Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


   
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JUDITH R. SMITH
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
   
           

Dr. Judith R. Smith has several research interests:  

Intergenerational relationships: Parenting in later life; Elder abuse; Effects of poverty on young children; Qualitative research; Social Work Education.

Contact Information: (212) 636-6643 / jsmith@fordham.edu
/ www.becomingasocialworker.org

 
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Smith, J.R. (in press).  Parenting in later life: A cross-cultural study. Journal of Family Social Work.

Smith, J.R.  (2013). Students’ role confusion when working with older adults: The voices of Foundation students. Journal of Social Work Education, 49, 250-264.

Smith, J.R. (2012).  Listening to older adult parents of adult children with mental illness.  Journal of Family Social Work, 15, 126-140.    

Smith, J.R. & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2003). How mothers cope when their welfare grant is cut. Social Policy Journal,1,4, 63-83.

Smith, J.R. (2002). Commitment to mothering and preference for employment: The voices of women on public assistance with young children. Journal of Children and Poverty, 8 (1), 111-126.

Smith, J.R., Brooks-Gunn, J. Kohen, D., & McCarton, C. (2001). Transitions On and Off AFDC: Implications for parenting and children’s cognitive development. Child Development, 72 (5), 1512-1533.

Smith, J.R., Brooks-Gunn, J. & Klebanov, P. (1997). Consequences of Living in Poverty for Young Children’s Cognitive and Verbal Ability and School Readiness. In G. Duncan & J. Brooks-Gunn (Eds.). Growing Up Poor ( pp. 132- 189). NY: Russell Sage.

Smith, J.R., Bastiani, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J., (1998). Poverty and Mental Health. In Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Vol. 3 (pp. 219-228).  Stanford, CA: Academic Press.

Smith, J.R. & Brooks-Gunn, J. (1997). Correlates and consequences of harsh discipline for young children.  Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 151, 777-786.

Smith, J.R. & Brooks-Gunn, J., & Jackson, A. (1997). Parental employment and children.  In R. Hauser, B. Brown & W.Prosser (Eds.) Indicators of Children’s Well-Being (pp. 279-308).  NY: Russell Sage Foundation.


EDUCATIONAL FILMS

HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS THEORY: A VIDEO TOOLKIT
Executive Producer and Director.
Developing Images, 2012.
Developing Images: NY. 

BECOMING A SOCIAL WORKER
Executive Producer, Director and Editor.
Developing Images, 2007.
Educational film that illustrates dilemmas of beginning social work students as they engage with actual clients.

WELFARE-TO-WORK: THROUGH THE EYES OF MOTHERS
Executive Producer.
Rockland Department of Social Services, 2001.
A twenty-minute video on the experiences of mothers with young children as they transition from welfare-to-work.

THE MOTHER'S CENTER
Co-Producer, Director and Editor.
Family Service Association, 1985.
A twenty minute videotape illustrating the philosophy and implementation of a neighborhood program for young mothers.

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL BIRTH OF THE HUMAN INFANT
Post-Production Producer and Director.
The Margaret S. Mahler Psychiatric Research Foundation, 1983.
A series of three films illustrating infant development within the first three years of life.
   

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