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Good News, September 2014
September 9, 2014

Doug Behan presented, “I Have a Name: Understanding the Medically Ill Patient’s World,” for the New Jersey Association of Health Care Social Workers in July.

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Jennifer Boiler, Patricia Findley, Shari Munch, La'Tesha Sampson and Judith McCoyd will serve as faculty moderators for theSecond Annual Inter-professional Education Workshop, which is scheduled for September 19 (in Camden-with Cooper Medical School).

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Antoinette Y. Farmer (along with G. Lawrence Farmer of Fordham University) has authored a book entitled, "Research with Diverse Groups: Research Designs and Multivariate Latent Modeling for Equivalence." This book introduces the methodological precautions that must be taken into consideration when conducting research with diverse groups. It is ideal for social work doctoral students and doctoral students from other disciplines who are committed to producing methodologically sound and valuable research that can lead to effective interventions and public policies for diverse groups. This book is available through Oxford University Press.

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Patricia Findley, Donna VanAlst and The Institute for Families have been regularly featured in media regarding their upcoming Sandy Study with Columbia University. From the Asbury Park Press: Rutgers, Columbia take on Sandy response

http://www.app.com/story/news/local/monmouth-county/sandy-recovery/2014/07/29/sandy-survey-families/13337745/

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Jerry Floersch will present Making Meaning of Psychiatric Medications: Comparing Children, Adolescent and Adult Medication Narratives at the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) on October 11.

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Andy Germak was invited to serve as an advisory board member and contribute a column for the book, “Times Study Abroad 2014-2015,” which will be published later this year by the Times of India, a major newspaper company in India.

Andy Germak authored a letter to the editor entitled, “Seize the chance to spawn charity,” published in China Daily on August 6, 2014: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2014-08/06/content_18258253.htm

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Emily Greenfield has been invited to serve on the panel for the Gero-Ed Kick-Off event at the annual meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. She will be presenting an overview of research on community aging initiatives with supportive service components.

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Michael C. LaSala recently authored a publication.

Citation

LaSala, M. C. (2014). Condoms and connection: Parents, gay and lesbian youth, and HIV risk. Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, doi: 10.1111/jmft.12088

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Post Doc. Jamey Lister has won the 2014 Durand Jacobs Dissertation Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling in Washington, D.C. Named for a pioneer in gambling research, the dissertation award was presented at the annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Jamey successfully competed against an international group of nominees for this prestigious honor.

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Jeffrey Longhofer and Jerry Floersch will each give a talk for Instituto Superior de Servico Social do Porto (ISSSP) at the Porto Business School in Portugal on October 9. Longhofer will present, “Social Work and Science.” Floersch will present, “Investigative Procedures in Social Work Education.”

Jeffrey Longhofer and Jerry Floersch (along with Janet M. Hoy of University of Toledo) have authored a book entitled, "Qualitative Methods for Practice Research.” This book describes how qualitative methods can be used to investigate the in-vivo use of theory in social work practice. It offers not just a comprehensive overview of methods, but a concise, accessible guide focused on how to study and explicate application of theory. The book is available through Oxford University Press .

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Judith L. M. McCoyd did a presentation at the National Association of Perinatal Social Work Conference in San Antonio in May entitled, "Teaching Parents about the Importance of Attachment for Babies' Brains."

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Lia Nower is quoted in a recent article, “Gambling addiction: A young poker player agrees to give up the casino,”http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/gambling-addiction-a-young-poker-player-agrees-to-give-up-the-casino/2014/08/07

Lia Nower co-edited a book entitled, "The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Disordered Gambling," a complete guide to the current empirical literature internationally, relating to the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of disordered gambling. The book outlines best-practice guidelines for the clinical management of problem and disordered gambling. It contains empirically derived findings that translate research into practical clinical applications that clinicians and counselors can use in understanding and treating problem gamblers.

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Judy L. Postmus authored “Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery Volume I and II.” Encyclopedia entries are written by a range of professionals who represent academics, researchers, and individuals working in the field of sexual violence and abuse. The Encyclopedia coalesces the vast amount of information available on the subject, providing a convenient and comprehensive resource on sexual violence and abuse for students, practitioners, and general readers. It is available through ABC-CLIO, LLC and retailers nationwide.

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Darcy Siebert and Carl Siebert have a new publication.

Citation:

Siebert, D. C., Chonody, J., Siebert, C. F., & Rutledge, S. E. (2014). The importance of confirmatory validation: Short version of the Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay Men scale. Journal for the Society for Social Work and Research, 5, 189-210, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/676519

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Cassandra Simmel and former SSW doctoral students, Inseon Lee and Soyoun Kim, recently published.

Citation:

Simmel, C., Lee, I., Kim, S., & Miles, J.C. (2014). Multiple assessors of foster youths' mental health functioning: Comparing perceptions of adolescents, caregivers, and teachers. Journal of Child & Family Social Work, 19, 343-354, doi: 10.1111/cfs.12024

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Liliane Cambraia Windsor recently published.

Citation:

Windsor, L, (2014). Community Wise: Paving the Way for Empowerment in Community Reentry. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37 (2014), 501-511, doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2014.02.023

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