Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Phu Phan

Second Advisor

Sumin Hsieh

Third Advisor

Mark Simpson


The purpose of this study is to investigate what the participant has gained by attending Hennepin County's Healthy Relationship's class. The study is a summative evaluation of a Hennepin County's Parent Support Project's Healthy Relationships class.

The class was designed to provide educational and therapeutic services to mother with cognitive limitations. The class was developed to increase the mothers awareness of reciprocal relationships in her own life and to model positive relationships with others to her children. The design of the study included review of course materials. Additionally, the researcher conducted one hour in-depth interviews with four clients from the class to evaluation how effective the class was in teaching relationship skills, and what skills, if any, did the clients learn from the class. The significance of this study will be used for planning and developing future classes for this client population.


SC 11.MSW.2001.Sorenson.T

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