Lynn Holley

Lynn Holley
Arizona State University | ASU · School of Social Work

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Expectant or parenting youth (EPY) with foster care histories are often in need of a range of services yet experience barriers to accessing and utilizing those services. This exploratory qualitative study was informed by ecological systems theory and utilized interviews and focus groups with EPY (n = 11) and service providers (n = 28) to identify f...
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People diagnosed with schizophrenia (PDS) will find seamlessly coordinated services and care in their communities if they are delivered with a high level of continuity of care (COC). Most studies of COC were conducted in Western countries that initiated deinstitutionalisation several decades ago. Limited studies highlight experiences of COC among P...
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Some social work educators advocate for people with mental health conditions to become social workers because they may possess experiential knowledge and insights that equip them to help others achieve recovery goals. Educators also are tasked with gatekeeping, ensuring that students demonstrate social work competencies. Minimal research exists abo...
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Little is known about mental illness discrimination toward and supports for people with mental health conditions (MHCs) who are of color and/or lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB). Informed by an intersectionality framework that facilitates an understanding of intragroup dynamics, this exploratory qualitative study used in-depth interviews to ask 20 pe...
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The International Federation of Social Workers charges professionals with challenging ‘discrimination … and … unjust policies and practices’ that impact individuals with mental disabilities. Social work educators thus have a duty to prepare students for anti-oppressive practice with people with mental illnesses (MIs), a population that experiences...
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Stigma is a significant barrier to recovery and full community inclusion for people with mental illnesses. Social work educators can play critical roles in addressing this stigma, yet little is known about their attitudes. Social work educators were surveyed about their general attitudes about people with mental illnesses, attitudes about practice...
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Experiencing discrimination related to race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or having a mental health condition is associated with negative outcomes. Research comparing types of discrimination or considering intersectionalities is lacking. This study reports findings from interviews with people with mental illnesses (PWMI) or family members of PWMI;...
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People with mental illnesses (PWMI) who are of color and/or lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) experience mental health disparities, including within mental health treatment programs (MHTPs). Informed by a critical framework with attention to intersectionality and microaggressions, this qualitative study asked 20 PWMI and family members who also are o...
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Many social workers practice in settings serving people with mental illnesses, but social work education in the United States has given minimal attention to helping students understand the systemic nature of prejudice and discrimination experienced by this population. Some courses address prejudice (stigma) toward people with mental illnesses, but...
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Objective: Stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses are serious problems that can lead to many negative effects. This study examined providers' awareness of consumers' daily lived experience of discrimination. Method: We surveyed 51 peer employees and 52 licensed clinicians to learn how they viewed the extent of public stig...
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Theorists concerned with mental health prejudice and discrimination have conceptualized these problems as stigma, typically defined as a labeling process that triggers stereotyping, followed by acts of discrimination that result in loss of status and reduced life options for people who are perceived to have mental illnesses (Goffman, 1963; Link & P...
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Most people in the United States living with companion animals consider them family members (GfK Roper, 2009), however little is known about what this means. This study explores the beliefs about and experiences with companion animals of 12 men from various ethnic and social class groups, national origins, and geographic settings. Findings include...
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Stigma and discrimination by the general public against people with mental illnesses remain serious problems despite community-wide anti-stigma efforts (Corrigan & Penn, 1999). The reduction of stigma, the presence of negative attitudes toward a group, and discrimination, acting on those attitudes in a negative way, are desired outcomes of these ef...
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Informed by a structural theory of workplace discrimination, mental health system employees’ perceptions of mental health workplace stigma and discrimination against service recipients and peer employees were investigated. Fifty-one peer employees and 52 licensed behavioral health clinicians participated in an online survey. Independent variables w...
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Ethnic agencies are important components,of multicul- tural community systems, providing vehicles for community empower- ment,and self-determination in communities,of color. Based on data from a qualitative study of emerging ethnic agencies, this paper explores the communities-building activities of ethnic agencies, describes the characteristics of...
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Recent studies show that mental health professionals around the globe, despite their involvement in anti-stigma efforts, continue to hold stigmatizing attitudes and demonstrate discriminatory behavior toward people with mental illnesses (e.g., Peris, Teachman & Nosek, 2008; Schulze, 2008). In particular, the desire for social distance from people w...
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Knowledge of the factors that influence youths' choice of racial or ethnic labels will help us understand intragroup diversity, suggest ways in which school social workers can support youth's ethnic identity development, and learn if youth who choose different combinations of labels may be grouped together for research purposes. This study of 2,857...
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Qualitative findings from face-to-face interviews of a subset of participants in a large quantitative study are used to explore the perspectives of 10 professional Black women (PBW) regarding their definitions of spirituality and their experiences using this resource to cope with work-related stress. Findings include that many PBW do not differenti...
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This article reports findings of an exploratory study of 71 parents with substance abuse conditions involved in a child dependency court. Over half (59%) of the parents had a co-occurring mental health condition. Parents with co-occurring conditions (PWCC) differed in several important ways from those with only substance abuse conditions. PWCC were...
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Three hundred twenty-six undergraduates who participated in a diversity-based course or voluntary intergroup dialogues completed a written questionnaire about their attitudes toward and comfort with people who are African American, Asian American, First Nation, Latina/o, white, and lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB). Secondary analysis of quantitative...
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To increase their research skills and confidence, students in a nonresearch-focused elective MSW course gathered qualitative data through cross-ethnic interviews for a formal research project. Qualitative findings from a focus group of students were used to examine the perspectives of the students, all but one of whom were women, about (a) changes...
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Most families with companion animals regard them as family members, and affectionate relationships with pets can enhance health. Research suggests that these relationships are complicated and vary, depending on many factors, including ethnicity, but there has been little research on animal-human relationships in communities of color in the United S...
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Although researchers often incorporate various measures of ethnicity and ethnic identity (EI) into research about substance use, the relationships among ethnicity, EI, and substance use remain unclear (Marsiglia, Kulis, & Hecht, 2001; Phinney, 1996). This paper explores whether ethnicity and three EI instruments are useful in predicting substance u...
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Affectionate relationships with animal companions have health-enhancing effects on people and enrich their quality of life, and the majority of families with companion animals regard their animals as family members. Research has also suggested that these relationships are complicated and vary depending on a number of factors, yet there has been alm...
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Although numerous quantitative studies have examined racial disparity in the youth justice system, studies have ignored the perspectives of youth about whether racism exists within the system. This study used focus groups with system staff and focus groups and individual interviews with system-involved youth of color to explore perceptions of race...
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Despite questions about their reliability and validity, student evaluations of teaching (SETs) are a primary measure of instructor performance. The current study examines SETs, including a thorough list of potentially relevant variables. The findings suggest that how much students perceive they learned in a course is an important predictor of SET s...
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Based on data from a survey of 121 baccalaureate and master of social work students at a western university, this study explores students' perspectives of "safe" and "unsafe" classroom environments. The majority reported that being in a safe classroom changed both what and how much they learned. Students offered a wide range of instructor, fellow s...
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Mindfulness is the cognitive propensity to be aware of what is happening in the moment without judgment or attachment to any particular outcome. This concept flies in the face of modern, Western philosophical outcomes-based thinking about events and activities. This article presents results of a formative evaluation of whether participation in a mi...
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This article explores the findings from a survey of 75 social work faculty with doctoral degrees about the family and caregiving factors that affected their career decisions and experiences. Qualitative analyses indicated that both the women and the men had family- and caregiving-related concerns that pertained primarily to the regular care of chil...
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This article explores the findings from a survey of 75 social work faculty with doctoral degrees about the family and caregiving factors that affected their career decisions and experiences. Qualitative analyses indicated that both the women and the men had family- and caregiving-related concerns that pertained primarily to the regular care of chil...
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This study uses quantitative and qualitiative findings from a mail and online questionnaire to examine the experiences and perspectives of 76 doctoral-degreed social work faculty about the factors that affected their career decisions. The authors discuss similarities and differences between women and men in job-related decision making. Respondent p...
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Based on data from a qualitative study of 13 ethnic agencies in nine communities of color, this descriptive study identifies factors that characterize ethnic agencies. Ethnic agencies support an ideology of ethnic awareness or consciousness. Community members participate in the programs of ethnic agencies because they offer shared cultures and expe...
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Ethnic agencies are important components of multicultural community systems, providing vehicles for community empowerment and self-determination in communities of color. Based on data from a qualitative study of emerging ethnic agencies, this paper explores the communities-building activities of ethnic agencies, describes the characteristics of eth...
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This article reports on intergroup dialogues, an innovative pedagogical method to address cultural diversity and social justice issues in social work curricula. Intergroup dialogues—facilitated face-to-face meetings of students from different social identity groups—are aimed at exploring cultural identities and differences, fostering deeper underst...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington, 1998 Face-to-face interviews with a purposive sample of 13 leaders of emerging ethnic agencies in communities of color are analyzed to learn about agencies' missions, services, structures, and capacity-building needs; and to learn why community members utilize the services of ethnic agencies either in addi...

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