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Dr. Kathryn Wehrmann

Associate Professor
School of Social Work
Office
Rachel Cooper - RC 324
Office Hours
Mondays 1-4PM
  • About
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  • Research

Biography

Dr. Wehrmann has been a member of the Social Work faculty since 1998. She is currently serving as the President of the National Association of Social Workers.

Current Courses

498Advanced Practicum II

492Advanced Practicum Seminar II

448Practice Evaluation II

Research Interests & Areas

Foster care, staff development, social welfare policy, Romanian child welfare issues, crisis nurseries, child mental health, social work ethics and technology.

Ph D Social Work

University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

MSW Social Work

University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

BS Education

University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

Fulbright Senior Specialist

Fullbright Commission
2006

Fulbright Senior Specialist

Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster in 2004
2004

Fulbright Senior Scholar—Extension grantee

Fulbright Commission
2004

Fulbright Senior Scholar—Extension grantee

Fulbright Commission
2002

Fulbright Senior Scholar

Fulbright Senior Scholarship to the University of Bucharest
2001

Cynthia Bell Scholarship for public child welfare

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1997

Alumni Association Loyalty Award

University of Illinois
1995

Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Their Students

University of Illinois School of Social Work
1993

Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

Wehrmann, K., Unrau, Y., & Martin, J. Foster care in the United States. In M. Colton and M. Williams (Eds.), Global perspectives on foster care: A comparative international analysis of foster family care systems. Russell House Publishing (2006)
Wehrmann, K., Shin, H., & Poertner, J. Transfer of clinical practice training: An evaluative study. K. Briar-Lawson & J. Zlotnik (Eds.), Evaluation Research in Child Welfare. The Haworth Press (2000): 23-37.

Book, Chapter in Textbook-New

Aideyan, O. and Wehrmann, K. (2016) Health Care. In N. Lind, E. Rankin, G. Harris (Eds.) Todays Economic Issues: Democrats and Republicans. ABC-CLIO. Santa Barbara, CA.

Book, Chapter in Textbook-Revised

Unrau, Y., & Wehrmann, K. Evaluation of a home based literacy program. Y. A. Unrau, J. L. Krysik, and R. M. Grinnell, Jr. (Eds), Student study guide for the sixth edition of social work research and evaluation: Quantitative and qualitative approaches. F.E. Peacock Publishers (2001): 183-190.

Journal Article, Academic Journal

Starin, A., Atkins, M., Wehrmann, K., Mehta, T., Hesson-McInnis, M., Marinez-Lora, A., & Mehlinger, R. Moving Science into State Child and Adolescent Mental Health Systems: Illinois’ Evidence Informed Practice Initiative. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Official Journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association 43.2 (2014)
Wehrmann, K. Participation in social advocacy: How a professional association can help social workers meet their ethical obligation.. Revista de Asstenta Sociala (Social Work Review) (2010)
Cole, S., Wehrmann, K., Dewar, G., & Swinford, L. Crisis nurseries: Important services in a system of care for families and children. Children and Youth Services Review 27 (2005): 995-1010.
Wehrmann, K. An exploratory study on child welfare reform in post revolutionary Romania. Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation: An International Publication 6.1 (2005)
Unrau, Y., & Wehrmann, K. Comparing academic and practitioner perceptions on preparing BSW students for competent child welfare practice. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work 8.2 (2003)

Journal Article, In-House Journal

Harper, Carolyn J.and Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (2015). Online Resources for Evidenced-Based Child Welfare Practice. Child Welfare: Section Connection, Summer 2015. (Washington, DC: NASW).

Journal Article, Professional Journal

Starin, A., Atkins, M., Wehrmann, K., Mehta, T., Hesson-McInnis, M., Marinez-Lora, A., & Mehlinger, R. Moving Science into State Child and Adolescent Mental Health Systems: Illinois' Evidence Informed Practice Initiative. Bruce F. Chorpita and Eric L. Daleiden (EDs). Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 43.2 (2013)

Magazine/Trade Publication

Wehrmann, K. Social Workers have an Important Role to Play in Voting (2018)
Wehrmann, K. C. (2018) Corporate responses to acts of racism show commitment to diversity. Social Work Advocates. Aug.-Sept 2018. Washington, DC: NASW.
Wehrmann, K. C. (2018) Redesigned NASW intent on lighting new paths for members and the profession. Social Work Advocates. Dec-Jan 2018/19. Washington, DC: NASW.
Wehrmann, K. C. (2018, March). Maybe. The New Social Worker. Retrieved from https://www.socialworker.com/extras/social-work-month-2018/maybe-to-my-social-work-colleagues-kathryn-wehrmann/
Wehrmann, K. C.(2018) Social Workers have an important role to play in voting. Social Work Advocates. Oct-Nov 2018. Washington, DC: NASW.

Newsletter

Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (2016). Ethics and technology: What’s a school social worker to do? SSW: School Social Work, Spring Summer 2016. (Washington, DC: NASW)

Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (2014) Reducing barriers to same sex parent adoptions: An interview with Dr. Jeanne Howard. Child Welfare: Section Connection, Summer/Spring 2014. (Washington, DC: NASW)

Newspaper

Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (January 28, 2017). The world made a statement with marches. [Letter to the editor]. News-Gazette, Champaign, IL

Regular Column in Journal or Newspaper

Wehrmann, K. Student Leadership and Advocacy Inspires. NASW News. NASW 63.6 (2018): 3.
Wehrmann, K. C. (2018) Keep gun control conversations moving forward. NASW NEWS.63(4) 3. Washington, DC: NASW.
Wehrmann, K.C. (2018) Members needed to shape policies. NASW NEWS, 63(2) 3.Washington, DC: NASW.
Environmental justice challenge awaits
Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (2017). Challenge energizes us to do our best work. NASW News, 62(7), 3.

Research Report

Wehrmann, K. Family Solutions: A Preliminary Evaluation Report. The Baby Fold (2001)
Shin, H., Wehrmann, K., & Poertner, J. An Evaluation of Clinical Practice Training Transfer. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (1999)
Poertner, J., & Wehrmann, K. Clinical Practice Training: An Evaluation of Transfer. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (1998)

Technical Report

Wehrmann, K. C. and Starin, A (2014). Evidenced Based Practice in Community Mental Health: Voices From the Field. Technical Report for the Illinois Division of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Presentations

Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (January 14, 2018) panelist on Whither American Social Work in Its Second Century? Roundtable Discussion with Authors and Representatives from the Policy and Practice Communities. Social Service Review Symposium, Washington, DC. (Invited).
Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (July 4, 2018). What’s Up Regarding Use of Technology in U.S. Social Work Practice. Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference: Environmental and Community Sustainability; Human Solutions in an Evolving Society.Dublin, Ireland.
Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (March 14, 2018). NASW-Louisiana Chapter Annual Conference. Social Work Excellence Changes Society. Keynote speaker. Baton Rouge, LA.
Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (March 22, 2018). NASW-South Carolina Chapter Annual Conference. Social Work Excellence Changes Society. Keynote Speaker. Columbia, SC.
Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (October 24, 2018). Greetings and Update from the International Federation of Social Workers North American Region. Expanding International Learning Opportunities: The Importance of Human Relationships. The International Council on Social Welfare United States Committee. The Embassy of South Africa, Washington, DC. (Invited).
Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (October 27, 2018) Greetings and a Challenge to Pioneers. Fourteenth Annual Program and Luncheon, Woman’s National Democratic Club, Washington, DC.
Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (October 28, 2017) Greetings and Remarks. Thirteenth Annual Program and Luncheon, Woman’s National Democratic Club, Washington, DC.
Wehrmann, Kathryn C., Kopels, Sandra K. and Lindsay, Brenda (September 15, 2017). Social Work Ethics and Use of Technology. Presented for NASW East Central District. Champaign, IL
OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Promoting Critical Thought And Inclusive Perspectives In The Classroom. Culturally Responsive Campus Community 2016 Conference. CRCC at Illinois State University. (2016)
Hanssen, Daria & Wehrmann, Kathryn (April 2, 2016). Utilizing a Self-Efficacy Scale to Enhance Student Socialization to the Profession. Bachelor Program Directors 33rd Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Grants & Contracts

Faculty travel Grant to Bucharest, Romania. Office of International Studies and Programs. (2010)
Supervisory Training to Enhance Practice (STEP) project 2010-2012 includes two fiscal years. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. State. (2010)
Illinois Division of Mental Health Evidence Based Practice Initiative. Illinois Division of Mental Health. State. (2006)
Developing Professional Careers in Child Welfare. U.S. Children’s Bureau. Federal. (2003)
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