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Hyunil Kim

Assistant Professor

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Contact

(217) 300-8122

School of Social Work

1010 W. Nevada St.

Urbana, IL

Office 2049

Areas of focus

Child Welfare

What I Do

My research is informed by my field experience as a child protective services (CPS) caseworker for in-home and foster care cases. My work focuses on developing the best possible evidence to help improve the safety and welfare of children and directly enhance our ability to address child abuse and neglect (CAN). For this, I have worked with a range of national and regional administrative/archival data to understand risk and protective factors of child maltreatment and CPS involvements.

Education

  • M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Social Work – Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis
  • B.S. in Social Welfare – Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea

 

Research

Hyunil’s work focuses on developing the best possible evidence to help improve the safety and welfare of children and directly enhance our ability to address child abuse and neglect.

Selected Publications

  • Kim, H., Wildeman, C., Jonson-Reid, M., & Drake, B. (2017). Lifetime prevalence of investigatingchild maltreatment among US children. American Journal of Public Health, 107(2), 274–280. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303545
  • Kim, H., Wildeman, C., Jonson-Reid, M., & Drake, B. (2017). Lifetime prevalence of investigatingchild maltreatment among US children. American Journal of Public Health, 107(2), 274–280. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303545
  • Kim, H., & Drake, B. (2019). Cumulative Prevalence ofOnset and Recurrence of Child Maltreatment Reports. Journal of the American Academy of Child &Adolescent Psychiatry, 58(12), 1175–1183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2019.02.015

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