Research & Scholarly Achievement
at Gallaudet University

Social Work

The Department of Social Work provides an atmosphere to prepare students for a career in their field by emphasizing the application of knowledge and theories that are acquired. Research is a large part of applying this knowledge in a way that fosters experimentation and developing skills needed for their career.


Help-Seeking Behaviors Among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

ID: 3481
Status: Completed
Start date: January 2017
End Date: September 2017

Description

The purpose of this study was to investigate help-seeking behaviors among 228 self-identified culturally Deaf and hard of hearing individuals living in Washington, DC and the surrounding metropolitan area.  Results indicate that the vast majority of participants reported feeling stressed, worried, or anxious.  A large proportion of the sample reported feeling sad, unhappy, or depressed and experiencing discrimination because of being deaf.  Despite these reports over three-quarters of the sample reported they were unlikely to seek help if they experienced a serious personal or emotional problem.  Race and physical abuse were significant predictors of seeking help.   Culturally sensitive interventions can help influence whether Deaf individuals seek help.

Principal investigators

Priorities addressed

Products

Crowe, T. (2017).  Help-seeking among urban deaf and hard of hearing adults.  Urban Social Work, 1(2), 1-13. 


Telemental Health Services as a Targeted Intervention for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

ID: 3489
Status: Ongoing
Start date: October 2017

Description

Deaf and hard of hearing individuals who have chronic mental illness are a population that is underserved.  Like their hearing counterparts with mental illness, individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing often face medical and treatment disparities.  The purpose of this paper is to propose the use of telemental health (TMH) services, or services provided via videoconferencing technology, as a targeted intervention that may provide relief to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals with mental health problems. This paper addresses several areas that are important when considering service provision to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, including a working definition of TMH, clinical efficacy of TMH,  the challenges and advantages of using TMH, and considerations for establishing a TMH service for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.​

Principal investigators

Priorities addressed

Products

Crowe, T. (2017).   Telemental health services as a targeted intervention for individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing.  JADARA, 51(1), 1-11.


Scholarship and creative activity

2017

Crowe, T. (2017). Schizoaffective Disorder: Update.  Hoffman Estates, IL: OnCourse Learning.

Crowe, T. (2017). Using Clinical assessment tools to evaluate mental health:Update.  Hoffman Estates, IL: OnCourse Learning.

Crowe, T. (2017).  Ethical social work practice, part 1: Update.  Hoffman Estates, IL:  OnCourse Learning.

Crowe, T. (2017).  Ethical social work practice, part 2: Update.  Hoffman Estates, IL: OnCourse Learning.

Crowe, T. (2017). Breaking the silence: Empowering deaf and hard of hearing survivors of domestic violence.  In A. Johnson (ed.), Religion, Disability, and Gender Violence.  NY, NY: Springer.

Crowe, T. (2017). Mandatory dependent and elder abuse for the State of Iowa.  Hoffman Estates, IL: OnCourse Learning.​

Crowe, T. (2017). Sexual violence against women on college campuses.  Hoffman Estates, IL: OnCourse Learning.

Crowe, T.  (2017). Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode: Update.  Hoffman Estates, IL: OnCourse Learning.

Crowe, T.  (2017). Overview of Personality Disorders: Update.  Hoffman Estates, IL: OnCourse Learning.

Crowe, T.  (2017). Psychotic Disorder: What to Look For:Update  Hoffman Estates, IL: OnCourse Learning.

Crowe, T.   (2017). Bipolar I: Single manic episode: Update.  Hoffman Estates, IL: OnCourse Learning.

2017

Delotte-Bennett, M., Frank, A., Moore, E. A., & Crowe, T. (2016, November). Collaborative Practice Among Deaf Professionals: A Block Placement Field Model. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

2016

Takayama, K. (2016). Deaf identity and language deprivation. Presented at the staff training session of the Omiya School for the Deaf. Saitama, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2016). Statewide mental health services for deaf and hard of hearing. Japanese Journal of Psychiatric Social Work, 47(3) 199-200.

Takayama, K. (2016). Teaching deaf and Hard of hearing students: Lesson from Gallaudet university and deaf community, Deaf Education Research Society, 35-49.

2017

Hirotsu, Y. & Takayama, K. (2017). Skills necessary for mental health professionals working with deaf people. Presented at the Gallaudet Research Expo. Washington, DC. 

Minakawa, A. & Takayama, K. (2017). Cultural and linguistic health care approach in the deaf community. Presented at the 3rd Conference of Japan Research Society of Health Care for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People. Tokyo, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2017) Social work practice with deaf and hard of hearing people. Presented at the Teikyo-Heisei University. Tokyo, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2017). Assessment and Psychotherapy with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients. Presented at the conference of the Saitama Association of Deaf Social Workers. Saitama, Tokyo.

Takayama, K. (2017). Cultural and linguistic best practice for hearing social workers. Presented at the Japanese Research Society of Psychology. Tokyo, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2017). Disaster relief and mobilization with the deaf community: Lessons from Tohoku earthquake on March 11, 2011. Presented at the Ninth Annual Guardianship Conference. Washington, DC.

Takayama, K. (2017). Mental Health Interpreting, Workshop conducted at annual training session of the Yamaguchi Association of Sign Language Interpreters. Yamaguchi, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2017). Mr. Katsuya Nozawa: The life history of a Japanese deaf social work pioneer, Commemorative Journal for Nozawa Katsuya, 37-40.

Takayama, K. (2017). Social work practice with Deaf people. Workshop conducted at the training session of the Yokosuka City Sign Language Interpreter Training Program. Kanagawa, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2017). Cultural and Linguistic Intervention. Presented at the Association of Sagamihara Sign Language Interpreters. Kanagawa, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2017). Deaf Culture and Assessment. Presented at the Sagamihara City Sign Language Interpreter Training. Kanagawa, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2017). Disability Policy, Presented at the Kawasaki City Sign Language Interpreter Training Program. Kanagawa, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2017). Disaster Relief and Crisis Mobilization for Deaf Community. Presented at the annual conference of the Tama Deaf Association. Tokyo, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2017). Linguistic and Cultural Model in Mental Health Field. Presented at the annual conference of the Association of Mental Health Professionals with Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Tokyo, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2017). Mental health literacy and help seeking, Presented at the annual conference of the Yamaguchi Deaf Association. Yamaguchi, Japan.

Takayama, K. (2017). My Social Work Life, Presented at the annual meeting of the Yamato City Deaf Association. Kanagawa, Japan.

Takayama, K., (2017). The training program for social workers working with deaf and hard of hearing people. In K. Satio (Ed.), The higher education program for deaf and hard of hearing students (pp. 172-209). Tokyo, Japan: Minerva Shobo.

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