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Elissa E Madden

Name

[Madden, Elissa E]
  • Assist Professor

Biography

Elissa Madden is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).  Her primary research interest is in child welfare, with a particular focus on ways to promote permanency for children in foster care. Dr. Madden is a former child welfare conservatorship worker with Child Protective Services (CPS) in Texas.   She is a licensed social worker and has extensive experience working with children and families in a variety of practice settings.  Prior to working at CPS, she served as a project director for a transitional housing program and as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) social worker at a hospital.  Dr. Madden has co-authored several publications regarding the need to increase adoptions from the public child welfare system and has presented numerous times at national child welfare and social work conferences regarding various child welfare topics, including post adoption services, the retention of child welfare workers, wraparound child welfare services, and openness in adoption.  Additionally, Dr. Madden currently serves as the Assistant Editor of Adoption Quarterly, a peer-reviewed international, multidisciplinary journal that addresses continuity in adoption issues.  Most recently, Dr. Madden was awarded a grant through the Donaldson Adoption Institute to complete a study to better understand the decision-making experiences of women and men who have placed a child for adoption, as well as the context in which options are discussed with expectant mothers and fathers by professionals in the adoption community.  

Professional Preparation

    • 2010 PhD in Social WorkThe University of Texas at Austin
    • 2001 MSW in Social WorkBaylor University
    • 1997 BA in Social WorkBaylor University

Appointments

    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2013 Assistant Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 Service Learning Faculty Fellow
      University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Aug 2009 to Present Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
    • Aug 2007 to Present Society for Social Work Research (SSWR)

Awards and Honors

    • Sep  2013 Service Learning Faculty Fellow sponsored by Center for Community Service LearningOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington

Other Activities

    • Licenses/Certifications
      • Sept 2002 Licensed Masters Social Worker - Texas

Research and Expertise

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Madden's publication and research efforts focus primarily on issues related to child welfare - specifically foster care and adoption; child and family mental health; service learning; social work pedagogy.  

Publications

      Journal Article Revised and Resubmitted
      • Madden, E. E., Chanmugam, A., McRoy, R., Kaufman, L., Boo, M., & Ledesma, K. (Revised and Resubmitted). The impact of formal and informal respite care on foster, adoptive, and kinship parents caring for children involved in the child welfare system. Manuscript submitted for publication to the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2015 2015
      • Aguiniga, D. M., Madden, E. E., & Hawley, A. (2015). Exploratory analysis of child protection mediation permanency placement outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.12.021

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2015
      • Cronley, C., Jeong, S., Davis, J., & Madden, E. (2015). The effects of childhood/adolescent homelessness and child maltreatment on the likelihood of engaging in property and violent crime during adulthood. Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment. DOI:10.1080/10911359.2014.966219

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2015

      Journal Article 2013
      • Madden, E.E. & Aguiniga, D.M. (2013). An evaluation of permanency outcomes of child protection mediation. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 7(1), 1-24DOI:10.1080/15548732.2012.740442

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2013
      • Aguiniga, D.M., Madden, E.E., Faulkner, M., & Salehin, M. (2013). Understanding intention to leave: A comparison of urban, small-town, and rural child welfare workers. Administration in Social Work, 37(2). DOI: 10.1080/03643107.2012.676610

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2012
      • Faulkner, M. & Madden, E.E. (2012). Open adoption and post adoption birth family contact: A comparison of non-relative foster and private adoptions. Adoption Quarterly, 15(1), 35-56. DOI:10.1080/10926755.2012.661333

        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Madden, E.E., Maher, E., McRoy, R. G., Ward, K., Peveto, L., & Stanley, A. (2012). Family reunification of youth in foster care with complex mental health needs: Barriers and recommendations. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 29(3), 221-240. DOI:10.1007/s10560-012-0257-1

        {Journal Article }

      Technical Report 2011
      • Madden, E.E. (2011). CPS Reintegration Program: Follow-up evaluation of disrupted placements. Report to Austin Travis County Integral Care.

        {Exhibition Catalog }
      2011
      • Maher, E.J., Ward, K., Peveto, L., McRoy, R., Cuellar, A., & Madden, E.E. (2011). Permanency outcomes for youth with complex mental health needs served by the Child Protective Services Reingtegration Project: Phase II evaluation report. Report submitted to Casey Family Programs.

        {Technical Report }

      Journal Article 2011
      • Ledesma, K., Pettaway, S., McRoy, R., Madden, E.E., & Cody, P. (2011). Engaging African American communities and organizations to support foster care and adoption for children in the child welfare system. The Roundtable, 25(1), 1-5.

        {Journal Article }

      Technical Report 2010
      • Madden, E.E. (2010). Long-term outcomes of child protection mediation on permanency for children in foster care. Austin, TX: Report to the Texas Supreme Court Permanent Commission for Children, Youth, and Families.

        {Technical Report }

      Journal Article 2010
      • Bell, H., Madden, E. E., Borah, E., Montez, J., Lein, L., & Beausoleil, J. (2010). Case management with Hurricane Katrina survivors: Perspectives of case managers and supervisors. Journal of Social Service Research, 36(3), 216-229.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2009
      • McRoy, R. G. & Madden, E.E. (2009). Youth permanence through adoption. In B. Kerman, A. Maluccio & M. Freundlich. (Eds.), Achieving permanence for older youth in foster care (pp. 244-265). New York: Columbia University Press.

        {Book Chapter }
      2009
      • McRoy, R., Lynch, C., Chanmugam, A., Madden, E.E., & Ayers-Lopez, S. (2009). Children from care CAN be adopted. In G.M. Wrobel & E. Neil. (Eds.), International advances in adoption research for practice (pp. 97-118). London: Wiley Publishing.

        {Book Chapter }

Presentations

    • January  2016
      Entering sex work in adolescence: Testing the relationship between youth homelessness and age of entry into prostitution using a multivariate model.

      Cronley, C., Cimino, A., Hohn, K., Madden, E. E. & Davis, J. (2016, January). Entering sex work in adolescence: Testing the relationship between youth homelessness and age of entry into prostitution using a multivariate model. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

    • October  2015
      Postsecondary journeys of foster youth alumni

      Madden, E. E. & Scannapieco, M. (2015, November). Postsecondary journeys of foster youth alumni. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

    • April  2015
      Living on the edge: The post-secondary journeys of foster youth alumni

      Tobolowsky, B. Madden, E. E., & Scannapieco, M. (2015, April). Living on the edge: The post-secondary journeys of foster youth alumni.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

    • January  2015
      Examination of retention and length of employment among public child welfare workers

      Scannapieco, M. Painter, K., & Madden, E. E. (2015, January). Examination of retention and length of employment among public child welfare workers. Paper accepted for presentation at the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

    • October  2014
      Exploratory outcomes of child protection mediation

      Aguiniga, D. & Madden, E. E. (2014, October).  Exploratory outcomes of child protection mediation. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education, Tampa FL

    • October  2014
      Conversations with children about permanency: Caseworker perspectives on challenges and best practices

      Chanmugam, A. & Madden, E. E. (2014, October).  Conversations with children about permanency: Caseworker perspectives on challenges and best practices.  Paper presented at the2014 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education, Tampa, FL.

    • May  2014
      Using research on respite programs to inform practice and policy

      McRoy, R., Madden, E. E., Ledesma, K., & Martin-Hushman, D. (2014, May). Using research on respite programs to inform practice and policy. Paper presented at the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, New Orleans, LA

    • February  2014
      Using Second Life for interprofessional education students

      Leflore, J., Anderson. M., Thomas, P., Adorno, G., & Madden. E. E. (2014, February). Using Second Life for interprofessional education students. Paper presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), San Francisco, CA.

    • November  2013
      Service-learning: Perspectives of community partner organizations regarding motivations and barriers to implementation

      Madden, E. E. & Cronley, C. (November, 2013). Service-learning: Perspectives of community partner organizations regarding motivations and barriers to implementation. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, Texas.

    • July  2013
      The respite needs and experiences of families who adopt and foster children from the U.S. foster care system

      Madden, E. E., McRoy, R. Holmes, T., Ayers-Lopez, S., Ledesma, K., Kroll, J., & Martin-Hushman, D. (July, 2013). The respite needs and experiences of families who adopt and foster children from the U.S. foster care system. Paper presented at the Fourth International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR4): Bilbao, Spain.

    • July  2013
      Becoming adoptive parents: Experiences of gay fathers. Paper presented at the Fourth International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR4)

      Ryan, S. & Madden, E. E. (July, 2013). Becoming adoptive parents: Experiences of gay fathers. Paper presented at the Fourth International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR4), Bilbao, Spain.

    • May  2013
      Knowledge and use of trauma-informed practices among child welfare employees

      Scannapieco, M. & Madden, E. E. (May, 2013). Knowledge and use of trauma-informed practices among child welfare employees. Paper presented at the 2013 National Title IV-E Roundtable, Galveston, TX.

    • May  2013
      Clinical social workers becoming researchers: Evolving perspectives, skills and identities

      Chanmugam, A. & Madden, E. E. (May, 2013). Clinical social workers becoming researchers: Evolving perspectives, skills and identities. Roundtable presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 9th Annual Conference, Urbana-Champagne, IL.

    • April  2013
      Respite care needs and experiences of adoptive, foster, and kinship families

      Ledesma, K., McRoy, R., Madden, E. E., Holmes, T., Ayers-Lopez, S., Kroll, J., & Martin-Hushman, D. (April, 2013). Respite care needs and experiences of adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Paper presented at the Adoption Exchange Association Annual Conference, Boulder, CO.

    • January  2013
      Predicting service learning utilization in social work: Results from a national survey

      Cronley, C. & Madden, E. E. (2013, January). Predicting service learning utilization in social work: Results from a national survey. Paper presented at the 2013 Society for Social Work Research 17th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

    • November  2012
      Postpartum women and mens' premature termination from a substance abuse/parenting program

      Madden, E. E. & Woody, D. (2012, November). Postpartum women and mens' premature termination from a substance abuse/parenting program. Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education, Washington D.C.

    • November  2012
      Service learning barriers: Nationwide perspectives on service learning utilization within social work

      Cronley, C., Madden, E. E., & Murray Preble, K. (2012, November). Service learning barriers: Nationwide perspectives on service learning utilization within social work. Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education, Washington D.C.

    • July  2012

      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia

      Martin-Hushman, D., McRoy, R., Ayers-Lopez, S., Madden, E. E., & Magnal, N. (2012, July). Time out: Meeting foster/adoptive/kinship parents’ need for respite with the AdoptUSKids respite program. Institute/symposium session presented at the North American Council on Adoptable Children 38th Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA.

    • March  2012

      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia

      Davis, J., Cronley, C. & Madden, E.E. (2012, March). Who is using service-learning and how? A comparison of service-learning implementation in the criminology/criminal justice and social work disciplines. Paper presented at the 2012 Gulf-South Summit on Service Learning, Hattiesburg, MS.

    • January  2012

      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia

      Woody, D., Madden, E. E., & Sharma, Y. (2012, January). Premature termination from a substance abuse/parenting program among postpartum women. Paper presented at the 2012 Society for Social Work Research 16th Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

    • January  2012

      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia

      Faulkner, M. & Madden, E. E. (2012, January). Openness and post-adoption contact: A comparison between non-relative foster and private adoptions. Poster presented at the 2012 Society for Social Work Research 16th Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

    • November  2011

      Madden, E. E. (2011, November). Child abuse and neglect. Presented at the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board Institution on November 13, 2011 in Plano, Texas.

    • October  2011

      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia

      Madden, E. E. & Chanmugam, A. (2011, October). Accessing valued respite services: Needs and experiences of foster and adoptive parents. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education. Atlanta, GA.

    • January  2011

      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia

      Madden, E. E. & McRoy, R. G. (2011, January). Barriers to the reunification of youth in intensive out-of-home placements: Systemic and agency factors. Paper presented at the 2011 Society for Social Work and Research Annual National Conference, Tampa, FL.

    • October  2010

      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia

      Madden, E. E. & McRoy, R. G. (2010, October). Overcoming systemic and agency barriers to permanency through family and community reintegration. Poster presented at the 2010 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education. Portland, OR.

    • July  2010

      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia

      Madden, E.E., Faulkner, M., McRoy, R. G., & Cody, P. A. (July, 2010). Characteristics influencing the provision and need for post-adoption services for children with special needs. Poster presented at the Third International Conference on Adoption (ICAR). Leiden, The Netherlands.

    • January  2010

      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia

      Faulkner, M. & Madden, E. E. (2010, January). Openness and contact: A comparison between private and foster care adoptions. Poster presented at the 2010 Society for Social Work Research 14th Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA.

    • October  2009
      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia
      Madden, E. E. & McRoy, R. G. (2009, October) Post-adoption service needs of families who adopt from the child welfare system. Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education. San Antonio, TX.
    • October  2009

      Madden, E. E. (2009, October). CPS Reintegration Project: Evaluation briefing and video release agenda. Presented at Casey Family Programs on October 20, 2009 in Austin, TX.

    • June  2009
      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia
      Ayers-Lopez, S., Chanmugam, A., Cody, T. Madden, E. E., Steinly-Bumgardener, M. & McRoy, R. G. (2009, June). Barriers to adoption from foster care: perspectives of adoptive families. Poster presented at the 2009 National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit. Washington, D.C.
    • February  2009
      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia
      Ayers-Lopez, S., Chanmugam, A., Cody, T. Madden, E. E., Steinly-Bumgardener, M. & McRoy, R. G. (2009, February). Barriers and success factors in adoptions from foster care. Poster presented at the 2009 New Worlds of Adoption: Growing Up in Complex Families Conference. Hadley, MA.
    • January  2009
      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia
      Madden, E. E., Bell, H., Vinson-Borah, E., Lein, L., & Beausoleil, J. (2009, January). Work Context of case management with Hurricane Katrina survivors. Poster presented at the 2009 Society for Social Work Research 13th Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
    • January  2009
      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia
      Aguiniga, D., Madden, E. E., & Faulkner, M. (2009, January). Child welfare workers' intention to leave: Influence of location and organizational factors. Paper presented at the 2009 Society for Social Work Research 13th Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
    • October  2008
      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia
      Madden, E. E. & Aguiniga, D. (2008, October). Rural America forgotten?: Searching for rural content in Texas social work programs. Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education. Philadelphia, PA.
    • October  2008
      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia
      Aguiniga, D., Madden, E. E., & Faulkner, M. (2008, October). Workers’ intention to leave: influence of location and organizational factors in child welfare. Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education. Philadelphia, PA.
    • October  2008

      Madden, E. E. (2008, October). Importance of program evaluation. Presented at the AdoptUsKids Respite Care Program training on October 29, 2008 in Orlando, FL.

    • August  2008

      Madden, E. E., Maher, E., & McRoy, R. G. (2008, August). Evaluation of the CPS Reintegration Project: Preliminary findings.

    • August  2008

      Faulkner, M. & Madden, E. E. (2008, August). Introduction to foster care. 

    • January  2008
      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia
      McRoy, R. G., Naik, R., Madden, E. E., & Wallace, M.E. (2008, January). Post-adoption service needs of families who adopt special needs children. Paper presented at the 2008 Society for Social Work Research 12th Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.
    • January  2008
      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia
      McRoy, R. G., Cody, P., Chanmugam, A., Madden, E. E. (2008, January). Why do prospective adoptive families discontinue the adoption process? Paper presented at the 2008 Society for Social Work Research 12th Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.
    • July  2007
      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia
      Madden, E. E. & Aguiniga, D.M. (2007, July). Rural response to domestic violence policy and service provision. Paper presented at the 32nd National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas. Montgomery, AL.
    • July  2007
      Refereed Papers Accepted/Presented at Conferences and Symposia
      Aguiniga, D.M. & Madden, E. E. (2006, July). Reframing the challenges of rural child welfare: A strengths perspective. Paper presented at the 31st National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas. Bowling Green, KY.
  • Past
    •  
      Postsecondary journeys of foster youth alumni

      Madden, E. E. & Scannapieco, M. (2015, November). Postsecondary journeys of foster youth alumni. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2015 Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Jan 2016 to Present LCCA/LCPA Exam Development Project (Co-Principal Investigator) sponsored by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) sponsored by  - $91000
    • July 2015 to Present Birth Parent Options Counseling Project (Prinicpal Investigator) sponsored by  - $74988
    • June 2014 to Dec 2015 Examination of the Intersection between Homelessness and Child Welfare Involvement: A Life Course Perspective on Factors Affecting Risk and Resiliency (Principal Investigator) sponsored by  - $16373
    • June 2014 to Dec 2015 Using Intentions to Predict Readiness to Leave Prostitution and Reduce Recidivism: A Mixed Methods Study (Co-Principal Investigator) sponsored by  - $79918
    • Jan 2014 to Dec 2015 LCCA/LCPA Exam Development Project (Co-Principal Investigator) sponsored by  - $64049
    • Aug 2013 to Aug 2015 Nursing and Social Work Inter-Professional Education Grant (NuSWIPE) (Key Personnel) sponsored by  - $579059
    • June 2013 to May 2015 Post-Secondary Experiences of Students who Have Aged Out of the Public Foster Care System (Principal Investigator) sponsored by  - $79900
    • Jan 2011 to July 2011 Follow-up Evaluation of the CPS Reintegration Project (Principal Investigator) sponsored by  - $6200
    • Jan 2008 to Jan 2009 Long-Term Permanency Outcomes of Child Protection Mediation for Children in Foster Care (Principal Investigator) sponsored by  - $8000

Courses

      • SOCW 6360-001 CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

        Examines knowledge/technique in child physical/emotional/sexual abuse, physical/emotional neglect,
        and exploitation interventions. Includes interviewing, identification, legal issues,
        assessment/evaluation, case management, intervention, follow-up. Prerequisite: SOCW 6325; SOCW
        6326 or concurrent enrollment.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 3301-005 Human Behavior and The Social Environment I

        The first of two required human behavior courses that explore, within the context of a strengths and
        empowerment perspective, knowledge of the bio-psycho-social development of persons from birth
        through young adulthood. Offered as AAST 3301 and SOCW 3301; credit will be granted in only one
        department.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 3301-004 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I

        The first of two required human behavior courses that explore, within the context of a strengths and
        empowerment perspective, knowledge of the bio-psycho-social development of persons from birth
        through young adulthood. Offered as AAST 3301 and SOCW 3301; credit will be granted in only one
        department.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6360-001 CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

        Examines knowledge/technique in child physical/emotional/sexual abuse, physical/emotional neglect, and exploitation interventions. Includes interviewing, identification, legal issues, assessment/evaluation, case management, intervention, and follow-up. Prerequisite: SOCW 6325; SOCW 6326 or concurrent enrollment.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 2313-006 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I

        Critical evaluation of the value base of the social work profession and basic practice concepts in a framework for understanding a variety of intervention models.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 5304-005 Micro Generalist Practice - Online

        Micro generalist practice falls under the purview of Direct Practice, one of the five major content areas in the School of Social Work. In this course, students will be introduced to the basic skills and knowledge needed for direct social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. The skills and knowledge include basic strategies and techniques for developing rapport, interviewing, assessing, and contracting with clients. History, ethics, and values of the social work profession are also emphasized.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 5304-005 Micro Generalist Practice - Online

        Micro generalist practice falls under the purview of Direct Practice, one of the five major content areas in the School of Social Work. In this course, students will be introduced to the basic skills and knowledge needed for direct social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. The skills and
        knowledge include basic strategies and techniques for developing rapport, interviewing, assessing, and contracting with clients. History, ethics, and values of the social work profession are also emphasized.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 5304-004 GENERALIST MICRO PRACTICE

        Micro generalist practice falls under the purview of Direct Practice, one of the five major content areas in the School of Social Work. In this course, students will be introduced to the basic skills and knowledge needed for direct social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. The skills and
        knowledge include basic strategies and techniques for developing rapport, interviewing, assessing, and contracting with clients. History, ethics, and values of the social work profession are also emphasized.

      • SOCW 2313-001 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I

        Critical evaluation of the value base of the social work profession and basic practice concepts in a framework for understanding a variety of intervention models.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 2313-002 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I

        Critical evaluation of the value base of the social work profession and basic practice concepts in a framework for understanding a variety of intervention models.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2015
    • Dissertion Committee Member, Jolynne Batchelor
      • 2015 Children Who Experience Kinship Care: Characteristics and Outcomes. Implications for Social Work Practice, Policy, and Research
    • Chair of Master's Thesis Committee, Allison Peeler
      • 2015 Perceptions of Professional and Financial Worth Among Master of Social Work Students
    • Co-Chair, Dissertation Committee, Olga Verbovaya
      • 2015 Adoption Dissolution from the Perspective of Adoptive Parents from the USA Who Adopted Children Internationally
  • 2013
    • Dissertation Committee Member, Amy Strong Blakeney
      • 2013 Systemic Components of Care that Affect Self-Sufficiency for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
  • 2012
    • Dissertation Committee Member, Shing (Sam) Pang
      • 2012 Social and Environmental Determinants of Childhood Obesity

Service to the Community

  • Appointed
    • Mar 2015 to  Present Board Member

      Girls Embracing Mothers

    • Dec 2012 to  June 2015 Texas REACH

      Member of Conference Planning Committee

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • July 2011 to  Nov 2015 Adoption Quarterly

      Assistant Editor 

    • Dec 2010 to  July 2012 Adoption Quarterly

      Editorial Board Member

    • Nov 2015 to  Present Adoption Quarterly

      Associate Editor

  • Volunteered
    • 2012 to  Present Journal of Public Child Welfare

      Guest Reviewer for Manuscripts

    • 2012 to  Present Child and Adolescent Social Work

      Guest Reviewer for Manuscripts

    • 2012 to  2012 Council on Social Work Education

      Abstract Reviewer for Annual Program Meeting 

    • 2011 to  2012 Society for Social Work and Research

      Abstract Reviewer for Annual Conference

    • 2012 to  2012 National Association of Social Workers - Texas Chapter

      Abstract Reviewer for Annual Conference 

    • 2012 to  2012 National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

      Abstract Reviewer for Conference

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Sept 2012 to  Present UTA University Library Committee

      Committee Member 

    • Sept 2011 to  May 2012 UTA Undergraduate Assembly

      Faculty Representative

  • Volunteered
    • Mar 2011 to  Mar 2011 UTA ACES Student Competition

      Faculty Judge

    • Mar 2012 to  Mar 2012 UTA ACES Student Competition

      Faculty Judge

    • Apr 2011 to  Apr 2011 President’s Convocation for Academic Excellence

      Faculty Representative

    • Mar 2014 to  Mar 2014 UTA ACES Student Competition

      Faculty Judge

Other Service Activities

  • Service to the School of Social Work: 2011/2012 Academic Year
    • Sep 2011 Title IV-E Advisory Committee and Title IV-E Field Committee

      Faculty Representative (Fall 2011- Spring 2012)

    • Sep 2011 Ad Hoc PhD Admissions Committee

      Committee Member (Spring 2012)

    • Sep 2011 Search Committee

      Committee Member (Fall 2011- Spring 2012)

    • Sep 2011 Direct Practice Content Area Committee

      Committee Member (Fall 2011- Spring 2012)

    • Sep 2011 Research and Community Outreach Committee

      Committee Member (Fall 2011- Spring 2012)

    • Sep 2011 Ad Hoc Committee for Professorships

      Committee Member (Fall 2011)

  • Service to the School of Social Work: 2012/2013 Academic Year
    • Sep 2012 Title IV-E Advisory Committee and Title IV-E Field Committee

      Faculty Representativce (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013)

    • Sep 2012 Research and Community Outreach Committee

      Committee Member (Fall 2012- Spring 2013) 

    • Sep 2012 Executive Committee

      Committee Member (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013)

    • Sep 2012 Ad Hoc Committee for Outstanding Staff Award

      Faculty Representative (Fall 2012)

  • Service to the School of Social Work: 2013/2014 Academic Year
    • Sep 2013 Title IV-E Advisory Committee and Title IV-E Field Committee

      Faculty Representative (Fall 2013)

    • Sep 2013 Direct Practice Content Area Committee

      Committee Chair (Fall 2013)

    • Sep 2013 Ad Hoc Committee for Outstanding Staff Award

      Faculty Representative (Fall 2013)

    • Sep 2013 Periodic Review Committee

      Committee Member (Fall 2013)