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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Gang activity in San Bernardino, California: A needs assessment for Operation Phoenix, Mario Leone Rogers

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Emancipated youths' perspective on transitioning into adulthood, DeAnn Petersen Russon

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Exploring the spiritual base of gay men in substance abuse treatment, Charles Arthur Selner

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Social support and homeless individuals 50 to 65 years of age, Joseph William Staudt

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Parents' perceptions of effective coping strategies for raising a child with autism, Dee Thigpen

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Characteristics of independent living program participants and non-independent living program participants, Raymond Acevedo

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Levels of subjective quality of life among adults with psychotic disorders formerly in foster care: Compared to a matched sample, Rosa Arias and Flora Irene Dharmaraj

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Perceptions of mental health services among marines, Leslie Marie Belt and Leslie Paul Schellbach

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Transitional difficulties among foster youth: A look at social support and attachment, Ashley Megan Brady and Kyra Kristine Dotter

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Service utilization among the mentally ill homeless, Amanda Nicole Card and Heather Nicole Sylvester

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The perceived educational barriers of foster youth: Social workers' perspectives, Barbara Marruth Castro and Nancy Ramirez

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Tracking the outcomes of independent living programs, Lorraine Golda DeMarco and Tamatha Jean Echevarria

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An assessment of foster youth and the California High School Exit Exam, Michael Lynn Edwards Jr. and Brandon Bowman Thayn

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The correlation between family cohesion and success in autistic treatment, Mindy Lee Gerbitz

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Spirituality in the daily lives of African American women, Denise Estell Holmes

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A needs assessment of the integration of domestic violence and substance abuse services for women, Tammy Lynn Hunt

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Factors participants value in breast cancer support groups, Renee Lauren Jarvis

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An assessment of the gambling behavior of older adults in a senior center setting, Debra Fay Johnson

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Social workers' knowledge of substance abuse, Mirta Escobedo Johnson

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The disproportionate representation of blacks in the child welfare system of the County of Los Angeles and decision-making practices of child welfare workers, Flora Mae Jones

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Disproportion of African American children in child welfare system crisis, Pamela Janice Jones

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Parenting the second time around: Voices from the Hispanic community on raising their grandchilden, Kellene Marie Lambert and Deborah Ann Price

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Utilization of community-based services among families with children with a mental disorder, Dymika Machelle Lane

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Preferred developmental disabilties among prospective adoptive parents, Brooke Noelle Larson

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Domestic violence in a faith-based setting, Elisa Petra Lee

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Structured decision making in adult protective services, Joseph Kenneth LoCoco and Christy Anne Herff

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Factors that contribute to the reluctance of mental health treatment seeking among African Americans, Natalie Nicole Majors-Stewart

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Uncovering the methadone counseling process among recovering and non recovering chemical dependency counselors, Sara-Amanda McCarthy and Jennifer Ann Palmersheim

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Cognitive coping and depression in elderly long-term care residents, Christine Viola McCormick

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Effects of residential and school mobility on foster children's academic performance, Brigette Vanessa Miller and Mabel Salvatierra

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Communicating with elderly mental health clients about medication concordance, Eva Mary Miller

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Preventing burnout among clinicians, Mandy Renee Miller

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High school Hispanic dropouts: Beliefs and attitudes among Hispanic parents, Karina Elizabeth Miranda and Vanessa R. Zambrano

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Improving support services for kinship caregivers of dependent children in San Bernardino County, Georgia Lee Moore

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Perceptions of social services among immigrants, Javier Martín Panameno and Carlos Morales

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A needs assessment of the homeless and the lack of affordable housing programs for the homeless, Susan Carol Parks

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Factors that guide toward the emancipation of foster care youth, Singhi Rajan

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Job satisfaction of child welfare workers in San Bernardino County Department of Children's Services, Susana Ramirez and Mirella Ochoa

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Factors that contribute to resiliency in former foster youth, Deanna Nicole Reyes and Phillip Parra

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The effects of perceived discrimination on Samoan health, Shail Singh

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Understanding the knowledge Masters of Social Work student's have in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender foster youth issues, Amy Rebecca Taliaferro

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The parolee experience: An analysis of pre-incarceration, incarceration, and post incarceration, Karen Ann Torres

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Graffiti art and self-identity: Leaving their mark, Lorenzo Martin Aguilar Valdez

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Depression and coping among Hmong refugees, May Vang

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Homeless children: A needs assessment, Constance Marie Whelan

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Factors associated with job burnout among mental health workers, Tammy Marie Whitlow

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Intimate partner violence among Latina women: In their own words, Sarah Anne Yeung and Yvonne Leticia Quesada

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The correlation between social support, socioeconomic status and psychological well-being among Hispanic adolescent females, Xochitl Margarita Alvarez and Marcela Mercado

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Caregiver burden in the Latino family, Yvonne Arellanes-Amador

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Teenage codependency: A social worker's perspective, Diane Jean Ausilio

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Caregiver characteristics that foster secure attachment syles in children, Anna Marie Avila

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Role satisfaction: Grandparents raising grandchildren, Noreen Orman Ayres

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Falling through the cracks: A look at factors contributing to non-participation in independent living program services, Cheryl Joy Babb and Holly Sue Ninneman

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Motivational levels and abstinence rates in substance abuse clients, Stephen Sean Borchers

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Children's asthma: Relationship between parental education and frequency of emergency room visits, Victorine Natalie Brewer-Benjamin

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An evaluation of the impact of maternal substance abuse on infant and child attachment, Rachel Clare Caudillo

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Prevalence of depression among adolescent males in residential treatment, Keri Nicole Chavez and Alexa Joy Perez

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Process evaluation of treatment with adolescents in residential treatment foster care, Courtney Anne Glazer and Adrianne Marie Vance

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The advantages and obstacles of having been raised by a gay or lesbian parent, Jennifer Falconi Hilt

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African American caregiver burden: Stress factors and utilization of services, Lorna Jean LeVias

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The effect of the exposure to domestic violence on psychological well-being among American Muslim women, Soulafa Shakhshir Massoud and Vanessa Francis Romo

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Psychological quality of life in the nursing home environment, Gabriel Mejia

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Parents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder children: A needs assessment, Sunshine Dawn Munesue-Tenerelli

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An exploratory study of barriers to psychotropic adherence from the client's perspective, Nicole Nanchy and Michelle Sereese Green

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Differences in sexual knowledge of students from Christian and non-Christian colleges, Maren Elizabeth Oslund

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Overrepresentation of African Americans in the child welfare system: Differential treatment in risk assessment by public child welfare workers, Rebecca Sheree Owens and Courtney Marques Roushion

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Family medicine physician residents' perspectives on domestic violence, Christina Marie Peña

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Parent skills training for individuals in substance abuse treatment, Frances Quintana

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Cultural beliefs and attitudes among Latinos with end stage renal disease, Guillermina Robles-Burgos and Ada Ocasio-Paŕe

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Domestic violence exposure: Effects on adolescents' dating relationships, Karina Sicairos and Leah Marie Campos

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Child sexual abuse: Understanding this multigenerational phenomenon, Ana Maria Stockwell and Maria De La Luz Santana

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Filipino-American perceptions of and experiences with domestic violence, Bernice Macaraeg Tabil

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The relationship between meaning in life and depression in young adult, Sarah Lynn Tuttle

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How youth in transitional housing perceive the independent living program and aftercare services at Cameron Hill, Savannah VanKummer and Richard Vela

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Child protective service worker's perception of how housing issues affect their decisions, Amanda Vasquez and Dorothy Ann Mokate Wilson

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Social workers' perceptions of team decision-making, Jennifer Yvonne Veal

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A comparative study of the motivations of potential versus experienced foster care providers, Maria Maxine Weiss

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The need for social work intervention for the elderly patients and their family members, Yasuyo Abo

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Cultural competence needs of non-Latino foster parents: A study of transcultural foster care with Latino children, Myriam Renee Aguilar and Amanda Nicole Robles

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Foster caregivers' opinions on the causes of multiple placements among foster children, Erika Yolanda Alatorre and Angelica Lemus

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Long term effects of day treatment programs for adults with severe and persistent mental illness: Effectiveness measured in rates of recidivism, Glenna Denise Briney

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Child welfare workers' perceptions of reunification services: Are timeframes feasible?, Nancy Razo Calderon and Elisa Adriana Hernandez

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Play therapy interventions and their effectiveness in a school-based counseling program, Nancy Cardenas

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American forensic social workers' knowledge of and skepticism toward dissociative identity disorder, Amy Lee Consolati

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Do educators value school social workers?, Keynasia Kami Daniels

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Vacation spots or homes?: Children who live in motels, Katrina Michele Devine

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The effects of pet ownership and attachment on caregivers' mental health, Eveleen Irene Dimaggio and Nicole Renee Hughes

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Transition from foster care to adoption: Services needed for building adoption permanency for children, Colleen O'Neill Duggin

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Kin caregivers' perceptions of social worker and agency services and support, Diana Ray Egan and Meri Lynn Vandom

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What teachers and probation officers identify as the most influential risk factors that lead youth to criminal behavior, Raymond Deion Ephriam and Antonio Castro

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Special care units: Recreational activities for patients with Alzheimer's disease, Christina Marie Erickson-Taube

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Spirituality and compliance correlates of hemodialysis patients, Paula Luz Ferro and Gloria Del Fernandez

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Cultural factors affecting Latino diabetics, Maud Danitza Garcia

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Social support as an influential factor in treatment-seeking, Liana Christine Gonzalez

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Kinship care placement: Do grandparents' relationships with birthparents affect placement outcomes?, Judith Mary Greenwood

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Stepparents: Social support systems and factors that contribute to role fulfillment, Lydia Guerrero and Sonia Marlene Valadez

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Risk factors associated with recurrent child maltreatment, Mary Beth Hickey and Karen Eva Smithson

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Levels of social intimacy among women in substance abuse treatment, Jean Emiko Ishihara

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The utilization of parent-child visitations for reunification and stability among children and families, Susanne Allison Jimenez and Lori Hai Stooksbury

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A bi-county examination of child welfare workers' levels of compassion fatigue and coping skills, Pamela Marie Keyes and Christina Leigh Smith