Domestic Violence

Dina Wilke

Areas of Focus

  • Domestic Violence 
  • Social Work Education 
  • Child Welfare


  • PhD, 2000, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Social Welfare
  • MSW., 1985, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Social Work
  • BA, 1982, Indiana University, Sociology/Journalism

Selected Publications

Wilke, D. J., Rakes, S., & Randolph, K. A. (2019).  Predictors of early departure among recently hired child welfare workers.  Social Work, 64, 188-197. DOI: 10.1093/sw/swz020

Victoria Verano


Victoria (Vicky) Verano is a teaching professor and a licensed clinical social worker in Florida. She serves as a field placement advisor for both undergraduate students and graduate students. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to family violence, loss and bereavement and medical social work. 

Karen Oehme


Karen Oehme is a research associate and Distinguished University Scholar with the College of Social Work and is the director of the FSU Institute for Family Violence Studies.  Her research and the mission of the institute center around addressing domestic and intimate partner violence, trauma, and resilience, child welfare, and family law and social work issues. She is currently also the Chair of the global Academic Resilience Consortium (  

Carol Campbell Edwards

Carol Campbell Edwards is an assistant teaching professor and director of the BSW Program and Professional Development with the College of Social Work. She is also a licensed clinical social worker and approved clinical social work supervisor with expertise in child welfare. She is a Florida Board Certified Child Welfare Trainer and certified as a facilitator by True Colors International. She is also a private consultant on foster care and adoption, child welfare training and curriculum development.