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College of Human Environmental Sciences

PhD Student Achievements

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Publications

Houston, J.B., First, J., Spialek, M., Sorenson, M., Koch, M. (In press). Public disaster communication and child and family disaster mental health: A review of theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence. Current Psychiatry Reports.

First, J., Mills-Sandoval, T., Czlapinski, H., First, N. L., Houston, J.B. (2016). Disaster media intervention: Helping students cope with disaster media coverage—a guide for teachers and school staff. Columbia: Disaster and Community Crisis Center at the University of Missouri. Available at http://tdc.missouri.edu

Yu, M., & Jang, E. (In press). Alcohol Use Disorder: Cultural Factors. In A. E. Wenzel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Abnormal & Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Canada, K. E., Yu, M., & Freese, R. A. (In press). Alcohol use disorder: Diagnosis of. In A. E. Wenzel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of abnormal & clinical psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Galambos, C., & Jun, J. S. (In press). Policies affecting health, mental health, and caregiving: Medicaid. In D. B. Kaplan & B. Berkman (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Work in Health & Aging (2nd ed.) (pp. 641-649). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Yu, M., Canada, K. E, & Freese, R. A. (In press). Tobacco use disorder: Diagnosis of. In A. E. Wenzel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of abnormal & clinical psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Cheak-Zamora, N. C., Teti, M. & First, J. (2015). “Transitions are scary for our kids, and they're scary for us”: Family member and youth perspectives on the challenges of transitioning to adulthood with Autism. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 28(6), 548-560. doi:10.1111/jar.12150

Houston, J. B., Spialek, M. L., Cox, J., Greenwood, M., & First, J. (2015). The centrality of media and communication in fostering community resilience: A framework for assessment and intervention. American Behavioral Scientist, 59(2), 270-283. DOI: 10.1177/0002764214548563

Houston J. B., Spialek M. L., Stevens J., First J., Mieseler V. L., Pfefferbaum B. (2015). 2011 Joplin, Missouri Tornado Experience, Mental Health Reactions, and Service Utilization: Cross-Sectional Assessments at Approximately 6 Months and 2.5 Years Post-Event. PLOS Currents Disasters. 26(1). doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.18ca227647291525ce3415bec1406aa5.

Jun, J. S. (2015). Review of the book Health technology literacy: A transdisciplinary framework for consumer-oriented practice, by M. Jordan-Marsh. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 58(1), 107-109. Published online: 1 Dec 2014. DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2014.980687

Jun, J. S., Lee, K. H., & Bolin, B. L. (2015). Stress and spirituality on the depressive symptoms of older adults in assisted living: Gender differences. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/15433714.2014.966229

Kelly, M. S., Frey, A., Thompson, A., & Ruhr, L. (2015). Findings from the National School Social Work Survey 2014: 50 state reports prepared for the School Social Work Association of America.

First, J. (2014). Disasters and domestic violence: A fact sheet for disaster responders and providers. Disaster and Community Crisis Center, University of Missouri. Available at http://tdc.missouri.edu/professionals.shtml.

Jang, E., & Canada, K. E. (2014). New directions for the study of incarcerated older adults: Using social capital theory. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 57(8), 858-871. DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2014.900841.

Omary, A. (2014). The effect of restorative justice programs on victim’s satisfaction and juvenile recidivism (Working paper). Campbell Collaboration Library.

Presentations

Thompson, E., Connors, K., First, J., & Dunn, J. (March, 2016). "No Justice, No Peace": Supporting communities to become sustainably trauma informed and resilient. Workshop at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Conference, Baltimore, MD.

First, J. (March, 2016). Picturing Resilience: Using photovoice to promote youth resilience. Presentation at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Anderson, K., Danforth, L., & First, J. (2016). Nonviolent Adult Sons of Abused Mothers: Ending the Cycle of Violence. 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, D.C.

First, J., & Cheak-Zamora, N. (2016). “Becoming an Adult Is a Big Step for Me”: Youth and Caregiver Perspectives on Coping with the Challenges of Transitioning to Adulthood with Autism. 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, D.C.

First, J., Houston, B., & Danforth, L. (2016). Teacher and School Staff Perspectives on the Effects of Disaster Media Coverage on Students. 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, D.C.

Freese, R., Pelts, M., & Yu, M. (2016). Exploring Healthcare Needs and Service Options after the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, D.C.

Lee, J. E. & Jang, E. (2016). Acculturation and Health Services Utilization Among Bhutanese Refugee Families. 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, D.C.

Lee, K. H. & Jun, J. S. (2016). Health Status Among Korean Immigrant Elders: Role of Limited English Proficiency. 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, D.C.

Aguayo, D., Danforth, L., Hairston, T., Hawkman, A., Taylor, C., & Williams, J. (2015). Black Masculinities in Education: Transformational Spaces of Learning and Healing. American Educational Studies Association. San Antonio, TX.

Anderson, K., Danforth, L., & First, J. (2015). Nonviolent Adult Sons of Abused Mothers: Ending the Cycle of Violence. 2015 Annual Council on Social Work Education. Denver, CO.

First, J. (2015). Enhancing Resilience in Children and Adolescents using the Resilience and Coping Intervention (RCI). Pathways to Resilience III Conference. Halifax, Novia Scotia, Canada.

First, J., & Mills-Sandoval, T. (2015). Picturing Resilience: Using Photovoice to Promote Youth and Community Resilience. Professional training at Boys and Girls Club of Columbia, MO & Fun City Youth Academy. Columbia, MO.

Freese, R. (2015). Risk Assessment and Management of Suicidal Clients. Missouri NASW continuing Education. Saint Louis, MO.

Freese, R. (2015). Finding Hope When All Hope Seems Gone: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Adolescents. Missouri NASW continuing education. Kansas City, MO.

Houston, J. B., & First, J. (2015). School Disasters and Mental Health: Reactions and Resources. Safe Schools and Colleges Conference, Missouri School Board Association. Osage Beach, MO.

Jun, J. S. (2015). Limited English Proficiency and Health Status among Korean Immigrant Elders. 2015 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting. Denver, Colorado.

Lee, K. H., Jun, J. S., & Roh, S. (2015). Impact of Limited English Proficiency on Health Status among Korean Immigrant Elders. 2015 Seoul International Social Work Conference. Seoul, South Korea.

Pelts, M., Albright, D., & Freese, R. (2015). Mental Health Disparities among Military Service Members and Veterans in College. Society for Social Work Research, 19th Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Ruhr, L. R., & Patterson, D. A. (2015). Why I Stayed in School: An Examination of Factors Contributing to Undergraduate College Success in Underrepresented Minority Populations. 19th Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Craver, A., Pelts, M., Jun, J. S., Back, J., Galambos, C., & Rantz, M. (2014). Building upon Sunderland: An Expanded Rubric for Scoring the Clock-Drawing Test. Caring for Frail Elderly Conference (CFE). Columbia, MO.

First, J., & Houston, J. B. (2014). Effects of Media Coverage of Disasters on Children and Youth. Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Spring Training Institute. Osage Beach, MO.

First, J., & Houston, B. (2014). Resilience and Coping Intervention (RCI). Professional training for counselors and social workers at UMSL Child Advocacy Center in response to events in Ferguson, MO. St. Louis, MO.

Freese, R., & Smith, B. (2014). Oppression, Privilege, and the Impact on Mental Health. University of Missouri Social Justice Symposium.

Houston, J. B., & First, J. (2014). Resilience and Coping Intervention (RCI). Best Practices Booths at the Children and Youth in Disasters Summit: Shaping the Future of Missouri. Columbia, MO.

Houston, J. B., Perreault, M., Spialek, M., Czlapinski, H., First, J., & Seboldt, B. (2014). Community and Youth Resilience: Communication Perspectives and Intervention. University of Missouri, Department of Communication Spring Colloquium Series. Columbia, MO.

Houston, J. B., Spialek, M.L., Cox, J., Greenwood, M., & First, J. (2014). Community Resilience: A Public Relations and Strategic Communication Approach to Community Well-being in the Face of Crisis. Annual Convention of the National Communication Association. Chicago, IL.

Rantz, M., Skubic, M., Galambos, C., Craver, A., Jun, J. S., & Pelts, M. (2014). Intelligent Sensor System for Early Illness Alerts in Senior Housing. Annual meeting of Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Washington, D.C.

Promotions

Rebekah Freese: August 2015, Promoted to Director of the Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic.

Jung Sim Jun: (3rd year doctoral student) has been promoted to a full time research associate in the Center for Community Support and Research at Wichita State University.