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Partnering With The Massachusetts Department Of Developmental Services On Employment-Focused Systems Change, Cindy Thomas, Margaret Van Gelder, John Butterworth, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

Partnering With The Massachusetts Department Of Developmental Services On Employment-Focused Systems Change, Cindy Thomas, Margaret Van Gelder, John Butterworth, Institute For Community Inclusion, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (MA-DDS) has been working to make its system of day services and supports more focused on competitive employment outcomes. This effort has involved a partnership among DDS, the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI), the State Employment Leadership Network, and the Work Without Limits project. ICI has worked alongside DDS throughout this effort, providing consulting, technical assistance, training, and evaluation activities.


The New England Tace Center Provides Technical Assistance & Continuing Education, Cecelia Gandolfo, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

The New England Tace Center Provides Technical Assistance & Continuing Education, Cecelia Gandolfo, Institute For Community Inclusion, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The New England TACE Center provides technical assistance (TA) & continuing education (CE) to the public vocational rehabilitation (VR) system and their partners. This center is part of a national network of 10 TACE Centers. The New England TACE serves: 10 State VR agencies; 2 Native American VR programs; VR provider agencies; Independent living centers and-1-Stop career centers.


Community Health Nursing Service Learning, Joyce K. Edmonds, Diane Coste 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

Community Health Nursing Service Learning, Joyce K. Edmonds, Diane Coste

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Through the Service Learning Course, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, RN-BS Online Program, Senior Level Course, Community Health for RN’s and NU 461, 6 credits Student Body Registered Nurses (70-105 each semester) throughout the state seeking to obtain a Bachelor in Science of Nursing. The Institute of Medicine, Future of Nursing Report recommends increasing the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020. Instructional Aim Students obtain a better understanding of public health and nursing theory and practice as they further develop their professional and civic identities through meaningful service to their communities. Service Learning Requirement …


Honduras: Local, Regional And Global Partnerships To Improve Health In Olancho, Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Hasan Bailey, Carlo Najera, Mary Roy 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

Honduras: Local, Regional And Global Partnerships To Improve Health In Olancho, Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Hasan Bailey, Carlo Najera, Mary Roy

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The Honduran Mission Team-New Hampshire (HMT-NH) in partnership with the Olancho Aid Foundation (OAF), works in the Olancho department to improve the health and education of the Honduran people. The HMT-NH 2012 Healthcare Team included UMass Boston faculty and a nursing student working with American and Honduran doctors and nurses to provide culturally-appropriate healthcare and collect data about the needs of the Honduran people in Olancho.


Working Together: Recruiting African American Female Caregivers And Pre-Adolescent Girls For Longitudinal Study, Teri Aronowitz, Wendy Pavlovich 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

Working Together: Recruiting African American Female Caregivers And Pre-Adolescent Girls For Longitudinal Study, Teri Aronowitz, Wendy Pavlovich

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The aim of this project is to implement an enhanced sexual communication intervention with mother-pre adolescent girls. It also aims to maintain the short term enhanced sexual communication intervention and evaluate the long term efficacy (9 months) of an enhanced sexual communication intervention with mothers and pre-adolescent girls. Finally the project aims to determine whether the constructs of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral skills (IBM) Model can account for variability in enhancing sexual communication intervention of mother and pre-adolescent girls.


Horizon Center: Promoting Health And Health Equity In Inner Boston, Celia Moore, Jane Adams, Tiffany Donaldson, Ester Shapiro, Eileen Stuart-Shor, Jessica Whiteley, Milton Samuels, Michelle Rogers 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

Horizon Center: Promoting Health And Health Equity In Inner Boston, Celia Moore, Jane Adams, Tiffany Donaldson, Ester Shapiro, Eileen Stuart-Shor, Jessica Whiteley, Milton Samuels, Michelle Rogers

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The HORIZON Center is an Exploratory Center of Excellence (COE) funded by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Our mission is to improve minority health and promote health equity through research, research training, and community engagement. Like other COEs, HORIZON is organized into four core areas: research, research training, community engagement, and administration. However, we work to promote collaboration and integration across core areas.


Increasing Physical Activity In Inner City Youth Using Novel Interactive Gaming, SD de Ferranti, SK Steltz, Scott Crouter, A Kim, SK Osganian, Jessica Whiteley, H Feldman, Laura L. Hayman, GoKids Boston, University of Massachusetts Boston 2012 Children's Hospital Boston

Increasing Physical Activity In Inner City Youth Using Novel Interactive Gaming, Sd De Ferranti, Sk Steltz, Scott Crouter, A Kim, Sk Osganian, Jessica Whiteley, H Feldman, Laura L. Hayman, Gokids Boston, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The aim of this project was to assess the feasibility of participation in an afterschool physical activity program incorporating novel exercise technologies on changing physical activity level and physical fitness, compared to a nutrition education intervention alone. A second objective was to assess whether this type of intervention could modify cardiovascular risk factors and anthropometrics.


Gokids Boston Youth Fitness, Training, And Research Center, Meghan Feeley, Sarah Camhi, Dana Commesso, GoKids Boston, University of Massachusetts Boston 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

Gokids Boston Youth Fitness, Training, And Research Center, Meghan Feeley, Sarah Camhi, Dana Commesso, Gokids Boston, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

GoKids Boston embodies innovation and leadership in youth health through life-changing programs, groundbreaking research, exceptional training opportunities, and dedication to the community with a focus on eliminating health disparities.


Institute For Community Inclusion (Ici) Leadership Education In Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (Lend) Partners With Community-Based Organizations (Cbos), David Helm, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

Institute For Community Inclusion (Ici) Leadership Education In Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (Lend) Partners With Community-Based Organizations (Cbos), David Helm, Institute For Community Inclusion, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

This Interdisciplinary Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funded-program aims at providing long-term, graduate level interdisciplinary training to health professionals and family members. The purpose of this project is to develop leadership potential to improve the health status of infants, children, and adolescents with or at risk for neurodevelopmental and related disabilities and to enhance the systems of care for these children and their families.


Participatory Action Research Fellowship For Women Of Color Leaders Project, Christa Kelleher, Ileana Cintrón, Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

Participatory Action Research Fellowship For Women Of Color Leaders Project, Christa Kelleher, Ileana Cintrón, Center For Women In Politics And Public Policy, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

This project is a partnership with the Women’s Pipeline for Change which aims to build a sustainable infrastructure to support women of color as they enter public life. Five community leaders from all regions of the Commonwealth are CWPPP Research Fellows conducting research rooted in their experiences. Findings from their individual projects and the broader innovative fellowship project serve as the foundation for web-based resources designed to provide inspiration, insights, and guidance to women of color in Massachusetts and beyond.


Inclusive National And Community Service: Bringing Together Service And Disability Communities, Paula Sotnik, Jewel Bazilio-Bellegarde, George Jesien, Felicia L. Wilczenski, Gayann Brandenburg, Debra Hart, Sheila Fesko, Stephan Hamlin-Smith, Alice Krueger 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

Inclusive National And Community Service: Bringing Together Service And Disability Communities, Paula Sotnik, Jewel Bazilio-Bellegarde, George Jesien, Felicia L. Wilczenski, Gayann Brandenburg, Debra Hart, Sheila Fesko, Stephan Hamlin-Smith, Alice Krueger

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

National service and volunteer programs, seeking to reflect the diversity of their communities, are increasing the participation of individuals with disabilities as members, volunteers, and leaders and working to ensure each individual has a meaningful service experience. In order to support their inclusive efforts, the National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) brings together the national service and disability communities at a local, state, and national level. Through partnership building, strategic planning, and resource sharing, there have been measureable increases in numbers of service participants with disabilities and the quality of their experience.


Enhancing The Team Experience In Service Learning Courses, Audrey Falk 2012 Merrimack College

Enhancing The Team Experience In Service Learning Courses, Audrey Falk

Education Faculty Publications

Service learning is pervasive in higher education today, with 31 percent of students at Campus Compact member schools engaging in service activities (Campus Compact, 2009) and universities’ missions and strategic planning documents increasingly aimed at developing engaged citizens. Service learning has many potential benefits for college students; among those benefits is the opportunity to develop and practice teamwork skills. The present paper describes the strategies used in a team-based service learning course to support positive team experiences for students.


Inmigración En España: Historia Y Experiencia - Immigration In Spain: History And Experience, Ryan Katz 2012 SIT Graduate Institute - Study Abroad

Inmigración En España: Historia Y Experiencia - Immigration In Spain: History And Experience, Ryan Katz

Spain: Language, Community, and Social Change

No abstract provided.


Human Trafficking: An Ancient Trade With A Modern Face, Singapore Management University 2012 Singapore Management University

Human Trafficking: An Ancient Trade With A Modern Face, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

If we believe that advances in science, health and human rights have led to a more civilised society than before, think again.


Factors That Influence Helping Behaviors: Does Race And Socioeconomic Status Of A Victim Influence Whether Others Help?, M’keba Barksdale 2012 Lynchburg College

Factors That Influence Helping Behaviors: Does Race And Socioeconomic Status Of A Victim Influence Whether Others Help?, M’Keba Barksdale

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

Personal Factors that Influence Helping Behaviors The murder of Kitty Genovese played an historic role in promoting research on helping behavior (Manning, Levine & Collins, 2007). For many years research articles, psychology books, and other references about the murder of Kitty Genovese informed people that she was stabbed to death in front of her home while 37 witnesses watched and did not help. However, more recent research has shown that this research was not accurate (Manning, Levine & Collins 2007). There were actually 38 witnesses and some who testified at the murder trial, that at a first glimpse it did …


University Downtown Campuses And Community Engagement In Small And Midsized Citites, Richard Albert Francis-Beltran 2012 Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano

University Downtown Campuses And Community Engagement In Small And Midsized Citites, Richard Albert Francis-Beltran

MPA Capstone Projects 2006 - 2015

In summer of 2011, as a graduate intern from the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program I conducted a research project under the supervision of the Director of Special Programs for Economic Development. The purpose of the project was to learn about the perceptions of downtown area officials and community members regarding the impact of the Binghamton University Downtown Center (UDC). Findings showed that overall participants were satisfied regarding UDC partnering relationships with public and non-profits agencies. At the same time, the findings also indicated that participants had unmet expectations regarding the UDC participation in various downtown activities. In order …


Schuyler County Resident's Attitudes Towards Growth Management Policies In The Time Of Natural Gas And Other Energy Developments, Sebastian Lippez-De Castro 2012 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Schuyler County Resident's Attitudes Towards Growth Management Policies In The Time Of Natural Gas And Other Energy Developments, Sebastian Lippez-De Castro

MPA Capstone Projects 2006 - 2015

As the Wind farms industry grows in the region and the State of New York decides whether to allow natural gas drilling by using hydrofracking, these energy industries could create challenges in Schuyler County. As a result, local government officials need to know the opinions of their residents in order to propose and adopt regulations that not only enhance their ability to address the challenges created by the aforementioned industries but also reflect the interests of the community.


University College Connection Spring 2012, Dennis K. George, Dean, Wendi Kelley 2012 Western Kentucky University

University College Connection Spring 2012, Dennis K. George, Dean, Wendi Kelley

UC Publications

No abstract provided.


Service Learning/Civic Engagement And Assessment In Higher Education [Presentation With Audio], Allison Smith 2012 Western Kentucky University

Service Learning/Civic Engagement And Assessment In Higher Education [Presentation With Audio], Allison Smith

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

To illustrate the importance of service learning and civic engagement in higher education.

To demonstrate the need for assessment and accountability of service learning and civic engagement in higher education.


Progression Through Partnerships, Aurelia Spaulding, editor, Western Kentucky University ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships 2012 Western Kentucky University

Progression Through Partnerships, Aurelia Spaulding, Editor, Western Kentucky University Alive Center For Community Partnerships

ALIVE Center Publications

No abstract provided.


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