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About Crystal Collins-Camargo

Crystal Collins-Camargo MSW PhD is a professor at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work, and conducts research primarily on organizational interventions to promote system improvement in child welfare. This includes public-private partnership, organizational supports for evidence-informed practice and data-informed decision-making, and inter-system integration to promote positive child and family outcomes. She directed the National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services, conducting multi-site research on public/private partnership, and the Southern Regional Quality Improvement Center on Child Protection, which researched the impact of clinical supervision, in addition to several other federally funded research initiatives. 

Positions

August 2016 - Present Professor, University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work
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1998 - Present Guest Speaker-Fathers and Children Together Prison Parenting Program, Blackburn Correctional Complex
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July 2012 - 2016 Associate Professor with Tenure, University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work
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July 2008 - June 2012 Assistant Professor, University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work
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December 2002 - June 2008 Associate Director for Research and Educational Programs, University of Kentucky ‐ College of Social Work
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September 2000 - June 2008 Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky ‐ College of Social Work
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1998 - 2003 Co-author and Trainer-Guardian Ad Litem Training Curriculum, Administrative Office of the Courts
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1999 - 2001 Part-time Instructor, Eastern Kentucky University ‐ Social Work Program
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1993 - 2001 Trainer-Competency Based Curriculum, Cabinet for Families and Children ‐ Child Protective Services
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December 1996 - August 2000 Director of Programs and Prevention Services, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
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1996 - 1998 Instructor, Fathers and Children Together Prison Parenting Program, Blackburn Correctional Complex
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1995 - 1998 Faculty Member-Curriculum Development and Training Team, Court Improvement Project
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April 1993 - December 1996 Child Protective Services Program Specialist, Department for Social Services ‐ Children and Youth Services Branch
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September 1990 - April 1993 Supervisor, Fayette County Department for Social Services ‐ Family Services Office
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April 1989 - September 1990 Family Services Worker Chief, Fayette County Department for Social Services ‐ Intake Unit II
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June 1987 - April 1989 Family Services Clinician, Fayette County Department for Social Services ‐ Intake Unit II
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February 1985 - June 1987 Social Worker, Fayette County Department for Social Services ‐ Intake Unit II
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August 1984 - February 1985 House Parent, Kentucky School for the Deaf
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May 1983 - May 1984 Coordinator, Ithaca Youth Bureau ‐ Youth Employment Service
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Disciplines



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Courses

  • SW 602 SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTIONS, POLICIES AND SERVICES
  • SW 622 ISSUES IN POLICY AND SERVICE DELIVERY
  • SW 626 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN
  • SW 757 ADVANCED ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS, POLICY AND PRACTICE

Education

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2005 Ph.D., University of Kentucky ‐ College of Social Work
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1990 M.S.W., University of Kentucky ‐ College of Social Work
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1984 Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Cornell University
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Contact Information

Kent School of Social Work
Oppenheimer Hall
2217 S. Third Street
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
(502) 852-3174

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Peer Reviewed Publications (45)