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Professionalization and social justice in social work: discourses in conflict
This dissertation seeks to explore the proposition that social work's professional discourse of social justice is an instrument of social injustice. The purpose of the dissertation is (1) to illuminate "how" social work's social justice discourse is an instrument of injustice, and (2) to argue that the relation between the ...
Multi-level factors related to deficiencies in psychological care in Washington State skilled nursing facilities
Persons living in skilled nursing facilities (SNF) have extensive psychosocial needs, yet the services provided to meet those needs appear insufficient. Facility social workers are recognized as the primary providers of psychosocial services in SNFs, but often report barriers interfering with their ability to furnish services ...
Consumer choice in developmental disability services: assessing the impact on quality of life indicators
Intervention approaches with people with developmental disabilities have moved from a care model which emphasized medical treatment and rehabilitation to a support model that emphasizes consumer self-direction and choice (Mary, 1998). Despite this shift in intervention approach, there has been a lack of theoretically-guided ...
Urban redevelopment, housing loss and class segregation: a case study of gentrification in Seattle
This dissertation examines changing patterns of spatial stratification by social class in downtown Seattle, Washington from 1960 through 1990, focusing on the loss of low-cost housing and displacement of low-income residents. During this period, the social and class composition of downtown Seattle underwent a significant ...
Predicting positive youth development outcomes using the social development model
Many researchers and practitioners in the prevention field have been advocating for a shift in focus from programs designed solely to reduce problem behaviors toward programs that focus upon enhancing youth competency and positive development. Such advocates have provided recommendations for what they believe falls under the ...
Social services in rural Alaska: an ethnography of service provision in a Yupʾik Eskimo community
This dissertation is an ethnography of the lived experience of contemporary social work in a Yup'ik (Eskimo) village. Despite efforts to increase "cultural competence," there has been little systematic investigation of the everyday meaning of formal social work/social services in the lives of rural Alaska Natives. This research ...