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Faculty briefs: Bledsoe, Bowen, Macy, Reives, Rounds, Scheyett

Betsy Bledsoe, Ph.D.

  • Bledsoe co-authored an article, “Effects of Correctional-Based Programs for Female Inmates: A Systematic Review” in Research on Social Work Practice 2011;21 15-31
  • This month she is co-presenting a poster, “Recommendations for culturally tailoring mood screening for recently immigrated Latina mothers with limited English proficiency,” at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference in Montreal, Canada.
  • She is also presenting “A Career in Clinical Psychiatric Social Work” to the UNC Psychological Club’s Clinical Psychology Event.
  • Bledsoe is conducting a training on perinatal depression in high risk adolescent mothers, for the Adolescent Parenting Prevention Campaign of North Carolina, in Durham.

Gary Bowen, Ph.D.

  • Bowen was appointed to the National Advisory Board for the Building Capacity for Military-Connected Schools project, University of Southern California.
  • On March 3, Bowen was the keynote speaker on “Military Family Resiliency: A Capacity Building Perspective,” at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations 2011 Conference in Birmingham, Ala.
  • On Feb. 24 he spoke on “’Storylines of Research:’ Pathways to School Persistence.” at the University of Georgia Department of Child and Family Development.

Rebecca Macy, Ph.D.

  • Macy had a commentary published in the North Carolina Medical Journal, “Violence Against Women in North Carolina.”
  • On Feb. 21, Macy presented for the School’s Clinical Lecture Series on partner violence and parenting.
  • She was part of the N.C. Survivor to Survivor (S2S) project. S2S is a web-based resource guide devoted to victim education and public awareness. It is funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission and private donors. Macy is featured in a video, which appears on the website.
  • Macy recently gave two presentations about the MOVE (Mothers Overcoming Violence through Education and Empowerment) program with Phil H. Redmond of The Duke Endowment and Stacey Sullivan of SAFEchild. MOVE is an innovative intervention for justice-involved partner violence survivors and their children. MOVE is offered by Interact and SAFEchild in Raleigh and is funded by The Duke Endowment and the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. The first presentation was given at the Learning & Leadership Summit on Evidence-Based Programs & Family Strengthening Practice in New Bern, N.C. on March 7. The summit was organized and sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina and The North Carolina Division of Social Service. The second presentation was given to the Wake County Domestic Violence Taskforce on March 9.

Wanda Reives, MSW

  • Reives presented at UNC-Pembroke’s 19th Annual Social Work Symposium on Feb. 25. She spoke on field work, with an emphasis on the field practicum for students in child welfare.

Kathleen Rounds, Ph.D.

  • On Jan. 26, Rounds co-conducted a workshop on family/professional collaboration for the UNC Maternal and Child Health Leadership Consortium.
  • On Feb. 13, Rounds co-presented a workshop, “The Effects of Interdisciplinary Training on MCH Professionals, Organizations, and Systems” at the national meeting of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Family Voices in Washington, D.C.

Anna Scheyett, Ph.D.

  • In February, Scheyett participated in the Assurant Services Inc./NASW national board executive committee joint board meeting in San Juan. She serves on the NASW board of directors as the Region VI representative.
  • Scheyett presented at the 4th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, March 10-11 in Boston. She spoke on “Mental Health System Changes and Reincarceration of Individuals with Mental Illnesses.”