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Casey
Holtschneider
Ph.D., LCSW
Assistant Professor
Social Work
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-4760
Expertise
Youth homelessness; youth development; clinical practice with youth who have experienced trauma; qualitative research methods.
Courses Taught
SWK 207: Social Welfare Policy I
SWK 357: Social Welfare Policy II
SWK 403: Generalist Practice I
SWK 405: Generalist Practice II
SWK 406: Social Welfare Policy
SWK 407: Social Work Research
SWK 432: Family Centered Policy
SWK 434: Child Welfare Policy
SWK 472: Trauma Treatment
SWK 473: Special Topics in Advocacy
SWK 495/496: Advanced Field Practicum
Research Interests
Housing models for youth experiencing homelessness; building systems of sustainable social support for young people leaving homeless programs; recreation, music and arts-based programming for youth experiencing poverty, homelessness and violence; alternative measurement tools for meaningful program evaluation; and, structural social work practice with youth.
Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

M.S.W., University of Michigan

B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Sociology, University of Michigan

Selected Publications

Mattaini, M.A., & Holtschneider, C. (2017). Collective leadership and circle processes: Not invented here. The Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 37, 126-141

Mattaini, M. A., & Holtschneider, C. (2016). Foundations of social work practice: A graduate text (5th ed.). Washington, DC:  NASW Press.

Holtschneider, C. (2016). From independence to interdependence: Redefining outcomes for transitional living programs for youth experiencing homelessness. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 97, 160-170.

Holtschneider, C. (2016). A part of something: The importance of transitional living programs within a Housing First framework for youth experiencing homelessness. Children and Youth Services Review, 65, 204-215.

Selected Exhibitions

Holtschneider, C. (2018). Addressing hunger, housing instability and homelessness on campus. Pride Action Tank, Housing Instability in Higher Education Convening. Chicago, Ill.

Holtschneider, C. (2017). Building power: Community, resistance, and the role of social work. Chicago Social Worker Collective. Chicago, Ill.

Holtschneider, C. (2016). It saved my life: From homelessness to community with youth in transitional living. Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.

Holtschneider, C. (2016). Rethinking aftercare: Experiences of youth exiting housing programs. Oral presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Holtschneider, C. (2015). The impact of transitional living programs: Perspectives of homeless youth. Oral presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program, Denver, Colo.

 

Background

Dr. Casey Holtschneider is an assistant professor of social work at NEIU and has spent the last 20 years working with young people experiencing homelessness. She completed her PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago where her dissertation research investigated the long-term impact of housing and support services for youth in situations of homelessness. Her findings raised critical concerns with regard to: the systemic barriers and further harm youth experience when accessing services; the prioritization and quality of those services; and the continued structural violence that leads to and perpetuates poverty and homelessness for youth. In effort to take action on these findings, Dr. Holtschneider teamed up with a group of former participants in, and directors of, homeless youth services in Chicago and together they founded the LYTE Collective where she currently serves as executive director.

Dr. Holtschneider is the co-author of Foundations of Social Work Practice: A Graduate Text (5th ed.) and her present research focuses on improving services for young people through the implementation of intervention models that are youth-driven, evidence-guided, and grounded in anti-oppressive practice.

 

Additional Information

State of Illinois Licensure, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LWH 3001
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4760
Office Hours
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