The Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies announced the 2017 Women and Girls of Color grant recipients. The four projects below were selected this year across areas of health, academic achievement, and interpersonal violence.
Mental Health and Academic Success Among Latina Emerging Adults: The Role of Culture and Gender Expectations; Dr. Lucas Torres, associate professor of psychology; and Dr. Lisa Edwards, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology
Proyecto Mamá: A Community Resource and Needs Assessment of Perinatal Mental Health among Latina Mothers; Dr. Lisa Edwards, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology; the Culture and Well-Being Research Lab; and Aurora Walker’s Point Community Clinic
The Impact of Code-Switching Instruction on the Academic Achievement of Low-Income, African American Girls; Dr. Maura Moyle, associate professor of speech pathology and audiology, and the Cross Trainers Academy
Changing Responses to Dating Violence Precursor Behaviors: An Action Research Project with Girls of Color and Their Partners; Dr. Kristin Haglund, associate professor of nursing; Dr. Ruth Ann Belknap, professor of nursing; Dr. Lisa Edwards, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology; Ms. Juanita Terrie Garcia, project coordinator in the College of Nursing; Dr. Mauricio Garnier-Villarreal, research assistant professor of nursing; Carmen Schools of Science and Technology; UCC Youth Center; and Nova Middle/High School.
A full list of awardees, project descriptions and collaborators are available online.