Publications and creative works by faculty in the Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, are collected here.

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Submissions from 2019

“My Body is Strong and Amazing”: Embodied Experiences of Pregnancy and Birth among Young Women in Foster Care, Elizabeth M. Aparicio, Svetlana Shpiegel, Claudette Grinnell-Davis, and Bryn King (2019)

Communitarianism and Youth Empowerment: Motivation for Participation in a Community-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Autumn M. Bermea, David T. Lardier, Bradley Forenza, Pauline Garcia-Reid, and Robert Reid (2019)

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Collaborative Alliance of Parent and Child Welfare Caseworker, Tyrone C. Cheng and Cecilia C. Lo (2019)

Adult Immigrants’ Utilization of Physician Visits, Dentist Visits, and Prescription Medication, Tyrone Cheng and Yuqi Guo (2019)

Health of Women Surviving Intimate Partner Violence: Impact of Injury and Fear, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2019)

What the Group Threat Hypothesis Notes about States’ Medicaid Spending, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2019)

Working Alliances Promote Desirable Outcomes: A Study of Case Management in the State of Alabama in the USA, Tyrone Cheng, Celia C. Lo, and Bethany G. Womack (2019)

Exploring Community Stress and Empowerment Among Stakeholders and Youth in an Urban Community, Bradley Forenza, David T. Lardier, Robert Reid, Pauline Garcia-Reid, and Autumn Bermea (2019)

Measuring the Impact of Public Perceptions on Child Welfare Workers, Catherine K. Lawrence, Wendy Zeitlin, Charles Auerbach, Sreyashi Chakravarty, and Shauna Rienks (2019)

Basic Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Using R, Wendy Zeitlin and Charles Auerbach (2019)

Direct Practice Contact: Predicting Frontline Child Welfare Workers' Time With Clients, Wendy Zeitlin, Sreyashi Chakravarty, Catherine Lawrence, and Angela DeCristofano (2019)

Submissions from 2018

Resiliency and Adolescent Motherhood in the Context of Residential Foster Care, Autumn M. Bermea, Bradley Forenza, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Michelle L. Toews (2018)

A Longitudinal Analysis of Factors Associated with Therapeutic Alliances, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2018)

Client Improvement and Working Alliance: Case-Manager Factors, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2018)

Do Social Work Education, Job Description, and Cultural Competence Foster Child-Welfare Caseworkers' Therapeutic Alliances?, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2018)

Explaining Restrictive TANF Policies: Group Threat Hypothesis and State Economy Conditions, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2018)

Racial Disparities in the Proportion of Needed Services Maltreated Children Received, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2018)

Awareness, Analysis, Engagement: Critical Consciousness through Foster Youth Advisory Board Participation, Bradley Forenza (2018)

Ideals and Reality: Perceptions of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships Among Foster Youth, Bradley Forenza, Autumn Bermea, and Briana Rogers (2018)

Social Worker Identity: A Profession in Context, Bradley Forenza and Caitlin Eckert (2018)

Solidarity and Connection: Manifestations of Social Capital Among Consumers of Supportive Housing, Bradley Forenza, Liam Reilly, and Carrie Bergeson (2018)

Data Spanning Three Decades Illustrate Racial Disparities in Likelihood of Obesity, Celia C. Lo, William Ash-Houchen, Heather M. Gerling, and Tyrone Cheng (2018)

Social Status, Discrimination, and Minority Individuals’ Mental Health: A Secondary Analysis of US National Surveys, Celia C. Lo and Tyrone Cheng (2018)

Rural-to-Urban Migration, Strain, and Juvenile Delinquency: A Study of Eighth-Grade Students in Guangzhou, China, Celia C. Lo, Tyrone Cheng, Maggie Bohm, and Hua Zhong (2018)

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cigarette Use: The Roles of Mental Illness and Health-Care Access/Utilization, Celia C. Lo, Fan Yang, William Ash-Houchen, and Tyrone Cheng (2018)

The Impact of Early Childbirth on Socioeconomic Outcomes and Risk Indicators of Females Transitioning Out of Foster Care, Svetlana Shpiegel and Michele Cascardi (2018)

Teaching Note—Innovations in Teaching Research: Learning by Doing, Wendy Zeitlin (2018)

Submissions from 2017

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The first-year university experience for sexual minority students: A grounded theory exploration, Edward Alessi, Beth Sapiro, Sarilee Kahn, and Shelley L. Craig (2017)

Adolescent Delinquency in Child Welfare System: A Multiple Disadvantage Model, Tyrone Cheng and Qingyi Li (2017)

Social Risk and Protective Factors in Adolescents' Reduction and Cessation of Alcohol Use, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2017)

Racial Disparities in Welfare Dependence and Financial Independencelinks to Human Capital, Local Economy, and State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Policies, Tyrone Cheng, Celia Lo, and Joe Weber (2017)

Exploring the Affirmative Role of Gay Icons in Coming Out., Bradley Forenza (2017)

Sustained Community Theater Participation as Civil Society Involvement, Bradley Forenza (2017)

An Exploratory Analysis of Unhealthy and Abusive Relationships for Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses Living in Supportive Housing, Bradley Forenza and Autumn M. Bermea (2017)

Sense of Community Through Supportive Housing Among Formerly Homeless Individuals With Serious Mental Illness, Bradley Forenza and David T. Lardier (2017)

Dream Big: Exploring Empowering Processes of DREAM Act Advocacy in a Focal State, Bradley Forenza and Carolina Mendonca (2017)

What Facilitates and Supports Political Activism By, and for, Undocumented Students?, Bradley Forenza, Briana Rogers, and David T. Lardier (2017)

A Comparative Study of Mental Health Care Utilization between Foreign-Born Adults and U.S.-Born Adults, Yuqi Guo and Tyrone Cheng (2017)

New Evidence in Physical Violent Behaviors Among School-Aged Children: A Multiple Disadvantages Model, Qingyi Li and Tyrone Cheng (2017)

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Emotional Health: A Longitudinal Study of Immigrants’ Adolescent Children, Celia C. Lo, Laura M. Hopson, Gaynell M. Simpson, and Tyrone Cheng (2017)

Skin Deep: Enhanced Variable May Help Explain Racial Disparities in Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes, Celia C. Lo, Joanna Lara, and Tyrone Cheng (2017)

Does It Help, Hurt, Or Something Else? the Effect of a Something Else Response Alternative on Children's Performance on Forced-Choice Questions, Kamala London, Ashley K. Hall, and Nicole Lytle (2017)

A Social Ecology Analysis of Childbirth among Females Emancipating from Foster Care, Svetlana Shpiegel, Michele Cascardi, and Michael Dineen (2017)

Smoking Behaviors among Adolescents in Foster Care: A Gender-Based Analysis, Svetlana Shpiegel, Steve Sussman, Scott E. Sherman, and Omar El Shahawy (2017)

Factors Related to Not Following Up: With Recommended Testing in the Diagnosis of Newborn Hearing Loss, Wendy Zeitlin, Charles Auerbach, Susan E. Mason, Lynn G. Spivak, and Bena Reiter (2017)

Submissions from 2016

Societal Factors Impacting Child Welfare: Re-Validating the Perceptions of Child Welfare Scale, Charles Auerbach, Wendy Zeitlin, Astraea Augsberger, Catherine K. Lawrence, and Nancy Claiborne (2016)

Does Collaborative Engagement Affect the Health of Young Children in Child Welfare System?, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2016)

Linking Worker-Parent Working Alliance to Parent Progress in Child Welfare: A Longitudinal Analysis, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2016)

Racial Disparities in Children’s Health: A Longitudinal Analysis of Mothers Based on the Multiple Disadvantage Model, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2016)

Racial Disparities in Intimate Partner Violence Examined Through the Multiple Disadvantage Model, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2016)

SNAP Out of It: A Study of Low-Income Families’ Underutilization of Food Stamps, Tyrone Cheng and Ning Tang (2016)

Opportunity Role Structure, Social Support, and Leadership: Processes of Foster Youth Advisory Board Participation, Bradley Forenza (2016)

Psychological Empowerment and the Pursuit of Social Change: Outcomes of Foster Youth Engagement, Bradley Forenza (2016)

Exploring Service Provider Perceptions of Treatment Barriers Facing Black, Non-Gay-Identified MSMW, Bradley Forenza and Ellen Benoit (2016)

A Critical Analysis of Foster Youth Advisory Boards in the United States, Bradley Forenza and Robin G. Happonen (2016)

Finish What You Start: A Study of Design Team Change Initiatives' Impact on Agency Climate, Catherine Lawrence, Nancy Claiborne, Wendy Zeitlin, and Charles Auerbach (2016)

Marital Status and Work-Related Health Limitation: A Longitudinal Study of Young Adult and Middle-Aged Americans, Celia C. Lo, Tyrone Cheng, and Gaynell M. Simpson (2016)

Racial Attitudes Characterizing Social Work Students at a Southern University, Celia C. Lo, Tyrone Cheng, and Gabrielle P.A. Smith (2016)

Resilience Among Older Adolescents in Foster Care: The Impact of Risk and Protective Factors, Svetlana Shpiegel (2016)

Relationships Between Delinquency and Substance Use Among Adolescents Emancipating from Foster Care, Svetlana Shpiegel, Jamey J. Lister, and Richard Isralowitz (2016)

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Relationships Between Delinquency and Substance Use Among Adolescents Emancipating from Foster Care, Svetlana Shpiegel, Jamey J. Lister, and Richard Isralowitz (2016)

Functional Outcomes Among Sexual Minority Youth Emancipating from the Child Welfare System, Svetlana Shpiegel and Cassandra Simmel (2016)

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Technology and Opportunity: People with Serious Mental Illness and Social Connection, Lisa Townsend, Allison Zippay, Kyle Caler, and Bradley Forenza (2016)

Assessing the Utility of a Toolkit for Modifying Evidence-Based Practice to Increase Cultural Competence: A Comparative Case Study, Wendy Zeitlin, Deborah Altschul, and Judith Samuels (2016)

Validating the Psychological Climate Scale in Voluntary Child Welfare, Wendy Zeitlin, Nancy Claiborne, Catherine K. Lawrence, and Charles Auerbach (2016)

Submissions from 2015

Making Your Case : Using R for Program Evaluation, Charles Auerbach and Wendy Zeitlin (2015)

Societal Factors Impacting Child Welfare: Validating the Perceptions of Child Welfare Scale, Charles Auerbach, Wendy Zeitlin, Astraea Augsberger, Brenda G. McGowan, Nancy Claiborne, and Catherine K. Lawrence (2015)

Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? A Conceptual Framework for Child Advocacy, Michele Cascardi, Cathy Brown, Svetlana Shpiegel, and Ariel Alvarez (2015)

A Longitudinal Causal Analysis of Impact Made by Collaborative Engagement and Service Receipt on Likelihood of Substantiated Re-Report, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2015)

Change in Adolescents' Alcohol-Use Patterns, from Non-Drinking to Non-Heavy Drinking or Heavy Drinking, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2015)

Racial Disparities in Intimate Partner Violence and in Seeking Help with Mental Health, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2015)

Climate Factors Related to Intention to Leave in Administrators and Clinical Professionals, Nancy Claiborne, Charles Auerbach, Wendy Zeitlin, and Catherine K. Lawrence (2015)

Organizational Climate Factors of Successful and Not Successful Implementations of Workforce Innovations in Voluntary Child Welfare Agencies, Nancy Claiborne, Charles Auerbach, Wendy Zeitlin, and Catherine K. Lawrence (2015)

What Ignites and Sustains Activism: Exploring Participatory Competence, Bradley Forenza and Andrew J. Germak (2015)

Climate Change in Private Child Welfare Organizations, Catherine K. Lawrence, Wendy Zeitlin, Charles Auerbach, and Nancy Claiborne (2015)

Race, Employment Disadvantages, and Heavy Drinking: A Multilevel Model, Celia C. Lo and Tyrone Cheng (2015)

Depression and Substance Use: A Temporal-Ordered Model, Celia C. Lo, Tyrone Cheng, and Iván A. De La Rosa (2015)

Racial Disparities in Age At Time of Homicide Victimization: A Test of the Multiple Disadvantage Model, Celia C. Lo, Rebecca J. Howell, and Tyrone Cheng (2015)

Community’s Role and School’s Role in Protecting against Student Substance Use: A Spatial Analysis, Celia C. Lo, Joe Weber, and Tyrone Cheng (2015)

Young Children's Ability to Use Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Symbols to Show Placements of Body Touches and Hidden Objects, Nicole Lytle, Kamala London, and Maggie Bruck (2015)

Validation of the T-SAT-R-2A Reaction to Training Scale for Use in Child Welfare and Human Service Trainings, Susan E. Mason, Charles Auerbach, Wendy Zeitlin, and Heidi Heft LaPorte (2015)

Adolescent Parents in the First Wave of the National Youth in Transition Database, Svetlana Shpiegel and Michele Cascardi (2015)

Functioning Patterns Among Older Adolescents in Foster Care: Results from a Cluster Analysis, Svetlana Shpiegel and Kerrie Ocasio (2015)

Submissions from 2014

Predicting Turnover: Validating the Intent to Leave Child Welfare Scale, Charles Auerbach, Wendy Zeitlin, Catherine K. Lawrence, Nancy Claiborne, and Brenda G. McGowan (2014)

An Analysis of Welfare Participation: Rational-Choice Perspective and Group-Threat Hypothesis, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2014)

Domestic Violence and Treatment Seeking: A Longitudinal Study of Low-Income Women and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Care, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2014)

The Impact of Structured Training on Knowledge and Perceived Job Performance of Child Support Professionals, Chien Chung Huang, Chieh Wen Liu, Bradley Forenza, Andrew J. Germak, Mia Sena, and Katie Findley (2014)

Race, Unemployment Rate, and Chronic Mental Illness: A 15-Year Trend Analysis, Celia C. Lo and Tyrone Cheng (2014)

Access To and Utilization of Health Services as Pathway to Racial Disparities in Serious Mental Illness, Celia C. Lo, Tyrone Cheng, and Rebecca J. Howell (2014)

Problem Drinking's Associations With Social Structure and Mental Health Care: Race/Ethnicity Differences, Celia C. Lo, Tyrone Cheng, and Rebecca J. Howell (2014)

The Role of Immigration Status in Heavy Drinking Among Asian Americans, Celia C. Lo, Tyrone Cheng, and Rebecca J. Howell (2014)

Assessing the Implicit Curriculum in Social Work Education: Heterogeneity of Students’ Experiences and Impact on Professional Empowerment, N. Andrew Peterson, Antoinette Y. Farmer, Louis Donnelly, and Bradley Forenza (2014)

Exploring Physical Health of African Americans: A Social Determinant Model, Michael A. Robinson and Tyrone Cheng (2014)

Factors Impacting Perceptions of Organizational Cultural Competence in Voluntary Child Welfare, Wendy Zeitlin (2014)

Validating a Measure of Organizational Cultural Competence in Voluntary Child Welfare, Wendy Zeitlin (2014)

A Mixed-Methods Study of the Impact of Organizational Culture on Workforce Retention in Child Welfare, Wendy Zeitlin, Astraea Augsberger, Charles Auerbach, and Brenda McGowan (2014)

Submissions from 2013

SSD for R: A Comprehensive Statistical Package to Analyze Single-System Data, Charles Auerbach and Wendy Zeitlin (2013)

Intimate Partner Violence and Welfare Participation: A Longitudinal Causal Analysis, Tyrone Cheng (2013)

Racial Disparity in Risk Factors for Substantiation of Child Maltreatment, Tyrone Cheng and Celia C. Lo (2013)

Factors Leading African Americans and Black Caribbeans to Use Social Work Services for Treating Mental and Substance Use Disorders, Tyrone Cheng and Michael A. Robinson (2013)