By Valerie Fields Hill
School of Social Work
Dr. Danielle Harrell, Assistant Professor
Nearly 30 UTA professors presented ground-breaking research on social, cultural, educational, and racial issues in the United States and internationally at a leading industry conference in January.
UTA Social Work professors were among the top researchers who released such studies at the Society for Social Work and Research’s 27th Annual Conference. The event was held Jan. 11-15 at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz.
The Society for Social Work and Research is a 29-year-old membership organization for Social Workers, social welfare professionals, and Social Work students, faculty, and researchers.
It convenes annually to review and share research on pressing social issues around the globe. This year’s conference focused on “Social Work Science and Complex Problems: Battling Inequities and Building Solutions.”
Among researchers’ presentations were:
- INCOME DIFFERENCES AND COVID-19: IMPACT ON DAILY LIFE AND MENTAL HEALTH, Dr. Katherine Sanchez, associate professor, presenter
- IN SEARCH OF A NEW LIFE:RESETTLEMENT CHALLENGES OF MENA IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEES IN THE US DURING COVID-19, Dr. Saltanat Childress, assistant professor, presenter
- THE IMPACT OF MEDICAID HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED WAIVERS ON STATE VOLUNTARY FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT RATES, Dr. Genevieve Graaf, assistant professor, presenter
- U.S. MILITARY POLICIES RELATED TO DOMESTIC ABUSE: AN INTERSECTIONALITY-BASED POLICY ANALYSIS, Christine Highfill, doctoral candidate, presenter
- PROMOTING PROTECTIVE SCHOOL POLICY TO REDUCE VIOLENCE, Dr. Poco Kernsmith, Professor, organizer
- SOCIOEMOTIONAL LOSS DURING COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURES: IMPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL-BASED MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS, Dr. Danielle Harrell (formerly Danielle Eugene), assistant professor, presenter