Kristine N Piescher

PhD, Director of Research & Evaluation, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

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Kristine N. Piescher, Ph.D., holds a doctoral degree from the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Piescher serves as the Director for Research and Evaluation at the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) where she manages a number of large-scale and locally-based research and evaluation projects including the Minn-LInK project. Minn-LInK integrates over a decade of statewide, administrative data from multiple agencies to answer questions about the effects of policies, programs, and practice on the well-being of children in Minnesota. Dr. Piescher’s research focuses on child well-being and educational success and stability for at-risk youth, child welfare workforce development and system change, housing and homelessness, interpersonal and sibling relationships, and utilizing cross-systems data for research and evaluation, with implications for practice and policy.

Research interests

  • child well-being
  • educational success and stability
  • at-risk youth
  • child protection
  • child welfare system change
  • housing and homelessness
  • interpersonal and sibling relationships
  • integrated, administrative data

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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 2012 2020

Open Access
child protection
academic achievement

Adoption Discontinuity in Intensive Out-of-Home Care Settings

Kim, J. R., Piescher, K. & LaLiberte, T., Oct 2 2019, In : Adoption Quarterly. 22, 4, p. 307-329 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

home care
secondary analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

A prospective, longitudinal study of risk factors for early onset of delinquency among maltreated youth

Cho, M., Haight, W., Choi, W. S., Hong, S. & Piescher, K., Jul 2019, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 102, p. 222-230 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Longitudinal Studies
longitudinal study
Prospective Studies
Social Justice

Retention of child welfare workers: The wisdom of frontline supervisors

Griffiths, A., Desrosiers, P., Gabbard, J., Royse, D. & Piescher, K. N., Mar 2019, In : Child Welfare. 97, 3, p. 61-83

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
Child Abuse
Child Development