Recent and Upcoming Presentations, Appointments, Honors
Shannon's work on refugee mental health featured in two recent publications
Assistant Professor Patricia Shannon's work with the Center for Victims of Torture and the Minnesota Department of Health on refugee mental health was recently featured on Minnesota Public Radio's website at http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/17/northwood/. Another recent story on her work with the Center for Victims of Torture can be found at http://www.cvt.org/files/pg56/Storycloth_SeptOct_2011.pdf.
Umbreit appointed to ABA task force on restorative justice
Professor Mark Umbreit, Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking, has been appointed to a special task force of the American Bar Association that is planning to prepare a national endorsement of restorative justice principles and practices.
Fisher receives outstanding faculty award
Assistant Professor Colleen Fisher has received a 2011 COGS Outstanding Faculty Award. The nomination to the Council of Graduate Students (COGS) cited her ability to bring “to every student and to every class a special combination of drive, passion, and humor, and the willingness to make that special personal commitment to help each student succeed.” The nomination also noted “Colleen’s deeply held commitment to student success both in school and beyond” and felt strongly that Colleen is “the very best of the best.”
Edleson inducted into American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
Prof. Jeffrey Edleson has been voted a Fellow of the newly established American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. The Academy is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare through high impact work that advances social good. Read more.
Umbreit on Peace Building in Israel and Palestine
Professor Mark Umbreit returned from ten days in the Middle East, working with colleagues in Israel and Palestine (the occupied territories) who are involved in various peace building initiatives despite the presence of so much intense conflict, violence, and political posturing by both sides that continually blocks achieving a formal peace agreement leading to two separate states/nations. Mark met with these groups: Parents Circle/Family Forum of bereaved Palestinian and Israel family members who have had loved ones killed in the political violence of both sides; Combatants for Peace, representing soldiers from both sides who renounce the violence and are now committed to peace, psychologists and social workers from both communities; And Israeli and Palestinian elders who renounce violence and promote a path of peace building. Mark also met with Palestinian community leaders engaged in developing a non-violent movement of resistance to the 60-year-old military occupation of their land, modeled after the work of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. He met with Israelis actively involved in the restorative justice movement in Israel. In addition to providing a lecture at Hebrew University, Dr. Umbreit also met with the Israeli Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
Umbreit keynotes on restorative justice dialogue
Professor Mark Umbreit was the keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Psychological Association’s annual conference in Madison on February 17, 2011. His 6-hour presentation was on Restorative Justice Dialogue: The Healing Power of Story in Response to Conflict and Trauma.
Appointments to Editorial Positions
Professor Helen Q. Kivnick has been appointed Associate Editor of The Gerontologist, directing the journal's new emphasis on humanities and arts in aging. The Gerontologist is a journal of the Gerontological Society of America and has been in publication since 1961.
Professor Jeffrey Edleson has been appointed as a Consulting Editor to Social Work Research, the field's primary research journal published by NASW.
Faculty, staff and student papers at Society for Social Work Research in January 2011
Fisher, C. (2011, January 14). Assessment as Intervention? Development of a Sexual Health History Calendar for Youth.
Lightfoot, E., Bricout, J., Cramer, E., Parish, S., Plummer, S., Putnam, M., and Slayter, E. (2011). Methodological, logistical and ethical issues in research related to people with disabilities: A roundtable discussion.
Shannon, P., Wieling, E., Simmelink, J., and Im, H. Developing a Culturally Grounded Mental Health Screening Tool for Refugees in Minnesota.
Nguyen, H.T., Larson, A., Hollister, C.D. (January, 2011). Immigrant and Non-immigrant Students in Special Education and Child protection System in Minnesota: a Cross- sectional study.
Park, E., Shin, N., and Edleson, J. L. Mothering in the Context of Domestic Violence.
Shannon, P., Wieling, E., Simmelink, J., Im, H. (2011, January) Developing a Culturally Grounded Mental Health Screening Tool for Refugees in Minnesota.
Lee, H., & Kim, J. H. (2011). Physical Activity and Self-Rated Health Status among Elderly Cancer Survivors: Results from the 2004 National Long-Term Care Survey.
Lee, H., & Im, H. (2011). Colorectal Cancer Screening among Korean American Immigrants: Unraveling the Influence of Culture.
Lee, H., & Padget, D. (2011). Ethical and Methodological Challenges of Cross-Cultural Qualitative Research. Roundtable session.
Albrecht and students present on privilege and racism
Assoc. Prof. Lisa Albrecht, three graduates of the Social Justice Minor and one current student - Muneer Karcher-Ramos, Marissa Utz, Mariam Hannon & Derek Robey - did a workshop (" White Privilege and Racism: Is racial justice possible in higher education?") at the 2nd Annual Overcoming Racism Conference at William Mitchell Law School, October 29-30, 2010.
Umbreit provides workshops for Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes in Eastern Montana
Professor Mark Umbreit, Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking, returned to the Ft. Peck Reservation of Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes in Eastern Montana on November 1-3 to provide training in Community Circles to hold juvenile offenders accountable and offer healing for all affected. At the request of the Tribal Courts, Mark has been working to initiate a new restorative justice pilot project, using community circles. Chief Juvenile Court Judge Bighorn has fully endorsed this initiative and a resolution for formal sponsorship by the Tribal Council will be brought to the Council.
2010 NIH Annual Meeting on Health Literacy
Lee, H. (2010). Health Literacy and Its Impact on Health Disparity among Underserved Korean American Immigrants.
Gerontological Society of American Annual Meeting in New Orleans
Lee, H. & Jin, S.W. (2010). What Makes Older Korean Cancer Survivors Depressed? Socio-Cultural Comparison of Two Regions of the U.S. Late Breaker Poster Session.
Lee, H., & Kivnick, H. (2010). Strengths and Resources Contributing to Elder Cancer Caregivers’ Quality of Life. Symposium session.
17th International Consortium for Social Symposium in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nguyen, H.T., Hollister, C.D. (January, 2011). A Formative Evaluation of the Microfinance Program in Vietnam.
Gilgun to present on evidence-based practice at National Council on Family Relations
Gilgun, J.F. (November, 2010) The nature of practice in evidence-based practice. Paper to be presented at the Preconference Workshop on Theory Construction and Research Methodology at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in early November.
Jane F. Gilgun (2010, November). Qualitative Methodology, Research, and Theory in Family Studies: Taking Stock and Future Possibilities, a plenary panel with four other scholars, Preconference Workshop on Theory Construction and Research Methodology at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Shannon, Ph.D. students and colleagues to present symposium at ISTSS
Assistant Professor Patricia Shannon, Ph.D. student Jennifer Simmilink and colleagues from the UMN Department of Family Social Science, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Victims of Torture will present a symposium entitled Developing a Culturally Relevant Process for Mental Health Screening, Referring, and Treating Resettling Refugees with Multi-component Systemic Interventions at the upcoming annual conference of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies in Montreal in November.
Fisher presents at AIDS and Social Work Conference
Fisher, C. & Boudreau, M. (2010, May). Assessing sexual risk and sexual identity development among youth: Using the Life History Calendar method in research and practice settings. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Social Work & AIDS Conference, Denver, CO.
Hollister and Nguyen presented on immigrant school children
Prof. David Hollister and Hoa Nguyen (Ph.D. student) presented on their recent research with Anita Larson of MINN-LInK at the 2010 National Refugee and Immigrant Conference: Issues and Innovations in Chicago in early October 2010.
2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development (Hong Kong, June 10-14, 2010)
Lee, H., Rho, S., Vang, S., & Jin, S. (2010). Use of Cervical Cancer Screening and its Determinants among Korean American Women Residing in New York City. Paper presentation. 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda, Hong Kong, China.
Lee, H. (2010). Long-Term Care Policy in South Korea: Its Strengths, Weaknesses, and Challenges. International symposium on long-term care. 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda, Hong Kong, China.
Nguyen, H.T. & Hollister, C.D. Women’s experience in microfinance in Vietnam: Factors for success and failure.
Im, H. & Hollister, C.D. The Role of Social Capital in Refugee Resettlement: A Hidden Story of a Housing Crisis among Refugees.
Society for Social Work Research talks by SSW faculty and students (San Francisco, Jan 14-17, 2010)
Fisher, C.M. Exploring the complexities of sexual identity development: Use of the Life History Calendar with sexual minority youth.
Lee, H.Y. and Yang, P.K. Cancer Literacy in Elderly Refugees: How much do the First Hmong Generation know about Cancer?
Lee, H.Y. and Shin, N. Korean Elderly Immigrants' View of and Response to Elder Mistreatment: A Type-Specific Approach
Lee will also take part in a Roundtable entitled Lost in Translation? Conducting Qualitative Research in Diverse Cultural Contexts
Lightfoot, E., Hill, K. & LaLiberte, T. The Prevalence Of Children With Disabilities In The Child Welfare System: An Analysis Of State Administrative Data.
Lightfoot, E., Maree, M. & Ananias, J. The Intersection of Substance Use and HIV in a Namibian Mining Town.
Shin, N., Park, E., & Edleson, J. L. The Influence of Informal Support on Domestic Violence Victims’ Use of Formal Services.
Larson, A.M., and Zuel, T. Are attendance gains sustained? A follow-up on the educational and child welfare outcomes of students receiving child welfare intervention for educational neglect.
Council on Social Work Education talks by SSW faculty and students (San Antonio, November 6-9, 2009)
Laliberte, T., Edleson, J. E., & Shin, N. Educating Child Welfare Professionals on Assessment of Child Exposure to Domestic Violence.
Lightfoot, E., LaLiberte, T. & Hill, K. A Legislative Change Project Addressing State Laws That Impact Parents with Disabilities.
Sharma, A.. Race and Gender in Public Health: A Historical Case Study Analysis
Bogenschutz, M. The role of labor in the resettlement of Cuban refugees: 1960-1961.
Vang, P. & Bogenschutz, M. Teenage marriage and the socioeconomic status of Hmong women.
Gerontological Society of America (Atlanta, Nov 18-22, 2009)
Associate Professor Terry Lum will give two presentations at the upcoming Gerontological Society of America’s 62nd annual scientific meeting in Atlanta, November 18-22. Paper presentation Terry Lum, Yuebin Xu, and Xiulan Zhang, Economic Development and Household Economic Well-being of Older People in Urban China. Professors Xu and Zhang are faculty members at the Beijing Normal University in China. Professor Xu is a full professor and Professor Zhang is the Dean and a full professor in the College of Social Development and Public Policy. Poster presentation: Terry Lum & Kofi Danso. Racial and Ethnic Difference in Health and Mental Trajectories of Older People. Kofi Danso is a 2nd year doctoral student at the SSW.
Lee, H. Y., & Shin, N. Korean Elderly Immigrants? View of and Response to Elder Mistreatment: A Type-Specific Approach.
Kivnick, HQ, & Kilaberia, R. Three Dimensions of Promoting Vital Involvement (Poster)
Kivnick, H.Q. Carry It On: Activist? Musician? (Paper in symposium on The Curious Phenomenon of Creativity and Multiple Mastery, Chair: Debra Sheets, Ph.D. University of British Columbia)
Other recent or upcoming talks
Lee, H. & Kivnick, H. (2010). Exploring Cultural Life Strengths in Coping with Cancer among Elderly Korean Americans and Caucasians. Poster Presentation. Association of Psycho Oncology Society (APOS) 7th Annual Conference, February 18-21, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kivnick, HQ, Perlstein, S, & Hanna, G. Civic Engagement through Intergenerational Arts and Creativity. Foundation and Future of Reminiscence and Life Review: Atlanta, Nov 17, 2009.
Larson, Anita. Using Data: A Population- Level Description of the Cross-System Status of Homeless and Highly Mobile Students. Paper presented at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth 21st Annual Conference, Denver, CO. 15 November 2009.
Walker, P. & Bogenschutz, M. (2009, June). Implementation of Consumer-Directed Services: A National Study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: New Orleans, LA.
Bogenschutz, M. (2009, February). ‘We find a way’: A qualitative investigation of health and social service access for immigrants with disabilities. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Minority Health in the Midwest Conference: Chicago, IL.
Umbreit to received national award
Professor Mark Umbreit received the John W. Byrd Pioneer Award for Restorative and Community Justice (Research, Education, Training, Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis) at the National Conference on Restorative Justice in Austin, Texas in May 2009.
Larson and Zuel presented at 2009 Child Abuse and Neglect Conference
Anita Larson, Minn-Link coordinator, and Tim Zuel, a doctoral student, presented at the National Child Abuse & Neglect annual conference in Atlanta, GA, in April 2009. The title of their presentation will be School Attendance and Child Welfare: The Prevention Potential of Addressing Educational Neglect. View their PowerPoint presentation.
SSWR (2009) presentations:
Assistant Professor Hee Lee and Ph.D. student Eunsu Ju will present a poster session titled The effects of incident-specific substance use on the outcomes of intimate partner violence (IPV).
Assistant Professor Hee Lee, Assistant Professor Xianghua Luo (Public Health) and Ph.D.. student Melissa Lundquist will present a paper titled Colorectal Cancer Screening Disparities in Asian Americans: Exploring Subgroup Differences and Associated Determinants.
Assistant Professor Coleen Fisher will present a paper entitled Predicting HIV Risk among Sexual Minority Youth: The Impact of Sexual Identity Development
Doctoral student Eunsu Ju has two additional abstracts accepted for the 2009 SSWR conference. An oral presentation is titled Long- term effects of Head Start participation on educational attainment. A poster presentation (co-authored with Taeyoung Um) is titled A study on the determinants of savings among low income Korean families.