Social work

Darlene Woo

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Assistant Director of Field Education for Online and Off-Campus Programs
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Phone:
(818) 677-3374
Office location:
ST 203

Biography

Darlene Woo, MSW, Assistant Director of Field Education for Online and Off-Campus Programs, has been a full-time lecturer at California State University, Northridge – Department of Social Work since August 2019. Administratively, Ms. Woo is responsible for the oversight and implementation of the Online and Off- Campus Field Education Programs. Her responsibilities include: recruiting and developing field practicum sites, recruitment of MSW field instructors, interviewing and matching first and second year students to appropriate internships. Ms. Woo co-develops the field education curriculum and training for new field instructors and preceptors. She teaches the Advanced Field Practicum/Specialist Field Education with Urban Communities I and II. Ms. Woo is involved in creating specialized field education projects and currently is the Co-PI for the Housing Instability Project, a collaboration with CSUN’s Housing Department and Emergency Temporary Housing Program.

Ms. Woo has been a field instructor to graduate-level social work students since 2002. She began her career in academia in 2006 as an adjunct professor in Field Education as a Field Liaison and seminar instructor.

Additionally, Ms. Woo has assisted on research projects involving youth and adults experiencing homelessness. She is an affiliated faculty member with the Center of Artificial Intelligence in Society.

Prior to academia, Ms. Woo had a consulting business and experience in human resources, staff development, program development, organization development, and grant writing.

Education

1998, Master of Social Work, University of Southern California

1992, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Southern California

Conference Presentations

  • Workshop at Council of Social Work Education 2019 conference: Liberation Psychology as a Theoretical and Practice Framework for the Grand Challenges
  • Workshop at Council of Social Work Education 2016 conference: Process Recording 2.0: Key Competencies of Evaluation for the Next Generation

Selected Publications

Henwood, B.F., Harris, T., Woo, D., Winetrobe, H., Rhoades, H., & Wenzel. S.L. (2018) Availability of comprehensive services in permanent supportive housing in Los Angeles. Health & Social Care in the Community 26:2, 207-213.

Rice, E., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Petering, R., Onasch-Vera, L., Craddock, J., Tambe, M., Yadav, A., Wilder, B., Woo, D., Winetrobe, H., and Wilson, N. (2018) Piloting the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Enhance HIV Prevention Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Journal of the Society for Social Work Research: Volume 9 Number 4 Winter 2018

Rhoades, H., La Motte-Kerr, W., Duan, L., Woo, D., Rice, E., Henwood, B., Harris, T., & Wenzel, S.L. (2018) Social networks and substance use after transitioning into permanent supportive housing. Drug and Alcohol Dependence: 191, 63-39

Wilder, B., Onasch-Vera, L., Hudson, J., Luna, J., Wilson, N., Petering, R., Woo, D., Tambe, M., & Rice, E. (2018) End-to-end influence Maximization in the field. International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-18).

Yadav, A.., Wilder, B., Rice, E., Petering, R., Craddock, J., Yoshika-Maxwell, A., Hemler, M., Onasch-Vera, L., Tambe, M., & Woo, D. (2018) Bridging the gap between theory and practice in influence maximization: Raising awareness about HIV among homeless youth. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)

Yadav, A., Wilder, B., Rice, E., Petering, R., Craddock, J., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Hemler, M., Onasch-Vera, L., Tambe, M., and Woo, D. (2018) Influence Maximization in the Field: The Arduous Journey from Emerging to Deployed Application. Artificial Intelligence and Social Work. Cambridge University Press

Henwood, B.F., Harris, T., Woo, D., Winetrobe, H., Rhoades, H., & Wenzel. S.L. (2017) Availability of Services in a Community Sample of Supportive Housing Programs: A Mixed-Methods Study, Journal of Behavorial Health Services and Research