Previous Research & Experience

Preventing & Reducing Stress Among Children and Families Social Workers

Oliver W. J. Beer, MSc


Academic Affiliations

  1. The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Ph.D. Candidate
  2. The University of Plymouth (United Kingdom), The Institute of Health and Care, College of Medicine, Honorary University Research Fellow
  3. Western Kentucky University, The Center for Child Welfare Education and Research, Research Affiliate

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

McInroy, L. B., Zapcic, L. B., & Beer, O. W. J. (in press). Online Fandom Communities as Networked Counterpublics: LGBTQ+ Youths’ Perceptions of Representation and Community Climate. Convergence.

Quinn, C. R., Beer, O. W. J., Boyd, D. T., Tirmazi, T., Nebbitt, V., & Joe, S. (In Press). An assessment of the role of parental incarceration and substance misuse in suicidal planning of African American youth and young adults. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparitieshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-021-01045-0

McInroy, L. B., & Beer, O. W. J. (2021). Adapting vignettes for online social science survey research: Eliciting realistic responses to the digital milieu. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2021.1901440

Beer, O. W. J., Phillips, R., Letson, M. M., & Wolf, K. G. (2021). Personal and Professional Impacts of Work-Related Stress: Alleviation Strategies Among Child Welfare Workers in Child Advocacy Center Settings. Children and Youth Services Review, 122, 105904. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105904

McInroy, L. B., & Beer, O. W. J. (2020). Wands up! Internet-mediated social advocacy organizations and youth-oriented connective action. New Media & Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820964809

Beer, O. W. J., Phillips, R., Stepney, L., & Quinn, C. R. (2020). The feasibility of mindfulness training to reduce stress among social workers: A conceptual paper. The British Journal of Social Work50(1), 243-263. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcz104

Beer, O. W. J., Phillips, R., & Quinn, C. R. (2020). Exploring stress, coping, and health outcomes among social workers. The European Journal of Social Work, 24(2), 317-330. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2020.1751591

Letson, M. M., Davis, C., Sherfield, J., Beer, O. W. J., Phillips, R., & Wolf, K. G. (2019). Identifying compassion satisfaction, burnout, & traumatic stress in children’s advocacy centers. Child Abuse & Neglect, 110(3), 104240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104240


Book Chapter

Johnson-Motoyama, M., Phillips, R., & Beer, O. W. J. (2021). Disproportionality and disparities among Latinx children in J. Dettlaff (Ed.), Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in the Child Welfare System. Springer.


Other

Bunger, A., & Beer, O. W. J. (2019). Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC) in Ohio: Statewide Assessment Results (2018). The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities. https://www.oacbha.org/docs/ROSC_State_Report.pdf

Beer, O. W. J., & Asthana, (2016). What causes stress in social work?

Beer, O. W. J., & Asthana, S. (2016). Breaking pointThe British Association of Social Workers, 24-25.

Beer, O. W. J. & Asthana, S. (2016). What can we do about stress and associated health risks? Evidence from a study of social workers in England. Social Work Helper. Available at: https://www.socialworkhelper.com/2016/10/26/can-stress-associated-health-risks/


Conference Presentations

McInroy, L. B., Zapcic, I., & Beer, O. W. J. (2020). Online Fandom Communities as Stratified Counterpublics: LGBTQ+ Youths’ Perceptions of Representation and Advocacy. Presented at NCA 106th Annual Convention: Communication at the Crossroads.

McInroy, L. B., & Beer, O. W. J. (2020). Wands Up! Online-Mediated Social Advocacy Organizations and Youth-Oriented Connective Action. Presented at NCA 106th Annual Convention: Communication at the Crossroads.

McInroy, L. B., Houston, J., & Beer, O. W. J. (2020). Using Simulation to Train Social Work Students in Assessing Opioid Use Disorder (Poster Presentation). Poster presented at the Council on Social Work Education: CSWE 66th Annual Program Meeting.

McInroy, L. B., Beer, O. W. J., Zapcic, I., & Pritzker, S. (2020). Online-Mediated Social Advocacy Organizations and Youth-Oriented Civic Participation. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education: CSWE 66th Annual Program Meeting.

Beer, O. W. J., Phillips, R., Letson, M. M. Wolf, K. G. (2020). Exploring the impact of work-related stress and stress alleviation strategies among child welfare workers in children’s advocacy centers. Paper presented at APHA’s 2020 Annual Meeting.

Beer, O. W. J., Phillips, R., & Quinn, C. R. (2020). Exploring Stress, Coping, and Health Outcomes Among Social Workers. Paper presented at Summit on Promoting Well-Being and Resilience in Healthcare Professionals.

Johnson-Motoyama, M., Phillips, R., Beer, O. W. J., & Damman, J. (2020). Changing Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect in the US: A Twelve Year Retrospective. Poster presented at the Society of Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Beer, O. W. J., Phillips, R. & Quinn, C. R. (2019). Mindfulness for reducing social worker stress: A scoping review and adapted model. Poster presented at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine: Annual Conference (People, Planet, Purpose), San Diego, CA.

Beer, O. W. J., Phillips, R., & Quinn, C. R. (2019). Stress, coping, and well-being among social workers. Poster presented at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine: Annual Conference (People, Planet, Purpose), San Diego, CA.

Beer, O. W. J., Phillips, R., & Quinn. (2019). The feasibility of mindfulness practice to reduce social workers’ stress: Future directions. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program, Denver, CO.

Beer, O. W. J., Phillips, R., & Quinn, C. R. (2019). Re-thinking social work stress: Preliminary findings from central Ohio. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research conference, San Francisco, CA.

Phillips, R., Beer, O. W. J., & Maleku, A. (2019). Exploring mental health inequities among rural minority youth: Preliminary findings. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work and Research conference, San Francisco, CA.

Phillips, R., Beer, O. W. J., Maleku, A., Rodriguez, M., & Kaiser, M. (2019). Conceptualizing and operationalizing community resilience: A scoping review of the social and health sciences literature. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research conference, San Francisco, CA.

Bunger, A., & Beer, O. W. J. (2018). Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care Systems of Care: Statewide assessment results. Presented to the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, Columbus, OH.

Kagotho, N., Maleku, R., Phillips, R., & Beer, O. W. J. (2018). Feminization of migration: Contesting identities and disrupting gender norms. Paper presented at the APHA annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

Maleku, A., Subedi, B., Phillips, R., & Beer, O. W. J. (2018). Building resilience among young Bhutanese refugee women in a Mid-Western U.S. city: Findings from a culturally responsive leadership project. Paper presented at APHA annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

Quinn, C., Nebbitt, V., Tirmazi, T., Joe, S., & Beer, O. W. J. (2018). Impact of parental incarceration and substance use on suicidal planning of African American youth living in urban public housing. Paper presented at 22nd annual Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC.

Beer, O. W. J., Quinn, C. R., & Stepney, L. (2018). The feasibility of Mindfulness Training to Reduce Stress, Depression, and Anxiety among Practicing Social Workers – a Conceptual Paper. Paper presented at the Social Pedagogy and Social Education International Conference, Puebla, Mexico.


Invited Talks

Beer, O. W. J. (2021). Occupational Stress, Coping Responses, and Potential Health Outcomes in the Helping Professions. Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, The Ohio State University.

Johnson-Motoyama, M., Phillips, R., & Beer, O. W. J. (2019). Social Work: Correlates of Child Maltreatment and Neglect in the U.S. Presented at The University of Tokyo.

Beer, O. W. J. & Asthana, S. (2016). What causes stress in social work? A national survey of social workers in England. The University of Plymouth, UK.


Academic Service

Peer-Reviewer

  1. American Public Health Association
  2. The British Journal of Social Work
  3. The European Journal of Social Work
  4. Human Service Organizations
  5. The Journal of Social Work
  6. PLoS ONE

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