Submitted by Admin on April 10, 2015 - 8:00am
Megan Holmes, Ph.D., alum of the UCLA Spatial Analysis Lab and current Assistant Professor from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University was recently awarded an R03 grant funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
Submitted by Admin on April 7, 2015 - 10:16pm
The UCLA Spatial Analysis lab has released a new research brief, "Assessing Service Requests and Gaps for Child Welfare Families" based on data from the DCFS Needs Portal.
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Members of the Child Abuse and Neglect Social Ecological Models Consortium (Bridget Freisthler, Jennifer Price Wolf, and Michelle Johnson-Motoyama) published a study on how drinking contexts is related to different types of supervisory and physical neglect.
Aims. Child neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment, yet little is known about how drinking context may be related to particular subtypes of child neglect. This study examines the relationship between parental drinking in multiple contexts and the use of supervisory and physical neglectful.
Submitted by Admin on March 21, 2015 - 11:13am
Christina Tam, student researcher for the Spatial Analysis Lab, published an article in Child and Adolescent Social Work examining how neighborhood characteristicsa are related to violence, arrests, or involvement in gangs.
Submitted by AlexCreek on February 15, 2015 - 9:04pm
For health professionals and academics engaged in the study of social issues, the detrimental impact of liquor stores on their neighboring communities is a continuing problem. Bridget Freisthler, associate professor at the department of social welfare at UCLA, has spent over a decade researching the effects of alcohol access on violence and alcoholism, and her findings have shown that more liquor stores create a harmful effect.
Submitted by AlexCreek on February 9, 2015 - 9:16pm
Jennifer Price Wolf and Raul Chavez present a qualitative study examining how parents make decisions about when, where, and how much to drink alcohol.
The main points of this presentation were:
-Parent decisions about whether and how much alcohol to drink differ by drinking context
Submitted by AlexCreek on January 27, 2015 - 9:03pm
The main noteworthy points of the presentation were:
--Young adults in transitional housing for former foster youth explained that the experience in the program started with letting go of the past, and they described a gradual but tentative movement toward independence.
Submitted by AlexCreek on January 27, 2015 - 9:01pm
The main topics of discussion were:
-- Interactive voice response (IVR) is an innovative approach that can help to obtain better estimates of child maltreatment among substance-using caregivers in the general population.
— However, IVR utility may be negated if at-risk populations, such as heavy drinkers and drug users, do not complete the survey.
Submitted by AlexCreek on January 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
The main ideas points were:
-- Growing economic segregation in the United States has neighborhood level consequences for how households are spatially distributed, such as high concentration of affluent or impoverished households within neighborhoods and economic clustering or isolation of these conditions across neighborhoods.
Submitted by AlexCreek on January 27, 2015 - 8:58pm
The main takeaways were:
--Little is known about the spatial distribution of dispensaries and sites may be disproportionately located in minority communities and/or communities with younger populations
Submitted by AlexCreek on January 27, 2015 - 8:56pm
The key points from this presentation are:
-- Child welfare involved boys and girls are more likely to receive restrictive sentences despite their charges.
-- Child welfare involved girls with a violence charge are most likely to be sentenced to placement.
Submitted by AlexCreek on January 27, 2015 - 8:54pm
The key takeaway messages are:
-- Housing facilities are not related to where youth enter foster care or formerly incarcerated youth reenter the community.
--Housing for transition age youth is predominantly located in low-income areas.
Submitted by AlexCreek on January 3, 2015 - 9:18pm
Price-Wolf, J. (2014). Social support, collective efficacy, and child physical abuse: Does parent gender matter?
Submitted by AlexCreek on January 3, 2015 - 9:15pm
This is the Schedule for the Society of Social Work and Research Conference for our team members on January 14th through 18th
1:30-3:15pm Bissonet, Third Floor New Orleans Marriott
Margaret Lloyd, Becci Akin, “The disparate impact of alcohol, methamphetamine, and other drugs on family reunification after foster care”
Submitted by AlexCreek on January 3, 2015 - 9:08pm
This is the Schedule for the Society of Social Work and Research Conference for our team members on January 16th through 18th
*Curry, S.R., & Abrams, L.S. "They Lay Down the Foundation and then They Leave Room for Us to Build the House”: A Visual Qualitative Exploration of Young Adults' Experiences of Transitional Housing.
Saturday, January 17, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:15 PM (Susanna is scheduled for 3:50 p.m.)
Preservation Hall Studio 4, Second Floor (New Orleans Marriott)
Submitted by Admin on September 3, 2014 - 3:57pm
Banning medical marijuana dispensaries or regulating their number and density in a given city may not be sufficient to lower marijuana use if delivery services open in their place, according to UCLA research.
Submitted by AlexCreek on July 22, 2014 - 3:37pm
Dr. Bridget Freisthler, head of the Spatial Analysis lab, 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
Submitted by Admin on June 22, 2014 - 6:44pm
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.
Submitted by BFreisthler on June 3, 2014 - 9:39pm
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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Submitted by Admin on January 17, 2014 - 9:04am
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
Submitted by Admin on June 26, 2013 - 9:55pm
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.