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Marc Winokur, PhD

Marc Winokur Director of the Social Work Research Center

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Contact information

Behavioral Sciences Building A107
1586 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1586
(970) 491-0885
marc.winokur@colostate.edu



Areas of Interest: Child welfare, systematic reviews, applied research, evidence-based practice.

Grand Challenges for Social Work: Ensure healthy development for all youth

Bio

Marc Winokur, director of the Social Work Research Center, joined the School of Social Work faculty at Colorado State University (CSU) in fall 2004. Dr. Winokur received his Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies with a specialization in Research Methods and Program Evaluation from CSU. Dr. Winokur has 14 years of applied research experience in child welfare that has influenced policies, practices, and procedures at the international-, federal-, state-, and county-levels. Dr. Winokur has conducted randomized controlled trials on differential response and home visitation programs, and systematic reviews on kinship care and juvenile sexual offender treatment outcomes. Dr. Winokur also has conducted evaluations on foster care, adoption, family preservation services, child maltreatment prevention, child welfare caseworker retention, and family treatment drug courts. Additional research interests include family engagement practices, trauma-informed interventions, child well-being measures, and risk and safety assessment in child protective services.

Degree Information

Ph.D., August 2004, Education and Human Resource Studies, Colorado State University
M.Ed., August 2000, Instructional Leadership, Colorado State University
B.A., May 1990, English, University of Michigan

Academic Appointments

September 2004 - present: Director, Social Work Research Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
January 2007 - May 2012: Instructor, School of Social Work, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
June 2002 - January 2004: Evaluation Fellow, Center for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
July 1999 - May 2002: Research Assistant, R & D Center, School of Education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Current professional, academic, community-related, and scientific memberships

Campbell Collaboration
Society for Social Work and Research
American Evaluation Association

Community service responsibilities and activities for the last 3 years

Campbell Collaboration, Social Welfare Group Editorial Board Member, 7/13 - present.
Office of the Child Representative, Advisory Board Member, 9/14 - present.
Child Abuse & Neglect, Manuscript Reviewer, 3/14 - present.

Special awards, fellowships, grants, and other recognitions received during the last 3 years

2016, Outstanding Engagement Award, Social Work Research Center, College of Health & Human Sciences, Colorado State University
October 2015, Leonard E. Gibbs Award, Finest Systematic Review Published in 2014-2015, Campbell Collaboration Social Welfare Coordinating Group
July 2016 – present, Core Services Evaluation, Colorado Department of Human Services. Funded Project: $150,000
July 2015 – present, Collaborative Management Program Evaluation, Colorado Department of Human Services. Funded Project: $404,000
January 2014 - present, Prevention Evaluation. Colorado Department of Human Services. Funded project: $1,807,300.
July 2013 - present, Colorado IV-E Waiver Evaluation Project. Colorado Department of Human Services. Funded project: $598,900.
January 2013 - present, Trauma Screening/Assessment Projects. Larimer County Department of Human Services. Funded project: $115,000.
July 2013 - present, Applied Research in Child Welfare Project. Colorado Department of Human Services and Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo, and Weld Counties. Funded project: $330,000.

Professional presentations presented during the last 5 years

Winokur, M., & Shillington, A. (2016, September). Putting Kinship Care Evidence to Work: Improving Safety, Permanency, and Well-being Outcomes of Children Removed from the Home for Maltreatment. Paper presented at the What Works Global Summit 2016, London, England.

Winokur, M., & Holmquist-Johnson, H. (2014, October). Strengthening relationships and engaging stakeholders during system reform in child welfare: A process evaluation of the Colorado Consortium on Differential Response. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.

Merkel-Holguin, L., & Winokur, M.A. (2014, January). Results from a five-year study on differential response. Paper presented at the 28th annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Winokur, M., Gabel, G., Drury, I., Crawford, G., Orsi, B., & Holmquist-Johnson, H. (2013, October). Does DR make a difference? Findings from an outcome, process, and cost evaluation of the Colorado Consortium on Differential Response. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference on Differential Response in Child Welfare, Vail, CO.

Winokur, M. (2013, May). Non-RCTs in systematic reviews: The kinship care example. Paper presented at the 2013 Campbell Collaboration Colloquium, Chicago, IL.

Selected Publications

Merkel-Holguin, L., Fuller, T., Winokur, M., Drury, I., & Lonne, B. (2018). How can differential response inform a public health approach to child maltreatment prevention? In B. Lonne (Ed.) Re-visioning Public Health Approaches for Protection Children. New York City, NY: Springer Publishing.

Orsi, R., Lee, C., Winokur, M., & Pearson, A. (2017). Who’s been served and how? Permanency outcomes for children and youth involved in child welfare and youth corrections. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 16, 3-17.

Winokur, M. A., Holtan, A., & Batchelder, K. E. (2016). Systematic review of kinship care effects on safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes. Research on Social Work Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1049731515620843.

Winokur, M, Ellis, R., Drury, I., & Rogers, J. (2015). Answering the big questions about differential response. Safety and cost outcomes from a randomized controlled trial. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 39, 98-108.

Winokur M., Holtan A., Batchelder K.E. Kinship care for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children removed from the home for maltreatment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006546. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD006546.pub3.

Winokur, M.A., & Gabel, G. (2013). A critical appraisal of issues in differential response: Moving the field forward. Research on Social Work Practice, 23, 531-534.

Orsi, R., Winokur, M., Crawford, G., Mace, S., & Batchelder, K. (2012). Predictors of family preservation outcomes and child welfare success in Colorado. Child Welfare, 91(4), 41-59.

Winokur, M., Drury, I., Batchelder, K., & Mackert, M. (2011). Decision point: Screening practice as the foundation for differential response. Protecting Children, 26(3), 32-49.

Hamilton, T., Batchelder, K., & Winokur, M. (2010). Using descriptive findings from a case file review to create change in child welfare practice. Illinois Child Welfare, 5(1), 108-124.

Bundy-Fazioli, K., Winokur, M.A., & DeLong-Hamilton, T. (2009). Placement outcomes for children removed for neglect. Child Welfare, 88(3), 85-102.

Winokur, M.A., Valentine, D.P., & Drendel, J.M. (2009). The Social Work Research Center at Colorado State University. Research on Social Work Practice, 19, 351-358.

Winokur M., Holtan A., Valentine D. Kinship care for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children removed from the home for maltreatment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006546. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006546.pub2.

Winokur, M.A., Crawford, G.A., Longobardi, R.C, & Valentine, D.P. (2008). A matched comparison of child welfare outcomes between children in kinship care and foster care. Families in Society, 89, 338-346.