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Selected Works

2009

Social Work

Parenting

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Examining The Meaning Attached To Mental Illness And Mental Health Services Among Juvenile Justice Involved Youth And Their Parents, Amy C. Watson Phd, Brian L. Kelly Phd, Theresea M. Vidalon Msw Jul 2009

Examining The Meaning Attached To Mental Illness And Mental Health Services Among Juvenile Justice Involved Youth And Their Parents, Amy C. Watson Phd, Brian L. Kelly Phd, Theresea M. Vidalon Msw

Brian L.Kelly

A large percentage of youth involved in the juvenile justice system experience mental health problems, yet many do not receive mental health care. In this study, we used a process-focused framework of mental health decision making to gain insight into the use of mental health services among these youth. In-depth interviews were conducted with nine youth and nine parents participating in a program servicing youth with mental health problems who have been in detention. Themes related to problem recognition, the decision to seek and participate in services, subjective norms, and juvenile justice system involvement emerged. Most families acknowledged their youth ...


Fathers And Their Infants: Caregiving And Affection In The Modern Family, Terri Combs-Orme, Lauren Renkert Dec 2008

Fathers And Their Infants: Caregiving And Affection In The Modern Family, Terri Combs-Orme, Lauren Renkert

Terri Combs-Orme

Despite social work's expressed interest in families and belief in the importance of parents to children, social work researchers have done little to explore the importance of fathers in children's everyday lives. This is especially true for infants. Moreover, as more and more infants and children grow up in single-mother homes, step-families, and other family configurations, knowledge is needed about how these demographic trends affect parents' interactions with their young children.

This article examines men's caregiving of infants and their displays of affection in a longitudinal study of a diverse sample of infants and their mothers, using ...