Amy Dworsky is a Research Fellow at Chapin Hall. Her research interests include youth aging out of foster care, homeless youth, foster youth who are pregnant and/or parenting, LGBT youth in foster care and teenage pregnancy prevention.
Dr. Dworsky is currently the Principal Investigator for a study of housing programs for transitioning foster youth, an impact evaluation of a teenage pregnancy prevention program and an implementation evaluation of training on healthy sexual development for caregivers and caseworkers. She is widely recognized as an expert on pregnant and parenting foster youth and on homelessness among youth who aged out of foster care. Her most recent publications include articles about the implications of health care reform for insurance coverage and receipt of family planning services among current and former foster youth and about the parenting experiences of runaway and homeless youth.
She received her Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Areas of Expertise
- Youth aging out of foster care
- Homeless youth
- Pregnant and parenting foster youth
- Children whose parents are incarcerated