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Haight

Wendy Haight

Professor and Gamble-Skogmo Chair in Child Welfare and Youth Policy
Ph.D., University of Chicago
B.A., Reed College


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Areas of Interest

I am broadly interested in cultural variation in socialization practices and their impact on children’s psychosocial development.

Biography

Professor Haight completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Reed College, and her Ph.D. at University of Chicago where she studied developmental, cultural psychology.  Her research focuses on better understanding and supporting vulnerable children and families, especially those involved in public child welfare systems. These projects use mixed methods approaches, and emphasize field (community) initiated and cross cultural research. They include studies focused on maltreated children who become involved in delinquency, maltreated children who have disabilities, legal representation of parents involved with the child welfare system, why Black children are more likely to receive out-of-school suspensions than their white peers, and international child welfare.

Selected Publications

  1. Kayama, M., Haight, W., Ku, M., Cho. M. & Lee, H. (2017). East Asian and US educators’ reflections on how stigmatization affects their relationships with parents whose children have disabilities: Challenges and solutions. Children and Youth Services Review, 73, 128-144.

  2. Kayama, M., Haight, W., Ku, M., Cho, M. & Lee, H. (2016). Perspectives of elementary school educators in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the US on disability, stigmatization and children’s developing self. Part 2: Solutions. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 403-418.

  3. Haight, W., Kayama, M., Ku, M., Cho, M. & Lee, H. (2016). Perspectives of elementary school educators in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the US on disability, stigmatization and children’s developing self. Part 1: Defining the problem in cultural context. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 214-228.

  4. Haight, W., Sugrue, E., Calhoun, M. & Black, J. (2016). A scoping study of moral injury: Identifying directions for future research. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 190-200.

  5. Haight, W., Bidwell, L., Choi, W. & Cho, M. (2016). An evaluation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM): Recidivism outcomes for maltreated youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Children and Youth Services Review, 65, 78-85.

  6. Haight, W., Kayama, M. & Gibson, P. (2016). Out-of-School Suspensions of Black Youth: Culture, Ability/Disability, Gender, and Perspective. Social Work, 61, 235-244.

  7. Haight, W., Marshall, J., & Woolman, J. (2015). The child protection clinic: A mixed method evaluation of parent legal representation. Children and Youth Services Review, DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.06.014

  8. Kayama, M., Haight, W., Kincaid, T. & Evans, K. (2015). Local implementations of disability policies for “high incidence” disabilities in public schools in Japan and the U.S. Children and Youth Services Review, 52, 34-44.

  9. Kayama, M., Haight, W., Gibson, P. & Wilson, R. (2015). The use of criminal justice language in the personal narratives of out-of-school suspensions: Black students, their caregivers and educators.  Children and Youth Services Review, 51, 26-35.

  10. Korang-Okrah, R. & Haight, W. (2015) Ghanaian (Akan) women’s experiences of widowhood and property rights violations: An ethnographic inquiry. Qualitative Social Work.

  11. Gibson, P.A, Wilson, R, Haight, W., Kayama, M., & Marshall, J.M. (2014). The role of race in the out-of-school suspensions of Black students: The perspectives of students with suspensions, their parents and educators. Children and Youth Services Review, 47(3), 274-282.

  12. Haight, W., Gibson, P.A., Kayama, M. Wilson, R. (2014). An ecological-systems inquiry into racial disproportionalities in out-of-school suspensions from youth, caregiver and educator perspectives. Children and Youth Services Review, 46, 128-138.

Selected Presentations

  1. Sugrue, E., Calhoun, M., Haight, W. & Black, J (March, 2017). Moral injury among child welfare involved parents. College of Education and Human Development Research Day. Awarded best poster in Children’s Mental Health and Welfare.

  2. Sugrue, E., Calhoun, M., Haight, W. & Black, J. (January, 2017). Moral Injury: A Scoping Study of an Emerging Construct and Its Implications for Social Work. Poster presented at the  21stAnnual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA. 

  3. Kayama, M., Haight, W., Cho, M., Lee, H. & Ku, M. (January, 2017). Cross-cultural Analyses of Elementary School Educators’ Perceptions of Stigma, Disability & Development in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and the U.S. Poster presented at the 21stAnnual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.  

  4. Calhoun, M., Sugrue, E., Haight, W. & Black, J. (January, 2017). Moral injury among parents involved in the child protection system. Poster presented at the 21stAnnual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.  

  5. Haight, W., Bidwell, L., Choi, W. & Cho, M. (November, 2016). Crossover youth practice model (CYPM): A collaborative approach one-year post-implementation. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, Georgia.