Sofya BagdasaryanSchool of Social Work
Office: ST 802
Sofya Bagdasaryan joined the School of Social Work as an Assistant Professor in the winter of 2010, after having taught here as lecturer for five years.
Dr. Bagdasaryan enjoys teaching a variety of classes in the BASW and MSW programs. She has taught the following courses in the BASW program: Introduction to the Field of Social Work, Human Behavior and the Social Environment I, Social Work Research Methods, Computer Applications in Social Work, From Institutional Racism to Cultural Competency, and Child Welfare. In the MSW program, she has taught: Social Welfare History and Introduction to Macro Practice, Social Welfare Policy Analysis, Community Organizing, Human Behavior and the Social Environment I and II, and Social Welfare Research and Statistics. In addition, Dr. Bagdasaryan serves as an advisor for thesis students.
Dr. Bagdasaryan is interested in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programs in the field of child welfare. With practice experience in family preservation and reunification programs, she is particularly interested in Differential Response models and family support programs that focus on prevention of child maltreatment. Prior to coming to CSULA, Dr. Bagdasaryan worked on several research studies in the areas of child welfare, welfare reform, and homeless programs. One such project that is on-going involves evaluation of training programs for new child welfare professionals in Los Angeles County. Another project is an evaluation of a program that focuses on youth in restrictive placements (e.g., group homes); the program provides specialized services so that the youth can either return home or be moved to less restrictive placements (e.g., foster homes). In addition to this work, Dr. Bagdasaryan is currently evaluating an advocacy project focusing on the early detection of disabilities among pre-school aged children.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
|Bagdasaryan, S. (2012). Social work education and Title IV-E program participation as predictors of entry-level knowledge among public child welfare workers. Paper accepted by Children and Youth Services Review, 34(9), 1590-1597.||2012|
|Franke, T., Bagdasaryan, S., & Furman, W. (2011). Differential response in rural counties: Path differentiation, service receipt, and case disposition. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 5, 1-22.||2011|
|Franke, T., Bagdasaryan, S., & Furman, W. (2009). A multivariate analysis of training, education, and readiness for public child welfare practice. Children and Youth Services Review, 31(12), 1330-1336.||2009|
|Bagdasaryan, S., Furman, W., & Franke, T.M. (2008). Implementation of California’s Differential Response model in small counties. Protecting Children, 28(1/2), 40-56.||2008|
|Bagdasaryan, S. (2005). Evaluating family preservation services: Reframing the question of effectiveness. Children and Youth Services Review, 27(6), 615-635.||2005|
Ph.D. Social Welfare 2005
- UC Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
MSW Social Work 2001
- UC Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
BA Psychology 1997
- UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA
|Course||Course Title||Day & Time||Room||Quarter|
|SW 370-||Introduction to the Field of Social Work||Th 6:10pm-10pm||SH C173||Fall 2012|
|SW 550-||Advanced Social Work Research/Thesis||Tu/Th 12pm-1:25pm||SH C261||Fall 2012|
|SW 530A-||Social Welfare History and Introduction to Macro Practice||Tu/Th 1:30pm-3:10pm||FA 345||Fall 2012|