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Tonya L. Horn, MSW, PhD, LGSW

Assistant Professor
BA, St. Olaf College
MSW, University of Minnesota
PhD, University of Minnesota
120 Summit Classroom Building - St. Thomas
(651) 962-5815
SCB 201
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

My research has comprised four interest areas: refugee mental health, refugee substance abuse, health equity, and refugee community organizing and self-help. I am particularly interested in integrated behavioral health, cultural adaptation, and culturally-specific treatment.

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Refugee mental health and substance use
  • Refugee community organizing
  • Cross-cultural social work
  • Health equity
  • Integrated behavioral health
  • Refugee resettlement policy

Selected Publications & Presentations

McCleary, J.S., Horn, T., Dwee, E., Toe, P.W., Sniffen, S. (2018). The Karen Chemical Dependency Collaboration: Lessons learned in utilizing a collaborative framework to promote refugee integration. Advances in Social Work: Special Issue on Migration, 18(3), 911-929.

Horn, T.L., Piescher, K., Shannon, P. J., Hong, S., & Benton, A. (2017). Experiences of Somali and Oromo youth in the child protection system. Children and Youth Services Review, 79, 10-19. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.05.022

Shannon, P.J., Vinson, G.A., Cook, T.L., Lennon, E. (2016). Characteristics of successful and unsuccessful mental health referrals of refugees. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 43(4), 555-568.doi:10.1007/s10488-015-0639-8

Cook, T.L., Shannon, P.J., Vinson, G.A., Letts, J.P., and Taw, E. (2015). War trauma and torture experiences reported during public health screening of newly resettled Karen refugees: A qualitative study. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 15(1), 8. doi:10.1186/s12914-015-0046-y

See curriculum vitae for full listing of publications, presentations, practice experience, and professional engagement

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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GRSW 681 - 21 Social Work Practice Research See Details * *

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Tonya L. Horn

This course focusses on research in all areas of social work practice. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods are studied in research designs from single-subject designs through group designs to systematic evaluation. A major focus is to develop the knowledge and skills of the student to be an objective evaluator of social work practice as well as to be an active participant in adding the of the knowledge base of social work.

Schedule Details

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SCB 1120930-130008 Jun '19
SCB 1120930-130029 Jun '19
SCB 1120930-130027 Jul '19

Fall 2019 Courses

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J-Term 2020 Courses

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