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HUMN 8150 Required Course Readings

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Aarons, G. A., & Palinkas, L. A. (2007). Implementation of evidence-based practice in child welfare: Service provider perspectives. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 34(4), 411–419.

Altman, J., & Goldberg, G. (2008). Rethinking social work's role in public assistance. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 35(4), 71–94.

Austin, M. J., & Claassen, J. (2008). Implementing evidence-based practice in human service organizations: Preliminary lessons from the frontlines. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 5(1/2), 271–293.

Bai, Y., Wells, R., & Hillemeier, M. M. (2009). Coordination between child welfare agencies and mental health service providers, children's service use, and outcomes. Child Abuse & Neglect, 33(6), 372–381.

Bauman, S. (2008). To join or not to join: School counselors as a case study in professional membership. Journal of Counseling & Development, 86(2), 164–177.

Boehm, A., & Yoels, N. (2009). Effectiveness of welfare organizations: The contribution of leadership styles, staff cohesion, and worker empowerment. British Journal of Social Work, 39(7), 1360–1380.

Chaves, M., Stephens, L., & Galaskiewicz, J. (2004). Does government funding suppress nonprofits' political activity? American Sociological Review, 69(2), 292–316.

Chun-Chung Chow, J., & Austin, M. J. (2008). The culturally responsive social service agency: The application of an evolving definition to a case study. Administration in Social Work, 32(4), 39–64.

Chung, I. (2006). Bridging professional and cultural values and norms: A study of Asian American social work students. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 26(1/2), 93–110.

Cole, S. A. (2007). How much justice can technology afford? The impact of DNA technology on equal criminal justice. Science and Public Policy 34(2), 95–107.

Community Care (2009). Interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration. Community Care, 1782, 30–31.

Darlington, Y., Feeney, J. A., & Rixon, K. (2005). Interagency collaboration between child protection and mental health services: Practices, attitudes and barriers. Child Abuse & Neglect, 29(10), 1085–1098.

De Gibaja, M. (2001). An exploratory study of administrative practice in collaboratives. Administration in Social Work, 25(2), 39–59.

Donaldson, L. (2008). Developing a progressive advocacy program within a human services agency. Administration in Social Work, 32(2), 25–48.

Donaldson, L. P. (2007). Advocacy by nonprofit human service agencies: Organizational factors as correlates to advocacy behavior. Journal of Community Practice, 15(3), 139–158.

Fletcher, B. W., Lehman, W. E. K., Wexler, H. K., Melnick, G., Taxman, F. S., & Young, D. W. (2009). Measuring collaboration and integration activities in criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 103(1), S54–S64.

Friedman, S. R., Reynolds. J., Quan, M. A., Call, S., Crusto, C. A., & Kaufman, J. S. (2007). Measuring changes in interagency collaboration: An examination of the Bridgeport Safe Start Initiative. Evaluation and Program Planning, 30(3), 294–306.

Furman, L., & Benson, P. (2006). Practice and educational considerations: Cross-national perspective from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway. Arete (Columbia, S.C.), 30(1), 53–62.

Gran, B., & Henry, W. (2007). Holding private prisons accountable: A socio-legal analysis of "contracting out" prisons. Social Justice, 34(3/4), 173–194.

Grant, J., & Francis, K. (2008). Closed doors and culture wars: Contemporary challenges for human services delivery in rural and regional Australia. Rural Social Work & Community Practice, 13(1), 46–54.

Grant, R. (2009). South Carolina Correctional Association: Service in a scarce economy. Corrections Today, 71(5), 106.

Gray, M., & Webb, S. (2008). The myth of global social work: Double standards and the local-global divide. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 19(1), 61 – 66.

Green, L. (2006). Public health asks of systems science: To advance our evidence-based practice, can you help us get more practice-based evidence? American Journal of Public Health, 96(3), 406–409.

Hoefer, R., & Ferguson, K. (2007). Controlling the levers of power: How advocacy organizations affect the regulation writing process. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 34(1), 83–108.

Horwath, J., & Morrison, T. (2007). Collaboration, integration and change in children's services: Critical issues and key ingredients. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31(1), 55–69.

Hubbard, R., Simpson, D., & Woody, G. (2009). Treatment research: Accomplishments and challenges. Journal of Drug Issues, 39(1), 153–165.

Huo, Y. J., Molina, L. E., Sawahata, R., & Deang, J. M. (2005). Leadership and the management of conflict in diverse groups: Why acknowledging versus neglecting subgroup identity matters. European Journal of Social Psychology, 35(2), 237–254.

Ishizuki, T., & Cotter, J. (2009). Social workers' use of the internet and e-mail to help clients in Virginia. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 27(2), 127–140.

Laird, S. (2008). African social services in peril: A study of the department of social welfare in Ghana under the highly indebted poor countries initiative. Journal of Social Work, 8(4), 377–398.

Lonne, B. (2009). Social justice and high-quality human services: Visioning the place of a contemporary professional association. Australian Social Work, 62(1), 1–9.

Mano, R. (2009). Information technology, adaptation and innovation in nonprofit human service organizations. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 27(3), 227–234.

Martin, L., & Frahm, K. (2010). The changing nature of accountability in administrative practice. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 37(1), 137–148.

McEwen, E. (2009). The public/private partnership. Policy & Practice of Public Human Services, 67(2), 11–13.

Midkiff, D., & Wyatt, W. (2008). Ethical issues in the provision of online mental health services (Etherapy). Journal of Technology in Human Services, 26(2/4), 310–332.

Nuszkowski, M. A., Coben, J. H., Kelleher, K. J., Goldcamp, J. C., Hazen, A. L., & Connelly, C. D. (2007). Training, co-training, and cross-training of domestic violence and child welfare agencies. Families in Society, 88(1), 35–41.

Nye, C. (2008). The delivery of social services in northern Thailand. International Social Work, 51(2), 193-205.

Pankratz, C. J. (2009). Cross-national comparisons of family policies: The relevance of national approaches to social welfare. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 40(3), 493–511.

Roman, P. M., Ducharme, L. J., & Knudsen, H. K. (2006). Patterns of organization and management in private and public substance abuse treatment programs. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 31(3), 235–243.

Rubin, A., & Parrish, D. (2007). Views of evidence-based practice among faculty in master of social work programs: A national survey. Research on Social Work Practice, 17(1), 110–122.

Sawyer, A. M., Green, D., Moran, A., & Brett, J. (2009). Should the nurse change the light globe?: Human service professionals managing risk on the frontline. Journal of Sociology, 45(4), 361–381.

Shields, A. E., Shin, P., Leu, M. G., Levy, D. E., Betancourt, R. M, Hawkins, D., & Proser M. (2007). Marketwatch: Adoption of health information technology in community health centers: Results of a national survey. Health Affairs, 26(5), 1373–1383.

Simon, S., Webster, J., & Horn, K. (2007). A critical call for connecting students and professional associations. Social Work with Groups, 30(4), 5–19.

Stevenson, B., & Roblyer, M. (2006). Using technology-based strategies to change drug-related attitudes and first-time offenders. Journal of Correctional Education, 57(4), 327–340.

Tebo, M.G. (2007). The youngest clients. ABA Journal, 93(4), 56–60.

Thomas, M. (2009). Faith and collaboration: A qualitative analysis of faith-based social service programs in organizational relationships. Administration in Social Work, 33(1), 40–60.

Tregeagle, S., & Darcy, M. (2008). Child welfare and information and communication technology: Today's challenge. British Journal of Social Work, 38(8), 1481–1498.

Troy, D., Carson, A., Vanderbeek, J., & Hutton, A. (2008). Enhancing community-based disaster preparedness with information technology. Disasters, 32(1), 149–165.

Wehrmann, K. (2010). Participation in social advocacy: How a professional association can help social workers meet their ethical obligation. Social Work Review, (2), 75–85.

West-Newman, C. L. (2005). Feeling for justice? Rights, laws, and cultural contexts. Law & Social Inquiry, 30(2), 305–335.

Whitworth, B. (2008). Is there a relationship between personality type and preferred conflict-handling styles? An exploratory study of registered nurses in southern Mississippi. Journal of Nursing Management, 16(8), 921–932.

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