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Justice Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Trauma, women and public policy, homelessness, child welfare system
Courses Taught 
JUST 323/CAST 301 Introduction to Child Advocacy Studies (CAST)
WGS 101 Women’s Perspectives and Values
Research Interests 
• Long-term impact of trauma and positive byproducts of traumatic experiences • Parental involvement in the school system • Attachment

•  M.S.W., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
•  B.A., American Studies, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1997



Catherine Korda, LCSW, has worked in a number of non-profit organizations, including coordinating children’s tutoring programs, working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, educating children about sexual abuse, and administering an interim housing program for homeless women.  She began working at Northeastern in 2007 in the former Adult and Women Students Program Office, leaving that position the following year to raise her two children.  In 2010, she completed a community needs assessment as part of the development of the Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) Program at Northeastern. 

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