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Leadership And The Implementation Of Culture Change In Long-Term Care, Alexandra Natasha Garklavs Jan 2013

Leadership And The Implementation Of Culture Change In Long-Term Care, Alexandra Natasha Garklavs

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In understanding the culture change movement in long-term care and the factors that either foster or impede its sustainability, it is important to consider a number of factors. Since leadership is important in any organization and has been identified as crucial in the implementation of culture change in long-term care, this alternate plan paper focuses on the leadership factors that either facilitate or impede the implementation of culture change. Included in this alternate plan paper is a brief overview of the culture change movement in long-term care, the role of leadership versus management in the long-term care environment, types of ...


Evaluation Of Family Skills Group At Fernbrook Family Center, Jessica Robertson Jan 2013

Evaluation Of Family Skills Group At Fernbrook Family Center, Jessica Robertson

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This project evaluated the Parenting Piece by Piece curriculum. This project sought to gain feedback on the ways the agency can improve family skills groups to better meet the needs of the client population Fernbrook Family Center serves. Parenting Piece by Piece is an eight-week program teaching parents new parenting skills.


Making Sense Of Motorcycle Brotherhood: Women, Branding, And Construction Of Self, Kimberly Michelle Maas Jan 2013

Making Sense Of Motorcycle Brotherhood: Women, Branding, And Construction Of Self, Kimberly Michelle Maas

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This project focused on the motorcycle culture as evidenced in the definition of motorcycling brotherhood, the role of women in motorcycle culture, branding, and construction of self-identity. This study is intended to provide an in-depth analysis of these four areas for every-day bikers rather than outlaw motorcycle gangs. Previous research to date has focused on the culture and context of brotherhood among outlaw motorcycle gangs. I use these four sections to determine what the everyday bikers understanding of brotherhood is, what women's current place is in motorcycle culture compared to men, the effects of branding and logos on motorcyclists ...


Best Practices For Drug Court: How Drug Court Judges Influence Positive Outcomes, Karen Lynn Stimler Jan 2013

Best Practices For Drug Court: How Drug Court Judges Influence Positive Outcomes, Karen Lynn Stimler

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Drug courts are an important component in the criminal justice system directed toward efforts of rehabilitation of drug and alcohol addiction that lessens the rate of recidivism. Drug court is the alternative to incarceration and traditional addiction treatment. Drug court has been characterized as therapeutic adjudication. Using "Best Practices," drug courts staffed by a judge, court team, and community partners individualize treatment protocols to motivate participant compliance and lessen the impact of the social milieu that impacts his or her recovery. Drug courts have been deemed successful in part due to the role of the judge. This research sought to ...


How Modern Family And Parenthood Represent Equal Parenting: A Feminist Discourse, Samantha B. Coffin Jan 2013

How Modern Family And Parenthood Represent Equal Parenting: A Feminist Discourse, Samantha B. Coffin

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Within recent discourses about parenting, the concept of equal parenting and fathering is a prominent theme. I have chosen two popular television shows that portray families to see if they represent ideas about equal parenting. I have identified three prominent themes that researchers agree comprise equal parenting: parents' equal power in decision-making, fathers challenging masculine gender expectations by actively nurturing children, and fathers sharing household duties. The findings of this thesis conclude that the television shows Parenthood and Modern Family are contradictory in their representations of equal parenting themes. Parenthood has strong examples of equal parenting, but remains more conservative ...


Would Violent Offenders Benefit From Participation In Drug Court?, Arica Marlene Burke Jan 2013

Would Violent Offenders Benefit From Participation In Drug Court?, Arica Marlene Burke

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The benefits and implications of allowing violent offenders to participate in federally funded drug court programs was studied. Fourteen drug court team members gave their professional opinion about the potential benefits and implications of allowing violent offenders to participate in drug court programs. The survey results showed support for the hypothesis; however, narrative answers showed that the majority of members of the drug court team would not be in favor allowing violent offenders to participate in drug court programs.


Parenting, Peregrination, And Politics: A Study Of Family Policy And Immigration In West European Welfare States, Jeremy Lee Jackson Jan 2013

Parenting, Peregrination, And Politics: A Study Of Family Policy And Immigration In West European Welfare States, Jeremy Lee Jackson

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The title of this thesis is "Parenting, Peregrination, and Politics: A Study of Family Policy and Immigration in West European Welfare States." The author's name is J.L. Jackson, a candidate for a Master of Science degree in cross-disciplinary studies (foci in sociology and political science) at Minnesota State University, Mankato, located in Mankato, Minnesota, United States. This thesis was published in 2013. This writing seeks to answer the question "does an increase in immigration cause family policy spending and coverage in advanced West European democracies to expand?" Qualitative methods, including content analysis, as well as quantitative analysis of ...


Social Worker’S Guide To Engaging Families In Family Group Conference, Tiffany Kacir Jan 2013

Social Worker’S Guide To Engaging Families In Family Group Conference, Tiffany Kacir

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

The purpose of this capstone project was to provide training materials to social workers that is relatable and practical regarding researched best practices for engaging families during the Family Group Conference process. In Olmsted County, Family Group Conferences have been utilized since 1996 becoming an engrained practice model and a cornerstone of permanency planning for children. The capstone project focused on developing a training manual to enhance current practice in Olmsted County and implement newer best practice strategies throughout the Family Group Conference process--from prior to a referral to a post-conference follow up meetings--to ensure better outcomes for the children ...


Incredible Years Parenting Program: Developing And Evidenced-Based Implementation Protocol, Brooklynn Fredericksen Jan 2013

Incredible Years Parenting Program: Developing And Evidenced-Based Implementation Protocol, Brooklynn Fredericksen

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The purpose of this project was to develop an evidence-based implementation protocol for the Incredible Years program at Fernbrook Family Center. The significance of this project was to generate a protocol manual that can be used as a guide for future implementation of the Incredible Years program.


Identifying Cultural Framework For Assessing Cultural Components In Client Systems And Recommendations For Agency And Practitioner Level Culturally Responsive Practice, Imad Mohamed Jan 2013

Identifying Cultural Framework For Assessing Cultural Components In Client Systems And Recommendations For Agency And Practitioner Level Culturally Responsive Practice, Imad Mohamed

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A lack of cultural appropriate practice introduces barriers to case assessment, diagnostics assessment, intervention, and evaluation (Kirmayer, Groleau, Guzder, Blake, & Jarvis, 2003; Tyson & Flaskerud, 2009; Zayas, Torres, & Cabassa, 2009). Addressing these barriers starts with identifying a framework that provides holistic approach in promoting culturally responsive practice.


Family Counts: Education For Family Systems Impacted By Addiction, Tanya Friese Jan 2013

Family Counts: Education For Family Systems Impacted By Addiction, Tanya Friese

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Educating and empowering families through education. By educating the families of Project Turnabout patients and families will be more able to take care of themselves. When a family members needs are met they will in turn be more able to support their loved ones recovery. The goal of the Capstone is to have 3 to 4 modules of education to share with families over the course of their participation in the Project Turnabout family program.


The Empire Writes Back: Environmental Racism & Indigenous Projects, Gary Egger Jan 2013

The Empire Writes Back: Environmental Racism & Indigenous Projects, Gary Egger

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The production of research is integral for gaining the knowledge and understanding to interpret the phenomena that occurs in everyday life. Historically, both research and knowledge have been under the control of the West while at the same time marginalizing minority groups. Attempts by members of minority groups to participate in producing knowledge has been ignored, discredited, and met with resistance by powerful dominant groups. Standpoint theory, from the perspective of Sandra Harding, supports the notion of strong objectivity, or the idea that the standpoint of oppressed and/or marginalized peoples is necessary to create a more objective understanding of ...


Evidence Based Practices In Providing Treatment Foster Care To Delinquent Youth, Jay S. Kimball Jan 2013

Evidence Based Practices In Providing Treatment Foster Care To Delinquent Youth, Jay S. Kimball

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Family Connect/PATH is a Treatment Foster Care agency that provides services in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, and Idaho. Treatment Foster Care is a unique model of care that provides the best components of traditional foster care and residential care (Foster Family-­‐Based Treatment Association, 2004). There is an increase interest in exploring the provision of Treatment Foster Care for adjudicated youth. The purpose of this Capstone project is to determine the evidence-­‐based components or models for working with adjudicated delinquent youth in foster care and make recommendations to Family Connect/PATH.


Paraphilias: Relevant Factors For Treatment Providers Of Sexual Offenders, Darren Tungsvik Jan 2013

Paraphilias: Relevant Factors For Treatment Providers Of Sexual Offenders, Darren Tungsvik

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

  • To educate clinical staff at MSOP of Paraphilic disorders and their factors related to the treatment of sexual offenders.
  • Contribute to MSOP’s mission of promoting public safety through providing comprehensive treatment and reintegration opportunities for civilly committed sexual offenders.
  • Need exists at MSOP with a lack of educational training materials for clinical staff of Paraphilic disorders and their treatment.


Recruitment Of American Indian Foster Parents, Donna Vig Jan 2013

Recruitment Of American Indian Foster Parents, Donna Vig

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

  • Help Family Connect meet the needs of Native American Foster Children.
  • Increase the number of American Indian families who provide foster care for enrolled (or eligible for enrollment) tribal children.
  • Educate all foster families by providing a cultural resource guide.


Evaluation Guide: Mower County Health And Human Services Child Welfare Preventative Programs, Tina Meyer Jan 2013

Evaluation Guide: Mower County Health And Human Services Child Welfare Preventative Programs, Tina Meyer

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) of 2010 identifies that State child protection systems should include interventions to prevent the occurrence and reoccurrence of child maltreatment. The Juvenile Protection Provisions of the Juvenile Court Act, describes the requirement of county social service agencies to provide reasonable efforts to prevent placement prior to the removal of any child from the home. Family poverty is cited as a central risk factor for child maltreatment. Vulnerability has an exponential relationship to risk exposure, and risk should not be considered as linear. Thus, families with multiple risk factors are at increased likelihood ...