Welcome back to the first #MacroSW chat of 2018! This week’s chat will review the state of homicide in the US in 2017. Our chat will discuss current homicide research, challenges, and policy implications.
Our guest expert will be Tanya L. Sharpe, PhD, MSW (@DrTSharpe), an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Dr. Sharpe’s research agenda is focused on coping with violent traumatic death. Specifically, she examines sociocultural factors that influences the coping strategies of African American family members of homicide victims for the purpose of developing culturally appropriate interventions that can best assist them in their management of grief and bereavement. Dr. Sharpe has developed, implemented and evaluated community-based programs for children and families coping with: interpersonal violence (e.g., homicide, suicide, intimate partner violence, human made and natural disasters). She is a recipient of the Governor of Maryland’s Victim Assistance Award.