VCU presentations at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to acknowledge the faculty and student scholars and researchers taking part in the 22nd Society for Social Work and Research annual conference.

Stop by any of the following presentations, discussions or workshops and learn more about what makes VCU, our faculty and our students distinctive.



Thursday, Jan. 11

1:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, BR Salon 6, ML 2 | Youngmi Kim, Aely Park and Kyeongmo Kim

Food Insecurity and Depressive Symptoms of Older Adults Living Alone in South Korea

2 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Archives, ML 4 | Richard Smith, Amanda Lehning and Kyeongmo Kim

Aging in Place in Gentrifying Neighborhoods: Implications for Physical and Mental Health

3:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, BR Salon 6, ML 2 | Nicole Corley

Shifting the Discourse: An Exploration of Academic Success Among African American High School Seniors from “Single”-Mother Homes

3:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, BR Salon 13, ML 2 | Youngmi Kim, Eunsu Ju, Michael Sherraden and Soonsung Lee  

“Do Seoul Hope Plus Savings Accounts Increase Savings and Assets for Working Poor Families in Korea?” will be presented as part of the symposium entitled “Inclusive and Progressive Asset-Building Social Policy: A Response to Rising Wealth Inequality”

Thursday, Jan. 11, 3:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, BR Salon 6, ML 2 | Jonah Neff and Hyojin Im

Cultural Trauma of Elderly Refugees from Bhutan: Spiral of Loss and Cultural Bereavement in Resettlement

Friday, Jan. 12

1:45 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, BR Salon 6, ML 4 | Jamie L. Cage

Comparing the Educational Attainment of Maltreated Adolescents who Emancipated and Reunified from Foster Care

3:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, BR Salon 13, ML 2 | Miriam George and Anita Vaillancourt

Addressing Ethical Challenges in Refugee Based Research

5:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Supreme Court, ML 4 |  Aidan Ferguson and Hyojin Im

Intersection of War, Daily Stressors, and Community Adversity: Mental Health Risk Among Urban Somali Refugees in Kenya

5:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Mint, ML 4 | Jin Huang, Youngmi Kim, Sondra Beverly, Margaret Clancy and Michael Sherraden

Do Universal and Automatic Child Development Accounts Show Positive Impacts for Disadvantaged Families?

5:45 p.m.  | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Congress, ML 4 | M. Alex Wagaman, Jama Shelton and Rebecca Carter

Building Connections, Resisting Constrictions: Transgender Youth and Mechanisms for Resilience

6:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Congress, ML 4 | Jama Shelton, M. Alex Wagaman and Latoya Small

I’m More Driven Now: Resilience and Resistance Among Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth Experiencing Homelessness

VCU School of Social Work SSWR reception
When: 
7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12

Where: Marriott Marquis Washington,
Independence Ballroom Salons GH
400 N. Olive St., Dallas, TX 75201

Saturday, Jan. 13

8 a.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Supreme Court, ML 4  |  Matthew Bogenschutz

Factors Influencing Parental Decisions about Early Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders

8 a.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, BR Salon 6, ML 2 | Youngmi Kim, Rachel Rosenberg, Eunsu Ju and Elizabeth M. Z. Farmer

Estimating the Effects of Independent Living Services on Educational Attainment Among Youth in Foster Care

9:45 a.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, BR Salon 6, ML 2 | Kyeongmo Kim, Amanda Lehning and Donna Harrington

Mental Health Service Use of Older African Americans: Understanding of Role of County Context

10:45 a.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Mint, ML 4 | Shelby Elaine McDonald and James Herbert Williams

Evaluation of the Parent-Report Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits in a Sample of Children Recruited from Intimate Partner Violence Services: A Multidimensional Rasch Analysis

4 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, BR Salon 6, ML 2 | Hyojin Im,  Lindsay Heaton and Laura Swan

Polyvictimization and Mental Health Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Among Somali Refugees in Kenya

Sunday, Jan. 14

8 a.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, BR Salon 6, ML 4 | Susan Yoon, Sheila Barhart and Jamie L. Cage

Longitudinal Association between Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Externalizing Symptoms Among Child Welfare Involved Youth: The Role of Physical Abuse

10:45 a.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, BR Salon 10, ML 2 | Anna Maternick and Sunny Shin

Prevention Resources, Community Capacity and Child Maltreatment: A Hierarchical Linear Modeling Analysis

11:30 a.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Independence BR G, ML 4 | Kimberly Compton, Cory Cummings, Peter Barr, Fazil Aliev, Cristina Bares, Brian Mustanski, Danielle Dick and Karen Chartier

Social Stressors and Genetic Influences in African-American Adolescents: Evaluating Precursors of Alcohol-Use Risk Behaviors

11:30 a.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Independence BR F | Xujingzi Ye, Denise Burnette, Zhaowen Cheng, Hangqing Ruan and Gong Chen

Social Cohesion and Quality of Life Among Older Adults Who Live Alone in China: A Conditional Process Analysis

12 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Congress, ML 4 | M. Alex Wagaman and Kimberly S. Compton

YPAR As an Approach to Developing Community-Level Responses to Youth Homelessness