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SSWR 2024 National Conference Presenters

January 03, 2024

indoor conference room filled with attendees

University of Illinois School of Social Work Presentations:

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Navigating Pregnancy and the Healthcare System during Covid-19: A Qualitative Study with Perinatal Women of Color.  Wan-Jung Hsieh, Tuyet‐Mai Hoang, Andi Lee, Kaylee Lukacena, Karen Tabb. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 22P. 1:30- 3:00 PM

Effect of Financial Literacy on Poverty Reduction across Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.  Jamal Appiah-Kubi, Emmanuel Owusu Amoako, Solomon Achulo, Joshua Muzei, David Ansong, Moses Okumu. Marquis BR Salon 14, ML 2.

Online Dating and Mental Health Among Young Sexual Minority Black Men: Is Ethnic Identity Protective in the Face of Sexual Racism? Ryan Wade & Matthew Pear. Independence BR G, ML 4. 3:15-4:15 PM.

Improving Wellbeing and Parenting Practices Among Refugees in Uganda: Effectiveness of the Journey of Life Intervention. Lindsay Stark & Flora Cohen. Independence BR B, ML 4.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Independent and Joint Effects of Inequitable Gender Norms, and Intersecting Stigmas on Condom Practices Among Forcibly Displaced Youth in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda. Moses Okumu, Carmen Logie, David Ansong, Anissa S Chitwanga, Robert Hakiza, Peter Kyambadde. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 231P. 2:00- 3:30 PM

Challenges and Lessons Learned in the Co-Creation of a Community Survey to Assess Neighborhood Collective Efficacy. Mary Ohmer, Leah Jacobs, Daniel Abusuampeh, Cortney VanHook, Donnell Pearl, Anna Brilliant & Jason Beery. Independence BR B, ML 4.

Community Violence and Sexual Violence Victimization Among U.S. College Students: Exploring Racial/Ethnic Disparities. Soohyun Yoon, Soonok An, Yein Yoon, Y. Joon Choi, Sung Hyun Yun, Hyunkag Cho. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 224P.

Mental Bandwidth, Financial Anxiety, and Student Loan Repayment. Gaurav Sinha & Christopher Larrison. Capitol, ML 4.

A Multilevel Analysis of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, Social Support, and Connectedness Among Students in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania. Edson Chipalo, Catherine Carlson, Simon Mwima. Monument, ML 4.

Help-Seeking Behavior for Intimate Partner Violence Among Students Attending a Historically Black College and University. Helen Tadese, Soonok An, Chiquitia Welch-Brewer. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 239P.

Review of Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Programs Targeting U.S. College Students: Characteristics, Efficacy, and Diversity. Soonok An, Chiquitia Welch-Brewer, Helen Tadese. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 166P.

Union Organizing As a Mechanism to Address the Mental Health of Precarious Graduate Workers: A Critical Consciousness Autoethnography of a Black Woman Organizer. Karla Sanabria Veaz. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 124P.

A ‘girl’ or a ‘child’? Examining a Rights-Based Approach to Child Marriage through an Intersectionality/African Feminist Lens. Linda Banda & Anissa Chitwanga. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 369P.

Invited Journal Editors Workshop II: Forum on Publishing Qualitative Research. Invited Journal Editors Workshop II: Forum on Publishing Qualitative Research. Speakers/Presenters: Robert Hawkins, Lissette Piedra, Cristina Mogro-Wilson, Susan Robbins, Jennifer Zelnick, Sara Goodkind, and Mimi Kim. Marquis BR Salon 12, ML 2. 139. 3:45- 5:15 PM.

Exploring the Concerns of the Forcibly Displaced Child. Flora Cohen. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 393P.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

“I Need You to Show up for Me”: The State of Mentorship for Underrepresented Minoritized Social Work Ph.D. Students and Junior Faculty and Our Hopes for the Future. Flora Cohen, Autumn Asher BlackDeer, & Tyrone Hamler. Marquis BR Salon 8, ML 2. 203. 8:00- 9:30 AM.

Special Interest Group: Social Workers and the Use of Art in Advocacy, Healing, and Self-Expression. Conveners: Dora N. Watkins and LaShawnda Fields. Liberty Ballroom O, ML 4. 12:30- 1:30 PM.

A Scoping Review of Access to Safety Net Programs in the U.S. during COVID-19 Pandemic: Opportunities and Challenges. Jeehae Kang & Soohyun Yoon.  Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 477P.

The State of Evidence on the Impact of Economic Security Programs on Educational Outcomes. Jamal Appiah-Kubi, PhD, Solomon Achulo, Emmanuel Owusu Amoako, Moses Okumu, Isaac Koomson, David Ansong, Joshua Muzei. Liberty Ballroom O, ML 4.

Food Insecurity and Adolescent Problematic Behavior: Testing the Family Stress Model. Jun-Hong Chen, Chi-Fang Wu, Minchao Jin, Melissa Jonson-Reid, Brett Drake. Monument, ML 4.

Response of Graduate Social Work Programs to the Mass Incarceration Crisis. Naeem Shaikh, Erin Woods, Allison Carrington. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 521P.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

The Future Is Here – It Is Just Not Evenly Distributed. Lessons and Recommendations from the Social Work Health Futures Lab – a National Project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Laura Nissen, Rachael Dietkus, Jimmy Young. Capitol, ML 4. 287. 8:00- 9:30 AM.

Income and Benefit Packaging Strategies of Low-Income Working Families during the COVID-19. Soohyun Yoon, Jeehae Kang, Chi-Fang Wu. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 695P.

The Association between Profiles of Friendship Qualities, Cyber-Victimization, and Mental Health Outcomes Among Early Adolescents. Shongha Kim & Rachel Garthe. Monument, ML 4.

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Use and Its Effects on the Sexual Health of HIV-Negative Adolescent Girls and Young Women Who Engage in Transactional Sex: A Qualitative Study. Simon Mwima, Jennifer Mann Evans, Edson Chipalo, Eusebius Small, Bosco Mukubba, Agnes Nzomene Kahouo Foda, Rachel Abunyo. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 563P.

Associations between Cyber-Victimization from Various Perpetrators, Depressive Symptoms, and Social Stress Among Early Adolescents. Shongha Kim & Rachel Garthe.  Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 670P.

Connecting to Community: Violence Prevention Barriers, Geography, and Preventionist Perceptions of Community Leadership and Opportunities. Aggie Rieger, Jeanna Campbell, Rachel Garthe. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 282P.

Pathways to Resiliency and Empowerment: A Novel Approach to Understanding Adolescents Living with HIV.  Eusebius Small, Bonita Sharma, Betty Tonui, Simon Mwima, Moses Okumu. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 600P.

Parent Perspectives about the Impact of Contemporary Events on Youth: Themes across Racial/Ethnic Groups with Implications for Schools.  Jeanna Campbell, Heather Jones, Kevin Tan. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 620P.

The Implications of Household Economic Insecurity on Healthcare Spending. Solomon Achulo,  Emmanuel Amoako,  Moses Okumu,  Isaac Koomson,  David Ansong, Joshua Muzei. Liberty Ballroom J, ML 4.

An Examination of Recidivism Outcomes for Individuals in a Novel Prosecutor-Led Gun Diversion Program. Matthew Epperson, Rachel Garthe, Hannah Lee. Liberty Ballroom J, ML 4.

Examining Annual Changes in the Relationship between Child Poverty Rates and Child Maltreatment Report Rates across Illinois Zip Codes, 2011-2018. Hyunil Kim & Yun Young Kim. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 628P.

Urban/Rural Differences in the County-Level Relationship between Foreign-Born Residents and Child Maltreatment Report Rates, United States, 2009-2018. Hyun Jung Kim & Hyunil Kim. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 638P.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Community-Based and Participatory Approaches with Refugees with Disabilities: A Scoping Review. Mustafa Rfat, Yibin Yang, Yingying Zeng, Flora Cohen. Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. 584P.

The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests. From workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Over 500 symposia, workshop, roundtable, paper and poster presentations. Research methods workshops are designed to enhance methods expertise and grant-writing skills and special sessions on research priorities and capacity building that target cutting-edge topics vital to contemporary social work research.

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