Dr. Catherine LaBrenz is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. Prior to academia, Dr. LaBrenz worked in Latin America with families involved in child welfare systems. She earned a B.A. in Spanish and Sociology from the University of Michigan, an M.S.W. from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. LaBrenz's research is informed by her practice experiences and focuses on supporting families involved with child welfare. Her current research examines interventions to support families post-permanence, and Dr. LaBrenz has current projects that target birth families and adoptive families. The underlying goal of Dr. LaBrenz's research is to empower families to build resilience and break cycles of maltreatment.
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