By Erica Arnold
Conference dates: January 14-18, 2015
Faculty and research staff from the School of Social Welfare’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, to participate in the Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference. The theme for this year’s conference was The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity.
Presentations included the following (CCF faculty and staff in bold):
Becci Akin (presenter) and Kaela Byers, oral presentation, Placement Stability and Emotional Well-Being: Examining Key Measures in a Formative Evaluation of Evidence-Based Parenting for Children in Foster Care
Jody Brook (presenter), Yan Yeuqi, and Margaret Lloyd, paper presentation, Family Drug Courts: An Innovative Service Delivery Strategy for Child Welfare-Involved Substance-Affected Families
Michelle Johnson-Motoyama (presenter), Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Alan J. Dettlaff, Kechen Zhao, Megan Finno-Velasquez, and Barbara Needell, oral presentation, Disparities in Infant and Child Protective Service Involvement by Maternal Hispanic Origin and Nativity: A Birth Cohort Study
Michelle Johnson-Motoyama (presenter), Mindi Moses, Tiffany Kann Koloroutis, Susy Mariscal, Carolina Navarro, and Paula Fite, poster presentation, Parent Perspectives on the Prevention of Unintended Pregnancy and STIs Among Latino Adolescents
Becci Akin (presenter) and Sachiko Gomi, oral presentation, Non-Completion of Evidence-Based Parent Training: An Empirical Examination Among Families of Children in Foster Care
Toni Johnson, Margaret Lloyd (presenter), and Jody Brook, paper presentation, “Have a Judge Who Makes Good Speeches”: Concept Mapping Client and Team Member Perspectives on Keys to Success in a Family Drug Court
Margaret Lloyd (presenter) and Becci Akin, poster presentation, The Disparate Impact of Alcohol, Methamphetamine, and Other Drugs on Family Reunification After Foster Care
Ashley Palmer, poster presentation, Students with Disabilities and College Completion: Does Participation in Extracurricular Activities Matter?