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Our faculty and students are engaged in important research seeking to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Each year, faculty and students make important contributions to the field which result in them participating in a wide-range of research projects, publishing peer-reviewed articles, and presenting important findings at conferences.


Research Office Newsletter – March 2019

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Date: March 2019

 


Research Brief: Assessing Changes in Child Maltreatment due to SNAPP

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) (more…)


Research Brief: Food for a Long Life, Year 2 Achievements

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.

 


New First-of-Its-Kind Pilot Program Targets Well Care for Homebound Adults and Their Pets

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 and Read complete press release
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Research Brief: Evaluating Stop to Live

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.

 


Research Brief: Empowering Communities to Reduce Fatal Opioid Overdoses in Rural Ohio

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. (more…)


College of Social Work Well Represented at 2019 SSWR Conference

Congratulations to College of Social Work faculty, staff and students who will be presenting at this year’s SSWR conference. Check out who’s presenting and what topics will be covered here.


Research Office Newsletter – December 2018

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Date: December 2018

 


Research Brief: Career Implications of Doctoral Social Work Student Debt Load

Although research has been conducted in other professional disciplines, social work has yet to explore how doctoral student debt load influences career development. This exploratory mixed methods study surveyed 281 social work doctoral students and recent graduates, 75 BSW and MSW program leaders, and 24 doctoral program leaders about student debt load, career choices, financial anxiety, and programmatic responses. The companion paper—“Career Implications of Doctoral Social Work Student Debt Load”— was chosen as the JSWE Best Empirical Article (more…)


Research Office Newsletter – September 2018

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Date: September 2018