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Submissions from 2019

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Utilizing the Senior Companion Program as a platform for a culturally informed caregiver intervention: Results from a mixed methods pilot study, Noelle L. Fields PhD, Ling Xu PhD, Virginia E. Richardson, Rupal Parekh, Dorothea Ivey PhD, and Melanie Calhoun

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“The Rain Grows Plants, the Thunder Does Not”: Refugee Mothers’ Narratives on Child Abuse and Neglect, Hermeet K. Kohli PhD, MSW and Susan Fineran PhD, LICSW

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Perceptions of Police in Neighborhoods Receiving Community-Oriented Policing Services: Community Survey Results from the Restore Rundberg Initiative, Paula Yuma-Guerrero MPH, PhD; Kyle Pitzer MSSW; Yessenia Castro BS, MS, PhD; Reuben Addo MSSA, PhD; Ahmed Whitt PhD; and Davis Springer MSW, PhD

Submissions from 2018

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Homeless Individuals’ Social Construction of a Park: A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective, Reuben Addo PhD

Submissions from 2017

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Caring for orphans and vulnerable children in institutional care facilities in sub-Saharan Africa: A social development intervention., Reuben Addo PhD

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The Senior companion program plus: A culturally-tailored psychoeducational training program for senior companions, Dorothea Ivey PhD

Books from 2015

Sexual Harassment, Education and Work: Current Theories, Research and Best Practices for Prevention, Michele A. Paludi PhD; Jennifer L. Martin PhD; James E. Gruber PhD; and Susan Fineran PhD, LICSW

Submissions from 2014

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Not Babysitting: Work Stress and Well-Being for Family Child Care Providers, Paula Gerstenblatt PhD, Monica Faulkner, Ahyoung Lee, Linh Thy Doan, and Dnika Travis

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Framing Service Learning in Social Work: An Interdisciplinary Elective Course Embedded within a University–Community Partnership, Paula Gerstenblatt PhD and Dorie J. Gilbert

Unlikely Fame: Poor People Who Made history, David Wagner

Submissions from 2013

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Collage Portraits as a Method of Analysis in Qualitative Research, Paula Gerstenblatt PhD

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Cultivating a thriving childcare workforce: a theory-driven qualitative analysis, Dnika J. Travis, Ahyoung Lee, Paula Gerstenblatt PhD, and Jessica Boston

Submissions from 2012

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Long-Term HIV/AIDS Survivors: Coping Strategies and Challenges, Pamela Stowers Johansen EdD, LSW and Hermeet K. Kohli PhD, MSW

Books from 2010

Contemporary Field Social Work: Integrating Field and Classroom Experience, Mark Doel, Steven M. Shardlow, and Paul G. Johnson

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Historical and Theoretical Development of Culturally Competent Social Work Practice, Hermeet K. Kohli PhD, MSW; Ruth Huber; and Anna C. Faul

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Assessing Cultural Competence in Graduating Students, Hermeet K. Kohli PhD, MSW; Amarpreet S. Kohli Ph.D.; Ruth Huber PhD.; and Anna C. Faul

Submissions from 2009

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Youth at work: Adolescent Employment and Sexual Harassment, Susan Fineran and James E. Gruber

Submissions from 2008

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Comparing the Impact of Bullying and Sexual Harassment Victimization on the Mental and Physical Health of Adolescents, James Gruber PhD and Susan Fineran PhD, LICSW

Submissions from 2007

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The Impact of Bullying and Sexual Harassment on Health Outcomes of Middle School and High School Girls, James Gruber and Susan Fineran

Empowering Children through Art and Expression : culturally sensitive ways of healing trauma and grief, Bruce St. Thomas and Paul Johnson

Submissions from 2006

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Review of License to Harass: Law, Hierarchy, and Offensive Public Speech, Susan Fineran PhD, LICSW

Submissions from 2003

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Peer Sexual Harassment and Peer Violence Among Adolescents in Johanesburg and Chicago, Susan Fineran PhD, LICSW; Larry Bennett PhD; and Terry Sacco MSW

Submissions from 2002

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Adolescents at Work: Gender Issues and Sexual Harassment, Susan Fineran PhD, LICSW

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Review of: The Road Not Taken: A History of Radical Social Work in the United States, David Wagner