Transform Lives. Be the Change.

Andrew E. Zinn

Associate Professor
Doctoral Program Director
Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Primary office:
785-864-9348
Twente Hall
Room 202


Summary

Professor Zinn earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He most recently served as a senior researcher at the University of Chicago, Chapin Hall. His research interests include child maltreatment, child welfare services, and the service needs and outcomes of disadvantaged children and families.

Teaching Interests

  • Child welfare and children's mental health
  • Social work practice with children and families
  • Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Child Welfare
  • Juvenile dependency court
  • Intersection of child welfare and domestic violence
  • Foster youth
  • Foster family and kinship care

Selected Publications

Williford, A. & Zinn, A. (2018). Classroom-Level Differences in Child-Level Bullying Experiences: Implications for Prevention and Intervention in School Settings. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 9(1).

Zinn, A. Palmer, A. & Nam, E. (2017). Developmental Heterogeneity of Social Support Among Former Foster Youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 76, 51-58.

Zinn, A. & Orlebeke, B. (2017). Juvenile Court Judicial Quality and Children's Permanency Outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 77, 46-54.

Zinn, A. (2017). Predictors of Natural Mentoring Relationships Among Former Foster Youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 79, 564-575.

Zinn, A. & Orlebeke, B. (2017). The nature and determinants of child representation practice in child welfare cases. Family Court Review, 55(2), 273-291. DOI:10.1111/fcre.12239

Zinn, A. Palmer, A. & Nam, E. (2017). The Predictors of Perceived Social Support Among Former Foster Youth. Child Abuse & Neglect, 72, 172-183.

Zinn, A. (2016). Kinship Family Relatedness, Nuclear Family Contact, and Social Support Among Foster Youth. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 11(1), 1-26.

Zinn, A. Orlebeke, B. Duquette, D. & Zhou, X. (2016). The Organization of Child Representation Services in Child Welfare Cases: A Study of Washington State. Family Court Review, 54(3), 364-381. DOI:10.1111/fcre.12239

Orlebeke, B. Zhou, X. Skyles, A. & Zinn, A. (2016). Findings Of The Evaluation Of The QIC-ChildRep Best Practices Model Training For Attorneys. In . (Ed.), Children’s Justice: How To Improve Legal Representation Of Children In The Child Welfare System .

Zinn, A. & Orlebeke, B. (2016). Lawyer Activities and Their Impact. In . (Ed.), Children’s Justice: How To Improve Legal Representation Of Children In The Child Welfare System .

Orlebeke, B. & Zinn, A. (2016). Profile Of Lawyers Representing Children. In . (Ed.), Children’s Justice: How To Improve Legal Representation Of Children In The Child Welfare System .

Orlebeke, B. Zinn, A. Duquette, D. N., & Zhou, X. (2015). Characteristics of attorneys representing children in child welfare cases. Family Law Quarterly, 49(3), 477-507.

Zinn, A. & Peters, C. (2015). Expressed-interest legal representation for children in substitute care: Evaluation of the impact of representation on children's permanency outcomes. Family Court Review, 53(4), 589-601.

Zinn, A. Orlebeke, B. Duquette, D. N., & Zhou, X. (2015). The organizational contexts of child representation services in child welfare cases. Family Court Review.

Orlebeke, B. Zhou, X. Skyles, A. & Zinn, A. (2015). Evaluation of the QIC-ChildRep Best Practices Model Training and Coaching Intervention for Child Representatives. Chicago: Chapin Hall.

Zinn, A. (2015). A typology of supervision in child welfare: Multilevel latent class and confirmatory analyses of caseworker-supervisor relationship type. Children and Youth Services Review, 48, 98-110.

Vandivere, S. Malm, K. & Zinn, A. (2015). Experimental evaluation of a child-focused adoption recruitment program for children and youth in foster care. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 9(2), 174-194.

Zinn, A. & Courtney, M. (2015). Helping foster youth find a job: A random-assignment evaluation of an employment assistance program for emancipating youth. Child & Family Social Work, 22(1), 155-164.

Zinn, A. & Courtney, M. (2014). Context matters: Experimental evaluation of home-based tutoring for youth in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 47, 198-204.

Zinn, A. & Havlicek, J. (2014). Pathways to residential care: Latent class and confirmatory analyses of adolescents' adverse event histories. Social Service Review, 88(3), 367-406.

Zinn, A. & Cusik, G. (2014). Juvenile court pathways to legal permanence for children in substitute care. Children and Youth Services Review, 36(1), 90-100.

Zinn, A. E. (2012). Kinship foster family type and placement discharge outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(4), 602-614.

Courtney, M. Zinn, A. Koralek, R. & Bess, R. (2011). Evaluation of the Independent Living – Employment Services Program Kern County, California: Final Report.

Courtney, M. Zinn, A. Johnson, H. & Malm, K. (2011). Evaluation of the Massachusetts Adolescent Outreach Program for Youths in Intensive Foster Care: Final Report.

Zinn, A. E. (2010). A typology of kinship foster families: Latent class and exploratory analyses of kinship family household structure and composition. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(3), 325-337.

Zinn, A. E. (2009). Foster parent characteristics, kinship, and permanence. Social Service Review, 83(2), 185-219.

Courtney, M. E., & Zinn, A. E. (2009). Predictors of runaway from out-of-home care. Children and Youth Service Review, 31(12), 1298-1306.

Dworsky, A. Courtney, M. E., & Zinn, A. E. (2007). Child, parent, and family predictors of child welfare services involvement among TANF applicant families. Children and Youth Services Review, 29, 802-820.

Courtney, M. E., & Zinn, A. E. (2004). Housing problems experienced by recipients of child welfare services. Child Welfare, 83, 1-28.

Courtney, M. E., Dworsky, A. Piliavin, I. & Zinn, A. E. (2004). Involvement of TANF families with child welfare services. Social Service Review, 79(1), 119-157.

Selected Presentations

Duquette, D. Orlebeke, B. Zinn, A. & Robbin, P. . (08/11/2016). Children’s Justice: How to Improve Legal Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System. The 39th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference. Philadelphia

Orlebeke, B. Zinn, A. Duquette, D. & Robbin, P. . (08/11/2016). The Bird’s Eye View: Let’s Talk Measurement and Evaluation in the Age of “Metrics” and “Outcomes”. The 39th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference. Philadelphia

Zinn, A. Orlebeke, B. Duquette, D. & Robbin, P. . (08/11/2016). The Nature and Determinants of Child Representation Practice. The 39th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference. Philadelphia

Zinn, A. E. (01/31/2016). An Examination of the Ontogeny, Etiology, and Impact of Social Support among Current and Former Foster Youth. 20th Annual Conference, Society for Social Work and Research. Washington DC

Zinn, A. E., Nam, E. &, P. A. (01/31/2016). Foster Youths’ Social Support across The Transition to Adulthood. 20th Annual Conference, Society for Social Work and Research. Washington DC

Zinn, A. E. (01/31/2016). Kinship Family Relatedness, Family Contact, and Social Support among Foster Youth. 20th Annual Conference, Society for Social Work and Research. Washington DC

Orlebeke, B. Duquette, D. & Zinn, A. . (08/24/2015). An Empirical Profile of Children’s Lawyers in Two States and Implications for Practice. NACC 38th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference. Monerey, CA

Zinn, A. E. & Smithgall, C. . (01/31/2014). Longitudinal and multilevel latent class analysis in child welfare research. 18th Annual Conference, Society for Social Work and Research. San Antonio, TX

Selected Grants

Zinn, Andrew, (Principal), Quality Improvement Center on Child Welfare Involved Children and Families Experiencing Domestic Violence, Futures Without Violence and US Dept of Health & Human Svcs, $2,677,745, Submitted 02/10/2017 (09/30/2016 - 09/29/2021) . Federal. Status: Funded.

, , (Principal), Construct development for a study of dependency court characteristics and case outcomes, New Faculty General Research Fund, University of Kansas, $8,000, Submitted 01/01/2014 (01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Zinn, Andrew E, (Principal), Evaluation of the QIC-ChildRep Training Program, US Dept of Health & Human Services, University of Michigan, $180,300, (09/30/2014 - 09/29/2015) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Zinn, Andrew, (Principal), Foster Children's Project, Children's Services Counsel of Palm Beach, FL, $120,000, (10/01/2005 - 09/30/2006) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.


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