Author Archives: Kayla Luttrell

One out of eight children will experience child maltreatment by the age of 18. Children who experience maltreatment are at heightened risk for many negative developmental outcomes, yet some children overcome the odds and continue to grow and succeed—a phenomenon often described as resilience. There remains a lack of consensus and consistency around the definition of resilience, the characteristics and features of resilience, and factors that may promote or inhibit resilience development.
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The current opioid epidemic has created special challenges for how Ohio’s agencies serving domestic violence (DV) survivors in a residential setting address the needs of survivors with and without opioid addiction. Ohio’s agencies serving DV survivors in a residential setting currently lack state-wide guidance on better addressing the needs of survivors who struggle with opioid addiction while also providing a safe and healing environment. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

1 in 8 children are estimated to experience child maltreatment before age 18. Substance abuse—and in particular alcohol abuse—is a likely cause of child maltreatment; interventions to reduce alcohol abuse at the community level might also prevent child maltreatment. Called environmental interventions, intervention activities are designed to reduce supply of alcohol.This study examines whether a program aimed to reduce alcohol use and alcohol availability in neighborhoods—the Sacramento Neighborhood Alcohol Prevention Project (SNAPP) Continue reading

Food for a Long Life had a successful Year 2. Check out their achievements by clicking here. Food for a Long Life promotes healthy food knowledge, access, and consumption among preschoolers and their families in food deserts in Columbus, OH and Lynchburg, VA. More information can be found on their website at u.osu.edu/foodforlife/home.

 

The College of Social Work has partnered with Ohio State’s Colleges of Nursing and Veterinary Medicine to provide care to homebound adults and their pets. The POP (Pet Owner and Pet) Care pilot program is funded through a Hillman Foundation Emergent Innovations grant. It joins the knowledge and service of three academic colleges to transition a pattern of reactive sick care into proactive, holistic well care for homebound adults with multiple chronic conditions. Click here to read complete press release.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is evaluating Stop to Live, a developmentally appropriate prescription drug use and misuse curriculum designed specifically for students with special needs to learn not to share their prescription medications or use medications prescribed to someone else. Click here to view a PDF with full details.

 

The goal of this intervention is to reduce the number of fatal opioid overdoses within six rural Appalachian counties in southern Ohio: Athens, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Meigs, and Vinton counties. These counties have been disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis and have more than 19.9% of persons living in poverty. This intervention is designed to further develop an evidence-base of strategies that will reduce and prevent opioid overdose deaths. The goal is that this work can be replicated in additional counties with the same benefit. Continue reading