Presentations

Peer Reviewed Paper Presentations

Wachter, K. (2015, October). Informing social work practice and education: An analysis of refugee resettlement submission policies. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education 61th Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.

Busch-Armendariz, N., Olaya-Rodriguez, D., Kammer-Kerwick, M., Sulley, C. & Wachter, K. (2015, March). Health and Well-Being: Texas Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence. Paper presented at the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Cook Heffron, L., Busch-Armendariz, N., & Nsonwu, M. (October 2013). Social Work’s Role in Teaching about Human Trafficking (Modern Slavery). Paper presented at Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Wachter, K. (2013, October). Responding to sexual violence in humanitarian settings: Building the evidence base. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education 59th Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.

Cook Heffron, L. (June 2013). Straddling the Divide: Refugee Women Working in Resettlement. Paper presented at Global Health and Well Being: the Social Work Response, New York, New York.

Cook Heffron, L., Busch-Armendariz, N. (June 2013). Tackling Modern Slavery in the Classroom: A Two-Pronged approach to Interdisciplinary Learning, Paper presented at Global Health and Well Being: the Social Work Response, New York, New York.

Cook Heffron, L., Busch-Armendariz, N., & Nsonwu, M. (January 2013). Exploring the Needs of Survivors of Human Trafficking. Paper presented at Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Peer Reviewed Poster Presentations

Cook Heffron, L., Wachter, K., Nsonwu, M.B., & Busch-Armendariz, N. (2014, October). The Continuity of Risk: A three-city study of Congolese women-at-risk resettled in the U.S. Poster session presented at the Council on Social Work Education 60th Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Cook Heffron, L. & Wachter, K. (March 2014). Balancing physical safety and social isolation? Resettlement of Congolese refugee women in the US. Poster presented at (Re)Membering the Body, 21st Annual Conference on Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies, The University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Wachter, K., Thompson, S., Bender, K., & Ferguson, K. (2014, March). Predictors of Repeat Offenses among Homeless Young Adults: Gender Differences. Poster session presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence bi-Annual Meeting. Austin, TX.

Wachter, K. & Cook Heffron, L (2014, February). Ascribing identities: Congolese women’s bodies as refugees. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference. Austin, TX.

Wachter, K., Thompson, S., Ferguson, K., & Bender, K. (2014, January). Factors associated with arrests among homeless young adults. Poster session presented at the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) 18th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Heffron, L. C., Wachter, K., & Busch-Armendariz, N. (2013, October). Domestic minors of sex trafficking: applying social work perspectives to program development. Poster session presented at the Council on Social Work Education 59th Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.

 

Training and Workshop Presentations

Wachter, K. (2015, April). Designing and evaluating trauma-informed programming to improve outcomes for refugee women in the U.S. Workshop presented at the national symposium: Strengthening the National Torture Treatment Network, Miami, FL.

Wachter, K., Cook Heffron, L., & Schmidt-Portnoy, E. (2015, March). Opportunities for Collaboration: Responding to Refugees’ Experiences with Sexual Assault. Workshop presented at the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Cook Heffron, L. (2015). “Salía de uno y me metí en otro:” Violence against Migrating Central American Women. Presented at the Violence on the Border: Women’s Experience and the Policy Reaction Conference, The University of Texas at Austin.

Wachter, K. (2014, February). Preparing for the Congolese: Specific Considerations for Women and Girls. Workshop presented at the International Rescue Committee annual US Programs conference, San Diego, CA.

Wachter, K. & Busch-Armendariz, N. (2013, December). Assessing the needs of Congolese refugee women at risk. Workshop presented at the US State Department Refugee Admissions Workshop, Washington, DC.