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Lorraine Moyas Salas, Ph.D, M.S.W

Lorraine Moya Salas, Assistant Professor

BSW, MSW, and PhD Arizona State University

Dr. Moya Salas joined the social work team in 2017. She is a long-time resident of Arizona and received her social work degrees from Arizona State University. She brings more than 30 years of direct and administrative social work experience to the team including work in an urban school setting, an inpatient facility with families challenged by mental illness, and in community practice working with Latino immigrant families. Dr. Moya Salas enjoys teaching and served as adjunct faculty at ASU for more than 10 years. Passions include promoting a critical understanding of inequities and working with community groups to collectively create communities that foster wellness. Her research focus is on community health, family wellness and equity initiatives. Dr. Moya Salas aspires to produce knowledge that facilitates liberation and directly benefits community.

 

 

PEER REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

Moya Salas, L. (2012, April). Health Disparities Task Force Presentation at the National Association of Deans and Directors Schools of Social Work Spring Conference. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Moya Salas, L., Ayón, C. and Gurrola, M. (2012, January). Estamos Traumados: The impact of anti-immigrant sentiment and policies on the mental health of Mexican immigrant families. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington DC.

Moya Salas, L. (2010, January). Building on the wisdom of Mexican immigrant mothers: Incorporating “traditional” parenting practices in the child welfare system. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. San Francisco, CA

Moya Salas, L. (2008, May). Machismo is not a cultural value: Mexican immigrant mothers’ reflections on gender ideals. Paper presented at the 4th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

Moya Salas, L. (2008, January). La unión familiar: The evolution of family unity in Mexican immigrant families. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, DC.

Moya Salas, L. (2007, May). Social workers use of focus groups as both a site for social inquiry and for empowerment. Paper presented at the 3rd International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

PUBLICATIONS

 Moya Salas, L., Ayón, C., & Gurrola, M. (2013). Estamos traumados: The impact of anti-immigrant sentiment and policies on the mental health of Mexican immigrant families. Journal of Community Psychology, 41(8), 1005-1020.

 Gurrola, M., Ayón, C. & Moya Salas, L. (2013). Mexican adolescents’ education and hopes in an anti-immigrant environment: The perspectives of first and second-generation youth and parents. Journal of Family Issues.

Ayón, C., Gurrola, M. & Moya Salas, L. (2012). Intended and unintended consequences of the employer sanctions law on Latino families. Qualitative Social Work. 11(6), 587-603.

Moya Salas, L., Sen, S., & Segal, E.A. (2010). Critical theory: Pathway from dichotomous to integrated social work practice. Families in Society. 91(1), 1-6.