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501(c)(3) development for local equine assisted growth and learning (EAGL) organizationPresentation Year: 2017
- Nicole WintersSocial WorkGraduate Student
This project involved work with Flying Changes, a local EAGL (or horse therapy) organization. EAGL is an experiential therapy shown to be a powerful modality in treating all sorts of trauma and emotional issues, especially with those who do not benefit from, or are resistant to, traditional talk therapy. I worked to develop grant application and fundraising strategies, build lasting relationships with collaborating partners and inform the organization on existing research and education opportunities. I hope to have assisted in receiving sustainable funding, and in building a sustainable organization, providing EAGL to populations in Humboldt County who could benefit from its power.
A Descending Resistance Sets Produces Greater Training Volume than a Constant Resistance SetsPresentation Year: 2015
- Young Sub KwonKinesiologyFaculty
- Kyra B. HansKinesiologyGraduate Student
There is no standard method for optimizing resistance to maximize training volume when using multiple sets with short rest periods. In this study, we hypothesized that a greater training volume (sets × reps × resistance) would be produced using a four week training method where resistance is decreased with each set (DR) compared to a four week CR method. In order to develop DR sets, we used the subject's fatigue ratio (using an individualized regression equation) from a CR protocol where the number of repetitions declines with each set. In males, a greater training volume is attained using a four week DR method based on subject's fatigue ratio than when using a four week CR training method.
A Descending Resistance Training Program Produces Greater 1RM than a Constant Resistance Training ProgramPresentation Year: 2015
- Young Sub KwonKinesiologyFaculty
- Kyra B HansKinesiologyGraduate Student
There is no standard method for optimizing resistance to maximize training volume when using multiple sets with short rest periods. In this study, we hypothesized that a heavier one repetition maximum (1RM) would be produced using a four week training method where resistance is decreased with each set (DR) compared to a four week CR method. In order to develop DR sets, we used the subject's fatigue ratio (using an individualized regression equation) from a CR protocol where the number of repetitions declines with each set. In males, a heavier 1RM is attained using a four week DR method based on subject's fatigue ratio than when using a four week CR training method.
A Little Piece of My SoulPresentation Year: 2019
- Noemi MaldonadoBusiness AdministrationUndergraduate Student
Poetry written about myself, my culture, oppression, heartbreak, and a fictional story about an immigrant woman.
A Mixed-Methods Pilot Evaluation of Humboldt County Mental Health’s Dual Recovery Program GroupsPresentation Year: 2019
- Bryan KrausSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Nicole CalvinoSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Meghan SheeranSocial WorkGraduate Student
Our team partnered with Humboldt County's Dual Recovery Program to design/implement new methods for evaluating the degree to which their program supported clients in recovery from co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Our project took a holistic, whole person approach which took cultural, social, environmental, and medical factors into account when assessing client's process of recovery. In addition to quantitative data, we also gathered qualitative data by facilitating a focus-group discussion with DRP clients. The statistical analysis and qualitative themes that emerged were reported back to DRP clients and staff in series of meetings held at the county.
A Modified Anaerobic Treadmill Test Based On A Calculation Of Total Work In Collegiate and Recreational AthletesPresentation Year: 2020
- Dylan RobertsKinesiologyGraduate Student
Anaerobic capacity is defined as the maximal amount of energy used during high intensity exercise by means of anaerobic energy systems. For decades, the primary way to test anaerobic capacity is the Wingate Anaerobic Power Test (WAT), however, it is not sports-specific to a majority of athletes. Subjects will be tested on the WAT and three completed three Anaerobic Speed Test (AST) treadmill protocols; the Cunningham and Faulkner AST (20%, 8mph), Murao modified AST (15% grade, 9.1mph) and a new proposed mAST (20% grade, 10.6mph). Time to fatigue and work output will be compared to each other for each AST and compared to Peak, Relative, and Average Power in the WAT.
A Veterans Music Program to Promote Social Connection among Veterans with PTSDPresentation Year: 2018
- Nicholas VasquezPsychologyGraduate Student
- Madison WiekingPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Elizabeth AlvarezPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Kevin FranklinPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Bryan SherburnePsychologyGraduate Student
- Benjamin GrahamPsychologyFaculty
Music programs in non-clinical settings can have positive impacts on people living with mental health issues, including veterans with PTSD. Heroes’ Voices provides cohort-based music programs to promote psychosocial well-being, with the potential to link veterans to additional supportive resources. This poster will share Heroes’ Voices pilot evaluation data from two applied contexts: a suburban residential treatment facility and a rural outpatient clinic. This poster will explore lessons learned with implications for promoting student veteran success at HSU.
Acts of Uncovering: Compiling Data on MMIW to Address a Hidden CrisisPresentation Year: 2020
- Natalie Rose EngberSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Toni LoeraSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Isadora RiversSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Rachel RyanSocial WorkGraduate Student
Sovereign Bodies Institute (SBI) maintains the largest and most comprehensive database of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in the US and Canada. Due to the high number of cases and the desire to have comprehensive information on each individual case, we were honored to work with SBI to compile case files for 107 MMIWG in Northern California. SBI will use this information to have a clearer picture of what is known, what is unknown, and what has been written about or publicly shared about each missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls in Northern California.
Alcohol and Drug Resource ListPresentation Year: 2017
- Jeremy MuhleckSocial WorkGraduate Student
Social Workers commonly share that there is a lack of resources related to alcohol and drug treatment programs to refer clients to. Based on a review of alcohol and drug services available in the Northern CA region, I created a resource list on how to refer clients to a variety of alcohol and drug services including substance testing, assessment, and treatment in the region for Child Welfare Services. This resource list was developed to improve service delivery, identify services in the region, and to assist social workers in referring people who have court mandated alcohol and drug service requirements.
Ambivalent Sexism Predicting Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action for WomenPresentation Year: 2018
- Hannah FergusonPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Bryan SherburnePsychologyGraduate Student
- Carolyn MonettePsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Vikky JomaPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Desiree GarciaPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Kimberly VazquezPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Christopher AbersonPsychologyFaculty
Affirmative action policies have been put into place to help women make the steps towards equality and hopefully amend prejudiced attitudes.The current study focuses on types of sexism and their relationship towards affirmative action support. It is hypothesized that higher scores on hostile and benevolent sexism will be associated with decreased support for affirmative action directed towards women. Community members in Northern California (N = 110) were measured. Measures include that of hostile, benevolent, and ambivalent sexism. Results indicate that only hostile sexism is potentially a key factor in determining whether individuals oppose affirmative action directed towards women.