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Deborah Barrett has had a number of recent developments related to her new book, “Paintracking.”

  • On Thurs., Oct 25, at 7:30 p.m. she is speaking on “Understanding and Managing Chronic Pain,” for Fearrington CARES, in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, N.C.
  • On Sun., Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. she is presenting, “Oy! The Pains!” An Evidence-based Approach to Managing Chronic Pain,” at the Levin Jewish Community Center in collaboration with Chronic Connections, Durham.
  • A webinar is scheduled for Nov. 14 from 6:00-7:30 (Pacific) for the Portland Fibromyalgia-ME/CFS Group.
  • She will be giving a Clinical Connections talk at the Jewish Community Center on “Dialectical Behavioral Therapy” in early November.
  • A new article by Barrett on “Mornings with Fibromyalgia” was published by ProHealth.
  • Barrett has a new post in her Psychology Today “Paintracking” column, entitled “Chronic Physical and Emotional Pain Disorders.”

Betsy Bledsoe-Mansori received a UNC Center for Global Initiatives conference travel award to make several research presentations at the International Marcé Society Conference in Paris, France, in October.

Gary Bowen has co-authored a chapter, “Families and communities: A social organization theory of action and change,” by Jay A. Mancini and Bowen. It was recently published in the Handbook of Marriage and the Family, which was edited by Gary W. Peterson and Kevin R. Bush (2013).

Natasha Bowen, with Aaron Thompson (Ph.D. ’12), and former faculty member Joelle Powers, has an article published in the latest edition of the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, entitled “A Quasi-Experimental Test of the Elementary-School Success Profile Model of Assessment and Prevention.”

Trenette Clark and MSW student Dolores Chandler presented “Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Substance Use and Health Among African Americans,” on Oct. 12 at the UNC Ethnicity Culture Health Outcomes October Seminar Series at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Chris Egan recently attended a conference in Tennessee with The Council on Quality and Leadership and received an award for being the longest certified assessor of their Personal Outcome Measures.

Dee Gamble, emerita faculty, will receive the Career Achievement Award from the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration at the ACOSA Symposium held in conjunction with the CSWE annual program meeting in November.

Faculty members Rebecca Macy and Dania Ermentrout, doctoral student Cynthia F. Rizo, and alumna Natalie Johns (MSW ’08), have a new article published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, entitled “Directors’ Opinions About Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Strategies That Help Survivors.” Read abstract

Amelia Roberts-Lewis is presenting on invited lecture at CSWE to the Minority Fellows Program, on Friday, Nov. 9, on “Mental Health Outcomes of Substance Abuse Interventions with Homeless Adults with Co-occurring Disorders.”

Kim Strom-Gottfried is becoming a columnist for Ethics Newsline, a newsletter published by the Institute on Global Ethics. It has a distribution of around 10,000. She will be commenting on ethics and current events.

Jamie Swaine, Rod Rose, doctoral student Sarah Dababnah, and former faculty member Susan Parish have an article published in the September edition of the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, entitled “Financial Well-being of Single, Working-age Mothers of Children with Developmental Disabilities.”

Sharon Thomas is pictured in a video produced by Idealist Grad Fairs, shot on location in New York City. See her around the 1:30 minute mark.

Lisa Zerden is presenting two papers at the Public Health Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco this month, “Harm reduction advocates and law enforcement officers: Unlikely partners or natural allies? Evidence from North Carolina,” and When evidence-based practice meets evidence-free policy: Case examples from law, social work and public health.”