LESLIE WIND joined the USC School of Social Work in 2008 as clinical associate professor and director of the Orange County Academic Center. Previously, Wind was an assistant professor and chair of the children, youth and families specialization and subspecialty in trauma and violence at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. She also directed the Massachusetts Coalition of Child and Family Disaster Mental Health Education, a statewide interdisciplinary training in disaster mental health research conducted in collaboration with the Terrorism and Disaster Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Wind has also been on faculty at the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her academic career, she was a clinical social worker for 18 years, working in private practice, two rape centers, a child and family mental health agency, and a residential treatment facility.
Pfefferbaum, B., Noffsinger, M.A., Wind, L.H. & Allen, J.R. Children’s coping in the context of disasters and terrorism (in press). Journal of Loss and Trauma.
Brooks, D., Kim, H. & Wind, L.H. (2011). Supporting gay and lesbian adoptive families before and after adoption: service need, utilization, and helpfulness. In D. Brodzinsky, A. Pertman, & D. Kunz (Eds.) Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity. (pp. 150-183).
Boyas, J. & Wind, L.H. (2010). Employment-based social capital, job stress, and employee burnout: A public child welfare employee structural model.Children and Youth Services Review, 32(3), 380-388.
Norris, F. & Wind, L.H. (2009). The experience of disaster: Trauma, loss, adversities, and community impacts. In Y. Neria, S.Galea, & F. Norris (Eds.)Mental health consequences of disasters. (pp. 29-45). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Wind, L.H., Kayser, K. & Shankar, R. (2009). Culture and recovery: Challenges to providing disaster relief after the tsunami in South India. Journal of Global Social Work Practice, 2(1).
Wind, L.H., Pfefferbaum, B. & Houston, B. (2009). Youth and disasters: Impact, assessment, intervention, evaluation, and self-care.
Wind, L.H. (2009). Coping and resilience among tramatically injured children and adolescents. In N. Boyd Webb (Eds.) Helping youth and families cope with acute and chronic health conditions: a collaborative strengths-based guide for practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Kayser, K., Wind, L.H. & Shankar, R. (2008). Disaster relief within a collectivistic context: Supporting resilience after the tsunami in South India.Journal of Social Services Research, 34(3), 87-98.
Wind, L.H. & Sullivan, J. (2008). Impact of clergy abuse on families of origin. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 17(3/4), 238-254.
Wind, L.H., Brooks, D. & Barth, R.P. (2007). Adoption services use: Influences of pre-adoptive risk history and pre-adoption preparation among U.S. adoptions. Family Relations, 56(4), 378-389.
Findler, L., Wind, L.H. & Mor Barak, M. (2007). Modeling demographic characteristics, organizational culture, and person-organization outcomes.Administration in Social Work, 31(3), 63-94.
Wind, L.H. & Norris, F. (2007). Research on the psychological effects of wildfires: A bibliography.: National Center on PTSD.
Wind, L.H., Brooks, D. & Simmel, C. (2005). Contemporary adoption in the U.S.: Implications for the next wave of adoption theory, research, and practice. In D. Brodzinsky and J. Palacios (Eds.) Psychological issues in adoption: Theory, research, and application. Westpot, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.
Wind, L.H., Brooks, D. & Barth, R.P. (2005). Adoption preparation: Do special needs make a difference?., 8(4), 45-75.
Frasch, K., Brooks, D., Reich, J. & Wind, L.H. (2004). Enhancing positive outcomes in transracial adoptive families following implementation of the Multiethnic Placement Act and Interethnic Adoption Provision.
Mor Barak, M., Findler, L. & Wind, L.H. (2003). Cross-cultural aspects of diversity and well-being in the workplace: An international perspective.Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation, 4(2), 145-169.
Wind, L.H. & Brooks, D. (2002). Child welfare demonstration projects: A model for implementation and evaluation. Children and Youth Services Review(Special Issues 6/7), 543-558.
Brooks, D. & Wind, L.H. (2002). Implementing and evaluating child welfare demonstration projects. Children and Youth Services Review (Special Issues 6/7), 379-383.More publications
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