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 2019

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 1 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
2 Citations (Scopus)
Child Abuse
Child Development
2 Citations (Scopus)

Preparing Child Welfare Practitioners: Implications for Title IV-E Education and Training Partnerships

Griffiths, A., Royse, D., Piescher, K. & LaLiberte, T., May 27 2018, In : Journal of Public Child Welfare. 12, 3, p. 281-299 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Welfare
child welfare

The role of Title IV-E education and training in child protection workforce diversification

Piescher, K. N., LaLiberte, T. & Lee, M., May 27 2018, In : Journal of Public Child Welfare. 12, 3, p. 333-353 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

child protection
training program