Victim Researcher Profile
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Andrea Hetling (PhD, University of Maryland, College Park) is an Associate Professor and Chancellor Scholar at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Andrea's research agenda focuses on the implementation and efficacy of U.S. social welfare policies. She is particularly interested in how public programs and policies can support economic well-being and financial stability among vulnerable populations and abuse survivors. Her projects focus on families living in deep poverty and on low-income survivors of intimate partner violence, groups who often experience barriers to accessing the very programs designed to help them. Her 2016 book, Home Safe Home: Housing Solutions for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, co-authored with Hilary Botein, assesses the evolving and varied approaches to long-term housing for this population. Andrea works with a number of civic organizations, sharing her research and expertise and supporting their efforts to improve social service programs. Recently, she worked with a local community development organization on a trauma-informed housing program and with the New Jersey Division of Family Development on a new domestic violence assessment tool for the Family Violence Option. She also holds a number of leadership positions in the field of poverty research including appointments as an Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Journal of Children & Poverty, a Research Academy member of the National Association of Welfare and Research Statistics, and a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan.
Dating Violence (Teen), Domestic and Family Violence
Community-based participatory research, Data collection, Descriptive studies, Needs assessment, Program evaluation, Qualitative studies, Quantitative studies, Quasi-experimental studies, Randomized controlled trial, Training and/or technical assistance
VICTIM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Community-based participatory research, Data collection, Program evaluation, Qualitative studies, Quantitative studies, Training and/or technical assistance