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Youth Homelessness: Prevalence And Mental Health Correlates, Staci M. Perlman, Joe Willard, Janette Herbers, J.J. Cutuli, Karin M. Eyrich Garg 2014 SelectedWorks

Youth Homelessness: Prevalence And Mental Health Correlates, Staci M. Perlman, Joe Willard, Janette Herbers, J.J. Cutuli, Karin M. Eyrich Garg

Staci Perlman

No abstract provided.


Physical Activity And Thriving Community: Can Group-Walking Generate Social Capital? A Literature Review, Harold Lee 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Physical Activity And Thriving Community: Can Group-Walking Generate Social Capital? A Literature Review, Harold Lee

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Positive psychology is an empirical study of the conditions and processes that contribute to the flourishing or optimal functioning of individuals, groups, and society. Positive relationships play a crucial role in well-being, and yet, social capital in the United States has been declining with individuals becoming more isolated. Thus, an innovative positive intervention that promotes stronger social ties between members of society could vastly improve the well-being of individuals as well as the community as a whole. Recently, researchers have reported that oxytocin promotes pro-social interaction, trustworthiness, and empathy. There is also research showing that physical activity increases oxytocin level ...


Robber Barons And Humbuggers: The Rise Of Philanthropic Museums In Nineteenth-Century New York, Meaghan O'Connor 2014 Seton Hall University

Robber Barons And Humbuggers: The Rise Of Philanthropic Museums In Nineteenth-Century New York, Meaghan O'Connor

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

New York City's most recognizable museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History came to prominence in the second half of the nineteenth century thanks to the support of wealthy benefactors. At the same time, social reformers, mostly Protestant and middle or upper-class, were combating the vice and poverty that they saw in the diversifying city with a moralizing rhetoric of character building. This paper will show that these two movements, the rise of Philanthropic Museums and the Social Reform movement were connected and that the large temple-like museums that thrive to this ...


Camper Council: A Meaningful Involvement Initiative, Amanda Penning 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Camper Council: A Meaningful Involvement Initiative, Amanda Penning

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

An increase in interest from youth and family practitioners, policy makers and researchers has given positive youth development the spotlight within this past decade. The focus for many of these individuals has been to develop a wide range of approaches to prevent youth problems and promote healthy youth development. Studies have shown success in prevention programs for youth that are focused on increasing community involvement and include four major components; safety, skill building, supportive relationships and meaningful involvement. Meaningful involvement has been identified as the most difficult component to achieve in programs for youth, specifically in resident and day camps ...


A Two-Paper Examination Of Secure Body Attachment In The Prevention And Treatment Of Eating Disorders, Suzanne Daly 2014 University of Pennsylvania

A Two-Paper Examination Of Secure Body Attachment In The Prevention And Treatment Of Eating Disorders, Suzanne Daly

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

ABSTRACT

A TWO-PAPER EXAMINATION OF SECURE BODY ATTACHMENT IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF EATING DISORDERS

Author: Suzanne B. Daly, LCSW

Supervisor: Marcia L. Martin, PhD

These two papers seek to build the argument that the particular physical presence of the body is a significant aspect of the attachment relationship between two people, and, for the purposes of this theoretical-conceptual dissertation, most notably between two females. Since body dissatisfaction is increasingly normative for women today, maintaining a secure attachment to one’s body occurs against the grain of cultural practices that constrict, exploit, and separate women from their bodies/bodily ...


Problem-Solving Therapy For Informal Hospice Caregivers: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study, Christin Ann Gregory 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Problem-Solving Therapy For Informal Hospice Caregivers: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study, Christin Ann Gregory

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Abstract

Problem-Solving Therapy for Informal Hospice Caregivers: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Christin Ann Gregory, LCSW, DSW Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

Problem: U.S. Hospice care is a growing service for the terminally ill, ever more important as our aging population expands. Informal caregivers are integral to the hospice philosophy, considered to be a part of the hospice unit of care. These caregivers are the major providers of hands-on and emotional care for the dying. They face shift in family role, loss of employment and personal time, and have been shown to suffer from increased mental and physical health issues ...


Book Review: It's Not You, It's The Dishes: How To Minimize Conflict And Maximize Happiness In Your Relationship, Derek Lawson 2014 Kansas State University Libraries

Book Review: It's Not You, It's The Dishes: How To Minimize Conflict And Maximize Happiness In Your Relationship, Derek Lawson

Journal of Financial Therapy

It’s Not You, It’s The Dishes brings economic principles and theory into the married life of couples. The authors simplify economics by providing fundamental concepts while removing technical jargon in a funny, yet intuitive way. Readers are introduced to the basics of comparative advantage, game theory, and eight other economic principles, all while learning lessons on how to resourcefully allocate their limited units of time, money, and energy to yield a better return on their biggest investment of their lives, their marriage. At its core, this is a self-help book aimed at married couples. Nevertheless, financial professionals and ...


Practitioner Profile: An Interview With Reeta Wolfsohn, Cmsw, Reeta Wolfsohn 2014 Kansas State University Libraries

Practitioner Profile: An Interview With Reeta Wolfsohn, Cmsw, Reeta Wolfsohn

Journal of Financial Therapy

Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, began practicing financial therapy in 1997. At the time, she didn’t call what she did by that name, but her work specifically addressed the financial issues and problems of her clients. Early on in her work, Reeta recognized clients wanted to take control of their money and their lives, but struggled not only with the shame, guilt, worry, and stress of debt, but also with the poor sense of self, and low self-confidence and self-esteem which inevitably accompanied it. Realizing clients needed more help than regularly scheduled therapy sessions, she began developing financial educational materials and ...


Researcher Profile: An Interview With John E. Grable, Ph.D., Cfp(R), John Grable 2014 Kansas State University Libraries

Researcher Profile: An Interview With John E. Grable, Ph.D., Cfp(R), John Grable

Journal of Financial Therapy

John E. Grable, Ph.D., CFP(R) teaches and conducts research in the Certified Financial Planner(TM) Board of Standards undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Georgia. Prior to entering the academic profession, he worked as a pension/benefits administrator and later as a Registered Investment Advisor in an asset management firm. He served as the founding editor for the Journal of Personal Finance and as the co-founding editor of the Journal of Financial Therapy. His research interests include financial risk-tolerance assessment, psychophysiological economics, and financial planning help-seeking behavior. Dr. Grable has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers, co-authored ...


“Where I’M Coming From”: A Discourse Analysis Of Financial Advice Media, Tanya E. Mudry, Ines Sametband, Tom Strong, Dan Wulff, Jennifer Michel, Sally St. George 2014 Kansas State University Libraries

“Where I’M Coming From”: A Discourse Analysis Of Financial Advice Media, Tanya E. Mudry, Ines Sametband, Tom Strong, Dan Wulff, Jennifer Michel, Sally St. George

Journal of Financial Therapy

In this paper we conceptualize different understandings and positions taken in conflicts over finances in family and couple relationships. We see these as informed by discourses found in popular and professional media. Discourses, as we describe them, are cultural ways of understanding and acting – where “we are coming from,” in this case, relates to finances and financial management. We turn to various media (magazine advice articles, self-help books, professional and research literatures) using discourse analysis to identify distinct discourses regarding how finances are to be regarded and managed. We then link these discourses to discourse positions, or positionings, that partners ...


Moneygrams: Recalled Childhood Memories About Money And Adult Money Pathology, Adrian Furnham, Sophie von Stumm, Rebecca Milner 2014 Kansas State University Libraries

Moneygrams: Recalled Childhood Memories About Money And Adult Money Pathology, Adrian Furnham, Sophie Von Stumm, Rebecca Milner

Journal of Financial Therapy

In this study 512 adults completed two questionnaires. One questionnaire was devised specifically for this study concerning childhood memories of parental beliefs and behaviours with respect to money (i.e moneygrams)/ The second questionnaire established a measure of “money pathology” (Forman, 1987). The moneygram questionnaire was based on clinical cases and idiographic studies on money pathology. Around a fifth of the items showed significant sex differences. Factor analysis highlighted one clear factor, namely “money secrecy” - which was associated with greater levels of spending money pathology in adulthood. In women, but not in men, higher family money secrecy was significantly associated ...


Editorial, Volume 5, Issue 1, Kristy L. Archuleta 2014 Kansas State University Libraries

Editorial, Volume 5, Issue 1, Kristy L. Archuleta

Journal of Financial Therapy

Welcome to Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Journal of Financial Therapy! In this issue, four scholarly papers are presented along with two profiles and a book review. These four papers address very important issues, such as mental health therapists’ competency in working with financial issues, financial stress of college students, parental messages about money, and financial advice media.


Teaching Beautiful Questions: Using Literature To Teach Youth Appreciative Inquiry (Ai), Shira R. Reicher 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Beautiful Questions: Using Literature To Teach Youth Appreciative Inquiry (Ai), Shira R. Reicher

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Learning to ask the right questions and being empowered to dream is essential to 21st century education. In an effort to create innovative citizens who are able to compete in our increasingly diverse and competitive world, youth can be taught how to discover and build on successful aspects of the past, dream creatively about the future, ask positive questions to design plans, and deliver action. These four components, discovering, dreaming, designing, and delivering, are the mainstays of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a positive approach to organizational development. In recent years, AI has been increasingly utilized with youth. Teaching AI facilitates ...


From Violation To Revelation: Finding Faith In The Depths Of Prison Hell, Darcella Sessomes DSW 2014 University of Pennsylvania

From Violation To Revelation: Finding Faith In The Depths Of Prison Hell, Darcella Sessomes Dsw

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

ABSTRACT

FROM VIOLATION TO REVELATION: FINDING FAITH IN THE DEPTHS OF PRISON HELL

Darcella Anita Patterson Sessomes, LCSW

Ram Cnaan, Ph.D., Dissertation Chair

As the violence in the United States grows, so does the potential for increased violence and misconduct inside its prisons. Religiosity and spirituality are two areas in which the social work profession is beginning to understand its value and in the rehabilitative and behavioral change process. This quantitative study explores two hypotheses: H1- inmates who participate in worship services and faith-based programs will have less disciplinary infractions than those who do not participate, and H2- inmates ...


Book Review Of "Resilient Grandparent Caregivers: A Strengths-Based Perspective", Matthew Kaplan 2014 Western Michigan University

Book Review Of "Resilient Grandparent Caregivers: A Strengths-Based Perspective", Matthew Kaplan

GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy

[No need for abstract since it's a book review.]


Policy Update: Federal And State Legislation To Support Grandfamilies, Ana Beltran 2014 Western Michigan University

Policy Update: Federal And State Legislation To Support Grandfamilies, Ana Beltran

GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy

Building on the progress of the last 20 years, helpful federal and state legislation continues to be pursued on behalf of grandfamilies. This update summarizes policy efforts during the last year and looks ahead to what is on the horizon. At the federal level, legislative efforts are focused on grandfamilies who are involved with the child welfare system. States are responding to federal activity by enacting policies to place more children with relatives and better serve grandfamilies who come into contact with the system, including “family finding” laws and including fictive kin as “relatives.” State policymakers are also striving to ...


Grandfamilies Outcome Workgroup’S (Grow) Review Of Grandfamilies Support Groups: An Examination Of Concepts, Goals, Outcomes And Measures, Kerry A. Littlewood 2014 Western Michigan University

Grandfamilies Outcome Workgroup’S (Grow) Review Of Grandfamilies Support Groups: An Examination Of Concepts, Goals, Outcomes And Measures, Kerry A. Littlewood

GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy

A support group is the most widely used intervention for grandparents and other relatives raising children. Support groups require few resources to establish and are relatively inexpensive to implement. Despite the popularity of support groups for grandfamilies, there is little evidence evaluating their effectiveness to improve the lives of its members. In response to this issue and to support outcome-based research in the field, the Grandfamilies Outcome Workgroup (GrOW) was established. This study highlights GrOW’s review of the literature on the effectiveness of support groups for grandfamilies. Next, the GrOW Inventory of Support Groups (GrOW Inventory) was developed to ...


The Rewards Of Caring For Grandchildren: Black Canadian Grandmothers Who Are Custodial Parents, Co-Parents, And Extensive Babysitters, Esme Fuller-Thomson, Sarah Serbinski, Leanne McCormack 2014 Western Michigan University

The Rewards Of Caring For Grandchildren: Black Canadian Grandmothers Who Are Custodial Parents, Co-Parents, And Extensive Babysitters, Esme Fuller-Thomson, Sarah Serbinski, Leanne Mccormack

GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy

Grandparent caregiving is a growing phenomenon in both the United States and Canada. The burgeoning research on the topic has focused on custodial grandparents with an emphasis on negative aspects including poor physical and mental health outcomes for older adults. Less attention has been paid to the rewards of grandparent caregiving and to different intensities of caregiving provision. This grounded theory qualitative study of 16 Black Caribbean Canadian grandmothers sought to address this gap in the literature. We examined three types of grandparent caregivers: custodial grandparents (n=7), co-parent grandparents (n=5) and extensive babysitters (n=4). The average age ...


Social Work Students’ Acceptance Of Afrocentricity Into The Social Work Curriculum, Jerry B. Daniel, Tony B. Lowe 2014 Fort Valley State University

Social Work Students’ Acceptance Of Afrocentricity Into The Social Work Curriculum, Jerry B. Daniel, Tony B. Lowe

Fort Valley State University Journal of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

Despite the increased attention that has been given to the Afrocentric world view as a framework for social work practice, very little attention has been given to infusing the Afrocentric world view into the social work curriculum. For social workers to comply with the spirit embodied by the principles of social justice, it is incumbent upon the profession to at least understand and appreciate a world view (e.g., Afrocentricity) that promotes social justice. The purpose of this study is to determine social work students’ level of acceptance of Afrocentricity into the social work curriculum. The study utilized an exploratory ...


Climate Change: Threats To Social Welfare And Social Justice Requiring Social Work Intervention, Lauren Caroline Achstatter 2014 Fordham University

Climate Change: Threats To Social Welfare And Social Justice Requiring Social Work Intervention, Lauren Caroline Achstatter

21st Century Social Justice

The article looks at climate change though a social development framework, with emphasis on social justice and social welfare. It evaluates how market-based capitalism continues to contribute to the problem while ignoring the warnings from the scientific community. The article goes on to report that despite the devastation of climate change, concerns – mainly financial in nature - continue to hinder progress towards reform. The article then argues that given the evidence, climate change qualifies as a topic of interest for social workers. The article goes on to advocate for social work involvement highlighting some suggested areas for action.


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