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SDOH- Taking Off the Cape: Removing the Cloak of Invincibility To Support BIPOC Graduate Students

Johnson, Alicia and Durham, Aliya and Betru, Yodit and Jones, Toya and Robinson, Deborah (2022) SDOH- Taking Off the Cape: Removing the Cloak of Invincibility To Support BIPOC Graduate Students. In: Pitt Momentum Fund 2022.


The University of Pittsburgh seeks to attract Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) into their MSW graduate programs, thus providing a diverse group of professionals to help BIPOC clients. We hypothesize that BIPOC students may be experiencing high levels of burnout and we want to know what the contributing/mitigating factors are and how to best support students to a successful completion of their programs and beyond. The consequences of increased burnout is decreased overall wellness, which affects competency in client care (Puig et al., 2012). A purposeful sample will be used to complete the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services, a survey of open-ended questions, and participate in focus groups to determine levels of burnout and contributing/mitigating factors. Early identification could enable appropriate resources to be recommended by advising staff and utilized by students. Further students may feel a greater sense of belonging, as their sense of self efficacy and agency increase. Information and subsequent recommendations gathered through this research will be shared with stakeholders at the university, including the Teaching and Learning team, CRSP, the Counseling Center and faculty advisors, to inform and train staff on how to better assist students.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
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Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Sponsored Research > Pitt Momentum Fund
Date: 2022
Event Title: Pitt Momentum Fund 2022
Event Type: Other
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18117/n8q3-6m06
Schools and Programs: School of Social Work > Social Work
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seeding Grants - Social Sciences, which includes Business, Policy, Law, Education, Informatics, and Social Work
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2022 21:23
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2022 14:28


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