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Faculty, Student, and Alumni Presentations at the 2019 Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) Annual Conference

The Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Over 500 symposia, workshops, roundtables, papers and poster presentations will be on the agenda.

The College of Social Work will be well-represented at the SSWR Annual Conference January 17-20, 2019: thirty-two College faculty members, students, and recent alumni will be presenting oral presentations, poster presentations, and three at workshops over the course of the conference.

Below is the schedule of their presentations:

THURSDAY, January 17

1:30 pm-3:00 pm - Golden Gate 1, Lobby Level
16. Assessing Scholarship on Social Work and the Environment: Definitions, Trends, and Future Directions (Roundtable Presentation)
Lisa Reyes Mason, with John Mathias, PhD; Amy Krings, MSW, PhD; Susan Kemp; and Sarah Bexell.

3:15 pm-4:45 pm - Golden Gate 5, Lobby Level
32. Refugee Youth: Intergeneration Trauma, Challenges, Resilience, and Positive Development (Symposium)
Service Providers’ Perspectives of the System of Care for Refugee Youth in Tennessee:
Shandra Forrest-Bank, PhD; Mary Held, PhD; and Aubrey Jones, PhD Student.

1:30 PM-3:00 PM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
16P. Effects of Familial Contact on Length of Stay and Finnegan Scoring in Infants Diagnosed with NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome) (Poster)
Sarah Rountree, MSSW Student; Elizabeth Thomas, PhD; Shannon Cain, PhD Student; Kalynne Woodard, BSSW Student; and Terri Combs-Orme, PhD.

1:30 PM-3:00 PM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
24P. Predictors of Domestic Violence Against Men Receiving Homeless Services (Poster)
Leti Cavazos, DSW (Alumnus); David Patterson, Ph.D.; Phyllis Thompson, PhD; Freida Herron, DSW; and William Nugent, PhD; with Amy Chanmugam, PhD.

1:30 PM-3:00 PM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
30P. Best Practices for Meeting Mental Health Needs of Resettled Refugee Youth (Poster)
Mary Held, PhD; Shandra Forrest-Bank, PhD; Omotola Akinsola, PhD Student; Aubrey Jones, PhD Student.

1:30 PM-3:00 PM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
54P. Tornado Safety at Night: Understanding Public Receipt of and Response to Warnings (Poster)
Lisa Reyes Mason, PhD; Jayme Walters, PhD Student, Kelsey N. Ellis, PhD.

3:15 PM-4:45 PM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
82P. Do Functional Limitations Matter in Breast Cancer Screening Participation for Older Non-Hispanic White and Black Women? (Poster)
Matthew Moore, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Associate.

FRIDAY, January 18

8:00 AM-9:30 AM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
155P. Use of the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory with Social Workers: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis (Poster)
Jayme Walters, PhD Student; Aaron Brown, PhD Student; and Aubrey Jones, PhD Student.

8:00 AM-9:30 AM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
163P. Social Justice in Clinical Practice: A Systematic Review (Poster)
Stephen McGarity, PhD; with Anna Scheyett, PhD.

9:45 AM-11:15 AM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
198P. Self-Esteem, Problem-Solving, and Family Crisis: Factors That Impact Black Women’s Stress Management (Poster)
J. Camille Hall, PhD.

12:30 PM-1:30 PM - Union Square 22 Tower 3, 4th Floor
Create Social Responses to a Changing Environment (Grand Challenge Special Event)
Lisa Reyes Mason, PhD; with Lawrence Palinkas, PhD, and Susan P. Kemp, PhD.

3:30 PM-5:00 PM - Union Square 21 Tower 3, 4th Floor 156. School Discipline & Expulsion – Restorative Justice Practices and the Persistence of Racially Disproportional School Discipline (Oral Presentation - 5:00 PM)
Andrea Joseph, PhD.

5:15 PM-6:45 PM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
369P. Impact of Social Work Services in Public Defense (Poster)
Sarah Buchanan, PhD (Alumna), Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office; John Orme, PhD.

SATURDAY, January 19

8:00 AM-9:30 AM - Golden Gate 2, Lobby Level
195 How to Conduct a Differential Item Functioning Study Using the MIMIC Method (Workshop)
William Nugent, PhD; Kristan Armstrong, PhD Student; and Erin Story, PhD (Alumna).

4:00 PM-5:30 PM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
533P Hippocampal Volume by Birth Cohort and Dementia Status (Poster)
Joe Strong, PhD Student; with Takashi Amano, MSW.

4:00 PM-5:30 PM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
561P Secondary Traumatic Stress and Related Factors in Australian Social Workers and Psychologists (Poster)
Matthew Moore, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; with Cindy Davis, PhD, and Tamara Cadet, PhD.

4:00 PM-5:30 PM -Union Square 1 Tower 3, 4th Floor
258 Infants and Toddlers: Interventions and Outcomes - Maternal Mental Health Issues Correlate with Maternal Visits and NAS Infant Distress (Oral Presentation - 5:00 PM)
Shannon Cain, PhD Student; Elizabeth Thomas, PhD; Sarah Rountree, MSSW Student; Kalynne Woodard, BSSW Student; and Terri Combs-Orme, PhD.


SUNDAY, January 20

8:00 AM-9:30 AM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
591P How Coping Strategies Impact Depression in Older Women after Spousal Physical Abuse (Poster)
Sukyung Yoon, PhD Student, Sherry Cummings, PhD; Wiliam Nugent, PhD.

8:00 AM-9:30 AM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
607P The Mediating Effects of Physical Symptoms on the Relationship between Distress and Posttraumatic Symptoms in Cancer Patients (Poster)
Matthew Moore, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Associate; with Tamara Cadet, PhD, and Cindy Davis, PhD.

8:00 AM-9:30 AM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
613P Living Outside the Financial Mainstream: Alternative Financial Service Use among People with Disabilities (Poster)
Stephen McGarity, PhD, Assistant Professor; with Mary A. Caplan, PhD.

9:45 AM-11:15 AM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
690P The Bridge: A Mobile Application for Burn Patients (Poster)
Thereasa Abrams, PhD; Alison Lloyd, PhD Student; and Laura Elzey.

11:30 AM-1:00 PM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
745P Examining Sources of Burnout and Organizational Commitment: An SEM Approach (Poster)
Aaron Brown, PhD Student, Jayme Walters, PhD Student, Aubrey Jones, PhD Student.

11:30 AM-1:00 PM - Continental Parlors 1-3, Ballroom Level
724P Exploring the Differences in Maternal Risk Factors and Prenatal Care among Unauthorized Mexican and Guatemalan Immigrants (Poster)
Mary Held, PhD; Lisa Lindley, PhD.

11:30 AM-1:00 PM - Union Square 18 Tower 3, 4th Floor
340 Measurement | Advanced Methods – Cluster: Research Design and Measurement (RD&M) (Oral Presentation - 12:00 PM)
Measurement Equivalence, Symmetry, Effect Sizes, and Meta-Analysis.
William Nugent, PhD.

 

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