Illinois Child Welfare

Editorial Boards

Editorial Board

C. Joann Beathea, Ph.D.
Author and Consultant, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Carl T. Bell, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago; President and CEO, Community Mental Health Council and Foundation

Robert Bloom, Ph.D.
Author; Executive Director, Jewish Child and Family Services

Barbara T. Bowman, M.A.
Irving Harris Professor of Child Development, Erikson Institute
Chief Officer, Office of Early Childhood Education, Chicago Public Schools

Richard Calica, M.A., L.C.S.W.
Executive Director, Juvenile Protective Association

Emalee Flaherty, M.D.
Medical Director, Protective Service Team, Children's Memorial Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine

Diane Geraghty, J.D.
Professor of Law and Director, Civitas ChildLaw Center, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Nora L. Ishibashi, Ph.D.
Private Practice; Author and Speaker on School Social Work Practice

Theodore R. LeBlang, J.D.
Emeritus Professor of Law and Medicine; Southern Illinois University Schools of Medicine and Law, Springfield, Illinois

Deborah R. Major, Ph.D.
Catholic Charities, Foster Care Division

Tracey Maybrey, D.S.W.
Director, MSW Program, DePaul University

Mikal N. Rasheed, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Social Work, Director, MSW Program, Chicago State University; Private Practice.

Marion Rosenbluth, Ph.D., L.C.S.W
Professor Emeritus Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work
Associate, Yale Child Study Center

Robin Russel, Ph.D., J.D.
Director and Professor University of Maine School of Social Work, Orono, Maine

S. Gene Schwarm, J.D.
Chief Judge, State of Illinois, Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit

Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D.
Professor of Urban Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

Stephen Sheldon, D.O.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Sleep Disorders Center, Children’s Memorial Hospital

Mark Testa, Ph.D.
Director and Associate Professor, University of Illinois Children and Family Research Center

George W. Timberlake, M.B.A., J.D.
Retired Circuit Judge, 2nd Judicial Circuit, State of Illinois,

Jack Wall, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work

Anita Weinberg, J.D., M.S.W.
Clinical Professor and Director, ChildLaw Policy Institute
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Bernice Weissbourd, M.A.
President, Family Focus; Author

International Consulting Editors

Cecilia L.W. Chan, Ph.D., R.S.W., J.P.
Director, Centre on Behavioral Health; Si Yuan Professor in Health and Social Work, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Ka-Ching Yeung, Ph.D.
Senior Teaching Consultant, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong

Mel Gray, Ph.D.
Professor of Social Work and Head of the School of Social Sciences
University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Daiva Kristina Kuzmickaite, Ph.D.
Lithuanian Emigration Institute and Public Administration Department, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Nigel Parton, B.A., C.Q.S.W., M.A., Ph.D.
NSPCC Professor in Applied Childhood Studies, University of Huddersfield, England

Ulla Maia Rantalaiho, M.A.
Lecturer, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

Rita Vaicekauskaite, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Klaipeda University Department of Social Work

Roger W. Byard, M.B.B.S., M.D.
Marks Professor of Pathology, University of Adelaide

Graham Vimpani, Ph.D.
Professor and Head of Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health, University of Newcastle

Monika Többe-Schukalla, Ph.D.
Professor, Dr., Catholic University of Applied Sciences Northrhine Westfalia

Francesco Villa, Ph.D.
Professor, Universitta del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

Editorial Staff

Managing Editors

Rachel Kibblesmith, M.S.W., Program Director, Stand Up Help Out! and C.R.I.M.E.

Associate Editors

Stacy Christoff, M.S.W., Madison, Wisconsin

Noriko I. Martinez, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work and University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and private practice

Daiva Piscikaite, M.S.W. Social Worker, Catholic Charities Adoption Services

Consulting Editors

Venessa A. Brown, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity; Professor, Social Work, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Dorothea Epple, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Associate Professor of Social Work
University of St. Francis

Owen Field, J.D.
Former General Counsel, State of Illinois Department of Public Aid; Past President, American Association of Public Welfare Attorneys

Gail Kenyon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Meredith
College Raleigh NC

Henry Krous, M.D.
Director of Pathology, Children's Hospital-San Diego; Professor of Pathology, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; Director, San Diego SIDS/SUDC Research Project

Elizabeth Meadows, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Roosevelt University School of Education

Kui Hee Song, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, California State University at Chico

Maria Vidal de Haymes, Ph.D.
Professor, Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work

Wayne Evens, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Director, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Bradley University, Peoria

Honorary Editorial Board

Father Michael Boland, M.S.W.
Administrator, Catholic Charities of Chicago

Tom Finnegan, M.S.W.,
Executive Director, Kaleidoscope, Inc.

Jimmy M. Lago
Chancellor, Archdiocese of Chicago

Daniel Lee, Ph.D.
Professor, Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work

Phyllis Russell
Executive Director, Work, Welfare and Families

The Reverend Alexander Sharp
Executive Director, Protestants for the Common Good; Formerly Chairman of the Board, Coalition for the Homeless

Jerome Stermer
Chief of Staff, Governor Pat Quinn

The Honorable Christine Radogno, M.S.W.
Illinois State Senate, 24th District

Loyola University