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Third Culture Kids (Tcks) Go To College: A Retrospective Narrative Inquiry Of International Upbringing And Collegiate Engagement, Shakira Espada-Campos 2018 School of Social Policy and Practice

Third Culture Kids (Tcks) Go To College: A Retrospective Narrative Inquiry Of International Upbringing And Collegiate Engagement, Shakira Espada-Campos

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

BACKGROUND: Third Culture Kids (TCKs) are those who have been raised in a culture outside of the culture of their parents, usually in a host country that differs from the country of their birth, because of their parents’ work or religious endeavors. Some of the groups that identify themselves as TCKs include children of military service members stationed overseas, children of members of the Foreign Service, and the children of missionaries. These children are growing up in a culture and society that is different from their parents’ passport country and may vastly differ in language spoken, religious beliefs, and cultural ...


A Two-Paper Mixed Method Pilot Study On Perceived Social Support, Self Esteem, And Racial-Ethnic Microaggressions Among Undergraduate, Graduate, And Professional College Students In The United States, Bobby N. Casiano 2018 University of Pennsylvania

A Two-Paper Mixed Method Pilot Study On Perceived Social Support, Self Esteem, And Racial-Ethnic Microaggressions Among Undergraduate, Graduate, And Professional College Students In The United States, Bobby N. Casiano

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

The retention, success, and well-being of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the United States is a critical issue in the field of higher education. Colleges and Universities across the United States often reflect intractable conflicts and dynamics of the larger society. Consequently, institutions of higher education have grappled with the dynamic of systemic and interpersonal racism throughout history. Racial and ethnic microaggressions is a recent dynamic that has been described to impact the well-being of college students of color. Racial microaggressions are perceived intentional or unintentional slights that have been suggested to impact the self-esteem of college students. The ...


Applying Expressive Art Therapies To Cognitive Behavioral Interventions For Children And Adolescents With Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Emily B. Masciulli 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Applying Expressive Art Therapies To Cognitive Behavioral Interventions For Children And Adolescents With Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Emily B. Masciulli

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a relatively “new” eating disorder diagnosis that presents uniquely in children and adolescents. This dissertation first offers an analysis of current eating disorder interventions with a focus on children and adolescents and their unique developmental needs followed by a discussion of the strengths and limitations of family-based treatment (FBT) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Currently, no treatment manual has been tested for ARFID, and further research examining the effectiveness of different treatment options for children with ARFID is clearly warranted. One potential treatment approach is expressive arts therapy, which may be valuable as ...


Trauma-Informed Case Management Practice For Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Connection, Healing And Transformation, Frank McAlpin 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Trauma-Informed Case Management Practice For Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Connection, Healing And Transformation, Frank Mcalpin

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Young people experiencing homelessness in the United States are some of the most resilient individuals in our society. They, like all young people, are filled with extraordinary potential. However, the multiple and chronic trauma that these young people experience, caused by systemic injustices such as poverty, violence and oppression, both before and while experiencing homelessness, deeply violate their dignity and human rights. For youth experiencing homelessness, their very survival physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and economically is threatened daily. Experiences such as: abuse, neglect, poverty, housing instability, loss, family and community violence, victimization, exploitation, hunger, illness, criminalization, social isolation, rejection and ...


A Sexual Assault Prevention Program Proposal For Abilene Christian University, Ammie Brooks, Ammie Kae Brooks 2018 Abilene Christian University

A Sexual Assault Prevention Program Proposal For Abilene Christian University, Ammie Brooks, Ammie Kae Brooks

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to develop the most effective sexual assault prevention

program for Abilene Christian University. The program will meet the federal regulation requiring Universities to participate in sexual assault prevention and education. Additionally, the program will be made to fit the audience at Abilene Christian University. The proposed program is designed to encompass all undergraduate students at Abilene Christian University and use a pretest and posttest to measure the effectives of the program to meet its eight predetermined goals. The following paper presents the program proposal, methodology and evaluation tools needed for its future implementation.


Drug Use During Pregnancy: The Impact Of Maternal Drug Addiction On Infants, Eduwem Turner 2018 Abilene Christian University

Drug Use During Pregnancy: The Impact Of Maternal Drug Addiction On Infants, Eduwem Turner

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Drug abuse during pregnancy is a universal problem. The recent work sought to

identify the extent of the problem in West Texas. Although the available data was

limited, the age of use is younger than other comparable areas; drugs of choice were

similar to existing report from the literature. Generalizability was insufficient to develop

recommendations for intervention.


The Effects Of Organizational Commitment And Harmonious Passion On Voluntary Turnover Among Social Workers: A Mixed Methods Study, Ashley Scales 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

The Effects Of Organizational Commitment And Harmonious Passion On Voluntary Turnover Among Social Workers: A Mixed Methods Study, Ashley Scales

Dissertations

The retention of Social Workers (SWs) is a concern that affects government and private organizations and the workforce. Voluntary turnover among SWs is increasing at an alarming rate. Not only is voluntary turnover rising, but organizational commitment and harmonious passion are declining (Wharton University of Pennsylvania, 2012). This study explored and examined the effect organizational commitment and harmonious passion have on voluntary turnover among Child Protective Services (CPS) SWs. The study used a concurrent mixed method design. Data collected during the quantitative phase provided information on the perceptions of SWs regarding organizational commitment, harmonious passion, and their intent to leave ...


Adult Maltreatment In The United States Military, Gordon Storey 2018 Abilene Christian University

Adult Maltreatment In The United States Military, Gordon Storey

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT The scope of sustained military operations has placed incredible stressors on the men and women of our United States Armed Forces; consequently, this strain has encroached on and impeded their relationships at home and after their military service. Adult maltreatment in the United States military is a serious concern that negatively impacts military members, their partners, their families and subsequently can prove detrimental to the mission of the military. In order to effectively address this growing concern, it is imperative that mental health practitioners understand the military culture and utilize the best interventions in their treatment. This research conducted ...


Prevention Of Child Maltreatment In U.S. Air Force Families, Amber Ester Coody 2018 Abilene Christian University

Prevention Of Child Maltreatment In U.S. Air Force Families, Amber Ester Coody

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Department of Defense created the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) to provide primary and secondary intervention and prevention services to military families to decrease the risks of family maltreatment. This review synthesized literature to reveal how deployment, domestic abuse, mental health, and substance abuse relate to adult and child maltreatment in the armed forces. Systematic review procedures are used to evaluate nine studies meeting inclusion criteria to correlate factors significant in the increased risk of child maltreatment. Based on results, this paper discusses how FAP can effectively provide primary and secondary services by transitioning from a traditional medical model to ...


The Relationship Between Loneliness, Stress, And Alcohol Consumption Among College Students, I'Esha Baber 2018 Abilene Christian University

The Relationship Between Loneliness, Stress, And Alcohol Consumption Among College Students, I'Esha Baber

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As the misuse of alcohol among college students remains a public health concern in the United States, students are participating in problematic drinking for various reasons. Loneliness and stress have both been associated with the reasoning behind why some college students participate in heavy drinking. Studies show that students who perceive themselves as under a lot of stress tend to drink more and that students who feel they need to overcome structural and emotional barriers such as loneliness and shyness, use alcohol as a resource. This paper examines the relationship between alcohol consumption, loneliness, and stress. Sixteen students, who attended ...


Describing The Education Reform Landscape: A Typology Of State Charter School Laws, William Flanary Dabney Jr. 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Describing The Education Reform Landscape: A Typology Of State Charter School Laws, William Flanary Dabney Jr.

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Since 2014, 42 states have adopted charter school legislation. Research has been conducted on charter school effectiveness and legislative adoption. However, limitations in the research exist regarding school choice in that studies address inequalities and outcomes at the school level, with limited attention to the state-level policy environment. Additionally, research does not consider variations in state school choice policy nor does it link policy differences to equitable educational outcomes.

This descriptive study described and categorized the variation of state charter school polices and explored differences in state level education finance, student demographics and academic outcomes, and school type characteristics. A ...


Next Steps: Whither Social Work Education And Financial Capability And Asset Building?, Darla Spence Coffey 2018 Washington University in St. Louis

Next Steps: Whither Social Work Education And Financial Capability And Asset Building?, Darla Spence Coffey

All Center for Social Development Research

This CSD Perspective has been adapted from an address given by Dr. Coffey on April 17, 2018, as part of Coin a Better Future: Reaching Out to Financially Vulnerable Families, an event sponsored by the Center for Social Development at Washington University and the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


Academic Preparedness Of Social Workers For Interprofessional Education/Collaborative Practice (Ipecp), Amy Corwin Sagen 2018 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Academic Preparedness Of Social Workers For Interprofessional Education/Collaborative Practice (Ipecp), Amy Corwin Sagen

Social Work Doctoral Dissertations

Are social workers emerging as competent collaborative practitioners? The cost of education is rising, employer training budgets are shrinking, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is forecasting a shortage of personnel trained effectively in interprofessional practice. The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) developed four core competencies for interprofessional practice. Interprofessional awareness was added to the latest Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) educational policy and accreditation standards (EPAS) for 2015. Using a socio-cultural learning framework, social workers will be questioned as to their perceived educational preparedness to enter into interprofessional education/collaborative practice. NASW-PA membership comprised the 304 completed surveys ...


Book Review: Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation By Renate Klein, Sheela Saravanan 2018 Heidelberg University

Book Review: Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation By Renate Klein, Sheela Saravanan

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Foster Parent Disciplinary Strategies And Child Behaviors, Tamarah Taylor 2018 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Foster Parent Disciplinary Strategies And Child Behaviors, Tamarah Taylor

Honors Theses

Foster parents are tasked with creating a safe and stable environment for the youth while also trying to parent and address challenging behaviors (Elgar, Mills, McGrath, Waschbusch, & Brownridge, 2007). Although these behaviors can also be found in youth in the general population, they are more common among foster youth (Van Holen & Vanschoonlandt, 2017). This mixed-methods study involved using an Internet questionnaire to measure influential factors of parenting (i.e. stress, satisfaction, involvement) and the qualitative questions explored foster parents’ experiences with behaviors and which parenting strategies have been helpful and non-helpful. The quantitative results of this study concluded that involvement, use of positive parenting, and consistent use of monitoring strategies were all associated with lower levels of stress. Additionally, stress was negatively associated with foster parents’ intent to continue fostering. Results of this study indicated that aggression, tantrums, violence, self-harm, and defiance were the most commonly reported challenging behaviors. Helpful discipline strategies included time-in, earning or removing privileges, and implementing clear communication; and non-helpful discipline included corporal punishment, time-out, and yelling. While the findings were expected, the recommended improvements for foster care to compensate for these challenges include adequate training, more agency support, and group/familial/individual therapy.


Service Leadership: The First Year Student Experience, Connor Curtis 2018 University of Rhode Island

Service Leadership: The First Year Student Experience, Connor Curtis

Senior Honors Projects

Servant leadership, in the words of Robert Greenleaf from the Greenleaf Center of Servant Leadership, is “a servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.” This has become one of the guiding theories of leadership within the Center for Student Leadership Development’s (CSLD) Leadership Studies minor at the University of Rhode Island. First-year students in the Leadership Studies minor have the opportunity to learn different leadership models and theories and apply them to their own life. My personal experience and the experiences of others who have participated in service projects locally ...


The Turnover And Retention Of Massachusetts Social Welfare Workers, Evalina Lawson 2018 Bryant University

The Turnover And Retention Of Massachusetts Social Welfare Workers, Evalina Lawson

Honors Projects in Management

The turnover rate of social welfare workers across the United States is incredibly high. The Administration for Children and Families report that some jurisdictions experience turnover rates of up to 90%. This has been an ongoing challenge faced by agencies across the United States since the 1960s (Grotzman, Kollar, Trinkle, 2010). In this study, the attempt was to answer three main questions: 1) What are some of the factors that lead to social workers leaving their jobs?; 2) What are some of the factors that determine why some social workers stay?; And 3) are the recent reforms made at the ...


The Reality Of The Refugee Crisis In Italy: A Look Into The Lives Of Illegitimate Refugees And The Unofficial Organizations That Support Them, Cole McQuirk 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Reality Of The Refugee Crisis In Italy: A Look Into The Lives Of Illegitimate Refugees And The Unofficial Organizations That Support Them, Cole Mcquirk

Marketing Undergraduate Honors Theses

The words written on the United States of America’s famous Statue of Liberty, written by poet Emma Lazarus over a century ago:

Give me your tired, your poor,

your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. . . .

America and Europe alike have forgotten the sacred words that gave hope to so many 100 years ago. Many use phrases like “floods of people” or “swarms” to describe those who leave their countries for a life in the Western world. Which of the refugees welcomed into the most powerful country in the world were considered “real ...


Restorative Justice And Social Justice, John M. Winslade 2018 California State University - San Bernardino

Restorative Justice And Social Justice, John M. Winslade

Wisdom in Education

This paper explains the connections between restorative justice and social justice. Specifically it argues that restorative practices in schools fit with a social justice agenda. It defines both terms and then outlines how restorative practices work to address the pipeline to prison and against retributive justice and zero tolerance policies. It also outlines the use of narrative questions designed to enhance restorative practices.


Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience, And Coping Of Foster Parents, Jacqueline Rush 2018 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience, And Coping Of Foster Parents, Jacqueline Rush

Honors Theses

Foster parents are people who are caregivers for children in foster care. Resilience is a trait that is developed by the exposure of stress, and adversity (Cicchetti & Garmezy, 1993). Some foster parents remain resilient and others do not. The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) has any impact on foster parents’ resilience, coping, satisfaction, and intent to continue fostering. This study included 114 current foster parents from across the United States. The study at hand found that 59.6% of foster parents experienced one ACEs or more, which is lower than the ...


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