Publications by the School of Social Work faculty members are collected here.

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Submissions from 2024

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Fueling Prosperity: The Positive Economic Ripple Effects of Increasing Wages for Nebraska’s Direct Care Workforce, Ernest Goss and Susan Reay

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Provision and Long-Term Assessment of a Specialized Clinical Evidence-Based Practice Curriculum for Master of Social Work Students, Susan Reay

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Paying caregivers more could boost Nebraska’s economy − new research, Susan Reay and Ernest Goss

Submissions from 2023

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Grace Abbott Training and Supervision Academy Annual Report 2022, Michelle Nelsen, Susan Reay, Ellen Rice, and Katie Robbins Case

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Guiding the Way to Clinical Licensure: Creating a Practical Framework for the Provision of Clinical Social Work Supervision, Susan Reay

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Grace Abbott Training Supervision Academy: A Year of Growth, Collaboration, and Impact, Susan Reay and Grace Abbott Training and Supervision Academy, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Do Degrees Matter? Rethinking Workforce Development for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Challenges, Susan Reay, William E. Reay, Kris Tevis, and Lisa Patterson

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A formative evaluation of ‘Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resiliency’ with Hispanic adolescents prior to and during Covid‑19, Heidi Adams Rueda, Abigail Vera, Arminda Marcial, and Amanda Mariano

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Parent Physical and Psychological Aggression and Youth Dating Violence: A Latent Class Analysis Approach, Heidi Adams Rueda, Kaitlyn Paxton Ward, and Steven Hoffman

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Mexican American Adolescents’ Conversations About Goals: The Centrality of Financial Aspiration to Career and Educational Pursuit, Heidi Adams Rueda, Qihao Zhan, Lela Rankin, and Deaven Greenberg

Submissions from 2022

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A Pandemic Road Map: Creating Social Work Student Wellness Plans in Field Placement, Susan Reay

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Start Where the Social Worker Is: Social Workers’ Perceptions of Clinical Licensure in Nebraska, Susan Reay, Henry J. D'Souza, Kris D. Tevis, and Avery H. Fleck

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Mexican Middle Schoolers’ Questions on Sexuality and Dating Relationships: A Descriptive Qualitative Analysis, Deaven Rodriguez, Heidi Adams Rueda, Steven Hoffman, and Bethany Gutierrez

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Barriers to the delivery of teen dating violence programs in urban school and after-school settings serving Mexican-heritage youth, Heidi Adams Rueda, Lela Rankin Williams, and Abigail Vera

Submissions from 2021

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Economic Stress Among Low Income Latino Adolescent Fathers: An Application of the Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation Model, Diana Cedeño, Autumn M. Bermea, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Michelle L. Toews

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Child Protection Policies and Practices in Mennonite Church USA Congregations: A Follow-Up Study, Jeanette Harder and Elisabeth Wilder

Submissions from 2020

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Staff Perspectives Regarding the Influence of Trauma on the Intimate Partnering Experiences of Adolescent Mothers in Residential Foster Care, Autumn M. Bermea, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Kwynn M. Gonzalez-Pons

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Health-Related Quality of Life and Health Literacy among Mexican American and Black American Youth in a Southern Border State, Steven Hoffman, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Lauren Beasley

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An Assessment of Mental Wellbeing and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Youth Living in Central Mexico, Steven Hoffman, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Stefan Chase

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Witnessing Intimate Partner Violence Across Contexts: Mental Health, Delinquency, and Dating Violence Outcomes Among Mexican Heritage Youth, Lela Rankin Williams and Heidi Adams Rueda

Submissions from 2019

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Youth Perspectives of Healthcare in Central Mexico: An Application of Massey’s Critical Health Literacy Framework, Steven Hoffman, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Lauren Beasley

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Technology and Dating Among Pregnant and Parenting Youth in Residential Foster Care: A Mixed Qualitative Approach Comparing Staff and Adolescent Perspectives, Heidi Adams Rueda, Megan Lindsay Brown, and Jennifer M. Geiger

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Proving their love: Violence and gender norms in descriptions of relationships among rural Mexican adolescents, Heidi Adams Rueda, Steven Hoffman, and Kaitlin Grytza

Submissions from 2018

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Resiliency and Adolescent Motherhood in the Context of Residential Foster Care, Autumn M. Bermea, Brad Forenxa, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Michelle L. Toews

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From State Policy to School Practices: Accessibility and Implementation of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Education, Heidi Adams Rueda and Peter R. Fawson

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Does Gottman’s Marital Communication Conceptualization Inform Teen Dating Violence? Communication Skill Deficits Analyzed Across Three Samples of Diverse Adolescents, Heidi Adams Rueda, Monica Yndo, Lela Rankin Williams, and Ryan C. Shorey

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Teenage Dating Violence: Perceptions of Need, Priority, and Prevention Responsibility among Schools in Predominantly Mexican Heritage Communities, Lela Rankin Williams and Heidi Adams Rueda

Submissions from 2017

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Queerness and Dating Violence Among Adolescent Mothers in Foster Care, Autumn M. Bermea, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Michelle L. Toews

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Grand Challenges in School Social Work: Collaboration and Constraint in School Social Workers’ Sexuality Support for Children with Disabilities, Sharon J. Bolin, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Kristen Faye Linton

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Confirmatory factor analysis of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale among youth in Mexico, Steven Hoffman, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Matthew C. Lambert

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Graduating MSW students’ recommended interventions for teen dating violence: A descriptive analysis, Heidi Adams Rueda, Alicia Hawley, Beverly M. Black, and Bernadette Ombayo

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Including transition-age youth using evidence-based mental health treatments, Peter Szto, Susan Reay, Sarah Preston, and Claire Rynearson

Submissions from 2016

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Social Workers’ Roles in Supporting the Sexual and Relational Health of Children with Disabilities, Heidi Adams Rueda, Sharon J. Bolin, Kristen Faye Linton, Lela Rankin Williams, and Eva Pesta

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Exhaust All Measures: Ethical Issues in Pediatric End-of-Life Care, Kara J. Thielman, Cara L. Wallace, Andrea N. Cimino, and Heidi Adams Rueda

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Ethics at the End of Life: A Teaching Tool, Cara L. Wallace, Kara J. Thielman, Andrea N. Cimino, and Heidi Adams Rueda

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Mexican American adolescent couples' vulnerability for observed negativity and physical violence: Pregnancy and acculturation mismatch, Lela Rankin Williams and Heidi Adams Rueda

Submissions from 2015

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Citations and Convictions: One Community’s Coordinated Response to Intimate Partner Violence & Efforts toward Offender Accountability, Kerry Beldin, Allison Lauritsen, Henry J. D'Souza, and Bob Moyer

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Dating and Sexuality among Minority Adolescents with Disabilities: An Application of Sociocultural Theory, Kristen Faye Linton and Heidi Adams Rueda

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Reproductive and Sexual Healthcare Needs Among Adults with Disabilities as Perceived by Social Workers, Kristen Faye Linton, Heidi Adams Rueda, Lela Rankin Williams, Alex Sandoval, and Sharon J. Bolin

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Mexican American Adolescent Couples Communicating About Conflict: An Integrated Developmental and Cultural Perspective, Heidi Adams Rueda and Lela Rankin Williams

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Help-seeking and help-offering for teen dating violence among acculturating Mexican American adolescents, Heidi Adams Rueda, Lela Rankin Williams, and Julie L. Nagoshi

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Judges’ perceptions of the Nebraska CASA program, A. C. West, J. L. O'Gara, and Jeanette Harder

Submissions from 2014

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Experiences with Pregnancy of Adolescents with Disabilities from the Perspectives of the School Social Workers Who Serve Them, Kristen Faye Linton and Heidi Adams Rueda

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“She Posted It on Facebook”: Mexican American Adolescents’ Experiences With Technology and Romantic Relationship Conflict, Heidi Adams Rueda, Megan Lindsay, and Lela Rankin Williams

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School Social Workers' Needs in Supporting Adolescents with Disabilities toward Dating and Sexual Health: A Qualitative Study, Heidi Adams Rueda, Kristen Faye Linton, and Lela Rankin Williams

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Mexican American and European American Adolescents' Dating Experiences across the Ecosystem: Implications for Healthy Relationships within an Ecodevelopmental Framework, Heidi Adams Rueda, Julie L. Nagoshi, and Lela Rankin Williams

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“It’s not just you two”: A grounded theory of peer-influenced jealousy as a pathway to dating violence among acculturating Mexican American adolescents., Heidi Adams Rueda and Lela Rankin Williams

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Trust, Cheating, and Dating Violence in Mexican American Adolescent Romantic Relationships, Lela Rankin Williams, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Julie L. Nagoshi

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Progress in a social work writing course: Self-efficacy, course objectives, and skills, Jane D. Woody, Mary G. Zeleny, Henry J. D'Souza, Jeanette Harder, Jacqueline Reiser, and P.eter Szto

Submissions from 2013

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Supervisors behaving badly: Witnessing Ethical Dilemmas and What to Do About It, Andrea N. Cimino, John Rorke, and Heidi Adams Rueda

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Book review: Practice-based research in social work: A guide for reluctant researchers, Jeanette Harder

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Friends with benefits or “friends” with deficits? The meaning and contexts of uncommitted sexual relationships among Mexican American and European American adolescents, Lela Rankin Williams and Heidi Adams Rueda

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Parties, Drugs, and High School Hookups: Socioemotional Challenges for European and Mexican American Adolescents, Lela Rankin Williams and Heidi Adams Rueda

Submissions from 2012

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Mexican American adolescents’ perceptions of dating violence programs: Recommendations for effective program design and implementation, Lela Rankin Williams, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Bianca N. Altamirano

Submissions from 2011

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What they wish they would have known: Support for comprehensive sexual education from Mexican American and White adolescents' dating and sexual desires, Heidi Adams Rueda and Lela Rankin Williams

Submissions from 2010

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Overcoming MSW Students’ Reluctance to Engage in Research, Jeanette Harder

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Prevention of child abuse and neglect through church and social service collaboration, Erin Olson O'Neill, Jodi Gabel, Stephanie Huckins, and Jeanette Harder

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Advice from teens to teens about dating: Implications for healthy relationships, Heidi Adams Rueda and Lela Rankin Williams

Submissions from 2008

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Treating Suicidality in African American Adolescents with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Curtis E. Bryant and Jeanette Harder

Submissions from 2007

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Teaching and learning social work practice skills through the use of triads, Jeanette Harder

Submissions from 2006

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Book review: Taking a stand: A guide to peace teams and accompaniment projects, Jeanette Harder

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Successful Transitions of Runaway/Homeless Youth from Shelter Care, Von Eugene Nebbitt, Laura E. House, Sanna J. Thompson, and David E. Pollio

Submissions from 2005

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Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: An Evaluation of a Home Visitation Parent Aide Program Using Recidivism Data, Jeanette Harder

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Research implications in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, Jeanette Harder

Submissions from 2002

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Short-Term Outcomes for Youth Receiving Runaway and Homeless Shelter Services, Sanna J. Thompson, David E. Pollio, Jodi Constantine, Donna Reid, and Von Eugene Nebbitt