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 2022

SSD for R : An R package for Analyzing Single-Subject Data, Charles Auerbach and Wendy Zeitlin (2022)

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Intersectional anti racist advocacy practice in healthcare organizations, Kimberly Hudson, Sara Matsuzaka, and Gita Mehrota (2022)

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Online victimization, womanism, and body esteem among young Black women.: A structural equation modeling approach, Sara Matsuzaka, Lanice R. Avery, and Alexis G. Stanton (2022)

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Gendered racial microaggressions scale: Measurement invariance across sexual orientation, Sara Matsuzaka, Laura Jamison, Lanice R. Avery, Karen M. Schmidt, Alexis G. Stanton, and Katrina Debnam (2022)

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Black women’s experiences of gendered racial sexual objectification, body image, and depressive symptoms, Alexis G. Stanton, Lanice R. Avery, Sara Matsuzaka, and Sarah Espinel (2022)

Submissions from 2021

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Operationalizing intersectionality in social work research: Approaches and limitations, Sara Matsuzaka, Kimberly Hudson, and Abigail Ross (2021)

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Anti-racism and substance use treatment: Addiction doesn’t discriminate, but, do we?, Sara Matsuzaka and Megg Knapp (2021)

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“Render a service worthy of me”: A qualitative study of factors influencing access to LGBTQ-specific health services, Sara Matsuzaka, Meghan Romanelli, and Kimberly Hudson (2021)

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Resilient outcomes among youth aging-out of foster care: Findings from the National Youth in Transition Database., Svetlana Shpiegel, Cassandra Simmel, Beth Sapiro, and Silvia Ramirez Quiroz (2021)

Submissions from 2020

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Assessing Trustworthiness: Marginalized Youth and the Central Relational Paradox in Treatment., Beth Sapiro (2020)

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Staying Close to Home: The Significance of Relationships for Immigrant-Origin Local College Students., Beth Sapiro and Ja'Dell Davis (2020)

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Both Insider and Outsider: On Conducting Social Work Research in Mental Health Settings, Beth Sapiro and Elizabeth B. Matthews (2020)

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Marginalized Youth, Mental Health, and Connection with Others: A Review of the Literature, Beth Sapiro and Alison Ward (2020)

Submissions from 2019

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“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)

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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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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)

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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)

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

Submissions from 2018

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War violence exposure, reintegration experiences and intimate partner violence among a sample of war-affected females in Sierra Leone, Binta Alleyne, Alex Kulick, Sara Matsuzaka, and Theresa Betancourt (2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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Ambiguous agency as a diagnostic of power: Efforts of child welfare providers to promote responsible agency among youth involved in sex trades., Laura Johnson, Beth Sapiro, Catherine Buttner, and Judy L. Postmus (2018)

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people: A qualitative study., Sara Matsuzaka (2018)

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Trans feminine sexual violence experiences: The intersection of transphobia and misogyny., Sara Matsuzaka and David E. Koch (2018)

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

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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)

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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Emancipated foster youth and intimate partner violence: An exploration of risk and protective factors., Colleen Cary Katz, Mark E. Courtney, and Beth Sapiro (2017)

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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)

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Transgressing gender norms in addiction treatment: Transgender rights to access within gender segregated facilities., Sara Matsuzaka (2017)

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

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

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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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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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)

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Services for youth involved in domestic minor sex trafficking: Divergent perspectives on youth agency., Beth Sapiro, Laura Johnson, Judy L. Postmus, and Cassandra Simmel (2016)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

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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)

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

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

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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

SSD for R : An R Package for Analyzing Single-Subject Data, Charles Auerbach and Wendy Zeitlin (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)

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)

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)

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)

Organizational Change: The Role of Climate and Job Satisfaction in Child Welfare Workers' Perception of Readiness for Change, Nancy Claiborne, Charles Auerbach, Catherine Lawrence, and Wendy Zeitlin (2013)

The Role of Mental Illness in Alcohol Abuse and Prescription Drug Misuse: Gender-Specific Analysis of College Students, Celia C. Lo, Allison N. Monge, Rebecca J. Howell, and Tyrone Cheng (2013)

Emotional Maltreatment Reports in Children: The Influence of State Statutes and Co-Occurring Maltreatment, Svetlana Shpiegel, Cassandra Simmel, and Chien Chung Huang (2013)

Describing the Context and Nature of Emotional Maltreatment Reports in Children, Cassandra Simmel and Svetlana Shpiegel (2013)

Foster Care Alumni and Funding for Postsecondary Education: Examining Variation in State Support, Cassandra Simmel, Svetlana Shpiegel, and Nadine Shaanta Murshid (2013)

The Provider Perception Inventory: Psychometrics of a Scale Designed to Measure Provider Stigma about HIV, Substance Abuse, and MSM Behavior, Liliane C. Windsor, Ellen Benoit, Geoffrey L. Ream, and Bradley Forenza (2013)

Intention to Leave in Social Workers and Educators Employed in Voluntary Child Welfare Agencies, Wendy Zeitlin, Aries Liao, Catherine Lawrence, Charles Auerbach, Anne Marie Gomes, Gretta Fernandes, Brenda McGowan, and Nancy Claiborne (2013)

Submissions from 2012

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Respect in the Workplace: A Mixed Methods Study of Retention and Turnover in the Voluntary Child Welfare Sector, Astraea Augsberger, Wendy Zeitlin, Brenda G. McGowan, and Charles Auerbach (2012)

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Graduates' Perspectives on a National Specialized Program in Social Work and Aging, Emily A. Greenfield and Svetlana Shpiegel (2012)

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Implementing a Modified Version of Parent Management Training (PMT) With an Intellectually Disabled Client in a Special Education Setting, Wendy Zeitlin (2012)

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Factors Impacting Intention to Leave in Social Workers and Child Care Workers Employed At Voluntary Agencies, Wendy Zeitlin, Charles Auerbach, Junqing Liu, Gretta Fernandes, Brenda McGowan, and Nancy Claiborne (2012)

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Lupus and Community-Based Social Work, Wendy Zeitlin, Diane Gross, and Jessica Rowshandel (2012)

Submissions from 2010

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Differential Factors Influencing Public and Voluntary Child Welfare Workers' Intention to Leave, Charles Auerbach, Brenda G. McGowan, Astraea Ausberger, Jessica Strolin-Goltzman, and Wendy Zeitlin (2010)

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Workforce Retention Issues in Voluntary Child Welfare, Brenda G. McGowan, Charles Auerbach, Kathryn Conroy, Astraea Augsberger, and Wendy Zeitlin (2010)

Submissions from 2009

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Late Life Alcohol Use and Gender Differences among former Soviet Union Immigrants, Richard Isralowitz, Svetlana Shpiegel, Alex Reznik, Sofia Borkin, and Yoram Snir (2009)

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Ethiopian Youth in Israel: Gender-Related Alcohol Use and Related Problem Behaviour, Richard Isralowitz, Svetlana Shpiegel, Alex Reznik, and Adam Laytin (2009)

Submissions from 2005

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Perceptions of Predisposing and Protective Factors for Perinatal Depression in Same-Sex Parents, Lori E. Ross, Leah Steele, and Beth Sapiro (2005)