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with Laura Nissen, Dean and Professor, School of Social Work at Portland State University

November Connect 2014

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Out and About

Late October numerous members of the SSW Team traveled to Tampa, Florida to attend the 2014 CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM).  This year’s conference had a special session on the future of field education, among countless other forums, papers, and networking sessions.  Our team had a chance to compare notes with social work educators from across the U.S.  We also had a chance to promote our current job openings.    If you’d like to see the conference program, we brought one home and it is at the front desk of the SSW.  If you’d like to check it out online, you can do so here.

Good news! (Just a sampling!!!)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Anderson-Nathe, B. (2014). Insider/outsider: Challenge and opportunity in teaching “the profession that never was” in the United States. In K. Gharabaghi, M. Krueger, & H. Skott-Myhre (Eds.), With children: Emerging theories, practices and discussions in child and youth care work, (pp. 149-167). Waterloo, ON, Canada: WLU Press.

Anderson-Nathe, B. (2014). Insider/outsider: Challenge and opportunity in teaching “the profession that never was” in the United States. In K. Gharabaghi, M. Krueger, & H. Skott-Myhre (Eds.), With children: Emerging theories, practices and discussions in child and youth care work, (pp. 149-167). Waterloo, ON, Canada: WLU Press.

Curry-Stevens, A. (2014). Feminist research in the absence of gender: Exploring intersubjectivity in practice, purpose and representation. In S. Wahab, C. Gringeri & B. Anderson-Nathe (Eds), Feminisms in social work research: Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge (pp.137-153). New York: Routledge.

Green, B. L., Ayoub, C., Bartlett, J. D., Furrer, C. J., Von Ende, A., Cohen, R. C., Ryan, B., Vallotton, C., & Klevens, J. (2014). The effect of Early Head Start on child welfare system involvement:  A longitudinal outcome study. Children and Youth Services Review, 42, 127-135.

Keller, T. E., Collier, P. J., Blakeslee, J. E., Logan, K., McCracken, K. & Morris, C. D. (2014). Early career mentoring in translational research: Mentee issues and challenges. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 26, 3, 211-216.

Mehrotra, G. (2014) Considering emotion and emotional labor in feminist social work research.  In S. Wahab, B. Anderson-Nathe, & C. Gringeri (Eds).  Feminisms in social work research: Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge. (pp. 259-175).  New York: Routledge Press.

Wahab, S., Anderson-Nathe, B., & Gringeri, C. (Eds.). (2014). Feminisms in social work research: Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge. New York: Routledge Press.

Other Publications

Curry-Stevens, A., Reyes, M. & Coalition of Communities of Color (2014). Protocol for culturally responsive services. Portland, OR: Center to Advance Racial Equity, Portland State University.

Curry-Stevens, A., Lovett, C. & Queral, A. (2014). United Way of Columbia-Willamette: Learning framework toolkit for Community Strengthening cohort. Portland, OR: United Way of Columbia-Willamette.

Curry-Stevens, A. & Coalition of Communities of Color (2014). The Slavic community in Multnomah County: An unsettling profile. Portland, OR: Portland State University.

Gharabaghi, K. & Anderson-Nathe, B. (2014). A picture worth a thousand pains. Child & Youth Services, 35(2), 93-95. (EDITORIAL)

Kimball, E. & Keene, C. (2014). Responding to the long-term needs of adults who experience domestic violence in childhood. Technical Assistance Paper for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration

Nicholson, J., & Friesen, B. J. (Eds.). (2014). Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities [Special issue]. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 37(3).

Reyes, M-.E., & Curry-Stevens, A. (2014). What risks do African youth face of gang involvement? A community needs assessment in Multnomah County. Portland, OR: Center to Advance Racial Equity, Portland State University.

Other important mentions:

  • Dr. Stephanie Wahab was quoted in a recent Daily Beast article about her work facilitating inclusion of sex workers at the policy table in conjunction with the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Congrats to Dr. Ben Anderson-Nathe and Dr. Stephanie Wahab for the recognition of the “Best Conceptual Article in 2013” (Honorable Mention) in the Journal of Social Work Education article:   Anderson-Nathe, B., Gringeri, C., & Wahab, S. (2013). Nurturing “critical hope” in teaching feminist social work research. Journal of Social Work Education, 49(2), 277-291.

Proposals Awarded

  • Special acknowledgement and recognition for Associate Dean Tom Keller and his collaborator Dr. Carlos Crespo for their successful proposal, funded by the National Institutes of Health, entitled “EXITO:  Enhancing Cross-Disciplinary Infrastructure and Training at Oregon.”  It is a $23 Million dollar initiative.   This is the largest grant of its type awarded to Portland State University in its history.   This multi-year effort chiefly seeks to diversify the NIH-funded workforce.   You can read the entire press release here.    Please contact Dr. Keller at kellert@pdx.edu for additional information.
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Dr. Pauline Jivanjee 

  • Dr. Pauline Jivanjee presides over a successful award granted by HRSA called the Integrated Care Project: Preparing Social Workers for Careers in Integrated Health and Behavioral Health Care in Oregon.   This multi-year grant will provide $10K per year stipends for up to 96 MSW Students who focus their educational efforts on services to integrated behavioral health care, especially in rural Oregon, work with transition-aged youth, and with Latino populations.  Please contact Dr. Jivanjee at jivanjee@pdx.edu for additional information.
  • Trauma Informed Oregon is live!!!   The following is an excerpt from a recent press release: Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO), is a partnership between the Oregon Health Authority,  Portland State University (Regional Research Institute) and Oregon Health & Sciences University. Trauma Informed Oregon will coordinate and disseminate information about trauma and adverse childhood events (ACEs), training opportunities, best practices and resources. The center will also provide training and technical assistance to policy leaders, service providers, helping professionals and the general public, including trauma survivors. The goal of Trauma Informed Oregon is to provide information and technical assistance that is useful and meaningful to all who are committed to trauma informed care. AMH is able to offer this resource through 2013 funding.    Trauma Informed Oregon is launching a new website,www.traumainformedoregon.org, on Oct. 10. The website will provide training information, organizational resources, education tools, effective clinical practices and resources about adverse childhood experiences.  You can read the entire press release here.  Please contact Diane Yatchmenoff, who is leading the SSW/RRI program components at yatchmd@pdx.edu for additional information.

Presentations

Curry-Stevens, A. (2014). Understanding the assets of culturally-specific services. At Writing a New Narrative for Oregon’s 3rd Graders, Oregon Education Investment Board, Seaside, OR.

Kimball, E & Tensen, B. (2014). Knitting technologies & social work pedagogy. Keynote Address for the Minnesota Council of Social Work Education Annual Conference: Minneapolis, MN, September 12, 2014. (Refereed).

Trinidad, A. (2014). From a Pinay Scholar Warrior of Aloha: Teaching, Mentoring, and Researching for Social Change.   Paper presentation at the Race & Pedagogy National Conference, Sept. 25-27, 2014, Tacoma, WA. (Refereed).

Yamasaki, H., Trinidad, A., Martin, N. (2014).Sustainability for All.   Paper presentation at the Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons conference, Aug. 7-9, 2014, Seattle, WA. (Refereed).

School of Social Work Faculty and Staff Speak Out About Public Safety on Campus

In case you hadn’t seen/heard, Faculty and Staff of the SSW offered public comment about the proposed changes in campus safety practice at PSU.   You can read remarks delivered at Faculty Senate on page E-3A from the most recent Faculty Senate Meeting.   Please speak to Senators or signatories on the statement for additional information.    On behalf of the school, I offered up principles for consideration during this process which you can see here.  You can stay connected to developments on this issue by checking in with this web page.

And, as is my practice – here are a few interesting things I ran across while watching the social media landscape this past month!

Scholarship Notes

Social Work/Social Justice 

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Higher Education and Teaching Notes

Student Food Insecurity

As the days get shorter and colder, please consider donating any dried, canned, or boxed food to the student kitchen at the SSW.  Many of our students are often food-insecure and any donations are appreciated! Please contact Janet Putnam (putnamj@pdx.edu) with any questions.

Author: sswdeanconnect

Laura Nissen is Professor and Dean of the School of Social Work at Portland State University.

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