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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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A Critical Discourse Analysis of How Youth in Care Describe Social Support, Jared Israel Best

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Examining Demographic and Environmental Factors in Predicting the Perceived Impact of Cancer on Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivors, Nazan Cetin

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Health Literacy and People Diagnosed with Mental Illness, Beckie Child

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High School Persisters and Alternative Schools, Hyuny Clark-Shim

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Examining the Role of Social Support and Neighborhood Deprivation in the Relationship Between Multiple ACEs and Health Risk Behaviors, Marin L. Henderson-Posther

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A Typology of Foster Home Quality Elements in Relation to Foster Youth Mental Health, Paul Sorenson

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"I'm Very Enlightened:" Assisting Black Males Involved in the Criminal Justice System to Deal With and Heal From Racism, Darnell Jackie Strong

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The Mechanisms Connecting State Marijuana Policies to Parent, Peer, and Youth Drug Perception Leading to Youth Marijuana Use, Eunbyeor Sophie Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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E(Raced): Race and Use of Self Amongst BIPOC Social Workers, Anita Reinette Gooding

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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A Colorless Nature: Exploring the Mental Health (Help-Seeking) Experiences of Pre-Adolescent Black American Children, Christopher Ashley Burkett

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The Economically Disadvantaged Speak: Exploring the Intersection of Poverty, Race, Child Neglect and Racial Disproportionality in the Child Welfare System, Angela Gail Cause

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Examining the Narratives of Military Sexual Trauma Survivors, Maria Carolina González-Prats

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Our Vision of Health for Future Generations: an Exploration of Proximal and Intermediary Motivations with Women of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Danica Love Brown

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Interrogating the Construction and Representations of Criminalized Women in the Academic Social Work Literature: a Critical Discourse Analysis, Sandra Marie Leotti

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Learning From Culturally Specific Programs and Their Impact on Latino Parent Engagement, Analucia Lopezrevoredo

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Physical and Emotional Sibling Violence and Child Welfare: a Critical Realist Exploratory Study, Katherine Elizabeth Winters

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Is Therapy Going to the Dogs? Evaluating Animal Assisted Therapy for Early Identified At-Risk Children, Leah Faith Brookner

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Investigating Time During Residential Program Until Transition for Adjudicated Youth: a Mixed Methods Study Using Event History Analysis with Follow-Up Interviews, Emily Carol Lott

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Role of Spouse/Partner in Fertility Preservation Decision Making by Young Women with Cancer, Aakrati Mathur

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Exploring the Association of Victimization and Alcohol and Marijuana Use among American Indian Youth Living On or Near Reservations: a Mixed Methods Study, Lindsay Nicole Merritt

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The Intersections of Good Intentions, Criminality, and Anti-Carceral Feminist Logic: a Qualitative Study that Explores Sex Trades Content in Social Work Education, Meg Rose Panichelli

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Latinas and Sexual Health: Correlates of Sexual Satisfaction, Christine Marie Velez

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A Foucaultian Discourse Analysis of Person-Centered Practice Using a Genealogical Framework of Intellectual Disability, Nick Winges-Yanez

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Foundational Knowledge and Other Predictors of Commitment to Trauma-Informed Care, Stephanie Anne Sundborg

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An Analysis of Oregon Youth Authority Populations: Who Receives Treatment and What Factors Influence Allocation of Treatment Resources?, Rebecca Arredondo Yazzie

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Importance of Online Peer Relationships During the Transition to Motherhood: Do They Decrease Stress, Alleviate Depression and Increase Parenting Competence?, Bobbie Sue Arias

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Bridging the Worlds of Home and School: a Study of the Relational Worlds of First-Generation Students in a School of Social Work, Miranda Cunningham

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An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Long-Term Mentoring Relationships from the Youth Perspective, Kevin Richard Jones

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The Development and Validation of the Social Recovery Measure, Casadi "Khaki" Marino

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Queer Liberation Movement? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Queer Liberation Organizations, Investigating Whether They are Building a Separate Social Movement, Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis

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Got Hair that Flows in the Wind: The Complexity of Hair and Identity among African American Female Adolescents in Foster Care, Lakindra Michelle Mitchell Dove

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Assessing the Impact of Restrictiveness and Placement Type on Transition-Related Outcomes for Youth With and Without Disabilities Aging Out of Foster Care, Jessica Danielle Schmidt

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Fathers Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Experiences of Work-Life Fit, Claudia Sellmaier

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Investigating the Impact of Sibling Foster Care on Placement Stability, Jeffrey David Waid

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Understanding Sexual Assault Survivors' Willingness to Participate in the Judicial System, Mildred Ann Davis

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The Relationship between Mindfulness and Burnout among Master of Social Work Students, Jolanta Maria Piatkowska

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Out of the Way and Out of Place: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Experiences of Social Interactions of Bisexually Attracted Young People, A. Del Quest

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Strengths in Action: Implementing a Learning Organization Model in a Human Service Setting, Barbara Ann Whitbeck

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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"Who Would Have Thought, With a Diagnosis Like This, I Would be Happy?": Portraits of Perceived Strengths and Resources in Early-Stage Dementia, Jutta Elisabeth Ataie

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Lost in the Margins? Intersections Between Disability and Other Non-Dominant Statuses with Regard to Peer Victimization and Psychosocial Distress Among Oregon Teens, Marjorie Grace McGee

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Teachers' Negative Comments Toward Youth in Foster Care with Disabilities: How Do They Relate to Youths' Problem Behaviors, School Attitudes, and School Performance?, Sunghwan Noh

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Exploring the Effects of Multi-Level Protective and Risk Factors on Child and Parenting Outcomes in Families Participating in Healthy Start/Healthy Families Oregon (HS/HFO), Peggy Nygren

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Public Opinion and the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, Peggy Jo Ann Sandeen

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The Role of Psycho-Sociocultural Factors in Suicide Risk Among Mong/Hmong Youth, TangJudy Vang

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Increasing Social Work Students' Political Interest and Efficacy: The Experience and Impact of a Social Welfare Policy Course from the Students' Perspective, Christie Dianne Bernklau Halvor

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Exploring Support Network Structure, Content, and Stability as Youth Transition from Foster Care, Jennifer E. Blakeslee

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Understanding the Experience of Air Force Single Parents: A Phenomenological Study, Samantha Everhart Blanchard

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Implementer Perspectives: The Implementation of a School-Based Mentoring Program, Amanda Angela Fixsen

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Risk Factors for Homelessness Among Community Mental Health Patients with Severe Mental Illness, Rupert Talmage van Wormer

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Gender, Culture, and Prison Classification: Testing the Reliability and Validity of a Prison Classification System, Aimée Ryan Bellmore

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An Investigation of the Relationships between Violence Exposure, Internalizing and Externalizing Problems, and Adolescent Alcohol Use, Gregory Lloyd Forehand

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Identifying Modifiable Factors associated with Depression across the Lifespan in Stroke Survivor-Spouse Dyads, Michael Joseph McCarthy

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Investigating the Predictors of Postsecondary Education Success and Post-College Life Circumstances of Foster Care Alumni, Amy Michele Salazar

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Runaway and Homeless Youth: Changing the Discourse by Legitimizing Youth Voice, Donald Dale Schweitzer

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Visions and Voices: An Arts-Based Qualitative Study Using Photovoice to Understand the Needs and Aspirations of Diverse Women Working in the Sex Industry, Moshoula Capous Desyllas

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Somatization and Engagement in Mental Health Treatment, Teresa Chianello

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Parental Differential Treatment (PDT) of Siblings: Examining the Impact and Malleability of Differential Warmth and Hostility on Children's Adjustment, Brianne H. Kothari

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Understanding the Development of Self-determination in Youth with Disabilities in Foster Care, Jennifer L. Powers

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Child Welfare Workforce Turnover: Frontline Workers' Experiences with Organizational Culture and Climate, and Implications for Organizational Practice, Melanie Dawn Sage

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Developing One's Self: Adoption and Identity Formation Through the Eyes of Transracially Adopted Native American Adults, Jody Becker-Green

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Primary Care, Males, Masculinity, and Suicide : a Grounded Theory Study, John Thomas Casey

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Dependent Care and Work-Life Outcomes : Comparing Exceptional Care and Typical Care Responsibilities, Lisa Maureen Stewart

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Factors Associated with Inclusion of Spirituality in Secular Social Work Education, Leslie Grace Wuest

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Up a Creek : the Perilous Journey of Recently Uninsured Low-Income Adults in Oregon, Heidi Allen

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Attributes of Effective Head Start Mental Health Consultants : a Mixed Method Study of Rural and Urban Programs, Mary Dallas Allen

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Staying Within the Margins: The Educational Stories of First-Generation, Low-Income College Students, Diane Lyn Cole

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Children with Incarcerated Parents : a Longitudinal Study of the Effect of Parental Incarceration on Adolescent Externalizing Behaviors, Jean Mollenkamp Kjellstrand

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The Child Care Self-Sufficiency Scale: Measuring Child Care Funding and Policy Generosity across States, Karen Tvedt

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Family-Friendly Workplace Culture, Flexibility, and Workplace Support for Dependent Care : the Perspectives of Human Resource Professionals, Katherine June Huffstutter

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Family Participation : Exploring the Role it Plays in Outcomes for Youth with Serious Emotional Disorders, Jodi Lee Kerbs

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"Creative Interpretation and Fluidity in a Rights Framework": the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Human Rights in the United States, Karen Lynn Morgaine

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Food Security and Hunger among Low income US Households: Relations to Federal Food Assistance Program Participation, Rebecca Elizabeth Sanders

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Engaging Our Workforce: How Job Demands and Resources Contribute to Social Worker Burnout, Engagement and Intent to Leave, Sara Laura Schwartz

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Is It Just Me? Felt HIV -Related Stigma among Adults with HIV, Rebecca Gila Block

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Social Workers Addressing Student-Perpetrated Interpersonal Violence in the School Context : Awareness and Use of Evidence-Supported Programs, Natalie Diane Cawood

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Sons Providing Care at End-of-Life : Common Threads and nuances, Patricia Ebert

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Applying the Transtheoretical Model to Cigarette Smoking by Pregnant and Parenting Adolescent Females, Barbara Mary Sussex

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Identifying and Building on Strengths of Children With Serious Emotional Disturbances, Michael Orval Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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A Dissertation on African American Male Youth Violence: "Trying to Kill the Part of You that Isn’t Loved", Joy DeGruy Leary

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Voices of our past: the rank and file movement in social work, 1931-1950, Richard William Hunter

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The Assessment of Children with Attachment Disorder: The Randolph Attachment Disorder Questionnaire, the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale, and the Biopsychosocial Attachment Types Framework, Alice Myrth Ogilvie

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Grandmothers Laughing: Intergenerational Transmission of Cultural Beliefs About Pregnancy and Childbirth Among Native American Women, Claudia Robin Long

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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The needs of older people as seen by themselves and support providers, Sarah Movius Schurr

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

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Non-work-related services at the workplace : an exploratory study, William Roland Adix, Elizabeth March Christie, James J. Christrup, Carol M. Kaulukukui, Jennifer Idris Lenway, Cynthia A. Nelson, Linda S. Rielly, Steven Sorlien, Kathleen A. Sweeney-Easter, Lynn Campbell Tate, Patricia Jones Warman, and Donn C. Warton

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Assessment of Needs of Adolescent Mothers in Washington County, John L. Arnold, Jean C. Austin, Gary L. Brink, Jane Hall, Patricia C. Hanson, Valerie A. Ivey, April A. Moran, John P. Pank, Mark J. Skolnick, James A. Tarr, and Roberta B. Vaughn

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Burnout: Multi-Dimensional Study of Alienation Among Social Service Workers in the Willamette Valley, Sally Carignan, John Deihl, Judy Harris, Jay Jones, Bonnie Rothman, Sabrina Ullmann, Beth Weinberg-Gordon, Phyllis Weter, Patricia Whitty, and Loretta Wilson

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Alternative Agencies: An Exploratory Study, Linda Crane, Carolyn M. Curnane, Mike Echols, Mary Ann Hanson, Susan Kouns, Richard Ono, Mark Pierman, Susan K. Rademacher, Sara Weisberg, and Bea Zizlavsky

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An Alumni survey of the School of Social Work, Portland State University, Stephen R. Fishack, Robert A. Forlenza, Susan D. Fredd, Gigi Gandy, William P. Goldsmith, Thomas L. Grier, and Sheila K. Lehto

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A Description and Evaluation of the Self-Help Information Service, Cathy Tuma and John Wadsworth

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The Portland, Oregon ASAP : an evaluation of treatment effectiveness, Joan M. Wildebush Berry, Stefani K. Cuda, Judi L. Edwards, Mary E. Ericson, Emilie Ford Frisbee, Steve Ernest Hand, Mary Anne Hannibal, Laurel M. Myers, Sharon Lee Perry, Loree Richards, Barbara Burns Schmidtke, Stephen Walker Voris, and Barbara M. Westby

Theses/Dissertations from 1980

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Multiple impact therapy : evaluation and design for future study, Jacqueline H. Abikoff, Dennis C. Anderson, Patricia C. Bowman, Carolyn Crawford Caylor, Nancy W. Freeland, Jan A. Godfrey, Marlene Graham, Kelly Ann Mason Hall, Mary J. Hatzenbeler, Susan C. Hedlund, Carol Lewis Kast, Gayle Matson Lansky, Janet M. Lewis, Kathleen Patricia Muldoon, Victoria A. G. Stoudt, and Anita Waage

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Salem Teen Mother Program : a follow-up study, Frances L. Barton, Florence C. Berman, Sharon M. Bertoli-Nordlof, Marilyn L. Cooper, Claire K. Murray, Rosanne Peratrovich, Arlene M. Showell, and Julio C. Velazquez

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Evaluative styles of clinicians in private practice, Daniel R. Brophy, Elliot M. Geller, Stephan L. Grove, Nancy E. Hedrick, A. Jill Nelson, and Babette A. Vanelli

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Adaptation to dominant society : a self study of a woman of mixed race, black/Indian, Helen Marie Camel

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A study of the crisis nature of the preparenthood period and implications for preventative social work practice, Julie Jean Colton

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A Generalist approach to social work practice : model and synthesis, Chuck H. Johnson, Paul S. Knight, Michael W. Krumper, and John H. Rademaker

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Homemaker and former clientele evaluation of the Homemaker Service of Lane County, Marcia A. Leonard

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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A Study of Multnomah County community support services for the chronically mentally ill, Karen Albers, Barbara Bransford, Diane Bunn, Joyce Kilpatrick, Ann Kramer, Douglas McLin, Elly Patella, Barbara Pittman, Rod Pulliam, Janet Rickert, Deena Rosenbaum, Alanna Ruonavaara, Nancy Weston, and Clarence Widerburg

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Some observations of the Swedish psychiatric system, Gunnar Robert Almgren

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The effect of administrative mandate on social workers' clinical decision making, Richard Arthur Anderson