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Domestic Violence In The Spotlight: From The Private Sphere To Popular Culture, Taylor Rinefierd 2014 Providence College

Domestic Violence In The Spotlight: From The Private Sphere To Popular Culture, Taylor Rinefierd

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

No abstract provided.


Effective After School Programming In Black Communities, Jarae Clark 2014 Georgia State University

Effective After School Programming In Black Communities, Jarae Clark

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


The Reentry Of Young Offenders: A Look At Successful Reintegration, Samantha Bellmore 2014 McMaster University

The Reentry Of Young Offenders: A Look At Successful Reintegration, Samantha Bellmore

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

This qualitative study looks at the experiences of youth reentering their communities after serving a custodial sentence. Interviews were conducted from the perspectives of five key informants, including youth counselors and probation officers. Based on these conversations, the nuances of youth reentry were explored in-depth. These pages contain personal stories regarding the successes and challenges that come with reentry and reentry programming. Based on the findings and relevant literature, recommendations and suggestions on how to improve reentry are made. Further, in contrast to dominant recidivism-based understandings of success, this study promotes a more holistic understanding of successful reentry outcomes.


Child Maltreatment Reporting Patterns And Predictors Of Substantiation: Comparing Adolescents And Younger Children, Kerri M. Raissian, Carly B. Dierkhising, Jennifer Mullins Geiger, Lisa Ann Schelbe 2014 The Florida State University

Child Maltreatment Reporting Patterns And Predictors Of Substantiation: Comparing Adolescents And Younger Children, Kerri M. Raissian, Carly B. Dierkhising, Jennifer Mullins Geiger, Lisa Ann Schelbe

College of Social Work Faculty Publications

Adolescents, and especially male adolescents, make up a disproportionately smaller portion of maltreatment reports compared to younger children. This study used the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) to better understand the characteristics of adolescents reported to Child Protective Services (CPS), to examine if these characteristics changed over time, and to determine if certain child or CPS report characteristics predicted CPS involvement. Whereas adolescents were the focal group, younger children were also analyzed for comparison. Between 2005 and 2010, reports of neglect and the proportion of children of Hispanic and unknown racial/ethnic origins increased. Concurrently, the proportion ...


“Everybody Needs To Be Doing Something”: Exploring The Contradictions In Ontario Works And The Normative Expectations Behind The Work Of Becoming Eligible, Employable And Employed, Sarah Pennisi 2014 McMaster University

“Everybody Needs To Be Doing Something”: Exploring The Contradictions In Ontario Works And The Normative Expectations Behind The Work Of Becoming Eligible, Employable And Employed, Sarah Pennisi

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

Since Ontario Works (OW) was implemented in 1998, the policy has been tinkered with including making changes in benefits and relaxing of some of the more punitive practices such as a life time ban for recipients convicted of fraud. However in OW, one ofOntario's social assistance programs, the requirement to participate in work or work preparation activities, remains relatively unchanged. Intended to end the supposed free riding of recipients, work for welfare continues to be an unwavering policy instrument despite findings that the policy is at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive in helping OW clients find and keep ...


Regulating Hospital Social Workers And Nurses, Laura O'Neill 2014 McMaster University

Regulating Hospital Social Workers And Nurses, Laura O'Neill

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

Canadian hospitals continue to adopt private sector strategies in an attempt to improve efficiency, accountability and quality. One such mandated efficiency is a computerized psychosocial assessment for mental health patients known as the Resident Assessment Instrument–Mental Health (RAI-MH). This thesis uses the RAI-MH as the gateway into exploring how neoliberal or private sector strategies are used to penetrate hospital care work resulting in the regulation and restructuring of work practices. The RAI-MH requires professionals to input specified, closed ended data about patients simplifying and narrowing their practice in an attempt to govern, measure and fund what is “value added ...


An Exploration Of Social Support Considerations For Substance Use Affected Ontario Works Recipients - Starting To Define The Backdrop, Gregory P. Shupe 2014 McMaster University

An Exploration Of Social Support Considerations For Substance Use Affected Ontario Works Recipients - Starting To Define The Backdrop, Gregory P. Shupe

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

Social support is generally viewed in the addiction field as an important consideration in assessment and a potentially valuable component of a comprehensive treatment plan. The literature would suggest that strong social support can benefit individuals during many stages of the recovery process, including both active recovery and longer term maintenance. Less is known about social considerations in the initial stages of seeking support to begin recovery.

This report seeks to explore social support considerations for a specific population, Ontario Works recipients who have identified substance use as a barrier to employment, and to do so in a hopefully reciprocal ...


Perspectives Of Social Work Students On Nutrition And The Nutrition Effects On Mental Health, Diana Tran 2014 California State University, San Bernardino

Perspectives Of Social Work Students On Nutrition And The Nutrition Effects On Mental Health, Diana Tran

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Nutrition is related to the mental well-being of clients. However, the nutritional views and practices of social workers in the mental health field have not been thoroughly explored. By using the post-positivist paradigm, 15 mental health social work students were interviewed for their perspectives regarding nutrition and nutrition’s effect on stress. Their main ideas were identified, connected, and organized to develop a theoretical statement. The resulting theory focused on the development of social work students' perspectives in applying nutrition into their mental health practice. The students were influenced by a variety of background factors, including their education, barriers to ...


Student Perspectives On How Trauma Experiences Manifest In The Classroom: Engaging Court-Involved Youth In The Development Of A Trauma-Informed Teaching Curriculum, Shantel D. West, Angelique G. Day, Cheryl L. Somers, Beverly A. Baroni 2014 Wayne State University

Student Perspectives On How Trauma Experiences Manifest In The Classroom: Engaging Court-Involved Youth In The Development Of A Trauma-Informed Teaching Curriculum, Shantel D. West, Angelique G. Day, Cheryl L. Somers, Beverly A. Baroni

Social Work Faculty Publications

This study explores how the lived experience of court-involved youth impacts learning and school culture, and solicits youth voice in creating a trauma-informed intervention to improve student educational well-being. Thirty-nine female students, ages 14 to 18, participated in focus groups to describe externalizing behaviors that they have both witnessed and personally struggled with in the classroom, discuss the perceived causes of these behaviors, and their suggestions for improving school culture to reduce these behavior manifestations in the classroom. Two major categories of behavior were identified, including: “anger emotions” and “aggressive actions.” Students described the causes of behavior as, “environmental influences ...


Examining Cohort Differences And Resilience Among The Aging Lgbt Community: Implications For Education And Practice Among An Expansively Diverse Population, Michael P. Dentato, John Orwat, Marcia K. Spira, Benjamin Walker 2014 Loyola University Chicago

Examining Cohort Differences And Resilience Among The Aging Lgbt Community: Implications For Education And Practice Among An Expansively Diverse Population, Michael P. Dentato, John Orwat, Marcia K. Spira, Benjamin Walker

Michael P. Dentato

The aging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community continues to grow considerably while often being faced with unique and unmet needs separate from younger LGBT cohorts or their non-LGBT counterparts. This article explores some of the differences in attitudes among generational cohort groups regarding coming out decisions; sexual risk and safety; the impact of evolving policies within systems and society; as well as the demonstrated strengths and resiliencies of the aging LGBT community. Implications and suggestions for education, training, and best practices among this expansive and diverse population are considered as well as continued research in the field of ...


Invited Response To "Think Again: Prostitution", Donna M. Hughes Dr. 2014 University of Rhode Island

Invited Response To "Think Again: Prostitution", Donna M. Hughes Dr.

Donna M. Hughes

Aziza Ahmed begins her article “Think Again: Prostitution” with the oldest slur against women: that “prostitution may be the world’s oldest profession” (January/ February 2014).


Using Service Learning In The Teaching Of And Research On Program Evaluation, Brandon W. Youker Ph.D, Nicholas Bayer BS, Allyssa Ingraham BS 2014 Grand Valley State University

Using Service Learning In The Teaching Of And Research On Program Evaluation, Brandon W. Youker Ph.D, Nicholas Bayer Bs, Allyssa Ingraham Bs

Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

Most students who are planning for a career in the health and human services are required to complete a course on program evaluation. This article describes a graduate-level service learning course whereby the instructor divided students into small evaluation teams and assigned the teams one of two distinct models by which to evaluate the same non-profit organization. The teams were assigned either goal-free evaluation or success case method; and they conducted their respective evaluations independently and simultaneously. Each team was responsible for disseminating their findings to the program via a written report in addition to an oral presentation. At the ...


Chhs February 2014 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University 2014 Western Kentucky University

Chhs February 2014 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor, College Of Health And Human Services, Western Kentucky University

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


Outcomes From Stanford Geriatric Education Center Faculty Development Program In Ethnogeriatrics’ First Cohort: Infusing Ethnogeriatric Content Into Health Professions Curricula, Sally Ellis Fletcher, Chanel Agness, Penelope Moore, Kisha O'Neal Gant, Thuan Ong, Karen Anne Wolf, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Nancy Hikoyeda 2014 Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare

Outcomes From Stanford Geriatric Education Center Faculty Development Program In Ethnogeriatrics’ First Cohort: Infusing Ethnogeriatric Content Into Health Professions Curricula, Sally Ellis Fletcher, Chanel Agness, Penelope Moore, Kisha O'Neal Gant, Thuan Ong, Karen Anne Wolf, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Nancy Hikoyeda

Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare

The Stanford Geriatric Education Center’s Faculty Development Program in Ethnogeriatrics (SGEC- FDPE) was funded by a USDHHS, Bureau of Health Professions GEC grant (No. UB4HP19049). The intensive 12-month 160-Hour SGEC-FDPE provides an innovative hybrid experience. The program focuses on ethnogeriatric teaching strategies, curriculum development, and addressing the needs of diverse older adults. The inaugural interprofessional cohort of six trainees from four disciplines: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work were mentored by SGEC faculty during the development of capstone projects that incorporate ethnogeriatric principles and tools for health professions curricula, continuing education, and patient care strategies.

Innovations and specific SGEC ...


Assessing The Knowledge Level Of Social Service Professionals On Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd): Creating Training Guides, Charles E. Lawrence, Ph.D., Geraldine L. Palmer Ph.D. 2014 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Assessing The Knowledge Level Of Social Service Professionals On Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd): Creating Training Guides, Charles E. Lawrence, Ph.D., Geraldine L. Palmer Ph.D.

Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

Objective: Creating training guides for social service workers to deliver more effective services for veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome. Background: Effective service delivery for veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome is often hampered by a lack of knowledge about how to identify the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Appropriate training guides can provide integral benefits including: improved situational awareness, more accurate data gathered in the intake process, a reduction in veteran homelessness and prevention of chronic homelessness. Method: A pre-and post-test design was used to determine levels of knowledge guided by Bloom’s Taxonomy (1956). The study focused ...


Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy An Effective Treatment For Autism? A Review, Daniel Dunleavy, Bruce A. Thyer 2014 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy An Effective Treatment For Autism? A Review, Daniel Dunleavy, Bruce A. Thyer

Journal of Adolescent and Family Health

Objectives: We review outcome studies regarding the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Method: Studies were identified through electronic bibliographic databases and manual searches of article reference lists. Results: A total of 8 studies met eligibility criteria, consisting of three randomized controlled trials (RCTs), one quasi-experimental study involving a comparison group, two pre-experimental one-group pretest–posttest studies, and two single-system designs. Studies reviewed did not offer credible evidence to suggest that HBOT is an effective treatment for autism. Conclusion: It is premature to call HBOT an effective treatment for Autism and ASD. Individuals clinically treated ...


The Science Of Research Synthesis: Limiting Bias And Error In Reviews, Julia H. Littell, Brandy R. Maynard 2014 Bryn Mawr College

The Science Of Research Synthesis: Limiting Bias And Error In Reviews, Julia H. Littell, Brandy R. Maynard

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Science Of Research Synthesis: Limiting Bias And Error In Reviews, Julia H. Littell, Brandy R. Maynard 2014 Bryn Mawr College

The Science Of Research Synthesis: Limiting Bias And Error In Reviews, Julia H. Littell, Brandy R. Maynard

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Coping With Publication And Reporting Biases In Research Reviews, Julia H. Littell, David L. Albright 2014 Bryn Mawr College

Coping With Publication And Reporting Biases In Research Reviews, Julia H. Littell, David L. Albright

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Coping With Publication And Reporting Biases In Research Reviews, Julia H. Littell, David L. Albright 2014 Bryn Mawr College

Coping With Publication And Reporting Biases In Research Reviews, Julia H. Littell, David L. Albright

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


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