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Contexts of Control: Modern Slavery in the United States
Authors: Whitaker, M. P. & Hinterlong, J.
Description: Study examining modern slavery in the U.S. within the constructs of control .
Citation: Whitaker, M. P. & Hinterlong, J. (2008). Contexts of control: Modern slavery in the United States. Social Development Issues Journal, 30(3), 27-41.
Date Posted: April 8, 2015

The Use of Decision Cases to Foster Critical Thinking in Social Work Students
Authors: Milner, M., & Wolfer, T.
Description: Study showing the need of critical thinking for social work students at USC.
Citation: Milner, M., & Wolfer, T. (2014). The use of decision cases to foster critical thinking in social work students. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 34(3), 269–284.
Date Posted: January 3, 2015

Community-Led Total Sanitation: A “New Frontier” for International Social Work Practice
Authors: Terry A. Wolfer
Description:Due to lack and inadequate sanitation affecting especially the disadvantaged, CLTS addressed this issue through a grassroots approach which led to great benefits compared to traditional approaches.
Citation: Wolfer, T.A. (2014). Community-led total sanitation: A “new frontier” for international social work practice. Social Development Issues, 36(1), 67–77.
Date Posted: October 31, 2014

Perceived Barriers to Exercise and Healthy Eating Among Women from Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: Results from a Focus Groups Assessment
Authors: Patricia Sharpe, Deborah Parra-Medina, M. Baruth, Sara Wilcox
Description: :This study assesses a sample of participants from disadvantaged areas in Columbia, SC to better understand the barriers to exercise and healthy eating. Researchers identified personal, social and environmental barriers, and discussed implications for practice.
Citation: Baruth, M., Sharpe, P. A., Parra-Medina, D., & Wilcox, S. (2014). Perceived barriers to exercise and healthy eating among women from disadvantaged neighborhoods: results from a focus groups   assessment. Women & Health, 54(4), 336–353.
Date Posted: October 31, 2014

Identifying Emergent Social Networks at a Federally Qualified Health Center-Based Farmers’ Market
Authors: Kassandra Alia, Darcy Freedman, Heather M. Brandt and Teri Browne
Description: Using social network theory, social interactions at a rural farmers’ market were observed and analyzed. Findings include that these interactions can help facilitate the acquisition of resources related to health, economic, and community outcomes.
Citation: Alia, K. A., Freedman, D. A., Brandt, H. M., & Browne, T. (2014). Identifying emergent social networks at a federally qualified health center-based farmers’ market. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53(3-4), 335-345.
Date Posted: October 2, 2014


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