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Professor Kate Sheridan

Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
Office
Rachel Cooper - RC 326
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Biography

Kathryn (Kate) Sheridan is an assistant professor with the Illinois State University’s School of Social Work. She holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work from University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Master’s of Social Work from University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, and a Ph.D. in Social Work from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her current research interests include families involved with the use and production of methamphetamine and with pregnant and parenting teens who use substances. She also has an active line of research examining the effectiveness of child protection mediation programs in McLean and Cook counties in Illinois.

Current Courses

498Advanced Practicum I

491Advanced Practicum Seminar I

445Practice Evaluation I

486Practice with Substance Use Disorders

Ph D Social Work

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

MSW Social Work

University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

BS Social Work

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Faculty Member of the Month

ISU Panhellenic Council
2015

Associate Faculty Graduate School

Illinois State University
2012

Meritorious Performance

College of Education and Human Services, Department of Social Work, University of Illinois at Springfield
2011

Meritorious Performance

College of Education and Human Services, Department of Social Work, University of Illinois at Springfield
2010

Cynthia Bell Award

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work
2005

Phi Beta Kappa

2003

Madeleine M. Hill Endowed Graduate Scholarship

University of Alabama
2000

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

University of Alabama
2000

Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

Haight, W., Black, J., Jacobsen, T., & Sheridan, K. Pretend Play and Emotion Learning in Traumatized Mothers and Children. D. Singer, R. Michnick-Golinkoff, and K. Hirsh-Pasek (Eds.). Play=Learning. Oxford University Press (2006)

Journal Article, Academic Journal

Sheridan, K., Haight, W., & Cleeland, L. The role of grandparents in preventing aggressive and other externalizing behavior problems in children from rural, methamphetamine-involved families. Children and Youth Services Review 33.9 (2011): 1583-91.
Haight, W., Black, J., & Sheridan, K. A mental health intervention for rural, foster children from methamphetamine-involved families: Experimental assessment with qualitative elaboration. Children and Youth Services Review 32.10 (2010): 1446-1457.
Haight, W., Marshall, J., Hans, S., Black, J., & Sheridan, K. They mess with me, I mess with them": Understanding physical aggression in rural girls and boys from methamphetamine-involved families. Children and Youth Services Review 32.10 (2010): 1223-1234.
Haight, W., Carter-Black, J., & Sheridan, K. Mothers’ experience of methamphetamine addiction: A case-based analysis of rural, Midwestern women. Children and Youth Services Review 86.4 (2008): 41-62.
Ostler, T., Haight, W., Black, J., Choi, G., Kingery, L., & Sheridan, K. The development, mental health and well-being of children of methamphetamine addicts. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 46.4 (2007): 500-507.

Journal Article, In-House Journal

Stipp, K., Sheridan, K., & Poslethwait, A. Service learning for development of undergraduate practioners-researchers. Gauisis 4 (2016): 1-15.

Journal Article, Professional Journal

Sheridan, K. A Systematic Review of the Literature Regarding Family Context and Mental Health of Children from Rural Methamphetamine-Involved Families: Implications for Rural Child Welfare. Journal of Public Child Welfare/Routledge 8 (2014): 514-538.

Newsletter

Sheridan, K., & Stipp, K. A Letter to SWK 315 Students

Technical Report

Fuller, T., Bruhn, C., Cohen, L., Lis, M., Rolock, N., & Sheridan, K. Supporting adoptions and guardianships in Illinois: An analysis of subsidies, services, and spending. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Social Work, Children and Family Research Center (2006)
Houston, D., & Sheridan, K. FY14 DCFS Central Region Annual Report on Disparity in Child Protection

Presentations

A Pilot Study of Child Protection Mediation in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. 2016 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium. CTLT. (2016)
Stipp, K. & Sheridan, K. (2016, January). Service learning for developing undergraduate practitioner-researchers. Teaching & Learning Symposium, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (poster).
Measuring Changes in Student Learning: Moving Social Work Research from Classroom to Field. 2014 Teaching & Learning Symposium. CTLT. (2014)
Mental Health Outcomes and Traumatic Family-of-Origin Experiences of Children from Methamphetamine-Affected Homes in Illinois. All Our Kids 0-5 Summit: The Impact of Meth on Children. Adams County Children's Mental Health Partnership. (2014)
Children from Poly Substance-Affected Homes. Annual Conference on School Safety, Common Ground: Community, Kids, Courts & Education. 4th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Justice Council and the Family Violence Coordinating Council. (2013)
The Effects of Parental Methamphetamine Abuse on Children in Rural Illinois. National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter Statewide Conference. National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter. (2006)
Parent Methamphetamine Abuse in Rural Illinois: An Instance of Applied Ethnography in Child Welfare Research. International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. (2005)
HTML: Happy trails in multimedia learning?. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. (2003)
Mentoring: Support and reinforce technology infusion through building relationships. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. (2002)

Grants & Contracts

Child Protection Mediation in Cook County. Court Improvement Program (HHS) pass through Administrative Office of Illinois Courts. Federal. (2016)
Continuation of the McLean County Child Protection Mediation Program. Court Improvement Program through Administrative Office of Illinois Courts. Federal. (2015)
Pre Tenure Faculty Initiative Grant. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2015)
Program Evaluation of the McLean County Child Protection Mediation Program. Court Improvement Program through Administrative Office of Illinois Courts. Federal. (2015)
New Faculty Initiative Grant. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2014)
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