Jennifer Elkins studies diverse populations and age groups that have experienced trauma, violence, abuse and loss.

She is particularly interested in the impact of trauma and loss over the life course and understanding the underlying micro- to macro-level mechanisms contributing to adaptive and maladaptive developmental outcomes.

Teaching Specialties

Social work practice with individuals, groups and families, Social work practice with children and adolescents, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, psychopathology

Research Interests

Interpersonal and multigenerational trauma, violence, abuse and loss, PTSD and trauma-related disorders, ecological/transactional and risk/resilience processes across the lifespan, culturally responsive, trauma-informed and transdisciplinary research and practice

Jennifer Elkins
279 Williams Street
Athens, GA 30602
  • Ph.D., Social Work Columbia University
  • MSSW University of Wisconsin
  • B.A., Psychology and Social Work University of Wisconsin