Areas of Expertise
Latino youth and families, interpersonal trauma and resilience, childhood exposure to intimate partner violence, parental substance misuse, youth aging out of foster care, child maltreatment prevention, strengths-based practice, parenting, social work practice with Latinx, intervention research, implementation science.
Susana Mariscal is a community-engaged scholar with an active research agenda centered on the prevention of child maltreatment and promotion of resilience among children and families, particularly those who identify as Latinx. She has led several federally funded projects that evaluate evidence-based services in community settings, and her work continues to explore the intersections between child maltreatment, domestic violence and substance use.
Her current project, “Strengthening Indiana Families,” in collaboration with Bryan Victor, focuses on the implementation and evaluation of a continuum of community-based services and supports designed to improve the safety and well-being of families in East Central Indiana. Intended to prevent formal entry of children into foster care, “Strengthening Indiana Families” is being carried out in collaboration with a number of community partners, including the Indiana Department of Child Services, Indiana State Department of Health, Children’s Bureau Inc., Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, and local municipalities and agencies. Families and youth with experience in the foster care system will also be integral to the project's design and implementation. The project is funded by a five-year, $2.74 million award from the Children’s Bureau in the U.S. Administration for Children & Families.View full bio
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Updated on: January 8, 2020