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Dr. Kathryn Wehrmann

Associate Professor
School of Social Work
Office
Rachel Cooper - RC 324
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

498Advanced Practicum I

491Advanced Practicum Seminar I

445Practice Evaluation I

Research Interests & Areas

Foster care, staff development, social welfare policy, Romanian child welfare issues, crisis nurseries, child mental health

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. Post adoptive services for families who adopt internationally. NASW-IL (EDs). Networker Magazine (2011)
Wehrmann, K. From the pen of the president. Social Work Networker XLVII.4 (2009): 3.
Wehrmann, K. From the pen of the president. Social Work Networker XLVII.5 (2009): 3.
Wehrmann, K. From the pen of the president. Social Work Networker XLVII.1 (2009): 3.
Wehrmann, K. A note from the president: Transition and thanks. Social Work Networker XLVI.7 (2008): 2.

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)

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

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.
Hanssen, Daria & Wehrmann, Kathryn C. (November 5, 2016) Preparing Our Future Social Workers: Enhancing Self-Efficacy to Support Professional Behavior. Council on Social Work Education Annual 62nd Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA. (poster presentation).
Wehrmann, Kathryn C. & Hanssen, Daria (June 25, 2016). Preparing Our Future Social Workers: Enhancing Self-Efficacy to Support Professional Behavior. National Association of Social Workers 2016 National Conference: Leading Change: Transforming Lives, Washington, DC.
Identifying and Responding to Trauma and Dissociation in Internationally Adopted Children. Integrating Science and Practice: Moving Forward Together in the Field of Trauma and Dissociation. International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. (2012)
20 Years After the Revolution. NASW Illinois Statewide Conference. NASW. (2011)
International Adoption: A Forum for Post-Adoption Issues and Resources for Social Workers. NASW Illinois Statewide Conference. NASW. (2011)
Evidence-Informed Practice: Illinois’ Initiative to Meet the Challenge in Mental Health. Council on Social Work Education 55th Annual Program Meeting. Council on Social Work Education. (2009)
Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions in Community Mental Health: An Illinois Outcome Study. NASW Illinois Annual Conference. NASW. (2009)
Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions in Community Mental Health: An Outcome Study. The Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health 22nd Annual Research Conference. The Research and Training Center. (2009)

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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