Robin L. Leake
Research Professor; Acting Executive Director of the Butler Institute for Families
What I do
Ensuring that social workers have the education, skills, support and a positive work environment is critical for building a strong and healthy workforce that can meet the needs of children and families. Research on organizational health and workforce factors can guide the development and implementation of evidence-informed initiatives that strengthen the workforce and delivery of family-centered practice.
addictions and substance use, child welfare, culturally responsive practice, evidence-based practice/implementation science, indigenous and native peoples, leadership and organizations, trauma
Dr. Leake is currently serves as the Project Director for the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute to strengthen the child welfare workforce; the efforts are funded by the ACF. She is also the Co-principal investigator of the Children's Bureau Capacity Building Center for Tribes, which supports tribal child welfare programs in implementing evidence-informed programs that serve children and families.
- Ph.D., Social/Health Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook, 1999
- BA, Psychology, University of Texas, 1993