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Developing An Intergroup Communication Intervention Curriculum: Enhancing Workforce Skills Across Generations, Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Jeanette M. Dillon, Lisa Hanasono, Paul Valdez 2016 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Developing An Intergroup Communication Intervention Curriculum: Enhancing Workforce Skills Across Generations, Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Jeanette M. Dillon, Lisa Hanasono, Paul Valdez

Kate Magsamen-Conrad

This chapter describes a community-based participatory research project that embraces opportunities to augment the skills necessary to excel in an increasingly diverse workforce, especially in terms of proficiency in communication, social interaction, and technology. The Intergroup Communication Intervention (ICI) provides needed technology skills training to older adults in a community setting t improve intergroup relationships, foster positive civic attitudes and skills, and reduce ageist attitudes of younger adults. Participants build workforce skills necessary for future success as the project advances group and interpersonal communication skills across generations using technology pedagogy to bridge the divide. The ICI approach is systematic and ...


Immigrant & Refugee Family Wellness Through Yoga & Zumba, Elizabeth Crawford, Faith Swenson, Angela Serrani, Kathleen Cassidy, Brittany Roy 2015 University of New England

Immigrant & Refugee Family Wellness Through Yoga & Zumba, Elizabeth Crawford, Faith Swenson, Angela Serrani, Kathleen Cassidy, Brittany Roy

Immigrant and Refugee Family Wellness Engagement Through Yoga and Zumba

Research poster stemming from CEIPE mini-grant funded student project Immigrant And Refugee Family Wellness Engagement Through Yoga And Zumba. Students from multiple health professions collaborated to provide Yoga and Zumba classes at the Riverton Community Center. The project aimed to increase the participants’ ability to utilize stress reducing activities through a blend of student created heath education materials and yoga and zumba classes for refugee women and children.


Who Am I? Who Do You Think I Am? Stability Of Racial/Ethnic Self-Identification Among Youth In Foster Care And Concordance With Agency Categorization, Jessica Schmidt, Shanti Dubey, Larry Dalton, May Nelson, Junghee Lee, Molly Oberweiser Kennedy, Connie Kim-Gervey, Laurie E. Powers, Sarah Geenen, The Research Consortium to Increase the Success of Youth in Foster Care 2015 Portland State University

Who Am I? Who Do You Think I Am? Stability Of Racial/Ethnic Self-Identification Among Youth In Foster Care And Concordance With Agency Categorization, Jessica Schmidt, Shanti Dubey, Larry Dalton, May Nelson, Junghee Lee, Molly Oberweiser Kennedy, Connie Kim-Gervey, Laurie E. Powers, Sarah Geenen, The Research Consortium To Increase The Success Of Youth In Foster Care

Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations

While it has been well documented that racial and ethnic disparities exist for children of color in child welfare, the accuracy of the race and ethnicity information collected by agencies has not been examined, nor has the concordance of this information with youth self-report. This article addresses a major gap in the literature by examining 1) the racial and ethnic self-identification of youth in foster care, and the rate of agreement with child welfare and school categorizations; 2) the level of concordance between different agencies (school and child welfare); and 3) the stability of racial and ethnic self-identification among youth ...


Construct Validation Of The Psychosocial Costs Of Racism To Whites Scale For Ashkenazic Jews In The United States, Emile Tobias Berk 2015 Seton Hall University

Construct Validation Of The Psychosocial Costs Of Racism To Whites Scale For Ashkenazic Jews In The United States, Emile Tobias Berk

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This study is a construct validation of the Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites Scale (Spanierman & Heppner, 2004) with Orthodox and non-Orthodox Ashkenazic (of European descent) American Jews. While Jewish-American biculturalism has been explored at length, there is a dearth of psychological research on Jewish-White biculturalism (Langman, 1999). Furthermore, the literature has yet to explore the impact of Jewish religious diversity on Ashkenazic-American self-perception as racially White beneficiaries of unearned privilege.

The Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites Scale (PCRW) measures three dimensions of White racial attitudes: White Empathic Reactions Towards Racism, White Guilt, and White Fear of Others. The PCRW has been validated on multiple university samples (Sifford, Ng & Wang, 2009; Spanierman & Heppner, 2004) as well as with an employed post-university sample (Poteat & Spanierman, 2008). This study tests the psychometric validity of the PCRW factor structure with racially White Jews (Research Question 1) and examines differences in the factor structures of Orthodox and non-Orthodox samples (Research Question 1).

Using confirmatory factor analyses, the results indicated that the original PCRW factor structure is statistically valid for non-Orthodox Ashkenazic American Jews (i.e., those who identify as Conservative or Reform) but not with their Orthodox counterparts. Subsequent ...


Paramedicine And Social Work: Case Studies In Authentic Student Recruitment, Nathalie Collins, Lynelle Watts, Renee Strauss, David Hodgson 2015 Edith Cowan University

Paramedicine And Social Work: Case Studies In Authentic Student Recruitment, Nathalie Collins, Lynelle Watts, Renee Strauss, David Hodgson

eCULTURE

Selling the course experience to future students has been corporatised across the Higher Education sector. At many universities marketing and sales specialists, such as ECU’s Student Recruitment Team, rather than academic staff, field prospective student enquiries. Representing courses authentically is crucial to matching future students with an appropriate course experience and career, as well is managing future students’ expectations. A challenge for academics is communicating the course/career experience to university sales agents (recruiters). A challenge for recruiters is conveying an authentic course experience to future students when they have not taken a course themselves. This paper selects two ...


Book Review: Cfp Board Financial Planning Competency Handbook, Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar 2015 Kansas State University Libraries

Book Review: Cfp Board Financial Planning Competency Handbook, Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar

Journal of Financial Therapy

The CFP Board Financial Planning Competency Handbook (2013) is reviewed as a resource that extends beyond financial planning to other helping professionals who work with money related issues.


Practitioner Profile: An Interview With Andrea Vining, Andrea Vining 2015 Morgan Stanley

Practitioner Profile: An Interview With Andrea Vining, Andrea Vining

Journal of Financial Therapy

Andrea Vining is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley in Pasadena, California who was named to the Firm’s Pacesetter’s Club in 2015, a global recognition program for Financial Advisors who, within their first five years, demonstrate the highest professional standards and first class client service. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her interest in the arts is personal and life-long. She studied Jewelry Design & Fabrication at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, CA and is also a certified bench jeweler. She and her colleagues are ...


Researcher Profile: An Interview With Axton Betz-Hamilton, Axton Betz-Hamilton 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Researcher Profile: An Interview With Axton Betz-Hamilton, Axton Betz-Hamilton

Journal of Financial Therapy

Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton teaches consumer studies courses at Eastern Illinois University, including Personal and Family Finance, Housing, and Consumer Issues. She conducts research on identity theft as well as financial abuse within families.


The Theory Of Planned Behavior And The Earned Income Tax Credit, Lloyd Zimmerman, Anthony Canale, Sonya L. Britt, Martin Seay 2015 Kansas State University

The Theory Of Planned Behavior And The Earned Income Tax Credit, Lloyd Zimmerman, Anthony Canale, Sonya L. Britt, Martin Seay

Journal of Financial Therapy

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) seeks to reduce poverty and provide the resources necessary for an individual to become self-sufficient. The EITC achieves this annually by lifting millions of households above the poverty level through income supplementation. However, recent evidence suggests that the long-term upward economic mobility provided by the EITC in practice is limited. To investigate the factors associated with achieving this financial independence, this study utilized the Theory of Planned Behavior to determine if (a) attitudes—as measured by time preference and self-esteem, (b) subjective norms—as measured by education, parents’ poverty level or work status, and ...


Three Interventions For Financial Therapy: Fostering An Examination Of Financial Behaviors And Beliefs, Rebekah J. Nelson, Thomas E. Smith, Victoria M. Shelton, Kristin V. Richards 2015 Florida State University

Three Interventions For Financial Therapy: Fostering An Examination Of Financial Behaviors And Beliefs, Rebekah J. Nelson, Thomas E. Smith, Victoria M. Shelton, Kristin V. Richards

Journal of Financial Therapy

Three interventions that address the emotional components of handling finances are proposed. Drawn from a stepwise model of financial therapy, the three interventions introduced here have the specific aim of incorporating the emotional attributes of traditional financial behaviors and beliefs. First, the Financial Genogram identifies family of origin issues that may affect financial behaviors; second, the Financial Landscape intervention is used when emotional stress occurs in collecting and examining financial documents; and third, the Financial Mirror broadens clients’ perspectives of their financial behaviors. Issues in future research and implementation of the Five Step model are addressed in treating financially distressed ...


The Financial Health Of Mental Health Professionals, Sonya L. Britt, Brad Klontz, Racquel Tibbetts, Linda Leitz 2015 Kansas State University

The Financial Health Of Mental Health Professionals, Sonya L. Britt, Brad Klontz, Racquel Tibbetts, Linda Leitz

Journal of Financial Therapy

Recent research has suggested that mental health professionals may be at greater risk of endorsing money scripts associated with lower income, lower net worth, and problematic financial behaviors. This study more closely examined the financial health of mental health professionals using the [Author] Financial Health Scale (FHS). Data was collected from 264 individuals recruited through financial seminars given by the researchers and through social media. Results indicated that when compared to other occupations, mental health professionals report significantly lower levels of financial health. Regardless of occupation, money status and money worship scripts were associated with lower levels of financial health ...


Solution Focused Financial Therapy: A Brief Report Of A Pilot Study, Kristy L. Archuleta, Emily A. Burr, Mary Bell Carlson, Jurdene Ingram, Laura Irwin Kruger, John Grable, Megan Ford 2015 Kansas State University

Solution Focused Financial Therapy: A Brief Report Of A Pilot Study, Kristy L. Archuleta, Emily A. Burr, Mary Bell Carlson, Jurdene Ingram, Laura Irwin Kruger, John Grable, Megan Ford

Journal of Financial Therapy

The financial counseling, financial planning, and financial therapy fields are hampered by a conceptual and empirical paucity of clinical and experimental evidence-based research. In an attempt to decrease this gap in the literature, a pilot study was developed to test the implementation of a solution-focused financial therapy client intervention approach, in which solution-focused therapy techniques were applied in a financial counseling setting. This paper reports findings from a clinical intervention study of college students (N = 8) who presented a variety of financial issues related to budgeting, investing, and debt repayment problems. Data were gathered prior to the start of treatment ...


Editorial Volume 6, Issue 1, Martie Gillen 2015 University of Florida

Editorial Volume 6, Issue 1, Martie Gillen

Journal of Financial Therapy

The editorial introduces Dr. Martie Gillen as the associate editor of book reviews and professional profiles for the Journal of Financial Therapy. The editorial overviews the empirical research and theoretical oriented manuscripts along with the professional profiles and book reviews featured in volume 6, issue 1 of the Journal of Financial Therapy.


It’S Not As Simple As It Sounds: Problems And Solutions In Accessing And Using Administrative Child Welfare Data For Evaluating The Impact Of Early Childhood Interventions, Beth L. Green, Catherine Ayoub, Jessica Dym Bartlett, Carrie Jeanne Furrer, Adam Von Ende, Rachel Chazen-Cohen, Joanne Klevens, Peggy Nygren 2015 Portland State University

It’S Not As Simple As It Sounds: Problems And Solutions In Accessing And Using Administrative Child Welfare Data For Evaluating The Impact Of Early Childhood Interventions, Beth L. Green, Catherine Ayoub, Jessica Dym Bartlett, Carrie Jeanne Furrer, Adam Von Ende, Rachel Chazen-Cohen, Joanne Klevens, Peggy Nygren

Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services Publications

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in using administrative data collected by state child welfare agencies as a source of information for research and evaluation. The challenges of obtaining access to and using these data, however, have not been well documented. This study describes the processes used to access child welfare records in six different states and the approach to combining and using the information gathered to evaluate the impact of the Early Head Start program on children’s involvement with the child welfare system from birth through age eleven. We provide “lessons learned” for researchers who are ...


The Practicum Companion For Social Work: Integrating Class And Field Work. Marla Berg-Weger And Julie Birkenmaier., 2015 Western Michigan University

The Practicum Companion For Social Work: Integrating Class And Field Work. Marla Berg-Weger And Julie Birkenmaier.

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Maria Berg-Weger and Julie Birkenmeyer, The Practicum Companion for Social Work: Integrating Class and Field Work. Boston: Allyn and Bacon 2004. $48.00 papercover.


Globalization: Culture And Education In The New Millenium. Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco And Desiree Baolian Qin-Hilliard (Eds.)., 2015 Western Michigan University

Globalization: Culture And Education In The New Millenium. Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco And Desiree Baolian Qin-Hilliard (Eds.).

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Desiree Baolian Qin-Hiliard (Eds.), Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004. $50.00 hardcover, $19.95 papercover.


A Short History Of Distributive Justice. Samuel Fleischacker., 2015 Western Michigan University

A Short History Of Distributive Justice. Samuel Fleischacker.

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Samuel Fleischacker, A Short History of Distributive Justice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. $39.95 hardcover.


Reflecting On Social Work: Discipline And Profession. Robin Lovelock, Karen Lyons And Jackie Powell (Eds.)., 2015 Western Michigan University

Reflecting On Social Work: Discipline And Profession. Robin Lovelock, Karen Lyons And Jackie Powell (Eds.).

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Robin Lovelock, Karen Lyons and Jackie Powell (Eds.), Reflecting on Social Work: Discipline and Profession. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishers, 2004. $ 79.95 hardcover.


Adopting Maternity: White Women Who Adopt Transracially And Transnationally. Nora Rose Moosnick., 2015 Western Michigan University

Adopting Maternity: White Women Who Adopt Transracially And Transnationally. Nora Rose Moosnick.

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Nora Rose Moosnick, Adopting Maternity: White Women who Adopt Transracially and Transnationally. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004. $54.95


A History Of Public Sector Pensions In The United States. Robert L. Clark, Lee A. Craig And Jack W. Wilson., 2015 Western Michigan University

A History Of Public Sector Pensions In The United States. Robert L. Clark, Lee A. Craig And Jack W. Wilson.

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Robert L. Clark, Lee A. Craig and Jack W. Wilson, A History of Public Sector Pensions in the United States. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. $49.95 hardcover.


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