Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2021

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

Major

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Cassandra Dorius

Abstract

This dissertation examines patterns of substance use behavior and child welfare involvement through generational cycles. Additionally, parents’ experiences with child welfare involvement were explored emergently and thematic, findings are highlighted. The secondary data utilized for this paper were derived from an assessment of two-generational substance use collected in partnership with Iowa Department of Public Health, Department of Human Rights, and Iowa State University. Data were collected from 41 individuals via in-depth qualitative interviews regarding how substance use has impacted their lives. Interviews were coded utilizing a combination of ethnographic and phenomenological approaches. This paper concludes with practical implications for policymakers and future research opportunities.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-20210609-46

Copyright Owner

Melissa Marie Denlinger

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

127 pages

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