Whitney Grube


Whitney Grube
  • Ph.D.
  • Research Project Coordinator
  • Doctoral Graduate

Contact Info


Biography

Dissertation Title: Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) Home and Community Based Services: Understanding Patterns of Service Utilization Among the SED Waiver Population
Date Defended: September 14, 2020
Awarded with Honors

Committee Members: Amy Mendenhall, PhD. (chair), Nancy Kepple, PhD. (methodologist), Becci Akin, PhD., Genevieve Graaf, PhD., Florence DiGennaro-Reed, PhD., Megan Paceley, PhD.

Education

Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2020
with honors

Research

Child and adolescent mental health services, Child and adolescent mental health policy, Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance, Child and adolescent wellbeing, Impact of mental illness on children and their families

Teaching

Grant Writing and Program Evaluation, Social Work Practice with Children and Families, Introduction to Social Work, Social Work and Mental Health

Selected Publications

Grube, W. & Mendenhall, A.N. (in press.). Strengths-based Group Supervision: Restoring Child and Adolescent-Centered Social Work Team Meetings. Journal of Family Strengths, (in press).

Schuetz, N., Mendenhall, A., & Grube, W. (in press.). Strengths Model for Youth Case Management: Impact on the provider and agency. Child and Adolescent Social Work, (in press).

Mendenhall, A., Grube, W., & Jung, E. (2019). Implementing Strengths Model for Youth in community mental health: Impact on case managers’ professional quality of life. Children and Youth Services Review, doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.04.020

Schuetz, N., Mendenhall, A., & Grube, W. (2019). Strengths Model for Youth Case Management: Professionals’ perceptions of model impact on clients. Social Work and Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/15332985.2018.1563024

Grube, W.A. (principal author), Liming, K.W. (2018). Attachment and Biobehavioral Catchup: A systematic review, Infant Mental Health,39(6), 656-673.

Liming, K. & Grube, W.A. (2018). Wellbeing outcomes for children exposed to multiple adverse experiences in early childhood: A systematic review. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. doi.org/10.1007/s10560-018-0532-x\

Levy, M., Holmes, C., Grube, W., & Mendenhall, A. (2017). Engaging rural residents in patient-centered health care research, Patient Experience Journal, 4(1), 46-53. Available at: https://pxjournal.org/journal/vol4/iss1/6 

Grube, W.A. (principal author), Mendenhall, A.N. (2016). Adolescent mental health case management: Consumer perspectives. Families in Society. 92(2). doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.2016.97.13

Mendenhall, A. & Grube, W. (2016). Developing a new approach to case management in youth mental health: Strengths Model for Youth Case Management. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.. doi:10.1007/s10560-016-0467-z

Grube, W.A. (principal author), Mendenhall, A.N. (2015). Adolescent mental health case management: Provider perspectives. Social Work in Mental Health, 1-23. doi: 10.1080/15332985.2015.1089971

Selected Presentations

INTERNATIONAL:

Grube, W.A. (2018, July 7). All the voices we do not hear: The Convention on the Rights of Child and child/adolescent mental health. Oral presentation at the Annual Social Work, Education, and Social Development Conference: Environmental and Community Sustainability and Human Solutions in Evolving Societies, Dublin, Ireland.

Byers, K., Grube, W.A., & Mendenhall, A.N. (2018, July 7). Profiles of toxic stress risk and protection in early childhood: A latent class analysis of the Household Strength and Strain Inventory. Oral presentation at the Annual Social Work, Education, and Social Development Conference: Environmental and Community Sustainability and Human Solutions in Evolving Societies, Dublin, Ireland.        

Mendenhall, A.N. & Grube, W.A. (2018, July 7). Strengths Model Case Management for Youth: A case study of a mental health center’s journey to providing strengths-based, client-driven services. Oral presentation at the Annual Social Work, Education, and Social Development Conference: Environmental and Community Sustainability and Human Solutions in Evolving Societies, Dublin, Ireland.

NATIONAL:

Grube, W., Davis, S., & Mendenhall, A. (2020, November 16). Variation in the administration of standardized assessments: Implications for Social Work education. Council for Social Work Education 66th Annual APM. Held virtually. November 2020.

Mendenhall, A., Grube, W., Jeong, M, Davis, S., Kepple, N., & Akin, B (2020, January 19). Using Standardized Assessments for Service Eligibility & Delivery in the Children’s Behavioral Health System: Observations & Recommendations from A Midwestern State. Society for Social Work Research 24th Annual Conference, Washington DC, January 2020.

Mendenhall, A., Grube, W., Sattler, P. & Byers, K. (2019, April 25). Attachment and Biobehavioral Catchup: Lessons Learned from Implementation of an Evidence-Based Practice in Rural and Urban Communities. Oral presentation for the 21st Annual National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington D.C.

Mendenhall, A., Schoenfeld, E., White, B., & Grube, W. (2019, March 5). The Strengths Model: Applications for Innovative Work with Youth. 32nd Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL.

Borland, O., Mendenhall, A., & Grube, W. (2019, March 3). Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up: Investigating the Experiences and Views of Cultural Relevance from Bilingual Home Visitors. Poster presentation for 32nd Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL.

Mendenhall, A., Grube, W., & Byers, K. (2019, January 19). Examining Differences in Home and Family Environment and Child and Caregiver Functioning Among Families Receiving Early Childhood Intervention. Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research 23rd Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Liming, K.W. & Grube, W.A. (2018, November 10). Integrated or isolated?: Implementing the findings of a systematic review on ACEs. Council for Social Work Education 64th Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Mendenhall, A.N., Frauenholz, S., & Grube, W.A. (2018, October 8) Mutuality in the mentorship relationship between pre-tenured faculty & doctoral Students. 11th Annual University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute Mentoring Conference: Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Albuquerque, NM.

Liming, K.W. & Grube, W.A. (2018, August 11). Multiples matter: Exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in early childhood. First Things First Early Childhood Summit, Phoenix, AZ.

Mills, A.N., Grube, W.A., & Mendenhall, A.N. (2018, March 6). The effect of Strengths Model for Youth implementation on Professional Quality of Life for mental health case managers. Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL.

Grube, W. A. & Liming, K. (2018, January 13).  A systematic review: Findings on attachment bio behavioral catch up (ABC). Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research 22nd annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Grube, W. & Mendenhall, A. (2017, January, accepted). Juvenile Justice Professionals’ Views of Rehabilitation: Do Years in the System Matter? Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research 21st annual conference in New Orleans, LA.

Grube, W. & Mendenhall, A., Holmes, C., & Levy, M. (2017, January 17). Exploring Patient Centered Care in a Rural Context: The Relationship between Rural Residents’ Age and Components of the Patient Centered Medical Home Model. Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research 21st annual conference in New Orleans, LA.

Grube, W.A., Mendenhall, A.N. (2016, March 16). The Strengths Model for Youth: An innovative approach to case management. Oral presentation at the annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL.

LOCAL:

Mendenhall, A., Sattler, P., Byers, K., Schoenhoff, K.,& Grube, W. (2020, November 17th). Attachment and Biobehavioral Catchup: An early childhood initiative. 44th Annual Kansas Governor’s Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect. Held virtually.

Mendenhall, A. & Grube, W. (2019, March 20). Strengths Model for Youth: A Community-Based, Youth-Driven Case Management Model. Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence, KS.

Mendenhall, A. & *Grube, W. (2018, May 9). Kansas Early Childhood Initiative: Year 1 Evaluation Results. Kansas Early Childhood Initiative Learning Community, Hutchinson, KS.

Grube, W.A., Mendenhall, A.N. (2014, November 12). Traditional and Strengths Case Management: Provider and Consumer Perspectives. Oral presentation at the annual Fostering Strategies for Change: Children,Families, and their Communities conference, Kansas City, MO.

Service

SCHOOL SERVICE

Student Representative, Faculty Search Committee, University of Kansas; School of Social Welfare;August 2018- May 2019

Student Representative, PhD Curriculum Committee, University of Kansas; School of Social Welfare;August 2017- May 2019

Facilitator/Host, Strengths Model in Kansas- Australian Mental Health Providers Site Visit; November 2017

NATIONAL SERVICE

Student Representative, Doctoral Student Task Force, Society for Social Work and Research; August 2017- May 2018

Grant Peer Reviewer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration; March 2018 - present

Reviewer, Ad hoc, Journal of Public Child Welfare; July 2018 - present