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Buchanan, Rachel

Faculty/On-Line Program Director, Social Work

Teacher Education & Technology Center (TE) 254M
410-677-0257 or ext 70257
rlbuchanansalisburyedu



Courses  []

2014 Spring

  • SOWK 617-701 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH II
    The second of two courses focused on the basic concepts and methods of scientific inquiry used to build knowledge and evaluate practice. Builds and expands upon material covered in Social Work Research I. Topics include an introduction to program evaluation, single-subject designs, data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, presentation of data and report writing, and application of findings to practice. Special attention is given to applied research methodologies that will enhance the student's use of evidence-based interventions. May be repeated only once with permission of the department. Prerequisite: SOWK 616. Corequisite: SOWK 645 or permission of the department. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 617-702 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH II
    The second of two courses focused on the basic concepts and methods of scientific inquiry used to build knowledge and evaluate practice. Builds and expands upon material covered in Social Work Research I. Topics include an introduction to program evaluation, single-subject designs, data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, presentation of data and report writing, and application of findings to practice. Special attention is given to applied research methodologies that will enhance the student's use of evidence-based interventions. May be repeated only once with permission of the department. Prerequisite: SOWK 616. Corequisite: SOWK 645 or permission of the department. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 655-641 EVALUATION OF SOWK PRACTICE
    The study of practice-outcome research, single-case designs and program evaluation in social work. Student is familiarized with appropriate recording and measurement instruments with individuals, groups and families. Prerequisite: SOWK 650 or permission of department. Corequisite: SOWK 685. Three hours per week.

2014 Fall

  • SOWK 416-611 SOCIAL RESEARCH I
    The first of two courses in social work and evaluation research. Emphasis on understanding the development and use of scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge to evaluate social work interventions and program evaluation. Special attention may be given to applied research methodologies to enhance the student's use of evidence-based social work knowledge and skills. May be repeated only once. Prerequisites: Senior standing. Corequisite: SOWK 400, 420, and 421. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 481-701 TEEN ANGST: UNDRST MTL HLTH
    Examine trends in adolescent mental health and risk-taking behavior, from both social work and public health perspectives. Risk and protective factors, as well as prevention and intervention techniques, are explored. Prerequisite: Junior or senior status or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 481-702 TEEN ANGST: UNDRST MTL HLTH
    Examine trends in adolescent mental health and risk-taking behavior, from both social work and public health perspectives. Risk and protective factors, as well as prevention and intervention techniques, are explored. Prerequisite: Junior or senior status or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 616-610 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH I
    The first of two courses in social work and evaluation research. Emphasis on understanding the development and use of scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge to evaluate social work interventions and program evaluation. Special attention is given to applied research methodologies to enhance the student's use of evidence-based social work knowledge and skills. May be repeated only once. Prerequisite: Foundation status. Corequisites: SOWK 621, SOWK 640 or permission of department. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 616-710 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH I
    The first of two courses in social work and evaluation research. Emphasis on understanding the development and use of scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge to evaluate social work interventions and program evaluation. Special attention is given to applied research methodologies to enhance the student's use of evidence-based social work knowledge and skills. May be repeated only once. Prerequisite: Foundation status. Corequisites: SOWK 621, SOWK 640 or permission of department. Three hours per week.

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Awards, Scholarship & Creative Works:  []

Article(s)

Mathews, D.A. & Buchanan, R.L. 
(2013). 
A Comparison of Student Knowledge and Attitude Toward Research: Are Main Campus Students Different than Those in a Hybrid Environment? 
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 
33(Issues4-5), 
467-480. 
Buchanan, R. L., & Smokowski, P. R. 
(2009). 
Pathways from acculturation stress to substance use among Latino adolescents. 
Substance Use & Misuse, 
44(5), 
740-762. 
Crea, T. M., Barth, R. P., Chintapalli, L. & Buchanan, R. L. 
(2009). 
The implementation & expansion of SAFE: Frontline responses & the transfer of technology to practice. 
Children & Youth Services Review, 
31(8), 
903-910. 
Crea, T. M., Barth, R. P., Chintapalli, L., & Buchanan, R. L. 
(2009). 
Structured home study evaluations: Perceived benefits of SAFE vs. conventional home studies. 
Adoption Quarterly, 
12(2), 
78-99. 
Smokowski, P. R., Bacallao, M., & Buchanan, R. L. 
(2009). 
Interpersonal mediators linking acculturation stressors to subsequent internalizing symptoms & self-esteem in Latino adolescents. 
Journal of Community Psychology, 
37(8), 
1024-1045. 
Smokowski, P. R., Buchanan, R. L. & Bacallao, M. L. 
(2009). 
Acculturation & adjustment in Latino adolescents: How cultural risk factors & assets influence multiple domains of adolescent mental health. 
Journal of Primary Prevention: Special Issue on Acculturation, 
30(3-4), 
371-393. 
Buchanan, R., & Bowen, G. 
(2008). 
In the context of adult support: The influence of peer support on the psychological well-being of middle-school students. 
Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 
25(5), 
397-407. 

Presentations

Mathews, D.A. & Buchanan, R.L. (2012). Teaching Research in a Blended Environment: Does Using Technology Impact Student Outcomes? Presented at 29th Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Conference, Portland, OR.
Mathews, D.A. & Buchanan, R.L. (2010). Teaching a Statistical Package in a Blended Environment. Presented at 35th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas, Presque Isle, ME.
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Mathews, D.A. & Buchanan, R.L. (2010). Teaching Research in a Blended Environment: A Three Group Comparison. Presented at 54th Annual Program Meeting for the Council on Social Work Education, Portland, OR.
Buchanan, R. L. & Smokowski, P. R. (2009). The Role of Acculturation Stress, Family Relationships, & Mental Health on Negative Friend Associations among Latino Adolescents. Presented at the 13th Annual Conference. Presented at Society for Social Work & Research, New Orleans, LA.
Buchanan, R. L. & Smokowski, P. R. (2009). Pathways from acculturation stress to substance use among Latino adolescents. Presented at the 13th annual conference. Presented at Society for Social Work & Research, New Orleans, LA.
Smokowski, P. R., Buchanan, R. L, & Bacallao, M. L. (2009). Acculturation & adjustment in Latino adolescents: How risk factors & cultural assets influence mental health. Presented at the biennial meeting. Presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
Smokowski, P. R., Buchanan, R. L. & Bacallao, M. L. (2009). Pathways to the development of aggression in Latino adolescents: Ecological mediators of acculturation stress. Presented at the Biennial Meeting. Presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Poster Presentations

Mathews, D.A. & Buchanan, R.L. (2010). Using a Statistical Package in Distance Education.

Presented at Sloan-C International Consortium of On-Line Learning, Chicago, IL.

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