Dr. O’Neal is passionate about the development and use of multicultural resources in social work settings. Services to
assist persons who may have been excluded or discriminated against in some way in our society often focus on accessing
resources. The analysis of what has not worked and what can contribute to stronger student participation and performance
requires acknowledging the broader picture. The remedies require persistent advocacy and continual efforts to address
several variables. Racial and cultural socialization that incorporates resources produced by members of the diverse groups
in families, educational, social service and mental health settings offer opportunities for people to learn about their
cultural strengths and to grow and utilize these in decision making.
O’Neal, G. S. (2012).
Teaching note: Self-assessment and dialogue as tools for appreciating diversity.
Journal of Social Work Education, 48(1), 159-166.
O’Neal, G. S. (2006).
Using multicultural resources in groups.
Groupwork, 16(1), 48-68.
O’Neal, G. S. & Reid, J. C. (1999). Parent education groups: Using cultural literature in the engagement phase.
Groupwork, 11(2), 138-141.
O'Neal, G.S. (1998). Accountability factors associated with the delivery of mental health services to children.
Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 15(3), 227-239.
Multicultural Resource Use (MRU) Model for Teaching and Practice: A Transactional Approach. Lilly Conference on College
and University Teaching, 2010, Greensboro, NC.
Engaging with Multicultural Resources. American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Conference, 2008, Washington, DC.
Dr. O’Neal’s primary area of practice is communities. Social work in communities requires research, organization,
analysis, and utilization of information that points to specific areas of need. This data provides the evidence for advocacy
and service design.
O’Neal, G. S. (2010). Criteria for selecting a theory, in Abbott, A.A. (Ed)., Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs.
Washington, D.C: NASW Press.
O’Neal, G. & O’Neal, R. (2003). Community development in the USA: An empowerment zone example. Community Development
Journal, 38(2), 120-129.
O'Neal, G. S. (1999). Are we doing enough for children and youth? Implications for community work.
Focus: NASW NJ Chapter Newsletter, June, 9.
Using GIS in Social Work with Communities, a POSTER in the Technology in Social Work Education and Practice, CSWE
Annual Meeting, 2012, Atlanta, GA.
With Gail Bollin, Preparing Teachers and Social Workers to Work Together in the Classroom. ATE Summer Conference,
2006, Philadelphia, PA.