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Kathryn L. Maguire-Jack

Associate Professor of Social Work

Kathryn L. Maguire-Jack

Dr. Kathryn Maguire-Jack's research focuses on child abuse and neglect prevention, with an emphasis on communities and geographic disparities. Her work is funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund. She has expertise in advanced statistical methods and program evaluation.

Research Interests/Focus

Child abuse and neglect; child maltreatment prevention; neighborhoods; poverty; program evaluation; social policy; parenting.

Education

Year Degree   School
2013 PhD Social Welfare University of Wisconsin, Madison
2009 MSW Social Work University of Wisconsin, Madison
2006 MPA Public Affairs University of Wisconsin, Madison
2005 BA Political Science & Social Welfare University of Wisconsin, Madison
Year Description
2021 Yoon, S., Maguire-Jack, K., Knox, J., & Ploss, A. “Fostering Resilience among Vulnerable Youth.” Paper presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Virtual, January 20-23, 2021.
2021 Maguire-Jack, K., Font, S.A., Dillard, R., Dvalishvili, R., & Barnhart, S. “Neighborhood poverty and adverse childhood experiences over the first 15 years of life.” Paper presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Virtual, January 20-23, 2021.
2021 Hong, S., Goetschius, L.G., Gard, A. M., Hein, T. C., Maguire-Jack, K., McLoyd, V.C., Brooks-Gunn, J., McLanahan, S.S., Mitchell, C., Lopez-Duran, N.L., Hyde, L.W. & Monk, C.S. (March 2021). An examination of childhood neighborhood violence exposure and mother-child closeness on adolescent wellbeing and frontostriatal white matter connectivity. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Virtual, March 2021.
2021 Maguire-Jack, K., Purtell, K.M., Showalter, K., Barnhart, S., & Yang, M-Y. (April 2021). Preventive Benefits of U.S. Childcare Subsidies in Supervisory Child Neglect. Paper presented at ResilienceCON, Virtual, April 11-13, 2021.
2021 Maguire-Jack, K., Wachsberger, E.S., Johnson-Motoyama, M., & Gonzalez, E. (May 2021). Research and practice partnerships with Children’s Trust Funds to prevent child maltreatment. Oral presentation at National Citizen Review Panel Conference, Virtual, May 25-26, 2021.
2021 Maguire-Jack, K., Solomon, A., & Wachsberger, E.S. (August 2021). Increasing access to Earned Income Tax Credit. Oral presentation at Prevent Child Abuse America National Converence, Virtual, August 10-12, 2021.
2020 Beajolais, B. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Sexual Assault Prevalence and Access to Mental Health Services Among International and Domestic College Students.” Paper presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC, January 15-19, 2020.
2020 Yoon, S., Pei, F., Dillard, R., McCarthy, K.S., Beaujolais, B., Maguire-Jack, K., & Wang, X. “Defining Resilience in Maltreated Children from the Practitioners' Perspectives.” Paper presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC, January 15-19, 2020.
2020 Bunger, A., Maguire-Jack, K., Yoon, S., Mooney, D., West, K., & Kranich, C. “Do Behavioral Health Screening, Assessment, and Referral Interventions Improve Children's Outcomes? Results of a Child Welfare System Demonstration to Address Unmet Behavioral Health Service Needs.” Paper presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC, January 15-19, 2020.
2019 Maguire-Jack, K. “Using multi-level modeling to understand public health problems.” Paper presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia, PA, November 2-6, 2019.
2019 McCloskey, R. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Social Participation, Neighborhood Disorder, and Social Cohesion: Predicting Low-Income Mothers' Health and Mental Health.” Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA, January 16-20, 2019.
2019 Dillard, R.. Maguire-Jack, K., & Showalter, K. “Maltreatment Disclosures Related to Problem Sexualized Behaviors and Trauma Symptoms in Youth.” Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA, January 16-20, 2019.
2019 Wang, X., Maguire-Jack, K., Barnhart, S., & Yoon, S. “Neighborhoods and Child Internalizing Problems: The Mediating Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences.” Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA, January 16-20, 2019.
2019 Showalter, K., Maguire-Jack, K., & Yoon, S. “Dual-Victimization and Trauma Symptoms.” Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA, January 16-20, 2019.
2019 Maguire-Jack, K., Font, S.A., & Dillard, R. “Child Protective Services Decision-Making: The Role of Children's Race and County Context.” Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA, January 16-20, 2019.
2019 Maguire-Jack, K., Lanier, P., & Lombardi, B. “Investigating Racial Differences in Clusters of Adverse Childhood Experiences.” Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA, January 16-20, 2019.
2018 Freisthler, B. & Maguire-Jack, K. “How opioid overdoses are affecting rates of child abuse and neglect in Ohio.” Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2018.
2018 Barnhart, S., Gearhart, M. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Fragile families and collective efficacy: Variations by race and ethnicity.” Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2018.
2018 Barnhart, S., Maguire-Jack, K., & Gibson, A. “Racial and ethnic variations in the protective effect of collective efficacy on parenting stress.” Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2018.
2018 Maguire-Jack, K., Purtell, K., & Barnhart, S. “Child care stressors, child care subsidy, and child maltreatment.” Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2018.
2018 Purtell, K., Maguire-Jack, K., & Negash, T. “Predictors of child care subsidy and TANF receipt.” Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2018.
2018 Showalter, K., Maguire-Jack, K., & Purtell, K. “Childcare stressors, receipt of childcare subsidies, and intimate partner violence effect on mothers' work stability.” Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2018.
2018 Wang, X. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Family and environmental influences on child behavioral health: The role of neighborhood disorder and adverse childhood experiences.” Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2018.
2018 Yoon, S., Maguire-Jack, K., Shockley McCarthy, K., & Pei, F. (April, 2018). “Promotive factors for resilient behavioral functioning in child –welfare involved youth.” Poster presented at ResilienceCon 2018, April 2018, Nashville, TN.
2018 Yoon, S., Shockley McCarthy, K., & Maguire-Jack, K. “Resilience to adolescent substance use among youth at risk of maltreatment: The role of father involvement.” Poster presented at ResilienceCon 2018, April 2018, Nashville, TN.
2018 Maguire-Jack, K., Cao, Y., & Yoon,S. “Parental Behavioral Services Use, Child Maltreatment, and Child Outcomes.” Poster presented at APSAC's 25th Annual Colloquium, June 12-16, New Orleans, LA.
2018 Yoon, S., Tebben, E., Lee, G., & Maguire-Jack, K. “Early Childhood Aggression among Child Welfare Involved Children: The Interplay between the Type of Child Maltreatment and Ecological Protective Factors.” Poster presented at APSAC's 25th Annual Colloquium, June 12-16, New Orleans, LA.
2018 Showalter, K., Maguire-Jack, K., Purtell, K., & Yang, M.Y. “Work outcomes for mothers experiencing intimate partner violence: The buffering effect of child care subsidy.” Poster presented at the Social Work, Education, and Social Development conference, July 4-7, 2018, Dublin Ireland.
2018 Wang, X. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Racial differences in the relationship between neighborhood disorder, adverse childhood experiences, and child externalizing behavior.” Poster presented at the Social Work, Education, and Social Development conference, July 4-7, 2018, Dublin Ireland.
2018 Maguire-Jack, K., Lanier, P., & Lombardi, B. Investigating racial differences in clusters of adverse childhood experiences.” Poster presented at the Social Work, Education, and Social Development conference, July 4-7, 2018, Dublin Ireland.
2017 Yang, M.Y. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Predictors of basic needs and supervisory neglect: Evidence from the Illinois Families Study.” Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA, January 11-15, 2017.
2017 Barnhart, S., Maguire-Jack, K., & Negash, T. “Pathways of protective factors: Guarding against parenting stress for mothers of children with disabilities.” Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA, January 11-15, 2017.
2017 Lanier, P., Maguire-Jack, K., Frey, J., Lombardi, B., Rose, R. “The relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and child well-being: Comparing cumulative risk and latent class approaches using national data.” Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA, January 11-15, 2017.
2017 Maguire-Jack, K., Negash, T., & Barnhart, S. “Protective neighborhood processes for mothers of children with disabilities.” Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA, January 11-15, 2017.
2017 Maguire-Jack, K. & Purtell, K. “Policies and child maltreatment: How state childcare subsidy policies can promote positive parenting behaviors.” Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA, January 11-15, 2017.
2017 Coulton, C., Crampton, D., Freisthler, B., Hurlburt, M., & Maguire-Jack, K. “Advancing the impact of ecologically oriented research on child maltreatment prevention.” Roundtable presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA, January 11-15, 2017.
2017 Cao, Y., Bunger, A., & Maguire-Jack, K. “Child welfare workers’ perception of system capacity to address parental trauma.” Roundtable presented at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Advanced Training Summit, Portland, Maine, June 21-23, 2017.
2017 Maguire-Jack, K., Barnhart, S., & Showalter, K. “Preventing child maltreatment in rural areas: Neighborhood influences.” Roundtable presented at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Advanced Training Summit, Portland, Maine, June 21-23, 2017.
2017 Maguire-Jack, K., Lanier, P., Frey, J., Lombardi, B., & Rose, R. “The relationship between adverse childhood experiences and child well-being: Comparing cumulative risk and latent class approaches using national data. Paper presented at the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA, November 4-8, 2017.
2016 Negash, T. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Do Social Services Matter for Child Maltreatment Prevention?: The Role of Parents' Knowledge of Available Local Social Services.” Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, January 13-17, 2016.
2016 Negash, T. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Parenting stress and child maltreatment: the buffering effect of neighborhood social service availability and accessibility.” Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, January 13-17, 2016.
2016 Showalter, K. & Maguire-Jack, K. “The protective effect of neighborhood social cohesion in child abuse and neglect.” Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, January 13-17, 2016.
2016 Maguire-Jack, K. & Klein, S. “Parenting and Proximity to Social Services: Lessons from Los Angeles County in the Community Context of Child Neglect.” Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, January 13-17, 2016.
2016 Maguire-Jack, K., Klein, S., Ma, J., Campbell, T., & Showalter, K. “Positive neighborhood aspects and their protective effect against child maltreatment.” Symposium presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, January 13-17, 2016.
2016 Barnhart, S. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Single mothers in their communities: the mediating role of parenting stress from neighborhood social cohesion and physical abuse.” Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, January 13-17, 2016.
2016 Wang, X. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Pathways from social cohesion to child maltreatment: the mediating role of social support, depression, and parenting stress.” Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, January 13-17, 2016.
2016 Cao, Y. & Maguire-Jack, K. “The role of community participation and neighborhood processes in reducing child maltreatment: Pathways through parenting stress and personal control.” Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, January 13-17, 2016.
2016 Maguire-Jack, K. & Font, S. “Intersections of individual and neighborhood disadvantage: Implications for child maltreatment.” Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, January 13-17, 2016.
2016 Maguire-Jack, K., Cao, Y., Wang, X., & Barnhart, S. “Pathways from neighborhood characteristics to child maltreatment: using structural equation modeling to decipher between direct and indirect effects.” Symposium presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, January 13-17, 2016.
2016 Cao, Y. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Neighborhood mental health resources and the rates of child abuse and neglect.” Paper presented at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children 24rd Annual Colloquium, New Orleans, LA, June 22-25, 2016.
2016 Showalter, K. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Neighborhood social cohesion and intimate partner violence prevention.” Poster presented at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children 24rd Annual Colloquium, New Orleans, LA, June 22-25, 2016.
2016 Maguire-Jack, K. & Cao, Y. “Community participation and child maltreatment.” Poster presented at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children 24rd Annual Colloquium, New Orleans, LA, June 22-25, 2016.
2016 Barnhart, S., Gearhart, M., & Maguire-Jack, K. “Fragile Families and the Measurement of Neighborhood Processes: Are We Adequately Conceptualizing Collective Efficacy?” Paper presented at The Society for the Study of Social Problems 2016 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, August 19-21, 2016.
2016 Maguire-Jack, K., & Purtell, K. “State childcare policies and their influence on child maltreatment.” Poster presented at the 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC, August 31-September 2, 2016.
2015 Walsh, T., Lanier, P., & Maguire-Jack, K. “Does Racial Disproportionality in Child Maltreatment Reporting Vary by Report Source? a Comparison of Reporting by Education and Medical Personnel?” Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA, January 14-18, 2015.
2015 Maguire-Jack, K., Lanier, P., & Walsh, T. “Examining County Variation in Racial Disproportionality Using GIS Mapping of National Child Maltreatment Data.” Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA, January 14-18, 2015.
2015 Font, S. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Decision-Making in Child Protective Services: Influences at Multiple Levels of the Social Ecology.” Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA, January 14-18, 2015.
2015 Campbell, T. & Maguire-Jack, K. “Social support and social services.” Paper presented at the One Child, Many Hands: A Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Child Welfare at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, June 10-12, 2015.
2015 Maguire-Jack, K. & Bowers, J. “Marathon County Community Response Program: Prevention Embedded within CPS.” Poster presented at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children 23rd Annual Colloquium, Boston, MA, July 22-25, 2015.
2015 Maguire-Jack, K. & Klein, S. “Preventing Child Maltreatment through Social Services in Los Angeles.” Poster presented at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children 23rd Annual Colloquium, Boston, MA, July 22-25, 2015.
2015 Maguire-Jack, K. & Cao, Y. “The role of social services in the neighborhood context of child maltreatment.” Paper presented at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children 23rd Annual Colloquium, Boston, MA, July 22-25, 2015.

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