Georgia State University undergraduate Honors student Jamie Redding was recently honored with the Martin Luther King Torch of Peace Award for her work in the field of social work.
Jamie was nominated by the School of Social Work for her community service work with a variety of groups, including Camp To Belong, where she worked to reunite siblings who live in different homes, and with a Panther Breakaway project which helped to serve homeless and impoverished individuals in Ohio.
For her class and special project research, Jamie often uses tools provided by the University Library. She says, “I really enjoy the welcoming environment that allows me to focus on my class assignments. I most often reserve the study rooms for group study sessions. I also appreciate the assistance from the various research librarians in helping me with finding scholarly articles for my research projects!”
Congratulations to Jamie on receiving this award! If you’re interested in some of the same topics as Jamie, the library can help you to start your research. Here are a few resources to help you begin, and you can visit us in person at the Research Support Desk on Library North 2nd floor for a more thorough research consultation.
- Foster children placed with or separated from siblings: Outcomes based on a national sample. Article, published in Children and Youth Services Review, 2011.
- Siblings in adoption and foster care: Traumatic separations and honored connections. Book, 2009.
- Homelessness: Programs and the people they serve. Book, 1999.
- Who is my neighbor? Communicating and organizing to end homelessness. Book, 2009.
- A review of services and interventions for runaway and homeless youth: Moving forward. Article, 2009.
- Homelessness: Federal response and considerations. Book, 2012