Faculty and Staff

Ashley Austin

Austin, A., Alessi, E. A., Craig, S. L., & Goldbach, J. Engaging in Clinically and Developmentally Informed Research with Sexual and Gender Minority Youth. Roundtable presented at the 21stAnnual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, LA, January 11-15, 2017.

Austin, A. LGBTQ+ Affirmative Care Community Competency Training. Orlando, FL, February 27-March 1, 2017

Austin, A. & Collazo, A. Healing through Expression: Mask Making and Narrative Experiential Workshop. TransCon, Miami, FL, March 5, 2017

Craig, S.L, Austin, A., Rashidi, M. & Adams, M., (2017). Fighting for Survival: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Students in Religious Colleges and Universities. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.

Austin, A. (2016). Activism and Advocacy for the Transgender Community: Stop Violence and Create Peace through Transgender Affirmative Change. Encyclopedia of Trends in Crime and Criminal Justice.

Austin, A. (2016). “There I am”: A Grounded Theory Study of Young Adults Navigating a Transgender or Gender Nonconforming Identity within a Context of Oppression and Invisibility. Sex Roles.

Austin, A., Craig, S. L., & Alessi, E. J. (2016). Affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Adults. Special Issue: Clinical Issues and Affirmative Treatment with Transgender Clients, Psychiatric Clinics of North America. (online in advance of print) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psc.2016.10.003

Austin, A., Craig, S. L., Alessi, E. J., Wagaman, M. A., Paceley, M. S., Dziengel, L., & Balestrery, J. E. (2016). Guidelines for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) affirmative education: Enhancing the climate for TGNC students, staff and faculty in social work education. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Austin, A., Craig, S.L., & Dentato, M. (2016). Transphobic microaggressions in schools of social work: Strategies for creating a gender inclusive educational climate.Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, Special Issue: Microaggressions in Social Work Education and Practice.

Austin, A., Craig, S. L. & McInroy, L. (2016).Toward transgender affirmative social work education. Journal of Social Work Education.

Austin, A. & Goodman, R. (2016). The impact of social connectedness and internalized transphobic stigma on self-esteem among transgender and gender non-conforming adults. Journal of Homosexuality (online in advance of print) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00918369.2016.1236587

Craig, S. L., Alessi, E. J., Fisher-Borne, M., Dentato, M. P., Austin, A., Paceley, M., Wagaman, A., Arguello, T., Lewis, T., Balestrery, J. E., & Van Der Horn, R. (2016). Guidelines for affirmative social work education: Enhancing the climate for LGBQQ students, staff, and faculty in social work education. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Craig, S.L., Austin, A., Alessi, E. McInroy, L. & Keane, G. (2016). Minority Stress and HERoic Coping among Ethnoracial Sexual Minority Girls: Intersections of Resilience. Journal of Adolescent Research.

Craig, S.L. & Austin, A. (2016). Sexually and Gender Diverse Children and Youth. In K. L. Eckstrand & J. Potter (Eds.) Trauma, Resilience, and Health Promotion for LGBT Patients: What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know.

Craig, S.L., & Austin, A. (2016). The AFFIRM Open Pilot Feasibility Study: A Brief Affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Group Intervention for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth.Child and Youth Services.

Craig, S.L., McInroy, L. & Austin, A (2016). Bridging Schools and Communities through School Counseling: The Needs of Multiethnic LGBTQ Students. Professional School Counseling.

Dentato, M.P., Lloyd, M.R., Craig, S.L., Kelly, B., Wright, C., & Austin, A. (2016). Homophobia within schools of social work: The critical need for affirming classroom settings and effective preparation for service with the LGBTQ community. Social Work Education: The International Journal.

Austin, A. & Craig, S. L. (2015). Adapting empirically supported interventions for sexual and gender minority youth: A stakeholder driven model.Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work.

Austin, A. & Craig, S. L. (2015). Empirically supported interventions for sexual and gender minority youth. Journal of Evidence-informed Social Work.

Austin, A. & Craig, S. L. (2015). Transgender affirmative cognitive behavioral therapy: Clinical considerations and applications.Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 46(1), 21-29.

Austin, A., Craig, S. L. & McInroy, L. (2015). Toward transgender affirmative social work education.Journal of Social Work Education.

Craig, S. L., Dentato, M. P., McInroy, L. B., Austin, A., & Messinger, L. (2015). Social Work Students Speak Out!: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Students in Social Work Programs: A Study Report. Toronto ON: Authors. For: The Council on Social Work Education. The Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity & Expression. Available from: http://www.cswe.org/File.aspx?id=82833

McInroy, L., Craig, S. L., & Austin, A. (2015). The perceived scarcity of gender identity content in Canadian social work programs. Canadian Social Work Review.

Craig, S. L. & Austin, A. Promoting Healthy Coping Skills Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth: A Pilot Affirmative Cognitive-Behavioural Group Intervention. Presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) in New Orleans, LA, January 11-15, 2017.

Austin, A. (2016). Transgender Affirmative. Panel presentation at the Annual Behavioral Health Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Austin, A. & Craig, S. L. Using multiphase qualitative research from youth and service providers to develop a transgender affirmative clinical practice intervention. Society for Social Work Research 20th Annual Conference, Washington DC, January 14-17, 2016.

Austin, A., Craig, S. L., & Goodman, R. Bridging efforts to enhance support for the transgender community: A grand challenge for social work. Society for Social Work Research 20th Annual Conference, Washington DC, January 14-17, 2016.

Craig, S. L., Austin, A., & Brennan, D. The preliminary effectiveness of a community-based affirmative coping skills intervention for trans* and gender non-conforming youth: The affirm open pilot feasibility study. Society for Social Work Research 20th Annual Conference, Washington DC, January 14-17, 2016.

Austin, A., Craig, S. L., & Lint, A. Preventing risk and promoting hope: Transgender affirmative cognitive behavior therapy. Presented at the United States Conference on AIDS, Hollywood, FL Sept 15-18.

Austin, A., Craig, S. L., & Dentato, M. Microaggressions in schools of social work: Strategies for creating a gender inclusive educational climate. Council of Social Work Education Annual Program Conference, Denver, CO in October, 2015.

Capriati, M., Austin, A., Burnias, M., Flentje, A. Heck, N., Pachankis, J. E., & Pantalone, D. Integrating sexual and gender minority-affirmative approaches into evidence-based practice. Panel Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 50th Annual Convention, New York, NY, October 27-30, 2016.

Austin, A. & Craig, S. L. Victimization of transgender individuals by police and within the criminal justice system: A call to action for social workers. CSWE Connect Session: Criminal Justice Reform: Anti-oppressive Policy & Advocacy in Social Work Education. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Nov 3-6, 2016.

Austin, A. Promoting equity and social justice through affirmative social work practice with gender diverse children. Nonbinary Gender Identity across the Life Course: Educating for a Just Practice. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Nov 3-6, 2016

Craig, S. L., & Austin, A. Fighting for survival: The experiences of LGBTQ students in religious schools and universities. Council of Social Work Education Annual Program Conference, Denver, CO in October, 2015.

Austin, A. Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience (TDORR), Miami Foundation: LGBT Community Fund, ($3220).

Austin, A. Training on Transgender, Orlando, Florida $14,000

Recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Member Award for exemplary your work. As the recipient of this award Dr. Austin received a $1000 check along with a plaque, presented at the Communiqué & Faculty Awards Reception on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 4:00-6:00pm in the Landon Events Room.

Bretton Engle

Brogan Hartlieb K, Engle B, Obeso V, Pedoussaut MA, Merlo LJ, & Brown DR. (2016). Advanced patient-centered communication for health behavior change: motivational interviewing workshops for medical learners. MedEdPORTAL Publications 12:10455. http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10455

Carolyn Daniels

Daniels, C. (2017). Safe and Brave Spaces for Graduate Students: An Experiential Opportunity. Paper accepted for presentation at NASW Social Work Conference 2017.

Edmon Tucker

Tucker, E. W. (2017). Acute, chronic, and complex trauma: The many ways children and adults experience trauma. Invited presentation at the Miami-Dade Public Schools Division of ESE School Social Work Programs, Miami Shores, FL.

Teahan, M. & Tucker, E. (2017, January). Trauma Informed Practice and Restorative Justice in the School Setting. Trauma Grief Mindfulness Professional Development for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Shores, FL

Tucker, E. W. & Smith, Q. (2016). Keeping circles: Restorative practices for trauma-informed schools. Presentation at the 62nd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Atlanta, GA.

Tucker, E.W. & Williams, J.L. (2015, October 18). Mindfulness and the implicit curriculum: Teaching strategies for self-care. Interactive workshop presented at the 61st Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Denver, CO.

Eva Nowakowski

LaPorte, H. & Nowakowski-Sims, E. (2017). Creating assignments that encourage doctoral student publications: Faculty collaboration for student elaboration. Paper submitted at 63nd Annual Program Meeting for Council for Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Nowakowski-Sims, E. (2017). An Exploration of Trauma History among Juvenile Perpetrators of Family Violence. Poster presented at Society for Social Work and Research 21st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Nowakowski-Sims, E. (2017). Childhood adversity among youth in a diversion program for family violence. Journal of Family Social Work.

Nowakowski-Sims, E. (2017). Developing a Trauma-Informed Intervention for Child-to-Parent Violence: A Participatory Focus Group Study. Paper submitted at 63nd Annual Program Meeting for Council for Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Nowakowski-Sims, E. (2017). Group exercise as an adjunct treatment for persons in recovery: A Qualitative Inquiry.

Nowakowski-Sims, E., & Rowe, A. (2017). The impact of trauma on attachment relationships among child-to-parent violence.Child Abuse and Neglect.

Nowakowski-Sims, E. (2017). Developing a Trauma-Informed Intervention for Child-to-Parent Violence: A Participatory Focus Group Study. Paper submitted at Society for Social Work and Research 22st Annual Conference, Washington DC.

Nowakowski-Sims, E. & Gregan, A. (2017). Touching autism through DIR®/Floortime™. In J. Courtney & R. Nolan (Ed.). Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy: An Ethical Guide. NY, New York: Routledge

Schwartz, I., Nowakowski-Sims, E. … (2017). Predictive analytics with child welfare. Journal of child welfare.

Nowakowski-Sims, E. (2017). Group exercise as an adjunct treatment for trauma. Paper to be presented at 18th IAPESGW International Congress to be held from 17-21 May, 2017 in Miami, Florida

Nowakowski-Sims, E. (2017). Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning and child welfare Risk Assessment: A Case Study. Poster submitted at Society for Social Work and Research 22st Annual Conference, Washington DC.

Nowakowski-Sims, E. & Osby, O. (2016). Building and Sustaining a Culture of Assessment. Paper presented at 62nd Annual Program Meeting for Council for Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA.

Nowakowski-Sims, E. (2016). Group exercise as an adjunct treatment for trauma. Presentation at National Association for Social Workers’ Florida Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

Nowakowski, E. (2016). Conducting Program Evaluations. Presentation at the Behavioral Health Conference. Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Nowakowski-Sims, E. (2015). Group exercise as an adjunct treatment for trauma.Journal of Trauma & Treatment, S2-014. doi:10.4172/2167-1222

Nowakowski-Sims, E. & Rowe, A. (2015). Treating youth who perpetrate violence against a family member using trauma informed interventions. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 8(4), 237-244.

Presented at 2 conferences: NASW Florida State conference and The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). Both the same presentation with Amanda Rowe, MSW student "Treating youth who perpetrate violence against a family member using trauma informed interventions".

Data Analyst, “Improving Broward child welfare Outcomes: Predictive Analytic Project (PAP)” ChildNet, Broward, FL. $100,000 with Algorhythm, Inc.

Program Evaluator, Peace, Love and Zen Sojourner House of Recovery

Program Evaluator, HRSA grant

Program Evaluator, ACE Study of Justice Involved Youth who cause sexual harm

Principal Investigator, Developing a Trauma-Informed Intervention for Child-to-Parent Violence: A Participatory Focus Group Study

Program Evaluator for grant application: Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for Children Affected by Substance Abuse with KID

Heidi Heft Laporte

Mason, S. E., Auerbach, C., Zeitlin, W., & LaPorte, H. H. (2015). Validation of the T-SAT-R-2: A reaction to training scale for use in child welfare and human service trainings. Journal Of Social Service Research, 41(1), 64-74. doi:10.1080/01488376.2014.953285

Sweifach, J. S., Linzer, N., & LaPorte, H. H. (2015). Beneficence vs. Fidelity: Serving Social Work Clients in the Aftermath of Catastrophic Events. Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, 12(1), 3-12.

LaPorte, H. H. (2015). Diversity in Group Membership: Principles, Practices and Facilitator Skills. Presentation at SunServe 12th Annual LGBT Quality Care Conference Miami, Florida

LaPorte, H. H. & Lewis, S. J. & Armstrong, C. (2016). Keeping our fingers on the pulse of practice using mobile technologies. NASW National Conference, 2016

Lewis, S.J. & LaPorte, H. (2016). Keeping our Fingers on the Pulse of Practice. Presentation at NASW FL Chapter Annual Conference, Orlando, Fl.

Jennifer Williams

Williams, J. (2017, January). Mindfulness as a Trauma-Informed Intervention Strategy in the School Setting. Trauma Grief Mindfulness Professional Development for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Shores, FL

Williams, J. (2017, January). Understanding the Impact of Access to High Speed Connectivity among Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations. Paper presented to steering committee for the Governor of Alabama, Montgomery, AL.

Williams, J. (2016, September). Utilizing Mindfulness Approaches to Reduce the Consequences of Toxic Stress and Enhance Resiliency with Children That Have Experienced Adversity. Children’s Bureau’s 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC.

Williams, J. (2016). Mindfulness practice. Presentation at the Behavioral Health Conference. Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Scott, C., Teahan, M., Ingram-Herring, & Williams, J. (2015, October). Actualizing New Generation of Social Workers: Exploring High School Service Learning Programs. Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.

Tucker, E.W. & Williams, J.L. (2015, October 18). Mindfulness and the implicit curriculum: Teaching strategies for self-care. Interactive workshop presented at the 61st Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Denver, CO.

Jill Levenson

Levenson, J.S. (2017). Trauma Informed Practice for School Social Workers. Broward County School Social Work Association, 3/10/17.

Levenson, J.S. (2017). Trauma Informed Practice in Clinical & Forensic Settings. Massachusetts ATSA, 4/5/17.

Levenson, J. S. (2017). Trauma-Informed Social Work Practice. Social Work. doi:10.1093/sw/swx001

Levenson, J. S., Willis, G. M., & Vicencio, C. P. (2017). Obstacles to Help-Seeking for Sexual Offenders: Implications for Prevention of Sexual Abuse. Journal of child sexual abuse, 26(2), 99-120. doi

Walfield, S. M., Levenson, J. S., Cubellis, M. A., Harris, A. J., & Lobanov-Rostovsky, C. (2017). Law Enforcement Views on Sex Offender Compliance with Registration Mandates. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 1-26. doi:10.1007/s12103-017-9386-6

Grady, M. D. & Levenson, J. S. (2016). Linking Adverse Childhood Effects and Attachment: A Theory of Etiology for Sexual Offending. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.

Harris, A. J., Levenson, J. S., Lobanov-Rostovsky, C., & Walfield, S. M. (2016). Law Enforcement Perspectives on Sex Offender Registration & Notification: Effectiveness, Challenges, and Policy Priorities. Criminal Justice Policy Review. DOI: 10.1177/0887403416651671.

Levenson, J.S. (2016). An Evidence-Based Perspective on Sexual Offender Registration and Residential Restrictions. In Phenix and Hoberman (Eds.) Sexual Offending: Predisposing antecedents, assessment, and management. New York: Springer (pp. 861-870).

Levenson, J.S. (2016). Community control of sex offenders. In O’Donohue and Laws (Eds.) Treatment of Sex Offenders: Strengths and Weaknesses in Assessment and Intervention. Springer.

Levenson, J. S. (2016). Hidden Challenges: Sex offenders legislated into homelessness. Journal of Social Work. DOI: 1468017316654811

Levenson, J.S. (2016). Trauma Informed Practice in Clinical & Forensic Settings. Michigan ATSA, 12/1/16.

Levenson, J. S. & Ackerman, A.R. (2016). The relationship between sex offender height and pedophilic interest. Deviant Behavior.

Levenson, J. S. & Grady, M. D. (2016). Childhood Adversity, Substance Abuse, and Violence: Implications for trauma-informed social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.

Levenson, J. S. & Grady, M. D. (2016). The Influence of Childhood Trauma on Sexual Violence and Sexual Deviance in Adulthood. Traumatology.

Levenson, J. S., & Vicencio, C. P. (2016). Residence Restrictions. In E. Jeglic & C. Caulkins (Eds.), Sexual Violence: Evidence Based Policy and Prevention. Springer.

Stinson, J., Quinn, M, & Levenson, J. S. (2016). The impact of trauma on the onset of mental health symptoms, aggression, and criminal behavior in an inpatient psychiatric sample. Child Abuse & Neglect (61) 13-22.

Willis, G. & Levenson, J. S. (2016). The Relationship between Childhood Adversity and Adult Psychosocial Outcomes in Females who have Sexually Offended: Implications for Treatment. Journal of Sexual Aggression.

Harris, A., Lobanov-Rostovsky, C., and Levenson, J. (2015). Law Enforcement Perspectives on Sex Offender Registration and Notification: Preliminary Survey Results. Interim Technical Report. Available at https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/249189.pdf

Levenson, J. S. (2015). Adverse childhood experiences and subsequent substance abuse in a sample of sexual offenders: Implications for treatment and prevention. Victims and Offenders. DOI: 10.1080/15564886.2014.971478, 1-26.

Levenson, J.S. (2015).Sympathy for the Devil: Sex offenders legislated into homelessness. Barry University Human Rights & Social Justice Conference, Miami, FL, March 2015.

Levenson, J.S. (2015).Report to Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability: Evidence-based recommendations for Florida’s sex offender registry system. Florida Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. http://www.floridaatsa.com/2015_FATSA_report_to_OPPAGA.pdf

Levenson, J. S., & Social, K. M. (2015). Adverse childhood experiences and arrest patterns in a sample of sexual offenders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Levenson, J.S., Williams, J. & Feldman, D. (2015). Early adversity, criminality, and trauma informed care. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL, 3/6/25.

Levenson, J. S., & Socia, K. M. (2015). Adverse childhood experiences and arrest patterns in a sample of sexual offenders Journal of Interpersonal Violence, DOI: 10.1177/0886260515570751.

Levenson, J. S., & Zgoba, K. (2015). Community Protection Policies and Repeat Sexual Offenses in Florida. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, DOI: 0306624X15573946.

Zgoba, K., Miner, M., Levenson, J. S., Knight, R., Letourneau, E., & Thornton, D. (2015). The Adam Walsh Act: An Examination of Sex Offender Risk Classification Systems. Sexual abuse: a journal of research and treatment, DOI: 1079063215569543.

Levenson, J.S. (2016). Advancing Social Justice and Human Rights through a Trauma Informed Approach. (Keynote) Barry University Human Rights & Social Justice

Levenson, J. S. (2016). Building a Trauma-Informed Workforce. Presentation at the Behavioral Health Conference. Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Levenson, J.S. (2016). Sexual violence prevention. Featured Documentary Film Interview. Untouchables. Trebeca Film Festival. New York. www.untouchablefilm.com

Levenson, J.S. (2016). Trauma-informed practice in clinical and forensic settings. Presented at the Institute of Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology. Auckland, New Zealand.

Levenson, J.S. Willis, G., & Prescott, D. (2016). Trauma Informed Care with Sex Offenders. (Pre-conference workshop) 35th Annual Treatment & Research Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Orlando, FL 11/2/16

Levenson, J.S. (2015). Trauma Informed Care with Sex Offenders. Sex Offender Civil Commitment Provider Network, Montreal, Canada, 10/12/15.

Levenson, J.S. (2015). Trauma Informed Care with Sex Offenders. New York State Office of Mental Health, 6/1-6/4/15.

Levenson, J.S. (2015). Trauma Informed Care with Sex Offenders. Illinois Civil Commitment Center, Rushville, IL, 6/17/15.

Levenson, J.S. (2015). Trauma Informed Care with Sex Offenders. Massachusetts ATSA Chapter Conference, Marlborough, MA, 4/8/15.

Levenson, J.S. (2015). Early adversity, criminality, and trauma informed care. 34th Annual Treatment & Research Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Montreal, Canada, 10/15/25.

Presentation: child welfare Supervisor Leadership Academy (1/16 and 1/30)

Presentation: UM lecture End of Life Ethical Issues (attended and facilitated workgroups with medical students and SW students in collaboration with UM Medical School)

Levenson, Jill (August 6, 2015). Does a youthful mistake merit sex-offender status? CNN.com (invited opinion).

National Sexual Violence Resource Center Role: Principal Investigator

Co-Investigator: Melissa Grady, PhD, Catholic University School of Social Work Obstacles to help seeking for non-offending minor-attracted persons. This national online survey will explore obstacles to seeking therapeutic intervention for non-offending persons with pedophilic interests in an effort to inform child sexual abuse prevention strategies. $49,854 Awarded February 2017

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (Raliance Grant) Role: Principal Investigator Co-Investigator: Melissa Grady, PhD, Catholic University School of Social Work Obstacles to help-seeking for non-offending minor-attracted persons. This national online survey will explore obstacles to seeking therapeutic intervention for non-offending persons with pedophilic interests in an effort to inform child sexual abuse prevention strategies.

Member, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Trauma Competency Task Force (2016-present)

Invited Member, Sex Offender Re-entry Task Force, Broward County, 2016-present

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year award-2106-17

Joanne Whelley

Whelley, J., Raasch, A. & Sutriasa S. (2017). Healing Touch: Working with Children Impacted by Abuse and Neglect. In Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy:An Ethical and Clinical Guide, Courtney, J. and Nolan, R. (eds.) Abington: Routledge.

Whelley, J. & Black, P.N. (2016). Ethical Challenges in Inter-professional Collaborations: Implications for Social Work Education. Paper presentation at the 62nd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA.

Whelley, J. & Black, P.N. (2015). Gatekeeping: A frontier waiting for change. Paper accepted for presentation at 2015 Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

Chair, Values and Ethics Track of Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting

Mabel Rodriguez

Rodriguez, M. (2016). Exploring potential variances between differing dimensions of religious ideology and orientation to social work values among social work students. Poster Presentation at the Society for Social Work Research 20th Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.

Rodriguez, M. (2015). Differences between dimensions of religious ideology and social work students’ values orientation. Poster Presentation at the Council on social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Denver, Co.

Maria Teahan

Teahan, M., et al. (2017, April). Ethnic minorities access to end of life services. A Doctoral Symposium: An Intellectual Discourse for Students Conducting Advanced Research, Miami Shores, FL

Teahan, M. (2017, April 13). Integration of Grief and Loss into CISM Response. Critical Incident Stress Management Team of Palm Beach County Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL

Teahan, M. (2017, February 9). Neurobiology of the Brain and CISM. Critical Incident Stress Management Team of Palm Beach County Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL

Teahan, M. & Tucker, E. (2017, January).Trauma Informed Practice and Restorative Justice in the School Setting. Trauma Grief Mindfulness Professional Development for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Shores, FL

Scott, C., Teahan, M., Ingram-Herring, & Williams, J. (2015, October). Actualizing New Generation of Social Workers: Exploring High School Service Learning Programs. Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.

Mark Smith

Aguirre-Castro, N., Naranjo, F., & Smith, M. (2017). Unheard voices, innocence lost: The impact of armed conflict on Colombian children. International Journal of Conflict and Violence.

Golly, C., Riccelli, D., & Smith, M. S. (2017). Movement and dance in healing trauma and addiction with adolescents incorporating the use of ethical and caring touch in a therapy group. In J. Courtney, (Ed.) Touch in child counseling and play therapy: An ethical guide. Abington: Routledge

Smith, M. S., Dentato, M. P., & Argüello, T.) (2017).The coming out process. In M. Dentato, (Ed.). Social work practice with the LGBTQ community: Exploring practice and policy factors. New York: Oxford University Press .

Smith, M. S. & Leonard, C. (2017). Chapter 6: The Coming out Process, in M. Dentato (Ed.) Social work practice with the LGBTQ community: Exploring practice and policy factors. New York: Oxford University Press.

Smith, M. S. & Lobel, S. (2017). Chapter 22: Dating, Relationships, Couples and Family Issues. In M. Dentato (Ed.) Social work practice with the LGBTQ community: Exploring practice and policy factors. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kelley, P., & Smith, M. S. (2015). Chapter 38: Narrative therapy. In K. Corcoran & A. R. Roberts (Eds.) Social workers desk reference, 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kelley, P., & Smith, M. S. (2015) .Narrative therapy and social work treatment. In F. J. Turner, (Ed.) Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches, 6th ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

Smith, M. (In press). Don’t forget to say goodbye: Remembering the importance of endings in groups. Social Work with Groups.

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Colombian Children. International Journal of Conflict and Violence.

Co-director of the local chapter of International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG).

Member of the planning and coordination committee for SunServe’s 12th Annual LGBTQ Quality Care Conference scheduled for November 6, 2016.

Presented 4 hour workshop for Broward County Public School’s Student Services Department on “Effective Interventions with Children and Youth: Building Resilience and Protecting Vulnerabilities.”

Smith, M. Organizational Invitational: IASWG and the Future of Group Work in Social Work Education. (Co-presented with G. Tully, C. Cohen, O. Molina, J. Clemens, D. Grossman-Leeman, L. McArdle). 61th Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, (CSWE), Denver, Colorado. (October 15-18, 2015.)

Mitch Rosenwald

Rosenwald, M. (2017). Group work practice with LGBTQ persons. In G.P. Mallon, (Ed.). Social work practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Rosenwald, M. (March 2017). “‘Angels in disguise’: Preliminary focus group findings of child welfare families involved in a federal supportive housing demonstration. Poster presentation at the 30th Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL.

Rosenwald, M. (March 2017). ‘Angels in disguise’: Preliminary focus group findings of child welfare-involved families in a federal supportive housing demonstration. Presentation at the annual meeting of the child welfare League of America Conference, Washington, DC.

Rosenwald, M. (2016). Housing First: Research findings on the HEART model. Abstract accepted to present at the National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter. Orlando, FL.

Rosenwald, M. (2016) child welfare and housing systems converge: Examining the efficacy of a supportive housing model. For presentation at the National Association of Social Workers Conference.

Rosenwald, M. & Landsman, M. (2016). The use of evaluation to strengthen the “system of care” for youth: The example of supportive housing models in child welfare. Abstract accepted to present at the 29th Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL.

Rosenwald, M. (2016, October). A social worker in politics: Legislative advocacy from a candidate. Presentation at the National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter, Broward Unit, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Finley, L., Rosenwald, M., & Perez, S. (2015). Intergroup dialogue: A campus-wide initiative to increase acceptance and inclusivity. In Peace and Social Justice Education on Campus: Faculty and Student Perspectives (Eds., L. Finley & K. Concannon). (pp. 236-249). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Rosenwald, M. (contributor). (2015). child welfare workforce. Social Work Speaks (10th ed.). Washington. DC: NASW Press.

Rosenwald, M. (contributor). (2015). Homelessness. Social Work Speaks (10th ed.). Washington. DC: NASW Press.

Published “Social services for LGBT youth in the United States: Are we there yet?” (with Winter, E., Elze, D.,& Salzburg, S. (2015). In Social work and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities: International perspectives. (Eds., J. Fish & K. Karban). Bristol, UK: The Policy Press;

Landsman, M. & Rosenwald, M. (abstract accepted; manuscript under review). Building research capacity in supportive housing partnerships. Special Issue of child welfare “Improving the Use and Usefulness of Research in child welfare

Rosenwald, M. (contract awarded based on four-tiered peer-review of prospectus and Chapter 1:The landscape of political diversity in social work, complete manuscript under review). Political diversity and social work. NY: Columbia University Press.

Rosenwald, M., Akin, J., & Spivey, W. “Building the table: Presenting an advocacy model for increasing social work’s prominence state-wide”. National Association of Social Workers National Conference. Washington, DC.

Rosenwald, M. (2015). Demystifying the publication process. Presented at the NASW-FL Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Chair, Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification, National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter.

Delegate, National Association of Social Workers Delegate Assembly.

Get Published: Demystifying the publication process. NASW-FL State Annual Social Work Conference. June, 2015

Spirit of Service Learning Award by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida, the Miami-Dade Teacher of the Year Coalition, and the Armando Alejandre Jr. Foundation.

Natalia Stompel

Stompel, N. (2016). Integrating Cognitive Health into the Healthcare Model. Presentation at the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care’s Conference (October 28, 2016).

Olga Osby

Osby, O. (2015). Housing as a human right. Panel discussion entitled Human Rights Frameworks. Possibilities and precautions for advocacy practice presented at CSWE’s APM (October 17) Denver, Co.

Osby, O. (2015) Influence of grandfathers on development and educational attainment of grandchildren. Presented at the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education. (October 7) Jamaica

Recipient of the 2016 Inabel Burns Lindsay Social Work Education Leadership Award. Inabel Burns was the founding Dean of the School. This award recognizes graduates who exemplify educational leadership, scholarship and research on important social justice issues, and contribute to the legacy of Howard University School of Social Work…

Sambra Zaoui

Zaoui, S. (2017). Holistic Overview of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and its Direct Relationship to Childhood Sexual Abuse: Journey Together with Best Practices. Davie, Florida. Davie, Florida. 1HTC SE Regional Consortium Summit on Anti-Trafficking, 1/24/17

Zaoui, S. (2017). Innovative Clinical Approaches to Support Survivors of Sexual Trauma. Miami Shores, Florida. Barry University, 3/2017.

Zaoui, S. (2017). Preparing the next generation of social workers to competently address domestic minor sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Gender, Sexuality and Peace Education: Issues and Perspectives in Higher Education.

Zaoui, S. (2017). Understanding Domestic Violence through a Trauma Informed Lens. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. NASW Broward Chapter, 3/2017.

Zaoui, S. (2016). Developing Awareness on the Impact Commercial Sexual Exploitation has on the Most Disenfranchised Individuals and Communities, and What We Can Do to Stand Against It. Miami Shores, Florida. Inclusive Community Conference, 10/2016.

Zaoui, S. (2016). Equipping Mentors to work with Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. Coral Gables, Florida. The Life of Freedom Center, 11/2016.

Zaoui, S. (2016). Holistic Overview of Sex Trafficking. Miami Shores, Florida. Barry University, Dr. Finley’s Sociology Course, 10/2016.

Zaoui, S. (2016). Preparing Students to Competently Identify, Assess, and Treat Human Trafficking Survivors. Atlanta, Georgia, CSWE, 11/2016.

Zaoui, S. (2016). The Lighthouse Effect: A therapeutic conversation about childhood sexual abuse and its relationship to commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking. Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia of Trends and Controversies in the Justice System.

Conference Chair of Sexual Trauma: Innovative Clinical Practices to Healing Sexual Trauma held in April 2017.

Honored as January 2016 SPOTLIGHT MEMBER by the Miami-Dade NASW Chapter.

Sarah Ingram-Herring

Professional Development: Council on Social Work Education APM, Tampa, Fla

Sarah Lewis

Lewis, S. (2015). The Crisis State Assessment Scale: Development and Psychometrics. In K. Yeager (Ed.), Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Intervention, and Research (4th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lewis, S. & Diane Harrison (2015).Crisis Intervention with HIV Positive Women. In K. Yeager (Ed.), Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Intervention, and Research (4th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Co-organized with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the School of HPLS the Annual Transformative Partnerships and Technology Conference

Submitted an abstract, " Finding the “So That” Moments: Using “Freedom Writers” to Teach Group Skills" to the XXXVII Annual Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups

LaPorte, H. H. & Lewis, S. J. & Armstrong, C. (2016). Keeping our fingers on the pulse of practice using mobile technologies. NASW National Conference, 2016

Lewis, S. (2016). Crisis assessment. Presented at the University of Texas Health Sciences, San Antonio, Texas.

Lewis, S.J. & LaPorte, H. (2016). Keeping our Fingers on the Pulse of Practice. Presentation at NASW FL Chapter Annual Conference, Orlando, Fl.

Lewis, S. J., & Smith, M. (2015). Finding the "So That" moments: Using "Freedom Writers" to teach group work skills. Presentation at the XXXVII Annual Symposium of the International Association of Social Work with Groups. Chapel Hill, NC

Terrell Brown

Unseen, Unheard, and Nearly Invisible: An Examination of Sexual Orientation and Spirituality’s Impact on Psychological Well-being Among Middle-Age and Older Black Men Living with HIV/AIDS: Implications for Caregiving. 27th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, 2015, New Orleans, LA)

Unseen, Unheard, and Nearly Invisible: Black Men Living with HIV/AIDS (Symposium presentation) The 2015 Aging in America Conference, American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL

Unseen, Unheard, and Nearly Invisible: Implications for Caregiving of Older Black Men Living with HIV/AIDS. In Sandra Crewe and Charnetta Gadling-Cole (Eds.), African American Caregivers: Seasons of Care Practice and Policy Perspectives for Social Workers and Human Service Professionals. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Tisa McGhee

McGhee, T. (2017). Multi-Dimensional Partnerships: A Case Study of a University-Community Partnership in Liberty City. A paper presented at presented at the Barry University Community Engagement Symposium, Miami, FL

McGhee, T. (2017). Using Evidenced-Based Policymaking as a Strategy for Achieving Social Change. A paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Department of Behavioural Sciences

McGhee, T. (2016). Inspiring community impact: MISSION UNITED for homeless veterans. Co-presentation at the Network for Social Work Management’s 27th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California Endowment, Los Angeles, Ca.

McGhee, T. (2015). 8 Strategies to Improve Recovery from Community Trauma. Presented at the 20th International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma. San Diego, California.

McGhee, T. (2015). Collaboration to Advance Community Goals. Co-presented at the Network for Social Work Management 26th Annual Conference. Washington, D. C.

McGhee, T. (2015) Strategies to rebuild community resilience. Presented at the National Association of Social Work Florida Social Work Conference. Orlando, Fl.

8 Strategies to Improve Recovery from Community Trauma. 20th International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma. (August 2015)

Strategies to Rebuild Community Resilience NASW-FL State Annual Social Work Conference. June, 2015

Co-authored “Documenting Community Assets with Technology: Using PhotoVoice in Overtown” to Advances in Social Work, under review.

Postgraduate Conference: An interdisciplinary conference for faculty and students at the University of the West Indies, St Augustin, Trinidad and Tobago.

The Center for Community Service Initiatives (CCSI) awarded service-learning fellowships to two faculty members for the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Adam Dean, associate professor of communication, and Dr. Tisa McGhee, assistant professor of social work, will be the faculty fellows.

Awarded 500.00 mini-grant from CCSI to support a community based research project utilizing students and residents of Liberty City

Awarded a 30,000 grant from MCI

Participated in the Faculty Learning Center

Moderator, Cause and Effect –School to Prison Pipeline, CCSI Barry University