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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.


Accessing Faith-Based Organizations Using Public Transportation: A Qualitative And Gis Study, Olivia Maley 2015 Georgia State University

Accessing Faith-Based Organizations Using Public Transportation: A Qualitative And Gis Study, Olivia Maley

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


An Exploration Of The "Boarder Crisis" And The Adoption Of Children From Latin American Countries, Jana Woodiwiss-Geter 2015 Georgia State University

An Exploration Of The "Boarder Crisis" And The Adoption Of Children From Latin American Countries, Jana Woodiwiss-Geter

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Book Notes, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare 2015 Western Michigan University

Book Notes, Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

BOOK NOTES

  • Pure and Applied Sociological Theory: Problems and Issues. Calvin J. Larson.
  • Postmodernization: Change in Advanced Society. Stephen Crook, Jan Pakulski and Malcolm Waters.
  • Introduction to Macrosociology. James W. Russell
  • The Renascence of Sociological Theory. Henry Etzkowitz and Ronald M. Glassman
  • Erving Goffman and Modern Sociology. Philip Manning
  • Pragmatism and Social Theory. Hans Joas


Book Reviews, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare 2015 Western Michigan University

Book Reviews, Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Encyclopedia of Sociology. Edgar F. Borgatta and Marie L. Borgatta (Ed). Reviewed by James Midgley, Louisiana State University
  • Constructing a Social Science for a Postwar America: The Cybernetics Group, 1946-1954. Steve Jashua Heims. Reviewed by William E. Buffum,University of Houston
  • Researching Social Life. Nigel Gilbert (Ed); Approaches to Social Research. Royce A. Singleton, Jr., Bruce C. Straits and Margaret Miller Straits. Reviewed by John G. Orme, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • The Underclass Question. Bill E. Lawson. Reviewed by Paula L. Dressel, Georgia State University
  • Population Estimation. Raymondo. Reviewed by Michael D. Irwin, Louisiana State University
  • Nationalism: Five ...


Resources For Friendship Intervention, Rebecca G. Adams, Rosemary Blieszner 2015 University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Resources For Friendship Intervention, Rebecca G. Adams, Rosemary Blieszner

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Programs affecting friendship patterns can be implemented at the individual, dyadic, network, immediate environment, community, or societal level. Literature specifically focused on friendship intervention is scarce. The relevance of other resources for the design and assessment of friendship interventions at each of these levels is described.

Practitioners who design social interaction interventions are prompted to familiarize themselves with the friendship literature and to apply the findings. Even if the goal is not to manipulate friendship patterns specifically, interventions should at least be designed not to undermine existing relationships.


Access To Prenatal Care And County Size: Implications For Service Delivery, Ellen E. Whipple 2015 Michigan State University

Access To Prenatal Care And County Size: Implications For Service Delivery, Ellen E. Whipple

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The impact of population size across twenty-three west Michigan counties was examined to determine access to prenatal care, low birth weight, and infant mortality. Surveys were completed by forty-five managers of hospitals and county health departments. Service availability, sociodemographic, system-related and lifestyle factors were examined as contributors to perinatal support utilization. Low birth weight and infant mortality were highest in the small- and large-sized counties. Positive birth outcomes in medium-sized counties may have been due to greater availability of infant and child health services through health departments, and the targeting of resources to specific problem areas, such as smoking cessation ...


Neighborhood-Based Initiative To Address Poverty: Lessons From Experience, Robert Halpern 2015 Erikson Institute, Chicago

Neighborhood-Based Initiative To Address Poverty: Lessons From Experience, Robert Halpern

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The neighborhood has long been an important locus for efforts to address the causes and consequences of poverty in American society. Over the course of the past century neighborhood- based initiatives have been called on to reduce class conflict, counter feelings of alienation, localize control of social institutions, create jobs and reverse neighborhood economic decline, improve human services, and address a variety of specific poverty-related problems, ranging from infant mortality to juvenile delinquency. In this essay I draw on the historical experience with neighborhood initiative to illuminate its strengths and limitations as a strategy for addressing poverty and its correlates ...


The Dual Face Of Empowerment: A Model For Cooperative Resource Building, Eric C. Albers, Nancy Paolini 2015 University of Nevada, Reno

The Dual Face Of Empowerment: A Model For Cooperative Resource Building, Eric C. Albers, Nancy Paolini

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Homelessness among families with children has become a nationwide problem. Although homelessness is difficult to document, it is estimated that approximately 250,000 to 3,000,000 people in the United States are homeless. Families, which comprise approximately one third of the homeless population, is its fastest growing segment (Mihaly, 1991; National Coalition for the Homeless, 1989; Van Vliet, 1989). This may be a conservative figure. Some of these families often go uncounted because they are part of the "invisible" homeless. They avoid agency contact for fear of losing their children or live in motels, cars, or campgrounds and thereby ...


The Political Activity Of Social Workers: A Post-Reagan Update, Mark Ezell 2015 University of Washington

The Political Activity Of Social Workers: A Post-Reagan Update, Mark Ezell

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This article reports the findings of a survey that examined the political activism of social workers and what changes may have occurred in their political participation during the Reagan years. Social workers are politically active largely by writing letters to public officials but also by discussing political issues with friends, by belonging to politically active organizations and by attending political meetings. In addition, a substantial proportion of social workers make campaign contributions and get involved in candidate elections. Among social workers, those with the highest educational degrees, those who are NASW members, those who are in macro type jobs, and ...


Juvenile Delinquency And The Transition To Monopoly Capitalism, Kevin I. Minor 2015 Eastern Kentucky University

Juvenile Delinquency And The Transition To Monopoly Capitalism, Kevin I. Minor

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This paper identifies three macrosociological forces (i.e., the social position of youth, private market relations, and poverty and inequality) that are crucial for understanding delinquency and analyzes how these forces evolved together as part of the historical transformation in the United States to monopoly capitalism. The thesis is that these forces have contributed to delinquency by acting collectively to decrease the capacity of social institutions to maintain informal social control. Implications for policy are also considered.


The Employed Homeless: A Crisis In Public Policy, Frederick A. Diblasio, John R. Belcher, Kathleen A. Connors 2015 University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Employed Homeless: A Crisis In Public Policy, Frederick A. Diblasio, John R. Belcher, Kathleen A. Connors

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Departing from the conventional wisdom of who constitutes the homeless, the "employed homeless" emerge as a subgroup of the homeless population in a state-wide Maryland Study (n= 178) at 25 shelter facilities. Twenty-four percent. of the homeless were found to work fulltime and eleven percent part-time. Gender disability, health, previous mental health hospitalization, military experience and education were significantly associated with employment status in the bivariate analysis. From these exploratory findings a theory of economic dislocation is hypothesized.


The Observer As An Instrument In Qualitative Community Studies, Pranab Chatterjee 2015 Case Western Reserve University

The Observer As An Instrument In Qualitative Community Studies, Pranab Chatterjee

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

A qualitative study of leadership in local black communities was done by an Asian Indian scholar in Cleveland during the nineteen sixties and seventies. This paper narrates the conditions under which and the methodology with which the study was done. Using participant observation, interviews, and reviews of published and unpublished documents, the author develops ten propositions about organizational and electoral leadership in black communities. Further, three additional propositions about the adequacy of qualitative research are also developed from this research experience. A short comparative review of trends in these communities is appended.


African-American Males In Prison: Are They Doing Time Or Is The Time Doing Them?, Anthony E. O. King 2015 Case Western Reserve University

African-American Males In Prison: Are They Doing Time Or Is The Time Doing Them?, Anthony E. O. King

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

African-American males comprise a disproportionate percentage of the individuals imprisoned in State correctional institutions across the United States. The purpose of this paper is to describe how incarceration affects African-American males. The author recommends more rigorous and systematic analysis of the prison experience, and how it affects the mental, physical, and social well-being of African-American males. Given this nation's commitment to using imprisonment as the principal means for punishing convicted felons, it is imperative that society ascertain the social, psychological, and economic effects of such confinement on millions of African-American males.


Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 20, No. 4 (December 1993), Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare 2015 Western Michigan University

Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 20, No. 4 (December 1993), Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • EDITORIAL: THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS - Robert D. Leighninger, Jr.
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES IN PRISON: ARE THEY DOING TIME OR IS THE TIME DOING THEM? - Anthony E. O. King, Ph.D.
  • THE OBSERVER AS AN INSTRUMENT IN QUALITATIVE COMMUNITY STUDIES: A THIRD WORLD PERSPECTIVE - Pranab Chatterjee
  • THE EMPLOYED HOMELESS: A CRISIS IN PUBLIC POLICY - Frederick A. DiBlasio, Ph.D., John R. Belcher, Ph.D., Kathleen A. Connors, Ph.D.
  • JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND THE TRANSITION TO MONOPOLY CAPITALISM - Kevin I. Minor
  • THE POLITICAL ACTIVITY OF SOCIAL WORKERS: A POST-REAGAN UPDATE - Mark Ezell, Ph.D.
  • THE DUAL FACE OF EMPOWERMENT: A ...


Book Notes, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare 2015 Western Michigan University

Book Notes, Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

BOOK NOTES

  • The Study of Welfare State Regimes. Jon Eivind Kolberg (Ed).
  • Between Work and Social Citizenship. Jon Eivind Kolberg (Ed).
  • The Welfare State as Employer. Jon Eivind Kolberg (Ed).
  • Social Policy and Social Security in Australia, Britain and the USA. Helen Bolderson and Deborah Mabbet.
  • Political Economy of Development: Development Theory and the Prospect for Change in the Third World. Burch Berberoglu.
  • Social Policy in a Changing Europe. Z. Ferge and J. Kolberg (Eds).
  • Arguing about the Welfare State: The Australian Experience. Peter Beilharz, Mark Considine and Rob Watts.


Book Reviews, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare 2015 Western Michigan University

Book Reviews, Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Profiles in International Social Work. Merl C. Hokenstad, S. K. Khinduka and James Midgley (Eds.) Reviewed by Fredrick L. Ahearn, Jr. Catholic University of America.
  • Internationalizing Social Work Education. Richard Estes. Reviewed by Charles Guzzetta, Hunter College.
  • The Welfare State in Israel. Abraham Doron and Ralph Kramer, Reviewed by Howard Jacob Karger, Louisianna State University.
  • The Radical Right and the Welfare State: An International Assessment. Howard Glennerster and James Midgley (Eds.). Reviewed by Michael Sherraden, Washington University.
  • The New Eastern Europe: Social Policy Past, Present and Future. Bob Deacon. Social Policy, Social Justice and Citizenship in Eastern Europe ...


The Fifty Percent Divorce Rate: Deconstructing A Myth, Dennis L. Peck 2015 University of Alabama

The Fifty Percent Divorce Rate: Deconstructing A Myth, Dennis L. Peck

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

An overview of competing perceptions about divorce in the United States establishes the basis for a discussion of the incidence of divorce, divorce rates, and the public myth of a 50 percent divorce rate. A partial explanation for the acceptance of this myth is offered through a discussion of the salience of attitude as well as other public issues.


Home Care Allowances For The Frail Elderly: For And Against, Jorma Sipila 2015 University of Tampere, Finland

Home Care Allowances For The Frail Elderly: For And Against, Jorma Sipila

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Arguments that have been presented for and against HCAs are considered below. The focus is on debates around traditionalist and feminist standpoints. Another central concern is to draw attention to the contextual boundaries of these debates; therefore we shall consider arguments both from the U.S. and Europe. Finland is presented as a special case, because this Scandinavian welfare state has an exceptionally extensive HCA programme.


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