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Brown School Faculty, Staff and Students Engage at SSWR 2020

Social Work; Faculty

The Brown School community will take part in more than 60 presentations during the Social Work and Social Policy annual conference, January 15-19, 2020. Held at Washington D.C.'s Marriot Marquis, the theme this year's meeting is "Reducing Racial and Economic Inequality."

In addition to presentations, there are several additional conference events of interest to the Brown School community: 

  • Mark Rank, Herbert H. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare, will host a book signing for “Toward a Livable Life: A 21st Century Agenda for Social Work” at the Oxford University Press Booth from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 17. Rank, who edited the volume, will be joined by two of the more than 30 Brown School contributors: Mary McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School, and Edward Lawlor, William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Special Assistant to the Provost. The first 100 attendees will receive a free copy of the book.
  • Research Professor Margaret Sherraden will be inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare on January 17 at 7:00 p.m. AASWSW is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare. The ceremony will take place in Independence Salons D&E, with a reception immediately following the event.
  • The Brown School will honor the National Institute of Mental Health's Denise Juliano-Bult with a Champion of Social Work Research Award during this year’s Aaron Rosen Lecture on Saturday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. She is being recognized for her commitment to scientific excellence and steadfast support of social work scholarship, research, development and training.
  • The Brown School sponsors the Aaron Rosen lecture on January 18, and this year's speaker is University of Washington Professor Karina Walters, who focuses on the historical, social and cultural determinants of health among American Indian and Alaska Native populations as well as chronic disease prevention research. 

Please see the list of Brown School presentations below; presenting authors are noted by an asterisk where applicable.

Thursday, January 16

8:00 a.m.

Providers' Perspectives on Implementing a Multiple Family Group for Children with Disruptive Behavior

Mary McKay

Archives, ML 4

8:00 a.m.

Lessons Learned and Strategies Shared: How to Successfully Develop your Scholarly Agenda as an Underrepresented Junior Faculty Member

David Patterson Silver-Wolf

Marquis BR Salon 13, ML 2

8:00 a.m.

Who's Included & Who's Not: Incorporating a Racial Equity Lens into Social Work Research Methods Training

Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Marquis BR Salon 7, ML 2

1:30 p.m.

Incomplete Democracy: Electoral Access on Midterm Elections in St. Louis

Kyle Pitzer*
Gena McClendon
Michael Sherraden
Aura Aguilar

 

Marquis BR Salon 10, ML 2

 

1:30 p.m.

Social Work and Voting Rights: Challenging Political Injustices through Research

Michael Sherraden

Marquis BR Salon 10, ML 2

 

1:30 p.m.

A Systematic Review of Task Shifting for Mental Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Michael Galvin

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

2:00 p.m.

Political Social Work: Voter Access through a Lens of Race and Poverty in a Hyper-Segregated Community in the U.S

Gena McClendon*
Kyle Pitzer
Michael Sherraden
Aura Aguilar

 

Marquis BR Salon 10, ML 2

 

2:30 p.m.

Poverty, Economic Strengthening, and Mental Health Among AIDS Orphaned Children in Uganda: Mediation Model in a Randomized Clinical Trial

Fred Ssewamala

 

Independence BR C, ML 4

 

3:15 p.m.

Investing in Projects or Places? Examining Factors That Influence New Markets Tax Credits Allocations

Andrew Foell

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

3:15 p.m.

Safety and Permanency Outcomes for Children Known to CPS for Different Forms of Neglect

Chien-Jen Chiang*
Melissa Jonson-Reid
Brett Drake

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

3:45 p.m.

Gender, Family Communication and Social Support Factors Associated with HIV Disclosure and HIV-Related Stigma Among Adolescents Living with HIV in Uganda

Proscovia Nabunya*
William Byansi
Ozge Sensoy Bahar
Mary McKay
Fred Ssewamala

Independence BR H, ML 4

 

3:45 p.m.

Rural-Urban Differences in the Association between Social Capital and Suicidal Ideation Among the Older Adults in Anhui, China

Yiqi Zhu*
Ying Ma

Marquis BR Salon 10, ML 2

 

4:15 p.m.

Socio-Economic Inequalities and Women's Vulnerability to Severe Intimate Partner Violence in Uganda

Thabani Nyoni

Liberty Ballroom N, ML 4

 

4:45 p.m.

Synthesizing Community-Based Treatment Supporter Interventions That Promote Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence Among Adults in East and Southern Africa: A Systematic Review

Thabani Nyoni

Independence BR C, ML 4

 


Friday, January 17

9:45 a.m.

Child Maltreatment Report Outcomes: Do Reports from Mandated and Permissive Reporters Differ?

Maria Gandarilla Ocampo*
Brett Drake
Melissa Jonson-Reid

 

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

9:45 a.m.

Economic and Racial Disparities in Child Maltreatment Subtypes

Chien-Jen Chiang
Melissa Jonson-Reid
Brett Drake

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

9:45 a.m.

The Impact of Alternative Services on Children's Lives: Evaluation Results from Azerbaijan

Aytakin Huseynli

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

9:45 a.m.

Prevalence and Sociodemographic Differences of Poly-Victimization Exposure in a General Population Sample

Ashley Jackson

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

10:45 a.m.

Disparities in Healthcare Affordability Among Childhood Cancer Survivors Persist Following the Affordable Care Act

Jin Huang

Independence BR B, ML 4

 

10:45 a.m.

Neighborhood Contexts and Child Maltreatment Reports: A Longitudinal and Multilevel Study

Brett Drake
Melissa Jonson-Reid

Marquis BR Salon 12, ML 2

 

12:45 p.m.

Advance long and productive lives (Grand Challenge) SIG

Nancy Morrow-Howell

Marquis BR Salon 7, ML 2

 

12:45 p.m.

Financial capability and asset building (FCAB) for all (Grand Challenge) SIG

Margaret Sherraden

Independence BR C, ML 4

 

12:45 p.m.

Implementation Research SIG

Byron Powell

Treasury, ML 4

 

12:45 p.m.

Stop family violence (Grand Challenge) SIG

Melissa Jonson-Reid
Tonya Edmond

 

Liberty Ballroom N, ML 4

 

2:00 p.m.

Demographic, Financial, and Motivational Household Characteristics and Participation in the National Child Savings Program in Israel

Michal Grinstein-Weiss*
Olga Kondratjeva
Aytakin Huseynli
Stephen Roll

Independence BR B, ML 4

 

2:00 p.m.

Financial Capability and Asset Building in International Perspective: Research, Policy, and Practice

Aytakin Huseynli

Independence BR B, ML 4

 

2:00 p.m.

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Subtypes of Child Neglect

Chien-Jen Chiang
Melissa Jonson-Reid

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

2:30 p.m.

Asset-Based Policy Diffusion in Post-Soviet Countries: Child Development Accounts for Azerbaijan

Aytakin Huseynli*
Michael Sherraden

Independence BR B, ML 4

 

2:30 p.m.

Understanding Mechanisms Driving Family Homelessness: A Community-Based System Dynamics Approach

Patrick Fowler
Peter Hovmand
Jessica Cohen

Independence BR C, ML 4

 

3:45 p.m.

Financial Capability over the Life Course: Heterogeneity, Variations, and Impacts

Sicong Sun

Independence BR A, ML 4

 

3:00 p.m.

Moving Beyond "Fire-Fighting": Social Worker's Perspective Achieving Financial Well-Being in Singapore

Margaret Sherraden

Independence BR B, ML 4

 

​3:15 p.m.

​Brief and Brilliant Session

​Mark Rank

​Independence BR Salons D/E, ML 4

3:30 p.m.

Recent Development of Financial Social Work in China

Jin Huang

Independence BR B, ML 4

 

3:30 p.m.

Testing Effects of Social Support and Service Utilization on Criminal Justice Involvement Using Structural Equation Modeling

Sara Beeler-Stinn*
Tanya Renn
Manik Ahuja
Yu-Chih Chen
Renee Cunningham-Williams

Marquis BR Salon 12, ML 2

 

3:45 p.m.

An Investigation of Financial Capability Profiles in Later Life

Yu-Chih Chen*
Sicong Sun

Independence BR A, ML 4

 

3:45 p.m.

Workplace Financial Coaching: Credit Outcomes Among Lower-Paid, Entry-Level Workers

Yingying Zeng
Sophia Fox-Dichter

Marquis BR Salon 7, ML 2

 

4:00 p.m.

RCDC Roots & Wings Roundtable 2: The Intersection between Racial and Economic Inequality and Its Impact on Navigating the Academy

Von Nebbitt

Capitol, ML 4

 

4:15 p.m.

Financial Capability in Older Adults: Gender and Racial/Ethnic Differences

Yu-Chih Chen*
Sicong Sun

Independence BR A, ML 4

 

4:45 p.m.

Is Financial Capability a Determinant of Health?

Sicong Sun*
Yu-Chih Chen

Independence BR A, ML 4

 

5:15 p.m.

A Radically New Understanding American Poverty and Inequality

Mark Rank

Independence BR Salons D/E, ML 4

 

6:30 p.m.
Associations between Public Perceptions of Law Enforcement and Experiences of Police Violence
Ashley Jackson*
Marquis BR Salon 14, ML 2

5:30 p.m.

Health Care: Maltreatment asssessment and access factors

Melissa Jonson-Reid

Marquis BR Salon 12, ML 2

 

5:30 p.m.

The Impact of Navigating Life as a Black Youth in America

Von Nebbitt

Marquis BR Salon 8, ML 2

 

6:30 p.m.

Mapping the Interventions for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth Mental Health

Autumn Asher BlackDeer*
David Patterson Silver Wolf

 

Marquis BR Salon 9, ML 2

 


Saturday, January 18

9:45 a.m.

Connected Communities: Exploring Longitudinal Network Structure Among Federal Community Development Programs

 

Andrew Foell*
Kyle Pitzer
Natalicio Serrano

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

9:45 a.m.

Exploring State and Facility Characteristics of the Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatments for People Living with Schizophrenia

Eleni Gaveras*
Chris Weatherly

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

11:15 a.m.

Examining the Long-Term Effect of an Economic Family-Based Strengthening Intervention on Depression Among HIV Positive Adolescents in Southern Uganda

Yuanyaun Yang*
Proscovia Nabunya
Fred Ssewamala

 

Independence BR F, ML 4

 

11:45 a.m.

Impact of Family-Based Economic Empowerment Intervention on Multidimensional Poverty for Adolescents Living with HIV (ALWHIV) in Uganda

Darejean Dvalishvili*
Proscovia Nabunya
Ozge Sensoy Bahar
Fred Ssewamala

 

Independence BR F, ML 4

 

12:00 p.m.

Violence, Mental Health Problems, and Substance Use: Relationships to in HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors in Black and White Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

Wendy Auslander

Independence BR H, ML 4

 

4:00 p.m.

Economic and Racial Disparities in Child Maltreatment Subtypes

Chien-Jen Chiang
Melissa Jonson-Reid
Brett Drake

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

4:00 p.m.

Multiple Pathways Linking Early Socioeconomic Circumstances and Depressive Symptoms in Late Middle Age

Sojung Park

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 


Sunday, January 19

8:00 a.m.

Can Left-behind Children in Rural China be Successful in School Settings? a Qualitative Study of YY County from Rural Teachers' Perspectives

Linyun Fu
Yiqi Zhu

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

9:00 a.m.

Correlates of Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse People with Serious Mental Illness

Leopoldo Cabassa*
Xiaoyan Wang
Christopher Weatherly

Mint, ML 4

 

9:30 a.m.

Efficacy to Combat Racism Among African American Adolescent Boys and Girls

Phylicia Allen*
Sheretta Butler-Barnes
Maya Williams
Ashley Jackson
Helen Robinson

Supreme Court, ML 4

 

8:00 a.m.

HIV and AIDS Health Knowledge, and Attitudes Among Adolescents Living with HIV in Southwestern Uganda: Does Gender Matter?

William Byansi*
Proscovia Nabunya
Ozge Sensoy Bahar
Fred Ssewamala

 

 

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

8:00 a.m.

Make Findings of Quantitative Results Attractive and Accessible to the General Audience: Advanced Statistical Workshop on Performing Linear Contrasts

Shenyang Guo
Yu-Chih Chen

Independence BR B, ML 4

 

9:45 a.m.

Post-Retirement Work and Trajectories of Life Satisfaction Among Older Retirees in South Korea

Sojung Park

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

11:15 a.m.

Patterns of Strategies and Actions Survivors Employ to Address Violence in Intimate Relationships

Shih-Ying Cheng

Independence BR B, ML 4

 

11:30 a.m.

Access to Services for Latinx Immigrant Families

Leopoldo Cabassa

Treasury, ML 4

 

11:30 a.m.

Assessing School-Based Suicide Prevention and Intervention Capacity

Hannah Szlyk*
Sean Joe
Ryan Lindsay

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

11:30 a.m.

The Impact of Childhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage on Physical and Mental Health in Middle Age: Importance of Heterogeneous Pathway Trajectories

Sojung Park

Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2

 

11:30 a.m.

Integrating Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care to Improve the Nation's Health: Potential Social Work Research Contributions

Sean Joe

Independence BR G, ML 4

 

11:30 a.m.

Reducing Racial Inequality through Educational Attainment: A Random Control Trial Measuring Retention Among Underrepresented Minority College Students

David Patterson Silver Wolf*
Autumn Asher BlackDeer

 

Marquis BR Salon 13, ML 2