THE COHORT ONE FELLOWS 2011-2013
University of Maryland
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Child Track, DePaul University
Dissertation: "The Effect of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy on Strengthening the Attachment Relationship with Foster Parents and Children in Foster Care"
Carly B. Dierkhising
California State University-Los Angeles School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics
PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of California-Riverside
Advancing practice and policy for trauma-exposed and system-involved youth using applied research methods.
University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work
PhD, Social Work, Arizona State University
Promoting well-being for youth in care and foster care alumni through improved access and success in higher education.
J. Bart Klika
Prevent Child Abuse America
PhD, Social Work, University of Washington
Focusing on the causes and consequences associated with child abuse and neglect in an effort to prevent its occurrence.
Sandra Nay McCourt
Social Science Research Institute at Duke University
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Duke University
Dissertation: "Resilience Following Experience of Child Maltreatment: A Longitudinal Investigation of Academic and Behavioral Competence"
West Chester University
PhD, Social Work, Rutgers University
Drawing on her practice experience in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention to partner with child welfare agencies to evaluate their programs and practices.
University of Connecticut
PhD, Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University
Studying the role of public policy in improving child and family health by using quantitative methods, large data sets, and exploring causal relationships.
Florida State University College of Social Work
PhD, Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
Giving voice to and understanding youth aging out of the child welfare system and transitioning to adulthood and learning how to improve services.
Tova B. Walsh
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work
PhD, Social Work, University of Michigan
Expanding understanding of the intergenerational transmission of risk and resilience and access to evidence-based, targeted and needed supports for vulnerable young children and their families.