Theses, Dissertations, and graduate student summative projects submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation from Augsburg University

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Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The 1998 Minnesota Legislation for the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Policy Analysis, Mary J. Arfmann

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A Hermeneutics Study: The Spirituality of Adults with a Terminal Illness in a Hospice Program, Ginny K. Backman

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Stride and MFIP: Outcome Differences, Melissa A. Bate

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Family Preservation and Reunification : Do our Nations Laws Support this Concept?, Bekah Saliterman Bauer

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Public and Private Responses to Infant Abandonment, Jo C. Bauer

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Minority Social Workers' Perspective Regarding the Recruitment and Retention of People of Color in the Social Work Profession, Dana M. Bennett

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Spirituality and Disability : What are the Dynamics and Significance of Spirituality in the Lives of People with Physical Disabilities, Michele Berndt

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An Exploratory Study Of Independent Living Skills Of Emancipated Treatment Foster Care, Christine Marie Beseman Durocher

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Public Schools and Islam: Accommodating the Needs of Muslim Students in the Public Schools, Ethan Bleifuss

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A Needs Assessment to Determine if There Is a Need for Information/Support Groups for Informal Caregivers Of Terminal Cancer Patients, Keri Bolduan

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The Red Cross: Perceptions of an International Organization at the Local Level, Jennifer M. Bratsch

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A Hermeneutic Study of Individuals with PTSD and Their Experiences with Bodywork, Linnea L. Buffie

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Evaluating the Engagement Process of Involuntary Male Clients in a Court-ordered Domestic Abuse Program, Colleen Cunningham

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Services Provided For Sexually Abused Children In Staffed Emergency Children's Shelters In the Metro Area, Kylie L. Davis

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Social Support and Depressive Symptoms of Older Adults Residing in an Age Segregated Housing Complex, Erica M. Doyen

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Florence Nightingale as Servant-Leader, Theresa Duffy

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Implications of Early Brain Development on Child Care, Troy Dunkley

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The Impact of Deinstitutionalization on Individual Who Receive Services from Guild Incorporated, Meredith K. Foster

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How Life Marker Events Affect The Grieving Process of Elderly Caregivers Who Have Lost Their Spouses: An Exploratory Study, Gayle E. Galarneau

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Perceptions of Social Workers Concerning Possible Gaps in the Discharge Planning Process at Regional Treatment Centers, Kathleen A. Goblirsch

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Leadership: Understanding and Adapting to Generational Differences and Core Work Values, Denise Gordon

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Social Workers' Experience of Implementing Therapeutic Touch: A Hermeneutic Study, Sheila V. Greene

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Narrative Therapy: A Multidimensional Case Evaluation, Brad Hanson

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Qualitative Study of Prenatal Care and Low Income Women, Amy B. Hoppe

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An Exploratory Internet Study Of Perceptions Of Academic Accommodations Among Post-Secondary Students With Disabilities, Lance Hotchkiss

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Program Evaluation of Integrated Community Services, Julie R. Humbert

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Family Members of Gays and Lesbians Attitudes Toward Homosexuality, Diane M. Jorgensen

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Mission, Vision, Values, and Spirituality: A Case Study, Jean Kelly

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A Case Study of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton's Leadership, Jim L. Kline

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Leadership in the Continuous Improvement Process, Jim L. Kline

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The Experience of Family Adaptation of Hypertechnical Communications as it Relates to Normative Parent-Adolescent Conflict, Robert M. Lawlor

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A Content Analysis of the Leadership Themes Portrayed in the Dilbert Comic Strip, Stephanie L. McCollum

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A Hermeneutical Study: The Personal Meaning of the Dying Experience of Individuals with a Terminal Illness, Maurine E. McCort

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The Interaction Between Therapist Personal Sexual Trauma History And Client Sexual Trauma Material, Jennifer L. McVay

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Adult Children with Developmental Disabilities: The Impact on the Mothers, Tracy J. E Mitchell

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Health Start School-Based Clinic Staff and Hmong Adolescents: Does the Servant Leadership Theory Apply?, Tie H. Oei

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Crow Wing County Family Services Collaborative Service Worker Program Evaluation - A Parent's Perspective, Sandra Olson Larson

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The Attitudes of Business Owners and Employees Towards Adults with Developmental Disabilities as Customers: An Exploratory Study, Rachel K. Olson

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Heroic Leadership: A Native American Legend, Sitting Bull 1831 - 1890, Charley Price

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Volunteer Motivations for College Students: Reasons for Initial and Continued Involvement in Involuntary Community Service Organizations, Tanya K. Refshauge

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What It Takes For a Woman To Start Her Own Business: My Personal Quest, Kristi Rinehart

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Reweaving the Web of Life: A Case Study of a Feminist Leader in a Feminist Organization, Kathryn Ringham

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Establishing a 'Place of Hope' In a Homeless Shelter for Families and Children, Annette E. Rodriguez

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An Exploratory Study of Patient Satisfaction and Servant Leadership, Carol L. Watson Saunders

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A Hermeneutic Study: The Impacts of the Harm Reduction Approach on Women Living In Abusive Relationships, Darla Segelstrom

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A Summative Evaluation of Hennepin County's Parent Support Project's Healthy Relationship's Parent Education Class, Tina Sorenson-Ford

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A Qualitative Study of the Relationship Between Personal Resources and Nursing Home Admissions, Vickie Stohr

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The School Experience of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Students, Lisa Stromquist

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Disruptive Behavior Disorders and School Based Intervention Services, Peggy S. Swenson

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The Experience of Alcohol Use in Adolescence: A Hermeneutic Study, Stacy O. Swenson

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Followership: Why Leadership Works, Gordon Thomas

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Is the Overrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education an Undesirable Consequence of the 1975 Education for AII Handicapped Children Act (P.L. # 94-142) and its Amendments?, Eve M. Toomey

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The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Attrition in Youth Care Workers, Cole Trimble

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The Refugee Experiences of Somali Women: A Qualitative Study, Lisa Valiquet

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An African-Centered Model for the Group Treatment of Domestic Violence, Robert John Wehling

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Female Marketing and Communications Professionals: Challenges and Opportunities for Corporate Leadership, Wendy Celaine Wehr

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A Hermeneutic Study: Adult Survivors' Lived Experiences of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Traci Weise

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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A Historical Comparison of Treatment Between Male and Female Sex Offenders in the Correctional System, Weida Y. Allen

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Parental Influence Factors Affecting Christian Faith Maturity of Children through Adolescence, James W. Anderson

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Social Support of Sudanese Refugees in Anoka County, Minnesota, Leslie Kay Anderson

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Community Assessment: Strengths and Challenges of American Indian Youth, Yvonne L. Barrett

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Somali Immigrant Families: A Foreign Life Experience in the United States, Elizabeth Moleye Bel

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Rural Pregnant and/or Parenting Teenagers and Their Informal Support Systems, Rhonda Burns

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Surveying Parents Perceptions of Wraparound Services in a Special Education Setting, Brenda Chapman

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Risk and Resilience Factors Linked to Problem Behavior Among Urban Culturally Diverse Adolescents, Stephanie L. Crosby

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Effective Interventions for Victims of Workplace Violence as Perceived by Employee Assistance Professionals, William Anthony Curti

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Early Childhood Professional's Interpretations of Preschool Children's Acting Out Behaviors in the Classroom, Stacy L. D'amico

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Substance Dependent Women and Family Support, Christina Marie Decker

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Home of the Shepherd: A Study of Past Program Participants' Experience of Organizational Values, Cynthia J. Foster

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Methamphetamine Treatment: A Hermeneutic Study, Sandra S. Hamann

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The Treatment Experience of Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse with Co-Occurring Issues of Substance Abuse, Barbara E. Harschutz

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Policy Analysis of Minnesota's Department of Children, Families, and Learning Violence Prevention Plan, Todd S. Harvey

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The Role of the Internet Entrepreneur In the Information Economy, Neal Hauser

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A Descriptive Study of Accessibility to Mobile Crisis Services, Joni M. Heine

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The Experience and Coping of Hospital Social Workers with Critical Incidents, Amy B. Hertle

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The Role of Community Support Programs with Mothers and Fathers Who Are Mentally Ill, Deborah A. Hesli

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Is Mother Loss Curriculum Effective in Promoting a Healthy Grieving Process?, Patricia A. Hill

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Admitting a Loved One to a Nursing Home: A Family Experience, Karen Hinrichs

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Female Adolescent Offender's Experience with Restorative Justice Practice, Leslie Ann Houghtaling

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A Study of Mothers Working in Functional Hospital Positions and Their Perceptions of How Well They Are Balancing The Responsibilities of Work and Motherhood, Lisa A. James

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Individual or Shared Entrepreneurship: The Influence of Personal Leadership Style, Susan M. James

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Dying to Lead: Connections of Fear of Death, Personal Power and Leadership, Ann Johnson

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Prevalence of Physical and Psychological Abuse in Adolescent Dating Relationships in a Suburban High School, Stacy L. Johnson

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Multicultural Awareness and Understanding: A Corporate Leadership Perspective, Michelle L. Jones

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An Historical & Policy Analysis of the Patient Self-Determination Act as part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-508), Kristine H. Kaehn

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The Experience of recovery From the Perspective of Chemically Dependent Women: A Qualitative Study, Heidi Kammer Jensen

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The Leap of Faith Exploring Social Workers' Role in Therapeutic Foster Care and the Impact of Implementing the Strengths Perspective, Joshua M. Kent

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Quality of Life and Panic Disorder, Rebecca J. Wyatt Kinnander

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An Evaluation of the "Freshman Academy's" Programs Effectiveness to Provide a Smaller Community Environment, Dru Kneeland

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The Twin Cities Hospice Movement, David A. Larson

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Borderline Personality Disorder: Effectiveness of the DBT Model, Lynn Braun Larson

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Environmental Factors that Affect Juvenile Delinquency, Helen Marie Lewis

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The "Tao Te Ching:" A Primer for Developing a Leadership Philosophy, Merilee J. Light

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A Study of School Social Workers' Perceptions of Disruptive School Behaviors and their Role in Response to the Problem, Thomas E. Lucy

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The Concept of Hope in Social Work Practice and Education, Wayne Luebbert

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Social Workers and Battered Women: A Study of Professional Beliefs, Timothy Moe

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Community Sustainability Through Citizen Leadership, Wayne N. Monsen and Barbara A. Toren

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Social Workers: Their Role and Relationship With the People They Serve, Sheila Moriarty

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A Family Resource Center's Impact on Community Connection and Social Support, Cathy A. Mumm

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Are Public School Social Workers Viable Candidates as Section 504 Coordinator, Melissa J. Murphy