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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Social Work Students Interviewed on “All Sides with Ann Fisher” Radio Show,Talk about Point in Time Count of the Homeless

To hear their segment, click here and scroll across

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Dr. Keith Anderson’s Study on Bartenders, Veterans Hits Websites

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Anderson whose research titled, “The Healing Tonic: A Pilot Study of the Perceived Ability and Potential of Bartenders,” recently appeared in the Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health, Volume 18, Number 4. Additional authors include MSW student Lynette Fisher and former BSSW student Jeffrey Maile. Dr. Anderson’s research was also picked up by websites such as,,,,, and—just to name a few! 

Here’s a recap: 

Bartenders May Be Ideal for Helping Veterans—Even Better than Family. Recent research by Dr. Keith Anderson, of Ohio State’s College of Social Work, shows that some bartenders may be in a good position to identify veterans in need of mental health services and help connect them to the appropriate agency. While seventy-three percent of the bartenders surveyed said their role with customers was “like family,” Anderson adds that veterans may tell bartenders things they wouldn’t tell spouses or family—and in turn, bartenders may be able to say things to veterans that a spouse would be reluctant to say. About 80 percent said they’d be willing to refer veterans to services and 60 percent would be interested in additional training on how to spot physical mental health problems in their customers.  Read more at
For an interview, contact Frankie Jones-Harris at (614) 292-3540 or (614) 330-2206.