At the University of Maryland School of Social Work, our faculty members are consistently ranked among the most active and productive social work scholars and researchers in the nation.
Not only are our faculty engaged in teaching, research, and practice, but they are also accessible and dedicated to meeting students' needs outside of the classroom.
Research Interests: Child welfare and family welfare; Quality assurance (QA) and continuous quality improvement (CQI) in child welfare; Family-centered Practice (FCP), Foster parents; Welfare policy, poverty, inequality, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and child care; Economic analysis, Administrative data; US Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) panel data
Research Interests: He has directed more than 50 studies and perhaps, most significantly, served as Principal Investigator of Berkeley’s Child Welfare Research Center from 1990 to 1996 and as Co-Principal Investigator of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, the first national study of child welfare services in the US.
Research Interests: Children, Youth, and Families; Community, Poverty, and Social Justice; Crime/Criminal Justice/Delinquency; Health; Homelessness; Housing; Management; Mental Health; Policy; Religion; Substance Abuse,; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; Violence
Research Interests: Child and Family Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability; Developmental Disabilities; Family Centered Care; Interdisciplinary Collaboration; Social Work Practice in Health Care
Research Interests: Gender and Juvenile Justice; Child Maltreatment; Interpersonal Trauma; Adolescent and Young Adult Development; Service Implementation; Quantitative and Qualitative Methodology
Research Interests: Adoption; Foster Care; Evidence-informed Practices in Child Welfare; Parental Incarceration; Prenatal Substance Exposure
Research Interests: Hospice and palliative care; Psychosocial aspects of pain and pain management; Caregiving at the end of life; The intersection of aging, health and palliative care; End-of-life care in long term care settings; The economic impact of end-of-life care on families
Research Interests: Financial Social Work
Research Interests: Social Work Field Education, Health Issues, Loss and Grief
Research Interests: Volunteerism; Social Work/Non-profit Administration; Program Planning and Evaluation; Training; Aging
Research Interests: Violence Exposure and Trauma Symptomatology; Mental Health and Disability Policies; Cognitive/Narrative Evidence Based Interventions in Social Work Education, Research and Practice; Feminist Pedagogy
Research Interests: Services and Support for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Child and Adolescent Mental Health; Sceening of Autism Spectrum Disorders; Early Intervention Services for Young; Children with or at risk for Developmental Disabilities; Health-related Issues of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Caregivers; Evidence-based Practices; Disability and Mental Health Policy; Cross-cultural Comparisons; Global Disability Issues; Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
Research Interests: Aging; Home Care; Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Home Health Care
Research Interests: Medical Sociology – Social psychological aspects of health, health attitudes/beliefs, health status, quality of life, social/psychological well-being, health disparities; Health literacy; Sociology of mental health (stigma); Social psychology (attitudes and public opinion, self-concept); Homelessness; Mental health policy
Research Interests: Severe Mental Illness; African Americans with Schizophrenia; Ethnic Minorities with Schizophrenia; Mental Health Treatment Outcomes; Mental Health Services Research
Research Interests: Juvenile Justice; Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices; Racial Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System; Program Evaluation; Using Data to Inform Policy; Workforce Development
Research Interests: Public Health Social Work;Adolescent Risk Behaviors – sexual reproductive health, aggression and violence, substance use;ChildWelfare;Child Sex Trafficking; Parent Engagement
Research Interests: Program Evaluation and Quantitative Methods; Applied Statistics; Intervention Research with At-risk Youth and Families; Social Work Practice with Children; Trauma Focused CBT, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Warp-Around Services for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Research Interests: Schizophrenia and Vocational Identity; Evidence-based Practice Adoption by Mental Health Practitioners; Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood; Veteran’s Mental Health; First Episode Psychosis
Research Interests: Child Welfare; Trauma; Child Abuse & Neglect; Child Welfare; WorkforceMental Health
Research Interests: Person-centered Mental Health Care; Mental Health Care Consumer Activation and Treatment Participation; Identity-related Disparities in Service Access and Outcomes for Mental Health Disorders; Development and Testing of Interventions for Serious Mental Illness and Stress-related Disorders; Participatory Action Research; Qualitative and Arts Based Research
Research Interests: Dr. Henneberger’s research focuses on the ways in which peer relationships can be leveraged in prevention and intervention programs that aim to prevent problem behavior and promote positive adjustment in childhood and adolescence. Specifically, her research focuses on two interrelated themes: (1) applying advanced statistical methodologies to examine the complex impact of positive and negative aspects of peer selection and influence on the development of prosocial and aggressive behavior; and (2) incorporating findings on peer processes to strengthen the development, refinement, and evaluation of prevention and intervention programs.
Research Interests: Child Welfare;Children's Mental Health;Quality of Care;Out-of-home Care;Residential Treatment;Treatment Foster Care; Quantitative Methodology
Research Interests: Child Neglect, Parent Training, Mental Health Services, Prevention Research, Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions
Research Interests: Community-based Non-Profit, Trauma, Clinical Supervision, K-12 Special Education, Charter Schools, Medicaid
Research Interests: Community Organizing and Advocacy; Community-University PartnershipsHuman Service Organizations; Qualitative Research; Social Capital Development; Social Movements
Research Interests: Dr. Munson's practice and research focuses on trauma and loss in children including international child abduction. Dr. Munson has a special research interest in the effects of trauma on child development including a focus on receptive and language impairments. Dr. Munson has performed research and has publications in several areas of clinical social work practice and supervision.
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Research Interests: Comparative Health and Long-Term Care Policy; Health Care Policy; Social Development; Social Policies and the Elderly; Social Policy Analysis; Social Welfare Policy
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Research Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Indentifying the Long-Term Sequela of Child Abuse and Family Violence on Adults; Health Status and Psychological Well-Being; Psycho-analytically Oriented Individual Psychotherapy
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (410) 706-7533 | Room: 3W03
Research Interests: Mental Health; Clinical Practice with Individuals, Couples, and Families; Group Work; Social Work Education; Supervision
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Research Interests: Adolescent Mental Health (measurement, promotion); School and Community-based Adolescent Mental Health Interventions; Positive Youth Development; Program Evaluation; Public Health Social Work
Research Interests: Research on African American Families of Homicide Victims; Mass Violence and Disaster Research; Suicide Prevention, Education and Research; Qualitative Research Methods; Community Organizing and Program Development
Research Interests: Child Welfare; Advanced Statistical Methods with Administrative Data; Environmental Issues Into Social Work Policy & Practice; Child Welfare Outcomes and Accountability; Adoption and Other Avenues to Permanency; Using Data to Inform Policy
Research Interests: Street-based Sex Work; Court-Affiliated Prostitution Diversion Programs; Child Care Policy; Theory and practice knowledge
Research Interests: Social Determinants of Physical and Mental Health; Public Health Policy; Maternal and Child Health; Infant Mortality; Religiosity/Spirituality; Social Support and Coping
Research Interests: Field Education; Correctional Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programs; Mental Health; Substance Abuse
Research Interests: Clinic- and Community-Based Program Development for Vulnerable Families; Intervention Strategies for Victims of Abuse and Neglect; Social Work Practice With Individuals, Groups, and Families
Research Interests: Social and Psychiatric Epidemiology; Psychiatric Diagnosis; Health Consequences of Heroin Use; Organization and Financing of Mental Health Services; Mental Health Outcome Measurement
Research Interests: Investigating in order to intervene in the social environment factors that influence success in school for students from kindergarten through high school with an emphasis on vulnerable groups of students and students exposed to known risk factors for poor educational outcomes. Such investigations include the influence of adults across the microsystems youth inhabit—home, school, and community—with a focus on interventions targeting the social climate in schools.The practice of social work in school settings, including the assessment of children, youth, families, and the social context of schools, interventions across clients systems in schools, and policy and program planning as it relates to the provision of social work in schools. Direct practice in social work including the foundations of practice and advanced practice with children, youth, and families.