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Margaret M. Feerick, Ph.D.

Margaret M. Feerick, Ph.D. Biography: Dr. Feerick holds a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, and a doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University. Early in her career, Dr. Feerick worked as a language arts teacher and director of development/contributions at an independent junior high school in New York City, while also working as a freelance editor/reader for Penguin Books, U.S.A. She has also served in research and statistical consultant positions on several federally-funded research projects at St. Luke's–Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, the New York State Research Institute on Alcoholism and Addictions, and the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect, and has published articles and book chapters addressing various aspects of child maltreatment and family violence. Dr. Feerick has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including an individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Executive Branch Policy Fellowship. From 1998–2004, Dr. Feerick served as a Health Scientist Administrator/Program Director at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, where she directed a large research and training program in child development, family processes, and child maltreatment and violence, in addition to serving on numerous inter-agency work groups and committees including the Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect, the NIH Child Abuse and Neglect Working Group (which she co-chaired), the Inter-Agency Work Group on Children Exposed to Violence (which she developed and chaired), and the Technical Advisory Group for the Fourth National Incidence Study (NIS-4) of the Office of Child Abuse and Neglect. She is currently working as an independent consultant, a freelance science writer, a Liaison for the Section on Child Maltreatment of the Division on Children, Youth, and Families of the American Psychological Association, and a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, while completing several writing projects and raising her two children.

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  • Child Abuse and Neglect

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-759-5


    The first and only synthesis of prevention research and methodology, this timely volume examines programs targeting eight of today's most pressing problems that affect infants, children, and youth.

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