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 1996

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How Hospital Social Service Directors Perceive the Current and Future Role of the Medical Social Worker, Molly Schwegman Martin

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An Exploration of the Role of Computer Mediated Communications in the Lives of Older Adults, JoAnne Middaugh

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Exploring the Relationship Between Parental Satisfaction with CTARS and Improving Child's School Performance and to Identity the Resilient Attributes in These Children, Kathy A. Oelze

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A Historical Research Study of the Evolution of Attention Deficit Disorder, Eleonora R. Posner

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A Descriptive Study of Adolescent Truancy in Dakota County, Connie Roller

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Factors Which Influence Recidivism Rates for Individuals at a Regional Treatment Center (RTC) Who Have Been Dually Diagnosed with Mental Illness/Chemical Dependency (MI/CD), Gina Marie Schmerler

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Needs Assessment on Homeless Women, Sandra A. Scott

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Children as Witnesses of Family Violence: Needs Assessment with Program Implications, Beverly A. Seifert

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Chronic Child Neglect: A Journey of Junctures, Margaret Shoemaker

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Understanding of post-traumatic Stress Disorder Among Khmer Traditional Healers: A Case Study, Chang Thach

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The Impact of Juvenile Curfew Enforcement on Crime Statistics, Kevin Orron Thomas

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Adoption Assistance is Crucial to Facilitate Placement and Ensure Permanency for Children With Special Needs: Perceptions of North Dakota Parents Who Adopt, Kathlyn D. Thoreson

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Attrition in the Mandated Treatment of Men Who Batter: A Look at Demographic Influence, Jill A. Yoerger

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Personal and Social Factors Related to Adolescent Recidivism, Edgar Young Jr

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Client Survey of a Group Treatment Model for Adult Women Incest Survivors, Kristen A. Atmore

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Peer Mediation Program in a Elementary School, Dawn E. Berg

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An Exploration of Nursing Home Social Workers' Training and Support Networks in the Area of Death and Grief, Gena du Bois

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The Development of a Workshop for Social Workers: A Framework for Understanding and Addressing Family Violence and the Victimization of Women, Genevieve R. Branigan

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Effects of the Boarding School Experience on American Indian Families: Practice Guidelines, Renee A. Burger

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The Use of Adoption as an Expedient Foster Care Permanency Plan, Wendy G. Cook

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School Social Workers' Perceptions of Their Role in Preventing and Eliminating Discrimination Toward Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Students, Jennifer E. Corniea

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Empowerment of Patients In Health Care and Its Impact on Their Behavior, Laurie Dahley

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A Measure of Success in an Alternative Junior High School, Jana B. Dannemiller

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The Efficacy of St. Francis Halfway House Residential Treatment Services for Adults Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Teri Dimond

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Resident Perceptions Regarding Quality of Care at Sister James Nursing Home, Michelle R. England

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A Study of Resources for Families of Individuals who have a Mental Illness within Hennepin County State of Minnesota, Jody L. Friesen Grande

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Breaking the Cycle: Self-Esteem and African American Youth, George B. Gill

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Women Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury, Wendy N. Gomez

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Case Manager's Perceptions of the Use and Effectiveness of Sanctions in the STRIDE Program, Suzanne Hansen

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Exploring the Impact of Funding Source on the Provision of Family Presentation Services, Debora L. Heider

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Assessing Crime Victim Satisfaction With Probation Services, Janet L. Isaacson

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Evaluation of the Crisis Intervention Program in a Family Preservation Services Agency, Mary Lou Kley

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Minneapolis Kinship Mentoring Program: A Descriptive and Exploratory Study, Susan J. Kramer

A Program to Facilitate, Integrate, and Transform Masculinity and Femininity in Teachers to Enhance Wholeness and Creativity, Gwenneth A. Litke

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An Exploratory Study of the Similarities and Differences Between Special Care Units (SCUs) For People With Dementia and Non-SCUs With Recommendations For New SCUs, Susan Ann Manning

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Orientations Toward Leadership--Youth Views on the Roles, Responsibilities, Characteristics, and Behaviors of Service-Oriented Leadership, David McGill

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Resiliency in Children: Identifying and Nurturing Coping Skills Through Outpatient Mental Health Services, Sharon Michel

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The Roles of Stress and Self-Esteem in Families at Risk, Kay E. Nelson

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An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Hearing Conservation Program for Fourth Grade Students, Dianne R. Olson

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Self-Reports about Homelessness: Single Women with Children, Kristen J. Pederson

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Perceptions of Family-Centered Care at the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children - Twin Cities Unit, Kristen E. Peterson

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Barriers to Cardiac Patients Returning to Work: Program Planning Guidelines for Social Workers in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs, Anne Powers

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A Study of Resident and Family Psychosocial Needs in Nursing Homes, Kathryn A. Rasmussen

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The effect of Hospital Restructuring on Nurses' Perceptions of Their Work Environment, Judy Reeve

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Women's Pathways: Identifying Access Points to Leadership, Jody A. Rosenbloom

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The Degree of Agreement in Defining Child Maltreatment Among Hennepin County Child Protection Workers in Minnesota, Emily Sprague Ryan

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Effective Leadership Styles and Methods: A Survey of Opinions of Faculty and Management at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Judith A. Sanchez

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Treatment Foster Parents' Perceptions of Their Role with the Primary Family of Foster Youth, Sheila M. Schmaltz

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Interventions With Older Adults With Hoarding Behaviors Living in "Garbage Houses", Henry J. Schoonover

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The Relationship Between Service Utilization and Psychiatric Hospitalization Among People Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Craig S. Schwalbe

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Development of a Workshop for Older Adult Volunteers Using a Life Strengths Guide With Clients, Karen A. Strom

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The Impact of Collaborative Writing Lessons on Individual Attitudes and Specific Writing Skills of Mainstream High School Students in the English Classroom, Barbara B. Swenson

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Client Satisfaction in Home Healthcare, Leslie Throne

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The Process of Implementing an Un-doing Racism Through Inclusiveness Plan: A Case Study, Megan C. Toal

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Client Satisfaction with Transition Services Provided by Hennepin County, Services for Persons with Disabilities, Julie Zinski

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Work Satisfaction of Arab Social Services Employees in Southern Israel, Soleman H. Abu Bader

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When Two Worlds Collide: Awkward or Troubling Post-Termination Encounters Between Therapists and Clients, Kay M. Adams

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Implementation of Apprenticeship Programs in the High School Curriculum, Marian A. Allen

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Development of Workshop for School Social Workers: A Framework for Addressing Sexually Abused Adolescents, Lisa M. Baird

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Elementary School Teaching Staffs' Responses to Children Who Act Out Disruptive, Defiant or Aggressive Behaviors, Bonnie Beckel

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Respite Care for Children with Emotional / Behavioral Disorders in a Foster Care Setting, Marcia L. Bolte

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Biracial Children Research Project, David Alan Branch

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Same-Sex Marriage Legislation and the Extension of Rights to People who are Homosexual, Quin Ripley Buchtel

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Assessing Satisfaction Among Clients of a Probation Service Center, Iris B. Burlock

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Cambodian Refugee Experience History of Genocide Implications for Social Workers, Mark Cavanaugh

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Minnesota Youth in Care: Voices of Wisdom, Michelle L. Chalmers

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The Evaluation of Organizational Structure in the Rape Crisis Movement in Minnesota from 1970-1990, Cheryl A. Champion

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School and Human Service Collaboration: A Needs Assessment, Amy Clark

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An Evaluation of Employee Assistance Program Services to Monolingnal Spanish Speaking Hispanics in the United States, Richard Crislip

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Urban Gangs: The Dynamics of Poverty, the Media and Gang Membership, Chalmers Lee Davis

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Implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Daniel G. Dierfeldt

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Evaluating Head Start: An Historical Review of Program Goals and Factors Which Impact Program Evaluation, Violet M. Finkelson

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The Definition of Stalking: Its Historical Context and Current Status, Christine M. Freund

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An Evaluation Model for a Children's Shelter, Brian Fruchtman

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An Historic Review of Special Education and the Effects of Segregation on Educational Service Provision, Leslie E. Green

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Personal Conservatorship Services for the Elderly: A Needs Assessment with Program, Linda Keintz Hickman

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Protective Factors in Preventing Adolescent Alcohol Abuse, Robin Leigh Howard

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Wisconsin's Chapter 51 - The Mental Health Act, and the Proposed Fifth Standard of Dangerousness for Civil Commitment Legislation: A Policy Analysis, Kathryn M. Huston

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Community Based Mental Mental Health Services: Perspectives of Clients with Mental Illness and of Case Managers, Taylor Jones Jr

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Adolescents' Perceptions of Long-term Hospitalization and Post-hospitalization Experience, Mary J. Kacvinsky

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Socio-Economic and Political Implications of the Termination of General Assistance Benefits for Undocumented Victims of Torture in Minnesota, Evelyn C. Lennon

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The Role of the School Social Worker in the St. Paul School District, Kathleen Lombardi

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Leadership and Home Based Family Support Services, Nancy A. Moore Smith

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A Study of the Characteristics, Experiences, Emotions, Needs of Primary Caregivers Whose Relatives Were Admitted to a Short Term Rehabilitation Unit in a Health Care Community, Sandra G. Nelson

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The Efficacy of Residential Treatment Services for a Child Diagnosed with Schizophrenia: A Case Study, Roxanne F. O'Connor

The Impact of Whole Family Foster Care on Social Support Networks, Sheri A. Olson

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Comparing the Effects Multiple Roles Have on Female Professionals and Their Families, Patricia M. Parsinen

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A Short-Term Group Model for Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Linda M. Pavic

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Preserving Families: Does It Work? A Policy Analysis, Karen L. Peterson

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Ageism: An Exploration of Social Workers' Attitudes Toward Psychological Services for Elders, Anita L. Raymond-Wrage

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Computers in Social Work: A Review of the United Way's First Call for Help System, Michael Resig

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Training Foster Parents and Birth Families in Caring for American Indian Children Who Have Experienced Both Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects and Sexual Abuse, Vi E. Rocek

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Family Centered Birth Project: Prenatal Education and Outcomes, Deanna Scherr

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Spirituality in Social Work Practice, Barbara J. Schmidt

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Second Time Around Parents, Nevere G. Sila

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Lesbian Battering: An Exploratory Study, Raquel Volaco Simoes

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Exploration of Human and Social Service Needs of the Transgender Community: Guidelines for Social Workers, Lori A. Stark

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Case Study: Supporting Resilience in Males, Deborah Schurman Strand

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Collaborative Approach to Adoptive Placement of Infants in Minnesota: An Effectiveness Assessment of the African American Adoption Project, Helen M. Strother

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Guatemalan Families: Cultural Attributes and Biculturation, Maren K. Swensen