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Catherine LaBrenz

[Catherine LaBrenz]

Assistant Professor, Social Work
Last Updated: July 28, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
child welfare; family engagement; family-centered interventions; permanence; international social work

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
child welfare; reunification; permanence

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
theories in social work; direct practice with children and families; human behavior in the social environment

Biography

Biography

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.

Education

Education

    • 2019 PhD in Social Work
      University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    • 2013 MSW in Social Work
      Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    • 2009 BA in Sociology-Sub Concentration in Social Services and Social Welfare
      University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2014 Diplomado (Specialization Certificate), Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
    • 2020 LMSW,

Appointments

Appointments

    • Sept 2019 to Present Assistant Professor
      School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
      Assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work
    • June 2019 to Aug 2019 Research Associate
      Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX, United States)
      Assisted with multiple projects funded at the state- and federal- level. Conducted advanced quantitative data analyses to evaluate programs aimed at reducing child maltreatment.
    • Jan 2018 to May 2018 Course Instructor
      Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX, United States)
      Independently taught the undergraduate Human Behavior in the Social Environment course to 30 undergraduate students.
    • Sept 2016 to Aug 2017 Graduate Research Assistant
      Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX, United States)
      Assisted Dr. Rowena Fong, Dr. Monica Faulkner, Dr. Beth Gerlach, and Dr. Heather Larkin on various mixed-methods projects.
    • Aug 2013 to Aug 2015 Social Worker (Trabajadora Social)
      Fundacion Hogar Esperanza (Santiago, Chile)
      Caseworker for 30 children who were removed from their families because of substantiated child maltreatment. Conducted initial family assessments, created intervention plans, argued child protection cases in family courts, and worked to achieve permanence for each child.
    • Sept 2013 to Dec 2014 Field Instructor
      Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile/ Fundacion Hogar Esperanza (Santiago)
      Oversaw students in their intermediate field placement during their BSW program. Created a model court room activity to train students as expert witnesses and to present assessments in family courts. Supervised students as they worked with biological families whose children were in out-of-home placements and conducted interventions with them.
    • Oct 2009 to Aug 2012 Apoyo Psicosocial (Psychosocial Support)
      Fundacion Hogar Esperanza (Santiago, Chile)
      Supervised visits among families of children in out-of-home care, assessed parenting styles, attachment, and dyadic interactions, assisted with the creation and implementation of family intervention plans, and coordinated with physical and mental health services to meet the needs of drug-exposed infants and their families.
    • Aug 2006 to July 2008 Assistant Teacher
      University of Michigan Children's Center (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
      Assisted in classrooms with children ages zero to five, led before- school, lunchtime, and after-school sessions.

Memberships

    • Nov 2020 to Present International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
    • Apr 2020 to Present The International Association of Schools of Social Work
      Worldwide association of schools of social work to promote development of social work education across the globe.
    • Mar 2016 to Present Red de Investigadores de Trabajo Social
    • Nov 2015 to Present Council on Social Work Education
    • Nov 2015 to Present Society for Social Work Research

News Articles

News Articles

    • July 2018 Change Wire
      Op-ed response to the Trump Administration's Zero Tolerance Policy

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Sept 2019 to Sept 2023 Texas Permanency Outcomes Project sponsored by  -  $80000
      Catherine LaBrenz (Funded)
    • Sept 2021 to Aug 2022 County Built and Social Environments Associated with Substance Misuse among Children and Parents At-Risk for Maltreatment sponsored by  -  $20000
      (Funded)
    • Nov 2020 to Dec 2020 Evaluation of a Specialized Court Model for Children and Youth in the Permanent Managing Conservatorship of the State of Texas sponsored by  -  $14025
      Catherine LaBrenz (Funded)

Publications


      In Process
      • Book Chapter
        Tensions, challenges, and resistance among academic mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic
        Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic
        [Rubilar Donoso, M.Gabriela, Galaz Valderrama, Caterine, LaBrenz, CatherineA.]. "Intech Open". Submitted.
      • Book Chapter
        Tensiones, dificultades, y resistencias de mujeres madres academicas en pandemia
        Pandemia y Crisis. Aportes desde las ciencias sociales
        [Rubilar Donoso, M.Gabriela, Galaz Valderrama, Caterine, LaBrenz, CatherineA]. Santiago: "Universidad de Chile". Submitted.

      2020
      • Book Chapter
        Children with mental health needs in child welfare
        Introduction to child welfare: Building a culturally responsive, multi systemic, evidence-based approach
        [Battalen, AdelineWyman, Sellers, ChristinaM., LaBrenz, Catherine, Fong, Rowena, McRoy, Ruth]. San Diego, CA: "Cognella Academic Publishing".

      2016

      In Process
      • Journal Article
        Racial and ethnic disparities in positive permanency: A multi-level survival analysis
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA, Chakravarty, Sreyashi, Harris, MarianS., Choi, Mi Jin, Kim, Jangmin, Boyd, Reiko, Crutchfield, Jandel]. Journal of Public Child Welfare. Revising to Resubmit.
      • Journal Article
        Exploring the lived experiences of women with children during COVID-19: Maternal stress and coping mechanisms
        [Childress, Saltanat, Roberts, Alison, Ekueku, Modesty, Findley, Erin, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Baiden, Philip]. Children and Youth Services Review. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        ACE screening among healthcare providers: Findings from a needs assessment in Central Texas
        [Gerlach, Beth, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Barcyzk, Amanda, Larkin, Heather, van Diest, Heather, Morris, Marian, Faulkner, Monica]. Social Work in Public Health. Accepted.
      • Journal Article
        Deconstructing bias: The decision-making process among child protective service workers in Chile
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA, Reyes-Quilodran, Claudia, Padilla-Medina, DianaM, Arevalo Contreras, Miguel, Cabrera Pinones, Luz]. International Social Work. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Mexican parental experiences discussing gendered dynamics of romantic relationships, sexual health, and sexual violence with their adolescent children
        [Maas, Megan, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Cary, Kyla, Amador, Parra Cardona, J.Ruben]. Family Process. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Service utilization and reunification: A survival analysis utilizing national data
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA, Lloyd Sieger, Margaret, Choi, MiJin, Eugene, Danielle, Findley, Erin, Robinson, Erica, Baiden, Philip]. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Racial matching in foster care placements and subsequent placement stability: A national study
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA, Kim, Jangmin, Harris, MarianS., Crutchfield, Jandel, Choi, MiJin, Robinson, EricaD.]. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        An association of adverse childhood experiences with binge drinking in adulthood: Findings from a population-based study
        [Baiden, Philip, Onyeaka, Henry, Panisch, LisaS, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Kim, Yeonwoo, Findley, Erin, Kunz Lomelin, Alan]. Substance Use and Misuse. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        When childcare is out of reach, should I let electronics teach? A parent dilemma during COVID-19
        [Findley, Erin, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Childress, Saltanat, Vasquez-Schut, Gladis, Bowman, Katrina]. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics : JDBP. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Pandemic parenting: Mothers' experiences of adaptation and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
        [Findley, Erin, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Vasquez-Schut, Gladis, Childress, Saltanat, Bowman, Katrina, Swanson, Marisa, Baiden, Philip]. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        When 'time is not your own:' Experiences of student parents during the COVID-19 pandemic
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA, Robinson, EricaD, Mitschke, Diane, Chakravarty, Sreyashi, Oh, Sehun]. School Psychology Quarterly : the Official Journal of the Division of School Psychology, American Psychological Association. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Risk and protective factors associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among Black adolescents: Findings from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
        [Baiden, Philip, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Kim, Yi Jin, Muehlenkamp, Jennifer, Niroula, Beena, Thrasher, Shawndaya]. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Association between adverse childhood experiences and unmet health care needs
        [Baiden, Philip, Graaf, Genevieve, Okine, Lucinda, LaBrenz, Catherine]. Pediatrics. Submitted.

      2021
      • Journal Article
        Association between first sexual intercourse and sexual violence victimization, symptoms of depression, and suicidal behaviors among adolescents: Findings from 2017 and 2019 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey
        [Baiden, Philip, Panisch, LisaS, Kim, Yi Jin, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Kim, Yeonwoo, Onyeaka, HenryK]. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157922
      • Journal Article
        Maternal adverse childhood experience exposure and resilience during COVID-19
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA, Baiden, Philip, Findley, Erin, Tennant, PatrickS., Chakravarty, Sreyashi]. Families in Society : the Journal of Contemporary Human Services. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/10443894211002323
      • Journal Article
        Association of Childhood physical and sexual abuse with arthritis in adulthood: Findings from a population-based study
        [Baiden, Philip, Panisch, LisaS, Onyeaka, HenryK, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Kim, Yeonwoo]. Preventive Medicine Reports. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101463
      • Journal Article
        Functional difficulties mediate the association between adverse childhood experiences and headaches among children: Findings from a population-based study
        [Baiden, Philip, Tarbet, Zachary, Chakravarty, Sreyashi, LaBrenz, CatherineA., Okumu, Moses]. Journal of Headache and Pain. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/head.14098
      • Journal Article
        Adverse childhood experiences and risk factors associated with asthma among children in the United States: The intersection of sex and race/ethnicity
        [Panisch, LisaS, Baiden, Philip, Findley, Erin, Jahan, Nusrat, LaBrenz, CatherineA]. Journal of Asthma. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2021.1910296
      • Journal Article
        Racial disparity in assignment to alternative response
        [Choi, Mi Jin, Kim, Jangmin, Roper, Ayla, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Boyd, Reiko]. Children and Youth Services Review.
      • Journal Article
        Model fidelity and child well-being in family team conference: The interaction effect of racial matching and child race
        [Kim, Jangmin, Choi, Mi Jin, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Harris, Marian, Boyd, Reiko, Pierce, Barbara]. British Journal of Social Work.
      • Journal Article
        Racial/ethnic disparity in reunification rates among children 0-5 in child welfare systems across the U.S.
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA, Findley, Erin, Graaf, Genevieve, Baiden, Philip, Kim, Jangmin, Choi, Mi Jin]. Child Abuse & Neglect.

      2020
      • Journal Article
        Service utilization and association with recurrences of child maltreatment
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA, Faulkner, Monica, Baiden, Philip, Fong, Rowena].
      • Journal Article
        Human rights in Chilean social work: Lessons from Chile to prepare social work students for human rights practice
        [Rubilar Donoso, Gabriela, Navarrete, A., Veliz Bustamante, Camila, LaBrenz, CatherineA]. Journal of Human Rights in Social Work. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-020-00156-8
      • Journal Article
        Sex differences in the association between sexual violence victimization and suicidal behaviors among adolescents
        [Baiden, Philip, Xiao, Yunyu, Asiedua-Baiden, Gladys, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Boateng, G.O., Graaf, Genevieve, Muehlenkamp, JenniferJ]. Journal of Affective Disorders. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadr.2020.100011
      • Journal Article
        Adverse childhood experiences and mental and physical health disparities: The moderating effect of race and implications for social work
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA, O'Gara, JaimieL, Panisch, LisaS, Larkin, Heather, ]. Social Work in Health Care. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/00981389.2020.1823547
      • Journal Article
        Adverse childhood experiences and food insecurity among children zero-to-five years in the United States
        [Baiden, Philip, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Thrasher, Shawndaya, Harerimana, Boniface, Asiedua-Baiden, Gladys]. Public Health Nutrition. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980020002761
      • Journal Article
        The toxic duo: Bullying involvement and adverse childhood experiences as factors associated with school disengagement among children
        [Baiden, Philip, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Okine, Lucinda, Thrasher, Shawndaya, Asideu-Baiden, Gladys]. Children and Youth Services Review. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105383
      • Journal Article
        Adverse childhood experiences and outcomes among at-risk Spanish-speaking Latino families
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA, Panisch, LisaS, Lawson, Jennifer, Borcyk, AmberL, Gerlach, Beth, Tennant, PatrickS, Nulu, Swetha, Faulkner, Monica]. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 29, 1221-1235. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01589-0
      • Journal Article
        Relationships between adverse childhood experiences and protective factors among parents at-risk for child maltreatment
        [Panisch, LisaS, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Lawson, Jennifer, Gerlach, Beth, Tennant, PatrickS, Nulu, Swetha, Faulkner, Monica]. Children and Youth Services Review. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104816
      • Journal Article
        Examining the intersection of race/ethnicity and sexual orientation on suicidal ideation and suicide attempt among adolescents: Findings from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
        [Baiden, Philip, LaBrenz, Catherine, Asiedua-Baiden, Gladys, Muehlenkamp, Jennifer]. Journal of Psychiatric Research.

      2019
      • Journal Article
        The road to reunification: Family- and state system- factors associated with successful reunification for children ages zero-to-five
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA, Fong, Rowena, Cubbin, Catherine]. Child Abuse & Neglect.

      2018
      2016
      2015
      • Journal Article
        Avanzando hacia la proteccion integral de los derechos de la infancia: Una mirada al proyecto de ley que regula entrevistas grabadas en video y otras medidas de restuardo a menores de edad victimas de delitos sexuales.
        [Ijurra, Alejandra, Soto, Ariana, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Sepulveda, Paulina]. Revista de Trabajo Social. 88, 88-106. Santiago.
        http://rts.alerta.cl/index.php/rts/article/view/5

      2014
      • Journal Article
        La busqueda del paraiso: El apego y la reparacion de la infancia perdida en ninos vulnerados en sus derechos.
        [LaBrenz, CatherineA]. Revista de Trabajo Social. 86, 3-12. Santiago.

      2020
      2018
      • Technical Report
        How do children and families experience immigrant detention?
        [Crea, Thomas, Cook-Heffron, Laurie, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Pilarz, AlejandraR, ]. Las Cruces: "The Center on Immigration and Child Welfare ".

      2020
      • Other
        Responding to adverse childhood experiences (ACE) across the lifespan.
        [Larkin Holloway, Heather, LaBrenz, CatherineA, Oby, Stephen, Gerlach, Beth, Lee, E., Briar-Lawson, Katharine, ]. Encyclopedia of Social Work. "Encyclopedia of Social Work". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1285

      2019

      2019
      • Research Report
        Evaluation results from Texas-Final evaluation report
        Supporting adoption and guardianship: Evaluation of the National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG)-Final evaluation report
        [Marra, Laura, Fong, Rowena, Faulkner, Monica, LaBrenz, Catherine, Smith, Shontell, Rolock, Nancy]. Washington, DC: " Washington, DC: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.".

Presentations

    • July  2021
      LaBrenz, Catherine (Chair), "Adoptive parenthood: Risks and resources", Milan, Italy (virtual due to COVID-19). (July 7, 2021).
    • July  2021
      LaBrenz, Catherine (Author & Presenter), Brown, Kim (Author), Fong, Rowena (Author), "Marital impact with children placed in residential treatment centers", Milan, Italy (virtual due to COVID-19). (July 7, 2021).
    • June  2021
      LaBrenz, Catherine (Author & Presenter), Baiden, Philip, "Targeting interventions to increase reunification for children in foster care", International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Milan, Italy (virtual due to COVID-19). (June 7, 2021).
    • April  2021
      Findley, Erin (Author & Presenter), Baiden, Philip (Author), LaBrenz, Catherine (Author), "Social distancing and anxiety among mothers of children zero-to-five during COVID-19 lockdown in the U.S.", Society for Research in Child Development, Virtual (due to COVID-19). (April , 2021).
    • January  2021
      Ding, Xiao (Author & Presenter), LaBrenz, Catherine (Author), Faulkner, Monica (Author), Nulu, Swetha (Author), Gerlach, Geth (Author), "Impact of Parents as Teachers on parenting-related protective factors: A pre- and post- evaluation.", Society for Social Work Research, Online (moved to remote because of COVID-19). (January , 2021).
    • January  2021
      Panisch, LisaS. (Author & Presenter), Nulu, Swetha (Author), Gerlach, Beth (Author), Faulkner, Monica (Author), LaBrenz, Catherine, Tennant (Author), "Validation of the Parent Assessment of Protective Factors survey measure with caregivers at risk for child maltreatment in the State of Texas", Society for Social Work Research, Remote (moved online because of COVID-19). (January , 2021).
    • October  2020
      Baiden, Philip (Author & Presenter), Xiao, Y. (Author), LaBrenz, Catherine (Author), Boateng, G.O. (Author), Graaf, Genevieve (Author), Asiedua-Baiden, Gladys (Author), Alanazi, A. (Author), Muehlenkamp, Jennifer (Author), "Sex differences in the association between sexual violence victimization and suicidal behaviors among adolescents.", American Public Health Association, San Francisco (moved virtual due to COVID-19). (October , 2020).
    • October  2020
      Baiden, Philip (Author & Presenter), LaBrenz, Catherine (Author), Thrasher, Shawndaya (Author), Asideua-Baiden, Gladys (Author), Harerimana, Boniface (Author), "Adverse childhood experiences and household food insecurityamong children aged 0 – 5 years in the USA", Virtual. (October 28, 2020).
    • October  2020
      LaBrenz, CatherineA (Author & Presenter), Panisch, LisaS (Author), "Strengthening families to promote successful reunification: A systematic review of the evidence", Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation Administration for Children and Families, Remote (rescheduled from DC to online-only due to COVID-19). (October 14, 2020).
    • January  2020
      Faulkner, Monica (Author & Presenter), LaBrenz, Catherine (Author), Fong, Rowena, Marra, Laura, Batchelor, Jolynne, Rolock, Nancy, White, Kevin, "Child and family factors impacting post-permanence discontinuity: A longitudinal comparison of discontinuity rates across permanency outcomes", Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Sevillano, Lalaine (Author), LaBrenz, Catherine (Author), Jones, Kristian (Author & Presenter), Marra, Laura, Gerlach, Beth, Faulkner, Monica, "Collaborations between police and CPS to increase accessibility of medical examinations in cases of alleged child abuse", Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      LaBrenz, Catherine, Fong, Rowena, "Interventions to promote successful reunification among families of children ages zero to five", Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      LaBrenz, Catherine (Author & Presenter), Fong, Rowena, "The road to reunification: Family and agency factors associated with post-reunification success", Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC. (January , 2020).
    • October  2019
      LaBrenz, Catherine, Rubilar Donoso, R. Gabriela, Navarrete, A., Veliz Bustamante, C., "Social work education in complex political times: Reflections from Chilean social work", Council on Social Work Education, Denver ,Colorado. (October 25, 2019).
    • April  2019
      LaBrenz, Catherine (Author & Presenter), Fong, Rowena (Author), "Family and state factors that impact successful reunification". (April , 2019).
    • April  2019
      LaBrenz, Catherine (Author & Presenter), Liu, Chun (Author), Panisch, LisaS (Author), "The road to reunification: Innovative interventions to increase post-reunification success.", Washington, DC. (April , 2019).
    • January  2019
      LaBrenz, Catherine (Author & Presenter), Liu, Chun (Author), Panisch, LisaS (Author & Presenter), , "Interventions to support reunification for families involved in child welfare systems: A systematic review of the literature", Society for Social Work Research, San Francisco, California. (January , 2019).
    • January  2018
      Fong, Rowena (Author & Presenter), Faulkner, Monica (Author), LaBrenz, Catherine (Author), Cournoyer, C. (Author), "Adapting Family Group Decision Making for Native communities.", Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC. (January , 2018).
    • January  2018
      LaBrenz, Catherine (Author & Presenter), Fong, Rowena (Author & Presenter), "Child welfare for sale: Privatization and outcomes for children and youth in foster care.", Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC. (January , 2018).
    • January  2018
      Gerlach, Beth (Author & Presenter), Larkin, Heather (Author), LaBrenz, Catherine (Author), Morris, Marian (Author), Dell, Peter (Author), , "Integrating ACEs prevention into medical practice: A needs assessment of prenatal and pediatric care.", Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC. (January , 2018).
    • November  2017
      Parra-Cardona, J. Ruben (Author & Presenter), Calzada, Esther (Author & Presenter), Barajas-Gonzalez, R. Gabriela (Author), LaBrenz, Catherine (Author), "Cultural and parenting practices in Latina mothers of young children: Implications for parent training programs.", ABCT, San Diego, California. (November , 2017).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Arin Dixon, (Social Work)
    • July 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Savarra Tadeo, (Social Work)
    • July 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Devyn Box, (Social Work)
    • July 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Modesty Ekueku, (Social Work)
    • June 2020
      Doctoral Diagnostic Committee Member
      Erin Findley, (Social Work)

Courses

      • AAST 3301-005 THEORIES OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 108922)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3301-005 THEORIES OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 108922 | Mav Course: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3301-004 THEORIES OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 108922)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5307-003 DIVERSE POPS
        (Course Id: 108976)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5307-014 DIVERSE POPS
        (Course Id: 108976)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 3301-005 THEORIES OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 108922)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Jan 2021 to  Present Co-Chair
      Sub-Committee on Children and Families
      Co-Chair of the Children and Families sub-committee to oversee curricula for the children and families specialty.
    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Professional Standards Committee
      Member of the Professional Standards Committee
    • Sept 2019 to  Dec 2020 Attendee, Meeting
      Sub-committee on Children and families
      Active member of the committee that reviews curricula for courses in the Children and Families specialization

Service to the Profession

    • Oct 2020 to  Present
      Assistant Editor (Arlington, Texas, USA)
      Adoption Quarterly
    • Dec 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Child Abuse & Neglect
      Ad hoc reviewer of Child Abuse & Neglect
    • Nov 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Child Maltreatment
      Ad hoc reviewer for Child Maltreatment
    • Jan 2017 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member (Thousand Oaks, California, United States)
      Research on Social Work Practice
    • Jan 2020 to  Sept 2020
      Task Force Member
      Council on Social Work Education Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience Task Force
      Member of a task force to develop a curricular guide for the Council on Social Work Education related to Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience.
    • June 2020 to  June 2020
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau
      Reviewer on panel to score grant proposals for the Children's Bureau.
    • June 2019 to  July 2019
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal (Washington, DC, United States)
      Administration on Children and Families, Children's Bureau
      Reviewed federal grant applications for a cooperative agreement with the Children's Bureau

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Past to  June 2020
      Guest Speaker (Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile)
      Universidad de Magallanes
      Invited as a guest speaker to a masters-level research methods class for social science students at Universidad de Magallanes. Presented strategies for selecting the most appropriate approach for students' research questions, and best practices for conducting interviews in qualitative research.