UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Social Welfare doctoral candidate Megan Holmes (MSW '08) has been selected to receive the 2012 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Doctoral Fellows Award for her dissertation proposal research titled, “Effects of Maternal Parenting Quality on the Development of Social Behavior for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence.”
The Society for Social Work and Research established the award “to recognize and support doctoral students who proposed dissertation research reflects innovative ideas and rigorous methodologies related to social work research, policy, or practice.”
The award committee commended Holmes’ research for the “significance of the problem, the rigor of the analysis, and the contribution to knowledge in social work and social welfare,” said Laura Abrams, associate professor of Social Welfare and Doctoral Program Chair.
The award will be conferred to her at the SSWR annual program meeting in Washington, D.C., in January 2012. All recipients receive a $3,000 award to support the completion of their dissertation research, data analysis and the preparation of their final dissertation document.
“Please join me in congratulating Megan, along with her dissertation co-chairs, Bridget Freisthler and Todd Franke, on this tremendous accomplishment,” said Abrams.
According to the SSWR Web site, the Virginia-based organization, founded in 1994, is dedicated to the advancement of social work research and works collaboratively with a number of other organizations that are committed to improving support for social work research.