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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Construction of an Office Manual for a Social Planning Council.

Woodhouse, Fraser. January 1952 (has links)
Of interest from the viewpoint of research is the fact that this study was arranged as a piece of action research. This was achieved by encouraging participation of staff members of the Council to the end of better communication.

Adoption as Seen by Adoptive Parents: a Follow-up Study of 25 Children, Legally Adopted 10 or More Years Ago, with Particular Attention to the Parents' Current Feelings about the Adoption.

Bancroft, Catherine M. January 1953 (has links)
This is a study of adoptions completed through The Children's Service Centre of Montreal, to determine by personal interview with 22 adoptive parents how successful they feel their adoption has been, after having had the 25 children in their homes for ten years or more. Since adoption involves deep emotions, success or failure is dependent upon and reflected in attitudes and feelings in the relationships of family members. Thus, in learning how parents actually feel, the study attempts to test theoretical knowledge underlying current adoption procedure.

Shared experiences : a qualitative study of the impact of a diagnosis of terminal illness on family functioning

Davidson, Melissa J. January 2007 (has links)
The purpose of this qualitative research is to provide an in-depth exploration of the impact that a diagnosis of a terminal illness has on family functioning. The goal is to gain insight into adult children's personal experience when a parent is diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer. This study explores how families respond, adapt and cope when this specific family member is diagnosed with a terminal illness. It also explores any significant changes in relationships within the family and any shifts in the roles of the members and how they adjusted to such shifts. / The study is informed by a phenomenological paradigm and used an explorative, qualitative design, which included semi-structured interviews. Participant text and "found poetry" is used in order to present a more accurate account of the participants' experiences. Found poetry provides an opportunity to hear the participant's voices by taking direct quotes from their transcripts and forming them into a poem. Themes of denial, anger, helplessness, hope and anticipatory grief/mourning are portrayed in the findings of this study. The difficult emotional dilemmas and tensions that people have to work through when faced with a family member dying are discussed. The realization of the loss of future relationships will be identified as one of the greatest impacts of the illness. This study shows the lack of professional supports and resources that are available for each participant's family in being faced with the diagnosis of a terminal illness, and will address a needed consideration for social work practice.

Maternal attitudes and behaviour in relation to children born prematurely.

Johnston, Agnes. January 1962 (has links)
The purpose of this thesis is to compare mother-child relationships with respect to children born prematurely to mother child relationships with respect to children born at full term. It represents one aspect of a larger research project directed to the evaluation of the relationship between paranatal stress, cognitive organization and intrafamily dynamics. Mother-child relationships were measured by means of a modified version of the Fels Scale for the Appraisal of Parent Behavior consisting of eighteen variables of parental behaviour. The attitudes and behaviour of one hundred mothers in relation to their children was evaluated; fifty of them were the mothers of children born prematurely and fifty the mothers of children born at full term.

First Nations child welfare in Québec

Weightman, Pamela January 2013 (has links)
Aboriginal, and in particular First Nations children, are overrepresented in the child welfare system across Canada. While information about child welfare services provided to First Nations children and families in Québec is sparse, the evidence that does exist supports the national trends of overrepresentation. Understanding how child welfare services are delivered in Québec is essential in comprehending how First Nations peoples receive, and are impacted by, the various methods of child welfare delivery in this province. The first section of this paper presents an overview of First Nations child welfare history, describing colonial and child welfare policies responsible for the removal of tens of thousands of First Nations children from their homes and communities. The next section outlines current socioeconomic, legislative, jurisdictional and funding challenges in the delivery of First Nations child welfare, linking them to the historical development described in the first section. It also presents an overview of the current structure of the First Nations child welfare system in Canada and Québec, examining some of the research regarding the response of Québec's child welfare system to the complex needs of First Nations children and families. Finally, the paper concludes with a discussion of the factors contributing to the overrepresentation of First Nations children in the child welfare system including the impact of historical assimilationist policies, the socioeconomic status of First Nations peoples in Canada and the development of First Nations child welfare services. Implications for practice, policy and future research are also discussed. / Les enfants autochtones, en particulier les enfants des Premières nations, sont surreprésentés dans les services de protection de la jeunesse à travers le Canada. Bien que les données sur les services de protection de la jeunesse offerts aux enfants et familles des Premières nations au Québec soient limitées, celles-ci soutiennent la tendance nationale de surreprésentation. Il est essentiel de comprendre l'offre de services de la protection de la jeunesse l'enfance au Québec afin de saisir comment les Premières nations reçoivent et sont affectées par les divers méthodes d'offre de services de protection de la jeunesse dans cette province. La première partie de ce document présente un survol historique de la protection de la jeunesse chez les Premières nations, décrivant les politiques coloniales et de la protection de la jeunesse responsables du retrait de dizaines de milliers d'enfants des Premières nations de leur famille et de leur communauté. La section suivante donne un aperçu des défis socioéconomiques, législatifs, juridictionnels et de financement de la protection de la jeunesse des Premières nations, les reliant à l'évolution historique telle que décrite dans la première section. Elle présente aussi un portrait de la structure actuelle de l'offre de services de la protection de la jeunesse des Premières nations au Canada et au Québec, en examinant certaines études concernant la réponse du système québécois de la protection de la jeunesse aux besoins complexes des enfants et des familles des Premières nations. Une discussion des facteurs qui contribuent à la surreprésentation des enfants des Premières nations dans le système de la protection de la jeunesse, y compris l'impact des politiques assimilationnistes, la situation socioéconomique des peuples des Premières nations au Canada et l'évolution des services de protection de la jeunesse des Premières nations, conclut ce document. Les implications pour la pratique, les politiques et les recherches ultérieures sont également discutées.

Some steps to a discovery of midtown.

Costom, Dorothie., Grande, Gregory., Masson, William., Parish, Mary., Rozental Caryl. January 1963 (has links)
This thesis describes the evolution of a research design intended to explore an ethnically heterogeneous, mobile, lower socioeconomic population of an area in downtown Montreal. The work culminated in the development, pretest and analysis of an interview schedule. The following variables are incorporated in this schedule: the independent variables are household predicaments inferred from issues in food, clothing, health and occupation; the dependent variable is the householder's ability to cape with predicaments arising from the need to satisfy these requirements in the maintenance of a household. Degrees of predicaments are to be assessed by their effect on role performance (role handicap); effectiveness of coping is similarly identified by the degree of role handicap remaining. The results of the pretest of this schedule on seventeen respondents is discussed, mainly in terms of errors of omission and commission in the construction of the schedule.

Recreation experiences of ten delinquents in pre-adolescence.

Vine, Goldie. S. January 1963 (has links)
This thesis is concerned with a study of the experiences ten delinquent boys had, in their pre-adolescence, as participants in recreation and informal education agencies. It seeks to explore, by analyzing these experiences, whether the recreation agency can play a role in the prevention and prediction of juvenile delinquency. A sample group of ten delinquents, who had experiences in recreation agencies, were selected from among the residents of the Boys’ Farm and Training School in Shawbridge, Quebec. Records kept at the Boys’ Farm and Training School and interviews with the boys, were the sources of data. In the interviews, questions were designed to get factual information about agency participation, behaviour patterns demonstrated during participation, relationships with staff and other members, attitudes towards the agency and the manner and extent of parent contact with agency. The data was analyzed in light of what has been said in current literature about the causes and prevention of delinquency. The final chapter concludes that the recreation and informal education agency does have the potential for contributing to the prevention and prediction of juvenile delinquency, It offers suggestions for adaptations and additions in their service if they are to realize this potential. Furthermore, areas for future research are indicated.

Professional and bureaucratic perspectives in social work.

Beavan, Ronald. P., Herscovitch, Shirley., Lustgarten, Sylvia. S., Matlin, Eleanor., Matthews, Judith. S. January 1964 (has links)
The project investigates aspects of professional social work which derive from its association with bureaucratic organizations. This enquiry is based upon sociological evidence that the combination of professional and bureaucratic modes of occupational life contains mutually dysfunctional aspects. The published work by Blau and Scott, Formal Organizations, is the point of departure for the study. The data are the perceptions of social workers as obtained by a slightly modified 85 item questionnaire developed by W.R. Scott in his work on a Doctoral dissertation in Sociology at the University of Chicago. The questionnaire was distributed to 12 social work settings in Montreal. Coded data from the 128 respondents were used in IBM processing. Findings suggest that training and experience are associated with some opposition to supervision, but divergent findings and interpretations are reported on the theoretically non-professional aspect of supervision in social work as a nascent profession. Perceptions of the extent to which seven principles and standards are fulfilled in practice seem affected by respondents’ religious beliefs and by the extent to which a given principle corresponds to cultural values. Social work at present meets, in varying degrees, some of the criteria of a profession. For professional workers, informal norms of the social work community suggest occupational reinforcements via advancement to supervisory posts and by identification with medicine, especially psychiatry. The high proportion of women in social work practice and other topics are suggested for future investigation.

Factors contributing to homelessness.

Abugov, Albert. January 1954 (has links)
This study is an analysis of thirty-one interviews held in 1952, with men who were residing at the Meurling Refuge, a municipal shelter in the city of Montreal. It is undertaken with a view to learn of the factors that might have some bearing on why these particular men have become dependent on an institution of this nature. In addition, the writer will survey other existing services available in Canada for the homeless and consider how these services meet the needs of these men. As described in this study, a "homeless man" will denote one who is not attached to a family group in the community in which he is residing, even though members of his family might be living in the same area. Seldom is he willing or able to sustain regular employment, with the result that he has either a marginal income or a complete lack of funds.

Attitudes towards selected adolescent characteristics.

Carniol, Benjamin. January 1964 (has links)
This study focused on the conflict of views about adolescence that confronts group work practitioners. The study explored attitudes held by selected adolescent and adult groups in an attempt to contribute to a clarification of the extent to which adolescents rebel against adults and belong to a strong subculture of their own. Furthermore, it was hoped that such data might point a direction for effective social group work with adolescents. Following an attitudinal measurement model of Abraham J. Tannenbaum, ‘Adolescent Attitudes Toward Academic Brillance’ (New York: Columbia University, 1962), data were gathered on attitudes towards adolescent characteristics representing reliance on adults, peers, and convention. These characteristics were described by verbal stereotypes to which respondents were asked to give social acceptance ratings.

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