Cathryne L. Schmitz

Research and practice interests: Organizational behavior/ Leadership diversity, program and community development, and gender identity and gender roles.

There are 28 included publications by Cathryne L. Schmitz :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Collaborative Practice in Low Income Communities: University, Agency, Public School Partnerships 1999 1530 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...
Combining mental health treatment with education for preschool children with severe emotional and behavioral problems 1996 206 With increasing poverty among families with young children, increasing violence in cities, and increasing stress in families, the needs of preschool children with emotional and behavioral problems are growing more complex. Although policy mandates se...
Community and Environmental Sustainability: Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Education 2010 2288 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 2014 2671 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 1991 1541 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 1983 5021 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 1999 2384 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 2002 4299 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 2001 2913 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...
Environmental Degradation: Communities forging a path forward 2019 336 Environmental degradation is well-known as a major cause of conflict as communities suffer from the effects of climate change, threat of toxins and depletion of natural resources (United Nations, 2009). The consequences are dire as environmental degr...
Environmental migration: Social work at the nexus of climate change and global migration 2018 251 Environmental migrants are caught at the nexus of the climate crisis and the global migrant crisis. The problems of the migrant crisis are recognized globally as they are linked to the complex issues being addressed by the United Nations’ Sustainable...
Environmental sustainability: Educating social workers for interdisciplinary practice 2013 94 The relationship between social justice, environmental sustainability, and positive peace has been well established by theorists who highlight the need for multidisciplinary community-level responses to conflicts resulting from environmental issues a...
Expanding the Story of Single Parents: Bringing the Vision to Completion through Writing and Editing 1998 825 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 1995 3962 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 1995 3962 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 2003 5218 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 2001 1948 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 of p...
Introduction 2014 55 Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis. The editorial staff is committed to developing a journal that will allow authors to address the many complex issues that peace and conflict professionals often face in...
Is There Room for Peace Studies in a Future-Centered War-Fighting Curriculum? 2014 96 Changing political, social, and economic realities in the United States, as well as the rest of the world, suggest that the Army will need to review how it accomplishes future military-centric missions. In a 2012 article in Foreign Affairs, Chief of ...
Multidisciplinary education for environmental sustainability 2014 44 The World Commission on Environment and Development (1987) recognised the interconnection across peace, security, development, and environmental sustainability. Likewise, war and extreme economic inequality are linked to structural violence in the hu...
Preparing social workers for ecosocial work practice and community building 2019 210 In the context of the global ecological crisis, the profession of social work is increasingly shifting to embrace an ecosocial lens, recognizing the centrality of the ecological environment for human existence and the inextricable linkages of wellbei...
Reframing the Dialogue on Female-Headed Single-Parent Families 1995 4055 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 2012 9817 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 2010 5243 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...
Stress and violence in the workplace: Theory and practice 2015 86 Work in the human services-whether on the frontlines or as a policy analyst, gram writer, researcher, manager, or teacher-is potentially satisfying and rewarding. It can also be extremely stressful, beyond the expectations of those starting out in a ...
Tortillas and salt: Lessons across North America 1998 758 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 2011 3895 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...
Voices of the adult children from lesbian/gay parent families 2012 99 The voices of adult children from lesbian and gay parent homes are missing from the literature. This qualitative study begins to fill that gap. Participants reflect on their childhood relationships and experiences, family and community influences, an...