Alameda-Lawson, Tania, PhD

Associate Professor
Tania Almeda-Lawson
Contact Information Areas of Interest and Expertise
  • Community-Based Social Work Practices


  • PhD, Florida International University
  • MSW, Florida International University
  • BA, University of Miami

Book Chapters

Alameda-Lawson, T., & Briar-Lawson, K., (2014). The power of advocacy, resilience and collective efficacy. In Hope Matters. Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Other Publications

  • Lawson, M., Alameda-Lawson, T., & Byrnes, E. (2015). Analyzing the validity of the adult-adolescent parenting inventory for low-income populations. Research on Social Work Practice Advance Online Publication. doi:10.1177/1049731514567154
  • Alameda-Lawson, T. (2014). A pilot study of collective parent engagement and children’s academic achievement. Children & Schools, 36 (4) 199-209. doi:10.1093/cs/cdu019.
  • Lawson, H., Alameda-Lawson, T., Lawson, M., Wilcox, K. & Briar-Lawson, K. (2014). Three parent and family interventions for rural schools and communities. Journal of Education and Human Development, 3 (3), 59-78. Available at:
  • Alameda-Lawson, T., Lawson, M., & Lawson, H. (2013). An innovative intervention for collective parent engagement in schools and neighborhoods in Arrival Cities.  Journal of Family Strengths, 13(1), 1-24. Available at:
  • Lawson, M., Alameda-Lawson, T., Downer, J., & Anderson, E. (2013). Analyzing sub-population profiles and risk factors for school bullying. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 973-983.
  • Lawson, M., Alameda-Lawson, T., & Byrnes, E. (2012). A multi-level evaluation of a comprehensive child abuse prevention program. Research on Social Work Practice, 22, 553-556.
  • Lawson, M., & Alameda-Lawson, T. (2012). A case study of school-linked collective parent engagement. American Educational Research Journal, 49, 651-684.
  • Alameda-Lawson, T., Lawson, M., & Lawson, H. (2010). Social workers’ role in facilitating the collective involvement of low income, culturally diverse parents in an elementary school. Children & Schools, 32(3), 172-182.