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Thirty students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Boston College School of Social Work will showcase their research at the 2021 conference of the Society for Social Work and Research.

The conference, held online, will run from Tuesday, Jan. 19 to Friday, Jan. 22. The deadline to register to attend the conference in Sunday, Jan. 17.

SSWR, a nonprofit founded in 1994, promotes research that fosters a diverse, just, and equitable society. BCSSW researchers will present work on a range of topics at the conference, including elder abuse, the migrant crisis in Venezuela, and the adoption of clean cooking technology in India.

Here’s the list of presenters and links to summaries of their research projects:

Day: Tuesday, Jan. 19
Type of presentation: Poster
Title of project: Maternal Caregiver Typologies and Adverse Community Exposures in African American Adolescents Living in Urban Public Housing
BCSSW contributors: Associate professor Margaret Lombe 

Day: Tuesday, Jan. 19
Type of presentation: Poster
Title of project: Understanding the Experiences of Graduate Students Under the Coronavirus Quarantine. A Case Study to Understand Successful Coping Strategies and Resources
BCSSW contributors: Doctoral student Juan Pablo Sanchez King 

Day: Tuesday, Jan. 19
Type of presentation: Poster
Title of project: Public Child Welfare Worker Safety Perceptions, Turnover, and Retention
BCSSW contributors: Doctoral candidate Kim Hokanson

Day: Tuesday, Jan. 19
Type of presentation: Poster
Title of project: Mechanisms of Community Control: Informal Social Control and the Activation of Formal Systems of Community Control
BCSSW contributors: Doctoral student Josh Lown

Day: Tuesday, Jan. 19
Type of presentation: Poster 
Title of project: Examining Determinants and Trends in Prevalence of Child Marriage within the Context of Social and Economic Disparities in India
BCSSW contributors: Doctoral student Pooja Paul and professor Shanta Pandey 

Day: Tuesday, Jan. 19
Type of presentation: Poster 
Title of project: Disparities in Maternal Health Service Utilization and the Role of Community Health Worker in India
BCSSW contributors: Doctoral student Pooja Paul and professor Shanta Pandey 

Day: Tuesday, Jan. 19
Type of presentation: Poster
Title of project: Community Level Factors That Aid and Limit Adjustment to the US for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
BCSSW contributors: Kerri Evans, PhD’20; associate professor Thomas Crea; and assistant professor Samatha Teixeira

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: Adoption of Clean Cooking Systems in Rural Poor Communities of India: Role of Gender Based Personal Networks
BCSSW contributors: Dean Gautam N. Yadama and assistant professor Praveen Kumar

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: Adoption of Clean Cooking Systems in Rural Poor Communities of India: Role of Gender Based Personal Networks
BCSSW contributors: Dean Gautam N. Yadama and assistant professor Praveen Kumar

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: Educational Challenges and Promising Practices for Unaccompanied Immigrant Students in US Schools
BCSSW contributors: Kerri Evans, PhD’20; associate professor Thomas Crea; and doctoral candidate Sarah Neville

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Roundtable 
Title of project: The Limits of Critique and the Development of Emancipatory Social Work Praxis
BCSSW contributors: Dale Dagar Maglalang, PhD’20, and doctoral students Josh Lown and Smitha Rao

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: Childhood Adversities, Midlife Health, and Elder Abuse: Use of Cumulative Disadvantage Theory to Understand Late Life Victimization
BCSSW contributors: Associate professor Scott Easton 

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: Predictors of Mental Health Outcomes Among Public Sector Social Workers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
BCSSW contributors: Associate professor Scott Easton and doctoral student Leila Dal Santo

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Roundtable
Title of project: Orphaned & Vulnerable Children: What Is the Role of Intercountry Adoption in the 21st Century?
BCSSW contributors: Doctoral candidate Sarah Neville

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Roundtable 
Title of project: System Dynamics in Social Work: Entry Points for Integration into Research and Practice
BCSSW contributors: Kelsey Werner, director of social and community-based systems modeling, and assistant professor Cal Halvorsen 

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Oral presentation
Title of project: Inclusion, Race, and Turnover in Public Child Welfare
BCSSW contributors: Doctoral candidate Kim Hokanson

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Symposium
Title of project: Research with Latinx communities in Social Work: Challenges and Opportunities
BCSSW contributors: Associate professor Rocío Calvo

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: Venezuelan Walking Migrants ("Los Caminantes") in Colombia: Humanitarian Crisis, Shelter Development, and Divided Civil Society
BCSSW contributors: Assistant professor María Piñeros-Leaño

Day: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: A Feasibility Open Trial of Internet-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression Among Homebound Older Adults
BCSSW contributors: Doctoral student Patrick Ho Lam Lai

Day: Thursday, Jan. 21
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: Discrimination and Substance Misuse Among Filipinos in the Philippines
BCSSW contributors: Dale Dagar Maglalang, PhD’20

Day: Thursday, Jan. 21
Type of presentation: Symposium 
Title of project: Using Home Visiting to Support Early Childhood Development in Rwanda: Moving the Sugira Muryango Family Strengthening Intervention from Effectiveness to Expansion
BCSSW contributors: Jordan Farrar, associate director of research; Shauna Murray, program manager; Sarah Jensen, post-doctoral fellow, Robert Brennan, senior analyst; and Theresa Betancourt, Salem Professor in Global Practice

Day: Thursday, Jan. 21
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: A Random Effect Model Predicting Nonsuicidal Self-Injury from Alcohol and Cannabis Use Among Adolescents Prior to Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization
BCSSW contributors: Doctoral candidate Antonia Diaz-Valdes Iriarte

Day: Friday, Jan. 22
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: Family Interventions Among Latinx Families: A Systematic Review
BCSSW contributors: Associate professor Rocío Calvo, assistant professor María Piñeros-Leaño, and research assistant Laura Yao 

Day: Friday, Jan. 22
Type of presentation: Roundtable 
Title of project: Latinxs Thriving in Academia: Increasing Latinx Representation and Retention in Social Work Higher Education Programs
BCSSW contributors: Associate professor Rocío Calvo and assistant professor María Piñeros-Leaño

Day: Friday, Jan. 22
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: Impact of Contraceptive Coverage Policies on Adolescent Contraceptive Use and Risky Sexual Behaviors
BCSSW contributors: Doctoral student Pooja Paul and associate professor Summer Sherburne Hawkins 

Day: Friday, Jan. 22
Type of presentation: Oral presentation 
Title of project: Collective Efficacy and Its Effect on Witnessed Violence and Neighborhood Disorganization
BCSSW contributors: Doctoral student Josh Lown

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