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Brief Bio

My research seeks to understand the individual, familial, community, and system factors that promote or inhibit immediate and later life success among youth who experience maltreatment or foster care placement. Within this agenda, I have focused on three issues: (1) determinants of wellbeing among Child Protective Services (CPS)-involved and foster care youth; (2) implications of measurement for understanding causes and consequences of maltreatment and child welfare events; (3) the role of social disadvantage in child maltreatment.


Education

Postdoctoral fellow, 2016, University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D. in Social Welfare, 2014, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Master of Social Work, 2008, Western Michigan University

Bachelor of Social Work, 2007, Western Michigan University


Expertise

foster care, child welfare, child maltreatment, child protective services


Research Interests

care, child welfare, child maltreatment, child protective services


Courses

CRIM 597

Special Topics Seminar – Crimes Against Children

CMAS 258

Introduction to Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies