Youn Kyoung/Lily Kim
Office: 207 Huey P. Long Field House
Phone: (225) 578-1019
PhD, Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2016
MSW, Social Welfare, Sookmyung Women’s University, 2008
BA, Library and Information Science, Sookmyung Women’s University, South Kore, 1993
Dr. Kim’s professional social work background emphasizes both micro and macro social work areas in national and international settings. In South Korea, she worked for the Korean Health Industry Development Institute as a researcher and social worker. In the United States, she participated in six grant-funded community-based intervention studies at the University of Texas at Arlington over the course of her graduate studies.
Dr. Kim’s research agenda focuses on resilience and behavioral health problems as well as HIV/AIDS and risky sexual behaviors among youth. In April of 2016, she successfully defended her dissertation on resilience and binge drinking among international students in the US.
Recently, she has become involved in some fascinating social work research collaborations. She started working on a research project regarding the mental health risk and resilience among Bhutanese Refugees focusing on a cultural cartography of migration and mobility. She is also conducting an innovative research study, a cross-cultural study on technology and healthy relationships among high school and college students in three countries of Africa. In addition, Lily joined a domestic study about life satisfaction for people living with HIV in the US. She recently began working on studies about peer victimization, mental health, and health risk behaviors among high school students in the U.S. using gender-based approach.
Wick, S.E., Nagoshi, C., Basham, R., Jordan, C., Kim, Y. K., Nguyen, A. P., & Lehmann, P., (2017). Patterns of cyber harassment and perpetration among college students in the United States: A test of routine activities theory. International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 11(1), 24-38.
Cronley, C., & Kim, Y. K. (2017). Intentions to turnover: Testing the mediated effects of organizational culture, as mediated by job satisfaction, within The Salvation Army. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 38(2), 194-209.
Mitschke, D. B., Praetorius, R. T., Kelly, D. R., Small, E., & Kim, Y. K. (2016). Listening to refugees: How traditional mental health interventions may miss the mark. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 60(3), 588-600.
Small, E., Kim, Y. K, & Mengo, C. W. (2015). Aggressive behavior and substance use among immigrant adolescents: Mediating effect of antisocial attitudes. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 14(4), 1-20.
Moon, S. S., Kim, H. Y., Small, E., & Kim, Y. K., (2015). Ecological factors of being bullied among adolescents: A classification and regression tree approach. Child Indicators Research, 8(32), 1-14.
Small, E., Kim, Y. K, Praetorius, R. T. P. & Mitschke, D. B. (2015). Mental health treatment for resettled refugees: A comparison of three approaches. Social Work in Mental Health, 14(4), 342-359.
Davis, J., Cronley, C., Madden, E. E., & Kim, Y. K. (2014). Service-learning use in Criminal Justice Education. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 25(2), 157-174.
Kim, Y. K.*, Collins, L. R., Jr., Felderhoff, B. J., Mengo, C., & Pillai, V. (2014). State-wise variation in teenage birth rates in the United States: Role of teenage birth prevention policies. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 7(3). (*All authors contributed equally to this paper and we declare no conflict of interest).
Cronley, C., & Kim, Y. K. (2013). The path to service quality: The mediating role of organizational commitment on the effects of strategic planning and technology access within The Salvation Army. Administration in Social Work, 38, 74-88.
Kim, Y. K., & Moon, S. S. (2013). Multiple predictors of elderly men’s leisure participation. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 23(4), 485-499.
Kim, Y. K., Cronley, C., & Cimino, A. (Oct, 2017). Life Course Theory to Predict Education Among Women Involved in Sex Work. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference: Dallas, Texas
Yang, M. Y., Kim, Y. K. (March, 2017). Intergenerational Transmission of Child Abuse and Neglect: Effects of Maltreatment Types and Depressive symptoms. The International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research (IOSSBR): New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kim, Y. K., Okumu, M., & Small, E. (Jan, 2017). Anti-social attitude, relationships with parents, and aggressive behaviors across age groups among immigrant adolescents: A conditional process analysis. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference: New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kim, Y. K. (Jan, 2017). Testing the mediating effects of resilience and mental health on the relationship between acculturative stress and binge drinking among international students. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference: New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mitschke, D. B., & Kim, Y. K. (Jan, 2017). Resilience and filial responsibility in young adult resettled refugees from Burma. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference: New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kim, Y. K., Sharma, B. B., Small, E., & Maleku, A. (Sep, 2015). Social cohesion, language efficacy, and the capacity for utilization of health care among immigrants in the United States: A conditional Process Analysis (Paper Presentation). Human Development & Capability Association Capabilities on the Move: Mobility and Aspirations: Washington, D.C.
Mengo, C. W., Kim, Y. K., & Small, E. (Oct, 2015). Aggression and substance use among immigrant children: The mediating effect of antisocial attitudes (Poster Presentation). Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting: Denver. Colorado.
Kim, Y. K., Small, E., Mitschke, D. B., & Praetorius, R. T. P. (Jan, 2015). From victims of internal conflicts to resettlement: Addressing mental health needs of refugees (Paper Presentation). Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference: New Orleans. LA.
Kim, Y. K., Maleku, A., & Sharma, B. (Oct, 2014). Building a paradigm for Social Work and Social Justice: A systematic review (Paper Presentation). Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting: Tampa, FL.
Moon, S. S., & Kim, Y. K. (Jan, 2014). A prediction model of being bullied among adolescents (Poster Presentation). Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference: San Antonio, TX
- 2017 - 2018: OKURA Mental Health Scholarship, co-PI, $7,000
- 2016: LSU Faculty Travel Grant, $750