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Faculty Biography

Faculty Biography | Susan Roche

Susan Roche

Susan Roche, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Contact Information:
437A Waterman
(802) 656-1200
Susan.Roche@uvm.edu

Areas of Expertise:

Applied Ethics; Child and Family Welfare; Collaboration; Domestic Violence or Crisis Intervention; Human Rights; Organizational Development; Social Justice; Social Policy

Current Projects:

Anti-Violence Partnership

Scholarship

Selected Publications

  • Roche, S. E., & Wood, G. G. (In process). Situations and representations: A feminist poststructural approach to social work with women and teen-age girls surviving male violence.
  • Roche, S. E., (2009). Guest Editoral. Gentle, angry women creating change. Afilia: Journal of women and social work, Guest Editoral. Gentle, angry women creating change. Afilia: Journal of women and social work
  • Roche, S. E. (2009, November). Guest Editoral. Gentle, angry women creating change. Afilia: Journal of women and social work, 1-3.
  • Roche, S. E. (2007). Postmodern call and response in the modernist university. In S. Witkin, & D. Saleebey (Eds.), Transforming social work: Re-shaping the canon in inquiry, practice, and education. Washington, D.C.: Council on Social Work Education.
  • Roche, S. E. (2007). Postmodern call and response in the modernist university. In S. Witkin, & D. Saleebey (Eds.), Transforming social work: Re-shaping the canon in inquiry, practice, and education. Washington, D.C.: Council on Social Work Education.
  • Roche, S. E. (2006, January ). The Vermont Approach: A strategic plan for comprehensive, collaborative sexual violence prevention in Vermont 2006-2010. Montpelier, VT: Anti-Violence Partnership: A Community Collaboration at the University of Vermont.
  • Roche, S. E., & Wood, G. G. (2005). A Narrative Principle for Feminist Social Work with Survivors of Male Violence. Affilia: Journal of women and social work.
  • Roche, S. E. (2002). Professional care from a patients view. Affilia: Journal of women and social work, 17, 142-146.
  • Wood, G. G., & Roche, S. E. (2001). Representing selves, reconstructing lives: Feminist group work with women survivors of male violence. Social Work with Groups 23, pp. 5-23.
  • Wood, G. G., & Roche, S. E. (2001). Situations and representations: Feminist practice with survivors of male violence. Families in society, 82, pp. 583-590.
  • Wood, G. G., & Roche, S. E. (2001). An emancipatory social work approach to women and teen-aged girls surviving gender violence. Affilia: Journal of women and social work, 16, pp. 66-79.
  • Dewees, M., & Roche, S. E. (2001). Teaching about human rights in social work. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 21, 137-155.
  • Roche, S. E. (2001). Women on the defensive: Living through conservative times, by Sylvia Bashevkin; and Women in a violent world: Feminist analyses and resistance across Europe, edited by Chris Corrin. Affilia: Journal of women and social work, 16, 243-246.
  • Roche, S. E., & Handy, M. (2000, December). Constructing victim access: A process evaluation of the VS2000-VT Victim Access Project. Waterbury, VT: Victim Services 2000-VT, Center for Crime Victim Services.
  • Roche, S. E. (1999). The strengths perspective for social work with abused women. Journal of Family Social Work, 3, 23-37.
  • Roche, S. E., Dewees, M., Trailweaver, R., Alexander, S., Cuddy, C., & Handy, M. (1999). Contesting boundaries in social work education: A liberatory approach to cooperative learning and teaching. Washington, D.C.: Council on Social Work Education.
  • Roche, S. E. (1998). Walking the line between capacity and constraints: U.S. shelters for women who have been abused. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 9(2), 7-30.
  • Roche, S. E. (1996). Messages from the NGO Forum on Women. Affilia: Journal of women and social work, 11, 484-494.
  • Roche, S. E., & Sadoski, P. (1996). Social action for battered women. In A. R. Roberts (Ed). Helping battered women: New perspectives and remedies (pp. 13-30). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Roche, S. E. (1996). Feminist generations: The persistence of the radical women's movement, by Nancy Whittier. Affilia: Journal of women and social work, 11, 242-243.
  • Roche, S. E., Biron, K., & Reilly, N. (1995). Sixteen days of activism against gender violence. Violence against women, 1, 272-281.
  • Roche, S. E., & Camasso, M. J. (1993). Parental preferences and considerations of cost in the selection of school-age child care. Children and Youth Services Review, 15, 53-70.
  • Roche, S. E. (1992). Community Interventions for Domestic Violence Against Women in U.S. Refugee Communities: A training for trainers. Washington, DC: Refugee Women in Development, Inc.
  • Camasso, M. J., & Roche, S. E. (1991). The willingness to change to formalized child care arrangements: Parental considerations of cost and quality. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 53, 1071-1082.
  • Roche, S. E., & Richart, D. W. (1982, February). Some preliminary issues in removing juveniles from Kentucky jails. (First 1982 interim report to the [Kentucky] Juvenile Justice Advisory Council). Louisville, KY: Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc.
  • Cass, J. E., & Roche, S. E. (1981, October). A comparative study of young women and men in Kentucky jails. (Final 1981 interim report to the [Kentucky] Juvenile Justice Advisory Council). Louisville, KY: Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc.

Selected Presentations

  • Roche, S. E., Tolentino, E., & Liske, A. (September, 2009). Creative Research for SVP Planning, National Sexual Violence Assault Conference, Alexandria, VA.
  • Roche, S. E. (2009, June 12). Launching and implementing the Vermont Approach: Sexual violence prevention plan. Presented at the June 4, 2009 CDC/NCIPC RPE State Grantees virtual conference.
  • Roche, S. E. (2009, February 4). Lessons learned from the Vermont Approach: Sexual violence prevention plan. Presented at Presented at the June 4, 2009 CDC/NCIPC DELTA State Grantees virtual conference.
  • Roche, S. E. (2008, April, 28). The Vermont Approach: A Strategic Plan for Comprehensive, Collaborative Sexual Violence Prevention in Vermont 2006 - 2010. A presentation made to the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Austin, TX. (Invited)
  • Roche, S. E. (October, 2007). Safety, Autonomy, and Agency: Anti-Violence partnership social work education, Intimate Partner Violence Collaborations II: Cross-Disciplinary, Interagency Education, Training, and Outreach Panel, Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, San Francisco, CA.

Courses Taught in the Last 5 Years

Advanced Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Practice; Social Work Practice I; Social Work Practice II; Social Work with Children and Families II; Social Work with Groups; Transformative Social Work Approaches to Violence in Multiple Communities

Education

  • Ph.D. in Social Work from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
  • M.S.W. in Social Work from University of Louisville

Awards & Honors

  • "Trailblazer" Crime Victim Service Award from the VT Center for Crime Victim Services and the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: (2006)
  • Statewide Contributor Award from Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: For contributions to the work in Vermont to end domestic and sexual violence. (2006)