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BEVERLY ARAUJO DAWSON

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

SOCIAL WORK

SOCIAL WORK BUILDING
ROOM 347

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., University of Michigan (2004)
MSW, University of Michigan (2001)
BA, Hunter College (1998)

Recent Courses

Contemporary Social Work: An Integrative Approach
Field Instruction I
Field Instruction I ( O Y R )
Field Instruction II
Field Instruction III
Field Instruction III ( Answer )
Field Instruction III Extended
Human Behavior Theory For Social Work Practice I

Research Interests

My research focuses on the impact of psychosocial stressors such as discrimination and language barriers on the mental health of Latino immigrants, as well as the development of culturally competent interventions for Latino communities.

Grants/Sponsored Research

2009 Faculty Development Grant, Nyack College Co-Principal Investigator Beverly Araujo Dawson (in collaboration with Mayra Lopez Humphreys, MSW). Funded ($4500) investigation on the association between discrimination and mental health among Dominican adolescents.


2005 Faculty Development Grant, Adelphi University, $4500 to fund the Building Resilient Immigrant Families: Fortaleciendo a Familias Immigrantes Project, Principal Investigator: Beverly Araujo, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator Jordana Muroff, MSW, Ph.D.

Refereed Articles

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Lopez-Humphreys, M., & Araújo Dawson, B. (2014), The impact of intergroup dialogue on students’ social justice activity. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 19.

Quiros, L., & Araújo Dawson, B. (2013), The Color Paradigm: The impact of colorism on the racial identity and identification of Latinas. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 23(3), 287-297.

Araujo Dawson, B., Perez, R, & Suarez-Orozco, C. (2012), Exploring differences in family involvement and depressive symptoms across Latino adolescent groups. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22(2).

Kyriakakis, S., Araujo Dawson, B. & Edmond, T. (2012), Mexican Immigrant Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Conceptualization and Descriptions of Abuse. Violence and Victims.

Perez, R., Araujo Dawson, B., & Suarez-Orozco, C. (2011), Understanding acculturation, depressive symptoms, and the protective role of family involvement among Latino immigrant families. Journal of Family Social Work, 14(5), 429-445.

Philip, C. L., & Araujo Dawson, B. (2011), Asians, Latinos and Blacks: Understanding the complexities of race and ethnicity. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations.

Williams, S., & Araújo Dawson, B. (2011), The effects of familial capital on the academic achievement of elementary Latino/a students. Families in Society, 92(1), 1-8.

Panchanadeswaran, S., & Araújo Dawson, B. (2011), Predictors of self-esteem among Dominican immigrant women: An exploratory study. The Journal of Social Work in Public Health's Special Issue,, 25(5), 60-77.

Araújo Dawson, B., & Cameron Kelly, D. (2010), Deconstructing social disconnectedness to understand the cross-national transmission of racism: A critical Race theory perspective. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations., 10(1), 309-320.

Araújo Dawson, B., & Panchanadeswaran, S. (2010), Discrimination and acculturative stress among first generation Dominicans. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 32(2), 216-231.

Araujo Dawson, B. (2009), Discrimination, stress and acculturation among Dominican women. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 31(1), 96 - 111.

Araujo Dawson, B. & Williams, S. (2008), The impact of language status as an acculturative stressor on internalizing and externalizing symptoms among Latino/a children: A longitudinal analysis from school entry through third grade. Journal of Youth and Adolescence., 37(4), 399-411.

Araujo Dawson, B., Williams, S., & Lopez-Humphreys, M. (2007), Exploring Language Dominance, English Literacy and Life Satisfaction among Dominican Children of Immigrant Parents: A Pilot Study. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Services, 5(3), 61-76..

Araujo, B., & Borrell, L. (2006), Understanding the link between discrimination, life chances and mental health outcomes among Latino/as. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences,, 28(2),, 245-266..


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Fenster, J., & Araujo Dawson, B. (2013). In Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). Dallas, TX.

Araujo Dawson, B., & Quiros, L. (2013). The influence of colorism on racial identification and racial identity among Latinas. In Society for Social Work Research (SSWR). San Diego, CA.

Araujo Dawson, B., Perez, R, & Suarez-Orozco, C. (2012). Exploring differences in family involvement and depressive symptoms across Latino adolescent groups. In Society for Social Work Research (SSWR). Washington, DC.

Araujo Dawson, B., & Lopez Humphreys, M (2011). Varied experiences of Latina Immigrants: Understanding the role of sex in perceptions of discrimination among Dominican immigrant women. In Poster presentation at Society for Social Work Research (SSWR). Tampa, Florida.

Araújo Dawson, B., & Berger, R. (2010). Culturally responsive professional schools: addressing the needs of diverse students. In One Voice International Conference and Forum.. Tarrytown, N.Y..

Cameron Kelly, D., & Araújo Dawson, B. (2010). Deconstructing social disconnectedness to understand the cross-national transmission of racism: and its impact on the dimensions of difference, civic identity and democratic representation. In International conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. Belfast, Ireland.

Williams, S.A. & Araujo Dawson, B. (2010). Evaluation of family capital on the academic achievement of Latino/a children. In Society for Social Work Research (SSWR). San Francisco, California.

Araujo Dawson, B. & Williams, S.A. (2009). A longitudinal assessment of acculturative stressors on internalizing and externalizing symptoms among Latino/a children. In Society for Social Work Research (SSWR). New Orleans, Louisiana.

Araujo, B. & Muroff, J. (2006). Meeting the mental health needs of Latino immigrant children: An evaluation of a school based support group. In Sixth Annual Diversity Challenge: “Do immigrants catch or carry race and culture?. Boston College: Boston, Mass.

Araujo, B. (2005). Understanding the link between discrimination, life chances and mental health outcomes among Latino/as. In Kellogg Scholars Annual Meeting. Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, NY, NY..


Professional Activities

Youth and Society, Reviewer, Fall, 2010.

Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), abstract reviewer, Summer, 2010.

Journal of Community Psychology, Reviewer, Summer, 2010

Journal of Immigrant Health, Reviewer, Fall 2009.

Journal of Communication Research, Reviewer, Spring 2009.

Editorial Board, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2008-present

Reviewer, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2007-2008

Reviewer, Journal of Social Services Research, Special Issue on Natural Disasters and Social/Human Services, Fall, 2007