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Kaitlin P. Ward

PhD Student. Social Work/Psychology - Developmental

Kaitlin P. Ward

Research Interests/Focus

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.

Education

Year Degree   School
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.

Ward, K. P., Lee, S. J., Pace, G. T., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Ma, J. (2020). Attachment style and the association of spanking and child externalizing behavior. Academic Pediatrics, 20(4), 501-507.

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., Wood, D. S., & Young, T. M. (2020). Retreat intervention effectiveness for female survivors of child sexual abuse. Research on Social Work Practice, 30(7), 760-769.

Ward, K. P., & Lee, S. J. (2020). Mothers’ and fathers’ parenting stress, responsiveness, and child wellbeing among low-income families. Children and Youth Services Review.

Shaw, S. A., Ward, K. P., Pillai, V., Mahram, L., & Karim, H. (2020). A randomized clinical trial testing a parenting intervention among Afghan and Rohingya refugees in Malaysia. Family Process.

Saasa, S., Ward, K. P., & Escamilla, S. (2020). Immigrant generation, race, and socioeconomic outcomes of mothers in urban cities: Who fares better? Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

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.

Shaw, S. A., Ward, K. P., Pillai, V., & Hinton, D. (2019). A group mental health randomized controlled trial for female refugees in Malaysia. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 89(6), 665-674.

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., & Limb, G. E. (2019). Emerging adult attachment and alcohol abuse among American Indians raised in stepfamilies. The British Journal of Social Work.

Ward, K. P., & Limb, G. E. (2019). The importance of biological parent coparenting in an American Indian stepfamily context. Social Work Research.

Ward, K. P., Porter, N. A., & Wood, D. (2019). The effectiveness of neurofeedback in an outpatient setting: A multilevel modeling approach. Research on Social Work Practice.

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.

Shaw, S. A., Pillai, V., & Ward, K. P. (2018). Assessing mental health and service needs among refugees in Malaysia. International Journal of Social Welfare, 28, 44-52.

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.

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