In this curated ScholarWorks Social Change collection, we include exemplary work created by students in the Counseling 6785 course who use an action-research model to develop a blueprint for future action on a contemporary social change setting within a specific population. These portfolios may serve as an excellent starting off point for further research and social change action.

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Submissions from 2021

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Postpartum Depression Among African American Women in Montgomery, Alabama, Fightress Aaron

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Preventing Foster Youth Homelessness, Spencer Lee Barthlett

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Preventing Substance Abuse among Pregnant and Gestating Mothers in Texas State, Latosha Belton

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Adolscent Substance and Alcohol Use in St. Petersburg, Florida, Andrew Brett

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Preventing Homelessness Among Veterans in Riverside County, California, Ashley Carroll

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Poverty Prevention in Rosamond, Ca, Tanika Dodd

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Educate Pregnant Women on Negative Effects of Tobacco Use During Pregnancy in Okaloosa County, Florida, Cristina Dunahoo

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Prevention of Falls in Dickinson County, Iowa, Tamera Frederick

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Bullying: How We Can Do Better, Theresa Hall

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Community Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Pablo A. Jimenez

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Community Awareness and Prevention efforts for Military Sexual Assault Survivors, Lahella Jones

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Healthy Aging of Older Adults in Lansing, Michigan, Sarah Kavanagh

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Adult Obesity in Sanpete County, Utah, Matthew Larson

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Preventing Adolescent Suicide in Washington State, Kevin Mangat

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Addressing Opioid Use in Pennsylvania, Matt McCullough

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Substance Abuse in Adults in Josephine County, Oregon, Kerrill McGinnis

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Addressing Deaths of Despair in Central Appalachia, Lillian McHenry

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Community Prevention Plan for the Reduction of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Bastrop County, Texas, Taylor Nesbit

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Suicide Prevention in Ventura County California, Celeste Rains-Turk

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Addressing Adult Obesity in Columbus, Mississippi, Willie S. Sanders

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Veteran Homelessness in Schuylkill County, PA, Nicole Tag

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Sexual Assault and Subsequent PTSD in Austin, Texas, Caitilin S. Taylor

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Creating a Safe Space in a Small Town for the LGBTQ+ community, Martin Tremper

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Preventing Future Children from Living in Poverty in Port Isabel, Texas, January M. Walker

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Adolescent Suicide Prevention through Education and School Partnerships, Melissa Wieland

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Horse Training Jobs for Native Youth, Danica Yates

Submissions from 2020

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Preventing Opioid Addiction in Buncombe County, North Carolina, Rachel Franquemont

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Young Adult Addition to Opioids and Synthetic Opioids in Atlanta, Georgia, Jennifer Gaul

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Obesity in Thurston County Washington, Sheaunna Guary

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COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Procedures Designed for Minimizing Trauma in School-Age Children, Thomas Stacy Helton

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Obesity Prevention in Morrow County, Oregon, Chris Humphreys

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E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in Iowa, Miranda Kieler

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Mental Illness Awareness in the State of New Hampshire, Susan Pomerleau

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Quality of Healthcare Resources for Transgender Identifying Individuals in Baltimore, MD, K Greer Russell

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Minority Women Experiencing Postpartum Depression in Colorado, Heather Schunke

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How to Reduce Mental Health Crises by Improving Training and Education for Law Enforcement First Responders, Ashley Shulski

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Promoting Healthy Strategies to Reduce Obesity, Jarae Swanstrom

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Societal Impacts of Sports Betting in Colorado, Lawerence Wall Jr.

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Healing Centered Engagement of Black Survivors of Sexual Trauma in Marion County, Indiana, Jillian Jay Watts

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Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Prevention in Twin Falls, Idaho, Allison Welch

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Substance Use in Pender County, North Carolina., Khristine Winstead