Child Welfare

Areas of child welfare research include foster care, adoption, reunification, placement stability, safety, child abuse and neglect recurrence, outcomes for youth aging out of foster care, in-home family services outcomes, including the role of race, economics, and ethnicity in each of these areas. 

  • PhD Student
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor, Research Director, NRCFCP
  • Interim Director, School of Social Work; Associate Professor; Executive Director, National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice; Co-Director, Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation
  • Associate Professor, BA Program Director
  • Professor, MSW Program Director