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 1998

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Exploring the Differences in Autonomy for Residents with Alzheimer's Disease Between Those Living in a Special Care Unit and Those in a Residential Group Home: A Comparative Study, Michelle Mari Jensen

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Attitudes of Paternalism Among Social Workers Working with Involuntary Clients who are Adolescents, Karol J. Jensen-Schneider

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An Historical Review of Empirical Research Regarding Homophobia, Andrew Klopp

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Perceptions of Social Workers on Factors Associated with Foster Care Outcomes, Larry L. Kollman

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The Impact of Peer Mediation on Student Mediators, Lisa Laehn

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A Systems Modeling Approach to Strategic Educational Enrollment Planning, Thomas A. Larson

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An Exploratory Study of the Attitudes among Hospital Social Workers in Relationship to Managed Care, Shelby M. Lawrence-Hinshon

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The Influence of External Factors in the Overrepresentation of African American Males in Minnesota Special Education Programs, Lynn K. Lewis

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Addressing Violence in Public Schools Zero Tolerance vs. Ecologically Based Programs: A Policy Analysis, Lee A. Lindsey Jr

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Pregnancy Counselors' Perceptions of Disrupted Infant Adoptions, Michelle E. F Mayo

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A Descriptive Study of Adolescent Truancy in Ramsey County, Minnesota, Ruth Merritt

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Maintaining Social Services After-Hours in a Hospital Emergency Department: Health Care Preferences with On-Call and In-House Programs, Michelle L. Nash

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Characteristics of Leaders of Effective Rehabilitation Teams in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Kirsten K. Ness

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Client-Case Manager Relationship: The Effects and Impact of Rule 79 Case Managers Testimony in Commitment Court, Teresa M. Nordin

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Development of a Workshop Curriculum for Direct Service Professionals Serving People with Mental Retardation Who Have Challenging Behaviors, John J. O'Brien

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The Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood for People with Cystic Fibrosis, Marykay Lannon Palmer

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A Leadership Case Study: Application of Koestenhaum's Diamond Leadership Theory, Ann E. Paulsen

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Leaders In A Technologically Dispersed Work Environment, Beth A. Peroutka

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A Needs Assessment for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities, Susan E. Peterson

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Factors That Contribute to Resiliency in Anishinabe/Ojibwe Children Overcoming Adversity, Jeffrey S. Rodin

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The Relationship Between Recreational Activity and Dementia Behavior: An Exploratory Study, Nicole Schueller

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ls the Vice President of My Work Organization a Principle-Centered Leader?, S Robert Smith

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Development and Implementation of a Parent's Grief Support Group Concurrent with a Preexisting Children's Grief Support Group, Evelyn J. Swenson

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Adolescents' Perceptions of their Relationship with Family Members, John L. Upshaw

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A Training Model for Teaching Peer Coaching and Self Reflection, Suzanne Wescott-Roper

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Leadership in School-Agency Collaboration: Parent Empowerment for Educational Involvement, Kathleen A. Backberg

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Implementation of a Conflict Mediation Program in an Elementary School, Ruth Ann Moreno Belland

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The Intentions of Engaged to be Married and Recently Married Individuals to Seek Professional Help, Michael Robert Borowiak

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Examining the Complex Relationship Between Social Support and Self-Reported Physical and Emotional Status of Older Adults, Janet L. Cahill

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The Utilization of Hospice Care in Assisting to Meet the Needs of Family Members of Terminally Ill Patients, Karen S. Cartwright

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Licensing Public Social Workers in Selected States, Kyle G. Cloutier

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Evaluation of the Effects of a Conflict Resolution Program on the Behavior of Middle School Students, Julie A. Collins

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A Survey of Programs Addressing the Psychosocial Developmental Needs of African American Men Ages 18 to 26, Rodney J. Dewberry

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Exploration of Social Power Differences Between the Sexes: A View from the Transsexual Experience, Terry Dickelman

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An Historical Policy Examination of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-272), Douglas E. Dooley

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Loss and Grief Measurement Tool for Battered Women, Sherrie A. Eisele

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Case Study of Ethical Leadership and Abraham Lincoln, Jarrod Englebretson

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The Impact of In-Home Parenting Skills Training on Parenting Effectiveness for Parents with Developmental Disabilities, Suzanne Flolid

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What Can We Learn About Resilience From Women Who Survived the Great Depression?, Vicky LH Follansbee

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An Exploratory Study: Out-of-Home Placement Practices in Two Mid-Western Counties, Michael I. Frafjord

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Economic Self-Sufficiency Programs Within Privately-Owned, Subsidized, Family Housing Communities: A Program Development Process, Wendy A. Geving

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A Summary of the Important Components of Female Gender Specific Programming as Determined by Adolescent Females in The Juvenile Corrections System, Gail J. Grogan

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Developing a Multidisciplinary Team in Primary Care, Cynthia L. Gustafson

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Self-Determination at a Homeless Youth Serving Agency, Matthew F. Halley

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An Exploration of Medical Social Workers' Participation in a Grief Education Seminar, Colleen Marie Hoffman

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HIV Prevention Strategies Available in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for Women in the Twin Cities Area, Cathleen A. Holmberg

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Adoption Permanency of Older Children: Evaluation of Adoptive Family Functioning Variables in Families Who Adopt Older Children, Rhonda M. Jager-Pippy

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Comparing Two Support Groups' Impact on the Development of Middle School Students' Self-Esteem and Internal Locus of Control, Gary S. Johnson

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Transracial Adoption and Post-placement Services, Alisha Kaul-Nelson

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A Safe School Plan for Jefferson Elementary School, Jody Ann Kirchner

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Difficulties in the Recognition of Adolescent Depression, Laurel L. Klawitter

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Women and Mid-Life Divorce Losses and Triumphs, Christine Kocinski

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Educating Children with Developmental Disabilities in Regular Education Classrooms: A Public Policy Analysis, Monique J. Larson

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Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder at Home and School: Effective Intervention Strategies and Barriers to Services, Deana M. Loven

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A Study of What Criteria are Used to Decide on Flexible Funding for "Wraparound" Services in a Four County Collaborative, Janae T. Lucht

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An Assessment of Relationships between Actual and Perceived Caregiving Demand and Negative Impact Measures, Michele L. Mandrich

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Caregiver Support Groups: Benefits of Participation, Charlotte Jean McIntosh

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Soulful Leadership, Arlene W. Mitchell

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An Exploratory Study of Clergy's Perceived Stress Related to their Counseling Duties, Susan R. Monson

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School Social Worker Responses Relative to A Community School Model, Judith I. Muenzhuber

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Training for Transracial Adoptive Parents and Professionals Who Care for Transracially Adopted Children: The Roles of Identity Formation and Self-Esteem in Successful Placements, Robert L. O'Connor

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Practitioners' Perceptions of Older Male Batterers and Related Factors: An Exploratory Study, Connie F. Pribyl

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The Cost and Benefit of Supported Employment in Minnesota: A Social Policy Analysis, Robert Schwartz

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An Outcomes Evaluation of a Family Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, Laura Jean Skogen

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Exploring Parents Satisfaction with Collaborative Services Offered by a County Human Service Agency and School District, Tracy R. Sopiwnik

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The Purpose and Effectiveness of the Semi-independent Living Skills Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities: An Exploratory Study, Barbara Sulflow-Zaeska

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Is Corporate America Walking the Talk of Diversity Programs? The Impact of Diversity Initiatives on Institutional and Cultural Discrimination, Vivian L. Tanniehill

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Incidence of Substance Abusing Parents in the Child Welfare System, Kathryn Laura Vaudreuil

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Mr, S. And The Robert Greenleaf Servant Leadership Theory And The Effectiveness Of Mr. S.'s Leadership Skills With Volunteer Groups, Anita C. Walters

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Their Silent Voices Are Calling Us: The Efficacy of Art & Play as Methods of Intervention in Social Work Practice With Young Children Who Have Been Abused or Neglected and Who Hove Limited Verbal Language Skills, Brenda F. Watson

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Youth Homelessness, Nanci Jo Zenner

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Practices From the Perspectives of Agency Therapists and African American Clients, Thomas Adams

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Perinatal Loss and the Marital Relationship, Karilyn K. Alexander

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Positional Leaders in Minneapolis Neighborhood Groups, Stephanie Anne Anderson

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Heterosexual Women Arrested for Domestic Violence: Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment Planning, Michele R. Braley

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Access to Educational Services for Homeless Youth Ages 12 to 15 in Minneapolis, Alice L. Brown

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An Exploratory Study of Resilience Among American Indian Human Service Professionals, Georgette M. Bunker

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Causes of Conflict Between Hmong Parents and Their Adolescent Children, Vang Thomas Chang

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Evaluation for Intensive Home Community Based Services: A Program for At-Risk Youth and their Families, Bonnie Tali Cooper/Scheff

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A Descriptive Study: Identifying the Number of Youth and Parents Served by the North Dakota PATH Program That Have Substance Abuse Issues, Mari M. Daugherty

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State Guardianship: A Look at Youth in Hennepin County, Kimberly Shannon Doran

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Caregivers Information Seminar: Development of a Program for Caregivers in the Work Place, Kathi L. Durkee

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An Assessment of the Employment Needs of Southeast Asian Refugees on Public Assistance in Ramsey County, Nils Dybvig

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Recommendations for Parent Involvement in Elementary School Peacemaking Programs, Louise E. Goetz

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Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren: Increased Stress Due to Role Restriction and Social Isolation, Jan B. Haugrud

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A Historical Study of the Minnesota Model: A Multidisciplinary Approach To Alcoholism Treatment, 1940's to 1995, John A. Herbaugh

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Determinants of Resilience in Mothers of Children with Disabilities: An Exploratory Study, Anne Dussol Humes

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An Exploration of the Needs of Students Who Attend an Alternative Junior High School, Chrislee Jacobs

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Open Adoption: It's Effect on the Parent-Child Relationship, Connie Johnson

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The Empowerment Effects of Criminal Court Legal Advocacy on Battered Women: An Exploratory Study, Elizabeth M. Jones

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Nurse's Perceptions: Responsibility Attribution of Rape Victims, Barbara J. Kiffe

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Development of a Support Group Curriculum: Building Self-Esteem with Adolescent Girls, Elaine S. Korsch

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Adolescents who have Experienced Parental Divorce: Saint Paul School Social Worker's Perceptions of the Challenges and Limitations Adolescents Experience, Ken Kozemzak

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Barriers to School Enrollment and Success of Children Living in Shelters in St. Paul, Minnesota: Perspectives of School and Shelter Staff, Claire Kuennen Jordan

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How Rural School Social Workers Perceive Elementary Nonattendance: Underlying Causes, Practical Interventions, and Role Identification, Anita M. Larsen

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Subsidy: More or Less, Michelle Lefebvre

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Passive Victims of Peer Bullying and Teaching Staff's Response to Them, Kenneth E. Maher

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Descriptive Analysis of the Elderly Who Utilize Mental Health Services With Implications for Program and Policy Development, Timothy P. Mahoney

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Descriptive Analysis of the Elderly Who Utilize Mental Health Services With Implications for Program and Policy Development, Timothy P. Mahoney

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Social Support and Single Parent Families: An Evaluation of Family Support Services, Cathy Maki