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Jamie Rae Yoder, MSW, PhD

Jamie Yoder Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Contact information

Education 117
1586 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1586
jamie.yoder@colostate.edu



Areas of Interest: Juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, trauma and victimization, family systems, child welfare, and sexual violence prevention.

Grand Challenges for Social Work: Smart decarceration

Bio

Jamie Yoder, MSW, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Social Work. Dr. Yoder’s research interests span etiology, prevention initiatives, and equitable and effective intervention strategies for youth with sexual and non-sexual behavior problems. She particularly focuses on early life victimization, attachment, and familial relationships as developmental pathways to youth offending. She also researches the mitigating effects of family oriented and strengths based prevention and intervention approaches. Dr. Yoder’s scholarship record exemplifies her dedication to advancing theory, practice, and policy in the delinquency and sexual abuse fields. Dr. Yoder has been a lead author and has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles related to these topics. She is involved in various state, national, and international projects examining correlates and effective treatment approaches for youth sexual and non-sexual offenders. Dr. Yoder’s research interests have been inspired by her vast clinical experience working with youth and families involved in multiple systems including child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health.

Degree Information

Ph.D., June 2013, Social Work, University of Denver
M.S.W., June 2008, Concentration: Mental Health, University of Cincinnati
B.A., June 2005, Psychology, Ohio University

Academic Appointments

2017-present: Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Colorado State University
2013-2017: Assistant Professor, College of Social Work, Ohio State University
2011-2013: Adjunct Faculty, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Professional post–baccalaureate and post–master’s social work experience

April 2008-July 2009: Individual Youth Therapist, National Youth Advocate Program, Cincinnati, Ohio
May 2008-May 2009: Group Program Coordinator, National Youth Advocate Program, Cincinnati Ohio
September 2006- April 2008: Case Manager National Youth Advocate Program, Cincinnati, Ohio
August 2005-September 2007: Treatment Specialist St. Joseph Orphanage, Cincinnati, Ohio

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

Society for Social Work Research
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
National Association Perpetration Network
Ohio Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Community and University service engagements for the last 3 years

Department, Student Affairs and Academics Committee, Colorado State University, 2017-present
Department, Master of Social Work Committee, Colorado State University, 2017-present
Department, Small Systems Task Group, Colorado State University, 2017-present
Department, Research Curriculum Task Group, Colorado State University, 2017-present
College: Master of Social Work Committee, Ohio State University, 2016-2017
College: College Advisory Committee, Ohio State University, 2015-2017
College: Practice Area, Ohio State University, 2013-2016
College: Advanced Practice Methods, Ohio State University 2013-2016

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

Evaluating Colorado Legislative Statutes and Processes Underlying Sex Offender Registration and Notification, 2018, Key Personnel: K. Mahler, N. Pless. (Colorado Bureau of Investigation), & C. Lobanov-Rostovsky (Colorado Sex Offender Management Board), Colorado Bureau of Investigation, ($12,000)

Exploring Underlying Change Processes within a Primary Prevention Program for Youth, 2018, Co-Principal Investigators: Anne Williford, PhD & Lillian Ortega, PhD (Colorado State University), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Supplemental Funds, ($4,052)

Exploring Underlying Change Processes within a Primary Prevention Program for Youth, 2018, Co-Principal Investigators: Anne Williford, PhD, & Lillian Ortega, PhD (Colorado State University), Spencer Foundation Grant #201800127, ($49,995)

Developmental Differences among Children Investigated by Child Welfare: Caregiver Mental, Behavioral, and Physical Health as Determinants of Children's Health Outcomes, 2018-2019, Co-Principal Investigators: Samantha Brown, PhD & Becky Orsi, PhD (Colorado State University), R40 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) HRSA-18-072, ($99,011)

Selected Publications

Yoder, J., Grady, M., & Dillard, R*. (2018) Maternal caregiving practices and adverse childhood experiences as developmental antecedents to insecure attachments: Differential pathways between youth who commit sexual and non-sexual crimes. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. doi: 10.1177/1079063218784557 (Impact Factor: 2.926).

Yoder, J., Hodge, A., Dillard, R., & Ruch, D. (2018). Effects of childhood poly victimization on victimization in juvenile correctional facilities: The mediating role of trauma symptomatology. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. doi: 10.1177/1541204018757038. (Impact Factor: 2.372).

Ruch*, D., & Yoder, J. (2017). The effects of family contact on community reentry plans among incarcerated youth. Victims and Offenders. doi: 10.1080/15564886.2017.1401571. (Impact Factor: 1.000).35. Yoder, J., Grady, M., & Dillard, R*. (2018) Maternal caregiving practices and adverse childhood experiences as developmental antecedents to insecure attachments: Differential pathways between youth who commit sexual and non-sexual crimes. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. doi: 10.1177/1079063218784557 (Impact Factor: 2.926).

Yoder, J., Hodge, A., Dillard, R., & Ruch, D. (2018). Effects of childhood poly victimization on victimization in juvenile correctional facilities: The mediating role of trauma symptomatology. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. doi: 10.1177/1541204018757038. (Impact Factor: 2.372).

Ruch*, D., & Yoder, J. (2017). The effects of family contact on community reentry plans among incarcerated youth. Victims and Offenders. doi: 10.1080/15564886.2017.1401571. (Impact Factor: 1.000).

Yoder, J., Dillard, R., & Stehlik, L. (2017). Disparate reports of stress and family relations between youth who commit sexual crimes and their caregivers. Journal of Sexual Aggression.

Yoder, J., Dillard, R., & Leibowitz, G. (2017) Family Experiences and Sexual Victimization Histories: A Comparative Analysis between Youth Sexual and non-Sexual Offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Hodge, A., Yoder, J. (2017). The relationship between abusive experiences and staff controls in juvenile correctional facilities: The mediating effects of externalizing behavior. Criminal Justice and Behavior. doi: 10.1177/0093854817727796

Yoder, J., Hansen, J., & Lobanov-Rostovsky, C. (2017). A framework for the judicious use of the polygraph for youth who have committed a sexual crime. Victims & Offenders. doi:10.1080/15564886.2017.1289994

Yoder, J., Dillard, R., Lovins, L & Berry, S. (2017) Evaluation II: Risk Outcomes from a Specialized Treatment and Management Program for Youth who Commit Sexual Crimes. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 56(5)308-330. doi: 10.1080/10509674.2017.1327919

Yoder, J., Hodge, A., & Ruch, D. (2016). Intra-and Extra-Familial Victimization Experiences: Differentiating between Incarcerated Serious Youth Offenders and Youth Rapists. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260516669167

Yoder, J. R., Ruch, D., Hodge, A. (2016). Families of youth who have sexually offended: Understanding shared experiences and moving towards a typology. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(5), 1581-1593. doi: 10.1007/s10826-015 0339-8

Yoder, J. (2016). The influence of living situations on family therapy involvement among youth adjudicated of a sexual crime. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 60(5), 495-511 doi: 10.1177/0306624X14556252.

Yoder, J., Leibowitz, G. S., & Peterson, L. (2016). Parental and peer attachment characteristics: Differentiating between youth sexual and nonsexual offenders and associations with sexual offense profiles. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260516628805

Yoder, J., Hansen, J., Lobanov-Rostovsky, C., & Ruch, D. (2015). The impact of family service involvement on treatment completion and general recidivism among male youthful sexual offenders. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 54(4), 256-277.doi: 10.1080/10509674.2015.1025177

Selected Professional Presentations

Lobanov-Rostovsky, C., & Yoder, J. (2018 May). Framework for the judicious use of the polygraph with juveniles. National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN). Washington, DC.

Brown, A., Grady, M., & Yoder, J. (2018 January). Hope As a Protective Factor: The Relationship of Hopefulness to Sexual and Nonsexual Crimes Among Juvenile Sexual Abusers. Symposium: Understanding the Developmental Pathways to Sexual Coercion: Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Callous-Unemotional Traits, Caregiving, and Hopelessness Among Adolescents with Sexually Harmful Behavior. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Washington, DC.

Leibowitz, G., Stickle, T., & Yoder, J. (2018 January). Developmental Pathways to Sexual Coercion: The Relationships Among Trauma, Executive Functioning, and Callous-Unemotional Traits Among Adolescent with Sexually Harmful Behavior. Symposium: Understanding the Developmental Pathways to Sexual Coercion: Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Callous-Unemotional Traits, Caregiving, and Hopelessness Among Adolescents with Sexually Harmful Behavior. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Washington, DC.

Yoder, J., Grady, M., & Dillard, R. (2018 January). Caregiving, Attachment, and Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Sexually Abusive Youth. Symposium: Understanding the Developmental Pathways to Sexual Coercion: Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Callous-Unemotional Traits, Caregiving, and Hopelessness Among Adolescents with Sexually Harmful Behavior. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Washington, DC.

Yoder, J., Dillard, R., Leibowitz, G., & Grady, M. (2018 January). Sexual Victimization Histories as a Discriminating Pathway to Youth Sexual Aggression: A Comparative Analysis of Cumulative Family Experiences. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Washington, DC.

Dillard, R., & Yoder, J. (2018 January). Effects of Childhood Poly-Victimization on Victimization in Juvenile Correctional Facilities: The Mediating Role of Trauma Symptomatology. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Washington, DC.

Hodge, A., & Yoder, J. (2018 January). The Relationship Between Abusive Experiences & Staff Controls in Juvenile Correctional Facilities: The Mediating Effects of Externalizing Behaviors. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Washington, DC.

Yoder, J., & Grady, M. (2017 October). The Impact of Accumulated Stress on Developing Sexual Offending Behaviors. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Kansas City, MO.

Yoder, J., Dillard, R., & Leibowitz, G. (2017 October). Sexual Victimization Histories as a Discriminating Pathway to Youth Sexual Aggression: A Comparative Analysis of Cumulative Family Experiences. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Kansas City, MO.

Yoder, J., & Grady, M. (2017, April). Caregiving Practices as Developmental Antecedents to Youth Sexual Offending. Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Boston, MA.

Yoder, J., Whitaker, K., & Quinn, C. (2017, January). Tertiary Prevention for Incarcerated Youth: Effects of Facility-Level Services on Likelihood for Recidivism. Symposium: Examining Treatment Needs of Youth Involved in the Juvenile Court: Implications for Effective Trauma Informed Practice. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. New Orleans, LA.

Brusman Lovins, L., Yoder, J., & Berry, S. (2016, March). Can we safely manage juvenile sex offenders in the community? Annual Conference of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Denver, CO.

Yoder, J., Leibowitz, G., & Burton, D. (2016, January). A comparison of attachment related impairments between youth with sexually harmful behavior and non-sexual offenders in residential treatment. Symposium Adverse childhood experiences, cumulative trauma and attachment, and developmental pathways to sexual and nonsexual offending. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, DC.

Yoder, J., Hansen, J., & Lobanov-Rostovsky (2015, October). Effects of school-based risk and protective factors. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Montreal, Canada.