Vernon R. Wiehe

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this research was to study the personality variables of empathy and narcissism in a sample of child abuse perpetrators and a comparison sample of foster parents, conceptualized as nonabusive parents, in order to gain further understanding of perpetrators and to provide clues for intervention. METHOD The sample consisted of two(More)
Certain Biblical passages if interpreted literally can be understood as advocating the use of corporal punishment in disciplining children. The purpose of this research was to determine if persons affiliated with religious denominations which emphasized a literal belief in the Bible would demonstrate less appropriate attitudes with regard to discipline than(More)
74 homeless persons were asked if they had ever been in foster care. Twelve (16%) answered affirmatively. Compared with the estimated baseline of adults who had been in foster care in the same locality, these homeless persons reported histories of foster care at four times the base rate in the general population. This finding suggests that children in(More)
Life care planning is a method of assessing future care needs and associated costs for the lifetime of individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs. The culmination of the life care planning process is a document known as the Life Care Plan. Social workers, especially medical social workers, because of their(More)