Office Location: AC-3A11A
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD Columbia University Doctor of Social Welfare 1993 MSW Howard University Social Work 1971 BA Hunter College of The City University of New York Liberal Arts 1965
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Ashton, V.. "Does ethnicity matter? Social workers’ personal attitudes and professional behaviors in responding to child maltreatment." Advances in Social Work. 11 2010: 129-143.
Ashton, V.. "The effect of statutory regulations on social workers' decisions to report child maltreatment." Advances in Social Work. 10 2009: 128-143.
Ashton, V.. "The impact of organizational environment on the likelihood that social workers will report child maltreatment." Journal of Aggression, Trauma and Maltreatment.. 2007: .
Ashton, V.. "The effect of personal characteristics on reporting child maltreatment." Child Abuse & Neglect. 28 2004: 985-997.
Ashton, V.. "The relationship between attitudes toward corporal punishment and reporting child maltreatment." Child Abuse & Neglect,. 25 2001: 389-399.
Ashton, V.. "Worker judgements of seriousness about and reporting of suspected child maltreatment." Child Abuse & Neglect. 23 1999: 539-548.
Ashton, V.. "Curriculum module: Applying mental health research on psycho education with multiple family groups to field work practice." Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.. 1998: .
Ashton, V.. "A study of mutual support between black and white grandmothers and their adult grandchildren." Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 26 1996: 87-100..
Ashton, V., & Barrett, V. "Effective strategies to control disturbing behavior." Nursing Homes. July/August 1983: 18-21.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Ashton, V.. "Case management: A service package." Coordinated service delivery system for the elderly. 1984: 139-149.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Cultural effects on approval of corporal punishment, judgment of seriousness and reporting of child maltreatment " 2008, February: Society for Cross Cultural Research, New Orleans,Louisiana.
" Alternatives to reporting child maltreatment: An exploratory study " 2005, April: Child Family Well-Being Conference, Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr, PA.
" Student judgments of seriousness about and reporting of child maltreatment " 2005, March: Council on Social Work Education Conference, New York, NY.
" The effect of organizational environment on the intent to report child maltreatment " 2003, February 3-7: San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, Santiago,CA.
" Reporting child maltreatment: Do social workers agree on the law? " 2003, Januay 16-19: Seventh Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
" The effect of worker characteristics on the decision to report child maltreatment " 2002, January 22: Families Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. San Diego, CA.
" Acceptance of corporal punishment and the likelihood of reporting child maltreatment " 2000, January: Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Charleston, South Carolina.
" Curriculum module: Applying mental health research on psycho education with multiple family groups to field work practice " 1997, October 29: 15th Annual BPD (Baccalaureate Program Directors) Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
" Ashton, V., & Rosenthal, B.S. Who is at risk? The ecological context of exposure to chronic community violence " 1997, October 5: Roundtable presentation at the National Association of Social Workers’ Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.
" Women in the middle " 1997, April 19: Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, Inc., Jamaica, NY.
" Linking seniors and children for better after-school childcare " 1995, May 7: Community forum, Latchkey Kids, sponsored by the Queens Publishing Corporation. Jamaica, NY.
" Ashton, V., Aiken-Averett, M., Vidal, V., & Brazil, V. Restricting services to immigrants– What they think " 1995, April 28: 49th Annual Conference of New York State Political Science Association. John Jay College. New York, NY.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Invited Reviewer. Child Abuse & Neglect.: 2003 - Present.
Professional Achievement Award given by The Central Nassau Club of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.: 2001.
Honoree in Salute to Scholars by The City University of New York: 2001.
Invited Tribunal member for “Speak Out on Welfare Reform” by the New York City chapter of the National Association of Social Workers: 1999.
Recipient of Certificate of Appreciation for partnership with Westbury High School’s School-to-Career Program: 1997.
Grantee, Summer Workshop on Mental Health. One of 22 undergraduate social work faculty selected nationwide, to participate in a Summer Intensive Program at Cornell University, sponsored by the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research, and the National Institute of Mental Health.: 1997.
PSC-CUNY, PSC-CUNY: “Responding to Child Maltreatment: Intervention Choices of Mandated Reporters”. 2006-2007: .
National Institutes of Health, Predictors of reporting child maltreatment. 2001-2003: .
PSC-CUNY, Determinants of reporting child maltreatment. 2000-001: .
PSC-CUNY, The relationship between beliefs about parental discipline and the tendency to report child abuse. 1998-1999: .
CUNY Faculty Development Project, Social Work Research Support Initiative. 1998-1999: .
York College Faculty Development Grant, The relationship between beliefs held about parental discipline and the ability to identify child abuse. 1997-1998: .