Astraea Augsberger

ssw-16(2)Assistant Professor, Clinical Practice
Phone: 617-358-0781
augsberg@bu.edu

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Education

BS (human development and family relations), University of Connecticut
MSSW (advanced generalist practice and programing), Columbia University
PhD (advanced clinical practice), Columbia University

Courses Taught

CP 759 Introduction to Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups
CP 770 Clinical Practice with Individuals

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Child welfare workforce development. Transition to adulthood for court involved youth.  Youth participation in decision-making practices.

Selected Publications

Augsberger, A. (2014).  Strategies for engaging foster care youth in permanency planning family team conferences.  Children and Youth Services Review. 43, 51-57.  doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.04.015

Auerbach, C., Zeitlin, W., Augsberger, A., McGowan, B.G., Claiborne, N., & Lawrence, C.K.  Societal Factors Impacting Child Welfare: Validating the Perceptions of Child Welfare Scale.  Research on Social Work Practice. (2014).  doi: 10.1177/1049731514530001

Schudrich, W., Augsberger, A., Auerbach, C. & McGowan, B.G. (2014). A mixed-methods study of the impact of organizational culture on workforce retention in child welfare. Children and YouthServices Review.38, 36-43. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.01.004

Augsberger, A. & McGowan, B.G.  (In Press).  Children in Foster Care. In Gitterman, A. (Ed.),   Handbook of Social Work Practice With Vulnerable and Resilient Populations, Third Edition Columbia University  Press.

Lens, V., Augsberger, A., Hughes, A., & Wu, T. (2013). Choreographing Justice: Administrative  Law Judges and the Management of Welfare Disputes.  Journal of Law and Society. 40, 199-227.

Augsberger, A., Schudrich, W., Auerbach, C & McGowan, B.G. (2012). Respect in the workplace: A mixed methods study of retention and turnover in the voluntary child welfare sector. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 1222-1229.

MacKenzie, M.J., Kotch, J.B., Lee, L.C., Augsberger, A. & Hutto, N (2011). The cumulative ecological transactional risk model of child maltreatment and behavioral outcomes: Reconceptualizing early maltreatment as a risk factor. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 2392-2398.

Auerbach, C., McGowan, B.G., Augsberger, A., Strolin-Goltzman, J. & Schudrich, W. (2010). Differential factors influencing public and voluntary child welfare workers intention to leave. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 1396-1402.

McGowan, B.G., Auerbach, C., Conroy, K., Augsberger, A. & Schudrich, W. (2010). Workforce retention issues in voluntary child welfare. Child Welfare, 89 (6), 83-103.

Selected Presentations

Hahm, H., Augsberger, A., Feranil, M. (2014).  Health risk behaviors and health care utilization patterns of Asian-American women with history of forced sex.  Paper session presented at the 6th Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University.  New York, NY.

Augsberger, A. (2014).  Strategies for engaging foster care youth in permanency planning family team  conferences.  Paper session presented at the Society for Social Work and Research 18th Annual Conference.  San Antonio, TX.

Auerbach, C., Schudrich, W.Z., Augsberger, A., McGowan, B., Claiborne, N., & Lawrence, C.K. (2014).      Validating the Perceptions of Child Welfare Scale.  Poster session presented at the Society for Social Work and Research 18th Annual Conference.  San Antonio, TX.

Augsberger, A. (2013).  “Nothing about me without me”: Youth participation in child welfare decision making.” Paper session presented at the Council on Social Work Education 59th Annual Planning Meeting. Dallas, TX.

Augsberger, A (2013). Youth Participation in Permanency Planning Family Team Conferences. Paper/poster session presented at the New York Academy of Medicine Social Work Section – Fifth Annual Student Night.  New York, NY.

Augsberger, A. & Schudrich, W. (2012).  A mixed methods study of perceived respect in the child welfare workforce. Paper session presented at the Council on Social Work Education 58th Annual Planning Meeting. Washington, D.C.

Lens, V., Augsberger, A., Hughes, A. & Wu, T. (2011).  Exploring the language of power(lessness) in disputes. A conversation analysis of administrative hearings.  Paper session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association.  San Francisco, CA.

Schudrich, W., Augsberger, A., Strolin-Goltzman, J., McGowan, B.G. & Auerbach, C. (2011). Differential factors influencing public and private child welfare workers’ intention to leave. Poster session presented at the Society for Social Work and Research, 15th Annual Conference.  Tampa, FL.

Augsberger, A., Auerbach, C., McGowan, B. & Schudrich, W. (2010).  The Impact of Contingent Rewards on Child Welfare: A Mixed Method Study of Preventive Service Workers in Voluntary Agencies. Poster session presented at the Society for Social Work and Research, 14th Annual Conference.  San Francisco, CA.

Augsberger, A., McGowan, B., Auerbach, C., Conroy, K. & Schudrich, W.  (2009).  Factors Contributing to Retention and Turnover in the Voluntary Child Welfare Sector: A Mixed Method Approach. Paper session presented at The 2nd National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy, Bridgewater, MA.

MacKenzie, M.J., Augsberger, A. & Hutto, N.  (2009).  Infant Maltreatment and the Targeting of Early Intervention. Symposium presented at the Society for Social Work and Research, 13th Annual    Conference.  New Orleans, LA.

Grilli, S., Augsberger, A. & MacKenzie, M. (2009).  The Importance of Behavioral Context on Placement Stability for Children in Foster Care. Paper session presented at the Society for Social Work and Research, 13th Annual Conference.  New Orleans, LA.

McGowan, B.G., Auerbach, C., Conroy, K., Augsberger, A., Grilli, S., & Schudrich, W. (2009).  Factors that Enhance Retention of Child Welfare Workers in Voluntary Preventive Service Programs.  Poster session presented at the Society for Social Work and Research, 13thAnnual Conference.  New Orleans, LA.

Selected Grant Activity

2011-2013 Youth Participation in Child Welfare Decision Making: A Focused Ethnography. Dissertation grant from New York Foundling Vincent Fontana Center
2010-2013 Youth Participation in Child Welfare Decision Making: A Focused Ethnography. Dissertation grant from Fahs Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation at The New York Community Trust

Consulting and Professional Activities

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Families in Society
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Children and Youth Services Review
Member, Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)
Member, Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
Member, NAFSA Association of International Educators
Clinical Consultant, International House, New York, NY
Training Consultant, Fostering Change for Children, Children’s Corp, New York, NY

Awards and Honors

Doctoral Representative, Columbia University School of Social Work Graduation Ceremony.  Awarded May 2013.
Student Representative, New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Social Work Section. Awarded 2013.

Licensure and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), New York