Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 21st Annual Conference (2017)

January 11, 2017 to January 15, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana

Westat staff will be participating and presenting at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 21st Annual Conference, January 11-15, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s theme is Ensure Healthy Development for all Youth.

The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

Staff will be on site in the exhibit hall to meet attendees and discuss careers, partnering, and Westat’s capabilities, as well as the company’s work on the PII Approach: Building Implementation and Evaluation Capacity in Child Welfare (PDF Format).

Westat will be contributing the following presentations. See the online program for details.

Leanne Heaton. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Non-Lethal Suicide Behavior and Screening Services of Justice-Involved Youth.

Kathryn Kulbicki. Exploring the Impact of Geographic Instability of Children in Foster Care Using Geographic Methods.