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School of Social Work

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

Twenty-five VCU School of Social Work faculty and students are presenting or participating in more than 30 sessions at the 2020 Society for Social Work and Research Conference in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 16-19. Here is a day-by-day breakdown. An * denotes the presenting author(s).

THURSDAY, JAN. 16

Examining the Effects of Social Participation on Life Satisfaction for LGB College Students

Presenters: *Keith J. Watts, Ph.D. candidate, VCU; *Tommy Buckley, Ph.D. candidate, VCU; Danielle Dick, professor, VCU (psychology); Karen Chartier, associate professor, VCU

  • When: 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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NIH Career Development (K) Awards for Social Work Faculty: Experiences and Advice from Recent Awardees

Participants: Catherine Carlson, University of Alabama; Karen Chartier, associate professor, VCU; Trenette Goings, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Erika Sabbath, Boston College; Lianne Urada, San Diego State University

  • When: 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 14 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Roundtable
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Testing Competing Models of Somatization in a Sample of Somali Refugees Living in Urban Kenya

Presenters: *Claire Luce, Ph.D. candidate, VCU; Laura Swan, Ph.D. candidate, VCU; Shelby McDonald, assistant professor, VCU; Hyojin Im, assistant professor, VCU

  • When: 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Where: Independence BR G (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Cluster, Healthcare Literacy & Utilization. Moderator: Miriam Kuttikat, associate professor, VCU
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What’s Race Got to Do with It? an Intersectional Examination of Racial and Economic Disparities in Maternal and Child Health

Organizer & discussant: Sarah Kye Price, associate dean for faculty development and professor, VCU

  • When: 3:15-4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Where: Independence BR B (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Symposium
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Aging in Place and Residential Segregation: An Analysis of Health and Well-Being Inequities

Presenters: *Nicole Mattocks, University of Maryland at Baltimore; Richard Smith, Wayne State College; Kyeongmo Kim, assistant professor, VCU; Amanda Lehning, University of Maryland at Baltimore

  • When: 3:15-4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Ethnic Identity Among Adult International and Transracial Adoptees: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review

Presenters: *Hollee McGinnis, assistant professor, VCU; Kristen Kremer, Kansas State University; Anne Farina, Saint Louis University

  • When: 3:15-4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Building Racial Bridges? Social Capital Among Community Gardeners in US Food Deserts

Presenters: *Jennifer Jettner, Auburn University; Mary Secret, associate professor (retired), VCU

  • When: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Where: Liberty Ballroom K (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Cluster
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FRIDAY, JAN. 17

Credit Checks for Youth in Foster Care: Evaluating Program Outcomes in Virginia

Presenters: *John Gyourko, M.S.W. Student, VCU; Jamie Cage, assistant professor, VCU

  • When: 8-9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Family Planning in Appalachia: Focus Group Interviews with Stakeholders in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic

Presenters: *Laura Swan, Ph.D. candidate, VCU; Gretchen Ely, SUNY Buffalo; Nimah Araf, SUNY Buffalo

  • When: 8-9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Examining the Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and E-Cigarette Use during Young Adulthood: The Role of Impulsive Personality

*Sunny Shin, associate professor, VCU; David Conley, Ph.D. candidate, VCU; Gabriela Ksinan Jiskrova, postdoctoral fellow, VCU

  • When: 8-9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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A Longitudinal Study of Rural Adolescent Substance Use and Socioeconomic Status

Presenters: *Leah Bouchard, Ph.D. student, VCU; Kyeongmo Kim, assistant professor, VCU

  • When: 9:45-11:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Involved Populations

Moderator: Beth Angell, dean, VCU

  • When: 9:45-11:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 14 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Oral presentation
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The Green New Deal and Its Social Work Implications: A Critical Examination and Discussion

Participants: Samantha Teixeira, Boston College; Smitha Rao, Boston College; Shanondora Billiot, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Felicia Mitchell, Arizona State University; Claire Luce, Ph.D. candidate, VCU

  • When: 9:45-11:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Liberty Ballroom J (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Roundtable
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Father- and Mother-Perpetrated Maltreatment and Child Welfare Investigation Outcomes: Are There Perpetrator Race/Ethnicity X Gender Disparities?

Presenters: *Julia Kobulsky, Temple University; Rachel Wildfeuer, Temple University; Susan Yoon, Ohio State University; Jamie Cage, assistant professor, VCU

  • When: 10:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 12 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Roundtable
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Psychiatric Medications SIG

Moderators: Kia Bentley, professor, VCU; Shannon Hughes, Colorado State University; Jeffrey Lacasse, Florida State University

  • When: 12:45-1:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Mint 4 (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Special Interest Group
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How Do Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Relate to Depressive Symptoms in Young Adulthood? Using ACEs Profiles and Self-Esteem As a Mediator

Presenters: *Youngmi Kim, associate professor, VCU; / Haenim Lee, Case Western Reserve University; Aely Park, Sunchon National University (South Korea)

  • When: 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Identifying Latent Profiles of Neighborhood Contexts: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent and Adult Health

Presenters: *Haenim Lee, Case Western Reserve University; Jiho Park, Case Western Reserve University; Youngmi Kim, associate professor, VCU

  • When: 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Peers and Stressful Events in the College Years: How Social Support Can Protect Against Alcohol Use

Presenters: *Leah Bouchard, Ph.D. Student, VCU; Danielle Dick, professor, VCU (psychology); Karen Chartier, associate professor, VCU

  • When: 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Patterns of Adverse Childhood Experience and Their Influences on Suicide Attempts Among Adults in South Korea

Presenters: *Aely Park, Sunchon National University (South Korea); Youngmi Kim, associate professor, VCU

  • When: 3:45-5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Preventing Infant Mortality and Child Maltreatment in Low-Income, Urban Neighborhoods: The Longitudinal Infant and Family Environment (LIFE) Study

Presenters: *Sunny Shin, associate professor, VCU; Gabriela Ksinan Jiskrova, postdoctoral fellow, VCU; Tiffany Kimbrough, assistant professor, VCU (medicine); Kyle Trowbridge, pediatrician-resident, VCU (medicine); Elizabeth Lee, Virginia Department of Social Services; Carl Ayers, Virginia Department of Social Services

  • When: 3:45-5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Are Financial Capability Interventions Effective? a Systematic Review

Presenters: *Julie Birkenmaier, Saint Louis University; Youngmi Kim, associate professor, VCU; Brandy Maynard, Saint Louis University

  • When: 4:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 7 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Cluster
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M/Othering While Black: A Content Analysis of Black Mothers in Social Work Journals

Presenters: *Nicole Corley, assistant professor, VCU; Shvilla Rasheem, independent consultant; Amelia Kirby, M.S.W. student, VCU

  • When: 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR B (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Cluster
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Reproductive Coercion and Violent Victimization Experiences Among College Students

Presenters: *Laura Swan, Ph.D. candidate, VCU; Annelise Mennicke, UNC Charlotte; Youngmi Kim, associate professor, VCU

  • When: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Experiences of Racial/Ethnic Minority LGBTQ Individuals

Moderator: Maurice Gattis, iCubed visiting scholar and associate professor, VCU (University of Louisville)

  • When: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Liberty Ballroom I (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Cluster
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Going Glocal: Intersecting Violence and Mental Health Research in Low Resource Settings across North America, Africa, and Asia

Participants: Catherine Carlson, University of Alabama; Denise Burnette, Wurtzel Endowed Faculty Chair and professor, VCU

  • When: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
  • Where: Archives (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Symposium
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SATURDAY, JAN. 18

The Effect of Social Support on the Relationship between Mental Health and Resilience in Nepali Earthquake Survivors

Presenters: *Claire Luce, Ph.D. candidate, VCU; Tara Powell, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Youngmi Kim, associate professor, VCU

  • When: 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 13 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Cluster
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Feasibility of a Multi-Level, Transdisciplinary Longitudinal Study to Prevent Sudden Unexpected Infant Death in Low-Income Families

Presenters: Sunny Shin, associate professor, VCU; *Gabriela Ksinan Jiskrova, postdoctoral fellow, VCU; Tiffany Kimbrough, assistant professor, VCU (medicine); Elizabeth Lee, Virginia Department of Social Services; Carl Ayers, Virginia Department of Social Services

  • When: 9:45-11:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Special Session: Reimagining social work research and doctoral training using futures frameworks and human centered design

Presenters: Kimberly A. Bender, Denver University; Michael Hurlburt, University of Southern California; Jennifer Wilson, Denver University; Denise Burnette, Wurtzel Endowed Faculty Chair and professor, VCU; Laura Nissen, Portland State University

  • When: 9:45-11:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Where: Independence BR B (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
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International Social Work Contributing to the Reduction of Inequalities: Strategies for Development and Implementation

Presenters: Carolina Hausmann-Stabile, Bryn Mawr College; Tamarah Moss, Bryn Mawr College; Hollee McGinnis, assistant professor, VCU

  • When: 9:45-11:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Where: Independence BR H (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Roundtable
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Screening for Maternal Depression in Mothers of Young Children: Considerations with Low-Income and Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations

Presenters: Ferol Mennen, University of Southern California; Abigail Palmer Molina, University of Southern California; Rena Bina, Bar-Ilan University (Israel); Sarah Kye Price, associate dean for faculty development and professor, VCU

  • When: 9:45-11:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Where: Archives (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Roundtable
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The Association of Loneliness and Chronic Pain Among African-American, Latino and White Older Adults

Presenters: *David Camacho, Columbia University; Denise Burnette, Wurtzel Endowed Faculty Chair and professor, VCU; Maria Aranda, University of Southern California; Ellen Lukens, Columbia University

  • When: 9:45-11:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 8 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Cluster
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The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA): Research and Evaluation

Panelist: Dr. Sunny Shin, associate professor, VCU

  • When: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 10 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Panel

The Impact of Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence on Children’s Academic Functioning: A Systematic Review

Presenters: *Jamie Cage, assistant professor, VCU; Julia Kobulsky, Temple University; Sherise McKinney, Case Western Reserve University; Megan Holmes, Case Western Reserve University; Kristen Berg, Case Western Reserve University; Anna Bender, Case Western Reserve University

  • When: 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Where: Liberty Ballroom N (ML 4) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: Cluster
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SUNDAY, JAN. 19

Geographic Proximity to Support Services and Psychological Distress of Older Adults in South Korea

Presenters: *Kyeongmo Kim, assistant professor, VCU; Denise Burnette, Wurtzel Endowed Faculty Chair and professor, VCU; Sok An, Korea Rural Economic Institute; Minhong Lee, Dong-Eui University (South Korea)

  • When: 9:45-11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 19
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Navigation Skills of Spanish Speaking Children with a Monolingual English Teacher and Engagement

Presenter: *Nicole George, M.S.W. student, VCU

  • When: 9:45-11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 19
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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Dementia Care and Sexual Orientation: Are There Differences between LGB and Non-LGB Caregivers?

Presenters: *Heehyul Moon, University of Louisville; Maurice Gattis, iCubed visiting scholar and associate professor, VCU (University of Louisville); Ben Miller, University of Louisville

  • When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19
  • Where: Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) – Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Type: ePoster presentation
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