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Research in the School of Social Work

 

Faculty in the school of social work are engaged in ongoing research endeavors. Several faculty members are involved in one of three funded research projects which originated in the school of social work. These projects include an evaluation a qualitative study of Adventist women survivors of spouse abuse and an intervention project which prepares church members to respond to spouse abuse in healthy and appropriate ways. Click on the links below to take you to the professional, peer-reviewed presentations resulting from these data.

 

Domestic Violence in the Adventist Church

 

Spiritual Disengagement, Health and Domestic Violence: Factors that Increase Resilience.
5th International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - September 2009

 

Looking for Help in Some of the Wrong Places: Help-Seeking Among Seventh-day Adventist Women Domestic Violence Survivors
4th Annual International PASCH Conference in partnership with the Sligo SDA Church

Washington, DC.—October 2008

 

“I Find That Hard to Believe”: Pastoral Reactions to Disclosures of Domestic Violence in a Conservative Christian Denomination
13th International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma
San Diego, CA - September 2008

 

“The Pastor Can’t Be Bothered”: Conservative Christian Women’s Perceptions of Effective Help Seeking Efforts
International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference
Portsmouth, NH – July 2008

 

Domestic Violence in the Adventist Church: A Call for Action
Research Forum of the Adventist Association of Family Life Professionals
San Francisco, CA – July 2008

 

“I Believed That God Rejected Me”: Spiritual Effects Among Religiously Affiliated Domestic Violence Survivors
3rd North American Conference on Spirituality & Social Work
Fredericton, NB - June 2008

 

Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: Learning From Survivors to Improve Faith Communities’ Responses to Intimate Partner Aiolence
Strengthening Families in the 21st Century: Health, Wholeness, & Faith Conference
Loma Linda, CA. - April 2008

 

Intimate Partner Violence in a Conservative Faith Community: Spirituality, Religion and Coping. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting
San Francisco, CA. - October 2007

 

Clergy Response to Victims of Domestic Violence in a Conservative Christian Denomination
12th Annual Conference on Violence, Trauma, & Abuse
San Diego, CA. - September 2007

 

The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence Among Seventh-day Adventists
International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference
Portsmouth, NH - July 2006

 

Resources to Strengthen Children and Families: Domestic Violence Intervention in Faith Communities
23rd Annual Conference of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
Austin, TX. - November 2005

 

Pursuing Excellence in Social Ministry: Preferred Domestic Violence Services
55th Convention and Training Conference of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work
Grand Rapids, MI - October 2005

 

Religiosity and Childhood Violence: The Impacts on Intimate Partner Abuse
10th International Conference on Family Violence
San Diego, CA. - September 2005

 

Domestic Violence in a Conservative Christian Denomination: Challenges and Barriers for Women of Faith
Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences
Honolulu, HI - June 2005

 

Domestic Violence in Religious Congregations: Implications for Social Work Practice
Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research
Miami, FL.- January 2005


 

Domestic Violence in the Church: Religion and Help Seeking Behavior
54th Convention and Training Conference of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work
Reston, VA. - October 2004

 

Domestic Violence in a Conservative Christian Faith: A Comparison of Two Samples
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Kansas City, MO. – October 2004
 
 

Preventing violence against women: Australian and international perspectives. Panel discussion at Parliament of the World’s Religions 
Melbourne Australia, December 2009


The Bible says ‘submit’ so I did: Overcoming challenges in working with the religiously oriented domestic violence victim/survivor. Paper presented at NASW Texas 33rd Annual Conference
Fort Worth Texas, Oct 2009


“I didn’t know how to deal with this and I didn’t know anyone safe to go to.” Barriers for Adventist Women in Domestic Violence Relationships. Addressing the “Forgotten” Gospel Commission: Social Work to the Rescue!
Huntsville Alabama, March 2009


A Biblically grounded framework for social work. Paper presented at the 4th Symposium on the Bible and Adventist Scholarship
Cancun Mexico, March 2008


Domestic violence and faith communities: The impact of spirituality on women of faith in abusive relationships. American Public Health Association 133rdAnnual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA December 2005


Domestic violence in the Adventist Church. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Adventist Family Conference
Andrews University, July 2004

 

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