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Laura A. Voith, MSW, PhD

Assistant Professor


PhD, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

MSW, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

BA, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Room 216
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

laura.voith@case.edu
216.368.5820

About

Stemming from her macro and direct practice work with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, Dr. Voith’s program of research is designed to address the prevention and intervention of intimate partner violence with youth and adults at risk for violent perpetration. Applying trauma-focused and health disparities lenses with a developmental framework, Dr. Voith examines how individual and ecological risk and protective factors influence violence-related risky and resilient outcomes, with special attention given to the development of boys and men. She also examines how the interaction between environments, such as neighborhoods, and individuals can exacerbate or buffer violence between intimate partners. This research will develop and improve upon violence prevention and intervention programs, particularly programs with at-risk youth and batterer intervention programs with men.

 

Course List:

Master’s Courses

  • SASS 441: Human Development II: Adults
  • SASS 478: Macro and Policy Practice Skills

Doctoral Couses

  • SASS 638: Integrative Research Seminar

Doctoral Student Mentoring:

Dr. Voith is committed to the development of the Mandel School’s doctoral and masters-level students. Her mentoring philosophy is grounded in the basic tenet that through scaffolded, collaborative, and experiential learning opportunities, students will develop the requisite skills to launch their careers as independent scholars. Working with Dr. Voith, students will have the opportunities to learn the processes of grant writing and manuscript development, co-author manuscripts, and present at national conferences. She also welcomes the opportunity for doctoral students to complete a teaching mentorship in one of her current courses.

Scholarly Interests:

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Boys and men’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Violence prevention and intervention

Affiliations:

Recent Publications

Carlson, J., Voith, L.A., Holmes, M.R., & *Brown, J. (Accepted). Applying a Developmental, Social Ecological, and Survivor Lens to Children’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence: The Current State, Challenges, and Future Directions. Violence Against Women.

Yoon, S., Voith, L. A., & Kobulsky, J. (2018). Gender Differences in Pathways from Child Physical Abuse to Adolescent Risky Sexual Behavior in a High-Risk Sample. Journal of Adolescence, 64, 89-97.

Voith, L.A., Holmes, M.R., & Duda-Banwar, J. (2018) Clicking toward Better Grades: The use of Student Response Systems in Social Work Education. Journal of Social Work Education, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/10437797.2017.1283268

Voith, L.A. & Brondino, M.J. (2017 Epub ahead of print) Neighborhood Predictors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Theory-Informed Analysis using Hierarchical Linear Modeling. American Journal of Community Psychology. Available online at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajcp.12163/full doi:10.1002/ajcp.12163

Voith, L.A. (2017 Epub ahead of print). Understanding the Relation between Neighborhood and Intimate Partner Violence: An Integrative Review. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. Available online at: http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/D7btJzDWeHuEIbaRNzqB/full doi: 10.1177/1524838017717744

Voith, L.A., Anderson, R.E., & Cahill, S.P. (2017 Epub ahead of print) The Interconnections of Violence: College Men’s Experiences of Childhood Victimization and Victimization and Perpetration in Adulthood. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Available online at: http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/hp56Zxnq53ZrwnTJ3Dda/full doi: 10.1177/0886260517708406

Voith, L.A. & Blakey, J.M. (2016 Epub ahead of print) Restoring and Empowering Traumatized Girls in a Philippines-Based Independent Living Program: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 1-12. Available online at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40653-016-0116-x

Voith, L.A., Topitzes, J., & Reynolds, A.J. (2016). Violent Victimization among Disadvantaged Young Adults Exposed to Early Family Conflict and Abuse: A 24-year Prospective Study of the Victimization Cycle across Gender. Violence and Victims, 31(4), 767-784. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-14-00090

Yoon, S., Kobulsky, J., Voith, L.A., Steigerwald, S., & Holmes, M. R. (2015). Gender differences in caregiver-child relationship mediation of the association between violence exposure severity and adolescent behavior problems. Child Abuse & Neglect, 50, 104–15. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.10.012

Holmes, M.R., Yoon, S., Voith, L.A., Kobulsky, J. & Steigerwald, S. (2015). Resilience in Physically Abused Children: Protective Factors for Aggression. Behavioral Sciences, 5(2), 176-189. doi: 10.3390/bs5020176

Recent Presentations:

Francis, M.*, Prince, D. & Voith, L. (2018, November). Post-It Up: Invoking Social Justice within a Social Work School. Oral paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education 64th Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Yoon, S., Voith, L., & Kobulsky, J. (2018, January). Gender Differences in Pathways from Child Physical and Sexual Abuse to Adolescent Risky Sexual Behavior. Oral paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC.

Voith, L.A. & Brondino, M.J. (2017, January). Neighborhood Predictors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Theory-Informed Analysis using Hierarchical Linear Modeling. An ePoster presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA.

Voith, L.A. (2017, January). How Neighborhoods Influence Intimate Partner Violence: A Qualitative Inquiry with Men in Batterer Intervention Programs. An oral paper presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA.

Voith, L.A., Topitzes, J., Yoon, S., & Brondino, M.J. (2016, October). Peace Program: Findings from an Evaluation of a School-Based Violence Prevention Program. Oral paper presented at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.

Voith, L.A. (2015, October). Exploring the Relationship between Neighborhoods and Intimate Partner Violence: An Integrative Review. Interactive Poster presented at Council for Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.

Yoon, S., Kobulsky, J., Voith, L.A., Steigerwald, S., & Holmes, M.R. (2015, October). Violence Exposure and Adolescent Behavior Problems: Parent-child Relationships as a Mediator. Interactive Poster presented at Council for Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO

Laura Voith in the News

  • Laura Voith Weighs-In On Risky Sexual Behaviors Among Adolescence on Cleveland.com
    by Mandel School on May 23, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Boys and girls have different reasons for engaging in risky sexual behavior, suggests a recent study with ties to Case Western Reserve University. Past child abuse led to risky sexual behavior for boys in the study, explained Laura Voith, assistant professor at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, who helped conduct the […]

  • Trauma Center Launches at the Mandel School
    by Mandel School on April 17, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Due to its widespread impact and long-term effects, trauma has emerged as a significant public health concern throughout the world. It is now the focus of a new training and research center at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the top-ranked school of social work at Case Western Reserve University. […]

  • Laura Voith Is Talking About Research!
    by Mandel School Calendar on January 25, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    February 1, 2018 12:45-1:45 pm Mandel School Building Room 236 Examining the role of trauma with men who use violence against women using qualitative and quantitative methods. Sponsored by the MSASS Office of Research and Training […]