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Boston College School of Social Work

Charu Stokes

Charu Stokes

MSW, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research Interests

HIV/AIDS, kinship care, cultural competency, resiliency

Organization Affiliations

Council on Social Work Education, Society for Social Work Research, National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Black Social Workers

Awards and Fellowships

Boston College PhD Fellowship, Boston College Diversity Fellowship, Council on Social Work Education Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA) Fellowship, UW-Milwaukee Diversity Fellow 2011, Fahs-Beck Fund for Research Experimentation Dissertation Grant Award, NASW Foundation Jane B. Aron Dissertation Fellowship


Lombe, M., Ochumbo, A., Stokes, C. & Hamilton, C. (2011). Predictors of household hardship in a resource constrained environment: The case of sub-Saharan Africa. International Social Work 54(1), 97-117.

Lombe, M., Newansky, C., Stokes, C., & Brooks, M. (2010). Exploring Moderating Effects of Violent Conflict on Household Welfare in a Resource Constrained Environment: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Social Service Research. 36(4), 289-302.

DeMarco, R. & Stokes, C. (2010). Midlife Black Women Living with HIV/AIDS in the United States: A Treatment Strategy Using Peer-Led Structured Writing in a Group with Global Possibilities. Treatment Strategies-AIDS.


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