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Proposal for Sharing Best Practices Workshop Series

Statement of Problem: This is a subjective topic that pits some challenging research questions and hypotheses about drug treatment within an agency context and as a larger social research topic. The author has previously indicated that one of the most  →

Substance Abuse and the Older Population

The mission and responsibility of social workers and other social service professionals is to provide direct care and treatment to vulnerable populations, as well as to expand the tangible resources that are needed by underserved groups (Haynes & White, 1999).  →

Case Studies of the Safety of Social Workers

Social workers both create new concepts in social research and within their own internal culture are tied to outside conditions in the larger society. From the world of childrens services to that of individual cases that require extensive backgrounds in  →

An Analysis of Theories in Science and Applications in Psychology

Before addressing more specific elements related to what comprises a theory, research question or hypothesis, it is useful to state what a theory actually is and how it can be differentiated from a simple idea or concept a scientist or  →

Premarital Counseling : Approaches, Reasons and Risk

“Beginning in the 1960s, the divorce rate dramatically climbed to unprecedented levels. Although the divorce rate is no longer increasing, a recent study found that 43% of first marriages end in divorce or separation within 15 years” (Williams, 2007, p.  →

Borderline Personality Disorder : Article Analysis

Introduction According to the DSM-IV, borderline personality disorder is generally defined by a “pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity” (DSM-IV 2000) with these symptomatic elements of the disorder emerging in many situations and  →

War in Iraq Case Study

Pffiner’s case study, “The War on Iraq,” is a concise explanation of how the Bush administration made the decision to initiate a war against Saddam Hussein. Given that the daily news remains focused on the complexities and casualties of this  →

Race and the Prison Population Disparities within an African-American Led Administration: Projections and Challenges

As this analysis of race and the prison population in the context of the wider body of important social research will discuss, not only are American prisons among the most populated in the world, they are disproportionately populated by minorities.  →

Analysis and Review of The Liberalism of Fear

In her essay, “The Liberalism of Fear,” philosopher Judith Shklar focuses on developing her definition of political liberalism by drawing attention to and exploring the role that cruelty plays in political and social life. Cruelty, writes Shklar, is “the deliberate  →

Illegal Immigration: An Overview of Entry, Risk, and Policy

Illegal immigration has been a steady presence in policy and public discussions for decades now and is often the subject of heated, emotional discussion and a wide breadth of important social research. What creates great tension is that there are  →