This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
This book explores a variety of physical, mental, and lifestyle challenges faced by community populations. Some of the topics discussed include homelessness, smoking trends among certain populations, mental health issues among different age and gender groups, substance abuse, and domestic violence. The book also examines community health promotion, nutrition intervention, contraception, and more.
Table of Contents
Pathways into Homelessness: Recently Homeless Adults Problems and Service Use Before and After Becoming Homeless in Amsterdam
Promoting Chlamydia Screening with Posters and Leaflets in General Practice—A Qualitative Study
Evaluation of Effectiveness of Class-Based Nutrition Intervention on Changes in Soft Drink and Milk Consumption Among Young Adults
Smoking Prevalence Trends in Indigenous Australians, 1994-2004: A Typical Rather than an Exceptional Epidemic
Collecting Household Water Usage Data: Telephone Questionnaire or Diary?
Development of Scales to Assess Children’s Perceptions of Friend and Parental Influences on Physical Activity
Preliminary Spatiotemporal Analysis of the Association Between Socio-Environmental Factors and Suicide
Cycling and Walking to Work in New Zealand, 1991-2006: Regional and Individual Differences, and Pointers to Effective Interventions
Adolescent-Parent Interactions and Attitudes Around Screen Time and Sugary Drink Consumption: A Qualitative Study
Women with Postpartum Depression: "My Husband" Stories
Challenges at Work and Financial Rewards to Stimulate Longer Workforce Participation
Worry as a Window into the Lives of People Who Use Injection Drugs: A Factor Analysis Approach
Effect of Sunlight Exposure on Cognitive Function Among Depressed and Non-Depressed Participants: A REGARDS Cross-Sectional Study
Safe Using Messages May Not Be Enough to Promote Behaviour Change Amongst Injecting Drug Users Who Are Ambivalent or Indifferent Towards Death
Factors Associated with Attitudes Towards Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: A Comparative Analysis of 17 Sub-Saharan Countries
Psychological Wellbeing, Physical Impairments and Rural Aging in a Developing Country Setting
Use of Modern Contraception by the Poor Is Falling Behind
Sharon Duca Palmer, CSW, LMSW, has worked in a variety of settings in her twenty-year career as a social worker. Since 1990, she has been a school social worker at the ACLD Kramer Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York. She is also a Certified Field Instructor at the Adelphi University, School of Social Work in Garden City, New York.