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Patricia D Babcock

Patricia D Babcock

Research Faculty I

patricia.babcock@med.fsu.edu
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Biosketch

Dr. Patricia Babcock, PhD a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in the behavioral health and child welfare practice and policy, is the Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Integration and Research Faculty at the Florida State University College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine. Her research focuses on identifying, assessing and treating children and adults who have experienced abuse and neglect. She served as the Interim Director at the Florida Institute for Child Welfare at FSU prior to joining the faculty at the College of Medicine. While at the Institute Dr. Babcock served on the Advisory Board for the Department’s Results Oriented Accountability, Data Analytics and Critical Incident Rapid Response Team initiatives and was responsible for the oversight of multiple child welfare research projects across the state. Dr. Babcock is an expert on implementing evidence-based training programs to community-based agencies and practitioners. Her research focuses on the use of training to improve safety, permanency and well-being outcomes.

Program of Research

Dr. Babcock’s research focuses on: 1) identifying appropriate screening tools for addressing the impact of childhood abuse and neglect; 2) developing and testing assessment tools for diagnosing and treating the underlying behavioral health issues that contribute to child maltreatment; and 3) developing and testing effective behavioral health training methods and models.

Professional Preparation and Development

1998 University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
Bachelor of Social Work

1999 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Master of Social Work

2010 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Ph.D. in Social Work

2002 – present Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Notable Research/Creative Works

Thyer, B., Babcock, P., & Tutwiler, M. (2017). Locating Research-Supported Interventions for Child Welfare Practice. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 34, 85-94. doi: 10.1007/s10560-016-0478-9.

Babcock, P., Schermerhorn, A., Osborn, H., Brown, D., & Tutwiler, M. (2016). Effective strategies to recruit and retain foster homes for teens: A readiness toolkit. Florida Institute for Child Welfare. Link.

Babcock, P. (2015). Florida Institute for Child Welfare: 2015 Governors Annual Report. Manuscript submitted for publication.Link.

Babcock, P. (2015). Florida Institute for Child Welfare: 2015 Governors Interim Report. Manuscript submitted for publication. Link.

Babcock, P. (presented 2018, May). Improving Behavioral Health Integration in Child Welfare: Getting from here to there. Presentation at Effective Strategies for Working with Involuntary Clients: International Perspectives Conference, Prato, Italy. (International)

Flynn, H., & Babcock, P. (presented 2017, August). Improving Behavioral Health Integration in Child Welfare: Getting from here to there. Presentation at Florida Behavioral Health Conference, Florida Council for Community Mental Health, Orlando, Florida. (National)

Babcock, P. , Cheatham, L., Clark, J., Sprang, J., & Wald, M. (presented 2017, January). The Adoption and Safe Families Act 20th Anniversary: Lessons Learned and Social Work's Role in Leaning Forward. Presentation at Society for Social Work and Research 21st Annual Conference, Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, La. (National)

Faculty Links

Center for Behavioral Health Integration

Curriculum Vitae