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Connections: Social Media And Parents Raising Children With Profound Multiple Disabilities, Amy Ann Terra 2020 University of the Pacific

Connections: Social Media And Parents Raising Children With Profound Multiple Disabilities, Amy Ann Terra

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Parenting plays an important role in many adult lives. Parenting a child with profound multiple disabilities results in a distinct parenting experience. This qualitative phenomenological study examined the role of social media in the lives of parents raising children with profound multiple disabilities. Five parents raising children with profound multiple disabilities were interviewed, and resulting themes were identified.

Consistent with previous research, parents described the initial adaptation to their child’s disability-related needs as the most challenging period of their parenting to date. Adaptation was followed by an acclimation to a new normal of their parenting experience. Parents described moving ...


Why Does The Importance Of Education For Health Differ Across The United States?, Blakelee R. Kemp, Jennifer Karas Montez 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Why Does The Importance Of Education For Health Differ Across The United States?, Blakelee R. Kemp, Jennifer Karas Montez

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

The positive association between educational attainment and adult health (“the gradient”) is stronger in some areas of the United States than in others. Explanations for the geographic pattern have not been rigorously investigated. Grounded in a contextual and life-course perspective, the aim of this study is to assess childhood circumstances (e.g., childhood health, compulsory schooling laws) and adult circumstances (e.g., wealth, lifestyles, economic policies) as potential explanations. Using data on U.S.-born adults aged 50 to 59 years at baseline (n = 13,095) and followed for up to 16 years across the 1998 to 2014 waves of ...


White Women Who Lead: God, Girlfriends, And Diversity Projects In A National Evangelical Ministry, Kelsy Burke, Amy McDowell 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

White Women Who Lead: God, Girlfriends, And Diversity Projects In A National Evangelical Ministry, Kelsy Burke, Amy Mcdowell

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

A robust body of literature has used feminist analysis to study white evangelical women in the United States, but few of these studies have addressed the reproduction of racial inequality. Beginning with the assumption that women-led evangelical ministries are racialized organizations, the authors examine the relationship between racial and gender ideologies and the messages of white evangelical women leaders at the IF:Gathering, a popular annual Christian women’s conference in the United States. On the surface, the women who lead IF embody a contradiction: they support the conservative gender ideology of evangelicalism while challenging this religious tradition by encouraging ...


Are Biological Consequences Of Childhood Exposures Detectable In Telomere Length Decades Later?, Blakelee R. Kemp, Kenneth F. Ferraro 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Are Biological Consequences Of Childhood Exposures Detectable In Telomere Length Decades Later?, Blakelee R. Kemp, Kenneth F. Ferraro

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

Negative early-life exposures have been linked to a host of poor adult health outcomes, but are such early exposures associated with cellular senescence decades later? This study uses data from the Health and Retirement Study to examine the association between six childhood exposure domains (e.g., socioeconomic disadvantage, risky parental behavior) and a biomarker of aging, telomere length, among 4,935 respondents. Telomere length is obtained from DNA of cells found in saliva and is measured as the telomere repeat copy number to single gene copy number ratio (T/S). Men who as children were exposed to risky parental behaviors ...


A New Spin On Gender: How Parents Of Male Baton Twirlers (Un)Do Gender Essentialism, Trenton M. Haltom 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A New Spin On Gender: How Parents Of Male Baton Twirlers (Un)Do Gender Essentialism, Trenton M. Haltom

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

Families and sports are spaces for “doing” and “undoing” gender. The author presents qualitative interviews with 30 American men who recall their parents’ involvement in the gender atypical sport of baton twirling. The author analyzes the data using “doing” and “undoing” gender as well as “hard” and “soft” essentialism frameworks. Mothers are often supportive of their sons’ twirling, contributing to “undoing” gender and relaxing “soft essentialism.” Fathers do not see baton twirling as a normative pathway to manhood or masculinity, thus reinforcing “hard essentialism.” Fathers often take on an absentee role in their sons’ twirling. In rare cases, fathers “do ...


Probate Attorneys’ Understanding Of The Inclusion Of The Lucid Interval In Testamentary Capacity Proceedings, Jeremy Cassius 2020 Walden University

Probate Attorneys’ Understanding Of The Inclusion Of The Lucid Interval In Testamentary Capacity Proceedings, Jeremy Cassius

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

This study focused on the experience of probate attorneys with the lucid interval in contested will cases. There is a gap in the research for understanding the lucid interval for people who live with dementia. Dementia can affect the testamentary capacity (TC) of a testator who is signing a will because the testator may not understand all the property that is in their possession. This causes difficulties and conflict for families when a loved one dies. It can also cause the testator to be susceptible to undue influence. The present study analyzed data from interviews with 6 probate attorneys about ...


Improving Effective Pain Assessment And Management In Elderly Patients, Omotola A. Adebayo 2020 Walden University

Improving Effective Pain Assessment And Management In Elderly Patients, Omotola A. Adebayo

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Inadequate management of pain is common in the elderly, and the negative implications are often profound. Untreated pain has been associated with negative consequences such as depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, weight loss, and limitations in the performance of daily activities and functions. The purpose of this educational project was to improve the assessment and management of pain of elderly patients residing in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). The project question examined the effects of staff education on the nursing staff’s knowledge of pain assessment and management. Nonlicensed personnel are at the forefront of providing direct patient care in LTCFs. Knowles ...


Understanding The Increase In Military Couples Seeking Counseling Throughout The Military Lifecycle, Ellen F. Saccoia 2020 Walden University

Understanding The Increase In Military Couples Seeking Counseling Throughout The Military Lifecycle, Ellen F. Saccoia

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Since the start of military operations following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the nation has experienced the longest sustained war in its history. Military couples are at an increased risk of experiencing relationship stressors due to supporting long-term global military operations. Most of the research literature identifying the difficulties experienced by active-duty military couples was conducted over the past two decades following September 11, 2001. Missing from the literature are present-day problems facing military couples seeking counseling following the drawdown of overseas military operations (see United States Government Accountability Office [U.S. GAO], 2016). The purpose of this ...


Fp-20-02 First Divorce Rate In The U.S., 2018, Colette A. Allred, Valerie J. Schweizer 2020 Bowling Green State University

Fp-20-02 First Divorce Rate In The U.S., 2018, Colette A. Allred, Valerie J. Schweizer

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


Fp-20-01 First Marriage Rate In The U.S., 2018, Valerie J. Schweizer 2020 Bowling Green State University

Fp-20-01 First Marriage Rate In The U.S., 2018, Valerie J. Schweizer

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


Fp-20-04 Number Of Children To Women Aged 40-44, 1980-2018, Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Valerie J. Schweizer 2020 Bowling Green State University

Fp-20-04 Number Of Children To Women Aged 40-44, 1980-2018, Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Valerie J. Schweizer

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


Fp-20-05 Age At Entry Into Motherhood And Mothers’ Sociodemographic Characteristics, 2015-2018, Lisa Carlson 2020 Bowling Green State University

Fp-20-05 Age At Entry Into Motherhood And Mothers’ Sociodemographic Characteristics, 2015-2018, Lisa Carlson

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


Fp-20-03 Union And Childbearing Characteristics Of Women 40-44, 2000-2018, Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Valerie J. Schweizer 2020 Bowling Green State University

Fp-20-03 Union And Childbearing Characteristics Of Women 40-44, 2000-2018, Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Valerie J. Schweizer

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


Fp-20-08 The Geography Of Marriage & Divorce: Rates By Quartile For The U.S., Krista K. Payne, Wendy D. Manning 2020 Bowling Green State University

Fp-20-08 The Geography Of Marriage & Divorce: Rates By Quartile For The U.S., Krista K. Payne, Wendy D. Manning

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


Fp-20-07 Recently Divorced Adults With Resident Minor Children, 2018, Valerie J. Schweizer 2020 Bowling Green State University

Fp-20-07 Recently Divorced Adults With Resident Minor Children, 2018, Valerie J. Schweizer

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


Fp-20-11 Distributions Of Age At First Birth, 1960-2018, Valerie J. Schweizer, Karen Benjamin Guzzo 2020 Bowling Green State University

Fp-20-11 Distributions Of Age At First Birth, 1960-2018, Valerie J. Schweizer, Karen Benjamin Guzzo

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


Fp-20-09 Distributions Of Age At First Marriage, 1960-2018, Paul Hemez 2020 Bowling Green State University

Fp-20-09 Distributions Of Age At First Marriage, 1960-2018, Paul Hemez

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


Fp-20-10 Distributions Of Age At Remarriage, 1960-2018, Paul Hemez 2020 Bowling Green State University

Fp-20-10 Distributions Of Age At Remarriage, 1960-2018, Paul Hemez

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


Shadow Women: Wives Betrayed By Sex Buyers, Ingeborg Kraus 2020 Psychologische Psychotherapeutin, Germany

Shadow Women: Wives Betrayed By Sex Buyers, Ingeborg Kraus

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

Shadow women are women whose husbands betray them by using prostituted women. Until now, there has been almost no attention paid to the harm to the wives or partners of men who use prostituted women. In this interview, Dr. Ingeborg Kraus talks to the former wife of a sex buyer. She describes the impact of her husband’s betrayal on her and her family. This type of harm needs to be taken seriously and more research done on it.


On The Proposed Legalization Of Commercial Surrogacy: I Thought We Had Abolished The Sale Of Human Beings, Phyllis Chesler 2020 Phyllis Chesler Organization

On The Proposed Legalization Of Commercial Surrogacy: I Thought We Had Abolished The Sale Of Human Beings, Phyllis Chesler

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


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