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Logic Model Webinar Series

This series is tailored to practitioners working in substance abuse treatment agencies across the state. The Webinars describe basics of logic models, how to create a logic model, and using logic models in grants development.

Sustainability Webinar Series

This Webinar series is tailored for practitioners and administrators working in substance abuse treatment agencies throughout the state. The webinar outlines the importance of sustainability and offers strategies to improve sustainability.

Literature Review Webinar Series

This series is tailored to student employees and describes how to find articles, develop an argument, and write up a literature review.

Student Webinar Series

This Webinar series is tailored to student employees with examples for how to properly cite a variety of sources and develop poster presentations.

Integrated Administrative Data Webinar & Brief

This Webinar and brief provide information on how to use integrated administrative data (big data) for justice research.

Deployment Risk and Resilience among Global War on Terrorism Army National Guard Women Veterans: Biopsychosocial and Mental Health Outcomes

Years: 2009-Present

USC Faculty Involved in Project: Nikki R. Wooten, Principal Investigator

Funder: Department of Veterans Affairs Predoctoral Fellowship

Project Summary: This study examined the associations between pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment stressors, post-deployment social support, resilience, and post-deployment mental health (i.e., PTSD, depression, alcohol misuse) in Army National Guard (ARNG) women who were members of the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia National Guard during their Operations Enduring Freedom and Operations Iraqi Freedom deployments. Of the participants, 104 women gave permission to be contacted for a follow-up interview.

Focus Areas: Vulnerable Populations; Trauma, Adversity, and Resilience; Bio-Psycho-Social Determinants of Health

Creating Healthy Environments through Community Engagement

Years: 2010-2013

USC Faculty Involved in Project: Darcy Freedman, Principal Investigator; Ronald Pitner, Principal Investigator

Additional Investigators: Bethany Bell, Patricia Sharpe, Allison Rojek

Funder: Kresge Foundation

Community Partner: Columbia Housing Authority

Project Summary: The aim of this quasi-experimental community trial is to reduce crime and perceptions of crime among public housing residents through community-generated, community-level, and community-engaged interventions. Researchers are working collaboratively with residents in Gonzales Gardens (one of Columbia’s Public Housing communities) and the Lyon Street community to help make that area safer by increasing residents’ active community engagement. After deploying tools such as photovoice, surveys, and neighborhood mapping, the research team established a Community Empowerment Center in the Gonzales Gardens community, which provides technical assistance to residents seeking to develop solutions to neighborhood concerns.

Focus Areas: Stigma and Inclusion; Community Capacity Building

The New Standards Consortium: Bringing Victim Service Standards into the Next Decade

Years: 2010-2013

USC Faculty Involved in Project: Dana DeHart, Principal Investigator

Funder: United States Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime

Project Summary: Dr. DeHart has convened a National Victim Assistance Standards Consortium to reach across geographic and philosophical divides and forge a common ground in victim services through model program standards, competency standards, and ethical standards. The award has been used to update those standards for contemporary relevance and develop media to enhance the accessibility of standards across the nation.

Focus Area: Trauma, Adversity, and Resilience

First Longitudinal Study of Missed Treatment Opportunities Using DoD and VA Data

Years: 2010-2014

USC Faculty Involved in Project: Nikki R. Wooten, Co-Investigator

Principal Investigator: Mary Jo Larson, PhD, Brandeis University

Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Project Summary: This study investigates the relationship of early problem identification and linkage to behavioral health care with later development of substance abuse and psychological injury outcomes and attrition from the Army. This observational study is based on a quasi-experimental design with longitudinal data files and statistical models of deployment-related factors and military health services on the odds of long-term poor substance abuse outcomes, poor psychological outcomes (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder, depression), thoughts of harmful behavior, and attrition from the Army, associated with service in Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Focus Areas: Vulnerable Populations; Trauma, Adversity, and Resilience; Bio-Psycho-Social Determinants of Health

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