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Dr Ashley N Palmer

[Dr Ashley Palmer]

Assistant Professor, Social Work
Last Updated: April 14, 2021
about me

Education

Education

    • 2019 PhD in Social Work
      University of Kansas
    • 2008 MSW in Social Work
      Washburn University
    • 2007 BSW in Social Work
      Washburn University

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2008 LMSW, Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Appointments

Appointments

    • Sept 2019 to Present Assistant Professor
      School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • May 2019 to Sept 2019 Senior Research Assistant
      School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas (Lawrence)
      Responsibilities included data analysis and preparation of materials to disseminate findings from evaluation of a federally-funded trauma III grant.
    • Aug 2013 to May 2019 Graduate Research Assistant
      School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS, United States)
    • May 2015 to Dec 2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant
      School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS, United States)
    • Jan 2011 to Aug 2013 Waiver Coordinator
      DCCCA, Inc (Lawrence, KS, United States)
    • May 2008 to Dec 2010 Resource Family Social Worker
      DCCCA, Inc (Lawrence, KS, United States)

Awards and Honors

    • May  2019 2019 Kondrat Outstanding PhD Student Award sponsored by University of Kansas School of Social Welfare
    • May  2018 2018 Bernstein Award for Future Faculty sponsored by University of Kansas Graduate Studies
    • Sep  2017 Doctoral Student Research Fund Award sponsored by University of Kansas Graduate Studies

News Articles

News Articles

    • July 2019 WalletHub
      Answered questions about youth idleness and disconnection from school or work in the "Ask the Experts" section of an article about States with the Most At-risk Youth

Publications


      In Process
      • Manuscript
        COVID-19 and disconnected youth: Lessons and opportunities from OECD countries
        [Palmer, AshleyN, Small, Eusebius]. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Submitted.
      • Manuscript
        The state of mental health among young adults within the U.S.
        [Palmer, AshleyN, Patel, Mansi, Narendorf, SarahC, Sanchez, Katherine]. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Manuscript
        Experiences of Discrimination Among Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness: Relationship to Mental Health Outcomes
        [Narendorf, SarahC, Minott, Kenya, Palmer, AshleyN, Santa Maria, Diane, Bender, Kimberly, Shelton, Jama, Ferguson, Kristin, Hsu, Hsun-Ta, Barman Adhikari, Anamika, Petering, Robin]. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Submitted.
      • Manuscript
        Examining Individual Differences in Everyday Discrimination Across the Transition into Adulthood
        [Palmer, AshleyN, Jung, Euijin, Cobb, Ryon]. Social Psychology Quarterly. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Manuscript
        The helping relationship in the foster care context: Perspectives from parent-worker dyads.
        [Dunkerley, Stacy, Palmer, AshleyN, Akin, BecciA]. Child and Family Social Work. Submitted.
      • Manuscript
        The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Supporting “Successful” Transitions into Adulthood
        [Palmer, AshleyN, Narendorf, SarahC, Graaf, Genevieve]. Journal of Policy Practice and Research. Accepted.
      • Manuscript
        Screening for Trauma and Behavioral Health Needs in Child Welfare: Practice Implications for Promoting Placement Stability
        [Akin, BecciA, Collins-Camargo, Crystal, Strolin-Goltzman, Jessica, Antle, Becky, Verbist, Nathan, Palmer, Ashley , Krompf, Alison]. Child Abuse & Neglect. Submitted.
      • Manuscript
        Characterizing developmental heterogeneity of connectedness to school or work across the transition into adulthood
        [Palmer, AshleyN]. Social Science Research. Not Accepted.

Presentations

    • January  2021
      Dunkerley, Stacy (Author & Presenter), Palmer, AshleyN (Author & Presenter), Akin, BecciA (Author & Presenter), Brook, Jody (Author & Presenter), "Parent and worker perspectives on the helping relationship in foster care", Society for Social Work and Research, Virtual. (January , 2021).
    • November  2020
      Dunkerley, Stacy (Author & Presenter), Palmer, AshleyN (Author & Presenter), Akin, BecciA (Author & Presenter), Brook, Jody (Author & Presenter), "Parent and worker perspectives on the helping relationship in foster care", Council on Social Work Education, virtual. (November 17, 2020).
    • January  2020
      Dunkerley, Stacy (Author & Presenter), Akin, BecciA (Author & Presenter), Palmer, AshleyN (Author & Presenter), Brook, Jody (Author & Presenter), "An examination of parent engagement and parent challenges early in foster care involvement", Society of Social Work and Research , Washington, DC. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Palmer, AshleyN (Author & Presenter), "Characterizing the developmental heterogeneity of connectedness to school or work during the transition into adulthood", Society of Social Work and Research , Washington, DC. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Palmer, AshleyN (Author & Presenter), Akin, BecciA (Author & Presenter), Dunkerley, Stacy (Author & Presenter), Brook, Jody (Author & Presenter), "Collaboration in a public-private-university partnership for trauma-informed child welfare services", Society of Social Work and Research , Washington, DC. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Clark, Shelby (Author & Presenter), Palmer, AshleyN (Author & Presenter), Akin, BecciA (Author & Presenter), "Investigating the relationship between trauma symptoms and placement instability among children in foster care", Society of Social Work and Research , Washington, DC. (January , 2020).
    • August  2019
      Clark, Shelby (Presenter), Dunkerley, Stacy (Presenter), Akin, Becci A (Presenter), Palmer, AshleyN, "Making data digestible: How a study on early parent engagement in foster care is shaping child welfare practice in Kansas", The Children's Bureau, Washington, DC. (August 21, 2019).
    • August  2019
      Palmer, AshleyN (Presenter), Heimbach, Lynda (Presenter), Akin, BecciA (Presenter), "Trauma-informed evaluation in child welfare: Lessons learned from the statewide integration of trauma assessment data and child welfare administrative data.", The Children's Bureau, Washington, DC. (August 21, 2019).
    • March  2019
      Palmer, AshleyN (Author & Presenter), Narendorf, Sarah (Author & Presenter), "Federal programs designed to support marginalized youth in the transition to adulthood: Evaluating their fit with transition needs. ", Tampa, FL. (March , 2019).

Students Supervised

    • Nov 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Jessica Leech, (Social Work)
      Private Foundations: Keeping Themselves Rich While Giving Money Away
    • May 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Dana Hill, (Social Work)
      Photovoice: Participatory Action Research to Address Educational Disparities

Courses

      • SOCW 3309-005 SW PRACTIC II
        (Course Id: 108925)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3305-003 SW PRACTICE I
        (Course Id: 108921)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3305-001 SW PRACTICE I
        (Course Id: 108921)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3305-015 SW PRACTICE I
        (Course Id: 108921)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5304-003 GENERALIST MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 108964)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5390-001 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 112852)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5304-015 GENERALIST MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 108964)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Sept 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Executive Committee
    • Feb 2020 to  Present Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org)
      Students for Global Change
    • Sept 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      SSW Children & Families Curriculum Committee
    • Mar 2020 to  May 2020 Field Instructor
      School of Social Work
      Provided field instruction for MSW foundation student during COVID-19 crisis.

    • Apr 2020 to  May 2020 Volunteer -- discussion moderator/grader
      SSW & RVSP
      Moderating and grading two online discussion boards for the Domestic Violence Simulation "In Her Shoes"

    • Dec 2019 to  Feb 2020 Committee Member
      Ad hoc Associate Dean Search Committee
    • Past to  Oct 2019 Attendee, Orientation
      Faculty Affairs Peer Review Training
      Received training to become a certified peer reviewer at UTA.

Service to the Profession

    • 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Research in Childhood Education
      Periodically review manuscripts and provide recommendation on acceptance as well as feedback to the author(s).
    • 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Children and Youth Services Review
      Periodically review manuscripts and provide recommendation on acceptance as well as feedback to the author(s).
    • Dec 2019 to  Jan 2020
      Reviewer, Textbook
      Open Textbook Network
      Reviewed open textbook on the topic of social problems and policy.

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Sept 2020 to  Present
      Committee Member (Dallas, TX, USA)
      Our Friends Place


    • June 2020 to  Present
      Committee Member (Dallas, TX,
      Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) Youth Committee
      The MDHA Youth Committee is comprised of staff from various agencies across Dallas and Collin counties as well as caring community members who want to work toward a change and end youth homelessness.
    • Feb 2020 to  Present
      Board Member
      The Collective for Orphan Care and Education
      Assist with organizational planning, community education, fundraising, and outreach. Also provide field instruction for MSW students.
    • Oct 2019 to  May 2020
      Consultant (Dallas, TX,
      Youth Health Needs Work Group
      Consulting with interagency work group around planning, implementation, and evaluation of focus groups surrounding the health needs of homeless youth and young adults.