Tanya L Sharpe

Tanya L Sharpe Ph.D., MSW, is an associate professor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Dr. Sharpe's research focuses on coping with violent traumatic death, specifically sociocultural factors that influence the coping strategies of African American family members of homicide victims, for the purpose of developing culturally appropriate interventions that can best assist them in their management of grief and bereavement. Dr. Sharpe has developed, implemented and evaluated community-based programs for children and families coping with interpersonal violence including homicide, suicide, intimate partner violence, human made and natural disasters. She is a recipient of the Governor of Maryland's Victim Assistance Award.

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