MSW Faculty and Students Presented at the NASW Ohio Chapter Conference

MSW students at 2018 NASW

(Pictured (L-R) Kelli Swigeart, Lori Groff, Kevin Biddell, Dr. Mark McManus, Jimmy Ciotrola, and Rebecca Chaffins)

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ohio Chapter 
held their annual conference in Columbus, OH on November 8-9, 2018. This was the eighth year for juried poster presentations for professionals, academics, and students.  There were 12 posters accepted for presentations from Ohio. Five Master’s students from the University of Akron’s School of Social Work, Fundamentals of Research I class, had abstracts accepted as poster presentations. The topics covered a wide variety of issues regarding the theme of the conference, “Social Workers: leaders, advocates, champions”. 

Lori Groff

Lori Groff
won the first place for a literature review for her poster titled, Workforce Development: How can child welfare agencies retain and recruit social workers in rural settings? 

Kevin Biddell: Diagnosing ADHD in Vulnerable Children  

Jimmy Ciotola: Gauging the Success Rates of Housing First-Style Programs verses Traditional Models for providing Stable Housing to Chronically Homeless Adults

Rebecca Chaffins: The Invisible Body: An Integrative Literature Analysis of Male Eating Disorders

Kelli Swigeart: Literature review of Multisystemic Therapy with Juveniles at Risk of Out of Home Placement

Dr. Mark McManus, Visiting Assistant Professor and research instructor, presented his research, A Qualitative Study on Vaccine Hesitancy in Parents of Children with Down Syndrome: Implications for Social Work

Rebecca Chaffins Rebecca Chaffins

Jimmy Ciotola

Jimmy Ciotrola