Kalen Flynn, PhD
Dr. Flynn’s practice experience includes working as a case manager with at-risk adolescents, as an advocate for juvenile justice reform, and as a researcher at the American Institutes for Research. She has worked with juvenile justice leaders across the country at all levels of government.
Reducing exposure to violence among adolescents and young adults
Addressing symbolic, structural, and interpersonal violence
Integrating GIS and qualitative research methods
SocW 420 Policy I: Social Welfare Policy and Services
Impact of exposure to violence and neighborhood conditions
Flynn, K. & Mathias, B. (2020). “I would say it’s alive”: Understanding the social construction of place, identity, and neighborhood effects through the lived experience of urban young adults. Qualitative Social Work, 19(3) 481–500. doi: doi.org/10.1177/1473325020911673
Flynn, K., Mathias, B. & Wiebe, D. J. (2020). Investigating the (in)visible: Piloting an integrated methodology to explore multiple forms of violence. Journal of Community Psychology. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22349
Flynn, K.; McDonald, C.; Dalonzo, B.; Tam, V.; & Wiebe, D. (2018). Violence in rural, suburban, and urban schools in Pennsylvania. Journal of School Nursing, 34(4) 263-269.
Flynn, K.; Branas, C.; Richmond, T.; & Wiebe, D. (2017). Neighborhood social trust and perceptions of safety during daily activities. Injury Prevention. Published online first: 07 October 2017. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042444
Wiebe DJ, Flynn K, & Branas CC. (2017). Letters to the editor in response to studies of guns in the home and homicide and suicide. Injury Epidemiology, 4(1), 1-8.
Campie, P.; Pakstis, A.; Flynn, K & McDermott, K. (2015). Developing a coherent approach to youth well-being in the fields of child welfare, juvenile, justice, education, and health: A systematic literature review. Families in Society, 96(3) 175-184.
BS, Saint Joseph’s University
MSW, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice
MSSP, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice
Society for Social Work Research
Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research