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HeatherLarkinHeather  Larkin

Assistant Professor
School of Social Welfare

Expertise: Substance abuse; co-occurring disorders; impact of adverse childhood experiences; homelessness; aging; meditation interventions; integrative service system responses; Integral Restorative Processes (IRP)

Campus phone: (518) 591-8779
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Heather Larkin's research focus is on integrated service system responses to the complex issues associated with substance abuse, homelessness and adverse childhood experiences. She explores factors contributing to increasingly integrated systems, and plans to conduct research evaluating whether more highly integrated human service agencies lead to better outcomes. Heather specializes in Integral Restorative Processes (IRP), a model designed to guide both clinical and macro interventions, including those serving society's most disadvantaged populations, and has written about the application of Integral Theory in social work. She plans to evaluate IRP interventions with various disadvantaged population groups.