Current Projects

Longitudinal Patient Education Impact Program (LPEIP)

Partnered with A Step Ahead Foundation and Christ Community Health Services, the Center is working to better understand women's birth control decision-making and how best women can be empowered with knowledge. This project builds on the body of work on teen pregnancy and parenting that took place under Dr. Sagrestano's direction. 

Project Coordinator

Ace F. Madjlesi, MA
901.678.2770 | fmdjlesi@memphis.edu

Lifelong Initiative for family empowerment (LIFE)

LIFE is a family-based empowerment program that focuses on the development of children ages 0-3. LIFE aims to implement a model for change driven by connecting education, social services, and healthcare to the places where children live and learn, specifically in zip codes 38106 and 38126, and by promoting a culture shift through multidisciplinary collaboration to build a culture of wellbeing for vulnerable families. LIFE team has members from CROW, the Depermants of Social Work, Public and Non-Profit Administration, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Knowledge Quest. This project has been funded by the Urban Child Institute to Support Family and Child Well-Being

Project Coordinator

Christy Peterson
cpetrsn2@memphis.edu

Select Conference Presentations

The following have been presented by CROW's Director, Faculty Affiliates, and Graduate Research Assistant

Brondo, K., Hill, A., & Kent, S. (2016, March). Transforming Affective Labor into Collaborative Conservation in Voluntourism Exchanges on Utila, Honduras. Paper presented in COPAA session, "Intersections of Learning: Experience, Revelations and Transformative Education,"  Society for Applied Anthropology, 76th Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Clay, J. A. & Simmons, C. (2016, September). Campus Sexual Assault Information: Compliance or Results? Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration, Charleston, S. C.

Clay, J., Sagrestano, L. M., & Finerman, R. (2015, October). The intersection of research and evaluation to action. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration, Charleston, SC.

Clay, J. (2014, September). Navigating the Academic Job Market: Practical Advice for Ph.D. Students Applying to University Positions. Invited Panelist. Annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration, Atlanta, GA.

Clay, J. (2014, September). Responsibility Center Budgeting in Higher Education: Budget Tool and More. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration, Atlanta, GA.

Clay, J. (2014, July). Challenge of Sustaining and Funding Partnerships. Paper presented at the first "What Went Wrong?: Reflecting and Learning from Community-Engaged Research, Minneapolis, MN. Conference sponsored by the University of Minnesota, Community Campus Partnerships for Health, Youthprise, Network for the Development of Children of African Descent, and Casa de Esperenza.

Clay, J., Sagrestano, L., & Finerman, R. (2014, March). Community Effort to Reduce Adolescent Sexual Risk Behavior: Understanding the Multi-System Context. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Public Administration, Washington, D.C.

Finerman, R. D., Clay, J. A., & Sagrestano, L. M. (March, 2017). Misconception: Rethinking Barriers to LARC. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings, Santa Fe, NM.

Finerman, R., Sagrestano, L. M., & Clay, J. (2014, March). Accessibility and affordability as barriers to condom usage among urban adolescents. Paper presented at the annual meting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Albuquerque, NM.

Germany, M-L., Pederson, A. C., Shuman, W. A., Fuss, A. N., & Bridges, S. K. (accepted). Examining Trans* Loss: Ethical and Methodological Considerations of Care. Poster session  at the 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) National Convention, Washington, DC.

Germany, M-L., Pederson, A. C. & Bridges, S. K. (April, 2017) Connecting Ambiguous Loss & Disenfranchised Grief to Trans*ition. Paper presentation at the 2017 annual conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Portland, OR.

Germany, M-L., Pederson, A. C. & Bridges, S. K. (January, 2017). Transitioning and trans* grief and loss: family, social support, career, and identity. Roundtable at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Portland, OR.

Germany, ML-., Pederson, A. C., & Bridges, S. K. (August, 2016). Presence-Absence of selves: Conceptualizing trans* ambiguous loss during transition. Poster session presented at the 2016 American Psychological Association (APA) National Convention, Denver, Colorado.

Germany, M-L., Pederson, A. C., & Bridges, S. K. (April, 2016). Ambiguous loss in transition: Trans* individuals and identity. Poster presented at the Association for Death Education in Counseling, Minneapolis, MN.

Ormerod, A. & Sagrestano, L. M. (2015, August). Sexual harassment of adolescent girls. Symposium paper presented at the 123 rd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Sagrestano, L. M., Finerman, R., Clay, J., &; Madjlesi, A. (2016, June). Impact of parental engagement on sexual initiation and risk taking among urban adolescents in the USA. Paper presented at the 5th International and Interdisciplinary PAIRFAM Conference, Munich, Germany.

Sakai, R., Stanley-Asselmeier, J., Warren, M., Cruze, S. R., Brondo, K., & Hill, A. (2016, March). Improving Outcomes for Conservation Voluntourism on the island of Utila, Honduras. Poster presentation at Society for Applied Anthropology, 76th Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Stenersen, M. R., Pederson, A. C., & Bridges, S. K. (accepted). Depathologizing Sex Work in Psychology: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Voluntary Sex Workers. Poster session at the 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) National Convention, Washington, DC.

Stephens, D., Smarr-Foster, C.,  Brondo K., & Kent, S. (2016) The Intersections of Voluntourism, Conservation and Livelihoods: Strengthening Approaches to Conservation in Utila, Honduras. American Anthropological Association, 115th Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota.