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Craig Lecroy

Communitas Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3920
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Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3920
Biography: 

Craig Winston LeCroy is the Communitas Professor of Social Work, Tucson campus, School of Social Work at Arizona State University. He also holds an appointments at the University of Arizona in the John & Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Studies and Human Development division and is a faculty member with the Arizona LEND program at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, the Zellerbach Visiting Professor at the University of California–Berkeley, and a senior Fulbright specialist.

Professor LeCroy has focused his research in the areas of home visitation services, social competence in adolesence, and evidence based practice for social work. In home visitation, he has conducted randomized trials of the Healthy Families America program of home visitation, serves on the research to practice committee of Prevent Child Abuse America, and has developed a widely used outcome instrument, The Healthy Families Parenting Inventory. LeCroy's work in social competence with youth spans efforts toward implementation of evidence based practice models (see, "Handbook of Evidence-based Practice Manuals with Children and Adolescents"), juvenile justice with youth, and the development of a primary prevention program for early adolescent females (See, "Empowering Adolescent Girls"). He is currently developing and evaluating new programs for sexual risk reduction with adolecent females and males. He continues to conduct research on issues related to mental illness and conducted an in-depth study of how parents manage their children's mental illness (see "Parenting Mentally Ill Children") and collected a series of first-person accounts of people with mental illness. LeCroy is the author of 14 books andmore than 100 articles and book chapters. He was elected fellow status by the American Psychological Association in 2016 and elected fellow status by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2017.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1983
  • M.S.W. Western Michigan University 1980
  • B.S.W. San Jose State University 1978

 

Research Interests: 

Prevention of child abuse and neglect through home visitation, primary prevention with adolescent girls, children's mental health, program evaluation

Publications: 

 

 

LeCroy, Craig W., & Daley, J. (2017).  Go Grrrls: A Sexual Risk Reduction Prevention                                  Curriculum. Sociometrics, Menlo Park, CA.

LeCroy, Craig W., & Milligan, K. (2017). The Healthy Families Parenting Inventory: User

Manual. Tucson, Az. LMA.

LeCroy, Craig W., & Anthony, Elizabeth (2015).  Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and

            Family Treatment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.

LeCroy, Craig W. & Holschuh, J., (2012).  First Person Accounts of Mental Illness and                            Recovery.  Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley.

LeCroy, Craig W. (2011).  Parenting Mentally Ill Children:  Faith, Hope, Support, and

            Surviving the System.  Westport, CT: Praeger Publishing.

             LeCroy, Craig W. (2008).  Handbook of Evidence-based Treatment Manuals for

Children and Adolescents.  New York: Oxford University Press.

LeCroy, Craig W. & Mann, J. (2008).  Handbook of prevention and intervention programs f                              for adolescent girls.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.

LeCroy, Craig W. & Daley, J. (2005).  Case studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family

Treatment., Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

LeCroy, Craig W. (2012). The Call to Social Work: Life stories (2nd edition).  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.        

            LeCroy, Craig W. & Daley, J. (2001). Empowering Adolescent Girls: Examining the Present,                  Building Skills for the Future with the Go Grrrls Program.  New York:

                        W. W. Norton.

            LeCroy, Craig W. & Daley, J. (2001).  The Go Grrrls Workbook.  New York: W. W. Norton.

Ashford, J. B., & LeCroy, C. W.  (1997). Six editions have been published. Human Behavior

and the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective. Pacific Grove, CA: Cengage.

Ashford, J. B., & LeCroy, C.W. (1997)

Ashford, J. B., LeCroy, C. W., & Lortie, K. L. (2001, 2006)

Ashford, J. B., & LeCroy, C. W. (2010, 2013)

Ashford, J. B., LeCroy, C. W., & Williams, L. (2017). 

 

            LeCroy, Craig W. (1992; 1999; 2014). 

                        Case Studies in Social Work Practice (3nd Edition).  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.   

            LeCroy, Craig W. (1994). 

                        Handbook of Child and Adolescent Treatment Manuals.  The Free Press, New York, New York. 

               LeCroy, Craig W. (1983). Social Skills Training for Children and Youth. New York: Haworth Press.

 

 

For articles and book chapters, see vita

 

 

 

 

Research Activity: 
  • Lecroy,Craig Winston*. Yr4: Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. UNIV OF AZ(8/15/2014 - 5/15/2015).
  • Lecroy,Craig Winston*. Yr3: Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. UNIV OF AZ(7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014).
  • Lecroy,Craig Winston*. Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. UNIV OF AZ(7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013).
  • Lecroy,Craig Winston*. Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program. UNIV OF AZ(10/1/2010 - 6/30/2011).
  • Lecroy,Craig Winston*. Infusing Gerontology Content in the MSW Behavioral Health Specialization - Year II. HARTFORD (JOHN A) FDN, INC(7/1/2008 - 12/31/2009).
  • LeCroy, Craig Winston. Principal Investigator, Parent's with mentally ill children. Arizona State Public Programs Incentive Grant.
  • LeCroy, Craig Winston. Pilot Research Investigator, Promoting Social Competence among Native American youth, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (2001-2006).
  • Lecroy,Craig Winston*. YOUTH PLUS-CLOSEOUT PERIOD. HHS-SAMHSA(6/1/1996 - 1/31/1998).
  • Lecroy,Craig Winston*, Paz,Juan J. YOUTH PLUS - YEAR 4. HHS-SAMHSA-CSAP(6/1/1995 - 5/31/1997).
  • Lecroy,Craig Winston*. YOUTH PLUS/PREVENTION THROUGH POSITIVE SOCIALIZATION. HHS-SAMHSA-CSAP(6/1/1994 - 5/31/1995).
  • Lecroy,Craig Winston*. YOUTH PLUS/PREVENTION THROUGH POSITIVE SOCIALIZATION. HHS(6/1/1993 - 5/31/1994).
  • Lecroy,Craig Winston*. YOUTH PLUS/PREVENTION THROUGH POSITIVE SOCOLIZATION. HHS(9/1/1992 - 5/31/1993).
  • Co-Principal Investigator, National Institute of Mental Health Training Grant, Minority Fellowships for social workers interesed in severly and emotionally disturbed children and adolescents NIMH(1989-1992).
  • Lecroy,Craig Winston*. ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY PROGRAM EVALUATION. CHRISTIAN FAMILY CARE AGENCY(1/1/1988 - 12/31/1988).
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 619Practice-Oriented Research
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 617Adv Soc Wk Prac/Children
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 617Adv Soc Wk Prac/Children
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 619Practice-Oriented Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 609Adv Prac Child Welfare Fam
SWG 617Adv Soc Wk Prac/Children
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 619Practice-Oriented Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 617Adv Soc Wk Prac/Children
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 619Practice-Oriented Research
Presentations: 

Practice oriented research

Social work practice with children and adolescents

Foundations of social work practice

Service: 
  • University of Kansas, Tenure Review (2014 - Present)
  • Pima County Juvenile Court, Consultant (2013 - Present)
  • Search Committee, for School of Social Work Director, Member (2013 - Present)
  • University of Michigan, Reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Courtesy Appointment, Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona (2012 - Present)
  • Evaluation and Program Planning, Reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • Infant Mental Health, Reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • University of Devner, Tenure Review (2012 - Present)
  • University of North Carolina, Tenure review (2012 - Present)
  • Children Youth Review, Research Social Work Practice, Infant Mental Health, Social Work,, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND), Faculty, faculty mentor (2011 - Present)
  • Prevent Child Abuse America, Member Practice to Research Committee (2011 - Present)
  • Prevention Science, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • University of Houston, tenure review (2011 - Present)
  • Washington University, tenure review (2011 - Present)
  • Zimmerman Scholarship Committee, Chair (2011 - Present)
  • Child and Family Resources, Consultant (2010 - Present)
  • Research on Social Work Practice, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Children and Youth Services Review, Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Best Practices in Mental Health, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Social Service Research, Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Oxford University Press, Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Courtesy Appointment, Faculty Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona (2007 - Present)
  • Best Practices in Mental Health, Editorial Board (2005 - Present)
  • Cengage publishing, Reviewer (2004 - Present)
  • John Wiley, Reviewer (2002 - Present)
  • Children and Schools, Editorial Board (2000 - Present)
  • NASW, Children and Schools, Editorial Board Member (2000 - Present)
  • Arizona Evaluation Network, Member (1999 - Present)
  • L & M Associates, Board of Directors (1997 - Present)
  • Home visiting research group, Member (2014 - 2016)
  • Pima County Juvenile Court, Committee Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Personnel Committee, member (2013 - 2013)
  • Search Committee, Chair (2011 - 2012)
  • Tucson Component, Program Coordinator (2009 - 2011)
  • Search Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)