Henry, Colleen | MSW | PhD

Assistant Professor
Phone: (212) 396-7528
Office: 454
Email: colleen.henry@hunter.cuny.edu
Areas of Expertise:
Child Welfare Practice & Policy
Child Well-being
Child Exposure to Domestic Violence
Welfare State Theory

Ph.D., School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
M.S.W., School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Courses Include:
Social Welfare Policies & Services
Policy and Practice Issues in Child Welfare

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Family Violence Research Project: Principal Investigator
Through analysis of child welfare case records and administrative data, this research project examines one urban public child welfare agency’s response to allegations of child exposure to domestic violence. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, this project examines how child welfare workers construe child exposure to domestic violence as harmful to children and how these constructions influence child welfare service decisions.

Child Welfare Case Record Review Project: Research Consultant
In partnership with an urban public child welfare agency, the Mack Center on Nonprofit & Public Sector Management in the Human Services at the University of California, Berkeley piloted the Child Welfare Case Record Review qualitative data-mining project to examine child welfare in practice. The aims of the project are fourfold, 1) to develop qualitative data-mining techniques that can be replicated by child welfare agencies and research partners; 2) to create a database derived from the qualitative data stored in electronic child welfare case record systems; 3) to map data in this database for future research use; and 4) to use these data to identify emerging practice issues.