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High-Risk Youth Issues


Peggy Baikie

Department: Nursing

Title: Affiliate Professor

Expertise: High-risk adolescents, Pediatrics, Nursing

Annie Butler

Department: Human Services

Title: Chair and Professor, Director of the Center for High Risk Youth Studies

Expertise: Ethics, LGBTQ issues, High-risk adolescents and youth, Gang issues, Gang culture, Gang indoctrination, Transition from gang life, Addictions and recovery, Drugs and school districts, Underage drinking, Addictions (Substance abuse and behavioral addictions such as gambling and sex), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (a trauma therapy), Grief, Domestic violence, Dating violence, Multicultural

Butler, Annie

Larry Curry

Department: Social Work

Title: Retired Faculty

Expertise: Child and family preservation, Addictive behaviors, Child welfare

Tricia Hudson-Matthew

Department: Human Services

Title: Associate Professor and Director, Center for Addiction Studies

Expertise: Mental health, domestic violence, self-esteem, addiction and substance abuse, motivational interviewing techniques and grief and loss, couples counseling

Hudson, Tricia

Andrew Mrkvicka

Department: Social Work

Title: Affiliate Faculty

Expertise: Child welfare, Abuse and neglect, Interfamilial sex abuse, Secondary trauma, Compassion fatigue

Mrkvicka, Andrew

Marina Pereira

Department: Social Work

Title: Associate Dean - College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Expertise: Acculturation and assimilation changes in the U.S., Mental health issues of children, adolescents and families, Child abuse, Sexual abuse, Domestic violence, Loss and grief issues, Immigration, First-generation students, Service learning, Bilingual, Bicultural

Aaron Richmond

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Educational psychology, Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Teaching higher education, Memory, Mnemonics, Learning styles, Memory aids and memory development, Online education, Motivation, Science education, Adolescent education, At-risk youth education

Darlene Sampson

Department: Social Work

Title: Clinical Field Faculty and Equity Specialist Coordinator, WEEAC

Expertise: Trauma, Issues related to children of color, Police and community interactions, Educational challenges, pedagogy and curriculum, Over suspension of children of color, School/community consultation-particularly with black/brown communities, Racial bullying, Diversity/equity/inclusivity, Mental Health, General social work

Sampson, Darlene

Shawn Worthy

Department: Human Services

Title: Professor

Expertise: Gender differences in extreme sports, Psychology and performance of high-risk/extreme sports athletes, Sports training and fear, Youth adventure therapy, Crisis intervention, Family dynamics, Family systems, High-risk youth, Teen suicide, Parenting, Workplace stress, Job-family balance

Worthy, Shawn
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