This collection contains scholarly articles, reports and other publications authored by faculty members in the Department of Social Work at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Submissions from 2021

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COVID Realities & Opportunities for Rural Behavioral Health Services, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

Submissions from 2019

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Ethics in Social Work Practice (with a Rural Twist), Paul Force-Emery Mackie

Submissions from 2018

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Virtual Mentorship Network to Address the Rural Shortage of Mental Health Providers, Heidi Keeler, Tara Sjuts, Kosuke Niitsu, Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Paul Force-Emery Mackie, and Howard Liu

Submissions from 2017

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Behavioral Health Human Resource Crisis: Rural Responses, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Profesional Ethics in Rural Social Work Practice, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Seclusion and Restraint Policy and Practice: Are Students Safe in School?, Laura L. Strunk and Daniel Houlihan

Submissions from 2016

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Practicing Rural Social Work, Paul Force-Emery Mackie, Kimberly A. Zammit, and Michelle E. Alvarez

Submissions from 2015

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Assessing Student Learning: Growing the Culture, Cultivating Buy-In, Improving Quality, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Behavioral Health Workforce Policy Issues: A Rural Perspective, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Technology in Rural Behavioral Health Care Practice: Policy Concerns and Solution Suggestions, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

Submissions from 2014

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Community Organizing in Rural Areas: Yes, It's Different, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Differences between Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders: Rural Social Work Implications for Prevention, Assessment and Treatment, Susan M. Ryan, George S. Leibowitz, Jeanne M. Nauheimer, and Paul Force-Emery Mackie

Submissions from 2013

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Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Undergraduate Social Work Programs: How are Programs in Rural Areas Faring?, David L. Beimers, Brian Warner, and Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Blurring the Boundaries: Creative Collaborative Space for Excellence and Innovation, Patricia Hoffman and Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Hiring Social Work Faculty: An Analysis of Employment Announcements with Special Focus on Rural and Urban Differences and 2008 EPAS Implications, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Teaching Community Organizing? A Postmodernist Comparison Between Alinsky's Conflict and Eichler's Consensus Models, Paul Force-Emery Mackie and George S. Leibowitz

Submissions from 2012

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A Critical Analysis of the EPAS Competencies and Practice Behaviors, William A. Anderson and Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Hiring Social Work Faculty: An Analysis of Employment Announcements, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Social Workers in Rural Places: A Study of Practitioners in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Social Work in a Very Rural Place: A Study of Practitioners in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

Submissions from 2011

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Rural Social Work Recruitment and Retention Challenges: Why is it so Difficult to Fill Rural Social Work Positions?, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Why Do Social Service Supervisors have so much Trouble Hiring Social Workers Across Rural Minnesota?, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Reinventing BSSW Program Assessment and Curricula Mapping under the 2008 EPAS: A Conceptual and Quantitative Model, Paul Force-Emery Mackie and William A. Anderson

Submissions from 2010

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Is There Really a Problem with Hiring Rural Social Service Staff? An Exploratory Study Among Social Service Supervisors in Rural Minnesota, Paul Force-Emery Mackie and Renee Anastasia Lips

Submissions from 2009

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Grassroots Community Practice: Applying Alinsky's Rules in the 21st Century, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Is There Really a Problem with Hiring Rural Social Service Staff? An Investigation of Rural Minnesota Social Service Supervisors, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Taking it to the Streets! Engaging in the Praxis of Community Organization, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

Submissions from 2008

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Are Social Workers Really Burned Out? An Analysis between Rural and Urban Social Workers, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Rural and Urban Social Workers: An Investigation of Differences Between Groups, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Professional Burnout: Are Social Workers as Crispy as We Think?, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Social Workers in Rural Areas: Research on Workforce Issues, Recruitment, and Retention, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Understanding the Complexities of Workforce Issues Among Rural Social Workers, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Teaching ICWA Online: Undergraduate Child Welfare Student Learning, Paul Force-Emery Mackie and MacKenzie Collin

Submissions from 2007

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Poverty in the United States: History, Explanations, and Opportunities for Social Work, Annelies K. Hagemeister and Paul Force-Emery Mackie

Understanding the Educational and Demographic Differences Between Rural and Urban Social Workers, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Your Philosophy of Social Work: Developing a Personal and Professional Definition to Guide Thought and Practice, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

Factors Influencing Undergraduate Social Work Students' Perceptions about Rural-Based Practice: A Pilot Study, Paul Force-Emery Mackie and C. L. Simpson

Submissions from 2006

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A Quantitative Analysis of Job Satisfaction and Burnout Among Rural and Urban Social Workers, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

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Are There Differences Between Rural and Urban Social Workers? Understanding Educational and Demographic Predictors, Paul Force-Emery Mackie

Submissions from 2005

Burnout and Job Satisfaction Among Rural and Urban Social Workers: A Qualitative Analysis, Paul Force-Emery Mackie and T. Berg