Mark Testa, Ph.D., M.A.

Professor, UNC School of Social Work · UNC at Chapel Hill

Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor

Foster Care Adoption Services Poverty Research Children's Aid

Elissa Madden

Associate Professor · Baylor University

Research: child welfare, foster care, adoption (public & private), child & family mental health, service learning in social work education

Service Learning Adoption Research Child and Family Services Foster Care and Adoptions Child Welfare

Sue Cornbluth

Child Abuse Expert & Professor of Psychology · Temple University & Dr. Sue and You

The Parent Empowerer!

Talking to Your Children About Abuse Empowering Parents to Connect With Their Children Helping Foster Children Find Success Motivating Parents to Get Involved in Their Children's Lives

Janet Schneiderman

Chair of Nursing Research Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Janet U. Schneiderman is an expert in factors influencing medical neglect of children in the child welfare system.

Nursing Weight Changes Among Children in Foster Care Factors Affecting Physical Health Problems Children & Familites Behavioral Health

Dean Duncan, Ph.D., M.U.A.

Research Professor, UNC School of Social Work · UNC at Chapel Hill

Research Professor in the UNC-CH School of Social Work

Program Evaluation Management of Human Services Agencies Research Methods Community Collaboration The Achievement Gap

Stacy Drury, MD

Remigio Gonzalez MD Endowed Professorship of Child Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics · Tulane University

Drury explores how early life adversity interacts with genetic and epigenetic factors to shape child health and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Telomeres Health Disparities Pediatric Medicine Child Psychiatry Genetics

Theo Liebmann

Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs · Hofstra University

Professor Liebmann has directed the interdisciplinary Hofstra Youth Advocacy Clinic since its inception

Juvenile Delinquency Immigration Youth Advocacy Child Welfare Trial Advocacy

Tory Cox

Associate Director VAC Field Education Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cox is an expert in maximizing leadership opportunities for emerging social work innovators.

Organizational Change and Leadership Child Abuse Crisis Intervention Bullying Suicide Prevention

J. Donald Cohon, PhD

Distinguished Visiting Scholar - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Designs community-based programs for disenfranchised groups

Community and organizational psychology Cross-cultural psychology Kinship Adaptation of refugee communities Intergenerational program design and implementation

Rebecca Rebbe

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

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Child Protective Services child welfare practice linked administrative data Child Abuse and Neglect

Ferol Mennen

Associate Professor of Social Work Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Ferol Mennen focuses on child abuse, neglect, and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as children's mental health services

Mental Health Child Abuse and Neglect Social Work Social Work Education Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Laura Briggs

Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Laura Briggs is an expert on transnational and transracial adoption and on the U.S. history of taking children for political ends.

Transnational Adoption Reproduction Politics Adoption Child Separation

Simon Hammond

Lecturer in Education · University of East Anglia

His main work focuses on young people's use of digital technologies.

Digital Resilience Social Psychology Mental Health Use of Technology Psychology

John Seita

Associate Professor of Social Work · Michigan State University

An expert on the foster care system and the process and problems associated with "aging out" of the system. Also, foster care leadership.

Foster Care

Sacha Klein

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Sacha Klein is an expert on child welfare, child maltreatment prevention, effects of early care and education on parenting.

Educational Services Child Maltreatment Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare System Child Abuse Prevention

Mary Margaret Gleason, MD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, Director of Tulane Early Childhood Collaborative · Tulane University

Dr. Gleason is a pediatrician and child psychiatrist who specializes in early childhood mental health.

Early Childhood Mental Health Child Psychiatry Early Childhood Psychopharmacology Integrated Mental Health in Pediatrics

Gary Anderson

Professor of Social Work · Michigan State University

Expert in Child Abuse and Foster Care

Foster Care Child Abuse and Neglect Child Welfare

Jacquelyn Mc Croskey

John Milner Professor of Child Welfare Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Holds the John Milner Professorship in Child Welfare and serves as co-director of the Children’s Data Network

Social Services Data Analysis Community Services Foster Care Family and Child Services

Claudia Fletcher

Founder · Third Degree Parenting

Humor and Experience from author and mom of twelve woven together to apply to many situations.

Parenting Survival Tips Management Principles Learned From Parenting 12 Kids

Leslie Ellis-Lang

Managing Director of Child and Youth Services · CARF International

Leslie Ellis-Lang, MSEd, LMFT, is a leader in services for children and youth with emphasis in both child welfare and behavioral health.

Child Behavioral Health Healthcare quality management Cultural Competency Family First Prevention Services Act Child Welfare