In this episode, our guest Dr. Louanne Bakk discusses her research examining how the enactment of Medicare Part D changed the lives of recipients. While the benefit assisted some, the costs borne by low-income participants appears to have fostered cost-related nonadherence with prescription medication use, which appears linked to racial and ethnic disparities.
In this episode, our guest Stephanie Diez discusses the relationship between Internet gaming disorder and other addictive behaviors, and how Internet gaming is categorized within the DSM-5. National and international social policy initiatives designed to address this public health issue are described, and resources and suggestions on how social workers can more effectively identify and address this disorder are provided.
In this episode, our guest Carol Scott, MSW, discusses her work examining emerging adults' social media use and the risks to their well-being. She describes the importance of understanding the distinction between frequency and engagement in the study of social media use and offers guidelines for talking with emerging adults about their use of social media.
In this episode, our guest Dr. Michael Kelly explores current criticisms pertaining to the formation of the 12 Grand Challenges for the field of Social Work. He describes his research examining whether compelling evidence exists to support addressing the defined problem areas within 10 years. The episode concludes by arguing that a more rigorous approach is needed to inform the Grand Challenge initiative and to develop and discuss social work issues.
In this episode, our guest Dr. Ricky Greenwald, a pioneer of trauma treatments for children, describes the arc of his learning and development of practical and replicable approaches to the treatment of trauma. He references EMDR, Progressive Counting, and the Fairy Tale Model as he describes what needs to happen in treatment and how to achieve positive outcomes.
In the second of a two-part podcast, our guests Dr. Heather Larkin and Amanda Aykanian emphasize how social work research has informed best practices in homeless services, and provide examples of current models and programs designed to prevent homelessness. Research pertaining to service and policy implications associated with mobility and the relationship between ACE scores and homelessness is discussed. The episode concludes by describing how to become involved in the National Center for...
In this episode, our guest Dr. Jessica Strong describes why having a clear understanding of the unique experiences of women's combat deployment and other military experiences can inform social work practice, policy, and advocacy efforts. Our guest discusses how gender serves as a powerful context for how women talk about their combat experience, for exacerbating an already stressful experience, and for informing women's reintegration following deployment.
In the first of a two-part podcast, our guests Dr. Heather Larkin and Amanda Aykanian discuss strategies designed to strengthen homeless services and empower the social work profession to assume a lead role in ending homelessness. They describe the National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services, the Center's ties to the Social Work Grand Challenges, and the National Homelessness Social Work Initiative. The episode concludes by exploring misperceptions about homeless social work...
In this episode, our guest Dr. Medha Samant discusses the history and implementation of Annapurna Pariwar, a group of five developmental organizations working in India since 1993. Its goal and mission is to empower poor women and their families related to their finances, education, and health. Dr. Samant describes how she optimizes social workers' skill sets in service to the mission and how she overcame institutional resistance to microfinance efforts to empower the poor.
In this episode, our guests Dr. Nicholas Forge and Dr. Robin Hartinger-Saunders discuss their research, which focuses on identifying factors that can lead to homelessness among LGBTQ youth with prior child welfare system involvement. Drs. Forge and Hartinger-Saunders describe the characteristics and experiences of LGBTQ youth who are homeless and explain how this knowledge can help social workers avoid retraumatization of this vulnerable population.
In this episode, our guest Samantha Fletcher, MSW, shares what she learned by interviewing and studying the work of lifelong social activists. She discovered how these change agents navigated a lifetime of social activism, what sustained them, and how they responded to the inevitable setbacks and barriers. The stories and lives of these committed persons provide ample insight and implications for social work practice.
In this episode, our guest Dr. Danna Bodenheimer discusses the concept of imposter syndrome as it relates to the social work profession and why social work students often fail to recognize the value and benefits of their work. She describes how multiple external factors contribute to shaping this sensation of falseness and offers strategies that can aid in diminishing feelings of insecurity and incompetence.
In the second of a two-part podcast, our guest Dr. Tasha Ford continues her discussion about emotional eating. She focuses on conceptual frameworks and strategies to assist clients to change their eating behavior. Dr. Ford describes the role of social work education, multidisciplinary approaches, mindfulness, and grassroots activities in addressing the individual and sociocultural impacts on emotional eating and behavior change.
In this episode, our guest Dr. Mandy Davis describes Trauma Informed Oregon, a statewide collaborative whose purpose is to prevent and ameliorate the impact of adverse experiences on children, adults, and families. She discusses challenges and barriers to promoting and sustaining trauma-informed policies and practices, and emphasizes the need to train and provide social work students with the skills required to understand the impact of trauma.
In the first of a two-part podcast, our guest Dr. Tasha Ford describes her work with clients who engage in emotional eating. Dr. Ford defines the behavior and describes the unique relationship that some people develop with food. She explores the role of socialization and culture in the development of emotional eating and the personal narratives clients develop about their relationship with food.
In this episode, our guest Dr. Amy Krings discusses the increasing use of emergency management laws as a response to fiscal crises and how these policies disproportionately affect individuals residing in urban communities, particularly poor and minority populations. She describes the challenges that urban austerity measures and emergency management practices present and suggests actions that social workers can take to help improve communities, mitigate harm, and shape public policies.
In this episode, our guest Dr. Elizabeth Allen discusses her experiences as a practitioner and researcher, exploring the unique needs of women involved in the correctional system and how to promote their successful reintegration into their families and communities. Dr. Allen describes the importance of not only focusing on women's individual resources but also accounting for the socio-political structural factors that must be addressed if women are to reconnect with their families and their...
In this episode, our guest Dr. Allan Barsky discusses updates and enhancements that were recently made to the practice standards involving the use of technology. He describes how the standards can provide guidance when utilizing technology in micro, mezzo, and macro level interventions and in developing policies that address the benefits, challenges, and risks associated with the use of technology in practice.
In this episode, our guest Dr. Jessica Greenawalt discusses her research examining twenty-five years of coalition leaders' perceptions of their effectiveness and how time has affected their appraisals of their activity. She describes what she discovered, the implications for current social change efforts, and what constitutes effective leadership of alliances for combined action.