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Faculty Publications and Presentation Synopsis

The following is a partial listing of recent publications and presentations.

Recent Publications

Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Andrade, F., Hynes, M., Sanchez, N., & Bares C. (2016). An agenda for longitudinal research on substance use and abuse with Hispanics in the U.S. and with Latin American populations. In Y. Thomas, L. Price, & A. Lybrand, Drug Use Trajectories among Minority Youth (pp. 63-83). Springer.

Ramseyer Winter, V., & Ruhr, L. (In press). Body appreciation and contraception use: A study of emerging adult women. International Journal of Sexual Health. doi: 10.1080/19317611.2016.1259707 Retrieved from

Ramseyer Winter, V., Kennedy, A., & O’Neill, E. (In press). Adolescent tobacco and alcohol use: The influence of body image. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.

Ramseyer Winter, V., Gillen, M., & Kennedy, A. (In press). Associations between body appreciation and communication about sex: A brief report. Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1255845.

Sanchez, N. (2016). Suitability of the national health care surveys to examine behavioral health services associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 1-16, doi: 10.1007/s11414-016-9543-6.

Fitch, D., Canada, K., Cary, S., & Freese, R. (2016). Facilitating social work role plays in online courses: The use of video conferencing. Advances in Social Work, 17(1), 78 – 92. doi: 10.18060/20874

Ramseyer Winter, V. (2016). Toward a relational understanding of objectification, body image, and preventive sexual health. Journal of Sex Research. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2016.1190807

Ramseyer Winter, V., O’Neill, E., & Omary, A. (2016). Exploring the relationship between body image and physical health among a sample of women. Health and Social Work.

Ramseyer Winter, V., O’Neill, E., Begun, S., Kattari, S., & McKay, K. (2016). MSW student perceptions of sexual health as relevant to the profession: Do social work educational experiences matter? Social Work in Health Care. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2016.1189476

Canada, K. E., Brinkley, A., Peters, C. M., & Albright, D. L. (2015, online). Military veterans: Therapeutic journaling in a veterans treatment court. The Journal of Poetry Therapy, 28:2 113-128. doi: 10.1080/08893675.2015.1011373

Gunn, A. J. & Canada, K. E. (2015). Stigma from within: Exploring peer relationships among women in recovery for substance use addictions. Drugs: Education, Prevention, & Policy. doi: 10.3109/09687637.2015.1021241

Fitch, D. (2015). A conceptual framework for information technology in social work practice. Advances in Social Work, 16(1), 15-30.

Washington, K. L., Pike, K. C., Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D., Albright, D. L., & Lewis, A. M. (2015). Gender differences in caregiving at end of life: Implications for hospice teams. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 18(12), 1048-1053. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2015.0214

Peters, C. M., Sherraden, M., & Kuchinski, A.M. (2016). From foster care to adulthood: The role of income. Journal of Public Child Welfare. doi: 10.1080/15548732.2015.1090940

Zinn, A. & Peters, C. M. (2015). Expressed-interest legal representation for children in substitute care: Evaluation of the impact of representation on children's permanency outcomes. Family Court Review, 53(4), 589-601. doi: 10.1111/fcre.12175

Ramseyer Winter, V., Satinsky, S., & Jozkowski, K. (2015). Does women’s body appreciation differ by sexual orientation? A brief report. Journal of Bisexuality, 15(1), 130-141. doi: 10.1080/15299716.2014.999903

Delva, J., Han, Y., Sanchez, N., Andrade, F. H., Sanhueza, G., & Krentzman, A. (2015). Spirituality and alcohol consumption among adolescents in Chile: Results of propensity score stratification analyses. Social Work Research, 39(3), 147-157. doi: 10.1093/swr/svv019

Patton, D.U., Sanchez, N., Fitch, D., & Macbeth, J.C. (2015). "I know God's got a day 4 me": Violence, trauma and coping among gang-involved Twitter users. Social Science Computer Review, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0894439315613319

Tenkku, L.E., Lluka, A., Mayer, A., Patel, N., Xaverius, P.K., Salas, J., Kramer, B. (2015, online). Socioeconomic status, alcohol use and pregnancy intention in a national sample of women. Prevention Science Journal. doi: 10.1007/s11121-015-0578-3

Tenkku, Lepper L.E., Wilton, G., Doll, J., Mitchell, K., Senturias, Y., Weinberg, J. (2015). Competency VI: Treatment across the life span for persons with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders competency-based curriculum development guide for medical and allied health education and practice. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Auslander, W., Tlapek, S. M., Threlfall, J., Edmond, T., & Dunn, J. (2015). Mental health pathways linking childhood maltreatment to interpersonal revictimization during adolescence for girls in child welfare. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance access online. doi: 10.1177/0886260515614561

Zou, L., Tlapek, S. M., Njenga, G., Appiah, E., Opai-Tetteh, D., & Sherraden, M. S. (2015). Facilitators and obstacles in youth saving: Perspectives from Ghana and Kenya. Global Social Welfare, 2(2), 65-74. doi: 10.1007/s40609-015-0028

Bodling, A., Cohen, D., Johnstone, B., Yoon, D. P., & Campbell, J. (2015). Relationships between negative spiritual beliefs and health outcomes for individuals with heterogeneous medical conditions. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 17, 135-152.

Johnstone, B., Bayan S., Gutierrez, L., Lardizabal, D., Lanigar, K, Yoon, D. P., & Judd, K. (2015). Neuropsychological correlates of forgiveness. Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 5(1), 24-35.

Olate, R., Salas-Wright, C., Vaughn, M.G., & Yu, Mansoo (2015). Preventing violence among gang-involved and high-risk youth in El Salvador: The role of self-control and school motivation, Deviant Behavior, 36 (4), 259-275. doi:10.1080/01639625.2014.924364

Recent Presentations

Fitch, D., & Kaplan, M. (2016, April). How to use web videoconferencing to teach social work practice skills. Social Work Distance Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Peters, C. (2016, April). Court Influence and Interference in Extended Care. Making Extended Care for Foster Youth in Transition Conference, New York, NY.

Fitch, D. (2015, January). Social work professionals use of social media with youth in care. Paper presented at Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Kelly, M. S. (2015, January). The state of American School Social Work 2014: Initial findings from the Second National School Social Work Survey. Paper presented at Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Peters, C., Albright, D. L., & Canada, K. E. (2015, January). They teach you how to weather the storm, but they don't teach you how to dance in the rain: Veterans' perspectives on the causes and contributors to their criminal justice involvement. Poster at Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Thompson, A. M. (2015, January). Home literacy interactions and school readiness: Results from two propensity-matched quasi-experimental studies of the Imagination Library Book Distribution Program. Paper presented at Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Yu, M. (2015, January). Effectiveness of web-based Interventions for weight loss and weight loss maintenance among middleaged adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Paper presented at Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.