MARY BETH VOGEL-FERGUSON portrait
  • Research Associate Professor, College Of Social Work
  • Affiliate Faculty , Asian Studies Program
801-581-3071

Research Keywords

  • Poverty, Public Welfare Programs, Social Welfare Policy, Trauma Informed Agencies, Refugees of Southeast Asia, Chronic Homelessness

Presentations

  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. & Shea, S. (2021, November). “Promoting Health” Starts from Within: Embracing a Trauma-Informed Approach. Workshop presentation for the Bureau of Health Promotions Annual Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/17/2021.
  • Shea, S. & Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., (2021, November). Turbocharge Your Organization Engine: Take a Trauma-Informed Approach! Invited presentation for the Critical Issues Conference 2021: Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolescents. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/02/2021.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. & Shea, S. (2021, September). Trauma-Informed Utah. Presentation at the Children’s Justice Centers Directors Annual Meeting, Sandy, UT. Presentation, Presented, 09/15/2021.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2021, September) Surviving and Thriving In 2021 and Beyond. Presentation to staff of the Integrated Community Action Now program (ICAN) at the Center of Excellence, Ogden, UT. Presentation, Presented, 09/10/2021.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. & Shea, S. (2021, September) A Trauma-Informed Approach: The Crosswalk of Context and Care! Invited presentation for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition’s Domestic Violence Solutions Conference, Orem, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/01/2021.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. & Shea, S. (2021, August). Taking the BS (Blame and Shame) Out of Trauma! Surviving and Thriving in 2021 and Beyond. Invited presentation at the American Public Human Services/National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics, Milwaukee, WI. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/24/2021.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., & Shea, S. (2021, August). Trauma-Informed Utah Project Update. Presentation to the quarterly meeting of the Davis County Human Services Directors Committee. Presentation, Presented, 08/11/2021.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., Patin, K. & Shea, S. (2021, June). Trauma-Informed Approach. Presentation for First Lady Abby Cox and her Board of Directors for her Show Up! Initiative. Salt Lake City, UT. First Lady Abby Cox’s Show Up! Initiative focuses on several vulnerable populations who are more likely than most to have experienced traumatic events, particularly in childhood. This presentation provided the Board of Directors of this initiative with the background on trauma and the trauma-informed approach to help support them in this effort. Presentation, Presented, 06/09/2021.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, MB (2021, February and March) Where are they Now? Tales of Past TANF Clients. Invited presentation at the Administration for Children and Families’ Navigating New Pathways Towards Building Thriving Communities Virtual Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2021.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., Patin, K. & Shea, S. (2021, January). Surviving and Thriving in 2021 and Beyond. Keynote presentation for the Inaugural ACES Learning Collaborative of the Utah Coalition for Protecting Childhood. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/26/2021.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2021, January) Surviving and Thriving In 2021 and Beyond. Presentation to the Association of Utah Community Health Providers Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Work Group. Presentation, Presented, 01/12/2021.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. & Shea, S. (2020, December). Trauma Informed Utah. Presentation at the State-Wide Advocates for Victims Organization Annual Meeting. Presentation, Presented, 12/17/2020.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., Patin, K. & Shea, S. Surviving and Thriving in 2020 and Beyond. Keynote presentation for the Health Equities Division of the Utah Department of Health Annual Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/03/2020.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2020, October). Surviving and Thriving in 2020. Opening session for Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce - Utah Communities Foundation Kick-Off. Presentation, Presented, 10/29/2020.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2020, October). Catching the Vision For Applying a Trauma-Informed Lens. Invited presentation at 2019 Statewide Homeless Summit. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 10/2019. Presentation, Presented, 10/16/2020.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., Shea, S., Hopkins, R., Patin, K. (August, 2020) Becoming a Trauma-Informed State: Sounds Great but where’s Utah on the Map? Generations Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 08/24/2020.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2020, July). Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Evaluation Report. Other, Presented, 07/07/2020.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, October). Catching the Vision For Applying a Trauma-Informed Lens. Invited presentation at 2019 Statewide Homeless Summit. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 10/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B (2019, September). Trauma-Informed Approach Spreads Across Utah. Invited presentation at the Safe States 2019: Connect - Advance, Transform, Lead, Atlanta, GA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, September) Recognizing What Ails US: Caring for the Caregiver! Invited presentation for the State Community Services Office, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 09/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, August) Resilient Utah: Building a Trauma-Informed State. Invited presentation at the Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission and Intergenerational Poverty Committee, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 08/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, August) Trauma 101 – The Basics! Taking the BS (Blame and Shame) Out of Trauma. Invited presentation at the Rural Utah Child Development Head Start. Price, UT. Presentation, Presented, 08/2019.
  • Gruber, T., Vogel-Ferguson, M.B, Gibbs, B. (2019, July). Better Together: Benefits of Bringing Academic and Agency Researchers Together to Address Intergenerational Poverty. Invited presentation at the National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics, New Orleans, LA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B (2019, July). Becoming a Trauma-Informed State: One Step at a Time! Invited presentation at the National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics, New Orleans, LA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B (2019, July). Breaking the Cycle of Poverty by Designing Programs for All Family Members. Plenary Session at the National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics, New Orleans, LA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, July) Trauma 101 – The Basics! Taking the BS (Blame and Shame) Out of Trauma. Invited presentation at the Social Action Summer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 07/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, June) Economic Justice and Trauma: A Two-Generation Approach. Invited presentation at the Essentials for Childhood Institute, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 06/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, April) Building Partnerships to Create A Trauma-Informed Utah. Invited presentation for the Intergenerational Poverty Commission, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 04/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, March) Creating A Trauma-Informed State: Removing the BS (Blame and Shame) Through Education and Community support. Invited Presentation for the 2019 NACBHDD Legislative and Policy Conference, Washington DC. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, March) Trauma 101 – The Basics! Taking the BS (Blame and Shame) Out of Trauma. Invited presentation for the Intergenerational Poverty County Teams, Manti, UT. Presentation, Presented, 03/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, March) Building Partnerships to Create A Trauma-Informed Utah. SRI Brown Bag Presentation, College of Social Work, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 03/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, March) Creating A Trauma-Informed State: Taking the BS (Blame and Shame) Out of Trauma. Invited presentation for the Utah Trauma-Informed Care Academy, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 03/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2019, January) Trauma 101 – Taking the BS (Blame and Shame) Out of Trauma. Invited presentation for the Safe Harbor Executive Board, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 01/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2018, November) Raising awareness of the impacts of childhood trauma on health outcomes and activities of adult living: Removing the BS (blame and shame) through public health education. Roundtable presentation at the 2018 American Public Health Association Conference (APHA): San Diego, California. Presentation, Presented, 11/20/2018.
  • Keyes, T.S., Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., Patin, K. (2018, November) How do Social Workers Engage with a Multicultural Community to Address Trauma? Tying Social Work Values and a Community Based Participatory Research Framework to working with Native American communities. Roundtable presentation at the 2018 American Public Health Association Conference (APHA). San Diego, California. Presentation, Presented, 11/20/2018.
  • Keyes, T.S., Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., Patin, K. (2018, November) An Approach for Engaging with Mixed-Race, Multicultural Community using Social Work Values and a Community Based Participatory Research Framework. Research paper presented at the Indigenous and Tribal Social Work Educator’s Association – CSWE 22nd Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida. Presentation, Presented, 11/2018.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2018, October) Trauma 101: Taking the BS (Blame and Shame) out of Trauma! Invited presentation at the 15th Annual Homeless Summit, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2018, September) Trauma 101 – The Basics! Taking the BS Blame and Shame) Out of Trauma. Invited presentation for the 40th Annual Fall Conference. St. George, UT. Presentation, Presented, 09/2018.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. & Taatiti, Sisifo (2018, August) Invest in the Future! → Invest in You Too! Invited presentation at the AASD/NASTA Educational Conference. Envision, Innovate, Act: The Time is Now! Reno, NV. Presentation, Presented, 08/2018.
  • Vogel-Ferguson M.B. (2018, January). Bringing ACE Study Findings to the Front Line: Impact and Implications. Invited presentation at 32st Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. Presentation, Presented, 01/2018.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2018, January) Trauma 101 for the Front Line. Invited presentation at the Intermountain Weatherization Training Center. Layton, UT. Presentation, Presented, 01/2018.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. & Aguirre, K. (2017, September) Shaping a Two-Generational Approach For Reducing Poverty: Identifying & Addressing the Missing Pieces. Keynote Presentation at the AASD/NASTA Educational Conference. Connecting Leaders: Shaping the Future. Memphis, TN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2017.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B (2017, August). When do traumatized children become despised welfare recipients? Invited presentation at the National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics, Pittsburg, PA. Presentation, Presented, 08/2017.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. Bridging Borders, Global Action Research. Invited presentation at the Center For Research on Migration and Refugee Integration Symposium. University of Utah, College of Social Work. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. When do traumatized children become despised welfare recipients? Invited presentation at 31st Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. Presentation, Presented, 02/2017.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2015, October). Research Tour in Cuba: Observations and Lessons Learned – Panel Presentation. Invited presentation at the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO. Panel, Presented, 10/2015.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • South-Eastern Asia
    Partner with several entities in Myanmar and Thailand.

Publications

  • Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguson & Kara Patin, LCSW (2021). California ACES Academy: 2020-2021 Evaluation Report . California ACES Academy. Published, 11/2021.
  • Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguson (2020). Family Employment Program (FEP) Refocus Study of Utah. Social Research Institute. Published, 12/2020.
  • Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguosn (2020). Work Investment Opportunity Act Evaluation Report. Social Research Institute. Published, 01/2020.
  • Seneca Keyes, Tasha, Mary Beth Vogel Ferguson & Kara PAtin (2019). An Approach for Engaging with a Mixed-Race, Rural Community using Social Work Values and a Community-Based Participatory Research Framework. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. Vol. 16(5), 524-539. Published, 01/01/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/26408066.2019.1638865
  • Cambron, C, Gringeri, C., Vogel-Ferguson, M.B., Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, Ed., James Herbert Williams, Ed., Martell L. Teasley, Ed. & Stephen Gorin, Ed. (2019). Physical and Mental Health Correlates of Adverse Childhood Experiences among Low-Income Women. In Grand Challenges for Society: Evidence-Based Social Work Practice. . (pp. 401-409). NASW Press. Published, 01/2019.
  • Tecle, A. , Byrne, K. , Schmit, K., Vogel-Ferguson, M. B. , Mohamed, A., Mohomed, N. & Hunter, R. (2018). Seeking Refuge: An Exploration of Unaccompanied Women, Minors from Somalia and Families from Pakistan Experiences of Services in Bangkok, Thailand. Advances in Social Work. Vol. 18. Published, 09/18/2018.
    http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsoci...
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2018). Demonstration Project: Next Generation Kids Invest In You Too – Cohort 2. Social Research Institute, College of Social Work, University of Utah. Published, 01/2018.
  • Wiet, S. & Mary Beth Vogel Ferguson (2017). Birth and Development of a Community Initiative: the Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. Vol. 10, 233-241. Published, 09/2017.
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40653...
  • Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2017). Demonstration Project: Next Generation Kids Invest In You Too. Introduction and Outcome Summary. Social Research Institute, College of Social Work, University of Utah. Published, 04/2017.
  • Cambron, C. , Gringeri, C. & Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2015). Adverse childhood experiences, depression and mental health barriers to work among low-income women. Social Work in Public Health. Vol. 30(6), 504-515. Published, 08/2015.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19371...
  • Cambron, C. , Gringeri, C. & Vogel-Ferguson, M.B. (2014). Physical and Mental Health Correlates of Adverse Childhood Experiences among Low-Income Women. Health and Social Work. Vol. 39(4), 221-229. Published, 11/2014.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25369722