Submitted by AlexCreek on July 22, 2014 - 3:37pm
Dr. Bridget Freisthler, head of the Spatial Analysis, has been working with her team of impressive Doctoral Students at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs to develop the Needs Portal. The Needs Portal is a web-based program for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) that enables caseworkers to find out in real time which community agencies are available to help families whose children have already been or are on the verge of being removed from their homes. The Needs Portal began development in June 2013 by Dr.
Submitted by AlexCreek on July 2, 2014 - 10:10am
Morrison, C., Gruenewald, P.J., Freisthler, B., Ponicki, W.R., and Remer, L.G. (2014). The economic geography of medical marijuana dispensaries in California. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25, 508-515. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2013.12.009
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Dr. Freisthler will be presenting on her work related to child neglect and alcohol use at the Research Society on Alcoholism conference in Seattle on Monday.
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We are proud to announce the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Social Ecological Models Consortium.
The CAN Social Ecological Models Consortium is designed to advance the study of how the environment interacts with individual behaviors resulting in child abuse and neglect. The goal of the Consortium is to develop and test strong theoretical models about the ecology of child maltreatment that allows us to better develop prevention efforts that address the issue at the level of the individual, family, and neighborhood environments.
Submitted by AlexCreek on May 22, 2014 - 8:45pm
Freisthler, B., Holmes, M.R., & Price Wolf, J. (2014).The dark side of social support: Understanding the role of social support, drinking behaviors and alcohol outlets for child physical abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.03.011
Submitted by AlexCreek on May 22, 2014 - 8:37pm
Freisthler, B., Johnson-Motoyama, M., & Kepple, N.J. (2014). Inadequate child supervision: The role of alcohol outlet density, parent drinking behaviors, and social support. Children and Youth Services Review. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.05.002
Submitted by AlexCreek on May 22, 2014 - 7:44pm
Recently Dr. Freisthler was a judge for the National Institute of Drug Abuse Addiction Science Fair award at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for high school students in Los Angeles. Congratulations to Lily Wei Lee, a high school senior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Her project, “Assessment of Third Hand Exposure to Nicotine from Electronic Cigarettes” secured first place and a $2,500 award.
Submitted by AlexCreek on May 22, 2014 - 7:15pm
Kepple, N.J., Freisthler, B., Johnson-Motoyama, M. (2014). Bias in child maltreatment self-reports using Interactive Voice Response. Child Abuse & Neglect, doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.04.001
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Social Welfare Doctoral student and member of UCLA's Spatial Analysis lab Christina Tam presents on "Gender differences in desistance from crime: How do formerly incarcerated emerging adults use social supports?" at the annual meeting of theSociety for Social Work Research in San Antonio, Texas .
Submitted by Admin on August 20, 2013 - 9:26pm
How Social Relationships Respond to Changing Infrastructure: Pretest of Effects on Neighborhood Life
Principal Investigator: Bridget Freisthler, PhD, Department of Social Welfare, UCLA
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Freisthler, B. & Gruenewald, P.J. (2013). Where the individual meets the ecological: A study of parent drinking patterns, alcohol outlets and child physical abuse. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,27(6), 993-1000.
The article, titled “Where the individual meets the ecological: A study of parent drinking patterns, alcohol outlets and child physical abuse”, looked at a “dose-response” model of drinking and whether or not where a person drank was a risk factor for using physical abuse or corporal punishment.
Submitted by Admin on June 26, 2013 - 9:50pm
Freisthler, B. (2013). Need for and access to supportive services in the Child Welfare System. GeoJournal, 78(3), 429-441.
Submitted by Admin on May 14, 2013 - 9:18pm
In the midst of a raging national debate on how Americans use marijuana, a team of student researchers from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is collecting data that could help separate marijuana fact from fiction.
Submitted by Admin on April 23, 2013 - 6:40pm
Dr. Megan Holmes, graduate of the UCLA Social Welfare Department, joined the Mandel School faculty in August, 2012.
Submitted by Admin on April 1, 2013 - 2:52pm
Megan Holmes, alum of the UCLA Social Welfare Doctoral Program and the UCLA Spatial Analysis Lab, recently published an article in the Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry
Article Key Points:
Submitted by Admin on March 25, 2013 - 12:17pm
People United for Medical Marijuana are putting forth a strong effort to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. Among the concerns of those opposed are arguments that areas surrounding dispensaries would see lower property values and higher crime rates.
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Washington DC councilmember Kenyan McDuffie recently submitted legislation which would limit the number of marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries within any single ward. On the same day, his office filed a bill promoting distillery pubs, stating that the bill “will bring a significant economic impact to our Ward and the city by creating new jobs and tax revenue generated by increased sales of craft distilled spirits.”
Submitted by Admin on March 11, 2013 - 10:41pm
Much research has found that people who are heavy drinkers are more likely to be involved with the child welfare system due to child abuse and/or neglect. Recent research has found that having more alcohol outlets in an area (e.g., bars, liquor stores) is related to higher rates of child maltreatment. To date, however, interventions designed to reduce substance use among families involved with the child welfare system have met with limited success.
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Christina Tam will be presenting "An Exploratory Analysis of Neighborhood and Delinquency among Southeast Asian Youth" on Friday, February 22 at the UC-wide conference. The event, titled, "We asked for workers and families came: Children, youth and families in migration," is hosted by the UCLA Program on International Migration.
Submitted by Admin on January 10, 2013 - 5:44pm
UCLA Department of Social Welfare Spatial Analysis Lab current and former members will be presenting at the 17th annual conference of The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).
Submitted by Admin on December 1, 2012 - 12:04pm
Social Welfare faculty member Dr. Bridget Freisthler has received a grant from the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) to "support the formation of sustainable university/practice partnerships for the purpose of evaluating emerging practices or programs to inform the development of curriculum and training products for the Title IV-E stipend and child welfare training programs."
Submitted by Admin on December 1, 2012 - 12:01pm
An interim report is posted in our "Housing Stability Among Transition Age Youth" center projects.
Submitted by Admin on November 12, 2012 - 9:12pm
Ph.D. Student Nancy Kepple and Professor Bridget Freisthler have the top downloaded article of 2012 at the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Exploring the Ecological Association Between Crime and Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Submitted by Admin on October 27, 2012 - 3:13pm
UCLA Social Welfare Ph.D. graduate and current Case Western Reserve University faculty member, Megan Holmes, maps the prevalence of domestic violence throughout Cuyahoga County. This evidence that domestic violence does not only occur in inner city neighborhoods, click "read more" to see the maps attached.
Click the following links to read the news report:
WKYC l Fox 19
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