Society for Social Work and Research 27th Annual Conference - Social Work Science and Complex Problems: Battling Inequities + Building Solutions: Special Interest Groups

All in-person and virtual presentations are in Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST).

SSWR 2023 Poster Gallery: as a registered in-person and virtual attendee, you have access to the virtual Poster Gallery which includes only the posters that elected to present virtually. The rest of the posters are presented in-person in the Poster/Exhibit Hall located in Phoenix A/B, 3rd floor. The access to the Poster Gallery will be available via the virtual conference platform the week of January 9. You will receive an email with instructions how to access the virtual conference platform.

Special Interest Groups

Friday, January 13, 2023

7:00 AM-8:00 AM

[Special Interest Groups] Acamamas: Academic Mothers (Paradise Valley, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Cristina Mogro-Wilson, PhD , Nalini Negi, PhD and Danielle Parrish, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Children & Youth Behavioral Health Policy and Services Research (North Mountain, 2nd Level)
Convener: Abel Mwebembezi

[Special Interest Groups] Community and Neighborhood SIG (Encanto B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Cheryl Hyde, PhD and Mary Ohmer, PhD, MSW, MPIA

[Special Interest Groups] Gun Violence (Encanto A, 2nd Level)
Convener: Mickey Sperlich, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Historical Research in Social Work (Hospitality 4 - Room 428, 4th Level)
Conveners: Justin Harty, PhD and Laura Curran, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] How Socially and Racially Justice Informed Are Social Work Practitioners? (Camelback A, 2nd Level)
Convener: Jibril Solomon, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Human Rights and Social Work (Valley of the Sun E, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Jane McPherson, PhD, MPH, LCSW and David Androff, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Immigrant and Refugee Studies (Maryvale A, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Wooksoo Kim, PhD , Mitra Naseh, PhD , Mary Held, PhD, LCSW and Michaela Zajicek-Farber, PhD, BCD, LCSW-C

[Special Interest Groups] Implementation Research (Cave Creek, 3rd Level)
Convener: Geetha Gopalan, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Kinship & Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (Estrella, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Nancy Mendoza, Ph.D. and Yanfeng Xu, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Lived Experience, the Lived Experience/Peer Workforce & Social Work (Maryvale B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer, PhD , Amanda Cruce, MSW , Nev Jones, PhD and Ryan Dougherty, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Mainstreaming Gender in the Grand Challenges (Desert Sky, 3rd Level)
Convener: Jill Messing, MSW, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Mental Health with Underserved Individuals and Groups (Alhambra, 2nd Level)
Convener: Megan McCoy, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Multi-System Children and Youth (Valley of the Sun D, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Karen Kolivoski, PhD, MSW and Sherri Simmons-Horton, PhD

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

[Special Interest Groups] Abolitionist Social Work (Maryvale B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Brianna Suslovic, MSW , Melanie Sonsteng-Person, PhD and Noor Toraif, MA

[Special Interest Groups] Achieve Equal Opportunity and Justice (Valley of the Sun B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Rocio Calvo, PhD and Jorge Delva, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Advance Long and Productive Lives (North Mountain, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Ernest Gonzales, PhD, MSSW , Jacquelyn James, PhD , Christina Matz, PhD , Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD and Michelle Putnam, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Advanced Illness, Palliative, and End of Life Care Special Interest Group (Laveen A, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Frances Nedjat-Haiem, PhD and Faith Hopp, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Anthropology and Social Work (Desert Sky, 3rd Level)
Conveners: Katherine Gibson, PhD , John Doering-White, PhD and Hannah Norwood, AM

[Special Interest Groups] Build Financial Capability and Assets for All - SIG (Valley of the Sun A, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Lissa Johnson, MSW and Julie Birkenmaier

[Special Interest Groups] Building Healthy Relationships to End Violence Grand Challenge (Estrella, 2nd Level)
Convener: Patricia L. Kohl, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Building a 21st Century Research Agenda to Increase the Use of Research in Child Welfare Decision-Making – Establishing a Child Welfare Research Network. (Camelback B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Kimberly DuMont, PhD , Brittany Mihalec-Adkins , Peter Pecora, PhD , Cynthia Weaver, PhD and Mary McKay, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] CSWE Minority Fellowship Program (Ahwatukee B, 2nd Level)
Convener: Kesslyn Brade Stennis, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Competency-Based Education in Social Work (Hospitality 1 - Room 443, 4th Level)
Convener: Haresh Dalvi, MSW

[Special Interest Groups] Create Social Responses to a Changing Environment (Grand Challenge) (Encanto B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Praveen Kumar, PhD and Dorlisa J. Minnick, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Criminal and Juvenile Justice (Encanto A, 2nd Level)
Convener: Susan McCarter, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Critical Feminisms (Hospitality 2 - Room 444, 4th Level)
Conveners: Sam Harrell, MSW and Sara Goodkind, PhD, MSW

[Special Interest Groups] Eliminate Racism (South Mountain, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Martell Teasley, PhD and Michael Spencer, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] End Homelessness Grand Challenge (Ahwatukee A, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Benjamin Henwood, PhD and Deborah Padgett

[Special Interest Groups] Equity in New Mobilities and Transportation (Valley of the Sun E, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Anne Nordberg, PhD , Sarah Leat, PhD and Courtney Cronley, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Fatherhood Related Research SIG (Paradise Valley, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Tova Walsh, PhD and Otima Doyle, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Field Education (Camelback A, 2nd Level)
Convener: Stacey De Fries, MSW

[Special Interest Groups] GADE Social Work Doctoral Education SIG (Laveen B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Denise Burnette, PhD , Julia Henly, PhD and G. Lawrence Farmer, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Journal of Community Practice Editiorial Board (Alhambra, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Mary Ohmer, PhD, MSW, MPIA , Amy Mendenhall, PhD , Michelle Carney, PhD and Deborah Adams, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Social Work and First-Episode/Early Course Psychosis (Valley of the Sun D, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Jessica A. Wojtalik, PhD , Shelly Ben-David, PhD , Shannon Blajeski, PhD , Lindsay A. Bornheimer, PhD , Jordan DeVlyder, PhD , Shaun M. Eack, PhD , Nev Jones, PhD and Matthew Smith, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Social Work in Wars and Civil Unrest (Cave Creek, 3rd Level)
Convener: Aytakin Huseynli, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Work and Work-Life Policies and Programs (Maryvale A, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Alejandra Pilarz, PhD and Dylan Bellisle, PhD

Saturday, January 14, 2023

7:00 AM-8:00 AM

[Special Interest Groups] CANCELLED: Grand Challenge to Eradicate Social Isolation and Enhance Social Support (Valley of the Sun D, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Suzanne Brown, PhD , Melissa Bessaha, PhD, LMSW, MA , Michelle Munson, PhD , Erika Sabbath, ScD and Robert Cosby, PhD.

[Special Interest Groups] Ensure Healthy Development for Youth (Valley of the Sun E, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Kimberly Bender, PhD , Melissa Lippold, PhD and Valerie Shapiro, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Foster Care and Higher Education SIG (Maryvale A, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Amy Salazar, PhD , Angelique Day, PhD and Lisa Schelbe, PhD, MSW

[Special Interest Groups] Harness Technology for Social Good (Grand Challenge) (Valley of the Sun C, 2nd Level)
Convener: Jonathan Singer

[Special Interest Groups] Korean American Social Work Educators Association (Camelback A, 2nd Level)
Convener: Y. Joon Choi, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Oncology SIG (Desert Sky, 3rd Level)
Convener: Chiara Acquati, PhD, MSW

[Special Interest Groups] Policy Research & Social Work (Alhambra, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Vincent Fusaro, PhD , Margaret Thomas, PhD , David Rothwell , Yu-Ling Chang, PhD and Kristina Nikolova, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Promote Smart Decarceration (Estrella, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Pajarita Charles, PhD , Matt Epperson, PhD , Ashley Jackson, MSW , Durrell Washington, MSW and Carrie Pettus, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Qualitative Special Interest Group (Encanto A, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Quenette L. Walton, PhD, LCSW and Elizabeth A. Bowen, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Queer Students in Social Work Research (QSSWR) (Encanto B, 2nd Level)
Convener: Chenglin Hong, MSW, MPH

[Special Interest Groups] Reducing Extreme Economic Inequality (Grand Challenge) (Maryvale B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Trina Shanks, PhD , Laura Lein, PhD and Jennifer Romich

[Special Interest Groups] Resilience and Strengths-Based Research SIG (Paradise Valley, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Susan Yoon, PhD , Sheila Barnhart, PhD and Kristen A. Berg, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Social Work and Research with Muslims (Camelback B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Altaf Husain, PhD and Tarek Zidan, PhD

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

[Special Interest Groups] Addictive Behaviors (Alhambra, 2nd Level)
Convener: Alan Davis, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Advancing Latinx-Focused Research (Hospitality 3 - Room 432, 4th Level)
Convener: Rocio Calvo, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Associate Research Deans and Directors SIG (Valley of the Sun A, 2nd Level)
Convener: Nancy Rolock, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Child Welfare SIG (Laveen A, 2nd Level)
Convener: Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, Ph.D.

[Special Interest Groups] Close the Health Gap (Camelback B, 2nd Level)
Convener: Michael Spencer, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Data Science (Desert Sky, 3rd Level)
Convener: Kevin White, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Disability (Encanto B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Lauren Bishop, PhD and Elizabeth Lightfoot, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Disaster and Climate Research (Valley of the Sun E, 2nd Level)
Convener: Regardt Ferreira, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Health Equity & Families (South Mountain, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Ann Nguyen, PhD and Katrina Ellis

[Special Interest Groups] Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) and Social Work (Laveen B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Janet Hoy-Gerlach, PhD and Lisa Townsend, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Maternal and Infant Mental Health (Hospitality 1 - Room 443, 4th Level)
Conveners: Rena Bina, PhD , Sarah Kye Price, PhD , Mcclain Sampson, PhD and Ruth Paris

[Special Interest Groups] Organizations and Management SIG (Camelback A, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Sunggeun (Ethan) Park, PhD and Bridgette Davis

[Special Interest Groups] Pediatric Health and Social Work (Ahwatukee A, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Michael Killian, PhD and Sonnie Mayewski, MSW

[Special Interest Groups] Research with Service Members, Veterans, Family Members and Their Systems of Care (Valley of the Sun B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Elisa Borah, PhD and Abby Blankenship, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] School Social Work and School Based Research SIG (Estrella, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Aaron Thompson, PhD and Franklin Cynthia, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (Paradise Valley, 2nd Level)
Convener: Stephen Edward McMillin, PhD, AM (MSW)

[Special Interest Groups] Social Work Supervision and Workforce Development Scholars (Cave Creek, 3rd Level)
Conveners: Karen Sewell, PhD and Daniel Kaplan, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Social Work and Reproductive Justice (Hospitality 2 - Room 444, 4th Level)
Conveners: Emma Carpenter, PhD, MSW and Anu Manchikanti Gomez, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Social Work and Research with Multiracial Individuals and Families (Encanto A, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Kelly Jackson, PhD and Gina Samuels, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Universal Basic Income and Guaranteed Income Policies and Research (Valley of the Sun D, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Dylan Bellisle, PhD and Leah Hamilton, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Violence Against Women and Children (Ahwatukee B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Meredith Bagwell Gray, PhD and M. Candace Christensen, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Well-Being of Black Women and Girls (WBBWG) (North Mountain, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Marquitta Dorsey, Ph.D. and Abigail Williams-Butler, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Workforce Health and Well-Being Among Social Work Professions (Maryvale B, 2nd Level)
Conveners: Amy He, PhD , Robin Leake, PhD and Sharon Kollar, MSW

[Special Interest Groups] Youth Behavioral Health Policy and Services Research (Maryvale A, 2nd Level)
Convener: Genevieve Graaf, PhD

[Special Interest Groups] Youth and Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness (Hospitality 4 - Room 428, 4th Level)
Convener: Narendorf Sarah, PhD