Jina J. Sang, Ph.D., MSSW

Jina J. Sang, Ph.D., MSSW

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: School of Social Work and Family Sciences
Office: Polsky 411E
Phone: 330-972-5981
Email: jsang@uakron.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Biography

Dr. Jina Sang is an Associate Professor, whose areas of expertise focus on children and families. She has worked with children and families as a clinical social worker in mental health settings in New York, Connecticut, and California. 

Dr. Sang's primary research interests center on parent-child relationships, children's mental health, and family stress. She has also published books on mental health and parent-child relationships in Asian countries including Korea, China, and Thailand. Currently, she is serving as a member on the NASW Ethics Committee. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

  • Parent-child relationships
  • Mental health of children and families
  • Family stress

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

  • Kim, M. A., Sang, J., Yi. J., Sung, J., & Howey, W. (January, 2022). Impact of the death of a child with cancer on bereaved mothers’ family relationships. Poster presented to the 2022 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Kim, M. A., Yi, J., Sang, J., & Gonzalez-Pons, K. (March, 2021). The impact of child’s cancer on the father’s social life in Korea. Poster presented to the 2021 American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) Annual Virtual Conference.
  • Kim, M. A., Yi, J., Sang, J., & Kim, S. H. (January, 2021). Parental overprotection and perceptions of child vulnerability as correlates of parenting stress among parents of child with cancer in Korea. Poster presented to the 2021 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.
  • Sang, J. (November, 2019). Stigma hurts: How stigma of mental illness affects families and what social workers can do. Oral presentation at the 2019 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ohio Chapter Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.


Publications

  • Sang, J., Patton, R. A., & Park, I. (2022). Comparing perceptions of addiction treatment between professionals and individuals in recovery. Substance Use & Misuse, 57(6), 983-994.
  • Kim, M. A., Yi, J., Sang, J., & Chung, D. H. (2021). A photovoice study on the bereavement experience of mothers after the death of a child. Death Studies, 45(5), 390-404.
  • Sang, J., Cederbaum, J., Koh, A., & Hurlburt, M.(2019). Maternal depressive symptoms, adolescent daughters' substance use, and father residence in minority families. Substance Use & Misuse, 54(11), 1774-1786.
  • Kim, M. A., Yi, J., Sang, J., & Molloy, J. (2018). The impact of a child’s cancer on father’s relationship with spouse. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(1),166-175. 
  • Kim, M. A., Yi, J., Sang, J., Kim, S. H., & Hur, I. Y. (2016). Experiences of Korean mothers of children with cancer: A photovoice study. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 35(2), 128-147.
  • Sang, J., Cederbaum, J. A., & Hurlburt, M. S. (2016). Sexual intercourse among adolescent daughters of mothers with depressive symptoms from minority families. Journal of Adolescence, 51, 81-91.
  • Yi, J., Kim, M. A., & Sang, J. (2016). Worries of childhood cancer survivors in young adulthood. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21, 113-119.
  • Sang, J., Cederbaum, J. A., & Hurlburt, M. S. (2014). Parentification, substance use, and sex among adolescent daughters from ethnic minority families: The moderating role of monitoring. Family Process, 53(2), 252-266.
  • Mennen, F. E., Kim, K., Sang, J., & Trickett, P. K. (2010). Child neglect: Definition and identification of youth’s experiences in official reports of maltreatment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 34(9), 647-658. 
  • Trickett, P. K., Mennen, F. E., Kim, K., & Sang, J. (2009). Emotional abuse in a sample of multiply-maltreated, urban young adolescents: Issues of definition and identification. Child Abuse & Neglect, 33(1), 27-35. 


Education

  • Ph.D. University of Southern California
  • M.S.S.W. Columbia University
  • B.F.A. New York University

Courses

  • 7750:425 Social Work Ethics     
  • 7750:440 Social Work Research 
  • 7750:452 Social Work in Mental Health
  • 7750:480 Childhood Behavior Disorders 
  • 7750:605 Social Work Practice with Small Systems
  • 7750:622 Fundamentals of Research I
  • 7750:623 Fundamentals of Research II
  • 7750:650 Advanced Standing Integrative Seminar 
  • 7750:661 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy II: Beyond the Basics
  • 7750:675 Program Evaluation
  • 7750:693 Evidence-Based Practice for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness