Kiley Liming


Kiley Liming
  • Associate Researcher

Biography

Dr. Kiley Liming is an Associate Researcher at the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, and is the Evaluation Manager and Co-Principal Investigator of a Regional Partnership Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Dr. Liming earned her PhD, with honors, from the University of Kansas in 2020, and was the recipient of the University’s doctoral distinguished dissertation award. Her scholarly work centers on the intersection of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and foster care, and the design and delivery of services/interventions to address the complex needs of child welfare-involved families. Dr. Liming has worked on two Regional Partnership grants across two U.S. states, has made several contributions to the peer-reviewed literature on ACEs and early childhood interventions, and has presented nationally on her topic areas. 

Education

Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2020

Selected Publications

Liming, K. W., Brook, J., & Akin, B. (2021). Cumulative adverse childhood experiences among children in foster care and the association with reunification: A survival analysis [Journal Articles]. Child Abuse & Neglect, 113.

Liming, K. W. (2020). The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Children in Foster Care and the Associated Impact on Placement Setting, Stability, and Reunification: An Ecological-Transactional Perspective [Other]. ProQuest.

Liming, K. W. (2019). Examining the Differing Effects of Economic Hardship and Poor Maternal Wellbeing on Cumulative Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences [Journal Articles]. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 12(3), 307–321.

Brook, J., Liming, K. W., & Smith, K. (2019). Kansas Serves Substance-Affected Families: Summary of Findings [Reports]. University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare.

Grube, W. A., & Liming, K. W. (2018). Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch‐up: A systematic review [Journal Articles]. Infant Mental Health Journal, 39(6), 656–673. https://doi.org/10.1002/imhj.21745

Liming, K. W., & Grube, W. A. (2018). Wellbeing Outcomes for Children Exposed to Multiple Adverse Experiences in Early Childhood: A Systematic Review [Journal Articles]. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 35(4), 317–335.

Liming, K. W., Akin, B., & Brook, J. (submitted/in review). Impact of cumulative adverse childhood experiences on foster care placement stability [Journal Articles]. Pediatrics.

Brook, J., Liming, K. W., Cole, R., Byers, K., & Coles, C. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). Sharpening the focus of program evaluation: Using a multiple, iterative approaches to analyze the impact of parenting program participation on reunification for foster care involved, substance affected families [Journal Articles]. Child Maltreatment.

Kim, J. S., Brook, J., Liming, K. W., Young Park, I., Franklin, C., & Akin, B. (submitted/in review). Solution-Focused Brief therapy and hope: Examining the mediating effects of positive emotions and hope [Journal Articles]. Journal of Marital and Family Process.

Selected Presentations

Brook, J., Liming, K. W., Cole, R., Coles, C., & Byers, K. (1/31/2021). Evaluating the Impact of a Parenting Program on Reunification for Young Children Affected by Parental Substance Use: Results from a Midwestern Randomized Control Trial​​​​. Society for Social Work and Research 2021, Social Work Science for Social Change. Virtual Conference

Liming, K. W., & Brook, J. (7/19/2019). Kansas Serves Substance-Affected Families: Final Randomization Characteristics, KSSAF Family Characteristics, Project Dosage and Dropouts, and Cross-Site Upload Numbers. Kansas Serves Substance Affected Families Community Stakeholders. Lawrence, Kansas

Liming, K. (4/30/2019). Examining the Differing Effects of Economic Hardship and Poor Maternal Wellbeing on Cumulative Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences. 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Strong & Thriving Families. Washington, D.C

Liming, K. (1/31/2019). Examining the Differing Effects of Economic Hardship and Poor Maternal Wellbeing on Cumulative Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Ending Gender Based, Family and Community Violence. San Francisco, CA

Liming, K. W., & Brook, J. (12/12/2018). Kansas Serves Substance-Affected Families: Preliminary Analysis of Descriptive Statistics Examining Reunification and Termination Rates by Kansas Counties. Kansas Serves Substance-Affected Families Community Stakeholders. Lawrence, Kansas

Liming, K., & Grube, W. (11/30/2018). Integrated or Isolated?: Implementing the Findings of a Systematic Review on ACEs. Child Welfare Track at the 2018 Council on Social Work Education, 64th Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, FL

Liming, K., & Grube, W. (8/28/2018). Multiples Matter: Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Early Childhood. First Things First: Early Childhood Summit 2018. Phoenix, AZ

Liming, K. (4/18/2018). Multiples Matter: Trauma-Informed Implementation of Findings from a Systematic Review on Early Childhood Exposure to Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences. 15th Hawai`i International Summit on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan. Honolulu, HI

Grube, W., & Liming, K. (1/13/2018). A systematic review: Findings on attachment bio behavioral catch up (ABC). Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Achieving Equal Opportunity, Equity, and Justice. Washington, D.C

Mariscal, E. S., Byers, K., Yan, Y., & Liming, K. (8/3/2016). Ready, set, go! Planning strategies to adopt and install a parenting program for substance-affected families. Child Welfare League of America 2016 National Conference. Anaheim, CA

Awards & Honors

Ann Weick Merit Scholarship
School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas
2019 - 2020

Argersinger Outstanding Dissertation Award
University of Kansas (selected by Executive Council of Graduate Faculty)
2020

Ann Weick Merit Scholarship
School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas
2018 - 2019

Merit Scholarship for study aboard in Italy
Office of Study Abroad, University of Kansas
2017

Merit Scholarship for study abroad in Italy
School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas
2017

Merit Scholarship for study abroad in Costa Rica
School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas
2016

Graduate Studies Scholarship Recipient
Office of Graduate Studies, University of Kansas
2015

Grants & Other Funded Activity

Evaluation Services for the Oklahoma Regional Partnership 3 Grant to Increase the Well-being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse. Oklahoma Partnership Child Well-being Initiative Phase 3, OPI-3 contract with Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. $675000.00. Submitted 7/1/2017 (10/1/2017 - 9/30/2022). Federal. Status: Funded

Kansas Serves Substance Affected Families. HHS-2014-ACF-SCYF-CU-0809. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families; Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of and Improve the Permanency Outcomes for Children Affected by Substance Abuse. $2900000.00. Submitted 6/16/2014 (10/1/2014 - 9/30/2019). Federal. Status: Funded

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Community Program: Oklahoma Communities Acting Now. Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. $1385674.00. Submitted 6/29/2021. Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted