Bryn King

Title(s): 
Assistant Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto; PhD, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley; MSW, Silver School of Social Work, New York University; BA (Psychology) Clark University
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Phone Number: 
416-978-3268
Research Interests: 

•    Long-term outcomes for children and youth involved in child welfare
•    Impact of maltreatment during adolescence
•    Early childbearing among adolescents in foster care
•    Crossover and dually involved (child welfare and juvenile justice) youth
•    Disproportionality and disparity (race, class, and gender)
•    Child welfare involvement among preadolescents
•    Behavioral health of children and youth in the child welfare system

Biography: 

Bryn King is an Assistant Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and an Affiliated Researcher at the Children’s Data Network, University of Southern California. She received her doctorate from the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley. At the broadest level, Dr. King’s research focuses on the well-being of older children and youth in the child welfare system, particularly those who spend time in foster care. More specifically, she is interested in utilizing population-level linked administrative data to assess the likelihood, risk factors, and outcomes of adolescent parenting, delinquency and criminal justice involvement, and behavioral health challenges within this population.

Book Chapters: 
  1. King, B. (2014). Social justice from a humanities perspective: A synthesis to inform practice. In M. Austin (Ed.), Social justice and social work: Rediscovering a core value of the profession (pp. 83–91). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  2. Austin, M. J., Branom, C., & King, B. (2013). Searching for the meaning of social justice. In M. J. Austin (Ed.), Social justice and social work: Rediscovering a core value of the profession (pp. 1–17). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Publications In Refereed Journals: 
  1. Lery, B., Putnam-Hornstein, E., Wiegmann, W. & King, B. (in press). Improving child welfare practice by building analytical capacity among Title IV-E MSW students. Journal of Public Child Welfare.
  2. Putnam-Hornstein, E., Cederbaum, J. A., King, B., Eastman, A. L., & Trickett, P. K. (2015). A population-level and longitudinal study of adolescent mothers and intergenerational maltreatment. American Journal of Epidemiology, 181(7), 496–503.
  3. Putnam-Hornstein, E., & King, B. (2014). Cumulative teen birth rates among girls in foster care at age 17: An analysis of linked birth and child protection records from California. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(4), 698–705.
  4. King, B., Putnam-Hornstein, E., Cederbaum, J. A., & Needell, B. (2014). A cross-sectional examination of birth rates among adolescent girls in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 36, 179–186.
  5. Putnam-Hornstein, E., Cederbaum, J., King, B., Cleveland, J. & Needell, B. (2013). A population-based examination of maltreatment history among adolescent mothers in California. Journal of Adolescent Health 53(6): 794-797.
  6. King, B., Putnam-Hornstein, E., & Lawson, J. (2013). Examining the evidence: Reporter identity, allegation type, and sociodemographic characteristics as predictors of maltreatment substantiation. Child Maltreatment, 18(4): 232-244. PubMed ID: 24121416
  7. Cederbaum, J. A., Putnam-Hornstein, E., King, B., Gilbert, K. & Needell, B. (2013). Maternal history of maltreatment and infant birth weight: An examination of adolescent mothers in California. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(2):197–201. PubMed ID: 23867027
  8. Putnam-Hornstein, E., Needell, B., King, B., & Johnson-Motoyama, M. (2013). Racial and ethnic disparities: A population-based examination of risk factors for involvement with child protective services. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(1), 33–46. PubMed ID: 23317921
  9. King, B. (2012). Psychological theories of violence. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22(5), 553–571.
  10. Lawson, J., & King, B. (2012). Theories of violence: A review of textbooks on human behavior and the social environment. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22(5), 517–534.
  11. Anthony, E. K., King, B., & Austin, M. J. (2011). Reducing child poverty by promoting child well-being: Identifying best practices in a time of great need. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(10).
  12. King, B., Kaplan, S., & Hofstedt, T. (2010). A field experiment in capitated payment systems and recovery management: The Women’s Recovery Association pilot study. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. (6), 287. PubMed ID: 21138205