Dr. Kristine Creavey is a Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Creavey’s work focuses on partnering with state and local child welfare jurisdictions to build capacity and improve outcomes for children and families. Currently, this includes providing monitoring, evaluation and continuous quality improvement supports as they relate to the Family First Prevention Services Act and the Evidence-Based Programs implemented as part of the Act.
Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Creavey served as a Research and Evaluation Specialist for the Child Welfare Resource Center, University of Pittsburgh. There she supported Pennsylvania state and county child welfare agencies in their efforts to utilize data-informed decision making.
Creavey holds a PhD and Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from Lebanon Valley College.
PhD and Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology, Lebanon Valley College
Creavey, K., & Grimm, A. (2021, September). Enhancing provider-county continuous quality improvement under under the Family First Prevention Services Act. Presentation at the PA Council of Children & Family Services (PCCYFS) Conference, Harrisburg, PA.
Creavey, K., & Lundgren, P. J. (2020, September). Building a foundation for program monitoring in the era of Family First. Online Information Session, available through the PA Child Welfare Resource Center.
Creavey, K. (2019, December). Evidence-based programs in the era of the Family First Prevention Services Act: Supporting child welfare practice. Presentation at the PA Puts Families First Convenings, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF), State College, Bethlehem, and Ford City, PA.
Perry, M. A., Creavey, K., Zajac, J., & Cahalane, H. (2019, May). Pennsylvania’s IV-E Waiver project: A roadmap to support the child welfare workforce in the era of Family First. Presentation at the National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Creavey, K., Arthur, E., & Lundgren, P. J. (2019, March). Communicating data effectively to support your message. Training delivered at the Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators’ March 2019 Quarterly Meeting, State College, PA.
Creavey, K., Arthur, E., & Lundgren, P. J. (2019, January). Using accurate data to determine your message. Training delivered at Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators’ January 2019 Quarterly Meeting, State College, PA.
Creavey, K. L., Kiser, L. J., Fishbein, D. H., & Gatzke-Kopp, L. M. (2017, November). Parent-child physiological synchrony and child emotion regulation: The role of parental trauma. Poster presentation at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, IL.
Mathis, E., Kiser, L., Fishbein, D., Gatzke-Kopp, L., Medoff, D., & Creavey, K. (2017, May). The physiology of emotion regulation in parent-child dyads during individual vs. joint emotion tasks. Poster presentation at the Society for Prevention Research Conference, Washington, DC.
Wadsworth, M. E., Tilghman-Osborne, E. M., McDonald, A., Perzow, S., Joos, C., & Bova, K. (2016, April). Undoing the damage of toxic stress: Building a Strong Identity and Coping Skills (BaSICS). Paper presentation at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.
Gatzke-Kopp, L., Zhang, X., Creavey, K. L., & Skowron, E. A. (2022). An event-based analysis of maternal physiological reactivity following aversive child behaviors. Psychophysiology, Advance Online. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.14093
Perry, M., Creavey, K., Arthur, E., Chance, J., Lundgren, P. J., & Rivera, I. (2020). Cultivating emotional intelligence in child welfare professionals: A systematic scoping review. Child Abuse and Neglect, 110(3).
Creavey, K. L., Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., Zhang, X., Fishbein, D., & Kiser, L. J. (2019). When you go low, I go high: Negative coordination of physiological synchrony among parents and children. Developmental Psychobiology, 62(3), 310–323.
Kiser, L., Fishbein, D., Gatzke-Kopp, L., Vivrette, R., Creavey, K., Stevenson, J., Medoff, D., & Busuito, A. (2019). Physiological regulation among caregivers and their children: Relations with trauma history, symptoms, and parenting behavior. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-019-01487-5
Creavey, K. L., Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., & Fosco, G. M. (2018). Differential effects of family stress exposure and harsh parental discipline on child social competence. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(2), 483–493. doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0913-3
Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., & Creavey, K. L. (2017). Unsealing fate: Policy practices aimed at reducing the intergenerational transmission of poverty. Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4(2), 115-122. doi:10.1177/2372732217719712