I joined the faculty of Westfield State University Department of Social Work in 2010. I teach primarily in the research and practice sequence at the department. I obtained my Master in Social Work (MSW) from Hunter College School of Social Work, New York and my PhD from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Baltimore. My social work practice background includes child abuse and neglect investigations, individual and group counseling in alcohol and substance abuse treatment program, casework in group home and school setting, and independent practice with foster youths. My contact information, publications, presentations, and areas of practice and research interest are stated below:
Sunday Fakunmoju, LICSW/LCSW-C, PhD
Department of Social Work
Westfield State University
577 Western Ave., PO Box 1630
Westfield, MA 01086-1630
Child maltreatment/child protective services, stress and vicarious/secondary trauma, violence against children, peer violence, and intimate partner relationship violence in developed and developing countries.
Wooten, N. R., Kim, H. J., & Fakunmoju, S. B. (2011). Occupational stress in social work practice. In J. Langan-Fox & C. Cooper (Eds.), Handbook of stress in the occupations. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd.
Fakunmoju, S. B., & Kersting, R. (2013). The Impacts Of Student Loan Forgiveness Program On Job Turnover: An Exploratory Study Of Social Workers. Report for the National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter.
Lee, B. R., Fakunmoju, S., & Barth, R. P. (2009). White Paper on Child Welfare Group Care Literature Review.
Fakunmoju, S. B. & Bammeke, F. O. (2016). Beliefs About Relationship Violence Against Women Scale and Gender Stereotypes and Beliefs: Development and Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Abstract submitted for oral presentation at Society for Social Work Research, 20th Annual Conference Anniversary Celebration, Washington, D.C.: January 13-17, 2016.
Bammeke, F. O. & Fakunmoju, S. B. (2016). Gender-Based Violence Beliefs and Stereotypes: Cross-Cultural Comparison and Association with Attribution of Blame. Abstract submitted for oral presentation at Society for Social Work Research, 20th Annual Conference Anniversary Celebration, Washington, D.C.: January 13-17, 2016.
Fakunmoju, S. B. (2010). Improving practitioners’ evidentiary competence about maltreatment: Examples from judicial decisions. Abstract submitted for oral presentation atCouncil on Social Work Education (CSWE), 56th Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon: October 14-17, 2010
Fakunmoju, S. B. (2009). Legal Outcomes in Contested Cases of Child Maltreatment: Implications for Education and Practice. Abstract submitted for oral presentation atCouncil on Social Work Education (CSWE), 55th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas: November 6, 2009–November 9, 2009.
Fakunmoju, S. B. (2008). Integrating legal aspects of child maltreatment investigation into graduate social work curriculum: The example of maltreatment determination. Workshop presented at Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 54th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: October 30, 2008–November 2, 2008.
Fakunmoju, S. B. (2008). Decision making in child protection: Exploring CPS practitioners’ cognitive and emotional appraisals of their decisions. Oral presentation at 30th Annual Graduate Research Conference (University of Maryland, Baltimore) – Friday, April 3, 2008.
Fakunmoju, S. B. (2007). Mental health consequences of child maltreatment: How certain are these consequences? Oral presentation at 29th Annual Graduate Research Conference (University of Maryland, Baltimore) – Friday, April 20, 2007.