Laura Curran

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Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major mental health disorder that affects at least 13 percent of new mothers and has detrimental consequences for populations that are of concern to social workers, such as low-income women, women of color, young women, and single mothers. Despite the relevance of PPD to multiple social work problems and populations, the(More)
Low-income mothers in the U.S. are more likely to experience postpartum depression (PPD) and less likely to seek treatment than their middle-class counterparts. Despite this knowledge, prior research has not provided an in-depth understanding of PPD symptoms as they are experienced by low-income mothers. Through in-depth interviews, this study investigated(More)
This paper examines the historical evolution of the private-public sector mix of U.S. child welfare and foster care provision that emerged during the New Deal. Drawing on archival sources, it details debates and dialogues between public and private sector providers and suggests that New Deal era foster care exemplifies the unique aspects of the U.S. welfare(More)
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