Kaitlin P. Ward is a PhD student in the Joint Program in Social Work and Developmental Psychology. Her research focuses on family wellbeing and child maltreatment. More specifically, she examines the effects of family transitions and family relations on child outcomes, and the effects of trauma and corporal punishment on mental health outcomes. Within these interests, Kaitlin primarily studies impoverished, oppressed, and understudied samples, and uses advanced statistical techniques to elucidate disparities in children's outcomes.
|(734) 763-5768||(734) firstname.lastname@example.org||B660 A3||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2016||BS||University of Utah|
|2018||MSW||Brigham Young University|
Grogan-Kaylor, A. C., Castillo, B., Pace, G. T., Ward, K. P., Ma, J., Lee, S. J., & Knauer, H. (in press). Global perspectives on positive and negative parenting: A Bayesian multilevel analysis. Journal of Behavioral Development.
Ward, K. P. (in press). The transition to siblinghood: An understudied yet influential process pertinent to social work research. Social Work.
Grogan-Kaylor, A. C., Castillo, B., Ma, J., Ward, K. P., Lee, S. J., Pace, G. T., & Park, J. (2020). A Bayesian analysis of associations between neighborhoods, spanking and child externalizing behavior. Children and Youth Services Review, 112, 104930.
Lee, S. J., Pace, G. T., Ward, K. P., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Ma, J. (2020). Household economic hardship as a moderator of the associations between maternal spanking and child externalizing behavior problems. Child Abuse and Neglect, 107, 104573.
Cuartas, J., Ward, K. P., Ma, J., & Grogan-Kaylor A. (2020). Physical punishment and Colombian children and adolescents' cognitive and behavioral outcomes. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 68, 101140.
Ward, K. P., Lee, S. J., Limb, G. E., & Grogan-Kaylor, A. (2019). Physical punishment and child externalizing behavior: Comparing American Indian, White, and African American children. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Ward, K. P., Limb, G., Higbee, S., & Hauter, H. (2019). Stepfamily closeness and depression among American Indian emerging adults: A structural equation modeling approach. Journal of Family Issues, 40(3), 267-292.
Limb, G., & Ward, K. P. (2019). Foster care and permanency issues for American Indian/Alaska Native families and children. In National Indian Child Welfare Association (Ed.), Impacts of child maltreatment in Indian Country: Preserving the seventh generation through policies, programs, and funding streams (pp. 256-284). [Congressional Report]. Portland OR: NICWA.
Red Horse, J., Limb, G., & Ward, K. P. (2019). Sovereignty, cultural competency, and family preservation. In National Indian Child Welfare Association (Ed.), Impacts of child maltreatment in Indian Country: Preserving the seventh generation through policies, programs, and funding streams (pp. 235-255). [Congressional Report]. Portland OR: NICWA.
Ward, K. P., Shaw, S. A., Chang, M., & El-Bassel, N. (2018). Social support moderates the association between traumatic life events and depression among migrant and nonmigrant men in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31(5), 698-707.
Limb, G. E., Hodge, D. R., Ward, K. P., Ferrell, A., & Alboroto, R. (2018). Developing cultural competence with LDS clients: Utilizing spiritual genograms in social work practice. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 37(2), 166-181.
Ward, K. P., Dennis, C. B., & Limb, G. (2018). The impact of stepfamily relationship quality on emerging adult non-medical use of prescription drugs. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 44(4), 463-471.
Grogan-Kaylor, A., Ma, J., Lee, S. J., Castillo, B., Ward, K. P., & Klein, S. (2018). Using Bayesian analysis to examine associations between spanking and child externalizing behavior across race and ethnic groups. Child Abuse and Neglect, 86, 257-266.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106