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Faculty Scholarship

GSSW Scholarship Project


Jenson, J.M., Alter, C.F., Nicotera, N., Anthony, E.K., & Forrest-Bank, S.S. (2013). Risk, resilience, and positive youth development: Developing effective community programs for high-risk youth. Lessons from the Denver Bridge Project. New York: Oxford University Press.


Lee, S. J., Altschul, I., & Gershoff, E. T. (2013, January 21). Does warmth moderate longitudinal associations between maternal spanking and child aggression in early childhood?. Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0031630

Bender, K. (2012). The mediating effect of school engagement in the relationship between child maltreatment and delinquency. Children and Schools, 34, 37-48.

Ferguson, K.M., Bender, K., Thompson, S.J., Pollio, D., & Maccio, E.M. (2012). Employment status and income-generating among homeless emerging adults: Results from a five-city, mixed methods study. Youth & Society, 44, 385-407 .

Ferguson, K.M., Bender, K., Thompson, S.J., Xie, B., & Pollio, D. (2012). General strain predictors of arrest history in youths from four U.S. cities. Journal of Juvenile Justice, 1, 1-19.

Bender, K., Thompson, S.J., Ferguson, K.M., Komlo, C., Taylor, C., & Yoder, J. (2012). Substance use and victimization: Street-involved youth’ perspectives and service implications. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 2392-2399.

Brisson, D. (2012). Social cohesion and food security: A longitudinal study of hunger incidence. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Brisson, D. & Roll, S. (2012). The effect of neighborhood on crime and safety: A review of the evidence. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work. 9(4). 333-50. DOI:10.1080/15433714.2010.525407

Bussey, M., & Lucero, N. M. (2013). Re-examining child welfare’s response to ICWA: Collaborating with community-based agencies to reduce disparities for American Indian/Alaska Native children. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 394-401.

Roll, S. & East, J. (2012). Childcare as a work support: A socialist feminist policy analysis. Afflia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27(4), 358-370. DOI: 10.1177/0886109912464473

Kayser, J. (2012). Commentary on Mupedziswa and Ntseane’s “Human security in the SADC region: Learning from Botswana’s social protection initiatives.” Regional Development Dialogue, 33(2), 71-74.

Abukari, Z. & Laser, J. (2012). Gender differences in academic outcomes among Ghanaian youth. Youth and Society.

Parker, L. & Laser, J. (2012). Increasing social justice awareness through international education: Two models.  Reflections, 18, 1, 53-63.

Williams, J. H., & Jones, J. F. (Guest Editors) (2012). Human security, conflict resolution, capacity building and sustainable livelihoods in Africa. Regional Development Dialogue.


Anyon, Y., & Stone, S. (October, 2012). Racial group differences in utilization of school-based health centers: An exploration of the role of referral routines. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.

Beltran, R., Olsen, P., Ramey, A., & Tiffany, K. (2012, September).  Digital embroidery: Stitching stories of educational empowerment with Indigenous youth. International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD), 5th Biennial Conference. Brisbane, Australia.

Walters, K., Schultz, K., Beltran, R., Hearod, K., Hearod, C. (Stroud, S., Stroud, K., Johnson-Jennings, M. (2012, September).  Yappalli – Walking the Choctaw road to health. International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD), 5th Biennial Conference. Brisbane, Australia.

Hasche, L., Wilson, N., & Dessem, N. (2012).  Predictive validity of an online assessment to measure agency readiness to implement Healthy IDEAS. Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Williams, J. H., (August, 2012). Social work, social development, and empowerment within the One Health Paradigm. International Disaster and Risk Conference, IDRC Davos 2012: Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World – Pathways to a Resilient Society. Global Risk Forum, Davos, Switzerland.

Williams, J. H., (August, 2012). Capacity Building for Social-Ecological Resilience Panel (Chair and Presenter). International Disaster and Risk Conference, IDRC Davos 2012: Global Risk Forum, Davos, Switzerland.

Williams, J. H., (August, 2012). Open Forum on Risk and Society Panel (Chair and Presenter). International Disaster and Risk Conference, IDRC Davos 2012: Global Risk Forum, Davos, Switzerland.

The following papers, workshops and posters were presented in November 2012 at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting in Washington, D.C.:

McDonald, S. E., & Ascione, F. Animal abuse and family violence: Implications for social work education.

McDonald, S. E., Garrido, E., Ascione, F., & Taussig, H. Perpetration of animal abuse by children in out-of home care.

East, J., Benson, K., & Bussey, M. The implicit curriculum: Conceptualizing and measuring a sense of community. Workshop.

Kayser, J., Bowers, J., Bussey, M., & Jiang, H.Increasing information competencies through online course tutorials, class exercises, and course assignments. Poster session.

Sienkiewicz, M., Bensen, K., Johnson, K., & Yuskis, K. Field placement disruption: Avoid it or exploit it?

Yuskis, K., Sienkiewicz, M., & Johnson, K. Off-site MSW supervision: Out of site but not out of mind.

Williams, J. H., Korr, W., Uehara, E., Lein, L., & Godenzi, A. "Behavioral and health equity: Workforce development initiatives to address future gaps."

Dettlaff, A., & Williams, J. H. Educational policy 2015: Where we’ve been, where we’re going.

The following papers were presented in January 2013 at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research in San Diego, Calif.:

Altschul, I., Lee, S., & Gershoff, L. It turns out that you do catch more flies with honey than vinegar: The associations of maternal warmth and physical punishment with children's positive and aggressive behaviors.

Anyon, Y., & Stone, S. Individual and institutional correlates of health and social service use in schools.

McDonald, S. E., & Ascione, F. Incarcerated men's reports of animal abuse in the context of intimate partner violence: The influence of antisocial personality disorder and childhood animal cruelty.

McDonald, S. E., Garrido, E., Ascione, F., & Taussig, H. Perpetration of animal abuse by maltreated youth in out-of-home care: Mental health and behavioral correlates.

Bender, K., Ferguson, K., Thompson, S.J., & Langenderfer, L. Street victimization and mental health consequences among homeless youth: A latent class analysis.

Bender, K., Thompson, S., Ferguson, K., & Kern, L. Danger on the streets: Risk detection and self- protection among homeless youth.

Yoder, J., Bender, K., Haffejee, B., Ferguson, K. & Thompson, S. Explaining homeless youths' criminal justice interactions: Childhood trauma or surviving the streets.

Hasche, L., & Lavery-Benson, A. Structure and feasibility of care management across aging services.

Testa, M., Fraser, M.W., Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Jenson, J.M. Building research capacity in social work: The role of randomized controlled trials in program and policy innovation.

Nicotera, N. Qualitative strategies for accessing children’s measures of neighborhood quality. Presented in roundtable with Coulton, C., Foster, K., Hipp, A., Nicotera, N., & Teitler, J. Neighborhood metrics and measures: Alternative specifications and tools.

Fisher, C. M., Craig, S. L., Elze, D., Asakura, K., & Walls, N. E. Advancing research with sexual minority youth: Building a social work research agenda. Roundtable.