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

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

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

Maurice Hudson

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Maurice Hudson is an expert in crisis intervention, case management, and foster care social work.

Social Media Foster Care Crisis Intervention Case Management Trauma

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 Williams Brooks

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Jacquelyn Williams Brooks began with USC as an external field instructor in 2011 and transitioned to a field faculty member in 2012.

Staff Training and Development Adoption Foster Care Regional Center Assessments

J. Donald Cohon, PhD

Distinguished Visiting Scholar - School of Leadership Studies · 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

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.

Qualified Residential Treatment Programs Treatment foster care Gender diversity in children Child Welfare Family First Prevention Services Act

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

Evangelina Reina

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

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Family Therapy Child Abuse and Neglect Child Welfare Social Work Mental Health

Julie Cederbaum

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

Dr. Cederbaum focuses on primary and secondary HIV prevention both within and outside the United States.

Communication Motherhood Social Work Education Social Work HIV and AIDS

Rebecca Rebbe

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

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child welfare practice linked administrative data

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

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

Arnold Weinfeld

Associate Director · Michigan State University

Connector. Convener. Working to build problem-solving relationships with policymakers and university-community partners.

Community Outreach Program Development Program Management Legislative Relations Public Policy

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

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