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Lindsey Weiler

Weiler

Assistant Professor

282 McNH
1985 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108

Tel: 612-301-9345

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Areas of Interest

Prevention Science
Youth Mentoring
Children/Adolescent Mental Health
Substance Use & Delinquency
Child Maltreatment
Risk/Resilience within the Family

Recent News

Weiler awarded Hennepin-University Collaborative Grant

Weiler discusses the importance of mentors on MomEnough

Weiler receives William T. Grant Foundation research Grant

"Innovations to Close the Mentoring Gap" - Weiler article for SRA

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring features Weiler: Rising Star


Degrees

Ph.D., Applied Developmental Science, Colorado State University
M.S., Human Development & Family Studies/Marriage & Family Therapy, Colorado State University
B.A., Psychology, Concordia University – Saint Paul

Honors & Awards

2014 Early Career Preventionists Network Travel Award, SPR

2013-14 Institutional Postdoctoral Research Training Program Research Fellow, NIMH

2013 Outstanding Engagement Award, Colorado State University

2012-13 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award, NIDA

2012 New Writer Fellow, Family Process Institute

2012 Innovative Instruction in Service Learning Award, Colorado State University

2012 Engaged Faculty for Service Learning, Colorado Campus Compact

2009, 2011 AmeriCorps Education Award, Corporation for National and Community Service

Teaching & Learning

FSoS 1201: Human Development in Families: Lifespan
FSoS 4294: Research Internship
FSoS 8036: Couple and Family Therapy Research
FSoS 8295: Couple and Family Therapy Practicum
FSoS 8794 Directed Research in Family Social Science

Research & Discovery

My research focuses on developing, testing, and optimizing preventive interventions for high-risk youth and families. The goal of this research is to identify effective strategies for fostering healthy development among marginalized and vulnerable populations (e.g., children in foster care, justice-involved families). I have a particular interest in leveraging adult-youth relationships and the alliance between parents and other caring adults to promote positive outcomes. Much of my research examines moderators and mediators of mentoring-based interventions designed to mitigate risk and prevent poor mental and behavioral health.

Publications

  1. Haddock, S., Weiler, L. M., Trump, L. J., & Henry, K. (2016). The efficacy of Internal Family Systems therapy in the treatment of depression among female college students: A pilot study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12184

  2. Chesmore, A. A., Weiler, L. M., Trump, L. J., Landers, A. L., & Taussig, H. N. (2016). Maltreated children in out-of-home care: The relation between attachment quality and internalizing symptoms. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0567-6

  3. Greeson, J. K., Weiler, L. M., Thompson, A. E., & Taussig, H. N. (2016). A first look at natural mentoring among preadolescent foster youth. Journal of Community Psychology, 44, 586-591. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21788

  4. Weiler, L. M., Garrido, E. F., & Taussig, H. N. (2016). Wellbeing of children in the foster care system. In M. Korin (Ed.), Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents. New York: Springer.

  5. Taussig, H. N., Weiler, L. M., Rhodes, T., Wertheimer, R., Fireman, O., Hambrick, E., & Combs, M. (2015). Fostering healthy futures for teens: Adaptation of an evidence-based program. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 6(4), 617-642. doi:10.1086/684021

  6. Weiler, L. M., Haddock, S. A., Henry, K. L., Zimmerman, T. S, Krafchick, J, & Youngblade, L. (2015). Time-limited, structured youth mentoring and adolescent problem behaviors. Applied Developmental Science, 9(4), 196-205. doi:10.1080/10888691.2015.1014484

  7. Weiler, L. M., Lyness, K. P., Haddock, S. A., & Zimmerman, T. S. (2015). Contextual issues in marriage and family therapy: Gender, sexual orientation, spirituality, & culture. In L. Hecker, & J. Wetchler (Eds.), An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy (2nd Edition). New York, NY: Routledge.

  8. Weiler, L. M., Zarich, K., Haddock, S., Zimmerman, T., & Krafchick, J. (2014). A comprehensive model of mentor experiences: Perceptions, strategies, and outcomes. Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 593-608. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21640

  9. Weiler, L. M., Zimmerman, T., Haddock, S., & Krafchick, J. (2014). Understanding the experience of mentor families in therapeutic youth mentoring. Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 80-98. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21595

  10. Weiler, L. M., Haddock, S., Zimmerman, T., Krafchick, J., Henry, K., & Rudisill, S. (2013). Benefits derived by college students from mentoring at-risk youth in a service-learning course. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52, 236-248. doi: 10.1007/s10464-013-9589-z

  11. Weiler, L. M., Helfrich, C, Palermo, F., & Zimmerman, T. (2013). Exploring diversity attitudes of youth placed in residential treatment facilities. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 30, 23-39. doi: 10.1080/0886571X.2013.751790

  12. Haddock, S., Weiler, L. M., Krafchick, J., Zimmerman, T., McLure, M., & Rudisill, S. (2013). Campus Corps Therapeutic Mentoring: Making a difference for mentors. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 17, 225-256.

  13. See CV for more publications.

Presentations

  1. Weiler, L. M. (2016, September). Mentoring youth exposed to trauma: Best practices and highlights from recent research. Presentation at the Minnesota Mentoring Partnership Caucus. 

  2. Chesmore, A., Weiler, L. M., Hunt, Q., & Taussig, H. (2016, May). Mentor relationship quality and maltreated children’s coping. Presentation at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

  3. Weiler, L. M., Schwartz, S., & Kanchewa, S. (2016, April). The impact of mentoring on maltreated children with varied relational histories. Symposium presentation at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

  4. Weiler, L. M. (2016, January). The impact of mentoring on maltreated children by children’s relational histories. Presentation at the National Mentoring Summit. Washington, DC.

  5. Taussig, H. N., & Weiler, L. M. (2016, January). The moderating role of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on the mental health impact of an efficacious intervention for children in foster care. Presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

  6. Weiler, L. M. & West, J. M. (2015, September). Discovering prevention within intervention and treatment. Presentation at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Meeting. Austin, TX.

  7. Garrido, E. F., Weiler, L. M., & Taussig, H. N. (2015, September). Adverse childhood experiences and health-risk behaviors in vulnerable children. Presentation at the Public Health in the Rockies Conference, Vail, CO.

  8. Weiler, L. M., & Taussig, N. (2015, May). Adverse childhood experiences and preventive intervention efficacy. Presentation at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

  9. Taussig, H. N. & Weiler, L. M. (2015, January). Do assessments of mentoring relationships matter?  The who, what, where, when, and why. Presentation at the National Mentoring Summit. Washington, DC.

  10. Taussig, N., & Weiler, L. M., (2015, May). What does research tell us about evidence-based youth mentoring practices?  Presentation at the Colorado Mentoring Symposium, Denver, CO.

  11. Weiler, L. M. (2015, January). The impact of mentoring on trauma symptoms by youth’s exposure to adversities. Presentation at the National Mentoring Summit. Washington, DC.

  12. Weiler, L. M., & Taussig, N. (2014, May). Fostering Healthy Futures: A new evidence-based program for preadolescent youth in foster care. Presentation at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

  13. Weiler, L. M., & Taussig, N. (2014, April). What does research tell us about evidence-based youth mentoring practices?  Presentation at the Colorado Mentoring Symposium, Denver, CO.

  14. Weiler, L. M., Zimmerman, T., Haddock, S., Krafchick, J., Youngblade, L., & Berenato, M. J. (2014, March). Mentoring communities: Promoting positive outcomes for youth at-risk of offending or re-offending. Symposium presentation at Society for Research on Adolescence. Austin, TX.

  15. Weiler, L. M., Taussig, H., Haddock, S., Krafchick, J. & Zimmerman, T. (2014, January). Mentoring court-involved youth: For whom is it most effective?. Presentation at the National Mentoring Summit. Washington, DC.

  16. Weiler, L. M., Haddock, S., Zimmerman, T., & Krafchick, J. (2013, July). Intentional, multi-level mentoring: A case for structured, time-limited youth mentoring. Presentation at the Portland State University Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring. Portland, OR.

  17. Weiler, L. M., Zimmerman, T., Haddock, S. & Krafchick, J. (2013, May). Improving outcomes for first-time offending youth through meaningful relationships. Symposium presentation at Society for Prevention Research. San Francisco, CA.

  18. Weiler, L. M., Krafchick, J., Haddock, S., & Zimmerman, T. (2012, April). Campus Corps: Therapeutic youth mentoring. Presentation at Colorado Mentoring Symposium. Denver, CO.

  19. Weiler, L. M., Zimmerman, T., Haddock, S., & Krafchick, J. (2011, September). MFT students mentoring at-risk youth: A research-based intervention. Presentation at American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Meeting. Fort Worth, TX.

  20. See CV for more presentations.