FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Barbara Thomlison, M.S.W., Ph.D.

  • Title: Professor
  • E-mail: barbara.thomlison@fiu.edu
  • Phone: 305-348-6345
  • Office: AHC5 570

Dr. Barbara Thomlison is a professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the Institute for Children and Families at Risk. She teaches advanced clinical practice and family intervention courses in the graduate program. Her research interests include parenting programs, children at risk of maltreatment, family and youth violence, foster care and early childhood interventions. Dr. Thomlison’s extensive publications include articles, chapters and books in the areas of child maltreatment interventions, parenting for effectiveness, family assessment, risk and resilience, foster care, APA style format and evidence based internships, forensic assessment and intervention in child sexual abuse, and designing evidence-based intervention search strategies. Dr. Thomlison is actively involved as a board member in local and national child welfare, foster care and family service organizations.

Research Areas

  • Family and community violence prevention in minority populations
  • Child well being, school readiness and child maltreatment prevention
  • Prevention of child maltreatment, bullying and victimization among middle school children
  • Ineffective parenting interventions
  • Evidence-based child maltreatment programs