child welfare, children and youth
Jennifer Sedivy's research interests focus on positive youth development for youth in care and improving juvenile justice and child welfare outcomes through evidence-based practice, program evaluation, translational research and dissemination and implementation science. She is particularly interested in...
- bridging the research-to-practice gap among youth-serving programs, juvenile justice, and child welfare.
- participatory-utilization focused research and evaluation.
- university-community partnerships.
- data-driven decision-making.
- supporting the development, adoption and implementation of effective practices.
Sedivy, from a small, rural Nebraskan community, values integrity, diversity, genuine people, social justice, quality over quantity, experiences over material goods and helping others live happier and healthier lives. A lifelong learner, she loves reading and traveling and is passionate about the great outdoors, research and facilitating positive youth development.
- MSW, University of Nebraska Omaha