Colleen Janczewski, PhD

Initial Validation of a New Measure of Adverse Adult Experiences
Saturday, January 19, 8:00 a.m.

Introducing a Brief Assessment of Workplace Environment
Saturday, January 19, 4:30 p.m.

Colleen Janczewski is an assistant professor at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and a policy and practice analyst at the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being. Dr. Janczewski’s research interests include child maltreatment and examining how public systems interface with vulnerable children and families. She has expertise in applying advanced statistical techniques to inform policy decisions and practice innovations in social service systems.


Thomas LeBel, PhD

The Persistent Impact of Childhood Victimization: Current Mental Health Challenges Faced By Women in Jail
Saturday, January 19, 5:30 p.m.

Thomas LeBel is the author or co-author of numerous articles and book chapters on prisoner reentry, desistance from crime, stigma, and drug treatment. Dr. LeBel’s research incorporates a strengths-based perspective regarding incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. He has served as a consultant and panelist for several prisoner reentry-related projects. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in corrections.


Chien-Ti Lee, PhD

Initial Validation of a New Measure of Adverse Adult Experiences
Saturday, January 19, 8:00 a.m.

Introducing a Brief Assessment of Workplace Environment
Saturday, January 19, 4:30 p.m.

 



Joshua Mersky, PhD

Applied and Translational Research on Trauma-Responsive Practices and Programs
Thursday, January 17, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Behavioral Trajectories from Early Childhood to Adolescence
Thursday, January 17, 3:45 p.m.

Initial Validation of a New Measure of Adverse Adult Experiences
Saturday, January 19, 8:00 a.m.

Introducing a Brief Assessment of Workplace Environment
Saturday, January 19, 4:30 p.m.

Stress, Trauma, Coping, and Mental Health Among Urban, Low-Income Jobseekers: Preliminary Findings from an Innovative Trauma-Informed Protocol to Improve Employment Outcomes
Sunday, January 20, 8:30 a.m.

Joshua Mersky is co-director of the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being and professor at UWM’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. Dr. Mersky’s research interests include adverse and traumatic experiences that undermine health and well-being. He is dedicated to working with local and state partners to translate evidence into real-world solutions that improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families.



Daria Mueller, MSW

RCDC Roots & Wings Roundtable 2: Fusing Empiricism and Activism: The Role of Social Work Research in Fueling Social Change
Saturday, January 19, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Stress, Trauma, Coping, and Mental Health Among Urban, Low-Income Jobseekers: Preliminary Findings from an Innovative Trauma-Informed Protocol to Improve Employment Outcomes
Sunday, January 20, 8:30 a.m.

Daria Mueller is a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to her current role, she worked with Chicago-based nonprofits for 10 years. Daria’s work focused on public policy solutions to address violence against women, poverty and homelessness, criminal justice reform, prostitution, and sex trafficking.



David J. Pate Jr, PhD

Family Policy Around the World
Friday, January 18, 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Examining the Dimensions of Poverty and the Impact on Parenting
Sunday, January 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Co-Chair
Inequality, Poverty, and Social Welfare Policy Cluster (Conference)
Society for Social Work Research

David J. Pate Jr. is an expert on low income African-American men, fatherhood, and child support. Dr. Pate studies how black men are affected by the social welfare system and the challenges that impede their ability to attain economic security. His research projects involve the use of qualitative research methods to examine life course events of African-American men and boys.



Nancy Rolock, PhD

A Longitudinal Examination of Post Adoption Outcomes: An Examination of Eight States
Saturday, January 19, 10:15 a.m.

Nancy Rolock is an associate professor at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she has been on the faculty since 2013. She has conducted child welfare research since 1996. Dr. Rolock is committed to using intervention research and implementation science to build evidence-informed services and supports for children and families involved in the child welfare system.



Susan Rose, PhD

The Persistent Impact of Childhood Victimization: Current Mental Health Challenges Faced By Women in Jail
Saturday, January 19, 5:30 p.m.

Susan Rose joined the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty in 1992. Her teaching responsibilities include the areas of mental health and advanced practice. Dr. Rose received her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has extensive clinical experience in community mental health and family-based service-delivery systems in child welfare.



James Topitzes, PhD

Applied and Translational Research on Trauma-Responsive Practices and Programs
Thursday, January 17, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Stress, Trauma, Coping, and Mental Health Among Urban, Low-Income Jobseekers: Preliminary Findings from an Innovative Trauma-Informed Protocol to Improve Employment Outcomes
Sunday, January 20, 8:30 a.m.

James “Dimitri” Topitzes is an associate professor of social work in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. He is also co-founder and associate director of program design and clinical services at the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being. His research interests include etiology, effects, treatment and prevention of early childhood trauma.



Lixia Zhang, MSW

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Behavioral Trajectories from Early Childhood to Adolescence
Thursday, January 17, 3:45 p.m.

Lixia Zhang is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. She will be completing her degree program in May 2019.

Zhang’s research focuses on child maltreatment and other childhood adversities that undermine health and well-being across the life course. Additionally, she is interested in programs and policies that prevent childhood trauma or mitigate its effects, and improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged children and families.