Rachel Walton

Rachel Walton

Mentor

Dr. Joy Gabrielli

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Public Health and Health Professions

Major

Psychology

Minor

Disabilities in Society, Health Disparities in Society

Organizations

Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology

Academic Awards

University Scholars Program 2021

Volunteering

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Research Interests

Adverse childhood experiences

Hobbies and Interests

Research Project

Foster caregiver characteristics associated with youth revictimization during foster placement

Despite foster placement serving to prevent further maltreatment, some youth still experience victimization from foster caregivers, visits with biological caregivers, foster siblings, and others during out-of-home placements. As such, this research aims to identify risk factors associated with the recurrence of maltreatment for youth residing in foster care. This research project will develop a model to examine foster caregiver characteristics that may be associated with youth revictimization that occurs during placement in foster care.