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Rebecca J McCloskey

Rebecca J McCloskey
Mighty Crow Media LLC

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Rebecca earned her PhD in social work from The Ohio State University. As a licensed social worker since 2002, she has worked with children, their families, and perinatal women via case management, advocacy, and counseling services. Her recent research focuses on social determinants of maternal health. Additionally, Rebecca works at Mighty Crow Media, LLC collaborating with local, county, and state community partners in grant writing and evaluation and program management.

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Publications (18)
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Background: Human milk sharing between peers is a common and growing practice. Although human milk has been unequivocally established as the ideal food source for infants, much stigma surrounds the practice of human milk sharing. Furthermore, there is little research examining peer-to-peer human milk sharing. Research Aim: We used the liberation h...
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Postpartum Depression (PPD) affects approximately 9 - 20% of women. Many women with PPD go undiagnosed and/ or do not follow through on referrals for treatment. Although the most routinely prescribed treatments for PPD are antidepressant medication and psychotherapy, a significant number of women desire non-traditional options. This article provide...
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Background: Some mothers who cannot breastfeed—partially or completely—choose to feed their infants human milk donated from a peer. Few studies have examined mothers' experiences with using donor milk; none has examined whether or not mothers' stress and mental health are associated with using donor milk from a peer. Methods: Researchers conducted...
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This study was designed to examine the roles of neighborhood social cohesion and parenting stress in influencing maternal mental health outcomes among primarily low‐income, unmarried, urban mothers. Structural equation modeling was conducted using cross‐sectional Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study data (N = 3,876), to test the hypotheses th...
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Religious and social participation and neighborhood factors have been associated with health outcomes. Because depression and physical health problems are common among mothers, we sought to understand whether participation would be associated with more favorable health outcomes when accounting for neighborhood factors: disorder, social cohesion, an...
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Mothers who experience intimate partner violence can be resilient in maintaining employment during periods of abuse. The current qualitative study examines mothers’ experiences of abusive workplace disruptions as well as helpful responses from workplaces. Two main research questions are addressed: 1. What ways do abusive partners use issues related...
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Objective: Postpartum physical health is a neglected field of research, yet postpartum physical health problems can significantly interfere with mothers' abilities to meet personal, familial, and work-related responsibilities. This study sought to provide increased understanding of the role that social determinants of health-adverse childhood expe...
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There is a dearth of literature related to the formation and sustainability of centers of excellence, particularly in social and child welfare. This study was conducted to explore the concept of a “center of excellence” to answer key questions about how they were launched and funded, the products and services offered, their structure and function,...
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Within the red-light area of Kamathipura in Mumbai, India, many female sex workers (FSWs) arrive as victims of sex trafficking. Many of these FSWs are mothers who must care for their children amongst multiple challenges including those associated with sex work and their traumas from the past. This research explores the experiences of survivors of s...
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The majority of sex workers are mothers. Although participation in sex work is primarily driven by the prioritization of their children’s needs over their own, mothers are stigmatized, subject to poorer health, and lack access to quality health care and social services. Interviews with 25 mothers in Mumbai, India, were analyzed using theory-driven...
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Breastfeeding has numerous health, environmental, and economic benefits, and the promotion and support of breastfeeding has been at the centre of efforts from many global organizations such as WHO and UNICEF to promote maternal and child health. Interventions developed from such policies tend to be inaccessible to those who are economically margina...
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Maintaining employment while suffering from intimate partner violence (IPV) is extremely difficult given the direct and indirect ways abusers disrupt work. The current qualitative study seeks to strategically fill a gap in knowledge regarding survivors’ employment instability and gain insight toward creating more supportive workplaces for survivors...
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LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc.) youth are at increased risk for negative outcomes. Yet little is known about their engagement with communities and resources that may ameliorate risk, particularly online. Oriented by a uses and gratifications approach, this secondary analysis (n = 4,009) of LGBTQ+ youth (aged 14-29) compare...
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Female sex workers (FSWs) in India experience unmet health‐care needs due to numerous barriers to care. The objectives of this study were to (i) explore the health concerns among FSWs in Kamathipura, a red‐light district of Mumbai, India; and (ii) understand their experiences using health‐related services and resources. This qualitative study used...
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Using a mixed methods approach, the current study tested whether an intervention, the Gender By Us® Toolkit, decreased implicit gender bias compared to a generic conversation. Researchers randomly assigned participants in the study to the intervention (n = 11) or a generic conversation (n = 12). Participants completed pre-, post-, and 2-week follow...
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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) engender significant and increasing personal, social, developmental, and economic burdens to women, children, families, and global public health. In the US, a Master of Social Work (MSW) elective course, Introduction to Maternal Mental Health, was created to prepare future social workers to better unders...
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http://jswve.org/download/fall_2017_vol._14_no._2/61-Book-Review-Reproductive-justice-2017-14-2.pdf

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