TIFFANY SANDERS BAFFOUR portrait
  • Director of the Master of Social Work Program , College Of Social Work
  • Associate Professor, College Of Social Work
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Presentations

  • Baffour, T.D. (2021). Techniques for Developing Student Competency in Field Education through Anti-racist and Anti-oppression Lenses. Presented to Field Educators, Annual Field Educators Training Series, University of Utah College of Social Work. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/18/2021.
  • Williamson, E., Baffour, T.D., Boone, K. (2021, November). Techniques for Developing Skills in Field Education through Anti-racism and Anti-oppression Lenses. Paper presented at The Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, Florida. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/06/2021.
  • Baffour, T.D., Congress, E. Cooper-Bolinskey, D., Ivery, J.M., Lawrence, S. K,, Miller-Cribbs, J.E & Natale, A. (2021, November). Fostering Inclusion and Belonging: Promising Practices and Resources for Faculty Onboarding. Commission on Membership and Professional Development. Paper presented at The Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, Florida. Panel, Presented, 11/06/2021.
  • Baffour, T.D. (2021). Field Education through Anti-racism and Anti-oppression Lenses. Presentation for the Commission on Field Education. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/24/2021.
  • Exploring College student attitudes’ toward the environment: Implications for Environmental Justice Education Tiffany Baffour & Jill Chonody Abstract Social work has long focused upon issues of social justice; however the emergence of global environmental problems is under-emphasized in social work practice and policy. In its 2015 Educational and Policy Standards, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) a new requirement for environmental justice to be incorporated into all U.S accredited social work programs. Yet, there are few curricular resources to aid in this integration and a dearth of research within social work. As social work globally embraces inter-professional education, this study examined how students in other disciplines embrace pro-social environmental attitudes and behaviors. To date, no comprehensive review of the literature is available, which could inform pedagogical interventions in social work and related disciplines. Thus, a scoping review of available research on college students’ attitudes toward the environment across disciplines was undertaken to redress this gap. Results of this review (N = 25 articles) indicated that students are rated environmental issues high to very high, expressed moderate to high concern for the environment, and report three to five pro-environmental behaviors. Similarly, environmental attitudes were moderate to moderately high. All of these findings are promising, yet they also suggest that more work is needed. Sociodemographic variables are inconsistent in their associations and not always included. Understanding how to educate citizens about the environment, motivate greener behavior, and support sustainability are important societal goals. Increasing the level of environmental education is an important factor in promoting pro-social attitudes and behaviors. Further exploration into the nature of pro-social attitudes and how they can be cultivated among both social work students and practitioners is an important undertaking for future research given that social workers commonly advocate for vulnerable persons impacted by environmental injustice including women living in poverty, women of color, and displaced populations due to climate change. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 01/16/2020.
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Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Namibia
  • South Africa

Publications

  • Morzenti, H. & Baffour, T.D. & Gringeri, C., Koelling, E. (2022). Exploring employer perceptions of hiring ex-offenders. CrimRxiv. Accepted, 01/12/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.21428/cb6ab371.222d9667
  • Osteen, P. & Castillo, J, Morris, R.C & Baffour T.D. (2021). Professional values, gatekeeping, and motivations for seeking the MSW degree. Journal of Social Work Education. Vol. Advance online publication. Published, 12/16/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2021.1997680
  • Gharbi, V. & Baffour, T. D. (2021). Advancing culturally disruptive pedagogies to dismantle anti-Black racism in the generalist social work curriculum. In L. S. Abrams, S. Edmonds Crewe, A. J. Dettlaff, & J. H. Williams (Eds.), Social Work, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice: Reckoning with Our History, Interrogating Our Present, Re-Imagining Our Future. . Oxford University Press.. Accepted, 11/01/2021.
  • Chonody, J. , Sultsman, V. & Baffour, T.D. (2020). A Scoping Review of College Students’ Attitudes Toward the Environment: Implications for Integrating Environmental Justice Education into Social Work . Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Education in Social Work. Vol. V23. Accepted, 08/01/2020.