|Collaborative Practice in Low Income Communities: University, Agency, Public School Partnerships
||Children and families in high risk low income communities are facing increasing stress due to rising poverty, increasing violence and isolation, and decreasing resources. Community based, family support centers are nationally recognized as vital in s...
|Community and Environmental Sustainability: Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Education
||Academic institutions as community members, creators of knowledge, and educators of current and future citizens and practitioners have the potential to play a significant role in establishing sustainable environments. This article examines the role o...
|Deep Analysis: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict
||Conflict is inherently messy, and today those analyzing conflicts are confronted with an incredible number of problems that resist resolution. Chaos, ambiguity, and contradiction are routine. The vast majority of today’s social conflicts can be chara...
|Developing a Community-Based Care System for Seriously Emotionally Disabled Children and Youth
||The needs of emotionally disabled children and their families are not optimally served within traditional mental health service delivery systems. Policies are inadequate, delivery systems are insufficient and underfunded, and supporting research is s...
|An Ecological Assessment Inventory to Facilitate Community Recreation Participation by Severely Disabled Individuals
||Severely disabled individuals have long been systematically excluded from actively participating in normalized recreation/leisure activities in integrated community settings. Severely disabled individuals should be taught functional and age appropria...
|Ecumenical Housing: Providing Housing and Services
||Over the last two decades child and family poverty has increased while resources for families at risk have decreased. Families in large urban areas, faced with increasing poverty and isolation, arc at very high risk. Economic, and often racial, isola...
|Educating Professionals for Practice in a Multicultural Society: Understanding Oppression and Valuing Diversity
||The United States is a society diverse in culture, race, ethnicity, religion, and income; one struggling with a past involving oppression.
inequality, and buried knowledge. In order to heal and strengthen. we must educate ourselves about the many st...
|Empowering Students in a Feminist Social Work Practice Course
||Since 1993, a faculty collective has team-taught a feminist social work practice course. The course, designed to heighten student knowledge of feminist practice, was expected to empower students. An overview of the course is presented with an analysi...
|Expanding the Story of Single Parents: Bringing the Vision to Completion through Writing and Editing
||Three years after the first inspiration,
January 1999 will
see the publication of Diversity
in Single-Parent Families: Working
from Strength. This book,
which I co-edited with Susan
Tebb, Dean of the School of Social
Service at Saint Louis Uni...
|Homelessness and depression in children: Implications for interventions
||Homelessness imposes severe mental, physical, and social deprivation on a significant number of children in the United States. The extreme poverty of homeless families puts them at high risk for negative consequences effecting the physical and mental...
|Homelessness as One Component of Housing Instability and Its Impact on the Development of Children in Poverty
||The number of families with children living in poverty and experiencing housing instability and homelessness has increased dramatically over the last two decades. Current public policy decisions will lead to further increases. Understanding the impac...
|Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Resiliency, Trauma, Policy, and Practice
||Children and families from immigrant and refugee communities entering new lives in the United States are at risk of traumatic adjustment. Federal policies impact them directly and indirectly, privileging some while challenging others. It is incumbent...
|The Interconnection of Childhood Poverty and Homelessness: Negative Impact/Paints of Access
||Child poverty negatively impacts the development of children; family homelessness compounds the issues. Both have dramatically
increased over the last two decades with far-reaching. poorly understood consequences. The impact of the instability
|Reframing the Dialogue on Female-Headed Single-Parent Families
||The increase in female-headed single-parent families, and the high rates of poverty among them, caused by changing economic and social support structures, is an international phenomenon. The traditional negative focus on the deviance of this family s...
|The relationship between social work and environmental sustainability: Implications for interdisciplinary practice
||The Brundtland Commission, formally the World Commission on Environment and Development, established by the United Nations in 1983, links peace, security, development and the environment claiming that war, poverty and structural violence result in th...
|A story to tell: The cost of bullying and mobbing in the workplace
||Bullying and mobbing are secretive, targeted, and widespread forms of abuse in the workplace (European Foundation, 2002). This behavior is designed to ostracize, isolate, undermine, and eliminate the person(s) being targeted. For reasons as yet unkno...
|Tortillas and salt: Lessons across North America
||This is my story about educating social work students (and faculty) about poverty and privilege in the first and third worlds. The story is one of shared learning. Through this story, an intertwining of many stories, I share the experiences of studen...
|Transforming sustainability education: Ethics, leadership, community engagement, and social entrepreneurship
||Globally, organizations continue to be challenged regarding their impact on citizens, cultures, and the environment. As a result sustainability has become an important curricular element in leadership education. We examine the relationship between et...