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Modern-Day Slavery And Human Trafficking: An Overlooked Issue, Michelle Kuhl 2011 Salve Regina University

Modern-Day Slavery And Human Trafficking: An Overlooked Issue, Michelle Kuhl

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

Slavery and human trafficking have become a widespread problem across the globe today. Practices including debt bondage, forced labor, sexual slavery, and more are occurring in every country, including here in the United States. It has been widely overlooked, and although there are several laws and declarations outlawing the practice of slavery, it still occurs. Neoliberalism and globalization are considered in this thesis as contributors to modern-day slavery and trafficking in persons. Additionally, specific case studies of a few different nations are provided to clarify the topic and help the reader create a personal connection to the issue. A lot ...


Creating Inclusive Programming And Practice For Lgbtqq Youth Through Awareness, L. Kris Gowen, Christian L. Rummell 2011 Portland State University

Creating Inclusive Programming And Practice For Lgbtqq Youth Through Awareness, L. Kris Gowen, Christian L. Rummell

Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations

Slides from a webinar which presents information and key definitions for organizations that provide programs and services in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Research data and studies; causes of health and system disparities; risk and protective factors; policies and theories; the identity development stages and process; and support strategies are discussed. In addition, audience questions are answered and mentoring specific organizational resources are given. Agencies and organizations can gain a greater awareness of the LGBTQ community which leads to the creation of a more inclusive and responsive approach to youth development for this population.


Associations Between Childhood Maltreatment And Young Adult Romantic Relationships: A Focus On Gender Differences, L. Kris Gowen, Celina Kishna 2011 Portland State University

Associations Between Childhood Maltreatment And Young Adult Romantic Relationships: A Focus On Gender Differences, L. Kris Gowen, Celina Kishna

Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations

Two recent studies investigated the associations between experiencing maltreatment in childhood and dating aggression and interpersonal problems in young adult romantic relationships, with a focus on gender differences.


Healthy Relationships, L. Kris Gowen 2011 Portland State University

Healthy Relationships, L. Kris Gowen

Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations

The author's introduction to this issue of Focal Point, focused on healthy relationships. Offers background information and brief synopses of the articles contained in this issue.


How Mental Health Challenges Impact The Sexual And Relational Health Of Young Adults, L. Kris Gowen 2011 Portland State University

How Mental Health Challenges Impact The Sexual And Relational Health Of Young Adults, L. Kris Gowen

Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations

Sexual behavior is a normative aspect of young adulthood—90% of young adults have had vaginal intercourse and/or oral sex before the age of 30.1 Similarly, engaging in romantic and/or intimate relationships is seen as an essential developmental task of young adulthood. However, little is known about the sexual and romantic relationships of young adults with serious mental health conditions (SMHC), despite the fact that there is evidence that this population is disproportionately affected by poor sexual health. This article will outline what is known about the sexual and romantic relationships of young adults with SMHC and ...


Research In Spirituality, Religion, And Aging: An Emerging Area, Holly Nelson-Becker 2011 Loyola University Chicago

Research In Spirituality, Religion, And Aging: An Emerging Area, Holly Nelson-Becker

School of Social Work: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Innovation In Collaboration: The Summer Institute On Youth Mentoring As A University-Community Partnership, Kevin R. Jones, Thomas E. Keller, Marc E. Wheeler 2011 Portland State University

Innovation In Collaboration: The Summer Institute On Youth Mentoring As A University-Community Partnership, Kevin R. Jones, Thomas E. Keller, Marc E. Wheeler

Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article explores the utility and flexibility of one of the more comprehensive partnership frameworks by using it to a university-based summer institute designed to foster the exchange of knowledge between practitioners and researchers in the field of youth mentoring. It states that youth mentoring is a well-known and prevalent mode of intervention with youth and children across the U.S. The Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring at Portland State University was developed to provide a new and distinctive educational chance for experienced youth and mentoring experts. Portland State University became known as a pioneer in facilitating collaboration between youth ...


African American College Students: Literacy Of Depression And Help Seeking, Kim L. Stansbury, Maureen Wimsatt, Gaynell Marie Simpson, Fayetta Martin, Nancy Nelson 2011 Eastern Washington University

African American College Students: Literacy Of Depression And Help Seeking, Kim L. Stansbury, Maureen Wimsatt, Gaynell Marie Simpson, Fayetta Martin, Nancy Nelson

Social Work Faculty Publications

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Thinking Practice: The Social Work Integral Model, Michelle Garner 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Thinking Practice: The Social Work Integral Model, Michelle Garner

Social Work Publications

Social workers are bound by the mission, values, and ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. Yet a broad, transtheoretical model accounting for these core principles and guiding identification of clinically and ethically sound daily praxis decisions is lacking in the field's literature and practice wisdom. Such a model could aid in assuring dependably sound social worker actions; socialization of colleagues; clearer guidelines for teaching, supervision, and ethical review of peers; and accreditation of educational programs. The Social Work Integral Model (SWIM) emerged from field practice and scholarship for instructional use and addresses this conceptual gap. Further, congruence ...


Introduction Of Secondary Trauma For Casa Volunteers, Raymond Mullenax 2011 Boise State University

Introduction Of Secondary Trauma For Casa Volunteers, Raymond Mullenax

Raymond Mullenax

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Disability, Vulnerability And Citizenship: To What Extent Is Education A Protective Mechanism For Children With Disabilities In Countries Affected By Conflict?, Jean-Francois Trani, Maria Kett, Parul Bakhshi, Nicola Bailey 2011 Washington University in St. Louis, George Waren Brown School

Disability, Vulnerability And Citizenship: To What Extent Is Education A Protective Mechanism For Children With Disabilities In Countries Affected By Conflict?, Jean-Francois Trani, Maria Kett, Parul Bakhshi, Nicola Bailey

Brown School Faculty Publications

Humanitarian crises as a result of conflict are often characterised by failure of the social contract between the state and its citizens. For a variety of reasons, children with disabilities are often particularly vulnerable in time of humanitarian crisis. This paper draws on research undertaken by the authors in a series of countries affected by conflict, and looks at how the politics and policies of such countries, and the humanitarian and development agencies working in them, continue to exclude children with disabilities from formal and informal education structures. It will be argued that this exclusion not only impedes progress on ...


The Impaired Social Worker, Frederic Reamer 2011 Rhode Island College

The Impaired Social Worker, Frederic Reamer

Frederic G Reamer

The social work literature contains little about the impaired professional, despite increased attention to the problem by other professions. This article discusses the concept of the impaired professional; reviews research on the various types of impairment, the prevalence and causes of impairment, and responses to it; and outlines a model assessment and action plan for social workers who encounter an impaired colleague. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].


Clients' Right To Competent And Ethical Treatment, Frederic Reamer 2011 Rhode Island College

Clients' Right To Competent And Ethical Treatment, Frederic Reamer

Frederic G Reamer

Although clients do not have a right to effective treatment, they do a have a right to competent and ethical treatment. Clients have a right to expect that social workers will provide services in a manner consistent with prevailing practice and ethical standards. This article explores social workers' obligation to provide service competently and ethically, focusing especially on issues related to social workers' guaranteeing treatment results, expertise, and competence; representing qualifications and expertise; monitoring and evaluating treatment effectiveness; and using of research-based knowledge to guide practice. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].


A Duty To Warn, An Uncertain Danger / Discussion, Frederic Reamer 2011 Rhode Island College

A Duty To Warn, An Uncertain Danger / Discussion, Frederic Reamer

Frederic G Reamer

The commitment of confidentiality in the various health and mental health professions is deep-seated. Codes of ethics routinely cite the professional's obligation to hold in confidence information that a client shares. The Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers--which is pertinent to Mrs. D's predicament--is representative: "The social worker should respect the privacy of clients and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of professional service."


Juvenile Correctional Reform, Frederic Reamer 2011 Rhode Island College

Juvenile Correctional Reform, Frederic Reamer

Frederic G Reamer

The field of juvenile justice was established in the late nineteenth century and for roughly the next half century refined its ways of dealing with juvenile offenders. Over time, the need for specialized juvenile police, courts, and correctional facilities became well accepted.


Documentation In Social Work, Frederic Reamer 2011 Rhode Island College

Documentation In Social Work, Frederic Reamer

Frederic G Reamer

Social workers' understanding of the relevance of documentation has evolved over time. During the profession's earliest years, social workers viewed documentation primarily as a mechanism to facilitate theory building, research, and teaching. This was followed by social workers' development of detailed and sophisticated documentation standards for clinical and other direct practice settings. Most recently, social workers have begun to appreciate the relevance of documentation for risk-management purposes, particularly as a tool to protect clients and to protect practitioners in the event of an ethics complaint or lawsuit. This article updates the profession's literature on documentation by summarizing current ...


Malpractice Claims Against Social Workers: First Facts, Frederic Reamer 2011 Rhode Island College

Malpractice Claims Against Social Workers: First Facts, Frederic Reamer

Frederic G Reamer

Malpractice claims against social workers are increasing. Unfortunately, to date social workers have not had access to data about the frequency, types, and cost of malpractice claims filed against practitioners. This article summarizes claims data drawn from the records of the National Association of Social Workers Insurance Trust covering the period between 1969 and 1990. Data are provided on the frequency and cost of claims for various claims categories. Suggestions are offered to minimize the occurrence of liability claims and to enhance risk management. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].


Moral Philosophy Meets Social Work, Frederic Reamer 2011 Rhode Island College

Moral Philosophy Meets Social Work, Frederic Reamer

Frederic G Reamer

In recent years, social workers have become increasingly aware of ethical dilemmas in practice. Beginning especially in the mid-to-late 1970s, social work's literature has included a steady stream of reflections on difficult moral choices involving conflicts among professional duties and obligations (Loewnberg and Dolgoff 1996; Congress 1998; Reamer 1998, 1999). To what extent do clients have the right to engage in self-harming behavior without interference? How should social workers allocate scarce or limited resources such as emergency services, shelter beds, funds, and even their own time? Is it ethically permissible for social workers to violate laws and regulations they ...


Boundary Issues In Social Work, Frederic Reamer 2011 Rhode Island College

Boundary Issues In Social Work, Frederic Reamer

Frederic G Reamer

Social work literature clearly demonstrates that ethical issues related to boundaries are among the most problematic and challenging. Boundary issues involve circumstances in which social workers encounter actual or potential conflicts between their professional duties and their social, sexual, religious, or business relationships. This article provides an overview of boundary issues in social work (circumstances involving dual and multiple relationships); presents a conceptually based typology of boundary issues in the profession; and provides guidelines to help social workers manage the boundary issues and risks that arise in practice. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].


Between First And Final Impressions, Frederic Reamer 2011 Rhode Island College

Between First And Final Impressions, Frederic Reamer

Frederic G Reamer

The article discusses the issues related to social work education. The author believes that one reason is that many authors seem to have the impression that a paper that is meant for social work education must be quantitatively oriented and empirically based to be published. To many this means con- ducting studies on fairly narrow questions that may be of interest to a limited audience. Junior faculty especially, he has found, often believe that tenure and pro- motion committees are much more interested in published papers filled with statistical analyses and tables than in theoretical or conceptually oriented essays. The ...


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