PhD, Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
Cohort Eight Fellow
Current Institutional Affiliation
Arizona State University Center for Child Well-being: Postdoctoral Scholar
Dr. Julia Hernández is a post-doctoral scholar at the Arizona State University Center for Child Well-being (CCWB). She is interested in the positive supports family members, including extended relatives, can offer children who have been maltreated. As such, her research has focused on kinship care and father engagement in the child welfare system. Her recent work includes an examination of children welfare case files in an effort to better understand the role fathers can and do play as part of a prevention and early intervention strategy supporting children who have been abused or neglect. At CCWB, Dr. Hernández is involved in projects examining the well-being of children in congregate care and outcomes for youth transitioning out of foster care. Dr. Hernández holds a PhD and MSW from University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Princeton University.