CSWE & SSWR Presentations


These are the two main academic conferences scholars at the School of Social Welfare present at annually, showcasing their research through both presentations & poster presentations.

Winter 2021 SSWR

Held virtually January 19-24, 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Risk and Resilience in Early Childhood: Differential Impact of Social Determinants of Health By Latent Class Family Profiles
Presenters: Kaela Byers, PhD, University of Kansas; Emma Monahan, PhD, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago; Julie McCrae, PhD, Chapin Hall
Location: online

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Critical Analyses of Pandemic Discourses to Reimagine a Socially Just Society: Ageism, Domestic Violence, and Migrant Labor in the Context of Coronavirus
Presenters: Heather Storer, Ph.D., University of Louisville; Odessa Gonzalez-Benson, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Claire Willey-Sthapit, MSSW, University of Washington; Sarah Jen, University of Kansas; Brandon Mitchell, BA, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Location: online

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Toward a Health Equity Narrative for Black Maternal Health and Well-Being
Presenters: McClain Sampson, PhD, University of Houston; Reiko Boyd, PhD, University of Houston; Quenette Walton, PhD, University of Houston; Serwaa Omowale, MSW, University of Pittsburgh; Amittia Parker, LMSW, University of Kansas
Location: online

Thursday, January 21, 2021

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Stable Reunification: Long-Term Follow-up on a Randomized Study of a Parenting Intervention for Families of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Problems
Presenters: Becci A. Akin, PhD, University of Kansas
Location: online

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Influence of Cumulative Adverse Childhood Experiences on Reunification for Children in Foster Care
Presenters: Kiley Liming, PhD, University of Kansas; Jody Brook, PhD, University of Kansas; Becci Akin, PhD, University of Kansas
Location: online

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Critical Discourse Analysis: Analyzing Subjectivity across Themes of Race, Culture, and Migration
Presenters: Sarah Jen, PhD, University of Kansas
Location: online

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Pursuing Justice with Collaborative Institutional Research: Examining the Collective Process of Addressing Racial Disparity in Child Welfare Research
Presenters: Kelechi Wright, MEd, University of Kansas, Becci Akin, PhD, University of Kansas, Weber Kristen, JD, Center for the Study of Social Policy and Sarah McCall, BA, University of Kansas
Location: online

Friday, January 22, 2021

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. 
The Association between Adverse Childhood Experiences, Placement Setting Type and Placement Stability for Children in out-of-Home Placement
Presenters: Kiley Liming, PhD, University of Kansas; Becci Akin, PhD, University of Kansas; Jody Brook, PhD, University of Kansas
Location: online

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. 
Team Work Makes the Dream Work: Implementing Blameless Retrospective Practice in Research Teams
Presenters: Juliana Carlson, PhD, University of Kansas, Becci Akin, PhD, University of Kansas, Nancy Kepple, PhD, University of Kansas; Linda Chimwemwe G. Banda, MSW, University of Kansas
Location: online

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Life Course Influences on the Development of Gender Equitable Attitudes Among Men: A Scoping Review
Presenters: Erin A. Casey, PhD, University of Washington; Jill Hoxmeier, PhD, Central Washington University; Juliana Carlson, PhD, University of Kansas; Anna Ihreg, BA, University of Washington; Mindy Roman, BA, University of Washington
Location: online

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Understanding Mental Health Predictors of AA Involvement for Sexual Minoritie
Presenters: Briana McGeough, PhD, University of Kansas
Location: online

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Exploring Gender Differences in Everyday Discrimination: Item Response Theory Approach
Presenters: Euijin Jung, University of Kansas; Ashley N. Palmer, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington
Location: online

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Parents' and Professionals' Perceptions of the Court and Legal System
Presenters: Kelechi Wright, MEd, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Becci Akin, PhD, University of Kansas; Stacy Dunkerley, MSW, University of Kansas; Shelby Clark, MSW, University of Kansas; Sarah McCall, BA, University of Kansas
Location: online

Poster Presentations

(all on-demand with no specified date or time)

Strengths Model for Youth: Initial Longitudinal Analysis on Youth Outcomes
Presenters: Grube, W., Jung, E. & Mendenhall, A.N.
Location: online

Emotion-Regulation Mechanisms as Risk Factors for Depression Among Sexual Minority Women
Presenters: McGeough, B.
Location: online

Evaluating the Impact of a Parenting Program on Reunification for Young Children Affected by Parental Substance Use:  Results from a Midwestern Randomized Control Trial
Presenters: Brook, J., Liming, K., Cole, R., Coles, C. & Byers, K.
Location: online

Child Safety and Family Preservation: Investigating the Relationships between Tenure, Type of Employment, and Values Influencing Decision Making Among Child Welfare Professionals
Presenters: Clark, S., Byers, K., Akin, B.A., Dunkerley, S., Wright, K., & McCall, S.
Location: online

Geographic Barriers to Achieving Timely Permanency: A Survival Analysis
Presenters: Byers, K., & Akin, B.A.
Location: online

The Roles of Spiritually Oriented Organizations Delivering Services within the Addiction Continuum of Care
Presenters: Parker, A. & Kepple, N.
Location: online

Parent and Worker Perspectives on the Helping Relationship
Presenters: Dunkerley, S., Palmer, A., Akin, B. A., & Brook, J.
Location: online

Engaging Foster Care-Involved Parents: An Exploratory Study on Parent Engagement and Placement Stability
Presenters: Dunkerley, S. & Akin, B. A.
Location: online

Early Testing Mechanisms for Assessment of Initial Implementation Outcomes on Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach
Presenters: Banda, L., Akin, B. A., Carlson, J., Holmes, C. & Diaz, A.
Location: online

Assessing Perceptions of Collaboration Among Diverse Stakeholders in Implementation Teams: Preliminary Results from a Project-Developed Collaboration Survey
Presenters: Diaz, A., Holmes, C., Kepple, N., Carlson, J. & Akin, B. A.
Location: online

Restorative justice legislation with implications for educational settings: A landscape scan of the United States.
Presenters: Molloy, J., Ross, C., Colson, M., Riquino, M.R., Nguyen, V.L., Reese, S.E., & Trautman, A.
Location: online

Cervical Health Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Presenters: Bagwell-Gray, M.
Location: online

Navigating Two Worlds: Strengths and Challenges of Integrating Parenting and Recovery Identities
Presenters: Kepple, N., Wolf, J. Brown, S.
Location: online

Past Conferences

January 16-19, 2020 | Washington, DC

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement Leads to Decreased Pain & Negative Affect Among Chronic Pain Patients: A Session-By-Session Analysis

Presenters: Sarah Reese, Michael Riquino, Eric Garland

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

3:15 p.m.

Trans Youth Navigating Identity Disclosure in the Midwest: Contextual Factors in the Family, School & Community

Presenters: Patricia Sattler, Jacob Goffnett, Megan Paceley

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

3:45 p.m.

Toward a More Culturally Specific Understanding of Maternal Mental Health Disparities Among African American Mothers with Young Children

Presenters: Amittia Parker

Independence BR B, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020

8:00 a.m.

At the Brink of the Budget: How Latent Structure of Financial Well-Being is Perceived by Americans

Presenters: Euijin Jung, Kahee Han

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

8:00 a.m.

IPV & Help-seeking

Moderator: Meredith Bagwell-Gray

Liberty Ballroom K, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

9:45 a.m.

Exploring the Constructs Financial Capability: Item Response Theory Results

Presenters: Euijin Jung, Jihong Zhang

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

9:45 a.m.

Understanding the Interconnectedness of Health and Children's Experience in Foster Care

Presenters: Allison Dunnigan, D. Crystal Coles

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

9:45 a.m.

Shared Decision Making in Community Corrections

Presenters: Jason Matejkowski

Marquis BR Salon 14, ML 2 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

2:00 p.m.

Midwestern Trans Young People and Conceptualizations of Community and Community Climate

Presenters: Megan Paceley, PhD, Patricia Sattler, MSW, Jacob Goffnett, MSW

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

2:00 p.m.

The Complexities of Mothering: Clusters of Behavioral Health Risks Experienced by African-American Mothers

Presenters: D. Crystal Coles, Quenette Walton, Tracey Barnett, Tyreasa Washington

Independence BR H, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

3:45 p.m.

Collaboration and Racial Equity in Domestic Violence and Child Welfare: Exploring the Development & Use of a Racial Equity & Anti-White Supremacy Infused Measure of Collaboration

Presenters: Becci Akin, Ruby White Starr, Wendy Mota, Juliana Carlson

Treasury, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

9:45 a.m.

Women's Sexual Health in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence: The Intersections of Gender, Race, Class & Age

Presenters: Meredith Bagwell-Gray, Nikolaus Schuetz, Sarah Jen

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

9:45 a.m.

Using Critical Discourse Analysis in Social Work Research

Presenters: Claire Willey-Sthapit, Sarah Jen, Heather Storer, Odessa Gonzalez-Benson

Supreme Court, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

9:45 a.m.

Collaboration in a Public-Private-University Partnership for Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Services

Presenters: Ashley Palmer, Becci Akin, Stacy Dunkerley, Jody Brook

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

10:45 a.m.

Investigating the Relationship between Trauma Symptoms & Placement Instability for Children in Foster Care

Presenters: Shelby Clark, Ashley Palmer, Becci Akin, Stacy Dunkerley, Jody Brook

Marquis BR Salon 16, ML 2 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

10:45 a.m.

Centering Black Mothers: A Review of Studies Examining the Role of Supports across Contexts that Bolster Maternal Mental Health

Presenters: Amittia Parker

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

4:00 p.m.

Family Drug Court Participation & Permanency in a Rural Setting: Outcomes from a Rigorous Quasi-Experiment

Presenters: Margaret Lloyd, Jessica Becker, Jody Brook

Marquis BR Salon 12, ML 2 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

4:00 p.m.

Collaboration in a Public-Private-University Partnership for Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Services

Presenters: Ashley Palmer, Becci Akin, Stacy Dunkerley, Jody Brook

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

4:00 p.m.

Identifying Additional Treatment Targets for Alcohol Interventions for Sexual Minority Women

Presenters: Brianna McGeough

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020

8:00 a.m.

Trauma-Informed Integrated Primary Care: Rural Healthcare Innovation through Community Partnership

Presenters: Deborah Moon, Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, Becci Akin

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

8:30 a.m.

The Impact of Community Size, Community Climate & Victimization on the Health of Sexual & Gender Minority Youth

Presenters: Megan Paceley, Jessica Fish, Maggie Thomas, Jacob Goffnett

Liberty Ballroom I, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

9:45 a.m.

The Role of Family Support & Engagement: An Examination of Parent Engagement & Parent Challenges Early in Foster Care Involvement

Presenters: Stacy Dunkerley, Becci Akin, Ashley Palmer, Jody Brook

Marquis BR Salon 12, ML 2 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

9:45 a.m.

Trauma-Informed Integrated Primary Care: Rural Healthcare Innovation through Community Partnership

Presenters: Deborah Moon, Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, Becci Akin

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

9:45 a.m.

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

Presenters: Shih-Ying Cheng, Karin Wachter, Andrea Kappas, Jill Messing, Tina Jiwatram-Negron, Meredith Bagwell-Gray, Saltanat Childress

Independence BR B, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

9:45 a.m.

Emotion-Regulation Mechanisms as Risk-Factors for Depression Among Sexual Minority Women

Presenters: Briana McGeough

Independence BR H, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

10:15 a.m.

An Examination of Parent Engagement and Parent Challenges Early in Foster Care Involvement

Presenters: Stacy Dunkerley, Becci Akin, Ashley Palmer, Jody Brook

Marquis BR Salon 12, ML 2 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

11:30 a.m.

International Students' Experience & Knowledge of Sexual Assault Related Content

Presenters: Juliana Carlson; Marcy Quiason; Natabhona Mabachi; Alesha Doan

Liberty Ballroom O, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

11:30 a.m.

Using Standardized Assessments for Service Eligibility & Delivery in the Children's Behavioral Health System: Observations & Recommendations from a Midwestern State

Presenters: Amy Mendenhall, Whitney Grube, Mijin Jeong, Sharah Davis, Nancy Kepple, Becci Akin

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

11:30 a.m.

Attentional Bias for Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Cues Among Self-Injuring Young Adults

Presenters: Michael Riquino, Sarah Reese, Van Nguyen, Jen Molloy, Eric Garland

Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

 

1:00 p.m.

International Students' Experience & Knowledge of Sexual Assault Related Content

Presenters: Juliana Carlson, Marcy Quiason, Natabhona Mabachi, Alesha Doan

Liberty Ballroom O, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)

November 16 - 20, 2020 | Virtual

 

Variation in the Administration of Standardized Assessments: Implications for Social Work Education

Presenters: Whitney Grube, PhD, LMSW, University of Kansas; Sharah Davis, LMSW, University of Kansas; Amy Mendenhall, PhD, MSW, University of Kansas

 

Group Advising Model for Doctoral Mentoring: Harnessing Peer & Faculty Strengths

Presenters: Elizabeth Lightfoot, PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Juliana Carlson, University of Kansas; Annette Semanchin Jones, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Mingyang Zheng, MSW, University of Minnesota

 

Teaching Diversity in the Current Sociopolitical Climate: Oppression, Current Events & Politics

Presenters: Megan S. Paceley, PhD, MSW, University of Kansas; C. L. Dominique Courts, MA, MFT, University of Connecticut

Many Ways of Teaching: Outcomes Assessment Across 4 Advanced Clinical MSW Courses

Presenters: Jody Brook, PhD, MSW/LCSW, University of Kansas; Megan S. Paceley, PhD, MSW, University of Kansas

Identification of Strengths Among Southwestern LGBTQ+ Young Adults

Presenters: Megan E. Gandy, PhD, MSW, LCSW, West Virginia University; Megan S. Paceley, PhD, MSW, University of Kansas

 

Economic Empowerment for Korean American Women Social Work Educators

Presenters: Yeon-Shim Lee, PhD., ACSW, San Francisco State University; Eui Jin Jung, MSW, University of Kansas; Intae Yoon, PhD, MSW, North Carolina State University; Youseung Kim, MSW, PhD, Clark Atlanta University

 

An Examination of Financial Well-being Through the Lens of Gender

Presenters: Mahasweta M. Banerjee, PhD, University of Kansas; Eui Jin Jung, MSW, University of Kansas

 

Facilitating Youth-directed, Participatory Action Research in a Study of Child Welfare Services

Presenters: Shelby L. Clark, LCSW, LSCSW, University of Kansas; Sarah McCall, University of Kansas

 

Foster Care-involved Parents’ Views on Court 710b and Legal Practices

Presenters: Stacy Dunkerley, MSW, University of Kansas; Becci A. Akin, PhD, MS

 

Parent & Worker Perspectives on the Helping Relationship in Foster Care

Presenters: Stacy Dunkerley, University of Kansas; Ashley Palmer, University of Texas at Arlington