Positions

Overview

  • Vernon Brooks Carter, Ph.D., studies the removal of Native American and Alaskan Native (NA/AI) children from their homes, which has been a concern for child welfare workers and policy makers for many years. The numbers of NA/AI children in out-of-home care is significantly greater when compared to Non-Indian children. This disproportion of NA/AI children in out-of-home care has persisted almost 30 years after the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) of which a major objective was to decrease the number of NA/AI being placed into the foster care system (Donald, 2003). There is very little in the literature looking at this issue on the national level. The focus of his current research is to examine significant variables that are associated and may predict placement of children into out-of-home care. One of those variables is domestic violence: active domestic violence and families with a history of domestic violence. A second variable of interest concerns the impact of race/ethnicity: placement of Latina/o children into kinship care. These areas of interest are being explored through secondary analysis of The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), a national longitudinal dataset.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2011 Urban American Indian/Alaskan Natives compared to non-Indians in out-of-home care.Child Welfare.  90:43-58. 2011
    2010 Factors predicting placement of urban American Indian/Alaskan Natives into out-of-home careChildren and Youth Services Review.  32:657-663. 2010
    2009 Prediction of placement into out-of-home care for American Indian/Alaskan Natives compared to non-IndiansChildren and Youth Services Review.  31:840-846. 2009
    2009 Comparison of American Indian/Alaskan Natives to Non-Indians in Out-of-Home CareFamilies in Society Social casework Journal of social casework.  90:301-308. 2009
    2007 What motivates African-American charitable giving: Findings from a national sampleAdministration in Social Work.  31:67-85. 2007
    Educating undergraduate group workers: increasing confidence through experiential learningSocial Work with Groups.  1-13.

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2016 U.S. Volunteering in the Aftermath of the Great Recession: Were African Americans a Significant Factor?Social Sciences. 22-22. 2016
    Chapter 4. Child Protective Services

    Teaching Activities

  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2019
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2018
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2018
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2018
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2018
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2017
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2017
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2017
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2017
  • Special Projects & Ind Study Taught course 2017
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2016
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2016
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2016
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2016
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2016
  • Special Projects & Ind Study Taught course 2016
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2015
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2015
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2015
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2015
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2015
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2015
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2015
  • Special Projects & Ind Study Taught course 2015
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2014
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2014
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2014
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2014
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2014
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2014
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2014
  • Special Projects & Ind Study Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • A.A. Literature, Orange County Community College
  • B.A. Literature, State University of New York
  • M.S.W. Social Work, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. Social Work, Boston College
  • Full Name

  • Vernon Carter