College of Education and Human Development

School of Social Work

Youth Studies

School of Social Work researchers are seeking to deepen and enrich the understanding of youth work practice and practice education by studying the social, historical and political contexts of youth development.

Katie Johnston-Goodstar Katie Johnston-Goodstar

Social and political contexts of urban and Indigenous youth development, Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR), Youth and Media, Critical and Indigenous Pedagogies, History of youth work and social work in urban and Indigenous communities.

Katie Johnston-Goodstar
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Ross VeLure Roholt Ross VeLure Roholt

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Community Engagement, Counseling, Mental Health, Adolescents/Youth, Community Engagement, Evaluation

Ross VeLure Roholt
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Ceema Samimi Ceema Samimi

Restorative and transformative justice; School-to-prison pipeline; Community-Engaged Research and CPAR/YPAR; Youth power, voice, and engagement; Anti-racist research; Critical race theory & racial justice; Youth homelessness; Educational equity;…

Ceema Samimi
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Jeff Waid Jeff Waid

Child Welfare, Positive Youth Development, Prevention Science, Intervention and Services Research

Jeff Waid
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Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare researchers

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Child Welfare, Evaluation, Policy