Cassandra Simmel, PhD
Dr. Simmel's research interests include child welfare programs and services, especially concerning youth transitioning out of care, and child and youth mental health.
- Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Rutgers University
- PhD, 2001, University of California, Berkeley, Social Welfare
- Simmel, C. (2007). Risk and protective factors contributing to the longitudinal psychosocial well-being of adopted foster children. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 15(4), 237-249.
- Simmel, C., Barth, R. P. & Brooks, D. (2007). Adopted foster youths? Psychosocial functioning: A longitudinal perspective. Child & Family Social Work, 12(4), 336-348.
- Simmel, C., Flanzer, S., & Webb, M. B. (2006). A new look at ethical issues in child maltreatment research. In M. Freerick, J. Knutson, P. Trickett, & S. Flanzer (Eds.), Defining and classifying child abuse and neglect for research purposes. Baltimore, MD: Brooks Publishing.
- Brooks, D., Simmel, C., Wind, L., & Barth, R. P. (2005). Contemporary adoptive families and implications for the next wave of adoption research. In D. Brodzinsky, & J. Palacios (Eds.), Psychological issues in adoption: Linking theory, research, and practice. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
- Simmel, C., & Price, A. (2002). The Shared Family Care demonstration project: Challenges of implementing and evaluating a community-based project. Children and Youth Services Review, 24, 455-470.
- Certificates of Confidentiality
- Consent and Assent in Foster Care
- Consent vs. Coercion with Foster Families
- Dealing with Disclosures by Foster Youth
- Developing a Partnership with Child Welfare
- Devote Time to Tracking
- Explaining the Research Process
- I Feel Protective of the Kids I Research
- Incentives in Foster Care Research
- The Connection Between Clinical and Policy Work
- Use the IRB to Guide Your Foster Care Research