Lisa Schelbe

Assistant Professor
Lisa Schelbe

Contact Information

Office Location
University Center C3410
(850) 645-5935
Resume / CV


  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Social Work
  • M.S.W., Washington University in St. Louis; Social Work
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis; Women's Studies

Selected Peer Review Articles and Publications

Raissian, K. M., Dierkhising, C. B., Mullins-Geiger, J., & Schelbe, L. (2014). Child Maltreatment Reporting Patterns and Predictors of Substantiation: Comparing Adolescents and Younger Children. Child Maltreatment, 19, 3-16. doi:10.1177/1077559513518096. Available at:

Geiger, J.M. & Schelbe, L. (2014). Stopping the Cycle of Abuse and Neglect: A Call to Action to Focus on Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 8, 25-50. doi: 10.1080/15548732.2013.824398. Available at:

Shook, J., Goodkind, S., Pohlig, R., Schelbe, L., Herring, D., & Kim, K. (2011). Patterns of mental health, substance abuse, and justice system involvement among youth aging out of child welfare. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82, 420- 432.

Schelbe, L.A. (2011). Policy Analysis of Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22, 555-576.

Goodkind, S., Schelbe, L.A. & Shook, J. J. (2011) Why youth leave care: Understandings of adulthood and transition successes and challenges among youth aging out of child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1039-1048.

Selected Grants

(2011-2012) Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.

Research Interests