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.