J. Bart Klika

Research Faculty - Courtesy Appointment
J. Bart Klika

Contact Information

Prevent Child Abuse America (Chief Research Officer)
Office Location
228 South Wabash Ave., Chicago, Il 60604


  • Child Maltreatment Prevention
  • Etiology and Consequences of Child Maltreatment
  • Resilience 


  • PhD, 2014, University of Washington; Social Work
  • MSW, 2008, University of Chicago; Social Work
  • BA, 2002, University of Montana; Psychology


Klika, J.B., Haboush-Deloy, A., & Linkenbach, J. (accepted).  Hidden protections: Identifying social norms associated with child abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal.

Klika, J.B., & Linkenbach, J. (accepted). Social norms and violence against children and youth: Introduction to the special issue. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal.

Herrenkohl, T.I., & Klika, J.B. (in press). Intersecting forms of child victimization and public health prevention.  In B. Lonne, D. Scott, D. Higgins, & T. Herrenkohl (Eds), Re-visioning public health approaches for protecting children. New York: Springer Publishers.

Klika, J.B. (2018). Creating trauma-informed systems of care: Introduction to the special issue. APSAC Advisor, 30(3), 5-7.

Klika, J.B. (2018). Creating trauma-informed systems of care: Reflections on the special issue. APSAC Advisor, 30(3), 90-92.

Wilfong, A., Schelbe, L., Klika, J.B., & Siegrist, K. (2018). Coordinating care to provide quality health services to children in foster care. APSAC Advisor, 30(2), 5-11.

Jung, H., Herrenkohl, T.I., Skinner, M.L., Lee, J.O., Klika, J.B., & Rousson, A.N. (2018). Gender differences in intimate partner violence: A predictive analysis of IPV by child abuse and domestic violence exposure during early childhood. Violence Against Women, online first.

Klika, J.B., Lee, S., & Lee, J.Y. (2017).  Prevention of child maltreatment.  In J.B. Klika & J. Conte (Eds.), The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children handbook on Child Maltreatment (4th ed.).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Klika, J.B., Trautman, A., Stiles, E., & Herrenkohl, T.I. (2017).  Child maltreatment.  In B.M. Huebner (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies in criminology. New York: NY: Oxford University Press.

Sousa, C., Klika, J.B., Herrenkohl, T.I., & Packard, W.B. (2017). Child maltreatment.  In C. Cuevas (Ed.), The Wiley handbook on the psychology of violence.  Wiley.

Linkenbach, J., Klika, J.B., Jones, J., & Roche, V. (2017).  Preventing child maltreatment through the Positive Community Norms model.  In R. Alexander (Ed.), Prevention of Child Maltreatment, St. Louis, MO: STM Learning, Inc.

Herrenkohl, T. I., Jung, H., Klika, J. B., Mason, W. A., Brown, E. C., Leeb, R. T., & Herrenkohl, R. C. (2016). Mediating and moderating effects of social support in the study of child abuse and adult physical and mental health. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Advance online publication

Jung, H., Herrenkohl, T.I., Lee, J.O., Klika, J.B., & Skinner, M.L. (2015).  Effects of physical and emotional child abuse and its chronicity on crime into adulthood.  Violence & Victims, Advance online publication.

Lee, J.O., Herrenkohl, T.I., Jung, H., Skinner, M.L., & Klika, J.B. (2015).  Longitudinal examination of peer and partner influences on gender specific pathways from child abuse to adult crime.  Child Abuse & Neglect, Advance online publication.

Mullins-Geiger, J., Schelbe, L., Hayes, M.J., Kawam, E., Cary-Katz, C., & Klika, J.B. (2015). Intergenerational transmission of maltreatment: Ending a family tradition. In Daro, D., Cohn-Donnelly, A., Huang, L.A., & Powell, B. (Eds.). Advances in Child Abuse Prevention Knowledge: The Perspective of New Leadership (pp.67-91), New York, NY: Springer Science and Business Media.

Jung, H., Herrenkohl, T.I., Klika, J.B., Lee, O., & Brown, E.C. (2015).  Does child maltreatment predict adult crime?  Re-examining the question in a prospective study of gender differences, education, and marital status.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(13), 2238-2257.

Klika, J.B. (2014).  Multi-type maltreatment and adolescent and adult mental health and substance use outcomes:  A latent class analysis (Doctoral dissertation).  Retrieved from ProQuest Information and Learning. (AAA13641561) 

Caringi, J.C., Klika, J.B., Zimmerman, M., Trautman, A., & van den Pol, R. (2013). Promoting youth voice in Indian Country.  Child & Youth Services Review, 35(8), 1206-1211.

Herrenkohl, T.I., Klika, J.B., Brown, E., & Herrenkohl, R.C. (2013). Tests of the mitigating effects of caring and supportive relationships in the study of abusive disciplining over two generations.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 53, S18-S24.

Klika, J.B., & Herrenkohl, T.I. (2013). A review of developmental research on resilience in maltreated children.  Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 14(3), 222-234.

Klika, J.B., Herrenkohl, T.I., & Lee, O. (2013). School factors as moderators of the relationship between physical child abuse and pathways of antisocial behavior.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(4), 852-867.

Herrenkohl, T.I., Hong, S. Klika, J.B., Herrenkohl, R.C., & Russo, M.J. (2013). Developmental impacts of child abuse and neglect related to adult mental health, substance use, and physical health. Journal of Family Violence, 28, 191-199.

Herrenkohl, T.I., Klika, J.B., Herrenkohl, R.C., & Russo, M.J. (2012). A prospective investigation of the relationship between child maltreatment and indicators of adult psychological well-being.  Violence and Victims, 27(5), 764-776.

Sousa, C., Herrenkohl, T.I., Moylan, C.A., Tajima, E.A., Klika, J.B., Herrenkohl, R. C., Russo, M.J. (2011). Longitudinal study on the effects of child abuse and children's exposure to domestic violence, parent-child attachments, and antisocial behavior in adolescence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(1), 111-136.


Klika, J.B., & Conte, J. (Eds.). (2017). The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children handbook on child maltreatment (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being: Washington. Nationally selected interdisciplinary fellowship awarded to a cohort of doctoral students demonstrating potential as future leaders in the field of child maltreatment prevention (August 2011-August 2013).

University of Washington Excellence in Teaching Award: Washington. University-wide teaching award recognizing creativity, innovation, and engagement of students in the classroom (Academic year 2011-12).

BASW Students’ Choice Teaching Award: Washington. Student choice award recognizing faculty commitment to student learning in the BASW program at the University of Washington (Academic year 2011-2012).

J. Bart Klika