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Dissertations Ph.D. Program

2013

Ataie, Jutta Elisabeth
“Who would have thought, with a diagnosis like this, I would be happy?”:  Portraits of Perceived Strengths and Resources in Early-Stage Dementia
McGee, Marjorie Grace
Lost in the Margins?  Intersections between Disability and Other Non-Dominant Statuses with Regard to Peer Victimization and Psychosocial Distress among Oregon Teens
Noh, Sunghwan
Teachers’ Negative Comments Toward Youth in Foster Care with Disabilities:  How Do They Relate to Youths’ Problem Behaviors, School Attitudes, and School Performance?
Nygren, Peggy
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)
Sandeen, Peg
Public Opinion and the Oregon Death with Dignity Act
Vang, TangJudy
The Role of Psycho-Sociocultural Factors in Suicide Risk Among Mong/Hmong Youth

2012
Blakeslee, Jennifer Elizabeth
Exploring Support Network Structure, Content, and Stability as Youth Transition from Foster Care
Blanchard, Samantha Everhart
Understanding the Experience of Air Force Single Parents:  A Phenomenological Study
Fixsen, Amanda Angela Marjorie
Implementer Perspectives:  The Implementation of a School-Based Mentoring Program
Halvor, Christie Dianne Bernklau
Increasing Social Work Students’ Political Interest and Efficacy:  The Experience and Impact of a Social Welfare Policy Course from the Students’ Perspective
van Wormer, Rupert
Risk Factors for Homelessness Among Community Mental Health Patients with Severe Mental Illness

2011
Bellmore, Aimee Ryan
Gender, Culture, and Prison Classification:  Testing the Reliability and Validity of a Prison Classification System
Forehand, Gregory Lloyd
An Investigation of the Relationships Between Violence Exposure, Internalizing and Externalizing Problems, and Adolescent Alcohol Use
Kothari, Brianne H.
Parental Differential Treatment (PDT) of Siblings:  Examining the Impact and Malleability of Differential Warmth and Hostility on Children’s Adjustment
McCarthy, Michael Joseph
Identifying Modifiable Factors Associated with Depression Across the Lifespan in Stroke Survivor-Spouse Dyads
Salazar, Amy Michele
Investigating the Predictors of Postsecondary Education Success and Post-College Life Circumstances of Foster Care Alumni
Schweitzer, Donald Dale
Runaway and Homeless Youth:  Changing the Discourse by Legitimizing Youth Voice

2010
Capous-Desyllas, Moshoula
Visions & Voices:  An Arts-Based Qualitative Study Using Photovoice to Understand the Needs and Aspirations of Diverse Women Working in the Sex Industry
Chianello, Teresa
Somatization and Engagement in Mental Health Treatment
Powers, Jennifer L.
Understanding the Development of Self-Determination in Youth with Disabilities in Foster Care
Sage, Melanie Dawn
Child Welfare Workforce Turnover:  Frontline Workers’ Experiences with Organizational Culture and Climate, and Implications for Organizational Practice

2009
Becker-Green, Jody
Developing One’s Self:  Adoption and Identity Formation through the Eyes of Transracially Adopted Native American Adults
Casey, John Thomas
Primary Care, Males, Masculinity, and Suicide:  A Grounded Theory Study
Kjellstrand, Jean Mollenkamp
Children with Incarcerated Parents:  A Longitudinal Study of the Effect of Parental Incarceration on Adolescent Externalizing Behaviors
Stewart, Lisa Maureen
Dependent Care and Work-Life Outcomes:  Comparing Exceptional Care and Typical Care Responsibilities
Tvedt, Karen
The Child Care Self-Sufficiency Scale:  Measuring Child Care Funding and Policy Generosity Across America
Wuest, Leslie Grace
Factors Associated with Inclusion of Spirituality in Secular Social Work Education

2008
Allen, Heidi
Up a Creek:  The Perilous Journey of Recently Uninsured Low-Income Adults in Oregon
Allen, Mary Dallas
Attributes of Effective Head Start Mental Health Consultants:  A Mixed Methods Study of Rural and Urban Programs
Cole, Diane Lyn
Staying Within the Margins:  The Educational Stories of First-Generation, Low-Income College Students

2007
Cawood, Natalie Diane
Social Workers Addressing Student-Perpetrated Interpersonal Violence in the School Context:  Awareness and Use of Evidence-Supported Programs
Huffstutter, Katherine June
Family-Friendly Workplace Culture, Flexibility, and Workplace Support for Dependent Care:  The Perspectives of Human Resource Professionals
Kerbs, Jodi Lee
Family Participation:  Exploring the Role it plays in Outcomes for Youth with Serious Emotional Disorders
McCormick, Andrew John
Training Social Workers in Palliative Care:  Evaluation of a Self-Efficacy Model
Morgaine, Karen Lynn
“Creative Interpretation and Fluidity in a Rights Framework”:  The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Human Rights in the United States
Sanders, Rebecca Elizabeth
Food Security and Hunger Among Low Income US Households:  Relations to Federal Food Assistance Program Participation
Schwartz, Sara Laura 
Engaging our Workforce:  How Job Demands and Resources contribute to Social Worker Burnout, Engagement and Intent to Leave
Zimmerman, Patricia Arlyne
Adolescent Mothers:  Youth in Need of Developmentally Appropriate Services

2006
Block, Rebecca Gila
Is it Just Me?  Felt HIV-Related Stigma Among Adults with HIV
Ebert, Patricia
Sons Providing Care at End-of-Life:  Common Threads and Nuances

2005
Ette, Ezekiel Umo
Transplants in the West:  A Study of Settlement and Adjustment Issues Among Nigerian Immigrants in Portland, Oregon
Patrick, William Robert
Exploring the Relationship of Anger, Sadness, and Men’s Violence

2004
Boland-Prom, Kimberly Wynn
Control and Social Support Variables During Pregnancy and the Development of Depressive Symptoms During the Postpartum Period
Diehm, Thomas Michael
“That Relationship is Such an Important Piece:  The Experience and Meaning of Graduate Social Work Education for Lesbian and Gay Students
Maguire, Mary
The Environment of the Correctional Institution:  An Exploratory Study of Staff Attitude and Institutional Characteristics
Polen, Michael Robert
The Effects of Psychiatric Problem Severity on Substance Abuse Treatment Participation and Outcomes
Sussex, Barbara Mary
Applying the Transtheoretical Model to Cigarette Smoking by Pregnant and Parenting Adolescent Females

2003
Cahn, Katharine Douglas Campbell
Getting There from Here:  Variables Associated with the Adoption of Innovation in Public Child Welfare
Knight, Karen Lea
Describing the Experience of Pregnant or Parenting Adolescents and Intimate Partner Abuse
Ward, Ann Adora
Mental Health and HIV Risk Behaviors Among Homeless Youth

2002
Eggman, Susan Talamantes
Testimonios from the Intersection of Mexican American Culture and an American Death
Oschwald, Mary Martha
A Grounded Theory Study of the Processes of Resilience in Young Adults with Disabilities During their Transition into Adulthood
Taylor, Michael Orval
Identifying and Building on Strengths of Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances
Vegdahl, Sonja Bernice
Leaving Welfare:  Stories of Struggle and Strength

2001
Douglas, Jane Patricia
Service Integration in HIV and Mental Health Care:  Does it Predict Improved Outcomes?
Hooper, Richard Ivan
Association Between Risk and Protective Factors and Mental Health Status of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Leary, Joy DeGruy
A Dissertation on African American Male Youth Violence:  “Trying to Kill the Part of You that Isn’t Loved”
Yatchmenoff, Diane Kommers
Measuring Client Engagement in Non-Voluntary Child Protective Services

1999
Hunter, Richard William
Voices of Our Past:  The Rank and File Movement in Social Work, 1931-1950
Morley, Evelyn Godbold
The Child Witness to Domestic Violence:  The Relationship Among Battered Mothers’ Characteristics, Child Abuse, and Child Behavior Problems
Ogilvie, Alice Myrth
The Assessment of Children with Attachment Disorder:  The Randolph Attachment Disorder Questionnaire, the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale, and the Biopsychosocial Attachment Types Framework

1997
Ciliberti, Patricia
An Innovative Family Preservation and Support Program in an African American Community:  Analysis of Six- and Twelve-Month Follow-up Data
De Haan, Benjamin
Critical and Fatal Child Maltreatment in Oregon:  Escalating Violence or Distinct Behavior?
Long, Claudia Robin
Grandmothers Laughing:  Intergenerational Transmission of Cultural Beliefs about Pregnancy and Childbirth Among Native American Women