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Published Work

Correlates of COVID-19 Transmission: Challenges and Opportunities to Access Our Most Vulnerable Populations

Applying Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to LGBT Foster Youth: Practice Implications for Child Welfare Professionals and Those Working in Rural Settings. 

Silenced, Shamed, and Scatted: Black Feminist Perspective on Sexual Trauma and Treatment with African American Female Survivors. 

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, was recognized as a pandemic disease in March of 2021. In the months that followed, the number of cases reported has increased from 53,269 on March 9 to 63,965,092 as of December 3, 2020. The Americas carry the bulk (42.4% of that number, and the United States of America is leading the world's countries in COVID-19 cases at 13,563,731, or 21.2% of the world's cases. In the current study, the correlates of pandemic transmission were explored through the use of univariate frequency analyses, bivariate t-tests, and correlation analyses. Results indicated that the states with higher frequencies of non-White residents, poverty, and underinsured and disabled residents. The Salutogenic Model was utilized to frame the discussion regarding challenges and opportunities for addressing the correlates in an equitable fashion.

The African American experience is grounded in a strong religious tradition that does not adequately address sexual violence against women. This chapter offers perspective on how religiously-motivated heterocentric-patriarchy marginalizes Black female sexual trauma survivors. Recommendations are informed by Black feminisms in order to support culturally congruent practice. These interventions emphasize Black women's lived experience, raise awareness of multilevel oppression, and foster the empowerment of Black women. Basic treatment considerations for African American female trauma survivors and their support systems are provided.

doi: 10:4018/978-1-5225-9195-5.ch001

Dopwell, 2020

Bucchio, Jones, & Dopwell, 2020

Jones, Dopwell, & Curry (2020). 

Publications : CV

May 18, 2017

Providing safe and stable placements is a primary focus of the child welfare system in the United States. There are often challenges with finding successful placements for foster youth who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender for reasons related to lack of appropriate placements and resource availability and accessibility. For LGBT foster youth residing in rural placements these issues could be especially true and pose additional hardships. The purpose of this article is to provide child welfare practitioners a framework to assist in the service of LGBT foster youth and considers implications for rural placements. Challenges associated with LGBT foster youth are highlighted, followed by suggestions for future research, policy, and practice approaches to increase successful outcomes for these youth.

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