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Rutgers SSW Affiliates to Present at SSWR 2021
January 11, 2021

Faculty members, postdoctoral associates, and Ph.D. students from Rutgers SSW will present their research at the upcoming Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference from January 19-22, 2021. See the list below illustrating their breadth of work. All presentations will take place virtually, and a complete conference schedule can be found here

Edward Alessi, Associate Professor and Chancellor’s Scholar of LGBTQ Mental Health, Trauma, and Resilience
"You Have Been Left with No Option of Saying 'no to without Protection:'" HIV Risk Among Sexual and Gender Minority Migrants in Cape Town, South Africa
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Edward Alessi, Associate Professor and Chancellor’s Scholar of LGBTQ Mental Health, Trauma, and Resilience; Brett Greenfield, PhD Student
Learning to Endure: A Qualitative Examination of the Protective Factors of Homeless Gender Minority Youth and Emerging Adults Engaged in Survival Sex
Friday, January 22, 2021, from 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM

Skye Allmang, Postdoctoral Associate
COVID-19 and Youth Engagement in Politics: An Intersectional Approach
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Vivien (Wen Li) Anthony, Assistant Professor; Lia Nower, Professor and Director, Center for Gambling Studies & Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Program
The Effects of Technology Use on School Engagement and Performance: A Longitudinal Study in a Representative Sample of Chinese Middle School Students
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Roxanna Ast, Ph.D. Student
An Exploratory Study of Intimate Partner Violence, Mental Health Symptoms, and Quality of Life
Friday, January 22, 2021: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM

Emily Bosk, Assistant Professor
Examining the Structural Components of a Private-Public-Academic Partnership for Family Focused Substance Use Treatment and Their Impact on Implementation Outcomes
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Emily Bosk, Assistant Professor
Seeing Poverty: The Consequences of Economic Disadvantage for Increasing Risk on a Child Welfare Decision-Making Tool
Friday, January 22, 2021

Emily Bosk, Assistant Professor
Risk and Recovery: Child Welfare Workers Decision-Making in Cases Involving Caregiver Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Friday, January 22, 2021: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM

Emily Bosk, Vivien (Wen Li) Anthony, Abigail Williams-Butler, Assistant Professors 
All in the Family: The Relationship between Parental Substance Misuse, Punitive Parenting Practices, and the Development of Youth Substance Misuse Among a Justice-Involved Sample
Friday, January 22, 2021: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM

Iris Cardenas, PhD Candidate
Longitudinal Associations Between Social Support and Victimization of Latino Youth
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Iris Cardenas, PhD Candidate
The Role of Spanish-Speaking Media in Intimate Partner Violence Help-Seeking during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Yafan Chen, Ph.D. Student; Shannon Cheung, Ph.D. Student; Chien-Chung Huang, Professor and Director, Huamin Research Center
Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy: Effects of Maternal Depression Symptoms and Parenting on Teen Depression Symptoms
Friday, January 22, 2021

Julia Cusano, Ph.D. Student
Exposure to Campus Messages about Interpersonal Violence: A Latent Class Analysis
Wednesday, January 20, 2021: 5:15 PM-6:15 PM

Michael Enich, Ph.D. Student
Interprofessional Learning between Medical and Social Work Students at a Student-Run Clinic
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Adrian Gale, Assistant Professor; Alicia Mendez, Ph.D. Student
Examining the Effectiveness of a College Access Program for Black and Latinx Youth
Thursday, January 21, 2021: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM

Brett Greenfield, PhD Student; Cassandra Simmel, Associate Professor and Director, MSW Certificate in Promoting Child and Adolescent Well-Being
Challenges and Needs of Kinship Caregivers Enrolled in a Kinship Navigator Program
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Anna Haley, Associate Professor; Skye Allmang, Postdoctoral Associate
Roundtable: Social Work’s Role in Addressing Precarious, Undervalued Work across Labor Sectors
Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

Courtney Hutchinson, PhD Student
Poster Presentation: The Cumulative Effects of Treating Suicidality in College Students: Differing Needs of Early- and Late-Career Clinicians
January 19, 2021

Woojin Jung, Assistant Professor
Using Deep Learning to Evaluate the Distribution of Community Development Aid
Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hsiu-Fen Lin, Ph.D. Candidate
Perpetrating Economic Abuse across the Globe: Results from the UN Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific
Wednesday, January 20, 2021: 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Hsiu-Fen Lin, Ph.D. Candidate
IPV Experiences and Financial Strain over Time: Insights from the Oaxaca-Blinder Decomposition Analysis
Thursday, January 21, 2021: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Jamey Lister, Assistant Professor
Correlates of Social Support Among Clients of a Methadone Clinic Serving Small Urban and Rural Communities
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Jamey Lister, Assistant Professor
Barriers to Participation in Methadone Treatment Among Adults from Small Urban and Rural Communities

Alicia Mendez, Ph.D. Student
First-Generation College Students Turned Doctoral Students: Support Needed and Received
January 19, 2021

Nicole Milano, Ph.D. Student; Patricia Findley, Associate Professor, Director, Master of Social Work Program and Special Assistant to the Dean for Interprofessional Health Initiatives
Graduate Social Work Students' Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs about Medical Marijuana
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Associate Professor
Symposium: Social Work and Income Policies: Recentering Advocacy
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM

Mariam Rashid, Ph.D. Candidate; N. Andrew Peterson, Professor and Associate Dean for Research; Kristen Powell, Assistant Research Professor & Associate Director, Center for Prevention Science; Emilie Mankoph, Ph.D. Candidate; Cory Morton, Assistant Research Professor; Suzanne Borys, EdD;  Adam Bucon; Donald Hallcom, Ph.D.
Psychometric Properties of Recovery Empowerment Scale: Testing Emotional, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Relational Domains

Laurent Reyes, Ph.D. Candidate; Rupa Khetarpal, Assistant Professor of Teaching; Melanie Yu, Ph.D. Student
Migrant Reciprocity: Refugees and Asylees As Agents of Facilitating Integration for Self and Others
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Gabriel Robles Alberto, Assistant Professor and Chancellor's Scholar for Inclusive Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health
Regional Differences in Social Support Among Partnered Sexual Minority Latino Men: Implications for Mental Health Outcomes
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Raymond Sanchez Mayers, Associate Professor; Laura Curran, Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Laura Cuesta, Assistant Professor
The Genealogy of Famililsm: A Systematic Review
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Jordan Steiner, Ph.D. Candidate
School-based Interventions for preventing, mitigating and reducing gender-based violence in sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic review.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Jordan Steiner, Julia Cusano, and Roxanna Ast, Ph.D. Candidates
Poster Presentation: Help-seeking among survivors of on-campus interpersonal violence: A qualitative exploration

Hannah Szlyk, Assistant Professor
Poster Presentation: The Role of Technology and the Continuum of Care for Youth Suicidality: A Systematic Review

Emmy Tiderington, Assistant Professor
"I Achieved Being an Adult": A Qualitative Exploration of Voluntary Transitions from Permanent Supportive Housing
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM

Emmy Tiderington, Assistant Professor
Community Integration When Moving on from Permanent Supportive Housing
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Emmy Tiderington, Assistant Professor
Medicaid Waivers and Housing Supports for the Homeless: Implementation Challenges in Four States
January 19, 2021

Peter Treitler, Ph.D. Student
Using Desistance Theory to Guide Criminal Justice Research: Informing Micro and Macro-Level Social Change
Thursday, January 21, 2021: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM

Melanie Yu, Ph.D. Student; Laurent Reyes, Ph.D. Candidate; Rupa Khetarpal, Assistant Professor of Teaching
Resettlement Experiences of Refugees in the Tri-State Area: Examining the Role of Community Ethnic Density
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Liwei Zhang, Postdoctoral Associate; Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Associate Professor; Cassandra Simmel, Associate Professor
Uncovering the Role of Neighborhood Inequality in Shaping Child Maltreatment Risk
Wednesday, January 20, 2021: 5:15 PM-6:15 PM

Liwei Zhang, Postdoctoral Associate; Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Associate Professor; Cassandra Simmel, Associate Professor
Neighborhood Economic Inequality and Child Maltreatment Rates in the US 2013-2017
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Liwei Zhang, Postdoctoral Associate and Cassandra Simmel, Associate Professor
Patterns of Family Poverty Exposure and the Relationship with Trajectories of Child Maltreatment Risk
Friday, January 22, 2021: 3:45 PM-4:45 PM

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