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Chicago Univ., Il. School of Social Service Administration

Works: 9 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 15 library holdings
Classifications: HV4506.C4, 364.360973
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Most widely held works by Il. School of Social Service Administration Chicago Univ.
Use of secure detention for juveniles and alternatives to its use by Donnell M Pappenfort( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph is an analysis of the use of residential and non-residential programs as alternatives to secure detention for juveniles awaiting adjudicatory hearings in juvenile courts. The analysis is based on literature from the last decade supplemented by interviews and statistics from site visits to 14 juvenile court jurisdictions with alternative programs. Chapter One describes the decisions by police and other adults that create a group of youth court referrals. The next chapter analyzes the process of juvenile court through which decisions are made about court and detention intake, with the placement of selected youths in secure detention, alternative programs, or their homes. In Chapter Three, the variations in use of secure detention are described; the psychosocial consequences for detained juveniles are discussed as well as the consequences after adjudication at the time of court disposition. Chapter Four contains descriptions of the programs used as alternatives to secure detention in 14 jurisdictions. The final chapter presents conclusions of the study and offers recommendations intended for jurisdictions planning alternative programs. (Author/NRB)
Child care in the work incentive program : a report submitted t the Office of Research and Development, Manpower Administration, Department of Labor by Audrey D Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two studies comprise this report. The first paper, "Child Care Arrangements of Mothers in the Work Incentive Program," places particular emphasis on the mothers' patterns of utilization of various types of child care arrangements, the apparent adequacy of these arrangements, the degree of the mothers' satisfaction with them, and the extent to which child care affects the mothers' participation in the training program. The second paper, "The Child Care Partnership of Government and Family: a Case for Consumerism?", Concerns the issue of the relative responsibilities and privileges of the welfare agencies versus the adc (Aid to Dependent Children) parents. The two papers in this volume supplement a previous report submitted to the Manpower Administration of the Department of Labor entitled "Decision-Making in the Work Incentive Program." (Cs)
Incentive and Disincentive to Participation in the Work Incentive Program. Final Report by Charles D., Ed Garvin( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initially this report presents a summary of three Work Incentive Programs (win) undertaken by a consortium of schools of social work at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and Case Western Reserve University, discussing in detail the design, major findings, and recommendations made. The next two chapters are devoted to discussions of study questions and design. Major demographic and social characteristics of win participants, such as sex, race, age, residence, marital status, education, welfare status, and employment are described. Chapters 5 and 6 contain an analysis of incentive and disincentive features associated with the personal characteristics and living situations. The following three chapters consider the effects of the requirements to participate in win, the monetary incentive, and other program features (training, job placement). The next two chapters compare the incentive-disincentive responses to one another and identify patterns among the responses. Finally the details of how the win program evolved among the study cities is discussed in detail. The win interview schedule is included as an appendix and tabulated responses to the questionnaire are used throughout the document as the basis for the discussion. (Bp)
Homelessness in Chicago : poverty and pathology social institutions and social change by Michael R Sosin( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of the very poor have a certain potential for homelessness due to traditional economic reasons. This report on the homeless in Chicago (Illinois) presents an overview of a two-part project whose goals are to determine the following: (1) how to prevent homelessness; (2) how to relieve homelessness; and (3) how to reverse homelessness. The characteristics of homelessness are examined in a survey of 535 individuals who represent a random sample of those who obtain their main meal of the day from a free meal program, a shelter, or a residential treatment program for the indigent. Also examined are the social institutions and the general social and economic conditions in Chicago that are associated with homelessness and poverty. Major findings include the following: (1) homelessness is not always constant and long-term; (2) typical characteristics of the homeless include military service, out-of-home care as a child, and mental illness or alcoholism; (3) the distinguishing characteristic of the homeless is that they tend to live alone when they do have a residence; and (4) the homeless use social services more frequently than the poor who have homes. Policy recommendations focus on work as the central issue in preventing, relieving, and reversing homelessness. Statistical data are included on 73 tables. A list of 90 references is also included. (FMW)
Achievement Place : the teaching-family treatment model in a group-home setting by John L Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper summarizes a diverse body of literature on Achievement Place, a community-based program for juveniles in group home settings. The program's Teaching-Family treatment model is described in detail as a base for presenting findings about its ability to change behaviors. Preliminary data from follow-up studies of attempts to extend the treatment method to other studies are also presented. The first section presents a brief overview of Achievement Place and the Teaching-Family model, together with a list of conclusions reached in a prior review. The details of the Teaching-Family model developed at Achievement Place are presented, including the point system, self-government system, and teaching parents. A second section presents some of the findings reported by researchers who have examined the program, its results and costs. The report concludes by raising certain questions future research on Achievement Place might pursue. (JAC)
Decision-Making in the Work Incentive Program. Final Report by William J., Ed Reid( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explored the nature of decisions concerning program entry, training component, continuation in the program, job choice, and child care arrangements. The participants were 151 caseworkers, 318 Aid for Dependent Children (afdc) mothers referred to or participating in one of three Work Incentive (win) programs, and 121 win team members. To investigate the factors affecting the decisions, the processes that produced them, and the respondents' evaluations of the decisions and decision-making process, structured interviews were held with caseworkers, clients, and team members in Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit. Analysis of interview data revealed that the caseworker's decision to refer a client to win seemed most strongly influenced by her perception of the client's motivation. The majority of the afdc women thought they would be pressured or penalized in some way if they did not participate in win. Despite this feeling of pressure, 90 percent indicated they were "pleased" or "very pleased" over their referral to win. Win team members were in agreement that the other staff members were their most useful source in acquiring information to help them do their jobs. These and other major results are discussed. (Sb)
The Generalist Program: Description and Evaluation. Papers on Curriculumand Evaluation--No. 1 by Ian, Ed Westbury( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report describes the educational program and reports on the evaluation of that program in relation to how the faculty members implemented the goals and objectives of the program. The evaluation is concerned with the content, coherence, and power of the curriculum. These qualities of curriculum-building and instruction were studied to determine if the learning opportunities offered to students moved from broad and general objectives and an evolving ideal of practice to a standardized structure, content, and process necessary for students to learn such practices for the real world. Descriptions and analyses of the program as a whole as it developed over the project years is presented. These chapters also serve as background for the core of the report, which consists of the explication of the evaluation rationale, purposes, and design and of the data analysis. The analysis is based on the results of a summative test administered to generalist students and students in other sequences in the school, on written analyses of their practicum experiences, and on interviews conduced by the investigators with students and faculty members. The final section is a backward look at where we have been with the generalist program, a description of where we now are, and a view of future possibilities. (Author/RC)
Wilderness/adventure programs for juvenile offenders by Richard Owen Kimball( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Over 80 wilderness/adventure programs have emerged as a valuable alternative to traditional treatment for juvenile offenders, especially in combination with other services. Participants are referred from many points in the juvenile justice system by agents who should have a thorough understanding of wilderness programs so as to prepare the juvenile adequately. Lasting 14-30 days, the programs are varied but usually closely resemble the structure of the standard Outward Bound course, presenting a series of progressively difficult physical challenges and problems in order to develop skills upon which the youth can rely in the future. In general, the use of action, the outdoors, the formation of a cooperative community, programmed success, the use of stress, and the counselor's special role suit adventure programs to the special problems of juvenile offenders and help aid the development of problem-solving skills and enhance self-concept and self-control. Individual evaluation reports and comprehensive community-based follow-up often complete wilderness programs for juvenile offenders. Despite considerable research, definitive findings are scarce, but apparently the relatively economical programs result in significant positive personality changes and reduced recidivism, at least in the short run. Standards and regulation, risk management, staff election, and environmental impact are current concerns for program practitioners. (SB)
A Census of Children's Residential Institutions in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, 1966: Volume 4 -Institutions for Emotionally Disturbed Children by Donnell M., Comp Pappenfort( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The tables of statistics on residential institutions for emotionally disturbed children which constitute the volume are based on data assembled through the National Survey of Residential Child Care Facilities, covering all institutions in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands known to have been operating in September 1965. Tabular data are presented in three series corresponding to the following three independent variables: auspices (public or private and other subclassifications), size (25 or fewer, 26-75, 76 or more children), and location (according to the population size of area served) of institutions. Descriptive information for each of the three statistical series is grouped under topical headings which include such subjects as characteristics of children, length of stay, supplementary institutional functions, intake policies, services at admission, treatment, family treatment, staff reviews of children, psychiatric and casework hours, educational arrangements, community participation, staff, staff-child ratios, inservice training, and supervision. (Kw)
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