Violence - Domestic, Interpersonal, and Structural Episodes
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The following episodes are in the *Violence - Domestic, Interpersonal, and Structural* category:
Episode 294 - Domestic Violence Response Teams: Examining Motivations for Implementation of a Police-Advocate Partnership: Dr. Laura Johnson
Interviewer: Nadine "Shaanta" Murshid, PhD
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 9:11:29 AM
In this episode, our guest Dr. Laura Johnson describes the domestic violence response team program, which is a collaborative partnership between domestic violence organizations and law enforcement. Findings from her research project examining factors that contribute to police officer support for a police-advocate partnership intervention are discussed, and the implications for social work practice and policy pertaining to the implementation of interagency collaborative interventions are summarized.
Interviewer: Nicole Capozziello
Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 11:49:15 AM
In this episode, our guest Dr. Millan AbiNader discusses her research examining how mainstream media conversations pertaining to sexual violence have changed between 1991 and 2018, including shifts in language regarding how the accused and accuser have been characterized. Details and implications pertaining to findings from her qualitative thematic analysis are described, and suggestions for heightening attention to how sexual violence is conceptualized within the media are considered. Resources pertaining to sexual violence are provided.
Episode 229 - Dr. Lauren Reed: Digital Dating Abuse Among Adolescents: Understanding the Role of Gender and Developing Effective Strategies for Prevention
Interviewer: Carol Scott, MSW
Monday, December 04, 2017, 8:05:59 AM
In this episode, our guest Dr. Lauren Reed discusses her research on digital dating abuse among adolescents and why females are differentially impacted by this form of dating violence. She describes how the use of participatory action research has led to effective prevention strategies, and highlights the need to include digital media when assessing for dating violence.
Episode 225 - Dr. Joy Learman: Gender-Based Violence and HIV Infection: Experiences of HIV-Positive African Immigrant Women
Interviewer: Eusebius Small, PhD
Monday, October 09, 2017, 7:43:57 AM
In this episode, our guest Dr. Joy Learman describes the underlying dynamics that can increase a woman's risk of being HIV-positive and failing to obtain treatment. She discusses her research involving contextual factors and personal experiences of HIV-positive African immigrant women. Dr. Learman emphasizes the need for support for at-risk groups and the development of policies that promote women's reproductive health and decrease their risk of HIV.
Episode 205 - Dr. Joseph Richardson and Dr. Christopher St. Vil: Who Shot Ya?: A Novel Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program
Interviewer: Steven Schwartz
Monday, December 05, 2016, 8:13:44 AM
In this episode, Dr. Joseph Richardson and Dr. Christopher St. Vil discuss their use of a longitudinal, ethnographic study of young Black men admitted to the hospital for treatment of violent injury to inform development of a hospital-based violence intervention program. They also report on research that they have conducted to better understand nonfatal use of force by police. From the findings of these two studies, they offer specific recommendations that have implications for programs as well as policy.
Interviewer: Lisa Caprio, LMSW
Monday, January 05, 2015, 7:45:51 AM
In this episode, our guest Dr. Danilea Werner argues that social workers, especially those who work in school settings, are on he front line of response to school and community crisis events. She discusses her research with school social workers, examining their perceptions of their own and their district's preparedness for crisis events. Dr. Werner recommends how school social workers can increase their own preparedness and their confidence in their district colleagues' ability to respond effectively.
Episode 148 - Dr. Erin Kelly: Workplace Violence and Staff Well-Being: Everyday Hassles and Acute Crises
Interviewer: Steven Schwartz
Monday, August 04, 2014, 8:16:42 AM
While working at an inpatient psychiatric facility early in her career, Dr. Erin Kelly became interested in workplace violence, struck by the tension of maintaining staff and patient safety. She also developed an appreciation of the importance of building relationships with patients and other staff in such a challenging environment. In this episode, Dr. Kelly discusses her research on the impact of workplace violence on staff at a large psychiatric hospital. Dr. Kelly suggests a number of strategies to ameliorate staff conflict as one method of reducing staff-patient conflict. She also makes suggestions for the individual clinicians working in settings with elevated levels of conflict.
Interviewer: Charles Syms, LCSW
Monday, June 23, 2014, 6:36:36 AM
In this episode, our guest Dr. Venus Tsui describes the pervasive shame that male victims of intimate partner abuse experience and their common belief that the services that do exist aren't built for them. The resulting alienation and hopelessness present powerful barriers to seeking support. Dr. Tsui describes the extent to which existing services are utilized by men and which formal and informal helpers they find most beneficial.
Interviewer: Anthony Guzman, MISM, MNCM
Monday, April 01, 2013, 9:02:37 AM
The internet and social media have created numerous new opportunities for communication, relationships, and learning. Opportunities for the misuse of this technology have accompanied the popularity of these media. In this episode, Dr. Janet Joiner discusses her work with cyberbullying behavior and addresses how modern technology can be integrated safely and productively into social work practice and education.
Episode 104 - Dr. Rachel Fusco: Developmental and Mental Health Screening in Child Welfare: Implications for Young Children in Rural Settings
Interviewer: Rebecca S.R. Polmanteer, MSW
Monday, October 01, 2012, 9:12:04 AM
In this episode, Dr. Rachel Fusco describes her work with Universal Screening that involves an examination of the developmental and mental health needs of young children involved in the child welfare system. After sharing what she is learning from this research, she discusses the implications for child welfare-involved children and families in rural communities.
Episode 88 - Dr. Manisha Joshi: Attitudes Toward Intimate Partner Violence Among Women in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan
Interviewer: Filomena Critelli, PhD, MSW
Monday, January 23, 2012, 8:03:52 AM
In this episode, Dr. Manisha Joshi utilizes a unique lens to look at a familiar topic. She describes her research regarding the role of changing attitudes related to intimate partner violence (IPV) in three Central Asian countries. Dr. Joshi discusses what she has learned about the context in which IPV occurs in these countries and its impact on help-seeking and reporting behavior of the women who live there.
Interviewer: Margaret Coombes, PhD
Monday, October 17, 2011, 8:24:53 AM
Dr. Jeffrey Edleson, a nationally known researcher in the field of domestic violence and its effect on children, concludes his discussion by interpreting longitudinal research related to the impact of early exposure to violence and risk factors influencing future experience with violence. He explains the "comprehensive community response" to children who are exposed to DV and the potential protective factors that can be utilized in communities.
Interviewer: Margaret Coombes, PhD
Monday, September 19, 2011, 8:02:02 AM
Dr. Jeffrey Edleson of the University of Minnesota is well known for his research on adult domestic violence, particularly how it affects children in the home. In this episode, Dr. Edleson describes his work and that of his colleagues over the past two decades in their efforts to study, raise awareness of, and change both policies and practices focused on children exposed to domestic violence.
Interviewer: Nancy Smyth, PhD, MSW
Monday, January 24, 2011, 10:17:58 AM
Dr. Faye Mishna discusses her research on cyber bullying among youth, its prevalence, its effects, and what social workers can do to begin to address this growing problem.
Episode 61 - Dr. Lenore Walker: The System is Broken: Challenges to Trauma-Informed Approaches with Parents and Children Affected by Domestic Violence
Interviewer: Nancy Smyth, PhD, MSW
Monday, December 13, 2010, 8:22:30 AM
In this episode, Dr. Lenore Walker discusses the current social, political, and legal dynamics that challenge a trauma-informed approach to the health and safety of children affected by domestic violence. Dr. Charles Ewing of the University at Buffalo Law School joins in the conversation.
Interviewer: Bernadette Hoppe, JD, MPH, MA
Monday, April 06, 2009, 10:45:20 AM
In this podcast, Dr. Sandra Lane discusses how policy and environment promote disparities in health among people of color.
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