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#1Lesley Deacon (University of Sunderland)H-Index: 2
#2Stephen J Macdonald (University of Sunderland)H-Index: 7
Last. Jacqueline KentH-Index: 1
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Research into experiences of social isolation and loneliness has predominantly focused on older adults, i.e. post-retirement, as a significant at-risk group. Similarly, research exploring disability and loneliness has been associated with old age and conceptualised as an inevitable outcome of ‘failing’ health. This study seeks to conceptualise experiences of disability from a wider age group to understand if occurrences of social isolation and loneliness are commonplace. Fifteen qualitative biog...
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This paper explores the role of social work practice in youth risk prevention through evidence-based interventions, such as the Strengthening Families Programme. It begins by analysing the aetiology of social work practice in prevention and the theories that aim to explain social work practice as one of the most important disciplines for meeting the skill development requirements of risk prevention. Research has shown that evidence-based interventions applied at the family level can delay the on...
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This paper describes a paradigmatic shift in child protection practice within the UK, arguing that there is a move away from the risk paradigm but that its replacement is not yet defined. The paper draws upon the critical literature to elucidate this shift and to give examples and arguments for why the risk paradigm is unsustainable and how this has created an essential tension within the profession. The paper finds that while the case against the risk perspective is strongly argued there is not...
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#1Irene Ikafa (UNE: University of New England (Australia))
#2Dieu Hack-polay (University of Lincoln)H-Index: 3
The paper examines stressors affecting involuntary and voluntary African migrants in Australia and how they cope with stress. Using semi-structured interviews, the paper examines the experiences of 30 African migrants in Australia. Most participants used a diversity of strategies including the reliance of God and family –usually constructed by alliance rather than kinship -to cope with stress. The key contribution of the paper is to go beyond traditional integration strategies to highlight the s...
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#1Charles Sutcliffe (University of Reading)H-Index: 18
#2Kish Bhatti-Sinclair (University of Chichester)H-Index: 3
Two fundamental questions for social work are considered: one normative and one positive. First, is it possible for social work practice to be based on an objective that maximises social welfare; and second, does social work practice actually conform to some objective, which may or may not maximise social welfare? These two questions are addressed in the context of one of the most important decisions made by social workers - the placement decision. It is argued that deriving a societal objective...
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#1Belén Mesurado (Austral University)H-Index: 5
#2Ricardo F. Crespo (Austral University)H-Index: 8
Last. Piablo Schiaffino (University of Palermo)
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Previous literature has been committed to study the impact of socio-economic variables on material life satisfaction and to study the impact on mental health on emotional life satisfaction. However, not many studies has investigated the impact of mental health over material life satisfaction. This paper has two main objectives: it explores the elements that increase satisfaction in Argentinean men and women according to their self-reports, and to study the influence of socioeconomic variables an...
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#1Lindsey Sanders (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
#2William N. Dudley (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)H-Index: 40
Last. David L. Wyrick (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)H-Index: 10
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An estimated 2 in 3 college students report consuming alcohol in the past month and 44% of students report engaging in high risk or heavy episodic drinking at least once in the previous 2 weeks. Despite evidence suggesting that participation in sports may be a protective factor for the use of alcohol, recent data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), finds that 77% college student-athletes report use. Though overall prevalence rates of alcohol consumption are similar among co...
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#1Uju Patricia Agbawodikeizu (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 1
#2Prince Agwu (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 1
Last. Ijeoma Igwe (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 2
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Death is regarded as a natural phenomenon of life, but its consequences for the bereaved are often times very bitter. One way to circumvent this bitter experience is through making plans before dying. However, not everyone seems to appreciate this, which has generated lots of controversies. Thus, end-of-life planning attitude among adult residents in one of Nigeria’s Igbo area was examined using cross-sectional survey. Data was collected from 587 adults and also analyzed using a combination of q...
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#1Mary Eschelbach Hansen (AU: American University)H-Index: 6
#2Ashley J. Provencher (Siena College)H-Index: 2
Last. Brian T. Yates (AU: American University)H-Index: 18
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Though several training and support programs for foster carers improve child behaviors, few have been shown to have a large impact on child welfare outcomes such as permanency. Additionally, most training and support programs are expensive. The Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) aims to improve outcomes at low cost by empowering foster carers as well as caseworkers. This paper uses administrative data to show that the earliest implementation of QPI shortened stays in care for children who were r...
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