. During fall 2009, reference & instruction librarians collected 755 worksheets and graded a random sample of 100 students. This poster session will present the ...


Information Needs And Information Seeking Behaviour Of Commercial Motorcycle Operators In Nsukka Metropolis In Enugu State, Nigeria, Helen Nneka Okpala (nee Eke) Mrs 2009 University of Nigeria,Nsukka

Information Needs And Information Seeking Behaviour Of Commercial Motorcycle Operators In Nsukka Metropolis In Enugu State, Nigeria, Helen Nneka Okpala (Nee Eke) Mrs

Helen Nneka Eke-Okpala

The study sought to identify the information needs and information seeking
behaviour of commercial motorcycle operators in Nsukka metropolis in Enugu State
of Nigeria. Four research questions were formulated to guide the study. The study
adopted a descriptive survey design and the sample comprised of 400 (four
hundred) commercial motorcycle operators out of a population of 2,050 operators
in the metropolis. Questionnaire was used to generate data for the study and the
data generated were analyzed using frequency tables and percentages. The result
revealed that their most important information needs are; information on how to
avoid accidents, where to ...


Metadata Cataloging, Storage, And Retrieval Of Multilingual Motion Picture Subtitles: An Xml Digital Library, Helena Marvin, Kimmy Szeto 2009 University of Missouri-Saint Louis

Metadata Cataloging, Storage, And Retrieval Of Multilingual Motion Picture Subtitles: An Xml Digital Library, Helena Marvin, Kimmy Szeto

Helena Marvin

The popularity of motion pictures in digital form has seen a dramatic increase in recent years, and the global entertainment market has driven demands for subtitles in multiple languages. This paper investigates the informational potential of aggregating a corpus of multilingual subtitles for a digital library. Subtitles are extracted from commercial DVD releases and downloaded from the internet. These subtitles and their bibliographic metadata are then incorporated in an XML-based database structure. A digital library prototype is developed to provide full-text search and browse of the subtitle text with single- or parallel-language displays. The resulting product includes a set of ...


Distribution Of Surplus In Sequential Bargaining With Endogenous Recognition, Huseyin Yildirim 2009 Duke University

Distribution Of Surplus In Sequential Bargaining With Endogenous Recognition, Huseyin Yildirim

Huseyin Yildirim

No abstract provided.


A Unified Analysis Of Rational Voting With Private Values And Group-Specific Costs, Curtis R. Taylor, Huseyin Yildirim 2009 Duke University

A Unified Analysis Of Rational Voting With Private Values And Group-Specific Costs, Curtis R. Taylor, Huseyin Yildirim

Huseyin Yildirim

No abstract provided.


India’S North-East Policy: Continuity And Change, Thongkholal Haokip 2009 Jawaharlal Nehru University

India’S North-East Policy: Continuity And Change, Thongkholal Haokip

Thongkholal Haokip

Northeast India is the home of numerous ethnic nationalities. B.G. Verghese describes the region as “another India, the most diverse part of a most diverse country, very different, relatively little known and certainly not too well understood, once a coy but now turbulent and in transition within the Indian transition.” Even though the Northeastern region shares certain problems like ethnic unrests, insurgency, immigration, drug trafficking, communication gap, etc., there are severe intra-regional differences in socio-economic issues and ethno-political aspirations. Not only the hills and valleys are at different level of socio-economic development; the urban and rural areas of the ...


Desigualdad En El Ingreso Como Determinante Social De La Salud [Income Inequality As A Social Determinant Of Health], Fernando De Maio 2009 Simon Fraser University

Desigualdad En El Ingreso Como Determinante Social De La Salud [Income Inequality As A Social Determinant Of Health], Fernando De Maio

Fernando De Maio

A pesar de la vasta literatura empírica, no se alcanzó un consenso respecto de los efectos en la salud derivados de la desigualdad en el ingreso. Este estudio se suma a los debates en curso y analiza la solidez de la relación entre la desigualdad del ingreso y la salud de la población en la Argentina, valiéndose de cinco índices diferentes para medir la desigualdad en el ingreso (cada uno de ellos, sensible a las desigualdades en las distintas partes del espectro del ingreso) y cinco mediciones de la salud de la población. Este trabajo está basado en la Encuesta ...


The Deterioration Of Health Status Among Immigrants To Canada, Fernando De Maio, Eagan Kemp 2009 DePaul University

The Deterioration Of Health Status Among Immigrants To Canada, Fernando De Maio, Eagan Kemp

Fernando De Maio

A growing body of literature suggests that immigrants to Canada experience deterioration in their health status after settling in the country. While self-selection processes and Canadian immigration policy ensure that, at the time of arrival, immigrants are healthier than the Canadian-born population, this health advantage does not persist over time. This study uses new data from the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (N=7720) to examine how health transitions vary among immigrants. Logistic regression analyses indicate that visible minorities and immigrants who experienced discrimination or unfair treatment are most likely to experience a decline in self-reported health status. The ...


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