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About Staci Perlman

Dr. Staci Perlman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies with a joint appointment in the Delaware Education Research and Development Center at the University of Delaware and a 2014 Visiting Scholar at the People’s Emergency Center (PEC) in Philadelphia. Her work focuses on using partnership-based research to promote the development and well-being of vulnerable children, youth, and families. Her current work is focused on homelessness in very early childhood - with an emphasis on understanding how homeless experiences influence early development and the identification of strategies that promote positive developmental outcomes. Dr. Perlman also serves as the co-chair of the APA Taskforce on Promoting Positive Parenting in the Context of Homelessness and was the 2011 recipient of the Child Maltreatment Section of the American Psychological Association’s Early Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in the Field of Child Maltreatment.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines


Research Interests

Child Maltreatment, Child Homelessness, Applied Research, and Early Childhood Development

Honors and Awards

  • American Psychological Association’s Early Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in the Field of Child Maltreatment

Courses

  • Introduction to Social Work Research
  • Program Evaluation
  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Prenatal and Early Development
  • Contemporary Social Policy
  • History and Philosophy of Social Welfare
  • Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychopathology
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

Contact Information

University of Delaware
Human Development and Family Studies
Delaware Education Research and Development Center
106 Alison Hall
Newark, DE 19716

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Homelessness (9)

Child Maltreatment (5)

Child Welfare (3)

Trauma (2)

Early Childhood (3)

Education (1)

Education Research (2)