• Research Experience

  • Project SAFE (Safety Awareness for Empowerment)

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    University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work

    Project Coordinator, June, 2017 – present

    Research Assistant, June, 2016 – June, 2017

    PIs: Dr. Kimberly Bender, Dr. Anne DePrince

    • Coordinate a longitudinal, randomized control trial of a mindfulness-based intervention aimed at helping homeless youth assess and minimize risk.
    • Supervise team of four MSW research assistants in data collection.
    • Liaise with partner agency to facilitate participant recruitment and data collection.

     

    Asking for Change 2.0: Integrating a PhotoVoice Intervention into Services in a Youth Shelter

    University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work

    PI: Jonah DeChants, January, 2017 – May, 2017

    • Designed and implemented study to examine how shelter staff experience and facilitate a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) project in the context of their case management roles.

     

    Homelessness Hackathon: Using Human-Centered Design to Educate about Homelessness

    University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work

    Co-PI’s: Jennifer Wilson, Dr. Kimberly Bender, Jonah DeChants, January, 2017 – May, 2017

    • Planned and evaluated a one-day “hackathon” event where participants learned about homelessness in Denver and used human-centered design to develop and test potential solutions to housing-related policy or service problems.

     

    Homeless Youth Risk and Resilience Survey

    University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work

    Project Coordinator, June 2016 – September, 2016

    PIs: Dr. Kimberly Bender and Dr. Anamika Barman-Adhikari

    • Coordinated the collection of 200 surveys and 20 qualitative interviews with homeless young adults at three sites across Denver.

     

    Investigating Parental Impressions of the Colorado Healthy Kids Survey

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

    Youth and Young Adult Outreach Specialist, May, 2016 – June, 2016

    Supervisor: Leo Kattari, MSW

    • Authored report on parental attitudes towards the Colorado Health Kids Survey for state agency and other audiences.

     

    Asking for Change: Feasibility of a PhotoVoice Intervention with Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work

    Research Assistant, September, 2015- June, 2016

    PI’s: Dr. Kimberly Bender and Dr. Anamika Barman-Adhikari

    Implemented study of a PhotoVoice intervention at a youth shelter.

  • Research in the news

  • REALSYT Collaborative Works to End Youth Homelessness

    The Research, Education, and Advocacy Co-Lab for Youth Stability and Thriving, or REALYST, is a national collaborative of academic and community partners that uses research to inform innovative policies, programs, and services aimed at ending homelessness and housing instability among young people. REALYST members are interdisciplinary, representing a variety of fields and research areas.

    For more information, read this post on the blog of the National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services:

    https://nationalcenterforexcellenceinhomelessservices.wordpress.com/2018/10/07/realsyt-collaborative-works-to-end-youth-homelessness/ 

  • Two young women documented their journeys through homelessness in Denver

    Two Asking for Change participants were recentely profiled in an article for Denverite.com. See their photos and read more about their experiences by clicking the link below. 

    https://www.denverite.com/young-homeless-eyes-16321/

  • Homelessness Hackathon

  • In May, 2017 students from across the University of Denver joined with community members, service providers, and local decision makers to brainstorm and develop innovative ideas for addressing homelessness. 

    For more information, check out this article in GSSW's magazine, or this blog post from the National Center for Excellence in Homelessness Services. 

  • "Asking for Change" at Urban Peak

  • To support ongoing PhotoVoice programming at Urban Peak, click below.

    https://www.gofundme.com/photo-voice

This portfolio last updated: 19-Sep-2019 5:16 PM