School of Social Work
The School of Social Work is dedicated to achieving excellence in professional education, research that informs social work practice and social policy, and public engagement. We emphasize three themes: research-based practice, a commitment to diversity, and a focus on the reciprocal interactions between people and their ecological systems. We prepare MSW students for advanced practice in mental health, school social work, child welfare, and health. Our doctoral students assume leadership roles in social work research and education.
The faculty are highly rated teachers and publish their research regularly in major social work journals. Our Children and Family Research Center is a special partnership between the state child welfare agency and the School.
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The relationship between caregiving stress and child well-being among informal and formal kinship care families (2017-06-26)The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between caregiving stress and child well-being (i.e., child health and emotional/behavioral problems) among informal and formal kinship care families. This study ...
Effect of mindfulness based relapse prevention on developmental trends, stress, and substance use among young adults in residential substance use treatment: a randomized controlled trial (2017-07-05)Substance use, stress, and early childhood trauma are among the most detrimental catalysts for chronic psychological, behavioral and health related problems. The Institute of Medicine recently released a report on the ...
Becoming a human trafficker: qualitatively examining social learning theory and social opportunity structure among Bulgarian human traffickers (2017-05-26)Sexual exploitation is a human rights violation sustained by sophisticated organized crime syndicates and a lucrative sex industry. In Europe, research on human traffickers indicates that people choose to become a trafficker ...
Asian immigrants’ psychological well-being: the interplay of perceived racial discrimination, group membership, and coping strategies (2017-04-12)The purpose of this research aims to explore the effects of perceived racial discrimination on Asian immigrants’ psychological well-being. It investigates the moderating effects of immigrants’ group membership and coping ...
(2016-07-08)As Latino immigrants continue to settle in new destinations across the U.S., human service institutions in these communities struggle to meet the intense needs of their increasingly diverse clients (Jiménez, 2007). Health ...