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Francie J. Julien-Chinn
Francie J. Julien-Chinn, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor

Gartley Hall Rm. 214
Phone: 808.956.4929
Fax: 808.956.5964
E-mail: fjjc@hawaii.edu


Education

Ph.D. (Social Work) – Arizona State University

Master of Social Work – Arizona State University

Bachelor of Social Work – Northern Arizona University

Research Interests

  • Organizational and workforce issues in child welfare
  • Child welfare outcomes including: permanency; well-being; kinship; and foster care.

CV

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EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) August 2017
Arizona State University, School of Social Work
Dissertation Title: “Applying the Ecological Systems Theory to a
Child Welfare Agency: Examining the Association Between
Organizational Culture and Climate and Individual Level Factors”

Master of Social Work May 2005
Arizona State University

Bachelor of Social Work May 2000
Northern Arizona University

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Assistant Professor – University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa Present
Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Child welfare outcomes; organizational factors and workforce issues in child welfare agencies;
permanency; kinship; foster care

EXTERNAL FUNDING

Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being: Seeking 2015-2017 Innovations to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect. Chapin Hall, University of Chicago & Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, $60,000

Mission Capital/Michael & Susan Dell Foundation: Enhancing Quality 2016 Practice through Strengths-Based Supervision in Central Texas (Co-PI, PI: Dr. Cynthia Lietz), $60,000

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

Julien-Chinn, F.J., Cotter, K.L., Piel, M.H., Geiger, J.M., & Lietz, C.A. (in press). Examining risk, strengths, and functioning of foster families: Implications for strengthsbased practice. Journal of Family Social Work.

Lietz, C.A., & Julien-Chinn, F.J. (2017). Do the components of strengths-based supervision enhance child welfare workers’ satisfaction with supervision? Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 98(2), 146-155.

Lietz, C.A., Julien-Chinn, F.J., Geiger, J.M, & Piel, M.H. (2016). Cultivating resilience in foster families: Understanding how families cope and adapt over time. Family Process. doi: 10.1111/famp.12239

Piel, M.H., Geiger, J.M., Julien-Chinn, F.J., & Lietz, C.A. (2016). An ecological systems approach to understanding social support in foster family resilience. Child & Family Social Work. doi:10.1111/cfs.12323

Geiger, J.M., Piel, M.H., Lietz, C.A., & Julien-Chinn, F.J. (2016). Empathy as an essential foundation to successful foster parenting. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0529-z

Geiger, J.M., Piel, M.H., & Julien-Chinn, F.J. (2016). Improving relationships in child welfare practice: Perspectives of foster care providers. Child and Adolescent Social Work. doi: 10.1007/s10560-016-0471-3

Julien-Chinn, F. J., & Lietz, C. A. (2015). Permanency-Focused supervision and workers’ self-efficacy: Exploring the link. Social Work, 61(1), 37-44.

Lietz, C.A., Hayes, M.J., Cronin, T.W. & Julien-Chinn, F. (2014). Supporting family-centered practice through supervision: An evaluation of strengths-based supervision. Families in Society, 95(4), 227-235.

Book Chapters

Krugman, S. D., & Julien-Chinn, F. J. (2017). Evaluating risk factors for fatal child abuse. In Campbell, J.C. & Messing, J. T. (Eds.), Assessing dangerousness: Domestic violence offenders and child abusers (pp. 89-106). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company

Other Publications and Reports

Geiger, J.M., Julien-Chinn, F.J., & Trader, S. (2015). Foster, adoptive, and kinship care provider survey of services and programs. Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

Geiger, J.M., Julien-Chinn, F.J., & Lietz, C.A. (2014). Foster parent satisfaction survey. Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Lietz, C.A. & Julien-Chinn, F.J. (October, 2017). Enhancing child welfare practice through strengths-based supervision: A continuing education program. Paper to be presented at the Annual Program Meeting: Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX

Julien-Chinn, F.J., Piel, M.H., Geiger, J.M., Lietz, C.A., & Cotter, K. (January, 2017). Examining predictors of healthy functioning for foster families: Implications for strengths-based practice. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

Julien-Chinn, F.J. & Geiger, J.M. (2016, November). Differences in the needs of kin and nonkin foster care providers. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting; Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA.

Julien-Chinn, F.J. & Kline, K. (2016, July). Structured supervision. Paper presented at the 22nd annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference, Glendale, AZ.

Julien-Chinn, F.J., Geiger, J.M., & Lietz, C.A. (2016, January). Understanding foster parents’ motivation to continue fostering. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference, Washington, D.C.

Julien-Chinn, F.J., Hayes Piel, M., Lietz, C.A., & Mullins Geiger, J. (2016, January). Understanding the strengths foster parents use to cope with the challenges of fostering. Paper presented as part of a symposium conducted at the 20th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Washington D.C.

Hayes Piel, M., Julien-Chinn, F.J., Mullins Geiger, J., & Lietz. C.A. (2016, January). An ecological systems approach to supporting foster parents and families. Paper presented as part of a symposium conducted at the 20th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Washington D.C.

Lietz, C.A., Mullins Geiger, J., Hayes Piel, M., & Julien-Chinn, F.J. (2016, January). Examining the process of resilience for foster families. Paper presented as part of a symposium conducted at the 20th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Washington D.C.

Mullins Geiger, J., Lietz, C.A., Hayes Piel, M., & Julien-Chinn, F.J. (2016, January). Empathy as an essential tool in successful foster parenting. Paper presented as part of a symposium conducted at the 20th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Washington D.C.

Julien-Chinn, F.J. & Lietz, C. (2015, October). Understanding humor as a protective factor in foster families who demonstrate resiliency. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting; Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

Lietz, C. & Julien-Chinn, F.J. (2015, October). Applying theory to generalist practice: Using case studies as a pedagogical approach. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting; Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

Geiger, J. M., Piel, M. H., & Julien-Chinn, F.J. (2015, October). Improving relationships in child welfare practice: Perspectives of foster care providers. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting; Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

Julien-Chinn, F.J., Lietz, C., & Hayes, M. (2015, January). Do the components of strengthsbased supervision (SBS) increase supervision satisfaction? A cross-sectional study. Poster presented at the annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Julien-Chinn, F.J., & Lietz, C. (2014, October). Permanency-focused supervision and workers’ self-efficacy in decision making: Exploring the link. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting; Council on Social Work Education, Tampa, FL.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Social Work Practice with Children and Families Fall 2017
(Graduate In-Person Course)

Arizona State University, School of Social Work

Applying Theory to Advanced Generalist Fall 2016
Social Work Practice (Graduate Online Course)

Advanced Social Work Practice with Spring 2015 & 2016
Child Welfare Families (Graduate In-Person Course)

Statistics for Social Workers (Undergraduate Online Course) Summer 2015

Foundations of Practice (Graduate In-Person Course) Fall 2014 & 2015

Integrative Field Seminar (Undergraduate In-Person Course) Spring 2013 & 2014

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Specialist: Center for Child Well-Being(2013 to 2017). Training and Curriculum Development; Evaluation of child welfare programs and interventions.

Graduate Research Assistant (2016). Enhancing Quality Practice through Strengths-Based Supervision: A Training Evaluation in Central Texas (Principal Investigator: C. Lietz, Ph.D.)

Graduate Research Assistant (2014 – 2015). Examining Foster Family Resilience, a qualitative study. Funded by Arizona Department of Child Safety (Principal Investigator: C. Lietz, Ph.D.).

Graduate Research Assistant (2013 – 2014). Quantitative study exploring case worker satisfaction with supervision in child welfare. Funded by Casey Family Programs (Principal Investigator: C. Lietz, Ph.D.)

Graduate Research Assistant (2013) Quantitative study exploring CPS workers self-efficacy regarding making permanency decisions in relation to their direct supervision. (Principal Investigator, C. Lietz, Ph.D.)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Department of Child Safety, Tucson, AZ 2002-2013

Deputy Program Manager (final position held) In eleven years of service at DCS I held the positions: Deputy Program Manager (DPM); Assistant Program Manager (APM); In-Home Unit Supervisor; and Investigative Case Worker. As the DPM, I managed five APM’s and oversaw approximately 400 employees. I was responsible for quality assurance, personnel issues, monitoring field work, and acting as the liaison to contract and community providers.

Our Town Family Center, Tucson, AZ 2001-2002

Case Manager/Outreach Worker Conducted outreach to homeless youth, provided case management to runaways and homeless youth, provided reunification counseling for families and runaways, organized the clothing bank

SERVICE

School of Social Work Service

Ph.D. Student Communications Director 2014-2017
School of Social Work, Arizona State University

Field Task Instructor 2016
Center for Child Well-Being
School of Social Work, Arizona State University

Field Instructor 2007-2008
Department of Child Safety
School of Social Work, Arizona State University

President/Vice President 1999-2000
Social Work Club, Northern Arizona University

University Service

Doctoral Student Representative 2016
ASU College of Public Service & Community Solutions
Doctoral Student Conference 2016

Volunteer Reviewer 2015-2017
Graduate and Professional Student Association, Arizona State University

Professional Social Work Service

Ad hoc reviewer 2016-Present
Journal of Family Social Work
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Children and Youth Services Review

Volunteer 2014, 2015
Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference

Community Service (Select)

Volunteer PTA Treasurer, Lineweaver Elementary, Tucson, AZ 2015-2016
Volunteer PTA, Doolen Middle School, Tucson, AZ 2015-2016
Volunteer Troop Co-Leader, Sahuaro Girl Scout Council, Tucson, AZ 2010-2015
Volunteer PTA Vice President, Lineweaver Elementary, Tucson, AZ 2013-2015
Volunteer PTA President, Sewell Elementary School, Tucson, AZ 2009-2010

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Society for Social Work and Research
Council on Social Work Education

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