Dillon Receives Best Paper Award

Albany, NY (November 1, 2016) - Frank Dillon, Counseling Psychology, is co-author of an article which was selected as the 2015 Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work Best Paper.

Frank DillonDillon’s co-authors include Gladys Ibañez, Mario De La Rosa, and Tan Li from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Mariana Sanchez from the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse, and Maria Elena Villar from the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, all at Florida International University. Their paper “Changes in Family Cohesion and Acculturative Stress among Recent Latino Immigrants,” earned them praises from journal reviewers for strengths in longitudinal research design and substantial sample size.

The JECDSW’s committee chose the top three papers published in 2015, which were then reviewed and rated by the journal’s editorial board. Dillon’s article, which found that “for those Latino immigrants who struggle to adapt to their new host culture, family remains a source of support more so than for those who do not struggle as much,” earned the highest rankings.

The 2015 Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work Best Paper Award will be presented during the 62nd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education later this week in Atlanta, Georgia.