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2019 BSSW Honors Students’ Culminating Research

In the College of Social Work Honors Program, outstanding undergraduate students challenge themselves by conducting an independent research project. Congratulations to the 2019 BSSW Honors students and their great accomplishments in research.


Mara L. Snydor

Feed Me, House Me: Undergraduate College Students’ Perspectives on Food and Housing Insecurity

The overall objective of this research was to understand food insecurity and housing vulnerability of undergraduate college students.

Charielle McDade

Supporting Survivors: Exploring Experiences of Service Providers Working on Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts in Central, Ohio

The research study aims to explore the experiences of service providers working on anti-human trafficking efforts in Central, Ohio.

Natalie Gillespie

Stress Reduction Through Dance for Older Adults

The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which movement-dance classes influence the mood and level of stress of adults aged 60 and older.

Emily Daugherty

Responding to Children’s Trauma: What Schools are Doing

The current study aims to fill a gap in the literature of the common types of trauma informed practices utilized in schools and how often they are implemented.

Mara Law

Systematic Review of Mental Health Court Efficacy in Reducing Recidivism and Improving Treatment Outcomes

This systematic literature review evaluates the effect mental health courts have on criminal recidivism and treatment outcomes of persons with mental illness who participate in them and discusses the characteristics of mental health courts which have the greatest effect.   

Jordan Whealdon

Internalized Stigma and Role Model Status

The purpose of this project is to investigate the impact that internalized stigma has on peer interactions within corrections-based therapeutic communities.