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Richard Barth

Teachers, Researchers, and Mentors

Dr. Richard P. Barth, Dean of the School of Social Work and Professor

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Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.7794

Fax: (410) 706.0273

E-mail: rbarth@ssw.umaryland.edu
Room: 5E14

Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Education:
AB, Brown University
MSW; PhD, University of California-Berkeley

Expertise and Research Interests:
Adoption

Child Welfare
Families and Children
Evidenced-based Practice

Memberships:
American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, Founding Board Member, Founding President, 2009-present
American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Public Health Association
American Psychological Association (Divisions 5, 37)
California Association of School Social Workers
Council on Social Work Education
National Association of Social Workers
Society for Social Work Research
Executive Committee of the St. Louis Group for Excellence in Social Work Research and Education

Honors and Awards:
University of California Regents Fellowship, 1979.
Doctor of Philosophy with Distinction, 1982.
Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize from the University of Chicago for excellence in scholarship in child welfare services, 1989.
Lois and Samuel Silberman Fund Senior Faculty Fellow, 1990-1991.
Senior Fulbright Scholar to Sweden, 1990-1992.
John Milner Lecturer, University of Southern California, School of Social Work, 1991.
Fidele Fauri Memorial Lecturer, University of Michigan, School of Social Work, 1995.
Presidential Award for Excellence in Research, National Association of Social Workers, 1998.
Grace Brody Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, 2000.
James E. Flynn Prize for Research, University of Southern California, 2005
Dean’s Recognition of Teaching Excellence, University of North Carolina, 2006
Senior Fulbright Specialist in Australia, 2006
The Peter Forsythe Award for Leadership in Public Child Welfare by the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators, 2007
Distinguished Achievement Award, Society for Social Work and Research, 2010

Recent Publications:

BOOKS
Barth, R. P., Brodzinsky, D., & Freundlich, M. (Eds.). (2000). Adoption and prenatal drug exposure: The research, policy and practice challenges. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Pecora, P. J., Whittaker, J. K., Maluccio, A. N., & Barth, R. P. (2000). Child welfare challenge (2nd Edition). New York: Aldine De Gruyter.

Wulczyn, F., Yuan, Y.Y., Barth, R.P., Jones-Harden, B. & Landsverk, J. (2005). Evidence for child welfare policy reform. New York: Aldine De Gruyter.

BOOK CHAPTERS
Brooks, D., Simmel, C., Wind, L., & Barth, R. P. (in press). Contemporary adoption in the united states: implications for the next wave of adoption theory, research, and practice. In D. Brodzinsky & J. Palacios (Eds.), Psychological Issues In Adoption: Theory, Research, And Application. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.


Barth, R. P., Lenerz, K., and Gibbs, D. “Post Adoption Services: A Study of Program Participants, Services and Outcomes” (2006). In M. Dore (Ed.), The Post-Adoption Experience: Adoptive Families Service Needs and Service Outcomes (pps. 95-110). Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Barth, R.P., Guo, S. Green, R.L., & McCrae, J.S. (2007). Developmental outcomes for children in kinship and nonkinship care: Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. In R. Haskins, F. Wulczyn, & M. B. Webb (Eds.). Child protection: Using research to improve policy and practice. (pp. 187-206) Washington, DC: Brookings.

Hurlburt, M., Barth, R.P., Leslie, L.K., Landsverk, J.A. & McCrae, J.S. (2007). Building on strengths: Current status and opportunities for improvement of parent training for families in child welfare services. In R. Haskins, F. Wulczyn, & M. B. Webb (Eds.). (pp. 81-106). Child protection: Using research to improve policy and practice. Washington, DC: Brookings.

Kohl, P. & Barth, R.P. (2007). Reentry, reabuse, and reinvolvement of maltreated children: Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. In R. Haskins, F. Wulczyn, & M. B. Webb (Eds.). (pp. 207-225). Child protection: Using research to improve policy and practice. Washington, DC: Brookings.

Libby, A., Orton, H.D., Barth, R.P. & Burns, B.J. (2007). Alcohol, drug, and mental health service needs for caregivers and children involved with child welfare. In R. Haskins, F. Wulczyn, & M. B. Webb (Eds.). (pp. 107-119). Child protection: Using research to improve policy and practice. Washington, DC: Brookings.

Wildfire, J. Barth, R.P. & Green, R.L. (2007). Reunification of children from foster care at 18-months: Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. (pp. 155-170). In R. Haskins, F. Wulczyn, & M. B. Webb (Eds.). Child protection: Using research to improve policy and practice. Washington, DC: Brookings.

Barth, R.P. & Chintapalli, LK. (2009). Permanence and impermanence for youth in out-of-home care. In B. Kerman, M. Freundlich, & A.N. Maluccio (Eds.). Achieving permanence for older children and youth in foster care. (pp, 88-108) New York: Columbia University Press.

ARTICLES
Barth, R. P., Wildfire, J., & Green, R. L. (2006). Placement into foster care and the interplay of urbanicity, child behavior problems, and poverty. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(3), 358-366.

Barth, R.P., Lloyd, E.C., Green, R.L., James, S., Leslie, L.K., & Landsverk, J. (2007). Predictors of placement moves among children with and without emotional and behavioral disorders. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 15, 46-55.

Barth, R.P. Greeson, J. Guo, S., Green. R. L., Hurley, S. & Sisson, J. (2007). Changes in family functioning and child behavior following intensive-in home therapy. Children & Youth Services Review, 29, 988-1009.

Barth, R.P., Lloyd, E.C., Green, R.L., James, S., Leslie, L.K., & Landsverk, J. (2007). Predictors of placement moves among children with and without emotional and behavioral disorders. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 15, 46-55.

Simmel, C., Barth, R.P., & Brooks, D. (2007). Adopted foster youths' psychosocial functioning: A longitudinal perspective. Child and Family Social Work. 12, 336-348.

Wind, L. H., Brooks, D., & Barth, R. P. (2007). Strengthening families and communities: Promising practices in adoption-competent mental health services. Family Relations, 56, 378-389.

Barth, R.P., Guo, S. Green, R.L., & McCrae, J.S.  (2007). Developmental outcomes for children in kinship and nonkinship care: Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. In R. Haskins, F. Wulczyn, & M. B. Webb (Eds.). Child protection: Using research to improve policy and practice. (pp. 187-206)  Washington, DC: Brookings.

Casanueva, C., Martin, S., Runyan, D., Barth, R.P., & Bradley, R. Quality of Maternal Parenting among Intimate-Partner Violence Victims Involved with the Child Welfare System. Journal of Family Violence.

Barth, R.P., Scarborough, A.A., Lloyd, E.C., Losby, J.L., Casanueva, C., and Mann, T., "Developmental Status and Early Intervention Service Needs of Maltreated Children, Final Report," Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Developmental Needs of Children Investigated for Child Protective Services.

Barth, R. P., Weigensberg, E. C., Fisher, P. A., Fetrow, B., & Green, R. L. (2008). Reentry of elementary aged children following reunification from foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(4), 353-364.

Barth, R.P., Guo, S., & McCrae, J.S. (2008). Propensity score matching strategies for evaluating the success of human service programs. Research on Social Work Practice, 18, 198-211.

Crea, T. M., Barth, R. P., Guo, S., and Brooks, D. (2008). Externalizing behaviors of substance-exposed adopted children: 14 years postadoption. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78(1), 11-19.

Dorsey, S., Farmer, E.M.Z., Barth, R.P, Greene, K., Reid, J., & Landsverk, J. (2008). Current status and evidence base of training for foster and treatment foster parents. Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 1403-1416.

Greeson, J. K. P., Barth, R.P., Guo, S. Y., Green, R. L., Hurley, S., & Sisson, J. (2009). Contributions of therapist characteristics and stability to intensive in-home therapy outcomes 10.1177/1049731508329422. Research on Social Work Practice, 19(2),239-250.

Lee, B. & Barth, R.P. (2009). Residential Education: An emerging resource for improving educational outcomes for youth in foster care? Children and Youth Services Review. 31,155-160.

McCrae, J.S. & Barth, R.P. (2008). Using cumulative risk to screen for mental health problems in child welfare. Research on Social Work Practice. 18, 144-159.

Weigensberg, E. C., Barth, R. R., & Guo, S. (2009). Family group decision making: A propensity score analysis to evaluate child and family services at baseline and after 36-months. Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 383-390.

Scarborough, A. A., Lloyd, E. C., & Barth, R. P. (2009). Maltreated infants and toddlers: Predictors of developmental delay. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 30(6), 489-498.

Crea, T. M., & Barth, R. P. (2009). Patterns and predictors of adoption openness and contact: 14 years postadoption. Family Relations, 58(5), 607-620.

Kolko, D. J., Hurlburt, M. S., Zhang, J. J., Barth, R. P., Leslie, L. K., & Burns, B. J. Posttraumatic stress symptoms in children and adolescents referred for child welfare investigation A national sample of in-home and out-of-home care. Child Maltreatment, 15, 48-63.

Ji, J., Brooks, D., Barth, R. P., & Kim, H. (2010). Beyond preadoptive risk: The impact of adoptive family environment on adopted youth's psychosocial adjustment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80, 432-442.

McCrae, J. S., Barth, R.P., & Guo, S. Y. (2010). Changes in maltreated children's emotional-behavioral problems following typically provided mental health services. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80, 350-361.

Postlethwait, A. W., Barth, R. P., & Guo, S. Y. (2010). Gender variation in delinquent behavior changes of child welfare-involved youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 318-324.

Barth, R.P., Duncan, D.F., Hodorowicz, M.T., Kum, H. (2010). Felonious arrests of former foster care and TANF-involved youth. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 1, 104-123.

Lee, B. R., Bright, C. L., Svoboda, D., Fakunmoju, S., & Barth, R. P. (2011). Outcomes of group care for youth: A review of comparative studies. Research on Social Work Practice, 21, 177-189.

PUBLISHED CURRICULA
Barth, R. P. (1991, 1996) Reducing the Risk. (1st and 2nd Editions). Scotts Valley, CA: Education Training and Research Associates. (CDC Award as a “Program That Works”).

Fetro, J., Barth, R. P., & Coyle, K. (1998). Safer Choices. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates

Becker, H., Barth, R. P., Cagampang, H., and White, R. (2001). Power Through Choices. Oklahoma, City, OK: National Resource Center on Youth Development.