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Shradha Tibrewal has a 15 years track record as a successful principal investigator of research and evaluation studies and program leadership on children, youth and global gender issues.
SHRADHA TIBREWAL San Jose, CA 95134; Phone: 209-613-0271; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Executive summary 15 years track record as successful principal investigator of research and evaluation studies and program leadership on children, youth and global gender issues. All research and program development work presented at 20 national and international refereed conferences. Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, Participatory Action Research and providing education/training. Excellent collaboration, analytical, communication and leadership skills. EDUCATION 1996-2002 Ph.D. Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1993-1995 Master of Arts (Social Work), University of Delhi, India 1990-1993 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Honors), University of Delhi, India WORK EXPERIENCE Professor, Associate and Assistant Professor, Masters in Social Work Program, 2000-Present California State University, Stanislaus I primarily teach Social Work Research Methods, Data Analysis using SPSS, and chair 10-14 masters theses a year. Occasionally, I teach Social Work Policy and Practice. Major Research Projects Community Inquiry: Underage Drinking in Riverbank 2010 Collaborative participatory action research project aimed at exploring underage drinking in the Riverbank community. Partnered with high school students from the Step-by-Step Program leading to the development of an electronic survey of 37 items that explored 6 domains of underage drinking among 688 students from 2 high schools and 1 middle school. Needs Assessment of Mental Health (MH) Consumers, Stanislaus County, California 2007 Principal investigator of a research study, involving 73 participants in 8 focus groups and 120 surveys, examining the training needs of mental health consumers and family members. This was part of the county’s initiative to enable consumers of MH services and their family members to be providers and volunteers in the MH system. An extensive research report to the county Behavioral Health and Recovery Services led to changes in training initiatives for mental health staff and consumer-providers. Family Reunification Program, Child Welfare System, Sierra Vista, Modesto, CA 2006 Developed and evaluated a solution focused family reunification program with Sierra Vista, a private non-profit agency, for parents involved in the child welfare system. Rigorous evaluation included in-depth interviews and quantitative measures of parenting skills. Outcomes showed increased parenting skills and reduced attrition rates in the program. This led to an international publication, Management’s Role in Building Solution-Focused Programs, in the book Solution-Focused Management. Invited to facilitate a workshop at a statewide initiative on Fairness and Equity Issues, sponsored by California Social Work Education Center, University of California, Berkeley and California Department of Social Services. Aging Out Study: A Preliminary Examination of the Transition from 2004 Foster Care Youth to Emancipated Adult A collaborative 15 month study, provides a preliminary assessment of the issues, obstacles and successes experienced by foster youth as they transition through the emancipation process. Includes demographic profile of 154 emancipating youth, case file review of 100 randomly selected cases, longitudinal follow-up interviews with 17 youth over a 8-month period, 7 focus groups with a total of 48 participants including social service professionals, foster parents, and foster youth and formative evaluation using direct observations of ILSP classes and unstructured interviews with program presenters and foster youth participants. A Case Study of a Person with Mental Illness Living in his Natural 2006 Environment in Morocco Under my supervision, a graduate student conducted a case study of a person with schizophrenia in Morocco. Program Assessment Coordinator| Chair, Research & Evaluation Committee, MSW Program Worked with the committee to develop a Program Assessment Plan that addresses the 16 Program Objectives (Foundation and Advanced) as per accreditation standards. This includes 4 to 5 measures for each objective- both direct and indirect. Additionally, we developed multiple diverse tools to assess these program objectives. PhD Dissertation: Studying Permanency Decision Making 1999-2002 This study provides an analysis of the processes used by child welfare professionals when making permanency decisions, using a protocol analysis methodology and retrospective reports (drawing from organizational psychology). This study included 62 real-time decisions made by child welfare supervisors and case workers regarding permanency options for children an youth in child welfare and 124 retrospective interviews with each supervisor and case worker. Funded by the Children and Family Research Center, University of Illinois. Social Worker, Refugee Center, National Council of YMCA, contracted by 1995-1996 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, New Delhi, India Social worker in charge of operating and monitoring the educational center: responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating educational, vocational, and recreational programs for adolescents and youth, supervising staff and mentoring MSW student interns. PROJECT EXPERIENCE Social Work Intern, Burari Village Project, Delhi, India (Community development) 1994-1995 Burari was a slum migrant community of 200 families with oppression of women, extreme poverty accompanied with the lack of any infrastructure: Created a demographic profile, conducted needs assessment and developed programs: day care center, literacy project, vocational training center, organized community level awareness training programs regarding substance abuse and domestic violence along with evaluating the effectiveness of these programs and services. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Society for Social Work and Research, American Evaluation Association, UN Women: National Committee United States. SKILLS: Research tools: SPSS, NVivo, Ethnograph, Surveymonkey, Qualtrics Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint Languages: English, Hindi, French (little), Spanish (little) References: available upon request
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