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Trina Shanks initiated a family mentoring program and introduced Individual Development Accounts to public housing residents.
In her current research, funded by the Ford Foundation, she is co-investigator for the SEED Impact Assessment study, which has set up a quasi-experimental research design to test the impact of offering Head Start families 529 college education plans for their enrolled children. She also oversees the evaluation of summer youth employment in Detroit.
Additional areas of research/scholarly interest: the relationship between assets, poverty and children's well-being; public policy for families; social and economic development, particularly in urban communities.
Shanks is a Rhodes Scholar and a former Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador where she worked in micro-enterprise development.
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School of Social Work
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|2003||PhD||Social Work||Washington University, St. Louis, MO|
|2000||MSW||Social Work||Washington University, St. Louis, MO|
|1996||MPh||Comparative Social Research||University of Oxford, Oxford, England|
|1992||BS||Business Administration||John M. Olin School of Business, St. Louis, MO|
|Skillman Technical Assistance Center|
Shanks, T. & Danziger, S. K. (2016). Antipoverty policies and programs for families and children. In J. Jenson & M. Fraser (Eds.), Social Policy for Children and Families: A Risk and Resilience Perspective (3rd ed.).
Williams Shanks, T., Nicoll, K., & Johnson, T. (2014). Assets and African Americans: Attempting to capitalize on hopes for children through college savings accounts. Review of Black Political Economy, 41(3), 337-356.
Williams Shanks, T. R., Boddie, S., & Wynn, R. (2014). Wealth building in communities of color. In R. Bangs & L. Davis (Eds.), Race and Social Problems: Restructuring Inequality 63-78. Springer Publishing.
Williams Shanks, T. R. (2014). The evolution of anti-poverty policies and programs. In R. Cramer and T. R. Williams Shanks (Eds.), The Assets Perspective: The Rise of Asset Building and its Impact on Social Policy Chapter 2. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Cramer, R. & Williams Shanks, T. R. (2014). The rise of asset building and its impact on social policy. In R. Cramer & T. R. Williams Shanks (Eds.), The Assets Perspective: The Rise of Asset Building and its Impact on Social Policy Chapter 1. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Cramer, R. & Williams Shanks, T. R. (Eds.). (2014). The Assets Perspective: The Rise of Asset Building and its Impact on Social Policy. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hollingsworth, L. D., Sanchez, N., Gant, L. M., Williams-Shanks, T. R., Allen-Meares, P,, & Miller, P. L. (2014). In E. Zambone & L Gonzalez (Eds.), Providing Technical Assistance to Urban Communities: A Guide of Case Studies and Advice for Community Members. Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library.
Han, Y, Shanks, T., & Grogan-Kaylor, A. (2013). Parenting, family and neighborhood socioeconomic status, and children's academic performance. Journal of The Asian Regional Association for Home Economics, 20(4), 182-190.
Williams Shanks, T. (2013). In M. E. Benson (Ed.), Habits of Achievement: Lessons for a Life Well-Lived. St. Louis: Washington University in St. Louis.
Shanks, T. R., Mandell, L., & Adams, D. (2013). Financial education and financial access: lessons learned from child development account research. Innovations: Youth Economic Opportunities, Special Issue for the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, 167-183.
Williams Shanks, T. R. (2012). Helping low-income families obtain economic security: The value of local partnerships. In E. F. Hoffler & E. Clark (Eds.), Social Work Matters 209-215. Washington, DC: NASW Press.
Mandell, L., Sherraden, M. S., Despard, M., Masa, R., Adams, D., Elliott, W., Ansong, D., Lucey, T., Hira, T., Ssewamala, F., Prabhakar, R., & Williams Shanks, T. (2012). Children and youth as economic citizens: Reviewof research on financial capability, financial inclusion, and financial education. Child and Youth Finance International Research Working Group Report.
Okech, D., Little, R. D., & Williams Shanks, T. R. (2011). Early savings for children's higher education: A comparison between savers and non-savers in a Child Development Account program. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(9), 1592-1598.
Williams Shanks, T., & Danziger, S. K. (2010). Antipoverty policies and programs for families and children. In J. Jenson & M. Fraser (Eds.) , Social Policy for Children and Families: A Risk and Resilience Perspective (2nd ed.). 25-56. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Okech, D., Little, T. D. & Williams Shanks, T. R. , & Adams, D. (2010). Parental self-efficacy and joining a savings program for children’s education. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(4), 442-451.
Williams Shanks, T. R., Boddie, S. C., & Rice, S. (2010). Family-centered, community-based asset building: A strategic use of individual development accounts. Journal of Community Practice, 18(1), 94-117.
Adams, D., Nam, Y., Williams Shanks, T., Hicks, S., & Robinson, C. (2010). Research on assets for children and youth: Reflections on the past and prospects for the future. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(11), 1617-1621.
Grinstein-Weiss, M., Williams Shanks, T., Manturuk, K. M., Key, C. C., Paik, J. & Greeson, J. K. P. (2010). Homeownership and parenting practices: Evidence from the Community Advantage Panel. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(5), 774-782.
Sherraden, M., & Williams Shanks, T. (2009). The influence of research on policy and practice: Lessons from studies of asset building and low-income families. In A. Stiffman (Ed.), The Field Research Survival Guide. Oxford University Press.
Gant, L. M., Shimshock, K., Allen-Meares, P., Miller, P., Hollingsworth, L., & Shanks, T. (2009). Effects of Photovoice: Civic engagement among older youth in urban communities. Journal of Community Practice, 17(4), 358-376.
Davis, L. E., Wallace, J. M., & Williams Shanks, T. R. (2008). African Americans - Overview. In T. Mizrahi & L. E. Davis (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th ed.). Oxford University Press.
Beverly, S., Sherraden, M., Zhan, M., Williams Shanks, T., Nam, Y., & Cramer, R. (2008). Determinants of asset building. A Report in the Series Poor Finances: Assests and Low-Income Households. Washington, DC: Urban Institute.