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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 – June 2020

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Date: June 2020

 


Research Brief: Safe Routes to Age in Place

The number of older adults is steadily increasing in the US and across the globe. Aging is linked to an increased risk of disability. Disabilities that limit one or more major life activities such as seeing, hearing, walking, and motor skills impact a person’s ability to drive a car. While communities are challenged to create affordable and accessible mobility options, there are widely held, inaccurate biases around older adults’ abilities to contribute to the development and improvement of alternative transportation options.
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Research Brief: Safer Society for Children

In the first half of 2017 alone, 1,764 cases of child sexual abuse (CSA) were reported in Pakistan. While reported cases of CSA have risen, efforts to combat this issue have either been narrow in outlook, or extremely small in scale. Safer Society for Children (SSC) was started by the Information Technology University of Punjab (ITU) to address the issue of CSA through targeted workshops for elementary school-age children, parents, teachers, police, and healthcare professionals. (more…)


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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