Positions

Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2017 Supervisor and policy roles in social media use as a new technology in child welfareChildren and Youth Services Review.  78:1-8. 2017
2017 Behavioral and Substance Use Outcomes for Older Youth Living With a Parental Opioid Misuse: A Literature Review to Inform Child Welfare Practice and PolicyJournal of Public Child Welfare.  11:546-567. 2017
2015 Child Welfare Agency Climate: Congruence with Practice Model BeliefsJournal of Public Child Welfare.  9:236-255. 2015
2015 Engaging Parents: Assessing Child Welfare Agency Onsite Review Instrument OutcomesFamilies in Society Social casework Journal of social casework.  96:211-218. 2015
2014 Exposure to websites that encourage self-harm and suicide: prevalence rates and association with actual thoughts of self-harm and thoughts of suicide in the United States.Journal of Adolescence.  37:1335-1344. 2014
2014 Patterns of Internet Use and Risk of Online Victimization for Youth With and Without DisabilitiesJournal of Special Education.  48:204-213. 2014
2013 Testing the Index of Problematic Online Experiences (I-POE) with a national sample of adolescents.Journal of Adolescence.  36:1153-1163. 2013
2013 University-State Child Welfare Training Partnerships: The Challenge of Matching Dollar ContributionsAdministrative Sciences.  3:221-221. 2013
2012 Reentry into Out-of-Home Care: Implications of Child Welfare Workers' Assessments of Risk and SafetySocial Work Research.  36:181-195. 2012
2012 Exploring the role of the internet in juvenile prostitution cases coming to the attention of law enforcement.Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.  21:327-342. 2012
2009 Index of problematic online experiences: item characteristics and correlation with negative symptomatology.Cyberpsychology and Behavior Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.  12:707-711. 2009
2009 Challenges and strengths among Chafee Education and Training Voucher eligible youth: The rural service providers' perspectiveChildren and Youth Services Review.  31:235-242. 2009
2008 How do high-risk youth use the Internet? Characteristics and implications for prevention.Child Maltreatment.  13:227-234. 2008
2007 Problematic internet experiences: primary or secondary presenting problems in persons seeking mental health care?Social Science and Medicine.  65:1136-1141. 2007
2007 Online mental health treatment: concerns and considerations.Cyberpsychology and Behavior Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.  10:453-459. 2007
2006 Making statistics "real" for social work studentsJournal of Social Work Education Journal of education for social work.  42:397-404. 2006
2003 Improving data systems about juvenile victimization in the United States.Child Abuse and Neglect.  27:77-102. 2003

Teaching Activities

  • Special Projects & Ind Study Taught course 2018
  • Data Analysis and Statistics Taught course 2018
  • Spc Top/Child Maltreatment Taught course 2018
  • Spc Top/Child Maltreatment Taught course 2018
  • Program & Practice Evaluation Taught course 2018
  • Special Projects & Ind Study Taught course 2018
  • Program & Practice Evaluation Taught course 2017
  • Spc Top/Child Maltreatment Taught course 2017
  • Program & Practice Evaluation Taught course 2017
  • Program & Practice Evaluation Taught course 2017
  • Special Projects & Ind Study Taught course 2017
  • Program & Practice Evaluation Taught course 2016
  • Program & Practice Evaluation Taught course 2016
  • Data Analysis and Statistics Taught course 2015
  • Program & Practice Evaluation Taught course 2015
  • School Social Work Taught course 2015
  • School Social Work Taught course 2015
  • Program & Practice Evaluation Taught course 2015
  • Data Analysis and Statistics Taught course 2015
  • Data Analysis and Statistics Taught course 2014
  • Spc Top/School Social Work Taught course 2014
  • Spc Top/School Social Work Taught course 2014
  • Res III-Prog & Practice Eval Taught course 2014
  • Res III-Prog & Practice Eval Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Spanish, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S.W. Social Work, University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • Melissa Wells