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Christina Denard, PhD

Assistant Professor

Contact

Building & Room:

4420 ETMSW

Office Phone:

(312) 355-5889

About

Professor DeNard has several years’ experience working in publicly funded settings providing therapeutic and supportive services for children who previously experienced child maltreatment and who are leaving foster care for permanent placement.

Professional Interests:

Child welfare and prevention
Evidence-based practices within child welfare settings

Teaching Experience:

Child and family policy and practice

Research:

Child welfare and child well-being

Selected Publications

Articles

Garcia, A., DeNard, C., Morones, S., Eldeeb, N. (2019). Mitigating barriers to implementing evidence based interventions in child welfare: Lessons learned from scholars and agency directors. Children and Youth Services Review, 100, 313-331.

Garcia, A., DeNard, C., Ohene, S., Morones, S., & Connaughton, C. (2018). “I am more than my past”: Parents’ attitudes and perceptions of the Positive Parenting Program in Child Welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 88, 286-297.

Garcia, A.R., Gupta, M., Greeson, J.K., Thompson, A.E., DeNard, C. (2017). Adverse Childhood Experiences among Youth Reported to Child Welfare: Results from the National Survey of Child & Adolescent Wellbeing. Child Abuse & Neglect, 70, 292-302.

DeNard, C. M., Skriner, L. C., & Beidas, R. S. (2017). Relationship Between Supervisor Factors and Therapist Knowledge, Attitudes, and Use of EBP in a Large Public Behavioral Health System. Psychiatric Services, 68(6), 641-642.

DeNard, C., Garcia, A., & Circo, E. (2017). Caseworker Perspectives on Mental Health Disparities Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth in Child Welfare. Journal of Social Service Research, 1-17.

Garcia, A. R., Kim, M., & DeNard, C. (2016). Context matters: the state of racial disparities in mental health services among youth reported to child welfare in 1999 and 2009. Children and Youth Services Review, 66, 101-108.

Garcia, A. R., Greeson, J. K., Kim, M., Thompson, A. E., & DeNard, C. (2015). From placement to prison revisited: do mental health services disrupt the delinquency pipeline among Latino, African American and Caucasian youth in the child welfare system?. Journal of Adolescence, 45, 263-273.

Garcia, A., Circo, E., DeNard, C., & Hernandez, N. (2015). Barriers and facilitators to delivering effective mental health practice strategies for youth and families served by the child welfare system. Children and Youth Services Review, 52, 110-122.

Editorial Reviews

Ad-hoc reviewer for:
Journal of Family Social Work
Child and Youth Services Review

Education

BA, University of Maryland, College Park
MSW, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Social Work
PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice