Hyejoon Park


About Hyejoon Park

Education

  • Ph.D., School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • M.A., Social Work (Social Policy & Evaluation), The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • M.A., Education (Human Development & Psychology), Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • B.A., (Child Welfare & Studies), Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea 

Courses Taught

  • SWK465-Social Welfare Policy Analysis
  • SWK383-Fundamentals of Research in Social Work
  • SWK364-Social Process and Social Policy
  • SWK375-Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • SWK343 Social Work with Families Affected by Disabilities

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Areas of Interest

Research Interests

  • Child health (psychosocial health and obesity) and the educational needs of children from low-income ethnic-minority families
  • Evaluation of school and community services and programs (e.g., mentoring programs, childcare services, head start programs, after-school programs)
  • Welfare and social policies for immigrant families
  • Relative/Kinship-care

Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • Choi, S., Weng, S., Park, H., Harwood, S. A., Mendenhall, R., & Huntt, M. B. (In-Press). Sense of Belonging, Racial Microaggressions, and Depressive Symptoms Among Asian American Students (WSCS-2020-0007). Smith College Studies in Social Work. 
  • Choi, S., Park, H., Kim. Y, & Lin, C-H. (In-Press). School-based mental health services for racial minority children in the United States. International Journal of School Social Work
  • Park, H., Zhan, M., & Choi, S. (2020). After-School Childcare Arrangements and Maternal Labor Supply in Low-Income American Households: Comparisons between Race and Ethnicity. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 47(4), 85-113.
  • Park, H., Noh, K., Min, J.J., & Rupar, C. (2020). Effects of Toxic Metal Contamination in the Tri-State Mining District on the Ecological Community and Human Health: A Systematic Review, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 6783; doi:10.3390/ijerph17186783 
  • Park, H., Guo, S., Choi, S., & Noh, K. (2020). Interrelations between After-School Settings and the Delinquency and Emotional-Behavioral Problems of Elementary School Children: Findings from Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Social Sciences, 9, 161; doi:10.3390/socsci9090161 
  • Choi, S., Hong, J., Kim, Y. J., & Park, H. (2020). Predicting psychological distress amid the COVID-19 pandemic by machine learning: Discrimination and coping mechanisms of Korean immigrants in the U.S. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(17), 6057; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176057  
  • Choi, S., Weng, S., Park, H., & Kim, Y. (forthcoming). Effects of Asian immigrants’ group membership in the association between perceived racial discrimination and psychological well-being: The interplay of immigrants’ generational status, age, and ethnic subgroup. Immigrant and Refugee Youth and Families: Research and Practice. Routledge, Taylor & Francis. 
  • Choi, S., Weng, S., Park, H., & Hong, J. Y. C January 2020). Countereffects of Ethnic and Racial Identity (ERI) as a buffer against perceived racial discrimination among Asian immigrants. Smith College Studies in Social Work. doi: 10.1080/00377317.2020.1716598
  • Choi, S., Weng, S., Park, H., & Kim, Y.  (Special Issues, January 2020). Effects of Asian immigrants’ group membership in the association between perceived racial discrimination and psychological well-being: The interplay of immigrants’ generational status, age, and ethnic subgroup. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 29(1/2). doi:10.1080/15313204.2020.1712569
  • Park, H., Zhan, M., & Choi, S. (2019). Associations between after-school arrangements and labor conditions of low-income working mothers in the United States. Journal of Family Studies. doi: 10.1080/13229400.2019.1588142.
  • Park, H., Liao, M., & Crosby, S. (2017). The impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters programs on youth development: An application of the model of homogeneity/diversity relationships. Children and Youth Services Review, 82, 60-68. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.09.009
  • Park, H., & Zhan, M. (February 2017). The impact of after-school childcare arrangements on the developmental outcomes of low-income children. Child and Youth Services Review. 73, 230-241. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.12.023
  • Park, H., Lee, M-J., Choi, G-Y., & Zepernick, J. (2016). Challenges and coping strategies of East Asian graduate students. Journal of International Social Work. DOI: 10.1177/0020872816655864
  • Park, H., Yoon, J., & Crosby, S. D. (2016). A Pilot Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters Programs and Youth Development: An Application of Critical Race Theory. Children and Youth Services Review. 61, 83-89.
  • Park, H., Lin, C-H., Liu, C., & Tabb, K. M. (2015). The Relationships between After-School Programs, Academic Outcomes, and Behavioral Developmental Outcomes of Latino Children from Immigrant Families: Findings from the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program. Children and Youth Services Review, 53, 77-83.
  • Hong, J. S., Lee, N. Y., Park, H. J., & Faller, C. F. (2011). Child Maltreatment in South Korea: An Ecological Systems Analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(7), 1058-1066.
  • Park, H. Welfare System in South Korea (Boxed Reading). In K. van Wormer & R. Link (March 2015). Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future: The U.S. in Global Perspective. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
  • Piedra, L.M., Choi, S., & Park, H. J. (October 2012). Debate Topic: Population Growth (Counterpart). In Grans, J., Replogle, E. M., & Tichenor, D. J. (Eds.), SAGE Debating Issues in U.S. Immigration. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
  • Park, H. (2014). After-School Services. In Cousins, L. H., & Golson, J. G. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity (pp. 50-52). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Recent Presentations   

National      

  • Park, H. (2019). Understanding the Perceptions of Low-Income Working Mothers in Rural Areas: Exploratory Analysis Relative Care. Oral Presentation in the 15th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 15-18, 2019.
  • Park, H. (2018). The Impact of Different After-School Childcare Settings on the Labor   Conditions of Low-Income Working Mothers: Comparisons between Racial Ethnicity. Oral presentation in the Society for Social Work and Research, held in Washington, DC. January 10-14, 2018.
  • Park, H., & Song, E. J. (2018). Understanding the perception of low-income working mothers and childcare givers: Ethnographic comparative case analyses of racial-ethnic relative care. Oral presentation in the Society for Social Work and Research, held in Washington, DC. January 10-14, 2018.
  • Park, H. (2018). Volunteer mentoring programs and positive development of children and youth: Evaluation of ethnicity, program types, and length of match time on program-based outcomes. Oral presentation in the Society for Social Work and Research, held in Washington, DC. January 10-14, 2018.
  • Park, H., & Song, E. J. (2018). The impact of after-school programs on the behavioral outcomes of children with single mothers: Findings from Fragile Families and Children Wellbeing Study. Poster Presentation in the Society for Social Work and Research, held in Washington, DC. January 10-14, 2018.
  • Park, H. (2016). The associations between after-school childcare Arrangements and the developmental outcomes of low-income Latino immigrant children. Poser Presentation in the Society for Social Work and Research, held in Washington, DC. January 13-17, 2016.
  • Park, H. (2016). The association between after-school childcare arrangements and the academic and behavioral outcomes of low-income children: Analysis of the 2005 National Household Surveys Program. Poster Presentation in the Society for Social Work and Research, held in Washington, DC. January 13-17, 2016.
International
  • Park, H. (2016).  The relationships between after-school programs and the developmental outcomes of Latino children from immigrant families: Propensity score matching analysis. Oral Presentation in the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education, and Social Development, held in Seoul, South Korea. June 27-30, 2016.
  • Park, H. (2016). The impact of after-school childcare arrangements on the developmental outcomes of low-income children: Findings from the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Programs. Oral Presentation in the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education, and Social Development, held in Seoul, South Korea. June 27-30, 2016.
Hyejoon Park
Dr. Hyejoon Park, Ed.M., MSW, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Work

Phone: (620) 235-4325

Office: 327D Russ Hall

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