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“I have direct practice experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.”

Jennifer Elkins

Associate Professor and MSW Online Program Director

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