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Cultivating a landscape for food justice : an exploratory study of community food security measurement to inform community-based intervention strategies
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
This study extends the knowledge of food security beyond socio-demographic predictors to include the food environment. A method for measuring community food security and identifying protective and risk factors was developed. ...
Legalized orphans : parental relinquishment to child welfare
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
This exploratory study examines the phenomenon of voluntary parental relinquishment to alternative care. In 2006 there were 51,984 children voluntarily placed into alternative care by a parent (Department of Health and ...
The role of teamwork in public child welfare caseworkers' intentions to leave
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
The high turnover rates among caseworkers have emerged in the past decade as one of the most serious issues within the public child welfare agencies. High turnover rates lead to reductions in case work quality with resulting ...
Analysis of alternative care placement changes as provided by case managers
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
This exploratory study systematically identified and analyzed a comprehensive list of 53 primary reasons children experienced alternative care placement changes in Missouri's child welfare system. Case managers employed ...