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School of Social Work

No. 25 M.S.W. Program in the U.S.

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to acknowledge the faculty and student scholars and researchers taking part in the 23rd Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference.

Stop by any of the following presentations, discussions or workshops and learn more about what makes VCU, our faculty and our students distinctive.



Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 

1:30 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom LevelHollee McGinnis and Anne Farina

Adult Transracial and International Adoptees: Results from an Evidence-Gap Map Systematic Review

1:30 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom LevelSunny Shin, Susan Yoon and Jamie Cage

Exploring the Relationship between Childhood Maltreatment and Problematic Alcohol Use: The Moderating Role of Parental Warmth

3:15 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom LevelSarah Kye Price, and D. Crystal Coles

Clusters of Behavioral Health Risk in Low-Income Mothers: Interrelationships Among Emotional Health Interpersonal Violence, Substance Use and Smoking at First Point of Entry to Community Services

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 

8 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Golden Gate 4, Lobby Level | Richard Smith, Dennis Kao, Kyeongmo Kim and Nikita Buckhoy

Mapping Community Violence (and Ways to Stop It): Free Geographic Information Science (GIS) Software for Social Work Research

9 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square | Kristen Berg, Jamie Cage, Michael Gearhart and Leigh Taylor

Exposure to Neighborhood Violence and Delinquent Behavior: The Intervening Role of Adolescents’ Future Self-Efficacy

9:45 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level | Thomas BuckleyKeith Watts, Danielle Dick and Karen Chartier

Examining the Effects of Traumatic or Stressful Events Experienced in Childhood and College on the Mental Health of College Students

9:45 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level | Youngmi Kim, Haenim Lee and Aely Park

Association of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Obesity in Emerging Adulthood: Mediating Roles of Self-Esteem and Economic Hardship

9:45 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom LevelClaire LuceLaura Swan, Danielle Dick and Karen Chartier

Sexual Assault and Alcohol Consumption: Comparing First- and Non-First-Generation College Students

10:15 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 19 Tower 3, 4th Floor | Miriam Kuttikat

Gender, Family Dynamics, and Resource Utilization Among Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees

12:30 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 25 Tower 3, 4th FloorKia J. Bentley, Jeffrey Lacasse and Shannon Hughes

Special Interest Group: Psychiatric Medications

12:30 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 21 Tower 3, 4th Floor | Ruth Paris, Sarah Kye Price and Ferol Mennen

Special Interest Group: Maternal and Infant Mental Health

1:45 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level | Haenim Lee, Youngmi Kim and Jasmine Terry

Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) and Mental Health in Young Adulthood

3:30 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlor 7, Ballroom Level | Denise Burnette, Julia Henly, Carmen Logie, Michael Hurlburt and Stephanie Berzin

Implications of the Social Work Grand Challenges Initiative for PhD Programs

3:30 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 18 Tower 3, 4th Floor | Rachel Casey and Kia J. Bentley

Mental Health Difficulties and Service Use of Incarcerated Women: The Influence of Violence Perpetration and Victimization

5:15 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level | Sheila Barnhart, Susan Yoon, Jamie Cage and J. Jay Miller

Single Mothers’ Economic Hardships and Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Among Their Teenage Children

5:15 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level |Laura Swan and Hyojin Im

The Impact of the Number of Trauma Types on the Mental Health of Female Somali Refugee Youth

5:45 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 14 Tower 3, 4th Floor | Dana Prince, Jamie Cage, Jennifer King and Christina Connell

Applying Principles of Trauma-Informed Care to Adolescent and Young Adult Foster Youths’ Experiences of Placement Change, Permanency Planning, and Mental Health Services

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 

7:00 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 25 Tower 3, 4th Floor |Sunny Shin

SSWR Membership Committee Meeting

8 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 13 Tower 3, 4th Floor | Cluster moderator, Youngmi Kim

Cluster: Adolescent and Youth Development (ADOL): Asset-Building and Unemployment for Vulnerable Youth

9:45 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level |David Conley

Behavioral Health Legislator Voting Behavior: A Systematic Review

9:45 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level | Hyojin ImShelby McDonaldClaire Luce, Kathy Green and Denise Burnette

Evaluation of the PCL-C in a Sample of Somali Refugee Youth Living in Kenya: A Multidimensional Rasch Analysis

9:45 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level | Susan Yoon, Jamie Cage, Fei Pei and Sheila Barnhart

Risk and Resilience Factors for Psycho-Behavioral Symptom Trajectories Among Child Welfare-Involved Youth

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 

8 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Golden Gate 5, Lobby Level | Odessa Gonzalez Benson, Scott Harding, Kathryn Libal, Jessica Darrow and Hyojin Im

Refugee Resettlement amidst Radical Federal Policy Changes: New Approaches and Local Actors Roles in Social Work Practice with Refugees and Immigrants

8 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level | Rachel Casey, Kia J. Bentley and Shelby McDonald

Mental Health Difficulties of Incarcerated Women: Using Latent Class Analysis to Promote Tailored Interventions

8 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level | Elizabeth Farmer and Leah Bouchard

Rural-Urban Differences in Outcomes from Group Home Treatment for Youth

8 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Golden Gate 3, Lobby Level | Sunny Shin

Violence and Adversity in Childhood: Life Course Pathways from Adverse Childhood Experiences to School Achievement and Problematic Substance Use

8 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Golden Gate 3, Lobby Level | Hollee McGinnis, Wendy Auslander, Jamie Cage and Youngmi Kim

Mental Health Pathways between Adverse Childhood Experiences and School Achievement in Adolescence: Results from a Sequential Mediation Model

8:30 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Golden Gate 3, Lobby Level | Sunny ShinShelby McDonald and David Conley

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Personality Traits of Impulsivity and Substance Use during Young Adulthood

9 a.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Golden Gate 3, Lobby Level | Youngmi KimKyeongmo KimKaren ChartierTraci Wike and Shelby McDonald

Pathways from Childhood Adversities to Substance Use Disorder Among Older Adults

1 p.m. | Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 17 Tower 3, 4th Floor | Nicole Mattocks, Amanda Lehning, Christine Mair, Kyeongmo Kim, Sol Baik, Shari Waldstein, Alan Zonderman and Michele Evans 

Identifying Pathways from Neighborhood Environments to Hypertension in Baltimore City

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