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When is it appropriate to focus on protection in interventions for adolescents? slides notes
This lecture provides information pertaining to protection as a valid means of intervention for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems.

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Authors: Natasha K Bowen, D Flora
Applicable Courses: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice, Family and Child Policy, Family and Child Practice, Mental Health Policy, Research and Research Methods
Topics: Children and Families, Mental Health, Policy

Assisted living and nursing homes: Apples and oranges? slides notes
This presentation discusses the emergence of assisted living facilities from nursing homes, and the differences between the provisions of care. The study presented describes the current state of residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) care and residents in skilled nursing homes (NHs). The authors identify different types of RC/AL facilities and their residents, and how the variation in case-mix reflects differences in service provision.

Date Posted: Friday, December 17, 2004
Authors: Sheryl Itkin Zimmerman
Applicable Courses: Aging Policy, Aging Practice
Topics: Health, Older Adults, Policy

Distribution of African Americans in residential care / assisted living and nursing homes: More evidence of racial disparity? slides notes
This lecture provides empirical evidence of the racial separatism of residential care / assisted living facilities and nursing homes, as well as the degree of this separation. In addition, information is presented correlating racial separatism and community and facility characteristics.

Date Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2004
Authors: Sheryl Itkin Zimmerman
Applicable Courses: Aging Policy, Aging Practice, Discrimination and Inequality
Topics: Diverse Populations, Health, Policy

Coercion and drug treatment for postpartum women slides notes
This lecture provides information pertaining to the use of coercion in treating postpartum women with substance abuse problems. It presents empirical evidence supporting the use of gender specific programming, maintaining custody of children, and the use of coercion as effective components in substance abuse treatment.

Date Posted: Monday, August 30, 2004
Authors: Robert Nishimoto, Amelia C Roberts
Applicable Courses: ATOD and Substance Abuse, Discrimination and Inequality, Ethics in Social Work Practice, Family and Child Policy, Family and Child Practice, Health Practice, Practice with Women
Topics: Children and Families, Health, Policy, Substance Abuse

Policy Implications of Foster Family Characteristics slides notes
This lecture identifies important issues concerning parents providing foster care services, including the need for additional research support, higher reimbursement rates for parents, provision of insurance and childcare, effective training for parents, and incentives to attract more families.

Date Posted: Friday, August 20, 2004
Authors: Richard P Barth
Applicable Courses: Child Welfare and Child Welfare Policy, Family and Child Policy, Family and Child Practice, Family Development and HBSE
Topics: Children and Families, Policy

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