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Publication: Risk of Bias Assessments in Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses of Behavioral Interventions for Substance Use Outcomes

Dr. Audrey Hang Hai is a co-author of "Risk of bias assessments in systematic reviews and meta-analyses of behavioral interventions for substance use outcomes" in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

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TSSW Adds Clinical Assistant Professors

The Tulane University School of Social Work has a wonderful group of Clinical Assistant Professors as part of our full-time faculty.

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Publication: Impact of Political Violence on Posttraumatic Stress Symptomology

Dr. Leia Saltzman is the co-author of a recent publication in Anxiety, Stress, and Coping.

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Expert Advice: Treating Psychiatric Combat Casualties

TSSW Professor Dr. Charles Figley has co-written a commentary in Psychiatric Times about Treating Psychiatric Combat Casualties.

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Publication: Mental Disorders and Distress in Marriages with a Problem Drinking Husband

Dr. Richard Ager is a co-author "Mental Disorders and Distress in Marriages with a Problem Drinking Husband" in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.  

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Expert Advice: Tips to Transition to the "New Now"

Tulane Today writer Alicia Serrano Bilich spoke with School of Social Work’s Dr. Tonya Hansel and Dr. Maurya Glaude about how to navigate the ""new now." 

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Expert Advice: Trauma & Fatigue

Dr. Tonya Hansel spoke to HuffPost about how trauma can cause fatigue and what people can do about it.

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Publication: Time to HCV Treatment Disfavors Patients Living with HIV/HCV Co-infection

Dr. Pamela Melton is a coauthor on "Time to HCV Treatment Disfavors Patients Living with HIV/HCV Co-infection: Findings from a Large Urban Tertiary Center" published in Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

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Publication: Exploring Gender Relations among Two Southeastern Native American Tribes

"'When you come together and do everything, it’ll be better for everybody': Exploring gender relations among two Southeastern Native American

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Welcoming New Faculty Members

The School of Social Work is pleased to welcome two new Assistant Professors to our faculty. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hai and Dr. Krueger to the TSSW community.

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Dr. Catherine McKinley named to Gulf Research Program’s (GRP) Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) Committee

After a search and interview, Dr. Catherine McKinley has accepted nomination to the Gulf Research Program’s (GRP) Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) Committee through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Dr. Charles Figley Publishes Book on State of Mental Health Care in the Military

Dr. Charles Figley has partnered with trauma expert and military veteran Mark Russell on a book about the state of mental health care in the military. Psychiatric Casualties: How and Why the Military Ignores the Full Cost of War is currently available from Columbia University Press.

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Faculty Expertise: Increased Social Activities for Families due to Lower COVID Cases

Dr. Tonya Hansel spoke to NOLA.com about the increase in social activities for New Orleans families now that COVID cases down.

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Publication: Engaging with Racial Identity and Racism-Based Trauma in Social Work Curricula

Assistant Professor Dr. Samantha Francois and Tulane City, Culture and Community alum Dr. Curtis Davis recently published "'All Skinfolk Ain’t Kinfolk': Engaging with Racial Identity and Racism-Based Trauma in Social Work Curricula" in Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

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Faculty Expertise: Juvenile Justice

Dr. Reggie Parquet, Clinical Assistant Professor at TSSW, spoke to WWL-TV to provide social work context on juvenile justice and New Orleans District Attorney's Jason Williams decision to try 15-year-old murder suspects as adults.

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Tulane researcher launches survey to study hate crimes against Asian Americans

Learn more about how a Tulane researcher has launched a survey to study hate crimes against Asian Americans.

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Publication: Covid-19 Mental Health Disparities

Recently published in the Health Security Journal, "Covid-19 Mental Health Disparities" is authored by TSSW Assistant Professor Dr. Leia Saltzman, TSSW Associate Professor Dr. Tonya Hansel, TSSW Dean Dr. Patrick Bordnick, TSSW MSW candidate Veronica Henry, and Dr. Amy E. Lesen, Associate Professor, Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, Biology Department, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA

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Expert Advice: Disaster Mental Health & Social Work

Dr. Tonya Hansel has written an article for Social Work Today on "How Social Workers Can Help Disaster Mental Health Preparedness."

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Faculty Expertise: PTSD & Veteran Mental Health

Dr. Charles Figley provided his expertise on post-traumatic stress to a recent story from Fox 8 New Orleans about veteran's mental health issues faced and Tulane's Center for Brain Health. 

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Publication: African Americans, Caribbean Blacks and Depression

Dr. Irang Kim is a co-author with colleagues from University of Georgia and University at Albany on an article entitled "African Americans, Caribbean Blacks and Depression: Which Biopsychosocial Factors Should Social Workers Focus On? Results from the National Survey of American Life (NSAL)" in the recent issue of Community Mental Health Journal.

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Celebrating Four Decades of Service: A Spotlight on Dr. Ronald Marks, Dean Emeritus and Associate Professor

Dedicating one’s career to building community and promoting well-being and social justice is rare and deserving of celebration. For Dr.

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Publication: Traumatology Special Issue on COVID-19

Dr. Reggie Ferreira serves as the editor of Traumatology, and its most recent issue focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and includes studies focused on mental health disparities, trauma, and resilience in its wake.

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Faculty Engage Pilot Study on Childhood Experiences of Race-based Trauma from Colorism & Hair Type Discrimination

Faculty and doctoral students at Tulane University are interested in quantifying how the messages children hear about skin tone and hair type affect their thoughts and behavior as they mature. Through an anonymous online survey, researchers hope to understand how adult memories of childhood experiences of colorism and hair type discrimination produce race-based trauma.

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Faculty Expertise: Book Recommendations for Therapists

Dr. Maurya Glaude is among several practitioners who provided book recommendations for UpJourney.

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Faculty Expertise: What Will the World Be Like After the Pandemic?

Dr. Charles Figley provided insight to Univision on "What will the world be like after the pandemic? Clues to the future of work, travel or vaccines." 

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Faculty Expertise: How To Help Someone with PTSD

The expertise of Dr. Charles Figley is included in an UpJourney article about supporting someone who has PTSD.

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Dr. Coleen Cicale: Prioritizing People in Public Policy

We are pleased to present this Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Coleen Cicale, Clinical Assistant Professor.

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Publication: Harnessing Technology for Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Diary Study Protocol

In order to contribute to emerging literature on the psychological impacts of COVID-19, several faculty members have established a mixed methods research design that includes both a cross-sectional quantitative survey and qualitative diary entries.

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Faculty Expertise: Potential Impacts of Alleged Abuse by Nonprofit

Dr. Reggie Parquet provided social work insight to Gambit Weekly's investigative report about allegations against the Louisiana Center for the Blind.

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TSSW Faculty and DSW Candidates Participate in Count the Costs Weekend

Hosted by the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business, the Count the Costs research weekend brought together scholars from a variety of academic disciplines to develop research proposals that investigate the barriers that BIPOC experience in our society, the economic impact of those barriers, and viable approaches to addressing them.

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Faculty Expertise: Mental Health Impact on Migrant Children who Cross the Border Alone

Dr. Tonya Hansel provided insight to Univision about the impact on the mental health of migrant children who cross the border alone.

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Faculty Publication: Promoting Resilience While Reducing Violence and Substance Use

In a recent article published in Research on Social Work Practice, Dr. Catherine McKinley and Dr. Katherine Theall examine pilot results for the culturally adapted Weaving Healthy Families (WHF) program to promote resilience and wellness while preventing substance abuse and violence among Native American (NA) families

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Faculty Expertise: Mental Health Disparities

Dr. Maurya Glaude spoke to Sabrina Wilson with Fox 8 about mental health disparities, stigma, and potential outcomes.

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Tulane Study Looks at Effectiveness of Telehealth Therapy During Pandemic

When COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic in March 2020, the Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic in New Orleans (EPIC-NOLA) quickly transitioned to virtual mental health for an especially vulnerable population of teens and young adults.

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Tulane Trauma Expert Part of Program on Military Mental Health

On March 31 at 6 pm CT, combat trauma and PTSD experts Dr. Charles Figley, Dr. Mark Russell, and Steven Elliott will be presenting their stories and viewpoints on the topics of stigma, family resilience, and reforming Military mental health policy in collaboration with the documentary producers of Stranger At Home.

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Expert Advice: Healthcare Burnout and How Universities are Helping Equip Students

Dr. Charles Figley spoke to Thrive Global for their recent article on "Healthcare Burnout and How Universities are Helping Equip Students." 

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Publication: Co-occurring Depression & Obesity among Community-dwelling Older Adult Alabamians

Dr. Pamela Melton, LICSW-PIP, who is a TSSW Professor of Practice & Advanced Practice Project Coordinator for our Doctorate of Social Work program, recently published in the Social Work in Public Health journal.

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Expert Advice: How the Covid-19 Anniversary Might Mess With Your Head

Dr. Reggie Ferreira spoke to Elemental, an online publication from Medium about health and wellness.

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Expert Advice: Feeling Guilty about Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

With regards to the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, Dean Patrick Bordnick spoke to NOLA.com about why individuals outside the state’s priority groups should consider the vaccine if offered.

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Publication: COVID-19, Intimate Partner Violence, and Communication Ecologies

Dr. Reggie Ferreira and Dr. Fred Buttell are co-authors along with colleagues from the University of California Davis and University of Tennessee Knoxville on "COVID-19, Intimate Partner Violence, and Communication Ecologies," a new article that appears in the American Behavioral Scientist journal.

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Publication: “Love” and alcohol use among U.S. Indigenous peoples

Dr. Catherine McKinley and PhD Candidate Jenn Lilly (formerly Miller Scarnato) publish "What’s love got to do with it? “Love” and alcohol use among U.S. Indigenous peoples: Aligning research with real-world experiences" in the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity.

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Publication: Psychosis, Telehealth, and COVID-19: Successes and Lessons Learned from the First Wave of the Pandemic

As part of an interdisciplinary team, DSW Program Director Dr. Tonya Hansel, recent MSW graduate Ariana O'Shea, and DSW alumna Dr. Serena Chaudhry published "Psychosis, Telehealth, and COVID-19: Successes and Lessons Learned from the First Wave of the Pandemic" with Dr. Ashley Weiss and Grinasha Dillon of the Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic New Orleans (EPIC-NOLA) and Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.

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Publication: Considering the conceptualizations of racism-based trauma among social workers

Dr. Samantha Francois, TSSW faculty member and Executive Director of Tulane's Violence Prevention Institute, and Dr. Curtis Davis, an alum of Tulane's City, Culture & Community program and faculty at University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, have published "Lifting the veil: Considering the conceptualizations of racism-based trauma among social workers" in the Qualitative Social Work journal.

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Faculty Co-editors of Special Edition of Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work

Dr. Catherine McKinley and Dr. Charles Figley were co-editors along with two scholars from the University of Washington of a special edition of the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work (Volume 30, Issue 1)

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tonya Hansel

As the Program Director of our Doctorate of Social Work, Dr. Hansel most enjoys learning from students, hearing their unique perspectives, and collaborating on new ideas.

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Publication: COVID-19 and intimate partner violence: Prevalence of resilience and perceived stress during a pandemic

TSSW Faculty Members Dr. Fred Buttell, LCSW-BACS and Dr. Reggie Ferreira along with colleagues from the University of California Davis and Santa Clara University have published "COVID-19 and intimate partner violence: Prevalence of resilience and perceived stress during a pandemic" in the journal Traumatology.

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Expert Advice: Compassion Fatigue in Healthcare Workers

Dr. Charles Figley reminds us that showing gratitude for our frontline workers supports their wellbeing as they support the health of our communities.

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Expert Advice: 6 Ways to Combat Pandemic Compassion Fatigue

Dr. Charles Figley provided his expertise on compassion fatigue to a recent Healthline article.

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DRLA Senior Fellow Appointed to Biden Administration

Robin Keegan, senior fellow in the School of Social Work’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy and adjunct lecturer in the School of Architecture's Master of Sustainable Real Estate Program, joined the Biden administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Publication: Caregivers of Black Children with Autism

Assistant Professor Dr. Irang Kim is a co-author on a recent publication in the International Journal of Developmental Disabilities.

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Expert Advice: When Staying Informed is Stressing You Out

DSW Program Director Dr. Tonya Hansel provided her expertise to a Healthline article about how to stay informed without being stressed.

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Faculty Named to University Anti-Racism Leadership Program

We are pleased that Professor of Practice Dr. Deidre Hayes and Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Reggie Parquet are among the prestigious first cohort of the Tulane University Leadership Institute.

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Expert Advice: Home Loss & Disaster Mental Health

Dr. Charles Figley spoke to Psychology Today about the psychological role houses play in our lives and how people may respond to disasters that result in the loss of a home.

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Expert Advice: COVID-19 Decision Fatigue

Professor Dr. Charles Figley provided his expertise to Healthline for their recent article on "COVID-19 Decision Fatigue: What It Is and How to Deal With It.

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Dr. Deidre Hayes Named Board Chair of Covenant House New Orleans

Serving our communities is a commitment our faculty members take seriously, and we are pleased to share news about how they are extending their expertise beyond the classroom and into nonprofit organizations and agencies. Professor of Practice Dr. Deidre Hayes, LCSW-BACS, has been named the new Board Chair of Covenant House New Orleans.

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Stories from the Field: Community Meals

Members of the Tulane University community and their families volunteer to coordinate, cook, and serve over 400 hot, gourmet meals to New Orleanians each week.

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Faculty and Staff Beyond the Classroom During COVID-19

Social work educators don’t just bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to higher education. They use their resourcefulness and determination to empower individuals, families, and communities outside of their classrooms. 

Assessing the behavioral health and social service needs during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tulane University School of Social Work faculty and staff are diligently working alongside front-line medical professionals and public health practitioners to provide support and connect individuals and communities with resources to help them navigate these circumstances. 

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