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Huynh-Hohnbaum, Anh-Luu

Overview
Works: 31 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 1,658 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Classifications: RA448.5.H57, 362.1089
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Most widely held works by Anh-Luu Huynh-Hohnbaum
Health issues in Latino males : a social and structural approach by Marilyn Aguirre-Molina( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is estimated that more than 50 million Latinos live in the United States. This is projected to more than double by 2050. In Health Issues in Latino Males experts from public health, medicine, and sociology examine the issues affecting Latino men's health and recommend policies to overcome inequities and better serve this population. It includes an extensive appendix charting epidemiological data on Latino health
Challenges Faced by Recidivists Who Are Experiencing Serious Mental Health Issues: An Evaluation of the Mental Health Courts by Adriana Rita Parrales( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The United States is currently home to one of the largest prison populations in the world. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) the United States currently incarcerates about 2.3 million people in its jails and prisons. Due to the large number of inmates the Department of Justice (DOJ) has had to ask for a monetary increase of 1.5 billion dollars to their budget. Many of the inmates being incarnated are recidivists. These are offenders who already went through the prison and jail system who were rearrested upon release. Recidivists are of special interest to the criminal justice system (CJS) because they contribute to the overcrowding that is plaguing the correctional system. When looking into this class of offenders one population stands out as having multiple barriers that perpetuate recidivism. This population is offenders who suffer from severe mental illness (SMI). These offenders face environmental risk factors, suffer from fragmented mental health services, and face biases that make it more likely for them to recidivate. This study evaluates the mental health courts a diversion program that seeks to connect recidivists who suffer from SMI with services and lower recidivism. The results of this study found that the mental health courts had a significant effect on lowering recidivism among offenders with SMI
A Needs Assessment: Identifying the Skill Sets Graduate Students Need to Successfully Transition into the Department of Mental Health/Psychiatric Social Work by Guadalupe Ruby Soto( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ever changing nature of the social work profession and its projected employment growth calls for the specialized training of its professionals. This study focuses on identifying the skill sets that graduate students need to successfully transition into the Department of Mental Health. This study also focuses on identifying the benefits of developing interagency collaborations between graduate schools of social work and overarching departments in the field, like the Department of Mental Health (DMH). Existing research suggest that the profession of social work naturally evolves to accommodate contextual changes (Miller, 2013), and that social workers require training that encourages adaptation to the changing environment because continuous change is to be expected (Cohen, 2003). More recent data, such as the one analyzed for this study, indicates that the collaboration between graduate schools of social work and Los Angeles County DMH is necessary to prepare social workers for a successful transition into professional social work and for the advancement of the overall profession. The data also identified a need for the strengthening of graduate social work curricula to assist students with the development of skills surrounding documentation, "the working self," and assessment. In response, the data suggested the integration of DMH-focused skills training into school curricula
Parental Deportation: Psychological Effects on the Children Left Behind by Jennifer Esther Membreno( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Parental deportation affects the lives of millions of children. From 1998 to 2007, more than 100,000 parents of U.S. citizen children were deported (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2009). It is estimated that in the next five years a minimum of 15,000 children will enter the foster care system due to a parent being detained or deported (Wessler, 2011). Assessing the relationship between psychological effects and parental deportation (PD) is important to the social work field due to the complexity of circumstances experienced by children of deported parents. Depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and anxiety are common psychological effects experienced by these children. The need for proper interventions specific to children of undocumented parents is necessary for this vulnerable population
Healthy Aging Leads to Decreased Likelihood of Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Older Adults by Lisa Ann Crave( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Older adulthood is often accompanied by physical and emotional challenges that put individuals at greater risk for developing depression, and, if left untreated, suicidal ideation. Research points to healthy aging as a holistic approach to increasing overall well-being. Social integration and supportive relationships serve as protective factors in the prevention of isolation, loneliness and depressive symptoms. The proactive approaches to managing anxiety and maintaining physical health have positive effects on psychological well-being. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) supports the precepts of healthy aging in decreasing depression with its tools of addressing maladaptive thoughts and behaviors and in using healthy coping skills to improve quality of life. Individual CBT, with its in-depth method of treatment, was shown effective in reducing depressive symptoms, especially when coupled with case management. Group CBT was found to be beneficial as it was more cost-effective and incorporated an added component of social functioning that supported the concepts of healthy aging. Clinicians and physicians would benefit from a more holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment of depression in older adults who tend to have many confounding layers of issues. Creating a standardized definition of healthy aging will assist not only clinicians but also provide concrete indicators in which to create policies that educate the public and provide preventative measures
Racial Identity and Discrimination as Predictors of Depression in Adults: An Exploration of Multipleracial Groups and Protective Factors by Mia Franco( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in the world, affecting up to 350 million people worldwide (WHO, 2010). Racial groups within the United States report varying levels of depression, and this study sought to determine if racial discrimination increases depressive symptomology in adults. This study sought to comparatively examine the different levels of depression among Black, Latino or Hispanic, and White adults, and determine if available social support helps to mitigate the relationship between discrimination and depression. Data on 524 adults aged 18-59 who are residents of New York City were drawn from Project STRIDE: Stress, Identity, and Mental Health. Whites were found to have significantly lower levels of depression than those who identified as Black or Latino/Hispanic. No significant difference in depression levels was found between Blacks and Latino/Hispanic adults. Whites were found to have significantly lower levels of reported discrimination compared to Black and Latino/Hispanic adults. Social support was not found to significantly reduce depression levels; however, a social contribution was found to significantly reduce levels of depression in participants. Given the significant relationship between depression and discrimination, policymakers and clinicians should be attuned to the environmental factors that make individuals more vulnerable to developing depressive disorders
The Impact of Level of Acculturation on Self Esteem and Academic Achievement in Asian Americans by Felicia Tran( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2010), the Asian population in the United States grew the fastest compared to any other racial group between 2000 and 2010. With the rapid rise of the Asian population, it becomes concerning that suicide was the leading cause of death in Asians 15-19 years old (Heron, 2016). As the families settle in the United States, they may face obstacles in acculturating. A secondary data analysis was conducted using the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS) dataset. The relationship between an individual's level of acculturation and his or her self-esteem and academic achievement was examined. The relationship between parent-child acculturation gap and individual self-esteem and academic achievement was also examined. The results indicate that individual level of acculturation is positively related to self-esteem and academic achievement. The findings also indicate that an increase in acculturation gap between individuals and their parents is negatively related to self-esteem and positively related to academic achievement
Foster Youth Emancipating from Care by Zulema Velasquez( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The purpose of this study is to examine the Latino population in the U.S. as it is one of the fastest growing populations. The number of Latino Americans continues to grow and this population includes diverse cultures, beliefs and values. Among Latinos there are various subgroups as many individuals identify themselves with an origin or with ancestor roots from Mexico, Central American and South America. The U.S. has a high number of Latinos and some have immigrated to the U.S. for a better life and others are second generation of Latinos. Currently, there are various debates on immigration policies in the U.S. that has increased stressors among the Latino population. Latinos are not new to stressors, however with an increase in immigration debates there are added stressors and the Latino population continues to grow and be a vital part of the U.S. population
The Mindful Way to a Secure Attachment by Jamie Elizabeth Weiss( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With Personality Disorders (PDs) affecting one out of every ten people in the United States (Lenzenweger, 2008), the negative consequences are far reaching. Successful societal functioning relies on the effective governing of relationships, yet relationship dysfunction remains at the heart of PDs (Tyrer et al., 2015). These relational aspects can damage every aspect of a person's life from maintaining a job, to divorce, child abuse, substance abuse, criminality, interpersonal violence, public health, premature death, and suicide (Skodol et al., 2005)
Bully Perpetration in Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence by Tatyana Moreno( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health concern for its impact on the direct victims of the violence and on the children who have been exposed to it. Children who witness IPV tend to repeat a cycle of violence by exhibiting externalizing behaviors such as various forms of bullying of their peers. Some studies indicate children exposed to IPV may exhibit these behaviors at clinically significant levels. Other variables that may increase the likelihood that a child perpetrates bullying after witnessing IPV include the severity of IPV exposure, gender, socioeconomic status, and nature of family relationships. Research supports trauma focused- cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) as an effective intervention in mitigating externalizing symptoms in children exposed to trauma such as IPV. Implications for social workers urges the profession to continue its anti-bullying advocacy efforts and to advocate for alternative or additional consequences for children who bully their peers such as a trauma informed mental health evaluation. As most bullying takes place in the school environment, school based social workers are encouraged to implement TF-CBT programs that have been modified for the school environment. While there is an abundance of studies indicating a link between IPV exposure and perpetration of dating violence in teenage years or IPV in adulthood, the research supporting IPV exposure and bullying in children is still growing. This project suggests that IPV exposure has immediate consequences in the children who witness it and that these consequences can be observed at a much earlier age
The Risk Factors Associated with Suicide Ideation Amongst Veterans by Nayeli Gonzalez( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Military individuals have been committing suicide at alarming rates with 1 in 5 committing suicide (George Washington School of Media and Public Affairs, 2015). They are exposed to a lifestyle that contributes to suicide through combat exposure, PTSD, TBI, burdensomeness, and thwarted belongingness. Each variable can affect the military personnel in different ways, ranging from effects acquired while being in service to when the individual returns home. For example, feelings of being a burden to love ones, unable to connect with family members, avoiding certain places, inability to develop connections with other military individuals, and changes to their health or physical status are all possible scenarios that the military individual can face. This project examined CBT as an intervention that can help address and prevent suicide among veterans. Different innovations in how to incorporate and provide CBT to veterans are provided, through online, over the phone, couples therapy, and a mindfulness approach. The Department of Veterans Affairs has also implemented a form of CBT called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Depression (CBT-D), which helps address suicide since it can be linked to depression. Future research should examine if different socio economic status, military ranks, and social support would affect the possibilities of decreasing or increasing the changes of the military personnel committing suicide
Barriers to Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment for Depression in Men by Rex Lavar Prats Stailey( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Depression is a common mental illness that effects millions of people around the world. The diagnosis and treatment of depression is disproportionately higher amongst women compared to men. Men with depressive symptoms that are untreated are likely to display maladaptive coping behaviors and are at greater risk of suicide. Higher rates of suicide among men suggests a correlation to the under diagnosis and treatment of depression in men. Barriers to the diagnosis of depression in men result in poor detection, awareness and disclosure of depressive symptoms. These barriers can be contributed to masculine gender norms that lead to restricted emotional expression and mental health stigmas that lead to the avoidance of help seeking from mental health practitioners. Among the treatments for depression, Cognitive Behavior Therapy is one form of treatment that has been proven effective in reducing depression in men. However, the majority of studies evaluating Cognitive Behavior Therapy contained smaller samples of male participants. To diminish the barriers of treatment for men a greater effort to raise awareness through public service campaigns would help to counter the mental health stigmas and reduce the negative effects of gender socialization on men. The use of male specific screenings tools, inclusive diagnostic criteria and targeted treatment can potentially decrease suicide and other harmful risk-taking behavior in men
Attachment and Influence on Resiliency: The Effectiveness of Parenting Interventions in Promoting Positive Parenting and Secure Attachment in Children by Vilma Marleny Olmedo( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Attachment is a world-renowned theory of development that analyzes the emotional and physical parent-child relationship. Sadly, nearly 50% of children form an insecure attachment (Healthreasearchfunding.org, 2014; The Sutton Trust Foundation, 2014). Insecure attachment leads to devastating psychological, emotional, social and physical outcomes for children and individuals. Resiliency which is the ability to adapt well in the face of adversity, threat, tragedy, trauma or significant sources of stress and the ability to bounce back from difficult experiences is closely correlated with attachment (American Psychological Association, 2017). Research shows that secure attachment is associated with high resiliency. An intervention that has sought to address attachment issues and improve the parent-child relationship are parenting interventions. The objective of parenting interventions is to positively influence parenting behaviors that achieve positive outcomes for children through education, training, structured activities and participation between parent and child (Alleyne, Ayoub, Bartlett, Muniz & Sparrow, 2015). The goal for social workers is to promote secure attachment and healthy parent-child relationships that will benefit future generations and the world we live in. Lastly, this research discusses social work practice and policy implications for the future
The Impact of Childhood Neglect on Adult Relationships by Patrick Jonathan Conod( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy was reviewed and found effective when addressing the mental health issues that arise from the trauma of maltreatment. These findings can influence both policy and practice, by focusing on the trauma that these individuals have endured and ensure that both practitioners and community members are informed of the negative consequences that arise as a result of these experiences treatment of those who have experienced trauma will be appropriate and further traumatization will be minimized
How Social Relationships Impact the Quality of Life in Older Adults by Rachel Bogner( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One of the fastest growing populations in the United States is older adults. To better support the aging population society needs to understand ways to improve their quality of life. The quality of life in older adults is measured by their physical and mental well-being, life satisfaction, and the connection of social relationships (McGaha, 2016). Older adults that have a low quality of life can develop depression, loneliness, poor physical health, and suicide. Social relationships are associated with improving the quality of life in older adults. This study focuses on the literature that pertains to informal social relationships that have been shown be beneficial for older adults, such as friends, family and children, and partner and spouse. In addition, social relationships reduce the risk of mental health issues and suicidal ideation. Literature supported the findings that art therapy is one intervention that mental health professionals can effectively implement for treatment to improve the quality of life in older adults. This research looked at different forms of art therapy's, such as visual arts (painting, sculpting, and drawing) and expressive arts (music, drama, chorus, and dance). Treatments and intervention programs have become important to mental health practitioners and senior centers to promote a better well-being for older adults. This study also looked at policies and practice implications that are recommended to improve the well-being in older adults. It is recommended that social workers create more programs in senior centers and living facilities that require more social engagement with social relationships that will improve the quality of life in older adults
A Needs Assessment: Identifying the Knowledge Base Graduate Students Need to Successfully Transition into the Department of Mental Health by Magaly Hernandez( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This exploratory research was conducted to identify the knowledge base needed of recent MSW graduates interested in working for the Department of Mental Health. Historical key figures such as Jane Addams, Mary Allen Richmond, and Dorothea Dix shaped the direction for the field of social work and developed different approaches to address societal problems during the progressive era. The review of the literature identified existing knowledge about mental health trends and current approaches used in academia to train MSW students. A focus group was conducted with five DMH employees to explore the experiences of DMH employees with recent MSW graduates. Several themes emerged from the focus group discussion: (1) demographic survey questionnaire results, (2) knowledge of case management, (3) knowledge of safety, (4) knowledge of community resources, (5) flexibility, and (6) mental health practice theories. The results indicated DMH employees found multiple challenges with recent MSW graduates. The challenges that emerged were MSWs difficulties with flexibility, knowledge of case management and integration of theories. These results add valuable information to the literature and promote understanding of the challenges faced within service delivery and the future of the consumer's potential risk if the practitioner is not well trained. Research indicates that there is a gap in education and practice that needs to be addressed
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Ptsd Symptoms Among Children Who Have Experienced War Trauma by Mackenzie Michelle Maurer( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

War and conflict are issues that have existed seemingly as long as time. In recent years, research has explored the effect that war trauma has on the mental health of children, particularly in the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In addition to determining what mental health implications can arise from exposure to war trauma, researchers have conducted studies to determine which factors may serve as protective barriers and which may place children at a higher risk of developing PTSD and its related symptoms. Some of these factors include severity and length of exposure to trauma, maternal attachment and response to trauma, and community support. Studies have found high correlations between higher rates of PTSD and chronic, continuous exposure to trauma and determined that different types of traumatic events can lead to higher reporting of symptoms among children. Additionally, children who had secure attachments to their mothers, or maternal caregivers, and whose communities and daily routines remained mostly in tact were found to report lower rates of PTSD symptoms
The Effect of Socioecnomic Status on Pediatric Obesity and the Role of the Social Worker in Supportive Services by Jennifer Florie Plummer( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pediatric obesity is a substantiated public health epidemic that affects children and adolescents throughout the globe. This epidemic is all encompassing, severely affecting the physical, social, and mental well-being of individuals. The aim of this research is to explore the effects that socioeconomic status has on pediatric obesity. Socioeconomic status directly influences the quality of individuals' life circumstances, including quality of residential neighborhood, accessibility to healthy foods, and dietary habits. These circumstances are indicative to the outcome of pediatric obesity. Specifically, low socioeconomic status is correlated with a lower quality of residential neighborhood as it relates to accessibility to healthy nutritional foods and unhealthy dietary habits. School and community-based physical activity and nutritional education programs are effective interventions for preventing and stabilizing the progression of pediatric obesity. Programs in which implement these interventions at the school and community levels as well as incorporate a school wellness policy, are effective at reducing obesity among those with preexisting obesity. The establishment of all-inclusive local school wellness policies and programs are necessary for the long-term reduction of pediatric obesity. It is recommended that social work practice and policy place an emphasis on using education as a tool to increase knowledge of healthy lifestyle practices among underserved at risk communities
The Effects of Immigration, Discrimination and Acculturation on Mental Health among the Undocumented Immigrant Latino Community by Jovanny Nathaly Garcia Nuno( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

There are approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States, 8 million coming from Latin America (Krogstad, Passel, & Cohn, 2017). There have been positive and negative legislation at the state and national level affecting undocumented immigrants. They are exposed to trauma prior, during and after immigration (Salas, Ayon & Gurrola, 2013). The restrictive policies, the discrimination they face and the stress of the acculturation process are part of the stressors that affect their mental health (Becerra et al., 2013; Flores et al., 2008; Hwang & Goto, 2008; Salas, et al., 2013; Smokowski & Bacallao, 2007). Latino undocumented immigrants are at a greater risk for anxiety and depression (Flores et al., 2008; Hwang & Goto, 2008) and experience higher stress levels (Hatzenbuehler et al., 2017; Salas et al., 2013). Nevertheless, there is not a variety of mental health treatments offered to undocumented immigrants. The modality most often used and found in literature is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Most of the interventions occur in group settings and have an overrepresentation of females and individuals of Mexican descent (Dixon et al., 2006; Hovey et al., 2014; Kaltman et al., 2016; Kataoka et al., 2002, Piedra & Buyon, 2012; Shattell et al., 2012). Additional research to provide more culturally appropriate services and a higher variety of services is needed. Also, there must be action at the macro level to provide legislation to protect and aid the Latino undocumented immigrant population
The Effects of Child Abuse on Recidivism by Donna Xenia Catota( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recidivism has posed a concern for our juveniles, which has resulted in juveniles becoming part of a continuous recidivating cycle that persists. Recidivism not only affects juveniles and their families but society as a whole. It cost millions and even up to billions of dollars to detain juvenile who are recidivating. Many juveniles engaging in delinquent behaviors leading to recidivism has been caused due to different types of child abuse (i.e. physical, neglect, and sexual abuse). Studies have found a correlation between child abuse and juvenile recidivism. The literature on the effects of child abuse postulates that juveniles are at greater risk of exhibiting delinquency behavior leading to recidivism. Considering the scope and prevalence of child maltreatment on juvenile delinquency and recidivism, several Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) programs have been introduced as possible interventions. The literature review found CBT to be effective in in reducing recidivism or delinquency behavior. Since CBT was found to be effective, then it should be translated into programs or policies that support these programs. For instance, programs such as Youth Activity League (YAL) and Success Through Awareness and Resistance (STAR) can create alternatives to drug and gang involvement to help reduce delinquency behavior and/or juvenile recidivism. Social workers must move beyond traditional and standardized methods of the past and find ways to provide preventative measures (i.e. extracurricular activities or direct services) to help these juveniles succeed in their future. Lastly, further research should not only examine the long-term effects CBT interventions can have, but research should examine other interventions (i.e. trauma-focused CBT) focusing on alleviating trauma a juvenile has endured. Society invests on the offending behaviors that they can overlook other factors
 
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