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Faculty

Janice K. Church, Ph.D.

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  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Sections

  • Children at Risk

Specialties

  • Psychology

Contact Information

  • Email: ChurchJaniceK@uams.edu
    Phone: 501-364-3814
    Fax: 501-364-3816
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202

Education

  • B.S., Duke University, 1979
  • M.A., University Of Louisville, 1985
  • Ph.D., University Of Louisville, 1991
  • Graduate Assistant in Psychology at the Norton Psychiatric Clinic, University Of Louisville, 1983
  • Pre-doctoral APA-Approved Specialty Internship in Child Clinical Psychology , University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Division of Child Psychiatry, 1988
  • Graduate Assistant in Psychology , University of Louisville Psychology Clinic, 1982
  • Psychology Trainee , Bingham Child Guidance Clinic/Child Psychiatric Services, Department of Psychiatry, University of Louisville, 1986
  • Coordinator of Psychological Services, Ackerly Inpatient Unit of the Child Psychiatric Services, University of Louisville, 1987

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Arkansas Psychology Board

Clinical & Research Interests

  • Clinical Research, Child sexual abuse--victims, non-offending parents, adult offenders, children and youth with sexual behavior problems

Recent Honors

  • Invited On-Site Grant Reviewer for the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007
  • Invited Program Proposal Reviewer for the 2008 Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association, 2007
  • Elected Chair of the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board, Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board, 2008
  • Invited Program Proposal Reviewer for the 2009 Annual Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association, 2008
  • Distinguished Psychologist of the Year Award for Outstanding Contributions, Arkansas Psychological Association, 2009
  • Arkansas Crime Victim Advocate of the Year Award (presented at National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Little Rock, 4/25/12), Office of the Arkansas Attorney General, 2012
  • Selected as Participant in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Train-the-Trainer Program, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Allegheny Health Network, 2015
  • Elected President, Arkansas Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, 2015
  • Achieved Status of National/International Trainer in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Allegheny Health Network, 2016

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Kramer, TL., Sigel, BA., Conners-Burrow, N., Worley, KB., Church, JK., Helpenstill, K. It takes a state: Best practices for children exposed to trauma. Best Practices in Mental Health 2015 11(1):14-24.
  • Journal Article, Conners-Burrow NA., Tempel AB., Sigel BA., Church, JK., Kramer TL., Worley KB. The development of a systematic approach to mental health screening in Child Advocacy Centers. Children and Youth Services Review 2013 34(9):1675-1682.
  • Journal Article, Sigel, BA., Kramer, TL., Conners-Burrow, NA., Church, JK., Worley, KB., Mitrani, NA. Statewide dissemination of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Children and Youth Services Review 2013 35:1023-1029.
  • Journal Article, Worley K., Church, JK., Clemmons, JC. Parents of adolescents who have committed sexual offenses: Characteristics, challenges, and interventions. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry 2012 17(3):433-448.
  • Journal Article, Church J., Worley, K., Kramer, T. AR BEST: Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma. Arkansas Psychologist 2010 Fall; 50(2):10-11.
  • Journal Article, Church, JK., Pulliam, E. Helping children manage stress. Parenting in Arkansas 2008 Fall/Winter; 18(2):4-6.
  • Journal Article, Worley KB., Church JK. When children sexually abuse other children. J Ark Med Soc 2007 Feb; 103(8):205 - 208.
  • Journal Article, Church J. Viewpoint...Determining the Impact of Child Abuse: Mediating Variables. CVAAA Newsletter 2005 July; 1(1):3-4.

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