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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 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.
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.
An Evaluation of the Blue Lake Biomass Plant Emissions: Air Quality and Health Impact on the Blue Lake RancheriaPresentation Year: 2018
- Suzanne GarrettSocial WorkGraduate Student
The Blue Lake Rancheria community has had visibly polluted air and matter emitted from the local biomass plant over the recent past. The Rancheria is concerned about the negative health impact the biomass plant could be having on the environment and community. This literary review hopes to establish an understanding of the impact of the Blue Lake biomass energy plant’s impact on air quality, determine standards of emissions which it operates and examine the gaps between current healthy standards of emission and that of the Blue Lake biomass plant. The findings will inform the Blue Lake Rancheria and will raise public awareness of the air quality and health impact of the biomass energy plant.
An Investigation into the Copper Toxicity of Anti-Fouling PaintPresentation Year: 2018
- Brittany LightChemistryUndergraduate Student
- Austin SilavongBiological SciencesUndergraduate Student
- Sean CraigBiological SciencesFaculty
- Matthew HurstChemistryFaculty
- Claire TillChemistryFaculty
The goal of our research is to analyze the effect of copper toxicity in anti-fouling paint on invasive bryozoan specie. The goal of this project is to determine the ideal concentration of copper in anti-fouling paint to prevent the ability of these invasive specie to attach themselves to ship hulls and be transported around the oceans.