Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson is an Invited Speaker for the Global Social Welfare Summit

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson is an Invited Speaker for the Global Social Welfare Summit which is hosted by Social Work Helper and Council on Social Work Education.

Her Session is titled Calling “A Thing” A Thing: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Social Work Education and will take place on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at 1:45pm.

To learn more, please visit: https://globalsocialwelfaresummit.com/session/calling-a-thing-a-thing-addressing-anti-black-racism-in-social-work-education/

 

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson was an invited speaker at the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) Institute’s Inaugural Research Spotlight

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson was invited to speak during the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) Institute’s Inaugural  Research Spotlight hosted by Dr. Fernando Wagner taking place on Thursday, February 18th at 2pm.

 

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson Presents Recommendations from the Task Force to Advance Anti-Racism

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson

Last summer, Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson was invited by our (Council on Social Work Education/CSWE) accrediting body to join the newly formed Task Force to Advance Anti-Racism in Social Work Education, and was asked to Co-Lead the Curriculum Development Work Group.

In addition, she was asked to present the key recommendations from our Work Group during the Membership Meeting at our Virtual Conference and they begin at 14:30 in the video below. The other Work Groups under the Task Force included: Faculty and Student Racial/Ethnic Equity Work Group, Educational Policy and Accreditation Work Group, and Conferences and Faculty Development Work Group. She has been asked to continue on into the next phase, which is Implementation Strategies.

As Department Chair Dr. Floyd-Pickard notes, “This national service and recognition speaks to your hard work and amazing contributions, as well as your growing reputation in the field.”  Congratulations, Dr. Dyson!

If the embedded video below does not show, please visit this link to watch:

Advancing Anti-Racism in Social Work Education

New publication alert for Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson!

Title: Understanding the Impact of Negative Stereotypic Images on Identity Development in African American Children and Single Mothers: Implications for Educators, School Counselors, and Administrators

Journal: Florida Journal of Educational Research

This study was led by Dr. Alishea S. Rowley, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Florida A & M University, in collaboration with Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson (pictured), Assistant Professor at UNCG. It focuses on the impact of stereotypic images in conjunction with racial identity development in Single African American Mothers (SAAMs) and their children. The investigation of this topic is important because there is a need to highlight oppressive images that impact racial development and academic success in children of color and the topic is vital to helping professionals and academic leaders to better understand the needs of the population and effective ways to help them. Further, the study also highlighted relevant theories to explain racial identity development.

Dr. Carmen Monico has been appointed as a Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) Research Fellow for 2020-2022

Dr. Carmen Monico has been appointed as a Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) Research Fellow for 2020-2022. She has served in this capacity since 2014.

The Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) Fellows are community-based academics, professionals, and practitioners who undertake community-based research, advocacy, education, outreach, and practice related to refugees and immigrants in the state of North Carolina. The CNNC Fellows program began in 2001 as a small group but has now grown to a network of approximately 100 people. The mission of the group is to support the CNNC’s work by strengthening immigrant and refugee communities through participatory research, evaluation, community education and engagement. CNNC Fellows seek to center community interests and goals in these endeavors.

The CNNC Fellows’ Theme for this year is COVID-19 and Refugee and Immigrant Communities — Impact and Response.

Congratulations, Dr. Monico!

Dr. Carmen Monico’s 3 fall 2020 presentations focus on the global impact of COVID-19 on migrant populations

Dr. Carmen Monico, Associate Professor of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) and new faculty in the Joint Master and PhD Social Work Programs of NCAT and the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG), presented at 2 professional conferences and one scholars’ meeting in fall 2020 (cited below). Monico’s presentations summarized findings from research conducted on the global impact of COVID on migrant populations, including those displaced from Central American Northern Triangle Countries (CANT), and regarding conditions in immigrant detention centers and shelters in the United States. Monico is currently finalizing manuscripts on the research presented. Various academic and community groups in North Carolina organized the virtual events, of which recordings are available upon request to ccmonico@ncat.edu or ccmonico@uncg.org

Global refugee and immigrant health during a COVID pandemic era: Experiences, status, and perspectives on racial health disparities. Panel presentation at the Global Health in the COVID-19 Era: Leadership in Action, The Triangle Global Health Virtual Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina, December 3, 2020.

Collective Historical Trauma as a Health Disparity in North Carolina Refugee and Immigrant Communities. Presentation at the First Virtual Symposium Health Professionals for Equity in Health and Healthcare Symposium, North Carolina A&T College of Health and Human Sciences, Faith Communities in Guilford, Rockingham, and Alamance Counties, partners at Cone Health, and NC Action Coalition, Greensboro, North Carolina, November 12, 2020.

Impacts of Global Pandemics on Internally Displaced People, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Challenges in Containing and Mitigating COVID-19 among Migrant and Mobile Populations. Presentation at the First Virtual Meeting of the Center for New North Carolina (CNNC) Scholars, Greensboro, North Carolina, October 19, 2020.

Dr. Carmen Monico publishes two peer-reviewed articles!

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Dr. Carmen Monico

Dr. Carmen Monico, Associate Professor of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) and new faculty in the Joint Master and PhD Social Work Programs of NCAT and the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG), got two peer-reviewed articles published in fall 2020 (cited below). Both publications are the result of mentored research that Monico conducted with undergraduate students from Elon University, prior to starting teaching in the joint program. One article highlights Monico’s teaching and research experience in conducting practicum courses abroad and the importance of community-engaged research, which is one of the courses Monico now teaches in the joint program. The second article falls within Monico’s main area of research, global migration, with an emphasis on the experience of migrant children, youth, and young adults.


Monico, C. & Kupatadze, K. (2020, October). Developing meaningful and practical global experiences through student-faculty-community partnerships. International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP), 4(2). https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v4i2.4002

Monico, C. & Duncan, D. (2020, December). Childhood narratives of Hispanic immigrant college students in North Carolina: The Deportation threat and its health, education, and well-being impacts on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Special issue The Predicament of the Child Refugee, International Journal of Qualitative research on Health and Well-being (IJQHW), 15(2), https://doi.org/10.1080/17482631.2020.1822620

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson added to Diversity Scholars Network through the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan!

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Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson

We are delighted to share the news that Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson has been added as a Diversity Scholar through the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan!

This Program will provide Dr. Dyson with the professional development opportunities and mentorship experiences needed to help her hone her DEI+ Belonging focused leadership and administrative skills.

An excerpt of her welcome letter and a brief statement by Dr. Dyson are included below.

 

Greetings Dr. Dyson:

On behalf of the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan, welcome to the Diversity Scholars Network (DSN)!

The DSN is an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional community of scholars committed to advancing understandings of historical and contemporary social issues related to identity, difference, culture, representation, power, oppression, and inequality — as they occur and affect individuals, groups, communities, and institutions.

The DSN now has over 900 members from more than 200 institutions across the world. As with any community, its success is only achieved through the level of engagement of the members and through a spirit of collaboration and collective impact. As a new member, you can expect to see your profile populate in our Member Directory within the next several weeks.

Dr. Dyson shares the following to accompany this exciting news:

“I am grateful yet geeked to share that I’ve been added as a member to the Diversity Scholars Network, a program out of the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan.

I am looking forward to participating in their professional development programs, networking, and receiving mentorship as I hone in on my leadership and administrative skills, with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Through the network, my project specifically will be focused on enhancing key knowledge and skills that will be critical in advancing academic spaces for students, especially those with marginalized identities, to feel safe, supported, and comfortable, to show up as their authentic selves while successfully getting what they came for: their degrees.

I am also looking forward to connecting and engaging with the other Diversity Scholars in our efforts to advance social transformation.

#Diversity #Equity #Inclusion #InclusiveExcellence #Belonging”

Dr. Carmen Monico’s article “Childhood narratives and the lived experiences of Hispanic and Latinx college students with uncertain immigration statuses in North Carolina,” is now available!

Dr. Carmen Monico's article, "Childhood narratives and the lived experiences of Hispanic and Latinx college students with uncertain immigration statuses in North Carolina," has been published in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, Volume 15 Issue sup2! Congratulations, Dr. Monico!