Recent Faculty Publications

The latest scholarhip from the VCU School of Social Work. Browse by author:

Beth Angell  |  Kia Bentley  |  Matthew Bogenschutz  |  Denise Burnette  |  Jamie Cage  |  Karen Chartier  |  Kimberly Compton  |  Nicole Corley  |  Elizabeth Cramer  |  Maurice Gattis  |  Hyojin Im  |  Kyeongmo Kim  |  Youngmi Kim  |  Shelby McDonald  |  Sarah Kye Price  |  Christina Remmers  |  Sunny Shin  |  Alex Wagaman  |  Traci Wike

Rosenthal, M., Poling, J., Wec, A., Connolly, E., Angell, B., & Crystal, S. (in press). ‘Mediation is just one piece of the whole puzzle’: How nursing homes change their use of antipsychotic medications. Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Bolden, G.B, Hepburn, A., & Angell, B. (2020). Engaging with clients’ requests for medication changes in psychiatry. In C. Lindholm, M. Stevanovic, & E. Weiste (Eds.), Joint Decision Making in Mental Health: An Interactional Approach (pp. 165-186). Palgrave.

Treitler, P. & Angell, B. (2020). Prisoner Re-Entry. Encyclopedia of Social Work. National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press.

Crystal, S., Jarrin, O.F., Rosenthal., M., Hermida, R., & Angell, B. (2020). National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes Campaign: State and facility strategies, impact, and antipsychotic reduction outcomes. Innovation in Aging, 4 (3), 1-13.

Bolden, G., Angell, B., & Hepburn, A. (2019). How clients solicit medication changes in psychiatry. Sociology of Health and Illness, 41, 411-426.

Bentley, K.J., & Hughes, S. (in preparation).  Truth-telling about psychiatric medication:  An aspirational guide for mental health practitioners. Manuscript in development.

Bentley, K.J. & Thissen, R. (under review). Family conundrums with psychiatric medication: An inquiry into experiences, beliefs, battles and desires. Manuscript under review.

Casey, R.C., & Bentley, K.J. (in press). Individual factors associated with women’s use of mental health services during incarceration: Targeting programmatic resources. Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research.

Bentley, K.J., Mansini, M., Jacob, A. & McLeod, D.M. (2019). Teaching research through the lens of social justice, human rights and diversity. Journal of Social Work Education, 55(3), 433-448. 

Casey, R.C. & Bentley, K.J. (2019). Psychotropic medication experiences of incarcerated women: Qualitative inquiry into conundrums of access and identity. Women and Criminal Justice, 29(1), 1-13. 

Bogenschutz, M.Im, H., Liang, A., & Luong. L.Q. (in press). Vietnam and disability rights: Perspectives at the time of ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education.

Dinora, P., Bogenschutz, M., & Broda, M. (in press). Identifying predictors for enhanced outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Bogenschutz, M., Dinora, P., and Johnson, K. (in press). Case management workforce supporting people with ID/DD: Indications of a new frontier in the workforce crisis. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 

Bogenschutz, M., DeCarlo, M., Hall-Lande, J., & Hewitt, A. (2019). Fiscal stewardship, choice, and control: The context of self-directed services for people with IDD in the United States. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 57(2), 158-171.

DeCarlo, M., Bogenschutz, M., Hall-Lande, J., & Hewitt, A. (2019). Implementation of self-directed supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the United States. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 30(1), 11-21.

Myagmarjav, S., Burnette, D. & Goeddeke, F. (2019). Comparison of the 18-item and 6-item Lubben  Social Network Scales with community-dwelling older adults in Mongolia. PLoS ONE, 14(4): e0215523.

Witte, S.S., Burnette, D., Myarmarjav, S. & Toivgoo, A. (2019). Academic research partnerships: Lessons learned from two studies in Mongolia. M. Kumar, O.S. Bahar & K.-Y. Huang (Guest Editors), Special issue on Equity, Collaboration and Empowerment in Mental Health Research Partnerships. Global Social Welfare, 6.

Cage, J., Yoon, S., Barhart, S., Coles, C., McGinnis, H. A., & Starns, A. L. (2019). Measuring school engagement for child welfare involved youth: assessing the dimensionality of the Drug Free School Scale. Child Abuse & Neglect, 92, 85-92.

Karriker-Jaffe, K. J., Chartier, K. G., Bares, C. B., Kendler, K. S., & Greenfield, T. K. (2020 e-pub ahead of print). Intersection of familial risk and environmental social control on high-risk drinking and alcohol dependence in a U.S. national sample of adults. Addictive Behaviors. 

Tam, C., Karriker-Jaffe, K. J., & Chartier, K. G. (2020). Chapter 16: Understanding addictive behavior from a human diversity perspective. In A. L. Begun & M. M. Murray (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of social work and addictive behaviors (pp. 262-281). London: Routledge.

Bares, C., Chartier, K. G., Karriker-Jaffe, K., Aliev, F., Mustanski, B., & Dick, D. (2020). Exploring how family and neighborhood stressors influence genetic risk for adolescent conduct problems and alcohol use. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49(7), 1365-1378.

Chartier, K. G., Tiarsmith*, C., O'Shea*, T., Kendler, K. S., & Dick, D. M. (2019). College students’ use of strategies to hide facial flushing: A target for alcohol education. Journal of American College Health.

Compton, K. S., Barr, P., Bares, C., Karriker-Jaffe, K., Aliev, F. Mustanski, B. Dick, D. & Chartier, K.G. (2019). Evaluating neighborhood, social, and genetic influences on precursors of alcohol use risk behavior in African-American adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Corley, N.A. (2019) Exploring poetry as method: “Representing faithfully” the narratives of African American high school students and their mothers. Qualitative Social Work.

Corley, N. A., Reeves, P., & Odera, S. G. (2019) “That’s just who I am”: African American high school seniors and their mothers’ perspectives on academic success. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. 

Dinora, P., Schoeneman, A., Dellinger-Wray, M., Cramer, E. P., Brandt, J.; & D’Aguilar, A. (2020). Using video vignettes in research and program evaluation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A case study of the Leadership for Empowerment and Abuse Prevention project. Evaluation and Program Planning, 79. (Online first)

Cramer, E.P., Plummer, S., & Ross, A.I. (2019/2021). Intersectionality and intimate partner violence and abuse: IPV and people with disabilities. In R. Geffner, J. W. White, L.K. Hamberger, A. Rosenbaum, V. Vaughan-Eden, & V. I. Vieth, (Eds.). Handbook of interpersonal violence across the lifespan: A project of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV). (pp. 1 – 24). First online: 10 July 2019. Living Reference Work Entry.

Robinson, J., Cramer, E.P., Dellinger-Wray, M., & Varky, S. (2019). Understanding Protective Orders in Richmond, Virginia.  English, Spanish, Braille and large print versions.  Virginia Commonwealth University Partnership for People with Disabilities and the School of Social Work.

Moore, S., Hines-Martin, V. & Gattis, M. (in press) Paying It Forward: The Role of Senior Black faculty in Preparing Junior Faculty and Black doctoral Students for Career Success. Journal of Negro Education.

*Swan, L.E.T.Im, H. (In Press). Risk and preventive factors for common mental disorders among urban Somali refugee youth. Accepted to Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma.

Im, H. (2020). Falling through the cracks: Stress and coping in migration and resettlement among marginalized Hmong refugee families in the U.S.Families in Society. Advance online publication.

Im, H. & *Neff, J. (2020). Spiral Loss of Culture among Bhutanese Refugee Elders. Advance online publication. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. Advance online publication.

Im, H. & *Swan, L.E.T. (2020). Capacity building for refugee mental health in resettlement: Implementation and evaluation of cross-cultural trauma-informed care training. Advance online publication. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Advance online publication. 

Im, H., †Rodriguez, C., & †Grumbine, J. (2020). A multi-tier model of refugee mental health and psychosocial support in resettlement: Towards trauma-informed and culture-informed systems of care. Psychological Services. Advance online publication.

Im, H., *Swan, L.E.T., & *Lindsay, H. (2020). Polyvictimization and mental health consequences of female genital mutilation/circumcision (FGM/C) among Somali refugees in Kenya. Women & Health, 60(6). 636-651.

Im, H. & *Swan, L.E.T. (2019). A Qualitative Exploration of Critical Health Literacy among Afghan and Congolese Refugees Resettled in the USA.Health Education Journal – Special Issue: Health Education and Migration. 78(1), 38-50.

Kim, K., Lehning, A., & Sacco, P. (2020). The role of county characteristics in mental health service use by older African Americans. Psychiatric Services, 71(5), 465-471.

Kim, K. (2019). County context and mental health service utilization by older Hispanics. The Gerontologist, 59(3), 456-464. 

Kim, Y., Lee, H, & Park, A. (2020). Adverse Childhood Experiences, Economic Hardship, and Obesity: Differences by Gender. Children and Youth Services Review, 116.

Kim, Y., Kim, K., Chartier, K., Wike, T., & McDonald, S. Adverse Childhood Experience Patterns, Major Depressive Disorder, and Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults. Aging and Mental Health. Online First. 

Lee, H., Kim, Y., & Terry J. (2020). Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on mental disorders in young adulthood: Latent classes and community violence exposure. Preventive Medicine, 134. 

Swan, L., Mennicke, A., Kim, Y. Reproductive Coercion and Interpersonal Violence Victimization Experiences Among College Students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Online First. 

Lee, H., & Kim, Y. (2019). Living in three-generation family households and body mass index trajectories in Hispanic adolescents: Different associations by immigrant status. Children and Youth Services Review, 107.

Kim, Y., Park, A., & Kim, K. (2019). Food insecurity and depressive symptoms of older adults living alone in South Korea. Ageing and Society, 39, 2042-2058. 

Kim, Y., Ju, E., Rosenberg, R., & Farmer, B. (2019). Estimating the effects of Independent Living Services on educational attainment and employment of foster care youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 96, 294-301.

Huang, J, Beverly, S, Kim, Y., Clancy, M, & Sherraden, M. (2019). Exploring a Model for Integrating Child Development Accounts with Social Services for Vulnerable Families. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 53(3), 770–795.

Birkenmaier, J. M., Maynard, B., & Kim, Y. Interventions designed to improve financial capability by improving financial behavior and financial access: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews. Online First 19 July 2019.

Applebaum, J. , Adams, B., Eliasson, M., Zsembik, B., & McDonald, S. E. (2020). The impact of pets on health care decision-making during the COVID-19 crisis. One Health.

Hawkins, R., McDonald, S. E., O’Connor, K., Matijczak, A., Williams, J.H., & Ascione, F.R. (2019). Exposure to intimate partner violence and internalizing symptoms: The moderating effects of positive relationships with pets and animal cruelty exposure. Child Abuse & Neglect. Advance Online Publication.

McDonald, S. E., Collins, E., Maternick, A.M., Nicotera, N., Graham-Bermann, S., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J. H. (2019). Intimate partner violence survivors’ reports of their children’s exposure to companion animal maltreatment: A qualitative study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(14), 2627-2652.

Hitti, S. A., Sullivan, T., McDonald, S.E., & Farrell, A. (2019). Relations between beliefs supporting aggression and externalizing outcomes: The mediating roles of anger dysregulation and callous-unemotional traits. Aggressive Behavior, 45(1), 93-102.

McDonald, S. E.Im, H., Green, K. E., Luce, C. O., & Burnette, J.D. (2019). Comparing factor models of PTSD with Somali refugee youth in Kenya: An item response theory analysis of the PCL-C. Traumatology, 25(2), 104-114. 

Price, S.K. (2020, January 28). Redefining our cultural perceptions of motherhood and maternalhealth. Ms. Magazine.

Bouchard, L.Price, S.K. & Swan, L. (2020). The Role of the Contemporary Christian Church in the Rural American South: Philosophical Approaches to Operationalizing Religion in Research. Social Work and Christianity. 47(2), 47-64.

Price, S.K. & Coles, D.C. (2019). Clusters of behavioral health and psychosocial risk for childbearing women in four Virginia communities. Maternal and Child Health Journal (online first)

Remmers, C. E. & Johnson, S. C. (2019, April).  Effectively Trained Field Liaisons: The Key to an Enriching Field Education Program.  Workshop presented to Distance Educators at the 5th Annual Social Work Distance Education Conference: San Antonio, TX.

Shin, S. H., Jiskrova, G. K., Yoon, S. H., & Kobulsky, J. M. (2020). Childhood maltreatment, motives to drink and alcohol-related problems in young adulthood. Child Abuse & Neglect, 108, 104657.

Shin, S. H., Jiskrova, G. K., Kobulsky, J. M. & Yoon, S. H. (2020). Childhood maltreatment and problematic alcohol use in young adulthood: The roles of cognitive vulnerability to depression and depressive symptoms. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 46(4), 438-446.

Shin, S. H., Wang X., Yoon, S. H., Cage, J. L., Kobulsky, J., & Montemayor, B. N. (2019). Childhood maltreatment and alcohol-related problems in young adulthood: The protective role of parental warmth. Child Abuse & Neglect, 98, 104238.

Shin, S. H., Ksinan Jiskrova G., Kimbrough, T., Trowbridge, K., Lee, E., & Ayers, C. E. (2019). Impact of a comprehensive hospital-based program to remove unsafe items from infant’s sleeping area: A prospective longitudinal study. Clinical Pediatrics, 58, 1440-1443.

Shin, S. H., Conley, D., Ksinan Jiskrova G., & Wills, T. (2019). Adverse childhood experiences and e-cigarette use during young adulthood. American Journal on Addictions. 28(4), 303-310.

Shin, S. H., Ksinan Jiskrova, G., & Wills, T. (2019). Childhood maltreatment and alcohol use in young adulthood: The role of self-regulation processes. Addictive Behaviors, 90, 241-249.

Wagaman, M. A., & Kemmerer, A. (2020). Transgender and nonbinary youth empowerment. In S. K. Kattari, M. K. Kinney, L. Kattari, & N. E. Walls. Social work and health care practice with transgender and nonbinary individuals and communities: Voices for equity, inclusion, and resilience. Routledge.

Wagaman, M. A., Watts, K., Lamneck, V., D’Souza, S., McInroy, L., Eaton, A., & Craig, S. (2020). Managing stressors online and offline: LGBTQ+ youth in the southern United States. Children and Youth Services Review. 

Wagaman, M. A.Compton, K.S., Williams, E., Lange, J. Haynes, T., & Caballero, R. (In press). Youth Participatory Action Research as an Approach to Developing Community-Level Responses to Youth Homelessness in the United States: A Model for Change. Handbook on Community Development and Participatory Action Research. Edward Elgar Publishing  

Wagaman, M. A., Alessi, E. J., Goffnett, J., Watts, K. J., Iacono, G., Thomas, D., Paceley, M., & Craig, S. L. (2019). Interrupting hetero- and cisnormativity in social work programs: LGBTQ+ student strategies for increasing inclusion. Journal of Social Work Education. DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2019.1671261

Wagaman, M. A.Odera, S. G., & Fraser, D. V. (2019). A pedagogical model for teaching racial justice in social work education. Journal of Social Work Education.

Wagaman, M. A., Shelton, J., Carter, R., Stewart, K., & Cavaliere, S.J. (2019). “I’m totally transariffic”: Exploring how transgender and gender-expansive youth and young adults make sense of their challenges and successes. Child & Youth Services, 40(1), 43-64.

Wike, T. L., Grady, M. D., Massey, M., Bledsoe, S. E., Bellamy, J. L., Stim, H., & Putzu, C., (2019).  Factors influencing the use of the EBP process among newly licensed social work practitioners. Journal of Social Work Education, 42(1).

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