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Good News: SSW Faculty and Staff Bulletin, March 2015
March 12, 2015

Andy Germak was interviewed for a Q&A piece in The Network for Social Work Management’s newsletter blog,


Emily Greenfield had an article accepted for publication. This is a study based on her Hartford Faculty Scholars project.


Greenfield, E. A. (2015). Support from neighbors and aging in place: Can NORC programs make a difference? The Gerontologist. Advance online publication. 10.1093/geront/gnu162


Sarah McMahon and the Center on Violence Against Women and Children released findings from its report, "Screaming to Prevent Violence," which highlights key research points from its recently completed CDC-funded study about preventing campus sexual assault. Overall, the study demonstrated that intervention from SCREAM (Students Challenging Reality and Educating Against Myths) Theater resulted in a number of positive outcomes for students who participated, including positively impacting bystander behaviors, especially in the short term.


Shari Munch and Patricia Spencer (RU-SSW alumni and PTL) presented a lecture to social work students at Rutgers-Camden titled, “Your safety matters: Staying safe while serving others” on February 18, 2015 in response to the recent violent attack on a Camden child welfare worker.


Judy Postmus had articles published in collaboration with School of Social Work faculty, doctoral students, and colleagues from other departments.


  • Hetling, A., Stylianou, A.M., & Postmus, J.L. (2015). Measuring financial strain in the lives of survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(6): 1046-1064. DOI: 10.1177/0886260514539758.
  • Postmus, J. L. (2015). Women from different ethnic groups and their experiences with victimization and seeking help. Violence Against Women, 21(3): 376-393. DOI: 10.1177/1077801214568254.
  • Postmus, J.L., McMahon, S., Silva-Martinez, E., & Warrener, C. (2014). Exploring the challenges faced by Latinas experiencing domestic violence. Affilia, 29(4): 462-477. DOI: 10.1177/0886109914522628.
  • McMahon, S., Postmus, J. L., Warrener, C., & Koenick, R.A. (2014). Utilizing peer education theater to encourage bystander intervention with sexual violence. Journal of College Student Development, 55(1): 78-85.
  • McMahon, S., Allen, C.T., Postmus, J.L., McMahon, S.A., & Hoffman, M.(2014). Measuring bystander attitudes and behavior to prevent sexual violence. Journal of American College Health, 62(1): 58-66.


Karen Zurlo was one of nine members of the Gerontological Society of America, invited to represent the Society and to present a paper at the International Symposium on Public Policy Challenges in an Aging Society at the Institute of Public Policy and Governance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China in June, 2015.

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