April 2019 Newsletter


NCCAN 2019

Dozens of Doris Duke fellows, staff, and friends attended the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington, D.C. Fellowship Chair, Deb Daro; Evaluation Coordinator, Colleen Schlecht; and Cohort Five fellow, Ericka Lewis presented a workshop about creating and evaluating the Doris Duke Fellowships and how the network generates innovative solutions while enhancing the skills of emerging leaders in the field.


APSAC Student and Young Professionals Career Development Institute: APSAC 2019


The Young American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, a committee of the larger American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), is partnering with the Doris Duke Fellowships this year for their annual Institute at the APSAC Colloquium in June in Salt Lake City. The full day Institute offers opportunities for students and young professionals to engage with more seasoned professionals and discuss career paths in the realm of child maltreatment prevention and treatment. The event includes panels of experts in these fields, resume/CV review, small-group discussions, and networking opportunities. Several fellows are participating in the event, as is Fellowships Manager, Lee Ann Huang, and we’ll have a reception at the end of the day for more informal networking.

For anyone interested in being a part of the Institute, please contact Cohort Six fellow Julia Fleckman at jfleckma@tulane.edu


Resource Guides


If you need advice or suggestions on writing, collaborating with others, or funding options in the child well-being space, remember that we have resources on the fellowships website created by and for fellows.


New Journal: International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice


This new journal focuses on innovative research, programs and policies about the prevention, control, and mitigation of child abuse and neglect. To learn more, or to find out how to get all articles for free for the first two years, click here.


Fellows Updates:


Emily Bosk, Cohort Two fellow, published a paper on innovative approaches to Substance Use Disorders in Child Welfare in Children and Youth Services Review.


Natalia Orendain, Cohort Seven fellow, published a paper on stress exposures and neurodevelopment in the ABCD study in Neurobiology of Stress.


Catherine Kuhns, Cohort Seven fellow, accepted a position as a Research Associate at the Urban Institute on the Child Welfare team. Congratulations!


Jay Miller, Cohort Two fellow, received the Children’s Bureau Champion Award for Supporting the Workforce. Congratulations!


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