This research award is made to honor the memory of John Craft, former Professor of Research at the School of Social Work. Professor Craft was the author of a book on social work research methods and statistics that is used internationally and was published widely in the area of child welfare and protective services.
Competition for the award is based on (a) the quality of a proposed research project and (b) the feasibility of carrying out the research within the proposed timeline.
Students who have won this award recently are:
Jenna Kennedy- Worker turnover intention in a private child welfare organization.
Erica Reschly - Disordered eating among adolescents.
Cris Wallace - Wilderness therapy.
Shamra Boel-Studt and Julie Ramirez - Reducing aggressive behavior and the need for physical interventions with adolescents in institutions.
Beth Schoeppner - The relationship between age of child at the time of adoption and attachment to adoptive parents.
Peggy Sharr - Drugs and pregnancy: the consequences of perinatal illicit drug use.
Mischa Andersen and Megan Recker - The impact of best treatment with adopted children who have Reactive Attachment.
Joelle Osterhaus and Julie Miller - Communication between health care staff persons and terminally ill pediatric oncology patients and their families.
Leah DeBoef - Satisfaction with child care and parental self-efficacy.
Maggie Wells - How pre-adoptive living conditions affect post-adoption attachment.
Margaret Cretzmeyer - Risk factors for future substance abuse among young boys diagnosed with ADHD.
Julie King - The effect of an intervention on special education students in residential treatment.
Mary Jo Rehm - A comparison of families who do and do not participate in family team meetings.