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Social Work faculty and students present research at conference

Faculty and students from the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work attended the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 2018 annual conference in Washington, D.C. January 10 - 14. 

SSWR's theme this year is "Achieving Equal Opportunity, Equity and Justice."

Diane Mitschke, director of the school of social work graduate programs and associate professor at UTA presented with graduate student, Nabiha Hasan on the topic of Religion as a Source of Strength for Recently Resettled Refugees from Syria.

Social Work Assistant Professor Rachel Voth Schrag gave a presentation on her research that assessed the extent and impact of school sabotage among female community college students.

Social Work Assistant Professor Philip Baiden gave a presentation on his research findings on bullying victimization and non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents from community and inpatient mental health settings.

Social Work Assistant Professor Michael Killian gave two presentations -- one on his research findings about measurement models in social work research and the other on treatment engagement for depression among Latinos in primary care after an education intervention.

Social Work doctoral student, Marcus Crawford and Assistant Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, Holli Slater, gave a presentation on outcomes for youth aging out of foster care.

Cecilia Mengo and Youn Kyoung (Lily) Kim, who both graduated from the UTA PhD Social Work program in 2016 and are now teaching at other universities, gave a presentation on research they conducted with UTA Social Work Associate Professor, Eusebius Small, on peer affiliation, school bullying victimization and substance misuse among adolescents.

Attending, participating and representing UTA Social Work research at the conference, continues to highlight why UTA is a growing Carnegie Research-1 "highest research activity" powerhouse committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement.

The UTA School of Social Work is celebrating its 50th year as a leader in social work education, research and is helping to improve the health and human condition and finding unique and innovative ways to sustain families and improve urban and rural communities in Texas and throughout the region.

The Society for Social Work and Research was founded in 1994 as a free-standing organization dedicated to the advancement of social work research. SSWR works collaboratively with a number of other organizations that are committed to improving support for research among social workers.

News Topics: Faculty, Research