The 2017 Mandel Leadership Fellows and Child Welfare Fellows Programs invite all students, faculty and staff to their Capstone Presentations on Friday, April 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Mandel School Noble Commons.  Includes refreshments. No RSVP necessary. 2 PD Hours available. 

The following students will be presenting:

Child Welfare Fellows Poster Presentations

9:15 a.m. Erica Sabados: “Trauma Informed Leadership”

9:30 a.m. Robert Heidl: “Father Initiative”

Mandel Leadership Fellows Poster Presentations

9:45 a.m. Kailtyn Uhl: “Assessing Measures of ACT Transition-Readiness: Applying Research to Practice”

10:00 a.m. Ean Pokryfky: “Psychosocial Acuity in the Veteran Affairs Primary Care Social Work Model”

10:15 a.m. Maria Roehrkasse: “Adapting an Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Approach in Project-based Housing & Urban Development- Veteran Affairs Supporting Housing (HUD-VASH)

10:30 a.m. Joslyn Grostic: “Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): Advances in Implementation

10:45 a.m. Lisa Marie Fairfax: “Yoga as a Complementary Treatment for Congolese Refugee War Rape Victims”

11:00 a.m. Jessica Switzer: “A  Trauma Informed Approach to Care in the University Health Services Setting: The Development of a Trauma Informed Care Readiness Assessment”

11:15 a.m. Chad Biggers: “Building a Resilient Community: Implications of Participatory Action  Research Models for Community Needs Assessments”

For more information, contact Dr. David Hussey ( or Dr. Victor Groza (

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