Carolyn Winje is a Researcher at Chapin Hall with a strong interest in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Her work focuses on mixed methods evaluations of programs that support children and families. Projects include evaluating training programs to address mental health issues in infants and improve academic outcomes for middle school students. Her areas of expertise include quantitative data collection, qualitative data collection, home visitation services, child and family services, and family and child well-being.
Prior to coming to Chapin Hall in 2000, Winje worked at Prevent Child Abuse America as a Research Specialist.
Winje holds a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science from The George Washington University.
MSW, Loyola University Chicago
BA in Sociology and Political Science, The George Washington University
Spielberger, J., Burkhardt, T., Winje, C., Gouvea, M., & Gilkerson, L. (2017, December). Enhancing the capacity of home visitors with a reflective practice approach. Poster session presented at the Zero To Three Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
Spielberger, J., Burkhardt, T., Gouvea, M., Winje, C., Barisik, E., & Gilkerson, L. (2016, July). Building home visitor-parent relationships: Evaluation of a home visitor training in an infant mental health-based approach. Paper presented at the Administration for Children and Families National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, DC.
Spielberger, J., Burkhardt, T., Gouvea, M., Winje, C., Barisik, E., & Gilkerson, L. (2016, June). Enhancing home visitors’ skills with an infant mental health approach. Paper presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health Conference, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Burkhardt, T., Spielberger, J., & Winje, C. (2016, February). Facilitating attuned interactions in home visiting. Poster session presented at the Erikson Institute Research Poster Symposium, Chicago, IL.
Gouvea, M., Winje, C., & Scanlon, M. (2010, January). Stability of household arrangements as a context for service use. Paper presented at Society for Social Work and Research 14th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Reidy, M., & Winje, C. (2002, April). Indicators of youth well-being: An overview of 12 participating states as of April 2002. Paper presented at the State Youth Indicators Workshop, Washington, DC.
Wang, C. T., & Winje, C. (1999, February). Program information management system. Pre-conference session at the Healthy Families America Conference, Chicago, IL.
Harding, K., & Winje, C. (1998, November). New research on Healthy Families America: Implications for Practice. Symposium at the Twelfth National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Cincinnati, OH.
Wang, C. T., & Winje, C. (1998, November). Program Information Management System (PIMS): Is your program prepared for the 21st Century? Presented at the Twelfth National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Cincinnati, OH.
Wang, C. T., & Winje, C. (1998, November). Program Information Management System (PIMS): Preparing for program evaluation. Demonstration at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
Daro D., McCurdy K., Falconnier L., Winje C., Anisfeld E., Katzev A., . . . Nelson C. (2007). The role of the community in facilitating service utilization. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 34(1-2), 181-204.
McCurdy, K., Daro. D., Anisfeld E., Katzev A., Keim, A., LeCroy C., . . . Winje. C. (2006). Understanding maternal intentions to engage in home visiting programs. Children and Youth Services Review, 20, 1195-1212.
Costello, J., Whalen, S., Spielberger, J. & Winje, C. (2001). Promoting public library partnerships with youth agencies. Journal of Youth Services in Libraries, 15(1), 8-15.
Daro, D., & Winje, C. (1998). Healthy Families America: Profiles of program sites. Chicago, IL: National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse.
Clark, J., & Winje, C. (1998). Participant engagement and retention in health related programs: Literature review. Working Paper #868. Chicago, IL: National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse.
Harding, K., Winje, C., & Crespo, M. A. (1998). Community impact on children and families: Annotated bibliography. Chicago, IL: National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse.