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College of Social Work

College of Social Work Presentations: SSWR 2020 Annual Conference

Jan. 8, 2020
Chris Woodley • cwoodley@mailbox.sc.edu

College of Social Work faculty and students will be presenting at the Society for Social Work and Research 2020 Annual Conference in Washington from January 15-19. A total of 33 faculty and students (17 faculty, 13 doctoral candidates, three Master of Social Work students) will represent the college through 32 oral and poster presentations, roundtables and symposiums.. All presentations will be held at the Marriott Marquis.

The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. The event includes more than 500 symposia, workshop, roundtable, paper and poster presentations.

Thursday, January 16

Title Presenter(s) Room Time Type of Presentation

Doing Things with Images: Visual Methods Beyond Representation

The Afterlife of Participatory Photography Along the Central American Migrant Trail

John Doering-White Congress, ML 4 3:15 p.m. Symposium; Oral 
The Role of Community Agency Staff in Providing End-of-Life Care for Adults with Intellectual Disability Living in Community-Based Group Homes Sarah Gehlert Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)   Poster


Friday, January 17

Title Presenter(s) Room Time Type of Presentation
Understanding, Measuring, and Contesting Gentrification through a Critical Race Lens Parthenia Robinson* Liberty Ballroom K, ML 4 9:45 a.m. Roundtable
Exploring the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Group Motivational Interviewing Intervention for Ninth Grade Students at High Risk for High School Dropout Aidyn Iachini, Martha Fenske** Capitol, ML 4 2 p.m. Oral
Workplace Flexibility and Couple's Relationship Quality Among Working Parents Jaeseung Kim Liberty Ballroom O, ML 4 2:30 p.m. Oral
Provision of Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Medicaid Health Homes  Christina Andrews, Melissa Westlake,* Allie Silverman,** Sophia Negaro** Liberty Ballroom K, ML 4  3 p.m. Oral
Foster Parent Access and Use of Healthcare Resources: Influences of Foster Parent Educational Attainment Christian Holmes,* Amanda Stafford McRell,* Sarah Pace,* Kristen Seay Marquis BR Salon 12, ML 2 6 p.m.  Oral
Difference Between BSW and MSW Student’s Attitudes and Knowledge Regarding Substance Use Melissa Reitmeier, Aidyn Iachini, Teri Browne, Andrew Flaherty*  Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)   Poster
Physical and Behavioral Health Care Use of Former Foster Youth at Age 21 Kristen Seay, Cynthia FlynnSue Levkoff, Tiara Rosemond, Amber Baughman  Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)    Poster


Saturday, January 18

Title Presenter(s) Room Time Type of Presentation
Roundtable on Positive Deviance for Social Work as an Approach to Reduce Racial and Economic Inequality Betty Wilson,* Terry Wolfer Liberty Ballroom K, ML 4 8 a.m. Roundtable
Enacting Expertise: Ethnographic Accounts of Contested Professional Authority and Legitimacy in Practice John Doering-White Liberty Ballroom J, ML 4 9:45 a.m. Oral
Leveraging Social Work Research Expertise to Influence Public Policy to Improve American's Wellbeing Sarah Gehlert Marquis BR Salon 12, ML 2 9:45 a.m. Roundtable
Children and Youth in Foster Care: What Can Predict an Initial Change in Placement? Yanfeng Xu Marquis BR Salon 16, ML 2 9:45 a.m. Oral
Influencing Federal Health Policy: Lessons from Nephrology Social Work Samuel Bethel,* Teri Browne, Breanne Grace  Treasury, ML 4  10:15 a.m. Oral
Sequences and Combinations of Food Insecurity and Depression Associated with Parenting and Child Development Maryah Fram Independence BR C, ML 4 4 p.m. Oral
Social Inclusion, Social Exclusion, and Political Participation Among Minority US Populations Kirk Foster, Brittany Davis* Marquis BR Salon, 13, ML 2 4:30 p.m. Oral Paper
Protection and Participation: The Role of Children’s Voices in Collecting and Maintaining Foster Care Vital Records Amanda Stafford McRell,* Christian Holmes,* Sarah Pace,* Sue LevkoffKristen Seay Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)   Poster
The Need for Data Integration and the Maintenance of Accurate Health and Educational Records for Children in Foster Care Kristen Seay, Amanda Stafford McRell,* Sarah Pace,* Sue Levkoff    Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)    Poster
Moderating Effects of Parental Monitoring and Closeness on the Relationships between Youth Adverse Experiences and Later Criminal Behavior  Raymond Smith,* Kimberly DeCelle,* Maryah Fram, Bethany Bell   Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)    Poster
The Moderation Effects of Migration-Related Factors on the Associations between Discrimination and Allostatic Load Among Puerto Ricans  Bongki Woo Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)   Poster
Parenting Behaviors, Immigration, and Adolescent Mixed Depression/Anxiety Symptoms in Fragile Families Yanfeng Xu  Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)    Poster
Relative Child Care and Parenting Practices in Early Childhood Development Among Fragile Families Yanfeng Xu  Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)     Poster
Managing Volunteers or Providing Clinical Services? A Mixed Methods Study Among Medical Social Workers in Shanghai Yanfeng Xu  Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)      Poster


Sunday, January 19

Title Presenter(s) Room Time Type of Presentation
The Role of Community-Engaged Research in Advancing the Science on Racial and Economic Inequality Kirk Foster Marquis BR Salon 14, ML 2  8 a.m. Roundtable
Child Care Subsidy Program Rules and Stability in Child Care Subsidy Receipt: A State-Level Analysis Jaeseung Kim Independence BR F, ML 4 8 a.m. Oral

The Implications of Child Care Subsidy Stability and Program Rules

Child Care Subsidy Stability and Material Hardship

Jaeseung Kim Independence BR F, ML 4 9 a.m.  Symposium; Oral
The Differential Impact of Abuse Based on Child Parental Care Status: A Multinational Analysis of Children in Sun-Saharan Africa Amanda Stafford McRell* Archives, ML 4 9 a.m. Oral
Neighborhood Disorder and Child Behavioral Problems Among Kinship Children: Mediated by Social Support and Moderated by Race/Ethnicity Yanfeng Xu Marquis BR Salon 10, ML 2 9:45 a.m. Oral
Economic Hardship and Economic Pressure, Financial Assistance, and Children's Behavioral Health in Kinship Care and Non-Relative Foster Care Yanfeng Xu Independence BR A, ML 4 12 p.m. Oral
Mapping Forced Disappearances in Post-Conflict Peru and Its Implication for Future Research Karen Leon Negreiros*  Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)    Poster

*Ph.D. Candidate

**MSW Student


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