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Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3920
Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3920
Biography

Elizabeth Anthony is an associate professor in the School of Social Work and associate director for doctoral education. She is also a faculty affiliate with the Center for Child Well-Being and the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center. She earned her master's degree and doctorate from the University of Denver and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley.

Anthony's scholarship centers on the well-being of low-income children and adolescents. Her areas of expertise include resilience among children and adolescents exposed to environmental stressors, prevention of behavioral health concerns, measurement of well-being among children and adolescents, and innovative models to support families (such as peer parent models). Anthony is particularly interested in the use of measures of child and adolescent well-being as tools to improve assessment and preventive intervention practices. Her recent scholarship challenges the paradigms of individual resilience that perpetuate systemic oppression.

Anthony teaches doctoral research and clinical practice courses with children and adolescents. 

Find out more about free research and teaching resources developed by Anthony to promote Child and Youth Well-Being and support Prevention.

Education
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Callifornia, Berkeley
  • Ph.D., University of Denver 
  • M.S.W., University of Denver 
  • MA (Counseling Psychology), Santa Clara University
  • BA, University of California, Davis
Videos
Watch Dr. Anthony discuss the problems with labels applied to vulnerable youth populations.
Publications

Selected Publications:

Anthony, E. K., Krysik, J. & Kelly, C. (2018). Social-emotional well-being among youth living in congregate care. Children and Youth Services Review. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.12.007

Lateef, H., & Anthony, E. K. (2018). Frameworks for African-centered youth development: A critical comparison of the Nguzo Saba and the Five C’s.  Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Workhttps://doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2018.1449690

Menodoza, T., Anthony, E., & Roe-Sepowitz, D. (2018). Underage drinking diversion: Characterizing severity with latent class analysis.  Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.   

Anthony, E. K. (2018). Risk and resilience. In H. Montgomery (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies inChildhood Studies. New York: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199791231-0147 (original publication 2014).

LeCroy, C. W., & Anthony, E. K. (2018). Youth at risk. Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780195389678-0112 (original publication 2009).

Anthony, E. K., & Booth, J. M. (2017). Measuring well-being among children and  adolescents in the public behavioral health system: Clinicians’ perspectives on current practices. Children and Youth Services Review, 76, 84-91. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.02.033

Anthony, E. K., & Nicotera, N. (2017). Neighborhoods. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2nd edition).

Austin, M. J., Anthony, E. K., Tolleson, R. K., & Mathias, J. (2016). Revisiting the relationship between micro and macro social work practice. Families in Society, 97(4), 186-194.

Anthony, E. K., Jenson, J. M., & Howard, M. O. (2016). Policies and programs for adolescent substance abuse. In J. M. Jenson & M. W. Fraser (Eds.), Social policy for children and families: A risk and resilience perspective (3rd edition, pp. 227-255). Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications.

Forrest-Bank, S., Nicotera, N., Anthony, E. K., & Jenson, J. M. (2015). Finding their way: Perceptions of risk, resilience, and positive youth development among adolescents and young adults from public housing neighborhoods. Children and Youth Services Review, 55, 147-158.  

Booth, J. M., & Anthony, E. K. (2015). Examining the interaction of daily hassles across ecological domains on substance use and delinquency among low-income adolescents of color.  Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 25(8), 810-821.  

Williams, L. R., & Anthony, E. K. (2015). A model of positive family and peer relationships in adolescence. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(3), 658-667. doi:10.1007/s10826-013-9876-1

Booth, J. M., & Anthony, E. K. (2014). The differential relationship between parental worry and adolescent outcomes by linguistic preference among low-income Mexican American families. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9931-6

Anthony, E. K., Williams, L. R., & LeCroy, C. W. (2014). Trends in adolescent development impacting practice: How can we catch up? Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 24, 487-498.  doi: 10.1080/10911359.2013.849220

Forrest-Bank, S., Nicotera, N., Anthony, E. K., Gonzales, B., & Jenson, J. M. (2014). Risk, protection, and resilience among youth residing in public housing neighborhoods. Child and Adolescent Social Work, 31(4), 295-314. doi: 10.1007/s10560-013-0325-1

LeCroy, C. W., & Anthony, E. K. (Eds.) (2014). Case studies in child, adolescent, and family treatment (2nd ed.). New Jersey: Wiley.

Nicotera, N., Williams, L. R., & Anthony, E. K. (2013). The ecology of youth collective socialization. Social Work Research, 37(3), 227-236. doi:10.1093/swr/svt022

Anthony, E. K., & Robbins, D. (2013). A latent class analysis of resilient development among early adolescents living in public housing. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(1), 82-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.10.012

Hickle, K. E., & Anthony, E. K. (2013). Transactional stress and anxiety control beliefs among low-income early adolescents. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(2), 353-357. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.11.010

Jenson, J. M., Alter, C. A., Nicotera, N., Anthony, E. K., & Forrest-Bank, S. (2012). Risk, resilience, and positive youth development: Developing effective community programs for at-risk youth. Lessons from the Denver Bridge Project. New York: Oxford University Press.

Berrick, J. D., Cohen, E., & Anthony, E. (2011). Partnering with parents: Promising approaches to improve reunification outcomes for children in foster care. Journal of Family Strengths, 11(1), 1-13. http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol11/iss1/14

Anthony, E. K., King, B., & Austin, M. J. (2011). Reducing child poverty by promoting child well-being: Identifying best practices in a time of great need. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(10), 1999-2009.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.05.029

Berrick, J. D., Young, E. W., Cohen, E., & Anthony, E. (2011). ‘I am the face of success’: Peer mentors in child welfare. Child & Family Social Work, 16(2), 179-191. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2206.2010.00730.x

Taylor, S. A., & Anthony, E. K. (2011). Infusing early intervention for substance use into community mental health services for transitioning youth. Social Work in Mental Health, 9(3), 163-180. doi:10.1080/15332985.2010.540509

Anthony, E. K., Taylor S. A., & Raffo, Z. (2011). Early intervention for substance abuse among youth and young adults with mental health conditions: An exploration of community mental health practices. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 38(3), 131-141. doi:10.1007/s10488-010-0308-x

Anthony, E. K., Samples, M., de Kervor, D. N., Ituarte, S., Lee, C., & Austin, M. J. (2010). Coming back home: The reintegration of formerly incarcerated youth with service implications. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(10), 1271-1277.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.04.018

Anthony, E. K., & Stone, S. I. (2010). Individual and contextual correlates of adolescent health and well-being. Families in Society, 91(3), 225-233. doi:10.1606/1044-3894.3999

Anthony, E. K., Austin, M. J., & Cormier, D. (2010). Early detection of prenatal substance exposure and the role of child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(1), 6-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2009.06.006

Vu, C. M., Anthony, E. K., & Austin, M. J. (2009). Strategies for engaging adults in welfare-to-work activities. Families in Society, 90(4), 359-366. doi:10.1606/1044-3894.3929

Anthony, E. K., Lehning, A. J., Austin, M. J., & Peck, M. D. (2009). Assessing elder mistreatment: Instrument development and implications for Adult Protective Services. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52(8), 815-836. doi:10.1080/01634370902918597

Anthony, E. K., Alter, C. F., & Jenson, J. M. (2009). Development of a risk and resilience-based out-of-school time program for children and youths. Social Work, 54(1), 45-55. doi:10.1093/sw/54.1.45

Kimberlin, S. E., Anthony, E. K., & Austin, M. J. (2009). Re-entering foster care: Trends, evidence, and implications. Children and Youth Services Review, 31(4), 471-481. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2008.10.003

Anthony, E. K., & Austin, M. J. (2008). The role of an intermediary organization in promoting research in schools of social work: The case of the Bay Area Social Services Consortium. Social Work Research, 32(4), 287-293. doi:10.1093/swr/32.4.28

Anthony, E. K., & Nicotera, N. (2008). Youth perceptions of neighborhood hassles and resources: A mixed method analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(11), 1246-1255. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2008.03.009

Anthony, E. K. (2008). Cluster profiles of youths living in urban poverty: Factors affecting risk and resilience. Social Work Research, 32(1), 6-17. doi:10.1093/swr/32.1.6

Anthony, E. K., Vu, C. M., & Austin, M. J. (2008). TANF child-only cases: Identifying the characteristics and needs of children living in low-income families. Journal of Children and Poverty, 14(1), 1-20. doi:10.1080/10796120701871231

Lou, C., Anthony, E. K., Stone, S., Vu, C. M., & Austin, M. J. (2008). Assessing child and youth well-being: Implications for child welfare practice. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 5(1-2), 91-133. doi:10.1300/J394v05n01_05 [Also published as a book chapter in M. J. Austin (Ed.), Evidence for child welfare practice (pp. 91-133). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press]. 

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 790Reading and Conference
SWG 792Research
SWG 795Continuing Registration
SWG 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 320Research Methods in Social Wk
SWG 790Reading and Conference
SWG 792Research
SWG 795Continuing Registration
SWG 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 719Quantitative Research Methods
SWG 790Reading and Conference
SWG 792Research
SWG 795Continuing Registration
SWG 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 661Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 719Quantitative Research Methods
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 661Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 614Adv Generalist Soc Wk Prac IV
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 617Adv Soc Wk Prac/Children
SWG 661Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 619Practice-Oriented Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 617Adv Soc Wk Prac/Children
SWG 661Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 619Practice-Oriented Research
SWG 719Quantitative Research Methods
Honors / Awards

Dr. Anthony is a fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research and a Member of the Coalition for the Promotion of Behavioral Health.  An author of Unleasing the Power of Prevention published by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, Dr. Anthony works with esteemed colleagues from across the country to prepare practitioners for prevention.

Dr. Anthony serves on the Editorial Board for Social Work Research and the National Advisory Committee for the New York Community Trust (Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation).

Dr. Anthony is particularly passionate about designing and disseminating free training services for those interested in promoting the well-being of children:

1.  The Sanford Inspire training modules on Child Well-Being offers training modules on Drug Use, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Trauma for teachers and practitioners

2.  The Coalition for the Promotion of Behavioral Health offers Prevention Training Modules for social workers and social work educators.