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 Qualitative Data-Mining Project: Co-Principal Investigator
In partnership with the Mack Center on Nonprofit & Public Sector Management in the Human Services at the University of California, Berkeley and public child welfare agencies, this project develops and applies qualitative data-mining (QDM) techniques to examine child welfare policy and practice. QDM, the systematic mining of narrative data from administrative data systems,enhances our understanding of child welfare populations, emerging social problems, client needs, and promising social work practices.