Everything listed under: Research

  • Hope Theory to Reduce Critical Incidents Among Soldiers

    Social Work Faculty member Ric Munoz recently visited, along with Human Relations professor and Assistant Dean Chan Hellman, US Army and Air Force base Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) just outside of Seattle. The purpose of the visit was to begin training military chaplains in the usage of hope theory to reduce critical incidents among soldiers, particularly suicide. Suicide has been linked to a sense of hopelessness, which is the perception that one's goals are unattainable, no matter the ...  Read More...

  • OU Represents at CSWE APM

    Our faculty will be presenting 13 times throughout the Council on Social Work Education's Annual Program Meeting this week. Special congratulations to faculty member Megan Gandy-Guedes and colleagues who will be presented with the 2016 Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (CSOGIE) Scholarship Award for their paper "Impact of victimization, community climate, and community size on mental health of sexual and gender minority youth" at the LGBT Caucus...  Read More...

  • USDA Awards OK Farmer's Market Coalition Multi-Year Grant

    In 2014, Professors Karen Gray and Ric Munoz began working with a coalition of farmers’ markets, activists, and the Community Service Council to expand “Double Up Oklahoma” (DUO). DUO doubles SNAP (food stamps) participants’ purchasing power for more locally grown, healthy fruits and vegetables by matching SNAP purchases at farmers’ markets (dollar for dollar up to $20 per visit). This is a win-win for small farms and SNAP recipients by bringing local produce to low-income tables.   Read More...

  • Drs. Noyori-Corbett & Moxley Named Humanities Fellows

    Drs. Noyori-Corbett and Moxley were selected as Humanities Fellows for the center's 2016-2017 theme "Outcasts and Outlands” and were awarded a grant to benefit their project called “From the Margins to the Mainstream: Myanmar Women’s Use of Art and Narrative to Portray Their Hopes for Successful Resettlement in a Southern American City.” This was the latest of several grants earmarked for the Myanmar Women Refugees project. Dr.   Read More...

  • Social Work Research

    In celebration of Arts and Sciences Week, Social Work will be hosting a table at CAS Research Day today in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom. We've loved looking back over the year at all the quality research produced by our faculty. With implications at the local, state, national, and international levels and over $2.3 million in funding, we'll let the numbers do the talking.   Read More...

  • Zarrow Mental Health Symposium Presentations

      Zarrow School social work students were well represented as presenters at the recent Zarrow Mental Health Symposium 2015.  Graduate research assistants Kathleen Quinton, Knee Scholar, Jedediah Bragg, Center for the Applied Research for Non-Profits, and Kara Brunk, Knee Scholar, (not pictured) were all co-authors of research presented at the symposium. Pictured also is recent OU PhD graduate Kendra Burnside, LCSW, who presented along side Zarrow School graduate assistant scholars...  Read More...

  • Student Research

       Research at the Zarrow School continues to be recognized nationally across disciplines. MSW graduate student Jedediah Bragg, a research assistant with the Center of Applied Research for Non-Profits at OU, recently presented research at the American Psychological Association's (APA) Annual Conference (2015) in Toronto. The research was conducted with Professor Ricky T.   Read More...

  • Student Research

      Congratulations to Vanessa Brown, Knee Scholar, who was lead author on a poster presentation at the recent Oklahoma Council on Family Relations Conference at OSU-Tulsa. Co-authors included Professor Ricky Munoz, fellow Knee Scholar Kara Brunk, and fellow social work graduate research assistant Jedediah Bragg. Their research includes a factor analysis and a bootstrapped mediation model that supports perceptions of family support as a causal driver of hope for the future and overall life sa...  Read More...

  • Intimate Partner Violence Research Presentation

      Congratulations to Knee Center Scholar Vanessa Brown, MSW Candidate, for her recent presentation with Zarrow School Professors Ric Munoz, JD, MSW and Shane Brady, PhD, at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences National Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The team presented on their work with survivors of intimate partner violence that explored the importance of empowerment and support of others to generating hope for safety from violence. The national conference included pres...  Read More...

  • CAS Research Day

    Did you know the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work faculty presented 49 times in 2014 alone? Come find out more about the impact of our research at the College of Arts and Science Research Day event on February 24, 2015. We hope you will join us and the other departments from noon-5:00 pm in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom.   Read More...