Colloquia and Workshops

For the past few years, the Office of Research and Training has been co-sponsoring a number of Colloquia and workshops with our Doctoral Program. Events have featured presentations from MSASS faculty, colleagues from the university community and nationally renowned experts in their respective fields.

Colloquia events are primarily focused on specific research projects, while workshops provide details on methodologies. The Research to Practice events also successfully illustrate the collaboration of MSASS faculty with community organizations and the benefits of residents engaged in communities.

The following is a list of ongoing events for the current year. You may also visit our archives from 2010-2011, and 2011-2012.

2013-2014 Academic Year

Spring 2014 Research Methods Colloquium

Sponsored by the MSASS Office of Research and Training and Doctoral Program

“Drunk in Public, Drunk in Private:  Collecting Alcohol-Related Data in the Real World”

 Thursday, April 10, 2014, 12:30 to 2:00 PM ~ Room 320 B/C (Lunch Provided)

Pre-registration is required, please e-mail:  helen.menke@case.edu by January 10, 2014

The consumption of alcoholic beverages is deeply ingrained in the fabric of numerous cultures.  In the U.S., the misuse of alcohol remains the third leading cause of preventable death and is associated with myriad social and health problems.  Not unlike many social problems, alcohol use is an inherently complex behavior, which varies across the life span, cultures, social contexts, peer networks, and built environments.

Despite this complexity, much of the extant literature on the social aspects of alcohol use is based on retrospective, self-report survey data. Although useful for monitoring epidemiological trends, self-report data have limitations for understanding the etiology of certain alcohol-related problems or guiding prevention efforts.

This colloquium will focus on measurement approaches to alcohol (and drug use) in natural environments.  Specifically, we will present 1) the methodological lessons learned from a large field study of college drinking environments, 2) the methodological issues related to assessing alcohol use among the elderly, 3) the often unexpected situations that occur when conducting naturalist studies, and 4) the possibilities of using technology in field studies or in non-survey studies of alcohol and drug use

 

Audrey M ShillingtonJohn D. Clapp, Ph.D., is currently Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development at The Ohio State University, College of Social Work. With two decades experience in the field of substance use research, Dr. Clapp directed the Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies (SDSU) and the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention.  He has published over 85 journal articles and his work has appeared in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Dependence among numerous other top research journals.

 

 

 

holmesMegan R. HolmesPh.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Mandel School. Prior to her doctoral work, she coordinated of a large field study of college drinking environments. Dr. Holmes’s current research focuses on gaining new understandings about how sibling relationships may be a possible protective factor in preventing or ameliorating the development of behavior and mental health problems associated with intimate partner violence exposure.

 

 

 

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Spring 2014 Research Workshop

Co-sponsored by the MSASS Office of Research and Training and Doctoral Program

Preventing Child and Adolescent Problem Behavior:  Advances, Evidence, and Methodological Approaches

Friday, April 4, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM ~ Rm. 320 BC (Lunch Provided)

Pre-registration is required, please e-mail:  helen.menke@case.edu by January 10, 2014

Significant advances in the practice and science of prevention have been made in the last several decades. Practitioners, policy makers, and researchers across the globe have adopted principles of risk, protection, and public health to guide program design and implementation. Findings from efficacy and effectiveness trials indicate that a number of school-, family-, and community-based programs have produced positive effects in reducing or delaying the onset of child and adolescent problems. Characteristics of evidence-based programs have been identified, described, and disseminated to practitioners and policy makers. Cutting-edge issues of program fidelity and adaptation are also being tackled in innovative and systematic ways.

Part 1 of this workshop will trace the evolution of prevention and describe the advances that led to what has become recognized as the science of prevention. Evidence pertaining to the efficacy of preventive interventions in schools, families, and communities will be reviewed. Issues associated with the adaptation of interventions and complexities involved in bringing efficacious interventions to scale will be discussed. Part 2 of the workshop will focus on methodological and analytical issues associated with designing, implementing, and testing preventive interventions in schools, families, and communities. Examples from a group-randomized trial of a bullying prevention program in 2

8 elementary schools will be used to illustrate common design and analytic strategies used in prevention.

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Jeffrey M. Jenson, Ph.D., is the Philip D. and Eleanor G. Winn Professor for Children and Youth at Risk and Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. His research focuses on the application of a public health approach to preventing child and adolescent health and behavior problems and on the evaluation of preventive interventions aimed at promoting positive youth development. Dr. Jenson has published six books and numerous articles on topics of prevention and child and adolescent development. He has received several awards for his scholarship, including the Aaron Rosen Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Social Work Research from 2004 to 2008Dr. Jenson was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2011.

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Spring 2014 Research Colloquium

Sponsored by the MSASS Office of Research and Training and Doctoral Program

 “Cross-city Challenges in the Implementation and Evaluation of a Law Enforcement and Faith-based Community Collaboration:  The Fugitive Safe Surrender Program”

March 20, 2014, 12:30 to 2:00 PM  ~  Room 320 B/C (Lunch Provided)

Pre-registration is required, please e-mail:  helen.menke@case.edu by January 10, 2014

Between 2005 and 2010, the Fugitive Safe Surrender (FSS) program was implemented 22 times in 20 different cities across the country, where over 35,000 individuals who thought they had an open warrant for their arrest surrendered voluntarily at a local church.  This collaboration between local and federal law enforcement and the faith and community-based partners continues to be held in churches around the country under various program names and models.

At the core of the FSS program is the need to set up all of the major components of the justice system in an off-site location including courts, probation/parole, warrant checks, and community services.  Implementing such a complex program in different cities comes fraught with a myriad of practical, political and procedural challenges, all of which impact the method, quality, reliability and consistency of information gathering.

This presentation will describe the development and implementation of the FSS program, descriptive findings to date, and challenges related to program evaluation and conducting research utilizing this type of applied, community-based intervention.

 

flanneryDaniel Flannery, Ph.D., is the Dr.  Semi J. and Ruth Begun Professor and Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Mandel School.  He is also a licensed clinical child psychologist, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University Hospitals of Cleveland.  His primary areas of research are in youth violence prevention, the link between violence and mental health, and program evaluation.

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Spring 2014 Research Colloquium

Sponsored by the MSASS Office of Research and Training and Doctoral Program

 “Which Is the Most Appropriate Statistical Test to Use?”

Thursday, February 20, 2014  12:30 to 2:00 PM  ~  Room 320 B/C (Lunch Provided)

Pre-registration is required, please e-mail:  helen.menke@case.edu by January 10, 2014

The purpose of this session is to aid in understanding when to use (and not use) which statistical test.  I designed this session based upon what I wished someone would have told me earlier in my career.  Determining which statistical test to use is arguably the most important step in the statistical analysis process but actually gets little attention.  When it is discussed, the information is often piecemeal and usually specific to only one type of design.

The session will begin with the quick review of the basics and a categorization and discussion of what’s most important for determining which statistical test to use (e.g., level of measurement, type of research question(s), sampling design, etc.).  The session will cover the most common types of statistical tests used in the field followed by a discussion of more complex designs (e.g., longitudinal, hierarchal, survival, time series analyses).  Time will be reserved at the end to go though a few examples of possible statistical analyses hopefully based upon the audience’s research question(s).

The session will be adjusted to the audience’s statistical knowledge and interest.  The target audience would be statistical novices who have specific research questions, those who feel “comfortable” with statistics but would like to learn about different types of statistics, and those who just would like a review.  The session would probably not be as helpful to those who are well-versed in statistics although you are encouraged to attend so as to expand everyone’s statistical knowledge.

 

lovellRachel Lovell, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education at the Mandel School. In addition, she serves as the Center’s in-house quantitative methodologist. In terms of quantitative methodologies, Rachel has experience with (but not limited to) structural equation modeling, longitudinal data analysis, time series analysis, multivariate regression,  survival analysis, quasi-experimental designs, missing data analysis, power analysis, and multilevel modeling.

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 Fall 2013 Research Workshop

Co-Sponsored by MSASS & the FPB School of Nursing

Biomarkers in Social and Psychological Sciences

Friday, December 6th, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

 Room 115, Mandel Center Building (Lunch Provided)

Pre-registration is required, please e-mail:  helen.menke@case.edu by September 6, 2013

There has been increasing use of biomarkers, objective measures of physiological function, in social and behavioral sciences. Our keynote speaker and panelists have used a variety of biomarkers in their own funded research.  This workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • What are biomarkers?
  • What types of biomarkers are being utilized in social and psychological sciences research?
  • What are implementation issues and strategies for using specific types of biomarkers in social and psychological sciences research?

 The program will include a discussion by the keynote speaker and panelists of their own use of biomarkers in their research with a focus on the genesis of their involvement with biomarkers; the specific biomarkers used and reasons for choosing these biomarkers; and, presentation of methodology, implementation issues/strategies, and findings from their research.

Keynote Speaker:

garlandEric Garland, Ph.D., LCSW, is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work and Associate Director of Integrative Medicine in the Supportive Oncology and Survivorship Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. His bio-behavioral research agenda is focused on translating findings from cognitive and affective neuroscience into treatments for stress-related conditions.

Presentation Part 1, Presentation Part 2, Presentation Part 3, Presentation Part 4,

Presentation Part 5, Presentation Part 6, Presentation Part 7, Presentation Part 8,

Presentation Part 9

 

Panelists from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing:

Ronald Hickman, Ph.D., RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing – Presentation; Shirley Moore, Ph.D., RN, Professor Nursing, Panel Chair – Presentation; Kathy Wright, Ph.D., RN,  Postdoctoral Student – Presentation; Jaclene Zausniewski, Ph.D., RN, Professor of Nursing – Presentation

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Fall 2013 Research Colloquium

 Co-Sponsored by the MSASS Office of Research and Training & MSASS Doctoral Program

 Participatory Group Model Building to Understand:

- The added value of primary care

- How to bring patient strengths into health care

 Tuesday, November 5th from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Room 320BC (Lunch Provided)

Pre-registration is required, please e-mail: helen.menke@case.edu

This colloquium will build on two ongoing research projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  These projects are working collaboratively with patients, caregivers and clinicians from the Safety Net Providers’ Strategic Alliance – a practice-based research network of community health centers and free clinics.

Beginning with the motivation for each project, and we will discuss the use of computer simulation models, particularly agent-based models, to understand complex phenomena such as health care and health.  We will review the use of a group model building method to engage diverse stakeholders as participants in building simulation models, and will present early learning from the novel application of this method to building an agent-based model of aspects of primary care. This will be followed by discussion of fledgling efforts to develop and support a community of investigators at Case Western Reserve University and our community partners in using network analysis and computational modeling to understand complex systems and improve health.

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Kurt Stange, MD, Ph.D., is Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Sociology, and Oncology; Gertrude Donnelly Hess, MD Professor of Oncology Research; and American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, Case Western Reserve University. He is also Research & Development Mentor of the University’s Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) Shared Resource.  He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Dr. Stange will be joined by Kelly R. Burgess, MPA, a Research Associate with the PBRN Shared Resource who is directly involved both in these projects and in efforts to develop local capacity to bring systems science methods to health research.

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Fall 2013 Research Colloquium

Co-Sponsored by the MSASS Office of Research and Training & MSASS Doctoral Program

 Program Evaluation in Human Services:

Methods for Enhancing Credibility and Learning

 Thursday, October 10, 12:30 – 2:00 PM, Room 320BC (Lunch Provided)

Across the nonprofit and governmental sectors program evaluation has become ubiquitous in an era of increasingly limited and directed resources.  Framed variously as outcome measurement, quality assurance, results-based accountability, the movement requires those conducting these investigations to pay careful attention to the methods they adopt. Though aims underlying the work conventionally include both accountability to funders and other stakeholders, as well as program learning and improvement, methods often do not maximize opportunities to enhance performance on both aims simultaneously.

This presentation will review several strategies for improving approaches to evaluation in nonprofit and governmental settings. Three method areas will be highlighted: (1) articulating program theory of change as a pre-cursor to evaluation, including verification of service delivery, (2) inclusion of client voice as both a data source and mechanism to guide the approach, and (3) selecting the most rigorous evaluation design for the programmatic setting, and drawing on internal and external data sources. The talk will focus on the application of social science evaluation methods in settings of particular relevance to those in the social work and nonprofit arenas.

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Robert L. Fischer is a Research Associate Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University. He is also Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at MSASS, and leads the Center’s efforts in regard to evaluation research.

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2012-2013 Academic Year

Spring 2013 Research Colloquia & Workshop

Co-Sponsored by the MSASS Office of Research and Training & MSASS Doctoral Program

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“Managing Spoiled Identities in Life Story Interviews”

Wednesday January 30th 12:30 to 1:45 PM Room 320 B/C (Lunch Provided)

Pre-registration is required, please e-mail: helen.menke@case.edu

Dr. Erdmans will discuss the construction of life story narratives, focusing on how narrators construct their life stories, as well as how social scientists reconstruct the narrators’ constructions. Using examples from her study of unwed adolescent mothers, she will show how the interaction between the listener and the narrator shape the life story, as does the implicit relation between the narrator and the larger society. Today the dominant culture defines out-of-wedlock early childbearing as a deviant act. Given this dominant narrative, Erdmans looks at not only the content of their stories, but how they tell their story — the meta-narrative that “made sense” of the deviant identity. She then argues that it is the responsibility of the social scientist to write counter narratives that attend to social inequalities, including the white racial frame, patriarchal privilege, and structural violence.

Mary Erdmans, Associate Professor of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, received her PhD in sociology from Northwestern University in 1992. Her areas of interest are immigration and ethnicity (with a research focus on Poles and Polish Americans), the intersection of gender, class, and race (where her research has included studies of white working-class women and adolescent mothers), and narrative research methods including life stories and oral histories. Her research has been published as book-length manuscripts (Opposite Poles and The Grasinski Girls), and her articles have appeared in various journals including the Journal of American Ethnic History, Sociological Quarterly, Sociological Inquiry, Qualitative Health Research, Polish American Studies, Humanity and Society, and North American Review. She is currently working on a manuscript, with Timothy Black, about adolescent mothers based on life-story interviews with 108 black, white and Puerto Rican young women.

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Mary P. Erdmans,
Associate Professor,
Department of Sociology,
Case Western Reserve University

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“The Cultural Consensus Model: A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding the Connections between Beliefs and Behavior”

Wednesday February 27th 12:30 to 1:45 PM Room 320 B/C (Lunch Provided)

Pre-registration is required, please e-mail: helen.menke@case.edu

The cultural consensus model is a mixed methods approach to analyzing cultural data. Developed by cognitive anthropologists, and using the ideas generated by participants themselves, the cultural consensus model has been used to better understand health inequalities, innovation in organizations, and the connections between psychological distress and physical health, among other topics. This presentation will acquaint participants with: (1) the theoretical orientation associated with examining cultural models; (2) the (qualitative and quantitative) systematic data collection techniques for generating information about those models; and (3) the cultural consensus analysis. The implications and fit of the model for social work will be emphasized.

Cyleste Collins is a Research Assistant Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. She serves as a faculty associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and the Schubert Center for Child Studies. Dr. Collins graduate training and degrees are in psychology, anthropology, and social work. Her research focuses on understanding psychosocial processes in a cultural context, using cognitive anthropological theory and methods. Dr. Collins has published in the areas of child neglect, mixed methods research, domestic violence, cultural models, social welfare history, and substance use, and she has disseminated the results of her work at national and international conferences. She has taught courses in research methods, statistics, evidence-based practice, social welfare history and policy, the political economy of health, health disparities, as well as a variety of psychology courses.

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Cyleste C. Collins,
Research Assistant Professor,
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University

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“From Practice Innovation to Evidence-Based Model Dissemination: Issues and Challenges in Social Work Intervention Research”

Wednesday March 27th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Room 323 (Lunch Provided)

Pre-registration is required, please e-mail: helen.menke@case.edu

The workshop will address key issues in the process of conceptualizing, planning and implementing social work intervention research, emphasizing practical challenges and ways to address them. Topics to be addressed include: formulating study aims and hypotheses; specifying a theory-based intervention model; the purposes of pilot and feasibility studies; recruitment and retention of research participants; assessment of fidelity in intervention studies; and, involving providers and consumers in research. Dr. Herman will also discuss the process of NIH grant review of intervention research studies.

Dr. Daniel Herman is Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship and Research at the Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, New York. Trained in both social work and epidemiology, he is a leading scholar in the area of homelessness and its nexus with mental illness. Dr. Herman became the first professional social worker to receive an early career K award from the National Institute of Mental Health. He is internationally known for his efforts to evaluate and disseminate Critical Time Intervention (CTI), a model of time-limited case management that has been widely recognized as one of few effective approaches for the prevention of homelessness among high-risk populations. Dr. Herman’s research has been supported by NIMH, SAMSHA, and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD). Dr. Herman is a standing member of the Mental Health Services Research Committee of NIMH and is past Vice-President of the Society for Social Work and Research, which honored him with its Outstanding Research Award in 1999. In 2012 he was inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

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Daniel B. Herman,
Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship and Research,
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College,
City University of New York.

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“Research for Action: The Influence of Research on Public Policy”

Jack Habib, Ph.D., Director, Myers-JDC Brookdale Institute, Israel

Friday May 10th 12:30 to 2:00 PM Room 323 (Lunch Provided)

Pre-registration is required, please e-mail: helen.menke@case.edu

The challenge of linking research and policy is a universal one and is a major concern in many countries. One often finds considerable skepticism on the extent to which research influences policy as it is often claimed that policy is dominated by political considerations. At the same time, there is growing emphasis on evidence-based practice at the programmatic level and also on systems of ongoing outcome measurement in public systems. In 1974, the Myers JDC Brookdale Institute was established to promote the link between research and social policy in Israel. This is a complex issue and there is a significant literature that addresses it. Dr. Habib will reflect on the conceptual framework required to think about this issue and some of the actual principles for promoting successful efforts that emerge from experience in Israel and from cross-national dialogues.

The presentation will discuss:

  • Stages in policy development and the contribution of research at each stage
  • Principles of action that contribute to the link between research and policy
  • Structural factors in the organization of research that affect its impact

Case studies of policy development for children in Israel will be used for illustrative purposes. It is hoped that the colloquium will provide a more optimistic perspective on the potential contribution of research to public policy.

Professor Jack H150pxabib received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and is professor emeritus of economics and social work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently the Director of the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, which is the leading center for applied social research serving Israel and the Jewish world. It seeks to improve the effectiveness of social services and policies by developing and disseminating knowledge of social needs as well as of the effectiveness of policies and programs intended to meet those needs. Prof. Habib has served on many Israeli national commissions established to improve various aspects of the social service system and has participated in numerous international professional exchange programs, collaborative research projects and multi-national conferences. Prof. Habib is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of social welfare in Israel and internationally.

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Fall 2012 Research Colloquium

“Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) in Social Work Research”
Tuesday October 2 –  8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center Building, Room 115 (Lunch Provided)
Dr. Natasha Bowen Speaker: Natasha Bowen, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Co-Sponsored by: The MSASS Office of Research and Training and the MSASS Doctoral Program. For the newcomer to SEM, this workshop will describe the advantages and prerequisites of SEM analyses in social work research with scales. Basic concepts of the SEM framework will be presented. AMOS software — a user-friendly graphical SEM package — will be used to demonstrate the parts of Confirmatory Factor Analysis and SEM models. The second part of the workshop will reinforce the basics of SEM and give newcomers a preview of the more advanced modeling potential of Mplus. For those familiar with SEM: The introductory material will provide a useful review of the fundamentals of SEM. Then, the functions and advantages of Mplus software will be demonstrated. Mplus accommodates categorical and ordinal response options (the most common type of social work response option), clustered and/or non-normal data, and a variety of other.
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“Evaluation and Learning in Community Change: Insights from a Mixed-Methods Study of a Mixed-Income Community in Akron”
Wednesday October 10 - 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.Room 320 BC (Lunch Provided)
Dr. Robert Fischer
Dr. Mark Joseph
Speakers: Robert L. Fischer, PhD, Co-Director, Center on Urban Poverty & Community Development;
Research Associate Professor the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and Mark L. Joseph, PhD, Director, National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities; Faculty Associate, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development; Associate Professor, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Co-Sponsored by: The MSASS Office of Research and Training & MSASS Doctoral Program.
Cascade Village is a mixed-income community in Akron, Ohio, redeveloped and managed by The Community Builders (TCB), a leading non-profit developer of mixed-income housing in the U.S. TCB believes that redeveloped mixed-income housing is not an end in itself, but a platform for other positive changes in families and communities. TCB has engaged the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School to serve as the learning and evaluation team for this initiative. The learning and evaluation team seeks to document both the process of implementing Ways & Means, as well as assess the early results of the model on resident life and resident engagement at Cascade Village. In this presentation, Robert Fischer, Mark Joseph and Project Manager April Hirsch — as well as staff and residents from Cascade Village — will talk about the progress of the Ways & Means Initiative and the role, value and challenges of learning and evaluation on community change efforts.
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“Dyadic Analysis Using Multilevel Modeling and the Actor-Partner Interaction Model (APIM)”
Wednesday October 31 - 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.Room 320 BC (Lunch Provided)
Dr. Aloen Townsend Speaker: Aloen L. Townsend, PhD, Professor, The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Co-Sponsored by:The MSASS Office of Research and Training & MSASS Doctoral Program.
This colloquium will consist of viewing a videotaped presentation by David Kenny, PhD, on cross-sectional dyadic data analysis. Kenny is the lead author of a book entitled Dyadic Data Analysis (Kenny, Kashy, & Cook, 2006, Guilford Press), Board of Trustees Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut, and the lead developer of the Actor-Partner Interaction Model for analyzing dyadic data. After the presentation (approximately 1 hour), Professor Aloen Townsend will facilitate a half-hour informal discussion about analytic approaches to cross-sectional dyadic analysis.
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“Constructing and Testing a Screening Instrument for Children’s Exposure to Violence to be Used by the Defending Childhood Initiative”
Wednesday November 14 – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.Room 320 BC (Lunch Provided)
Dr. Jeffrey Kretschmar
Dr. Mark Singer
Speakers: Jeffrey M. Kretschmar, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences; and Mark I. Singer, PhD, Co-Director, Center on Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, Professor, The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences;
Co-Sponsored by: The MSASS Office of Research and Training & MSASS Doctoral Program.
This presentation will describe the approaches used in the conceptualization, testing and implementation of a brief screening instrument for children/adolescents exposure to violence. The instrument was created for the United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s Defending Childhood Demonstration Program which is designed to develop and support comprehensive community-based strategic planning and implementation of projects to prevent and reduce the impact of children’s exposure to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Cuyahoga County was one of four national sites selected for program implementation. The instrument will be used as a gateway for a more complete case assessment, and when indicated, clinical services for the sequelae of childhood violence exposure.
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