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Posmontier, Bobbie; Bina, Rena; Glasser, Saralee; Cinamon, Tali; Styr, Benedict; Sammarco, Therese – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: To determine feasibility and acceptability of incorporating IPT for postpartum depression (PPD) into Israeli social work practice. Method: Women who were 4-24 weeks postpartum with PPD, at least 18 years old, had telephone access, and had a score of 10-18 on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) were eligible to participate in…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Birth, Depression (Psychology)
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van Rensburg, Angelique C.; Theron, Linda C.; Ungar, Michael – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The factor structure of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28) was originally established using a Canadian sample. This factor structure was not confirmed in a study with New Zealand youth. Given such variability, the current study investigated the factor structure of the CYRM-28 in a sample of Sesotho-speaking South African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Likert Scales, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents
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Ma, Cecilia M. S.; Shek, Daniel T. L. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: The present study explored the outcomes of a positive youth development (PYD) program entitled "Project P.A.T.H.S." based on a total of 12,281 Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Method: To understand the impact of this program, the study assessed the changes in developmental outcomes using a single group pretest and posttest…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Program Descriptions, Asians, Pretests Posttests
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González Suitt, Karla; Geraldo, Pablo; Estay, Marlene; Franklin, Cynthia – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This article presents a pilot study exploring the applicability of a linguistically adapted, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) program, implemented by social workers in Chilean primary care. Method: We completed a single-case design with eight replications. To analyze the results of the program on participants' alcohol use and other…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Counseling Techniques, Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries
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Malmberg-Heimonen, Ira Elena; West, Brady T.; Vuori, Jukka – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: This study reevaluates the effects of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of job search interventions on labor force participation. In the trial, various methods of job search interventions were included, of which about half were research-based JOBS (Job Opportunity and Basic Skills) interventions and the other half were practice-based,…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Randomized Controlled Trials
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O'Neill, Laura; Samaan, Zainab; McCabe, Kathleen; Tabak, Terri Ann; Key, Brenda; Litke, Kathryn; Whattam, Jeff; Garrick, Laura; Chalmers, Sandra; Xie, Feng; Thabane, Lehana; Patel, Yogita; Shahid, Hamnah; Zielinski, Laura; Vanstone, Meredith – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability worldwide. This study is part of a mixed methods pilot trial, exploring the effectiveness, acceptability, and feasibility of providing behavioral activation (BA) treatment in a group format. Methods: Using an applied, descriptive approach, qualitative data were collected from…
Descriptors: Patients, Depression (Psychology), Severity (of Disability), Behavior Modification
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Kjellgren, Cecilia – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This study explores outcomes of treatment provided by specialized units within the social welfare sector in Sweden to clients seeking help with hypersexual behavior. Method: The participants were 27 males and 1 female (M = 40.3 years) who sought help from one of the three specialized units within social welfare in Sweden. A…
Descriptors: Social Work, Sexuality, Outcomes of Treatment, Welfare Services
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Sim, Timothy; Austin, Michael; Abdullah, Fazlin; Chan, Tak Mau Simon; Chok, Martin; Ke, Cui; Epstein, Irwin; Fisher, Mike; Joubert, Lynette; Julkunen, Ilse; Ow, Rosaleen; Uggerhøj, Lars; Wang, Samuel; Webber, Martin; Wong, Keith; Yliruka, Laura – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
This statement on social work practice research highlights the contributions of scholars, practitioners, and conference participants in the Fourth International Conference on Practice Research (ICPR) in 2017, hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in May 2017. It focuses on the contexts and challenges of carrying out practice research in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caseworkers, Social Work, Research and Development
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Balenzano, Caterina; Moro, Giuseppe; Cassibba, Rosalinda – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The article describes an evaluation study to test the effectiveness of "Storie in gioco" project (Stories in Play, Storie in gioco [SIG]), a dropout prevention intervention aimed to prevent early school leaving (ESL) in at risk students. Method: The research used a mixed-method approach: in the quantitative phase, a two-group…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Duan, Wenjie; Bu, He – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: To investigate the efficiency of a single-session character-strength-based cognitive intervention on enhancing freshmen's adaptability. Method: A randomized trial, pretest, posttest, follow-up intervention was employed using repeated-measures analyses to evaluate the effect. This 90-min intervention contained four activities with 52…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Pretests Posttests, Undergraduate Students
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Altinova, Hasan H.; Duyan, Veli; Megahead, Hamido A. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objectives: This study examines the impact of women's human rights education on improving the gender perceptions (GPs) of social work students. Methods: Experimental group consists of third-year social work students participated in the "Human Rights Education Program for Women (HREP)" within the scope of social work principles and…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Citizenship Education, Females, College Students
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Brodzinsky, David; Smith, Susan Livingston – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Our commentary highlights the authors' conceptual and empirical contributions for understanding the incidence and dynamics of varying types of adoption breakdowns and their impact on adopted youth and their families. Important distinctions are made between legal, residential, and psychological/relational permanence for children. To date, most…
Descriptors: Adoption, Failure, Family Problems, Incidence
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Rolock, Nancy; White, Kevin R.; Ocasio, Kerrie; Zhang, Lixia; MacKenzie, Michael J.; Fong, Rowena – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This study examines foster care reentry after adoption, in Illinois and New Jersey. The provision of services and supports to adoptive families have garnered recent attention due to concern about the long-term stability of adoptive homes. Method: This study used administrative data to examine the pre-adoption characteristics associated…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Adoption, Family Environment, Children
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Johnson, Laura; Postmus, Judy L.; Khetarpal, Rupa; Schwartz, Rachel; Buttner, Catherine; McMahon, Sarah – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
The mission of the Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) at the Rutgers University School of Social Work is to strive to eliminate physical, sexual, and other forms of violence against women and children and the power imbalances that permit them. This mission is accomplished through the use of a collaborative approach that focuses…
Descriptors: Violence, Social Work, Prevention, Power Structure
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Paniagua, Carmen; Palacios, Jesús; Jiménez-Morago, Jesús M.; Rivera, Francisco – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The two goals of this article are the analysis of the duration of adoptive placements ending in breakdown and the role of age at placement in the breakdown experience. Method: All known cases of adoption breakdown during a whole decade in Andalusia, a Spanish region, were studied. Preadoption and formalized adoptions, domestic and…
Descriptors: Adoption, Placement, Foreign Countries, Role
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