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December 14, 2010
The 5.9 million Child Welfare Grant

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December 15, 2010
NASW News

In this New Year we have great news to celebrate. Congratulations to Stephen Ferrante who was selected as the Florida Association of Aging Service Providers Vice President and was elected to the Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse.

In grant news, Dr. Naelys Diaz and Dr. Pat Liehr, Associate Dean for Nursing Research & Scholarship, submitted a R15 grant to the NIH called “Testing Mindfulness to Temper Reactivity in Ethnically Diverse Children”. In this grant they are seeking to decrease cardiovascular and emotional reactivity for minority children, building a foundation for a future behavioral therapies trial that would enable examination of racial/ethnic differences in the mindfulness effect. Also, Dr. Juyoung Park received a grant from the National Institute on Agingand Social Work within the National Institute on Aging, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, and John A. Hartford Foundation to attend training during two summer programs and one spring meeting.

In publication news, Dr. Allan Barsky had the following article accepted for publication in the Negotiation Journal: “Parenting coordination: The risks of a hybrid conflict resolution process.” Two articles by Dr’s Naelys Diaz and Gail Horton’s also were accepted for publication. The first one is “Spirituality, Religiosity and Depressive Symptoms among Inpatient Substance Abusers in the Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought with E. G., McIlveen, J., Weiner, M., William, L. B. and the second one is Learning to write and writing to learn social work concepts: Development of a writing across the curriculum course for undergraduate social work students in the Journal of Teaching in Social Work. Dr.Horton also published with Dr. Michele Hawkins “A content analysis of intervention research in social work doctoral dissertations” in the  Journal of Evidence-based social work.

Also congratulations to Dr’s J. J. Choi and Diane Green who have two manuscripts accepted for publication: “Victimization, victims’ needs, and empowerment in victim offender mediation in International Review of Victimology”; and, “A qualitative study of victim offender mediation: Implications for social work in Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment” (with S.A. Kapp). Moreover, Dr. JuYoung Park with Clement, R., & Lavin, R. journal article was as well accepted “Factor structure of pain medication questionnaire in community-dwelling older adults” in Pain Practice. And Dr. Park also will be publishing “Chronic pain and pain management among older veterans in Florida Public Health Review.Lastly Dr’s Paulina Martinez and Allan Barsky in collaboration with Sharron Singleton have a manuscript just accepted for publication “Queer Consciousness Among Social Workers” in the Journal of Gay and Lesbians Social studies.

In Presentation news, Dr. JuYoung Park presented “Risk Factors Associated With Opioid Medication Misuse in Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Chronic Pain” at the Meeting of the Society for Social Work Research in San Francisco, and “Age-Appropriate Screening For Measuring Opioid Medication Misuse in Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Chronic Pain” at the Symposium at the meeting of the Geronto­logical Society of America in New Orleans. And in the new year, Dr. Paulina Martinez will be presenting at the BPD conference in Ohio in February “Subtle Prejudice against lesbians and gay men: What Social Workers need to know”

We are currently admitting students to MSW program for more information please contact Sherry Weinshank at sweinsh@fau.edu. FAU faculty, staff and students wish everyone a happy and peaceful New Year!

December 20, 2010
Social Work Newsletter

The first edition of our Fall 2010 Social Work newsletter has been published. Click here to read it.

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