Sigrid James, PhD
Dr. James' research has focused on examining placement instability in out-of-home care, the reasons for placement disruptions, and their impact on mental health service use. She is currently investigating pathways through out-of-home care with a focus on use of mental health services. She has a particular interest in the development and delivery of targeted interventions to children and families involved with the child welfare system.
- Associate Professor, Loma Linda University, Department of Social Work and Social Ecology
- Research Scientist, Child & Adolescent Services Research Center, Children's Hospital, San Diego
- PhD, 2003, University of Southern California, Social Work
- Leslie, L. K., Hurlburt, M., James, S., Landsverk, J., Slymen, D. J., & Zhang, J. (in press). Entry into child welfare: A gateway to mental health services? Psychiatric Services.
- James, S. (2004). Why do foster care placements disrupt? An investigation of reasons for placement change in foster care. Social Service Review, 78, 601-627.
- James, S., Landsverk, J., Slymen, D. J., & Leslie, L.K. (2004). Predictors of outpatient mental health service use: The role of foster care placement change. Mental Health Services Research, 6, 127-141.
- James, S., Landsverk, J., & Slymen, D. J. (2004). Placement movement in out-of-home care: Patterns and predictors. Children and Youth Services Review, 26, 185-206.
- Brooks, D., & James, S. (2003). Willingness to adopt Black foster children: Implications for child welfare policy and recruitment of transracial adoptive families. Children & Youth Services Review, 25, 463-489.