Advancing social justice through studying the lives of children and youth who experience involvement in multiple systems to inform effective practices and policies.

Kolivoski, K. M. (2020). Applying Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Intersectionality to address the needs ofAfrican American crossover girls. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1007/s10560-020-00726-9 M.

Goodkind, S., Shook, J. J., Kolivoski, K. M., Pohlig, R., Little, A., & Kim, K. H. (2020). From child welfare to jail: Mediating effects of juvenile justice and other system involvement. Child Maltreatment. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1177/1077559520904144

Kolivoski, K. M., Shook, J. J., Kim, K. H., & Goodkind, S. (2017). Placement type matters: Placement experiences in relation to justice system involvement among child welfare-involved youth and young adults. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 27, 847-864. doi:10.1080/10911359.2017.1342583

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M., Goodkind, S., & Shook, J. J. (2017). Social justice for crossover youth: Children at the intersection of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Social Work, 62, 313-321. doi:10.1093/sw/swx034

Bright, C. L., Sacco, P., Kolivoski, K. M., Stapleton, L. M., Jun, H.-J., & Morris-Compton, D. (2017). Gender differences in patterns of substance use and delinquency: A latent transition analysis. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 26, 162-173. doi:10.1080/1067828X.2016.1242100

Kolivoski, K. M. & Shook, J. J. (2016). Incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons: Examining the relationship between age and prison behavior in transferred juveniles. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43, 1242-1259. doi:10.1177/0093854816631793

Kolivoski, K. M., Shook, J. J., Johnson, H. C., Goodkind, S., Fusco, R., DeLisi, M., & Vaughn, M. G. (2016). Applying legal socialization to the child welfare system: Do youths’ perceptions of caseworkers matter? Child and Youth Care Forum, 45, 65-83. doi:10.1007/s10566-015-9317-y

Schuler, B. R., Lee, B. R., Kolivoski, K. M., Attman, N. P., & Lindsey, M. A. (2016). Implementing a modular evidence-based practice in child welfare: Effects and obstacles. Research on Social Work Practice, 26, 693-703. doi:10.1177/1049731514563988

Kolivoski, K. M., Weaver, A., & Constance-Huggins, M. A. (2014). Critical Race Theory: Opportunities for application in social work practice and policy. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 95, 269-276. doi:10.1606/10443894.2014.95.36

Kolivoski, K. M., Shook, J. J., Goodkind, S., & Kim, K. H. (2014). Developmental trajectories and predictors of juvenile detention, placement, and jail among youth without-of-home child welfare placement. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 5, 137-160. doi:10.1086/676520

Barth, R. P., Kolivoski, K. M., Lindsey, M. A., Lee, B. R., & Collins, K. S. (2014). Translating the common elements approach: Social work's experiences in education, practice, and research. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 301-311. doi:10.1080/15374416.2013.848771

Lee, B. R., Ebesutani, C., Kolivoski, K. M., Becker, K. D., Lindsey, M. A., Brandt, N.E., Cammack, N., Streider, F. H., Chorpita, B. F., & Barth, R. P. (2014). Program and practice elements for placement prevention: A review of interventions and their effectiveness in promoting home-based care. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84, 244-256. doi:10.1037/h0099811

Shook, J. J., Goodkind, S., Herring, D., Pohlig, R. T., Kolivoski, K., & Kim, K. H. (2013). How different are their experiences and outcomes? Comparing aged out and other child welfare involved youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 11-18. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.09.017

Petracchi, H. E., Weaver, A., Engel, R. J., Kolivoski, K. M., & Das, R. (2010). An assessment of service learning in a university living-learning community: Implications for community engagement. Journal of Community Practice, 18, 252-266. doi:10.1080/10705422.2010.490743

Shook, J. J., Vaughn, M. G., Litschge, C., Kolivoski, K., & Schelbe, L. (2009). The importance of friends among foster youth aging out of care: Cluster profiles of deviant peer affiliations. Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 284-291. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2008.07.024

Research-Related Awards and Fellowships
2021: Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Fellow

2018: “Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Building a Multidisciplinary Pipeline of Researchers in Child Abuse and Neglect: Summer Training Institute for Early Career Transitioning Scholars (R25).” Fellow. (PIs: Jonson-Reid & Widom).

2015: “The Impact of Child Welfare Caseworkers on Delinquency Among Child Welfare-Involved Youth.” National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN). (June, 2015). Competitive fellowship to attend Summer Research Institute 2015, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

2010: Young Scholar Award. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Translational Research on Child Neglect Consortium (TRCNC), TRCNC Fourth Annual Meeting: Child Neglect and Cross-Sector Services, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

areas of research
Crossover/Multi-System Experiences
Systems Coordination
Policy and Practice Reforms
Legal Socialization
Child Welfare
System Experiences
Out-of-Home Placement
Caseworker Impact
Critical Race Theory (CRT)
Aging Out of Foster Care
Juvenile & Criminal Justice
Racial Disparities
Transfer to Adult System
Court Fine & Fees
Legal Socialization