HBSSW Faculty and Staff Presenting at NASW-WI

Crystal D. Carter, MSW, LCSW

African American Women and Depression
Friday, October 25, 10:30 a.m.

Crystal D. Carter is a clinical assistant professor and social work field liaison in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a licensed clinical social worker responsible for teaching field seminars and overseeing field placements for community based-mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, outpatient clinics, and veteran’s services.


Yura Lee, PhD

Risk Factors for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Among Older Adults
Friday, October 25, 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Yura Lee is an assistant professor in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Lee’s primary research focuses on the impact of late life transitions such as retirement and loss of a spouse on cognitive decline and the preventive role of leisure activity (e.g., mental, physical, social) participation in these relationships. She has conducted research on the risk of dementia among older individuals with lower socioeconomic status (e.g., education) and investigated the buffering effect of participation in cognitive leisure activities.


Patricia Parker, CSW

How Does Race Based Stress and Discrimination Impact the Health of Women of Color?
Friday, October 25, 2:00 p.m.

Patricia Parker has been a part of the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership team since 2005. She is a Certified Social Worker who received her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a graduate certificate in Community Mental Health from the Trinity College of Vermont. She has over thirty years of experience working in the field of human services.


David J. Pate Jr, PhD

Town Hall Meeting, Poverty in Wisconsin
Thursday, October 24, 10:30 a.m.

Moderated by David J. Pate, Jr.

Dr. David J. Pate Jr. is an expert on low income African-American men, fatherhood, and child support. Dr. Pate studies how black men are affected by the social welfare system and the challenges that impede their ability to attain economic security.

His research projects involve the use of qualitative research methods to examine life course events of African-American men and boys.



Danielle Romain, PhD

Court Processing of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Cases: Victim and Perpetrator Disparities
Friday, October 25, 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Danielle Romain is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology. Dr. Romain’s primary research focuses on decision-making in criminal courts, as well as the experiences of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.



Susan Rose, MSW, LCSW, PhD

Preparing Practitioners for Advanced Practice with Birth Parents, Adoptive Parents and Adoptees: The C.A.S.E. Model in Wisconsin
Friday, October 25, 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Susan Rose joined the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty in 1992. Her teaching responsibilities include the areas of mental health and advanced practice. Dr. Rose received her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has extensive clinical experience in community mental health and family-based service-delivery systems in child welfare.



Jennifer Taylor-McBride, MSW, APSW

Work and Life Balance: What Does It Mean for YOU?
Thursday, October 24, 1:00 p.m.

Jenny Taylor-McBride is a clinical assistant professor and field liaison in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her MSW from Western Michigan University and completed a post graduate certificate in infant, early childhood and family mental health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



Devin Thomas, MSW, CAPSW

Understandings and Strategies for Serving LGBTQ+ Victims of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence
Wednesday, October 23, 10:30 a.m.

Devin Thomas is a clinical assistant professor and field liaison in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her MSW from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.



Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Leadership and Supervision in Human Services Organizations — Tools and Strategies
Wednesday, October 23, 1:15 p.m.

Preparing Practitioners for Advanced Practice with Birth Parents, Adoptive Parents and Adoptees: The C.A.S.E. Model in Wisconsin
Friday, October 25, 10:30 a.m.

Jeanne Wagner joined the staff of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare in May 2005 as the director of social work field education programs. She received her MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work in Chicago and her BSW from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.