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How Social Relationships Respond to Changing Infrastructure: Pretest of Effects on Neighborhood Life
Principal Investigator: Bridget Freisthler, PhD, Department of Social Welfare, UCLA
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Freisthler, B. & Gruenewald, P.J. (2013). Where the individual meets the ecological: A study of parent drinking patterns, alcohol outlets and child physical abuse. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,27(6), 993-1000.
The article, titled “Where the individual meets the ecological: A study of parent drinking patterns, alcohol outlets and child physical abuse”, looked at a “dose-response” model of drinking and whether or not where a person drank was a risk factor for using physical abuse or corporal punishment.
Submitted by Admin on June 26, 2013 - 9:50pm
Freisthler, B. (2013). Need for and access to supportive services in the Child Welfare System. GeoJournal, 78(3), 429-441.
Submitted by Admin on May 14, 2013 - 9:18pm
In the midst of a raging national debate on how Americans use marijuana, a team of student researchers from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is collecting data that could help separate marijuana fact from fiction.
Submitted by Admin on April 23, 2013 - 6:40pm
Dr. Megan Holmes, graduate of the UCLA Social Welfare Department, joined the Mandel School faculty in August, 2012.
Submitted by Admin on April 1, 2013 - 2:52pm
Megan Holmes, alum of the UCLA Social Welfare Doctoral Program and the UCLA Spatial Analysis Lab, recently published an article in the Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry
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Submitted by Admin on March 25, 2013 - 12:17pm
People United for Medical Marijuana are putting forth a strong effort to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. Among the concerns of those opposed are arguments that areas surrounding dispensaries would see lower property values and higher crime rates.
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Washington DC councilmember Kenyan McDuffie recently submitted legislation which would limit the number of marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries within any single ward. On the same day, his office filed a bill promoting distillery pubs, stating that the bill “will bring a significant economic impact to our Ward and the city by creating new jobs and tax revenue generated by increased sales of craft distilled spirits.”
Submitted by Admin on March 11, 2013 - 10:41pm
Much research has found that people who are heavy drinkers are more likely to be involved with the child welfare system due to child abuse and/or neglect. Recent research has found that having more alcohol outlets in an area (e.g., bars, liquor stores) is related to higher rates of child maltreatment. To date, however, interventions designed to reduce substance use among families involved with the child welfare system have met with limited success.
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Christina Tam will be presenting "An Exploratory Analysis of Neighborhood and Delinquency among Southeast Asian Youth" on Friday, February 22 at the UC-wide conference. The event, titled, "We asked for workers and families came: Children, youth and families in migration," is hosted by the UCLA Program on International Migration.
Submitted by Admin on January 10, 2013 - 5:44pm
UCLA Department of Social Welfare Spatial Analysis Lab current and former members will be presenting at the 17th annual conference of The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).
Submitted by Admin on December 1, 2012 - 12:04pm
Social Welfare faculty member Dr. Bridget Freisthler has received a grant from the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) to "support the formation of sustainable university/practice partnerships for the purpose of evaluating emerging practices or programs to inform the development of curriculum and training products for the Title IV-E stipend and child welfare training programs."
Submitted by Admin on December 1, 2012 - 12:01pm
An interim report is posted in our "Housing Stability Among Transition Age Youth" center projects.
Submitted by Admin on November 12, 2012 - 9:12pm
Ph.D. Student Nancy Kepple and Professor Bridget Freisthler have the top downloaded article of 2012 at the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Exploring the Ecological Association Between Crime and Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Submitted by Admin on October 27, 2012 - 3:13pm
UCLA Social Welfare Ph.D. graduate and current Case Western Reserve University faculty member, Megan Holmes, maps the prevalence of domestic violence throughout Cuyahoga County. This evidence that domestic violence does not only occur in inner city neighborhoods, click "read more" to see the maps attached.
Click the following links to read the news report:
WKYC l Fox 19
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With a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles looming, Social Welfare professor Bridget Freisthler conducted groundbreaking research funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to put a number on exactly how many dispensaries there are in the city limits.
The final tally, 472 as of Tuesday – two days before the ban was to go into effect – is radically different than the amount of medical marijuana dispensaries believed to be in operation.
Submitted by Admin on August 20, 2012 - 9:22am
Listen to our podcast on The Geography of Drug Market Activities and Child Maltreatment, click here.
Submitted by Admin on July 4, 2012 - 10:50pm
A workshop about the social ecology of substance use was sponsored by Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE). This workshop reviewed the scientific goals and approaches that are used in the field to address the social ecological problems of substance use on both the micro and macro level.
Bridget Freisthler, Ph.D presented on the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and the Local Ecology. Click here to view this powerpoint presentation.
Submitted by Admin on June 18, 2012 - 12:03pm
Drug markets have plagued low income minority communities for decades. Yet, the effects of these drug markets on family functioning are unknown. In the current study “The Geography of Drug Market Activities and Child Maltreatment”, Freisthler and colleagues examined how police reports of drug sales and drug possessions (indicators of drug markets) are related to changes in rates of child abuse and neglect in 95 neighborhood areas (measured by Census tracts) in a 7-year time period in Sacramento California.
Submitted by Admin on June 6, 2012 - 9:22am
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Despite some concerns to the contrary, neighborhoods with medical marijuana dispensaries may not have higher crime rates than other neighborhoods—at least in one California city.
Submitted by Admin on March 30, 2012 - 3:06pm
Dr. Freisthler was granted The John Randolph Haynes Foundation to examine the new Expo line constructed by LA County Metropolitan Authority. This multi-year study will observe how the Expo line affects current neighborhood conditions. For more information about this project, click here.
Submitted by Admin on February 10, 2012 - 12:21pm
Congratulations to third year doctoral student, Nancy Jo Kepple, who is selected to serve on a two-year term in the student section of Child Maltreatment Journal editorial board. Williams is under the guidance of Bridget Freisthler, Associate Professor, Department of Social Welfare.
Submitted by Admin on January 27, 2012 - 11:04am
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Social Welfare doctoral candidate Megan Holmes (MSW ’08) has been selected to receive the 2012 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Doctoral Fellows Award for her dissertation proposal research titled, “Effects of Maternal Parenting Quality on the Development of Social Behavior for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence.”