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Faculty and Staff Grants from April 2019

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Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants and awards in April 2019:

Suzanne Kerns

Suzanne Kerns, research associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and executive director of the Center for Effective Interventions

  • Grant from the University of Washington for "Behavioral Health Workforce Summit"
  • Project abstract: Suzanne Kerns will contribute to the Behavioral Health Workforce Summit through webinar participation, providing input and feedback regarding planning, as well as presenting a keynote address.
  • Grant from Child and Family Support Services for "Child and Family Support Services Program Development Contract"
  • Project abstract: GSSW's Center for Effective Interventions (CEI) will provide Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) program development and startup services, support and training services. CEI will conduct a needs assessment session, discuss key elements of an MST program, conduct a site readiness meeting and provide one five-day orientation training.
Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris, research associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Work, affiliated with the Institute for Human-Animal Connection

  • Grant from Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center for "Social and Economic Impacts of the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center"
  • Project abstract: This project will continue a series of social and economic impact studies on animal welfare policies conducted by the Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) research team. It will focus on the impacts of building a new animal shelter and associated programming on an underserved community located in rural California.
David Bohl
Jonathan Moyer

Jonathan Moyer, assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures and David Bohl, senior research associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures

  • Grant for Egypt MAPS Workshop with IFs



Trish Becker-Hafnor
Debora Ortega

Debora Ortega, professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and director of the DU Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship and Trish Becker-Hafnor, director of community engagement at the Graduate School of Social Work

  • Grant from the Mile High United Way for "United Neighborhoods Initiative — Social Emotional Learning Evaluation for McElwain Elementary"
  • Project abstract: This project will provide evaluation and training services to Mile High United Way's United Neighborhoods Initiative, focusing on McElwain Elementary. Consultants will work with McElwain administrators to develop a review of the existing plan for social emotional learning and trauma-informed restorative justice educational practices in order to best serve students dealing with a range of challenges, as well as their parents.


Galena Rhoades

Galena Rhoades, research associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services for "Implementation of the Incredible Years Parent Education Program at MotherWise"
  • Project abstract: Galena Rhoades will address barriers and gaps in free/low-cost evidence-based therapy services, called MotherWise. The goal is for the program to better address not only family relationships, but also the specific mental health problems that may undermine women's abilities to attain the goals they have for themselves, their families and their new baby's future.

Joseph Russo, director of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center

  • Grant from the RAND Corporation, subaward from the U.S. Department of Justice for "Criminal Justice Requirements and Resources Certification"
  • Project abstract: DU will partner with RAND Corporation to host two expert workshops to identify the real-world technology needs of the corrections community. During the workshops, DU staff will lead the group in a structured brainstorming exercise to discuss the key challenges faced by corrections agencies and then identify ways in which technology can be leveraged for solutions.

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