Sarah R. Young

Sarah R. Young
Binghamton University | SUNY Binghamton · Department of Social Work

PhD, LMSW

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August 2016 - present
Binghamton University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
June 2014 - present
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2013 - May 2014
University of Montevallo
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
August 2006 - August 2007
University of Michigan
Field of study
  • Social Work
August 2000 - May 2004
Syracuse University
Field of study
  • Social Work

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Publications (44)
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Affirmative consent policies on college campuses establish more stringent standards for inferring consent to sex. Although these policies often permit nonverbal communication of consent, they rarely outline finer-grained distinctions about which specific behaviors can stand-in for verbal affirmation. It thus remains possible that students hold diff...
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This trend study analyzed 9 years (2011–2019) of cross-sectional survey responses to Klein’s Sexual Orientation Grid to explore changes in sexual orientation among emerging adult college students. Categorical regression models based on ordinal responses revealed that participants were moving away from exclusive heterosexuality on attraction, behavi...
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IntroductionAdvocates of affirmative consent argue that such policies can change sexual mores rooted in entitled masculinity while shifting the burden of preventing sexual assault from women to men. Yet there is little research to date on the implementation of affirmative consent or analysis of whether the policy’s demands are feasible in contempor...
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This trend study analyzes nine years (from 2011-2019) of cross-sectional survey responses to Klein’s Sexual Orientation Grid (1978) to explore changes in sexual orientation among emerging adult college students. Categorical regression models based on ordinal responses revealed that participants were moving away from exclusively heterosexuality on a...
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Introduction We sought to identify challenges and possible outcomes for pharmacy schools providing accommodations on experiential rotations for students with disabilities. Methods A survey was developed and sent to the experiential education departments of pharmacy schools across the nation and anonymous responses were collected. Quantitative surv...
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Objective Access to naloxone is a priority for reducing opioid overdose deaths. Although participants who receive naloxone training are able to successfully administer it, the impact of training on community member knowledge and attitudes has not been explored. Participants: A total of 105 participants 18 years and older at a medium-sized universit...
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Background: Patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA), defined as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The frequency of screening and treatment of hyperlipidemia, a modifiable CVD risk factor, is low in these patients. The reasons for low screening and treatment rates in t...
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Objective: Long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) is commonly prescribed for chronic pain, despite risks such as opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose. Caring for patients on LTOT can be difficult, given lack of evidence about assessment of challenging behaviors among patients on LTOT. To develop this evidence, a critical first step is to systematically...
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Background Pain and opioid management are core ambulatory palliative care skills. Existing literature on how to manage opioid misuse/use disorder excludes patients found in palliative care settings, such as individuals with serious illness or those at the end of life. Objectives We conducted an exploratory study to: (1) Identify the challenges pal...
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The future of social work research relies on the intellect and competence of current doctoral students. These future scholars who receive doctoral education that values qualitative inquiry will create a system where qualitative research traditions receive the same privilege as quantitative research traditions. Project-based learning provides learni...
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Background: Marijuana use is common among patients on long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic pain, but there is a lack of evidence to guide clinicians' response. Objective: To generate expert consensus about responding to marijuana use among patients on LTOT. Design: Analysis from an online Delphi study. Setting/subjects: Clinician expe...
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Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death among patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA) such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Objectives To elicit perspectives of patients with IA to inform the design of a patient-centered intervention for a CVD risk reduction...
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This paper investigates access to financial services in American communities. It analyzes the access gap that the young and poor face relative to more economically advantaged and older groups in society. The paper uses data from the World Bank’s Global Financial Inclusion survey to create a multi-dimensional index of financial access and estimates...
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Family victim advocates in child advocacy centers provide a valuable resource to children and parents involved in child abuse investigations. This work requires that family victim advocates be knowledgeable in such areas as child development, crisis intervention, community resources, family relationships, child welfare and criminal justice systems....
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Experiential learning theory suggests that students increase their understanding when given the opportunity to experience a particular situation in addition to learning about it intellectually. This theory was used to construct an assignment to assist social work master’s students in better understanding food insecurity and the Supplemental Nutriti...
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Objective To understand the effects of glucocorticoids (GC), which are of importance to patients. Methods The results of 2 literature reviews, a patient survey, and a qualitative study were presented. Results No validated instrument exists to evaluate GC effect on patients. Survey data revealed skin thinning/bruising, sleep disturbance, and weigh...
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Chronic pain is an important and understudied comorbidity in people living with HIV (PLWH). We conducted a pilot trial of Skills TO Manage Pain (STOMP), an innovative social cognitive theory-based pain self-management intervention tailored to PLWH, to assess feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy. Eligibility criteria included being H...
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Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death among patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA) such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Objectives This study is the formative work to help design a patient-centred intervention for a CVD risk reduction program for patient...
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Guidelines recommend careful monitoring of patients on long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain to assess for concerning medication-taking behaviors that may signal opioid misuse or the presence of a substance use disorder. However, specific management strategies to guide providers if concerning medication-taking behaviors emerge are lacking. Ther...
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Chronic pain is an important comorbidity among individuals with HIV. Behavioral interventions are widely regarded as evidence-based, efficacious non-pharmacologic interventions for chronic pain in the general population. An accepted principle in behavioral science is that theory-based, systematically-developed behavioral interventions tailored to t...
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Background: Current guideline-recommended monitoring of patients prescribed long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic pain will likely result in increased identification of behaviors of concern for misuse and addiction, but there is a dearth of empiric evidence about how these behaviors should be managed. Objective: To establish expert consens...
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Safe schools coalitions (SSCs) are community-based organizations aimed at changing school policy and broader communities to be more responsive to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth. Despite the prevalence of these coalitions, little is known about their organizing work. Using case study methods, semistructured intervi...
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Transgender individuals face heightened risks for discrimination, harassment, and violence that impact their psychosocial well-being and physical health. However, few studies have thoroughly examined the general physical and mental health of transgender adults or within-group health differences by race/ethnicity and income. To that end, after contr...
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Introduction: Given the sharp rise in opioid prescribing and heightened recognition of opioid addiction and overdose, opioid safety has become a priority. Clinical guidelines on long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic pain consistently recommend routine monitoring and screening for problematic behaviours. Yet, there is no consensus definition...
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Background. Chronic pain is a common and disabling comorbidity in individuals living with HIV. Behavioral interventions are among the most effective and safe nonpharmacologic treatments for chronic pain. However, the success of a behavioral intervention is influenced by how well it is tailored to the target population’s biological, psychological, a...
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This study uses phenomenology to explore key attributes of using a project-based learning (PBL) exercise within two consecutive social work doctoral courses to encourage qualitative research skill development. Following the completion of both courses, students and instructors participated in ideawriting and focus groups to assess the exercise’s eff...
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The current qualitative study involved in-depth semistructured interviews with parents whose children had been taken into custody. Their initial emotional reactions, cognitive processing, and behavioral responses to their child’s detention were examined. Five themes emerged from the data: (1) Parents try to defer immediate interactions with the chi...
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Background: LGBTQ+ youth experience harassment at schools, rejection from families and faith communities, and higher rates of suicide and drug and alcohol abuse. In response, many communities have created Safe Schools Coalitions (SSCs) to meet the needs of this population. LGBTQ+ youth in the South may be particularly vulnerable because of their lo...
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Background and purpose: According to the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), 9 out of 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students report experiencing bullying or harassment in schools (Kosciw et al., 2010). LGBTQ youth in the South may be particularly vulnerable because of their location in a culture that is highly...
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The Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-2 (MAYSI-2) is a widely accepted instrument for screening adolescents in detention facilities for mental health problems. However, African Americans often experience mental illness differently from other racial groups. The purpose of this study is to examine the usefulness of the MAYSI-2 with Southern Af...
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Community-based HIV prevention projects consistently demonstrate that young people possess creativity and critical insights that can turn the epidemic around in their communities. This article is organized around two parallel elements: 1) a description of the Participant-Driven Recruitment (PDR) process, in which young people encourage their peers...

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This study uses a longitudinal trend analysis of responses to Klein’s Sexual Orientation Grid (2014) to examine changes in sexual orientation in emerging adult college students attending college from fall 2011-fall 2019. Categorical regression revealed that participants were moving away from the exclusively opposite sex categories on the attraction and identity subscales at a rate of approximately 6% per year. A curvilinear trend revealed that movement away from exclusive heterosexuality augments after 2014, coinciding with changes in U.S. marriage equality. An analysis of the interaction of gender suggests that the movement away from exclusive heterosexuality is occurring more rapidly among female respondents. These findings suggest that changes in sexual identity are occurring potentially in response to a changing social and political context (i.e., advances in combating anti-LGBTQ prejudice and compulsory heterosexuality; changing gender roles) and that this transformation is more pronounced across cohorts of women.