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Kimberley, Dennis – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The intent of this paper is to contribute to scholarship, knowledge and public policy regarding child maltreatment and parenting capacity within the context of parental substance use and abuse. One goal is to give voice to the children who have moved to, or who are approaching, the threshold for needing a type of protection that is neither…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Public Policy, Social Work
Penrod, Lynn – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This article focuses on a typical law and literature jurisprudence seminar and the use of literary texts in this type of class to foster the development of "ethical sentiments" in future legal practitioners. While the majority of jurisprudence courses within a standard law curriculum tend to use political theory, philosophical, or socio-cultural…
Descriptors: Law Students, Seminars, Ethics, Lawyers
Ponder, Fred T.; Slate, John R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
In this investigation, the authors surveyed graduate students (n = 129) in counseling and psychology regarding the extent to which addiction was present in their families. A high percentage of respondents, particularly females, reported that their families had alcoholism/drug addiction present. A statistically significant difference was yielded…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Substance Abuse, Females, Drug Addiction
Dehn, Julia – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The consequences of substance abuse and addiction are profound and depredating. The desolation is incalculable in estimating the psychological damage and trauma inflicted on the children of addicted parents. According to studies and statistics gathered by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, "there are more than 20 million children…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Self Efficacy, Well Being, Alcoholism
Canadas, Alejandro – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The current financial crisis not only brought us high levels of unemployment, abrupt international disruption in economic growth, disinflation of assets prices and a dry up in the credit markets, among many other things; but it also brought us a crisis in the theory of economics and finance. Even though, a discussion concerning "a crisis in the…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Ethics, Banking, Risk
Abadie, Ben R.; Brown, Stanley P. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The detrimental effects of physical inactivity within children have enormous personal health consequences. These health conditions have the potential to impact the economic vitality of society as a whole. Studies have indicated that inactive children are far more likely to suffer from obesity, type II diabetes, and hypertension than their…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Early Childhood Education, Physical Activity Level
Zucker, Gloria H. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Students with special needs require unique intervention strategies as they enter infant care and preschool environments. The techniques and materials discussed in this paper are designed especially for the child's unique abilities and disabilities. This paper will also focus on the skills needed for infants who have been identified as requiring…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Preschool Children
Simpson, Barbara E. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
As the title suggests, it will be suggested in this paper that attachment is a useful concept and that attachment disorders need to be addressed for infants and children to develop into responsible, caring, and mature adults for whom the everyday ability to learn from experience and adapt appropriately to an ever changing world. There will be no…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Self Control, Role, Children
Hall, Vickie A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
"Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword." Bulwer-Lytton recognized this strength years ago, and its truth continues to ring true in the works of authors: Tzvetan Todorov, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Rigoberta Menchu, and Deborah Tannen. Language is a centuries-old weapon wielded in the struggle against…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Higher Education, Females, Gender Differences
Ballenger, Julia – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The Labor Force 2008 projections reflected that the rate of growth for women in the labor force will increase at a faster rate than that of men (Fullerton, 1999). In 2008, the majority of employed women (39 percent) worked in management, professional, and related occupations (U.S. Department of Labor, 2008). Although women's participation in the…
Descriptors: Labor Force, Leadership, Males, Disproportionate Representation
Rawles, Portia D. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This paper presents two premises regarding school violence in urban America. First, that traumatic stress among urban youth in the United States is a key factor in the development and exacerbation of school violence in urban areas. Secondly, an efficacious approach to the resolution of school violence cannot be achieved without addressing this…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Violence, Poverty, Urban Areas
Mandleco, Barbara – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Women are not tenured at the same rate they are receiving PhDs, and less likely to be tenured when compared to their male counterparts. Reasons women have difficulty achieving tenure include not discussing important information about an academic appointment with colleagues, working part time or as adjunct faculty, being involved in "pastoral or…
Descriptors: Job Sharing, Mentors, Tenure, Search Committees (Personnel)
Hornbuckle, Suzanne R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Various factors influence the developmental course of the behaviorally inhibited child. These factors include reciprocating, contextual factors, such as the child's own traits, the environment, the maternal characteristics, and the environment. Behaviorally inhibited children show physiological and behavioral signs of fear and anxiety when…
Descriptors: Children, Inhibition, Psychological Patterns, Depression (Psychology)
Baker, Nancy V. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
More than thirty years ago, an administrative assistant at Cornell University first challenged her university's indifference to her boss's sexually predatory behavior. While she did not prevail, her case sparked a movement. Litigation, news stories, and government guidelines defining sexual harassment followed. And universities responded: policies…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Females, Grievance Procedures, Court Litigation
Williams, Elvira S. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
University leadership from career and organizational viewpoints are discussed from the perspective of a woman physicist. Laws of physics are used, through appropriate analogies, as templates for structuring useful life lessons on holistic WHAM leadership. Interactive university skill sets and program policies based on holistic WHAM approaches are…
Descriptors: Leadership, Females, Holistic Approach, Higher Education
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