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As an institution, we are committed to promoting social and economic justice in urban environments, as well as the empowerment of oppressed groups. We recognize the changing demands on the social work profession, and are striving to meet them through exceptional teaching, research, scholarship, practice, and political action. The School is ranked in the top 10 nationally for faculty productivity among schools of social work with doctoral programs by the Chronicle of Higher Education, and we are ranked among the top 15 percent of graduate social work schools by U.S. News & World Report. To produce such achievements, faculty members collaborate on interdisciplinary projects with colleagues across Boston University, around the country, and throughout the world. Our Center for Addictions Research and Services (CARS) aims to vanquish substance abuse that affects individuals and groups especially Latino populations with health (HIV/AIDS) and mental health problems. The Institute for Geriatric Social Work (IGSW) leverages our faculty s strengths in gerontology training and research. These and our many projects strengthening military families; helping Alzheimer s caregivers; treating hoarding and post-partum depression; tracking the impact of housing policies; improving access to health care; understanding risky behaviors in Asian youth; and youth mentoring, to name just a few involve faculty from a variety of disciplines including public policy, psychology, economics, political science, psychiatry, and public health. Our graduate-level programs address society s most critical and contemporary issues, with practice in both clinical and macro settings. Our interdisciplinary doctoral program prepares social work researchers and scholars to assume leadership positions in academia, government, and society. The Boston University School of Social Work is at the forefront of social work practice, research, and training. We invite you to browse this publication to learn more about our faculty and their impressive accomplishments. Sincerely, Gail Steketee, MSW, PhD Dean and Professor Founded in 1937, the Boston University School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 1
3 Research & Training 4Professor Maryann Amodeo 5Associate Professor Sara S. Bachman Social Research 6Associate Professor Mary Collins Social Welfare Policy 7Assistant Professor Kate Cooney Macro Practice 8Assistant Professor Marah A. Curtis Social Welfare Policy 9Professor Melvin Delgado Macro Practice Professor Daniel Miller Human Behavior in the Social Environment 19Assistant 20 Assistant Professor Jordana Muroff Professor Ruth Paris 21Associate Professor Sunny Hyucksun Shin Human Behavior in the Social Environment 22Assistant Professor Renée Spencer Human Behavior in the Social Environment 23Associate Gail Steketee Dean 24Professor 3 10 Associate Professor Ellen Ransel DeVoe Professor Nikki Wooten 25Assistant Dean Ruth I. Freedman Academic Affairs 11Associate Professor Scott Miyake Geron Social Welfare Policy 12Associate Judith G. Gonyea Social Research 13Professor 14 Social Welfare Policy Assistant Professor Yoonsook Ha Professor Hyeouk Chris Hahm and Social Research 15Assistant Robert B. Hudson Social Welfare Policy 16Professor Lena Lundgren Social Welfare Policy 17Professor Practice & Pedagogy Associate Professor Janice Furlong Practice and Human Behavior 26Clinical Associate Professor Mark Gianino Practice 27Clinical Associate Professor Luz Marilis López Practice 28Clinical Assistant Professor Lisa L. Moore Practice 29Clinical 30 Clinical Assistant Professor Donna McLaughlin Associate Professor Betty J. Ruth Human Behavior in the Social Environment 31Clinical Professor Lee Staples Macro Practice 32Clinical 18 Associate Professor Joseph R. Merighi Human Behavior in the Social Environment 33 Research Centers & Institutes 34 SSW Faculty Publications SSW Faculty Grants
4 Maryann Amodeo Sara S. Bachman 4 Professor & Chair Co-Director Center for Addiction Research and Services [CARS] Associate Professor Social Research Director Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program 5 MSW, Syracuse University PhD, Brandeis University MS, University of Massachusetts PhD, Brandeis University At CARS, we re very focused on professionalizing substance abuse treatment. My research works to promote comprehensive care for people with disabilities, delivered with greater efficiency and resulting in higher quality of life. Alcohol and drug problems substance abuse treatment health services research in substance abuse child welfare training of social service and health professionals culturally responsible social work practice State health financing and policy disability children and youth with special health care needs program evaluation Many national substance abuse treatment programs have a large proportion of staff that is not professionally trained. This has led to some poorly-implemented practices, and to treatment outcomes that have been weak or poor. At CARS, we re very focused on professionalizing substance abuse treatment. The delivery of effective treatment is a strong theme of my research. There s a national push for organizations to use evidence-based treatments, but federal organizations often don t realize the challenges the agencies encounter. Many studies have looked at staff attitudes towards evidence-based practices, but haven t focused on the people that actually implement the treatments. Our findings showed that because many staff made such dramatic modifications to evidence-based practices, they did not resemble the original treatments. We also found that different treatments present different barriers, and we re working to help the practitioners find ways to overcome them. My recent research also focused on a study of close to 300 women with and without alcoholic parents, and compared their psychological health and social adjustments in adulthood. Some literature portrays women from alcoholic families as seriously impaired. We found that the answer was no women with alcoholic parents were not impaired, but there were pivotal experiences in childhood that led to impairment. My passion is to improve the organization and financing of health and support services for people with disabilities and long-term chronic conditions. My research works to promote comprehensive care for people with disabilities, delivered with greater efficiency and resulting in higher quality of life. Services and supports available to people with disabilities, functional losses, and chronic conditions are often not well coordinated and may not promote independent living in the community. Through my work, I ve been able to identify delivery and financing innovations that encourage efficient and effective services that allow people with disabilities and their families to live productive, self-directed lives in the community. A concrete example of this approach can be found in my work related to the Family Opportunity Act. Through this legislation, states can establish a public/private Medicaid Buy In system of health care coverage for kids with disabilities. My collaboration with BU s School of Public Health works with states to establish Medicaid buy in programs, and I m evaluating these programs impact on families. I hope this will allow families to avoid medical debt and provide their children with more robust coverage at a lower public cost.
5 Mary Elizabeth Collins Kate Cooney 6 Associate Professor Social Welfare Policy Assistant Professor Macro Practice 7 MA, University of Chicago PhD, University of Chicago MSW, University of California, Los Angeles PhD, University of California, Los Angeles My research is examining the extent to which compassion is a core element of policies and programs, and the consequent implications of a truly compassionate response to interventions. My research falls along three trajectories: human service organizations in their broader institutional and technical environments; innovation and sustainability of social enterprise activity in the human service sector; and workforce development with disadvantaged populations. Child welfare policy transition to adulthood for vulnerable youth mental health services social services evaluation Human service organizations in their political and economic environments social innovation in the nonprofit sector workforce development for disadvantaged populations The past two decades have been marked by an acceleration of support and enthusiasm for market-based approaches to poverty amelioration. For at-risk populations, this has meant a renewed focus on work transition programs and new options like microenterprise, self-employment programs and asset development savings curricula. For nonprofit human service organizations, in addition to developing the business skills to operate such programs, increased competition and less predictable social sector funding streams have increased pressures to develop entrepreneurial revenue streams. Central to my research agenda is attention to the basic needs of vulnerable populations and the design of policies and programs that address these needs and do so from a compassionate stance. The primary population of my scholarly focus is system-involved adolescents and young adults, particularly those preparing to leave foster care. Despite a history of challenging circumstances, these young people still have great potential for a positive life trajectory. My research aims to understand the needed forms of assistance from family, community, and society that can contribute to this trajectory. Additionally, my research is examining the extent to which compassion is a core element of policies and programs and the consequent implications of a truly compassionate response to interventions with vulnerable populations. Work integration social enterprises, one popular form of social enterprise activity, blend labor market transition goals with a need for non-profits to develop new sources of revenues. Through systematic, theoretically informed research, I m focused on exploring the opportunities, tensions, and risks associated with social enterprise activity, particularly for non-profit human service organizations working with at-risk populations. In an era of innovation and marketization in the non-profit sector, my research aims to inform social welfare management practice and policy.
6 Marah A. Curtis Melvin Delgado 8 Assistant Professor Social Welfare Policy Peter Paul Career Development Professor Professor & Chair Macro Practice Co-Director Center for Addiction Research and Services [CARS] 9 MSW, Hunter College PhD, Columbia University MS, Columbia University PhD, Brandeis University When we re thinking about vulnerable populations like low-income children and families or the formerly incarcerated, these are the folks who are disproportionately affected by public policies like welfare and subsidized housing. I tend to look at cities as assets, and I write about the people within our cities that are marginalized by society. Effects of public policy on the well-being of children and families with particular emphasis on housing policy, incarceration, and families When we re thinking about vulnerable populations like lowincome children and families or the formerly incarcerated, these are the folks who are disproportionately affected by public policies like welfare and subsidized housing. Public policy really matters for families across the entire income distribution, but it s particularly important for poor families most likely to be impacted by changes in those policies. Take housing vouchers, for example. This scarce benefit could represent the opportunity for a mother to leave an unhealthy or dangerous environment, or for a formerly incarcerated dad to start a new life. The overall goal of my research is help make public policy more responsive and rational in the lives of the most vulnerable. How the structure, rules, guidelines, and implementation of public policies affect families ability to navigate their lives is of primary importance. Latino and other marginalized urban population groups youth development youth-led research communitycapacity enhancement non-traditional urban settings There are all kinds of derogatory terms used about cities and urban areas: poverty, crime, drug abuse, and blight. Historically, cities have served as refuge for people who might not be accepted elsewhere. In a big city, you can be different and no one will think twice about it. I tend to look at cities as assets, and I write about the people within our cities that are marginalized by society. My research has also focused on ex-offender re-entry, and having youth conduct research within their community. I also write about small businesses not just from a socioeconomic point-of-view, but also from a cultural point-of-view. These businesses represent the anchor in a community; they re a part of the American dream. Two main questions my writing asks are, How do we assess what s in the community? and What kind of tools are used to assess it? I m looking at where social work sits at the table of urban issues and problems. I like to push the envelope, and write about subjects that people aren t thinking about, such as the human services and counseling that take place in beauty parlors and bars.
7 Ellen DeVoe Ruth I. Freedman 10 Associate Professor Coordinator Trauma Certificate Program MSW, University of Denver PhD, University of Michigan Associate Professor Associate Dean Academic Affairs MSW, Brandeis University PhD, Brandeis University 11 Very little attention has been focused on young children in military families. There is a sense that if children are very young when the parent is deployed, they won t remember or be affected. It s gratifying to apply my research, policy, and advocacy efforts on behalf of people with disabilities and their families, and to help improve access and quality of services at state and national levels. Effects of violence exposure on children domestic violence interventions with children and families to address violence September 11th, 2001 military families Intellectual and developmental disabilities health and mental health community supports family caregiving ethics It s gratifying to apply my research, policy, and advocacy efforts on behalf of people with disabilities and their families, and to help improve access and quality of services at state and national levels. Specifically, my research focuses on health and mental health; health care decision-making; community and family supports; and research ethics. Very little attention has been focused on young children in military families. There is a sense that if children are very young when the parent is deployed, they won t remember or be affected. Our research is based on the real impact prolonged parent-child separation may have on young children (ages birth to five). Our primary goal is the development and evaluation of a home-based re-integration program, Strong Families Strong Forces, for families with a service member parent who has been deployed within the last 12 months. We ve had great success with the recruitment and retention of study participants because of the efforts of our students, staff, and community partners. Our Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach has established a presence and collaboration with the military community. We are currently completing a clinical trial to test the efficacy of our program, and will then disseminate the model. Within the broader field, we are committed to preparing social work practitioners to support military families in a variety of settings. Social workers provide the majority of behavioral health and mental health to military populations, and it s imperative that social work education addresses this significant need. Our future research will focus on the development and adaptation of intervention to respond to the needs of diverse military communities. A member of the Arc of Massachusetts Health Care Project, I am involved in promoting overall health of people with disabilities, and reducing health disparities. I am a member of the Massachusetts Governor s Commission on Intellectual Disabilities, which examines the quality and comprehensiveness of the Commonwealth s services addressing the needs of people with intellectual disability. I am also a Fellow in the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, consulting editor to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work. In my role as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, I serve on the Council on Social Work Education s (CSWE) Commission on Educational Policy and on CSWE s E-Learning subcommittee. It s a great opportunity to help chart the future trends and directions for social work education in a challenging social, economic, and political environment.
8 Scott Miyake Geron Judith G. Gonyea 12 Associate Professor Social Welfare Policy Director Institute for Geriatric Social Work (IGSW) Professor & Chair Social Research 13 AM, University of Chicago PhD, University of Chicago MSW, University of Washington PhD, University of Washington Through innovation, research, and workforce redesign, IGSW has become a leader in providing working professionals with the practice skills and knowledge required to serve our aging population now and in the future. My interest is in exploring the private and public sectors shared responsibility in supporting seniors ability to maximize their independence, maintain strong social connections, find personal meaning in their lives, and age with dignity. Health and long-term care policy and financing social work effectiveness home care and care management program evaluation geriatric assessment and quality measurement Intergenerational family relations family caregiving work-family interface older women s economic and health status vulnerable urban elders aging politics and policies evaluation of community-based programs and services The older population in the United States is expected to increase from 40 million to 70 million by 2030, creating a need for social work services and care that our country is unprepared to provide. IGSW is working to meet this challenge. Through innovation, research, and workforce redesign, we ve become a leader in providing working professionals with the practice skills and knowledge required to serve our aging population now and in the future. When IGSW was founded in 2002, few people understood the potential of online learning programs. We ve created an online learning experience that is truly interactive. Learners engage in live classrooms, meet with each other or a course facilitator, and participate in learning enrichment exercises to build practice skills. IGSW has worked with organizations and states across the country, as well as thousands of individual practitioners. Our partners include area agencies on aging; state departments on aging and disability; aging, health, and mental health providers; and housing associations. Because of their participation in our programs, organizations that provide critical services to older adults and persons with disabilities are better prepared to meet tomorrow s challenges. By 2030, it is estimated that one of every five Americans will be 65 and older. The older population is not only growing in size; it is also growing older as more people are surviving to their 80s, 90s, and 100s. These changing demographics present both opportunities and challenges. My interest is in exploring the private and public sectors shared responsibility in supporting seniors ability to maximize their independence, maintain strong social connections, find personal meaning in their lives, and age with dignity. Much of my research focuses on the impact of policies and programs on those seniors who are most economically, socially, or physically vulnerable. This research is often done in collaboration with communities and seeks to include the participation of traditionally excluded groups such as those defined by low income, race and ethnicity, lack of English language proficiency, and sexual orientation. Two examples of recently funded research are Círculo de Cuidado (Circle of Care), a Spanish-language, culturally relevant behavioral group intervention for Latino families coping with Alzheimer s Disease, and the evaluation of Aging Well at Home, an urban neighborhood-based program that supports lowerincome seniors ability to age in place.
9 Yoonsook Ha Hyeouk Chris Hahm 14 Assistant Professor Social Welfare Policy Assistant Professor and Social Research 15 MA, University of Wisconsin Madison MSSW, University of Wisconsin Madison PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison MSSW, Columbia University PhD, Columbia University I am interested in how socioeconomic resources and benefits available through social policies and programs affect the well-being of children and families from diverse, disadvantaged backgrounds. Asian-American women are a unique population, particularly the children of immigrants. They grew up in America and embrace American culture and language, but they adhere to their parents cultural heritages and react to childhood trauma in similar ways. Social welfare policy poverty vulnerable children and families child care child support income packing strategies among low-income families policy analysis program evaluation My research focuses on lowincome populations, especially related to policy. I am interested in how socioeconomic resources and benefits available through social policies and programs affect the well-being of children and families from diverse, disadvantaged backgrounds. Currently, I m concentrated on child care policies. Child care subsidies are an essential means of work support for low-income families with children, but because of strict requirements and other factors, many families are not eligible to receive them. Through my research, I hope to contribute to improving availability and accessibility to child care subsidies by identifying key barriers to subsidy use. In the long-term, I would like to see child care policies that contribute to enhancing the economic well-being of lowincome families and the healthy development of children. HIV/STI infections among Asian Americans acculturation health risk behaviors (tobacco use, binge drinking, sexual activity) health care utilization among Asian American adolescents and sexual minority populations health status and health care utilization among people with mental illness Asian-American women are a unique population, particularly the children of immigrants. They grew up in America and embrace American culture and language, but they adhere to their parents cultural heritages and react to childhood trauma in similar ways. My research group, the Asian-American Women s Health Initiative Project (AWSHIP), seeks to understand the risk and protective factors that are associated with Asian-American women s sexual behaviors, mental health, and substance abuse. We discovered that Asian- American women suffer more child maltreatment than originally thought. Many who experienced childhood sexual abuse were at high risk for suicide attempts, feeling that it would bring shame upon the family. Our study is the first of its kind that focuses on the effects of a combination of maltreatment types physical and sexual abuse, and neglect on Asian- American women. Their patterns of exhibiting trauma are different from other minorities and their cultural customs often prevent them from seeking help. We need to continue to identify these women and provide them with culturally appropriate therapy that reflects their unique socio-cultural, familial, interpersonal, and individual circumstances. It is important to contextualize both American and Asian values, and make sure these women do not suffer alone.
10 Robert B. Hudson Lena Lundgren 16 Professor & Chair Social Welfare Policy Coordinator Louis Lowy Certificate Program in Gerontological Social Work Professor Social Welfare Policy Director CARS [Center for Addictions Research and Services] Director of Research Boston University School of Social Work 17 BA, Washington and Lee University PhD, University of North Carolina MA, The University of Chicago PhD, The University of Chicago As pressures continue to build on social welfare expenditures, my research focuses on the shifting place of the aged as a target population of both social policy expansion and re-trenchment. I m focusing on health disparities particularly in access to substance abuse treatment which includes a national study of the capacity of community-based organizations to implement evidence-based treatment that is mandated through federal policy. Politics and policies of aging crossnational welfare state development design and implementation of social policies Injection drug use substance abuse treatment access and utilization HIV health disparities implementation of evidence-based treatment As pressures continues to build on social welfare expenditures, my research focuses on the shifting place of the aged as a target population of both social policy expansion and re-trenchment. I ve devoted my academic and professional life to the politics and policies of aging in the United States, and my most recent books include The New Politics of Old Age Policy and Boomer Bust? The Economics and Politics of the Graying Society. For 15 years, I ve edited Policy & Aging Report, the quarterly publication of the National Academy on an Aging Society, and my work has appeared in publications like Social Service Review, Milbank Quarterly, Gerontologist, and Handbook of Theories of Aging. Over my career, I ve written more than 100 articles and chapters on age-related topics. A longtime Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, I m an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), where I also serve as Chair of the John A. Heinz Dissertation Award Committee. My research efforts center on the relationship between injection drug use, substance abuse treatment utilization, and the spread of HIV. In particular, I m focusing on health disparities particularly in access to substance abuse treatment which includes a national study of the capacity of community-based organizations to implement evidencebased treatment that is mandated through federal policy. At CARS, we re conducting a national study of implementation of evidence-based addiction treatment practices, which has been published in the Journal of Addictive Behaviors, American Journal on Addictions, and Evaluation and Program Planning. We identified that education specifically on the graduate level is key to having more positive attitudes about science-based addiction treatment and staff training. In 2010, I was invited by the World Health Organization to help develop policy and interventions to address HIV transmission associated with drug use in the Americas, and received a fellowship from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research to develop a US-Swedish research effort on addiction treatment utilization. I m also consulting with Swedish Schools of Social Work on addiction treatment research and developing a crossnational pilot study on addiction treatment outcomes.
11 Joseph R. Merighi Daniel Miller 18 Associate Professor Human Behavior in the Social Environment Assistant Professor Human Behavior in the Social Environment 19 MA, Connecticut College MSW, University of California, Berkeley PhD, University of California, Berkeley MA, Tufts University PhD, Columbia University People with end-stage renal disease comprise less than one percent of all Medicare beneficiaries, but they consume about six percent of the Medicare budget. Child obesity is a major current public health problem, and promoting child health and well-being is an essential goal for social policy. Social work practice in health care settings nephrology social work end-stage renal disease chronic illness cross-national research Child obesity and the effects of the environment on racial and ethnic disparities in rates of overweight and obesity intersection of developmental science and social policy father involvement and child outcomes People with end-stage renal disease comprise less than one percent of all Medicare beneficiaries, but they consume about six percent of the Medicare budget. The field of nephrology in the United States has become a highly commercial environment, with approximately 80 percent of dialysis care being delivered in for-profit clinical settings. My research, which has been funded by the National Kidney Foundation, demonstrates that nephrology social workers in for-profit dialysis clinics report higher patient caseloads, workload demands, and emotional exhaustion than social workers in not-for-profit dialysis clinics. The average patient caseload of a fulltime dialysis social worker in a for-profit setting is 124, nearly 67 percent higher than the 75:1 patient-to-social worker ratio that is recommended by the Council of Nephrology Social Workers. Not only is this high caseload associated with burnout, it does not allow social workers to offer an optimal level of psychosocial services to their patients. Overall, the aim of my research is to generate empirical evidence of social workers critical contributions to the field of nephrology and help improve the quality of life and health outcomes of people with kidney disease. My research focuses generally on the well-being of children and families and specifically on two parallel strands of research. First, I m investigating how characteristics of children s environments (including factors within schools and homes) affect child obesity. Second, I m focused on the ways in which the involvement of non-resident fathers affects the well-being of children in resident mother families. Child obesity is a major current public health problem, and promoting child health and well-being is an essential goal for social policy. I m working on broad social phenomena (increases in child obesity and involvement of non-resident fathers) that have serious implications for the health of current and future generations. I hope to continue to build the evidence base concerning characteristics of homes, schools and other proximal environments to provide evidence for anti-obesity policy initiatives and to continue a rich research tradition focused on the multitude of ways in which father involvement affects children. Ultimately, the goal of my research is to inform policy solutions that acknowledge and address the complex of factors related to child health and well-being.
12 Jordana Muroff Ruth Paris 20 Assistant Professor Associate Professor Coordinator Mildred A. Flashman Family Therapy Certificate Program 21 MSW, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MSW, Smith College PhD, University of California, Berkeley Little is known about the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders among diverse racial and ethnic groups in the US. My research aims to understand the influence of race and ethnicity on clinical diagnostic decisions; extend access to treatment; increase home-based services; and enhance outcomes. While many practitioners are involved in programs for at-risk young children and families, sufficient social work research has not been devoted to developing evidence-based interventions for these families. Clinical judgment mental health assessment and intervention cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) of anxiety disorders culturally competent and empirically supported intervention methods clinical decision-making and mental health services research cultural, racial/ethnic, and gender influences on mental health My research is focused in three domains clinical assessment, interventions, and training and centers on the generation and dissemination of culturally responsive and empirically supported intervention methods to underserved communities. My goals are to reduce disparities and improve treatment access for anxiety and related disorders. I am specifically interested in cognitive and behavioral interventions for children and adults with anxiety disorders, particularly obsessive compulsive (OC) spectrum disorders. I became drawn to hoarding because of its poor response to treatments shown to be effective for OCD. Hoarding is a serious psychiatric problem that poses public health risks, and is costly to the community. It leads to substantial health, social, and functional problems. While specific interventions for anxiety disorders (e.g., CBT) have been shown to be effective, few people receive such interventions. Additionally, little is known about the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders among diverse racial and ethnic groups in the US. My research aims to understand the influence of race and ethnicity on clinical diagnostic decisions, extend access to treatment, increase home-based services, and enhance outcomes. I am also working on innovative treatment enhancements that include the use of technology. Therapeutic interventions for at-risk parents and young children cross-cultural parenting mixed methods research family therapy practice and research While many practitioners are involved in programs for at-risk young children and families, sufficient social work research has not been devoted to developing evidence-based interventions for these families. I want to engage in community-based participatory studies that build collaborative partnerships with agencies and organizations. This method creates a link between research and practice, and introduces evidence-based models to practitioners in community settings. A main focus of my research concentrates on United States military members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan who have children ages zero to five. Alongside Associate Professor Ellen DeVoe, we re developing interventions for this population that address issues for young children such as separation, impact of parental combat trauma and depression, and parent-child relationship challenges. My work also develops and tests interventions. We ve found that a family approach to working with young children and parents is optimal to improve parenting capacities and child-parent relationships. The findings have consistently shown that community-based participatory research is a feasible and effective way to develop evidence-based interventions, and that a family approach to working with young children and parents is optimal to improve parenting capacities and child-parent relationships.
13 Sunny HyuckSun Shin Renée Spencer 22 Assistant Professor Human Behavior in the Social Environment Director Dual Degree Program in Social Work and Theology Associate Professor & Chair Human Behavior in the Social Environment 23 MSW, University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign MSSW, University of Texas at Austin EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education The best way to describe my research is to ask, What are the developmental effects of childhood adversities like child abuse, chronic neglect, and witnessing intimate partner violence? Mentoring programs have enjoyed tremendous growth in the past 20 years, far outpacing research on these programs. Childhood interpersonal trauma child abuse and neglect addiction adolescent development Youth mentoring adolescent development gender Mentoring programs have enjoyed tremendous growth in the past 20 years, far outpacing research on these programs. As a result, we know little about which factors facilitate the development of enduring mentoring relationships between youth and adults. The best way to describe my research is to ask, What are the developmental effects of childhood adversities like child abuse, chronic neglect, and witnessing intimate partner violence? I want to see how those traumatic life experiences influence addictive behaviors later in life. For example, child abuse at a young age has profound short-term and long-term effects on human development, and developing addictive behaviors like binge drinking, drug dependence, and problematic gambling. Very little research pays attention to how adverse childhood events influence addictive behavior. We need to develop a theoretical model and conceptual framework that can explain how childhood adversities may be linked to addictive behaviors later in life, and identify and target the most modifiable and propitious factors that are theoretically salient for the destructive behavior. If we can uncover these links, we can develop an empirically sound prevention and intervention program, like a drug prevention program for maltreated children or young adults who have been traumatized in childhood. Research in this area needs to go past the journal articles, and translate itself to real-life situations. The push to promote mentoring has heightened people s awareness of the important role that adults play in the lives of youth, but the fervor for these programs has also led many to think that mentoring is a quick and inexpensive fix. I am working on identifying developmental trajectories of youth mentoring relationships, and the factors that predict relationship closeness and longevity. Through longitudinal data on relationships established through Big Brothers and Big Sisters, my study is closely tracking the development of mentoring relationships over a two-year time period. This research focuses on understanding how mentoring works for more vulnerable youth, such as those with a foster parent or in foster care, and examines how those relationships may be different from those with more traditionallymentored youth. I hope to examine ways to tailor youth mentoring programs to the needs and vulnerabilities of special populations, and how we can either select for these mentors or bolster the mentor-provided training so mentoring can better serve higher-need youth.
14 Gail Steketee Nikki R. Wooten 24 Dean & Professor MSS, Bryn Mawr College PhD, Bryn Mawr College Assistant Professor MSW, Howard University PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore 25 Hoarding can capture anyone s imagination because we all have a relationship with our stuff. I m studying why people hoard, which psychosocial interventions work best, and how to train practitioners to understand and treat this problem. Although women are excluded from combat positions, they are not excluded from the risk of combat. Women s military experiences may be different from men. My research focuses on disentangling those differences. Psychopathology of compulsive hoarding symptoms cognitive aspects of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) cognitive and behavioral treatments for OCD OC spectrum conditions such as body dysmorphic disorder family aspects of treating anxiety disorders Risk and protective factors of military service and deployments postdeployment substance use, psychological problems, and comorbidities gender and racial differences in post-deployment health and health services utilization military and veterans women s health military social work Hoarding can capture anyone s imagination because we all have a relationship with our stuff. I m studying why people hoard, which psychosocial interventions work best, and how to train practitioners to understand and treat this problem. Hoarding can be a very debilitating and even lifethreatening problem. It affects roughly five percent of the population, and is much more concentrated in middle-aged and older people. The School s Hoarding Research Team includes two faculty members, a post-doctoral fellow, and graduate and undergraduate students. Our team has three goals: Prevention: The more we can educate the public, the more people can catch it early, before it becomes serious. Treatment: We want to develop the most effective methods for resolving the problem. Training: We need skilled clinicians who provide effective treatments. Hoarding is hard to categorize. It s not an anxiety disorder, an addiction, an impulse control problem, nor a serious mental illness, but it contains elements of all of these. Treatment requires multiple elements, and we have to find the best way to combine them. We have developed an effective therapy, but it s not perfect it needs to be better, cheaper, and shorter to maximize recovery for as many people as possible. As a major in the Army National Guard with over 22 years of military service, my work with military personnel and veterans is personal and professional. My research focuses on post-deployment substance use and psychological problems, and gender and racial differences in post-deployment health and health services utilization. My specific interest is in the military service experiences and post-deployment health of women deployed in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Although women are excluded from combat positions, they are not excluded from the risk of combat. Women s military experiences as officers or enlisted may be different from men. My research focuses on disentangling those differences and examining their impact postdeployment health. My research is consistent with 2008 s National Defense Authorization Act, which requires an examination of the need for gender- and ethnic group-specific psychological treatment, and the efficacy and adequacy of treatment services. As a co-investigator on the National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded First Longitudinal Study of Missed Treatment Opportunities using DoD and VA Data, I will focus on the identification of substance use and psychological problems in Army women over time, and gender and racial differences in substance abuse and psychological services utilization in Army personnel.
15 Janice Furlong Mark Gianino 26 Clinical Associate Professor and Human Behavior Coordinator Clinical Social Work and Behavioral Medicine Certificate Program Clinical Assistant Professor 27 MSW, Boston University PhD, Simmons College MSW, Simmons College As a clinician with 35 years of experience in hospital, residential, and outpatient settings, I know first-hand the challenges our students face daily in the field. The thing that s most wonderful about Boston University is that I ve been given free range to teach across many content areas and departments. Collaborative therapy with multi-stressed families narrative therapy and other models that privilege the voice of clients implications of resiliency research for treatment of youth and adults living with trauma, depression, anxiety, and chemical dependency clinical supervision gender bias in assessment and treatment Treatment of trauma and mood disorders emphasis on practice with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender populations transracial adoption group treatment cognitive, solution-focused, narrative and systemic methods with individuals, couples, families and groups School of Social Work students are eager to take on the intellectual challenges and the complex interpersonal demands of the social work profession. I aim to offer both the academic rigor and the practical clinical guidance our students need in order to best serve their clients. As a clinician with 35 years of experience in hospital, residential, and outpatient settings, I know first-hand the challenges our students face daily in the field. One of the many joys of teaching is using the process and content of the classroom experience to enhance the quality of care our students offer to clients in the urban community. I m also proud to direct the School s Clinical Social Work and Behavioral Medicine certificate program. Our partnership with BU s School of Medicine offers students a unique opportunity to add coursework in neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and behavioral medicine to their social work education. It prepares them to assume leadership roles on multidisciplinary teams in a wide range of health settings. The thing that s most wonderful about Boston University is that I ve been given free range to teach across many content areas and departments. It plays to my strengths as someone who has 25 years of clinical practice across a range of methods, with particular emphasis on LGBT issues, and gives me a chance to bring what I ve learned from my practice into the classroom and what I learn from teaching into my practice. One of my roles at the School is to ensure that Group Work remains a central component of social work practice. I m working to build and strengthen the connection between the School of Social Work and community practitioners, and help link our students work with real world practice. I ve had the privilege of teaching at both our Boston campus and our off-campus satellite programs. Our students and alumni are committed, passionate, and devoted to their clients. They have a genuine desire to learn deeply, and understand the intersections between clinical practice and the larger issues of poverty, powerlessness, and disenfranchisement.
16 Luz Marilis López Lisa L. Moore 28 Clinical Associate Professor Clinical Assistant Professor 29 MSW, State University of New York at Buffalo MPH, Tulane University PhD, Tulane University MSW, Smith College PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies My research focuses on substance abuse and HIV prevention with Latinos reintegrating into the community after incarceration within the last two years. I focus on understanding the meanings of culture and identity, as they intersect with issues of racial justice. My greatest skills are walking in-between many worlds and functioning as a bridge. Substance abuse research and practice trauma due to violence diverse populations Latino culture HIV/AIDS prevention group work Individuals, couples, and family therapy, with clinical focus on working with Black and multi-racial families, and LGBTQ My research focuses on substance abuse and HIV prevention with Latinos reintegrating into the community after incarceration within the last two years. It s a Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration and Center for Substance Abuse Prevention-funded study, in collaboration with Tapestry Health in Springfield, Massachusetts. Working with the Center for Addiction Research and Services (CARS), we are evaluating the implementation of innovative HIV prevention interventions and evidence-based treatment models to prevent addiction relapse and prison recidivism between Latinos in central Massachusetts. I also developed and lead an annual summer cultural immersion travel program to Puerto Rico where Boston University graduate students gain exposure to culture, public health social work practice, and community participatory research with homeless substance users. Bilingual graduate students serve as research assistants, and play a key role conducting in-person interviews, data management and data analysis. Our goal is to compare substance abuse patterns between Puerto Ricans residing in Puerto Rico and Massachusetts. We hope to contribute to increased access to health care, and culturally appropriate HIV and addiction prevention interventions for homeless individuals. My research focuses on understanding the meanings of culture and identity, as they intersect with issues of racial justice. My greatest skills are walking in-between many worlds and functioning as a bridge. My doctoral work concentrated on how families on St. Helena Island were being affected by land-owning conditions that made their land vulnerable to commercial and residential developers. The work captured the idea of how culture operates when families organize themselves around a collective identity, versus individual identity. It s an example of how policies that disregard distinct cultural contexts inhibit the ability of individuals and families to best function. This project, combined with my experiences providing direct service in cities, is a reminder of the effect a social worker can have on individuals and groups, and directly influenced my work with people of color and the LGBTQ community. There can be significant anxiety in working across class, race, religion, and ability, but students at the School of Social Work are eager to learn about what they don t know. The interactions I have with students in the classroom and one-on-one play an essential role in the formulation of my ideas. It s the process of preparing to teach and the classroom interactions where I gather some of my best thoughts for future work.
17 Donna McLaughlin Betty J. Ruth 30 Clinical Assistant Professor Director Group Work Specialization Program Clinical Associate Professor Human Behavior in the Social Environment Director Dual Degree Program in Social Work and Public Health Chair Social Work Practice Ethics Director Professional Education Programs 31 MSW, Boston University MSW, Boston University MPH, Boston University The most gratifying part of my job is interacting with students, and mentoring students is one of my primary roles. Their diverse life experiences bring vibrancy to the classroom. Our national health care picture will not improve until we change the emphasis from sick care to preventive health and mental health. Group work training and education student training, supervision and mentoring cultural competence and diversity child, family, and community trauma issues facing the LGBTQ community The most gratifying part of my job is interacting with students, and mentoring students is one of my primary roles. Their diverse life experiences bring vibrancy to the classroom. We discuss challenges and successes in group work practice. The students are introduced to professional social group workers, and begin preparing for post-graduation and starting their professional careers. Public health social work training and practice trans-disciplinary training and practice for social workers in health care settings professional ethics culturally responsive practices in health settings oral health promotion and social work behavioral health and medicine links to social work suicide prevention education in social work My research focuses on pedagogical issues in the classroom, and group work curriculum, teaching, and modeling. Utilizing an in-class group model, students experience the role of group member and group facilitator in a genuine sense. This experience provides an integrated learning opportunity while simultaneously focusing on the theoretical material. The School of Social Work possesses a strong history in teaching group work practice. Some of the major foundational theories for group work training and teaching originated at Boston University, and today s faculty strives to honor and enhance this historical foundation. As a social work educator, I engage with students as a teacher and advisor and witness their poignant development as professional social workers. Public health social work is a contemporary, trans-disciplinary approach to preventing, addressing, and solving social health problems. It draws on both social work and public health theories, frameworks, research, and practice. Through education and research, my work centers on developing public health social work for the 21st century. Our working group, the Group for Public Health Social Work Initiatives (GPSI), is engaged in a content analysis of social work professional journals to determine interest in prevention. We have established that there is increasing scholarly interest in prevention over the last decade. This knowledge helps us generate an enhanced prevention focus within the profession and facilitates collaborations with public health colleagues. Our national health care picture will not improve until we change the emphasis from sick care to preventive health and mental health. This long-term effort will require social work s unique contributions, making it essential to train the next generation of public health social workers. Boston University hosts one of the largest MSW/MPH programs in the country and our alumni are visionary leaders. BU has long been a central force in shaping public health social work, and I am thrilled to be part of this continuing tradition.
18 Lee H. Staples Research Centers & Institutions 32 Clinical Professor Macro Practice Coordinator BRIDGE [Building Refugee and Immigrant Degrees for Graduate Education] Program MSW, University of California at Los Angeles PhD, Boston University Center for Addictions Research & Services (CARS) Based in the School of Social Work, the Center for Addictions Research and Services (CARS) addresses a broad range of addiction issues affecting individuals, families, and communities struggling with substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and access to substance abuse treatment. CARS mission is to aid society in reducing addictive disorders by providing more effective, knowledge-based, and equitable addiction treatment through quality research, evaluation, program development, and training. The Center s primary components are: research and evaluation; consultation on clinical services and programming; community development and prevention; and training and education. Leadership is provided by School of Social Work faculty members Lena Lundgren (director), Melvin Delgado (co-director), and Maryann Amodeo (co-director), all nationally recognized addiction experts whose combined expertise has resulted in high-quality research, publications, presentations, and community innovations and interventions. The Center collaborates with individuals and organizations within and outside Boston University, whose research disciplines include social work, public health, management, geography, economics, and medicine. A recent study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation Substance Abuse Policy Research Program, focuses on the implementation of evidence-based addiction treatment practices. The study s research findings were published in the Journal of Addictive Behaviors, American Journal on Addictions and a special issue of Evaluation and Program Planning. 33 As community organizers, we re looking to make systemic changes in the conditions that cause societal problems. Grassroots community organizing consumer/community empowerment task-oriented group work international development immigrant rights I ve been involved in community organizing for over 40 years. As community organizers, we re looking to make systemic changes in the conditions that cause societal problems. It involves choosing an issue; recruiting participants; facilitating meetings; developing strategy; and engaging in collective action to bring about social change. Ultimately, it ties together collective empowerment and social justice. My main focus is on community organizing at the neighborhood and city-wide level, through a statewide coalition that works on mental health policy, and in the international arena. The Chelsea (Mass.) Collaborative works on issues like affordable housing, environmental justice, parental involvement in the schools, youth violence prevention, neighborhood improvements, and immigrant rights. I co-authored a book chapter on social capital on Chelsea s low-income immigrant community, and concuded a qualitative study on six immigrant worker centers in Massachusetts, where immigrants can learn their legal rights. I also direct the BRIDGE Program, which is designed to recruit individuals from refugee and immigrant communities into the field of social work. It s about the empowerment of undervalued communities. We re recruiting in newcomer populations, in the hopes that these individuals can return to their communities as professional social workers. Institute for Geriatric Social Work (IGSW) The Institute for Geriatric Social Work (IGSW) is dedicated to strengthening the workforce for an aging society through educational innovation, workforce change, and research. Located within the School of Social Work, IGSW builds upon the School s historical commitment to the aging field and current strength in gerontological teaching, research and training. The rapid aging of our society, and the increase in the need of older adults for services and care, is one of society s most pressing major challenges. Social work is at the forefront of this challenge, and is in a unique position to respond. Directed by Associate Professor Scott Geron, the Institute is committed to becoming a national leader in training social workers to meet the challenges of a growing and changing population of older Americans. The Institute provides practicing social workers and other health and social service practitioners with the knowledge, skills and tools they require to meet the needs of older adults and their family members. IGSW is conducting research to demonstrate the effectiveness of social work interventions designed to improve the lives of older people, and seeks to influence policy-makers through information and research that documents the efficacy, benefits and outcomes of empirically-based geriatric social work practice. Listed below is only a small sample of research projects at the School of Social Work Strong Families Strong Forces Understanding the Mentoring Process Asian-American Women s Health Initiative Project Evaluation of Project BRIGHT Boston Geriatric Educational Model (GEM) Consortium Círculo de Cuidado (Circle of Care) Evaluation and Support Center on Innovations in Oral Health Expanding HIV Outreach Childhood Maltreatment and Adolescent Hazardous Drinking Project Past 2 Present Evaluation of the Aging Well at Home Program Relapse Prevention Initiative Psychopathology of Compulsive Hoarding
19 Boston University School of Social Work Faculty Publications Bachman, S. S., Walter, A., Kuilan, N. & Lundgren, L. (2008). Implications of Medicaid coverage in a program for Latino substance users. Evaluation and Program Planning, 31(1), Gonyea, J. G., & Bachman, S. S. (2008). Correlates of psychological distress among older residents of urban public housing. Journal of Loss and Trauma and Crisis, 13(2-3), Hahm, H. C., Speliotis, A. E., & Bachman, S. S. (2008). Forgone health care among people with mental illness: Theory and Implication. Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 7(2), Hahm, H. C., Speliotis, A., & Bachman, S. S. (2008). Health status of people with severe mental illness: Critical review. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 7(2), Ruth, B. J., Sisco, S., Wyatt, J., Bethke, C., Bachman, S. S., & Piper, T. (2008). Public Health and Social Work: Training Dual Professionals for the Contemporary Workplace. Public Health Reports, 123(Suppl 2), Collins, M.E., Amodeo, M., & Clay, C. (2008). Planning and evaluating child welfare training projects: Working toward a comprehensive conceptual model. Child Welfare, 87 (5), Collins, M.E., Hill. N., & Miranda, C.M. (2008). Establishing positive youth development approaches in group home settings: Training implementation and evaluation. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 25, Collins, M. E., & Mowbray, C. T. (2008). Students with psychiatric disabilities on campus: Examining predictors of enrollment with disability support services. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 21(2), Collins, M. E., Paris, R., & Ward, R. (2008). The permanence of family ties: Implications for youth transitioning from foster care. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78(1), Collins, M. E., & Pinkerton, J. (2008). The policy context of leaving care services: A case study of Northern Ireland. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(11), AMODEO, MARYANN Amodeo, M., Griffin, M., & Paris, R. (2011). Women s reports of negative, neutral and positive effects of growing up with alcoholic parents. Families in Society. Amodeo, M. & Lopez, L. (2011). Social work interventions with alcohol and other drug problems. In J. R. Brandell (Ed.), Theory and practice in clinical social work (2 ND Edition) (pp ). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Amodeo, M., Lundgren, L., Cohen, A., Rose, D., Chassler, D., Beltrame, C. & D Ippolito, M. Barriers to implementing evidence-based practices in addiction treatment: Comparing staff reports on Motivational Interviewing, Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach, Assertive Community Treatment, and Cognitive-behavioral Therapy. Evaluation and Program Planning. Lundgren, L., Amodeo, M., Krull, I., Chassler, D., Weidenfeld, R., de Saxe Zerden, L., Gowler, R., Lederer, J., Cohen, A., Beltrame, C. Addiction treatment provider attitudes on staff capacity and evidence-based clinical training: Results from a national study. The American Journal on Addictions. Lundgren, L., Amodeo, M., Cohen, A., Horowitz, A. & Chassler, D. Modifications of evidence-based practices in community-based addiction treatment organizations: A qualitative research study. Addictive Behaviors. Rheaume, H. Collins, M.E., & Amodeo, M. University/agency partnerships for professional education and training: Perspectives from the states. Journal of Public Child Welfare. Muroff, J., Amodeo, M., Larson, M. J., Carey, M., & Loftin, R. D. A Data Management System integrating web-based training and randomized trials. Educational Technology and Society. Amodeo, M., Storti, S. A., & Larson, M. J. (2010). Moving empirically-supported treatment to the workplace: Recruiting addiction program supervisors to help in technology transfer. Substance Use and Misuse, 45(6), Clay, C. M., Amodeo, M., & Collins, M. E. (2010). Youth as partners in curriculum development and training delivery: Roles, challenges, benefits and recommendations. Families in Society, 91(2), Collins, M. E., Hyun Kim, S. & Amodeo, M. (2010). Empirical studies of child welfare training effectiveness: Methods and outcomes. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27(1), Griffin, M. L., & Amodeo M. (2010). Predicting long-term outcomes for women physically abused in childhood: Contribution of abuse severity vs. family environment. Child Abuse and Neglect, 34, Alford, D. P., Bridden, C., Jackson, A. H., Saitz, R., Amodeo, M., Barnes, H. N., & Samet, J. H. (2009). Promoting substance abuse education among generalist physicians: An evaluation of the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) Program. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24(1), Amodeo, M., Bratiotis, C. & Collins, M. E. (2009). Examining perceptions of the impact of Child and Family Services Reviews on training: Reports from state training administrators. Administration in Social Work, 33(4), Amodeo, M., Collins, M. E. & Clay, C. M. (2009). Toward best practice and innovation in independent living training: Experiences from the multi-site evaluation of federallyfunded projects. Children and Youth Services Review, 31(2), Amodeo, M., & Griffin, M. L. (2009). Sibling agreement on retrospective reports of parental alcoholism and other childhood events. Substance Use and Misuse, 44(7), Larson, M. J., Amodeo, M., Storti, S. A., Steketee, G., & Smith, L. (2009). A novel CBT web course for the substance abuse workforce: Community counselors perceptions. Substance Abuse, 30(1), Shin, S. H., Edwards, E., Heeren, T., & Amodeo, M. (2009). Relationship between multiple forms of maltreatment by a parent or guardian and adolescent alcohol use. American Journal on Addictions, 18(3), Amodeo, M., Chassler, D., Oettinger, C., Labiosa, W. & Lundgren, L. (2008). Client retention in residential drug treatment for Latinos. Evaluation and Program, 31(1), Amodeo, M. & López, L. (2008). Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: Practice Interventions. In T. Mizrahi & L. Davis (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th edition). New York: Oxford University Press. Amodeo, M., Lundgren, L., Chassler, D., & Witas, J. (2008). High frequency users of detoxification: Who are they? Substance Use and Misuse, 43(7), Collins, M.E., Amodeo, M., & Clay, C. (2008). Planning and evaluating child welfare training projects: Working toward a comprehensive conceptual model. Child Welfare, 87(5), Hahm, H. C., Lee, J., Zerden, L., Ozonoff, A., & Amodeo, M. (2008). Longitudinal effects of perceptions of maternal approval on sexual risk behaviors of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) adolescents transitioning to young adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37(1), Lo Castro, J., Larson M.J., Amodeo, M., Muroff, J., & Gerstenberger, E. (2008). Web-delivered CBT training and dissemination for community-based counselors: The TEACH-CBT Project. Abstracts from the Joint scientific meeting of Research Society on Alcoholism and International Society for Biomedical Research. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 32 (6), Supplement, 140A. BACHMAN, SARA S. Marshall, J.W.; Ruth, B.J.; Sisco, S.; Bethke, C.; Cohen, M. & Bachman, S. (2011). Social work interest in prevention: A content analysis of the literature. Social Work. Forthcoming. Rajabiun, S., Bachman, S.S., Fox, J., Tobias, C. & Bednarsh, H. (2011). A typology of models for expanding access to oral health care services for people living with HIV. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Forthcoming. Bachman, S.S. & Comeau, M. (2010). A Call to Action for Social Work: Minimizing Financial Hardship for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs. National Health Line. Health and Social Work. 35 (3). Bednarsh, H., Tobias, C., Bachman, S & Martinez, T. (2010). Multi-site evaluation of the Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative to improve access to oral health care for people with HIV. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. August: Gonyea, J.G.; Mills-Dick, K. & Bachman, S. (2010). The Complexities of Elder Homelessness, a Shifting Political Landscape and Emerging Community Responses. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 53 (7): Bachman, S. S., Tobias, C., Master, R., Scavron, J., & Tierney, K. (2008). A managed care model for Latino adults with chronic illness and disability: Results of the Brightwood Health Center intervention. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 18(4), COLLINS, MARY ELIZABETH Collins, M.E. & Curtis, M. Conceptualizing housing careers for vulnerable youths: Implications for policy. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Rheaume, H., Collins, M.E., & Amodeo, M. Current status of university-agency partnerships for social work and child welfare. Journal of Public Child Welfare. Clay, C. M., Amodeo, M. & Collins, M. E. (2010). Youth as partners in curriculum development and training delivery: Roles, challenges, benefits and recommendations. Families in Society, 91(2), Collins, M. E., Spencer, R., & Ward, R. (2010). Supporting youth in the transition from foster care: Formal and informal connections. Child Welfare, 89(1), Duffy, J. & Collins, M.E. (2010). Macro impacts on caseworker decision-making in child welfare: A cross national comparison. European Journal of Social Work, 13, 1, Spencer, R., Collins, M. E., Ward, R., & Smashnaya, S. (2010). Mentoring for young people leaving foster care: Promise and potential pitfalls. Social Work, 55(3), Amodeo, M., Bratiotis, C. & Collins, M. E. (2009). Examining perceptions of the impact of Child and Family Services Reviews on training: Reports from state training administrators. Administration in Social Work, 33(4), Amodeo, M., Collins, M. E. & Clay, C. M. (2009). Toward best practice and innovation in independent living training: Experiences from the multi-site evaluation of federallyfunded projects. Children and Youth Services Review, 31(2), Collins, M. E. & Clay, C. M. (2009). Influencing policy for youth transitioning from care: Defining problems, crafting solutions, and assessing politics. Children and Youth Services Review, 31(7), Collins, M. E., Hyun Kim, S. & Amodeo, M. (2009). Empirical studies of child welfare training effectiveness: Methods and outcomes. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27(1), Collins, M. E., Hyun Kim, S., Clay, C., & Perlstein, J. (2009). Addressing issues of globalization in the training of public child welfare workers: Lessons from a training program in the United States. International Social Work, 52(1), Collins, M. E. (2008). Evaluating child welfare training in public agencies: Status and prospects. Evaluation and Program Planning, 31(3), COONEY, KATE Cooney, K. (2011). An exploratory study of social purpose business models in the United States. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 40(1), Cooney, K. (2011). The business of job creation: An examination of the social enterprise approach to workforce development. Journal of Poverty, 15(1), Lynch-Cerullo, K., & Cooney, K. (2011). Moving from outputs to outcomes: A review of the evolution of performance measurement in the human service nonprofit sector. Administration in Social Work, 35. Cooney, K. (2010). The promise and pitfalls of employerlinked training for disadvantaged populations. Administration in Social Work, 34(1), Cooney, K. & Shanks, T. (2010). New approaches to old problems: Market based strategies for poverty alleviation. Social Service Review, 84(1), Lombe, M., Huang, J., Putnam, M., Cooney, K. (2010). Exploring Saving Performance in an IDA Program: Findings for People with Disabilities. Social Work Research, 34(2), Cooney, K. (2008). Book Review: Roberta Rehner Iversen and Annie Laurie Armstrong, Jobs Aren t Enough: Toward a New Economic Mobility for Low-income Families. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, Qualitative Social Work, 7(1), CURTIS, MARAH A. Collins, M.E, & Curtis, M.A. Conceptualizing housing careers for vulnerable youths: implications for policy. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Curtis, M.A. The impact of subsidized housing and housing prices on mothers living arrangements: Evidence from the Census. Housing Studies. Curtis, M.A., Reichman, N.E., Corman, H., & Noonan, K (2010). Effects of child health on housing in the urban U.S. Social Science and Medicine, 71(12): Curtis, M.A. (2010). The effect of incarceration on urban fathers health. American Journal of Men s Health Lundgren, L., Curtis, M.A. & Oettinger, C., (2010) Postincarceration policies for those with criminal drug convictions: a national policy review. Journal of Families in Society, 91(1), Curtis, M. A. & Waldfogel, J. (2009). Explaining variation in fertility timing: evidence from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Population Research and Policy Review, 28(5),
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