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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 2020

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Date: March 2020

 


Research Brief: Assessing the Needs & Capacity of African Refugees in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is home to approximately 25,000 resettled refugees, out of which 7% (i.e. 1,750) are refugees from Africa. As refugees begin their lives in new spaces, they face many post-resettlement challenges. The purpose of this research project was to understand the needs and capacity of African refugees in Baton Rouge to garner community based solutions centered around community priorities.
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Research Brief: Addressing Mental Well-Being among Young Bhutanese Refugee Women

Given the increasing mental health risks among Bhutanese refugee women, a year long culturally responsive leadership project was co-developed and co-implemented with young Bhutanese women to: empower young Bhutanese women as cultural leaders, help identify community assets and cultural resources that can serve as protective factors to challenge gender norms, promote mental well-being, and build community resilience among the local Bhutanese community.
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College of Social Work Well Represented at 2020 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 2019

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Date: December 2019

 


Research Office Newsletter – September 2019

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Date: September 2019

 


Research Brief: Defining Resilience in Maltreated Children

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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Research Office Newsletter – June 2019

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Date: June 2019

 


Research Brief: Working with Domestic Violence Survivors

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. (more…)


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. (more…)