Berkeley Social Welfare faculty, students and researchers presenting at SSWR conference

December 6, 2021

Congratulations to the Berkeley Social Welfare faculty, students, and researchers presenting at the annual SSWR conference in Washington, DC. Names of presenting authors are in bold.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. 

Examining TANF Program's Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis in California (poster presentation)
MinJee Keh, MSW, Doctoral Student, UC Berkeley; Kimberly Salazar, Undergraduate Student, UC Berkeley; Yu-Ling Chang, PhD, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

Friday, January 14, 2022

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. 

Rethinking the Pharmacy: Stakeholder Perceptions of Pharmacist-Prescribed Hormonal Contraception in Rural California
Monica De La Cruz, MPH, Doctoral Student, UC Berkeley; Rachel Logan, PhD, Research Associate, UC Berkeley; Erin Garner-Ford, Investigator, EGF Consulting; Sally Rafie, Pharmacist, UC San Diego; Anu Manchikanti Gómez, PhD, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 

Pregnancy, Parenting and Criminalization: A Social Work Perspective Grounded in Reproductive Justice
Symposium Organizer: Anu Manchikanti Gómez

Exploring the Role of Social Workers in Criminalization of Pregnancy
Reiley Reed, MPH, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Anu Manchikanti Gómez, PhD, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

The Abundant Birth Project: Community-Centered Design of a Pregnancy Income Supplement to Disrupt Structural Racism and Advance Birth Justice
Anu Manchikanti Gómez, PhD, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley; Breezy Powell, Community Researcher, Expecting Justice; Monica De La Cruz, MPH, Doctoral Student, UC Berkeley; Sabra Bell, Community Researcher, Expecting Justice; Maile Chand, Community Researcher, Expecting Justice; Anjeanette Coats, Community Researcher, Expecting Justice; Stephanie Arteaga, Project Director, UC Berkeley; Esperanza Castillo, Program Coordinator, UCSF; Payshia Edwards, Program Associate, Expecting Justice; Zariyah Isaq, Research Intern, UC Berkeley; Nicole Jones, Program Manager, Expecting Justice; Latriece Love-Goodlett, Associate Director, Expecting Justice; Troy Roberts, Case Manager, Expecting Justice; Solaire Spellen, Associate Director, UCSF; Michaela Taylor, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley; Jazzmin Williams, Medical Student, UCSF; Zea Malawa, Physician Director, Expecting Justice; Deborah Karasek, Assistant Professor, UCSF

Relational and Structural Factors Informing the Methamphetamine-Using Behaviors of Sexual Minority Men (poster presentation)
Walter Gómez, PhD, MA, MSW, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago; Kurt C. Organista, Professor, UC Berkeley; Amy Mericle, Scientist, Alcohol Research Group; Jasper Lee, Doctoral Candidate, University of Miami; Adam Carrico, PhD, Professor, University of Miami

Saturday, January 15, 2022

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Domestic Violence Alleged in Child Maltreatment Reports during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Rebecca Rebbe, PhD, Assistant Professor, USC; Vivian Lyons, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Daniel Webster, PhD, Principal Investigator, UC Berkeley; Emily Putnam-Hornstein, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill

Does the State Impact Hope? Direct and Vicarious Police Contact and Optimism Among Urban Teens
Aaron Gottlieb, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago; Maddie Berry, Social Worker, University of Chicago; Kalen Flynn, PhD, MSW, MSSP, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago; Brenda Mathias, MSSA, PhD Student, UC Berkeley

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Profiling Expenditure Patterns of Low-Income Families in China: Impact on Child Developmental Outcomes and Suicidal Risks (poster presentation)
Yunyu Xiao, PhD; M.Phil., Assistant Professor, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis & Indiana University–Bloomington; Julian Chun-Chung Chow, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley; Keqing Han, PhD, Professor, Renmin University of China; Shencheng Wang, PhD Candidate, Renmin University of China

Sunday, January 16, 2022

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Associations between Family Resilience and Health Outcomes Among Kinship Caregivers and Their Children
Anthony Gómez, MSW, Doctoral Student, UC Berkeley

Social Media As a Source of Data - Lessons Learned and Implications for Utilizing Computational Methods in Social Work Research
Kelly Ziemer, MSW, UC Berkeley; Cheng Ren, MSSA, UC Berkeley; Maria Rodriguez, PhD, MSW, University at Buffalo; Woojin Jung, PhD, Rutgers University

For Those Who Love Black Children: A Conceptualization of the Radical and Liberatory Possibilities of Play for Black Children (poster presentation)
Demond Hill, MA, PhD Student, UC Berkeley

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Coping Healthfully but Still Distressed: A Mixed Methods Study of Distress and Coping Styles during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Angie Wootton, MSW, Doctoral Student, UC Berkeley; Dylan Rice, BA, Research assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital; Anna Laura McKowen, MA, Research assistant, Columbia University; Cindy Veldhuis, PhD, Psychologist & Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University

Using Machine Learning to Code Immigrant-Serving Organizations (poster presentation)
Cheng Ren, MSSA, PhD Student, UC Berkeley CA; Irene Bloemraad, Professor, UC Berkeley

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Exploring the Possibility of Equity-Enhancing Prevention in Schools Though Social and Emotional Learning: Disparity Reduction, Contextual Considerations, and Transformational Aspirations
Symposium Organizer: Valerie Shapiro

Are We Measuring the Same Social-Emotional Competence across Diverse Student Subgroups?: Testing Measurement Invariance of a Teacher-Completed Behavioral Rating Scale
Juyeon Lee, MSW, UC Berkeley; Valerie B. Shapiro, PhD, UC Berkeley; Jennifer L. Fleming Robitaille, MS; Paul LeBuffe, MA, Devereux Foundation

The Calhope Initiative: Assessing the Social Context, Stressors, and Attitudes of County Office of Education Leaders Towards Implementing Social Emotional Learning in California Following the Covid-19 Pandemic
Alejandro Nunez, BA, UC, Berkeley; Valerie B. Shapiro, PhD, UC Berkeley; Juyeon Lee, MSW, UC Berkeley; Elsy Lewis, Current Undergrad, UC Berkeley

Transformative SEL: Are Educational Leaders Embracing a New Equity-Enhancing Understanding of SEL?
Nehal Eldeeb, MSW, UC Berkeley; Valerie B. Shapiro, PhD, UC Berkeley; Alejandro Nunez, BA, UC Berkeley; Jenna Greenstein, UC Berkeley; Juyeon Lee, MSW, UC Berkeley

If we have overlooked anyone in the list of presenters, please accept our apologies and send a correction to