Dr. Cyleste Collins, a research assistant professor at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, recently presented during the "Healthy Neighborhoods" Prevention Research Center Seminar Series. Collins's talk on April 22, 2012 was titled "Losing Hold of the American Dream: Connections Between Foreclosures and Health."
"Losing Hold of the American Dream" focused on Collins's work in the "Broken Homes, Broken Dreams" study as part of an interdisciplinary team investigating the experiences of families facing foreclosure and in foreclosure. In addition to Collins and the Poverty Center, support for the study included a Case Western Interdisciplinary Alliance Investment Grant from the Social Justice Institute , with collaboration from The Schubert Center on Child Studies and Policy Matters Ohio. Other faculty from MSASS were present at the talk and contributed during the Q&A, including Poverty Center Co-Diretor Dr. Claudia Coulton and Center Faculty Associate, Dr. Mark Chupp.
Also read about Dr. Collins's work in a recent article in the Dayton Daily News.
Cyleste C. Collins, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, a research center at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, a graduate school of social work at Case Western Reserve University.