Mirinda Morency

Mirinda M Morency

Research Assistant, School of Social Work, Columbia University in the City of New York
Chapter Member: New York City SSN
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About Mirinda

Morency's research focuses primarily on the impact of context (family, school, community) on normative and non-normative development among ethnic-racial minority youth and deepening an understanding of determinants of risk and resilience for preventive/intervention efforts.

Contributions

How to Involve Young People in Afterschool Programs

    Emily Love , Kevin Michael Miller , Cynthia Onyeka , Maryse H. Richards

Publications

"Resilience in Urban African American Adolescents: The Protective Enhancing Effects of Neighborhood, Family, and School Cohesion Following Violence Exposure" (with Kevin Michael Miller, Cara M. DiClemente, Catherine M. Rice, Dakari Quimby, Maryse Richards, Cordelia T. Grimes, Candice D. White, and Jason A. Pica II). The Journal of Early Adolescence (2016).

Shows that cohesion serves as a protective factor for African American youth residing in high-crime impoverished communities. Highlights that this cohesion mitigates the negative effects of community violence exposure and promotes positive outcomes.