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Sunday Fakunmoju

Sunday Fakunmoju
Sunday Fakunmoju, LICSW/LCSW-C, PhD
Associate Professor

Background

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:

Contact

Sunday Fakunmoju, LICSW/LCSW-C, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Social Work
Westfield State University
577 Western Ave., PO Box 1630
Westfield, MA 01086-1630

Telephone: 413-572-8336

Fax: 413-562-8174
Email: SFakunmoju@westfield.ma.edu

Education

  • A.A. (Liberal Arts)
  • B.A (Sociology)
  • M.A (Sociology)
  • M.A (Regional Science/Regional Planning)
  • M.S.W (Social Work)
  • Ph.D (Social Work)

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 0511/0512 Research I and II
  • SOCW 0641 Advanced Practice: Children and Youth
  • SOCW 0699 Practice with Children Theories
  • S0CW 0661/0662 Advanced Field Seminar I and II
  • SOCW 0543 Generalist Practice Bridge Course
  • SOCW 0351/0352 Social Work Practicum I and II
  • SOCW 0204 Research Methods in Social Work

Scholarly and Practice Interests

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.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Fakunmoju, S., Bammeke, F., Oyekanmi, F. A. D., Temilola, S., & George, B. (2016). Psychometric Properties of the Beliefs About Relationship Violence Against Women Scale and Gender Stereotypes and Beliefs Scale. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 26(3).
  • Fakunmoju, S. B., Donahue, G., R., McCoy, S., & Mengel, A. S. (2016). Life satisfaction and perception of meaningfulness of learning experience among first-year traditional graduate social work students. Journal of Education and Practice, 7(6), 49-62. Retrieved from http://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JEP/article/view/29094/29898
  • Fakunmoju, S. B., & Kersting, R. (2016). Perceived Effects of Student Loan Forgiveness on Turnover Intention among Social Workers in Massachusetts. Social Work
  • Bammeke, F. O. & Fakunmoju, S. B. (2016). Perception of child maltreatment and childhood maltreatment among respondents in Nigeria. Psychology and Developing Countries, 28(1), 73–100. doi: 10.1177/0971333615622896
  • Fakunmoju, S., Bammeke, F., Oyekanmi, F. A. D., Temilola, S., & George, B. (2016). Development, validity, and reliability analyses of beliefs about relationship violence against women scale and gender stereotypes and beliefs. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 6(1), 58-79. doi: 10.18488/journal.1/2016.6.1/1.6.58.79. Retrieved from http://www.aessweb.com/pdf-files/ijass-2016-6(1)-58-79.pdf
  • Fakunmoju, S., Bammeke, F., Oyekanmi, F. A. D., George, B; Rasool, S., & Lachiusa, T. A. (2016). Attribution of Blame to Victim and Attitudes toward Partner Violence: Cross-National Comparisons across the United States, South Africa, and Nigeria. International Journal of Gender & Women's Studies, 3(2), 76-92. doi: 10.15640/ijgws.v3n2p7
  • Fakunmoju, S. B. & Bammeke, F. (2015). Anxiety disorders and major depression among high school adolescents and youths in Nigeria: Understanding differential effects of physical abuse at home and school. Journal of Adolescence, 42, 1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.03.012
  • Fakunmoju, S., Bammeke, F., Bosiakoh, T. A., Asante, R. K. B., Wooten, R., Hill, A., & Karpman, H. (2013). Perception and determination of child maltreatment: Exploratory comparisons across three countries. Children & Youth Services Review, 35, 1418–1430. doi: org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.06.001
  • Fakunmoju, S. B., & Bammeke, F. O. (2013). Propensity to perpetrate abusive behaviors: Internet survey of the role of gender, childhood maltreatment, and perception of maltreatment in Nigeria. Children & Youth Services Review, 35, 725-733. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.01.019
  • Fakunmoju, S. B. (2013). Substantiation assessment criteria: A framework for evaluating contested substantiation in child protection practice. Child Welfare, 92(1), 89-114.
     
  • Fakunmoju, S. B., & Bammeke, O. (2013). Development of perception of child maltreatment scale: Reliability and validity analyses. Sage Open, April-June, 3(2), 1-14. doi: 10.1177/2158244013490703
     
  • Lee, B. R., Bright, C. L., Svoboda, D., Fakunmoju, S. B., & Barth, R. P. (2011). Outcomes of group care for youth: A review of comparative studies. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(2), 177-189. doi: 10.1177/1049731510386243
     
  • Fakunmoju, S. B., Woodruff, K., Kim, H. A., LeFevre, A., & Hung, M. (2010). Intention to leave a job: The role of individual factors, job tension, and supervisory support. Administration in Social Work, 34, 313-328. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2010.500948
     
  • Wooten, N. R., Fakunmoju, S. B., Kim, H. A., & LeFevre, A. (2010). A factor structure of the Job-Related Tension Index among social workers. Research on Social Work Practice, 20(1), 74-86. doi: 10.1177/1049731509331852
     
  • Fakunmoju, S. B. (2009). Substantiation and adverse appeal outcomes: Content analysis and testing of Drake’s Harm/Evidence Model. Child Maltreatment, 14(1), 53-68. doi: 10.1177/1077559508320386
     
  • Fakunmoju, S. B. (2009). Contested cases of physical abuse: Evidentiary characteristics of modified and overturned outcomes. Children & Youth Services Review, 31, 199-205. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2008.07.011

Book Chapter

  • 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.

Report

  • 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.

Professional Presentations

  • 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.

Updated 3/24/2016