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New Peer-Review Journal Article: A survey of IPV perpetrator treatment providers: Ready for evidence-based practice?

December 18, 2020

In this new peer-review journal article entitled  "A survey of IPV perpetrator treatment providers: Ready for evidence-based practice?", we find that a debate persists regarding the effectiveness of batterer intervention programs, the predominant form of intervention for individuals who have perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV).  Social science research has identified some promising research trends – e.g., the effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing and process factors that maintain an effective therapist-client alliance, what clients say facilitators can do to ke

New Journal Article on COVID-19 and Resilience

August 14, 2020

COVID-19 is a pandemic event not seen in a century. This research aims to determine important predictors of resilience towards the COVID 19/Coronavirus Pandemic. This study uses a cross-sectional design, with purposive snowball sampling, for primary survey data collected over 10 weeks starting the first week in April 2020. Participants completed a self-administered questionnaire on demographics and behavioral factors. Resilience was assessed using the 10-item Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale and perceived stress was assessed using the 10-item Perceived Stress Scale.

New Journal Article on Flood Risk Perceptions and the Role of Trust and Confidence

August 14, 2020

This study advances scholarly debate on the impact of confidence and trust on flood risk perceptions using data from a random sample of 403 residents in New Orleans, a U.S. coastal city with hundreds of miles of levees to protect the city from flooding. The research focuses on several predictors including specific trust measures of local, state, and federal authorities, sociodemographic characteristics, and experience with flood damage.

Dr. Cannon on UC Davis COVID-19 Live! Discussing her work on COVID-19 and Resilience

December 02, 2020

Sept. 10, 11 a.m. — Six months into lockdowns, job losses, school closures, pandemic illness and lost lives, how are people coping with these long-running stresses? What can we do to help people cope and make communities more resilient?

This week we’re talking with two researchers who have been surveying peoples’ mental and emotional health during the pandemic.

The guests:

New journal article on the double whammy of climate change and flood insurance

July 23, 2020

This paper advances scholarly debate on the contradictions of environmental risk management measures by analyzing the determinants of flood insurance coverage among a sample of 403 residents in New Orleans, a city undergoing rapid transformation due to post-Katrina rebuilding efforts and anthropogenic modifications of climate, hydrology, and ecology.  The paper focuses on several predictors including subjective flood risk perception, trust in government officials, sociodemographic characteristics, and experience with flood damage.  Using binary logistic regression, the results show that the

New article on how to do trandisciplinary community-engaged environmental health disparities research

July 23, 2020

Increasingly funders (i.e., national, public funders, such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation in the U.S.) and scholars agree that single disciplines are ill equipped to study alone the pressing social, health, and environmental problems we face, particularly around environmental exposures, increasing health disparities, and climate change.

New article on investigating all landfills across the U.S. and their impacts on rural areas

July 23, 2020

Landfills are linked to major forms of environmental harms, such as water contamination, production of greenhouse gases, and accumulation of toxins in human and natural systems. The presence of hazardous waste landfills has been shown to be co-located in rural communities, particularly in poor communities of color. This analysis examines the key relationships between the presence of 93% of all landfills other than hazardous—construction and demolotion (C&D), industrial, and municipal—and social inequality, a question as yet unexamined in the academic literature.

New paper on research-supported practices and intimate partner violence abuser treatment

July 23, 2020

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand the importance of research-supported practice for batterer intervention programs. Methods: This study applied descriptive statistics and chi-square analyses to a novel dataset from the Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment Survey (N=411). This was a 69-item survey developed by domestic violence providers and researchers to understand the role of research-supported practice in the treatment of intimate partner violence (IPV).

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