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Pamela Freeman
NamePamela Freeman
Title:Research Assistant Professor
Expertise:Program Evaluation and Quantitative Methods, Applied Statistics, Intervention Research with At-risk Youth and Families, Social Work Practice with Children, Trauma Focused CBT, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Warp-Around Services for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Bio: Dr. Pamela Clarkson Freeman is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. At the Institute, she serves as the PI for the Child Welfare Early Education Systems Transformation (C-WEST) Project, a Children’s Bureau funded project to enhance partnerships between early education and child welfare systems to improve outcomes for young children and families who are in, or are at risk for entering, the child welfare system, and Maryland LAUNCH, a SAMHSA funded project to promote the wellness of young children birth to 8 years by addressing the physical, social , emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development. Dr. Clarkson Freeman currently works alongside leading child welfare and implementation researchers in the adaptation of Family Connection in Washoe County, Nevada as part of the Children’s Bureau Permanency Innovations Initiative, a $100 million investment to test innovative approaches and develop knowledge about what works to improve outcomes for children and youth with the most serious barriers to permanency. Additionally, she collaborates with, and evaluates, Family Connections, Baltimore City, including participants of Family Connections, Grandparent Family Connections, and Trauma-Adapted Family Connections. Dr. Clarkson Freeman has authored numerous grants, and has served as the Evaluation PI or Co-PI for both state and federally funded research. Her research focuses on the impact of complex trauma on the well-being for at-risk youth, particularly young children engaged in the child welfare system, with a secondary interest in research methods and analyzing longitudinal data. She received her MSW and PhD from the State University of New York at Albany.