Dana Hollinshead, PhD
Associate Research Professor, Pediatrics-Child Abuse and Neglect/Kempe


  • Kearney, A., Wilson, E., Hollinshead, D., Poletika, M., Kestian, H., Stigdon, T., Miller, E., & Fluke, J. Child welfare triage: Use of screening threshold analysis to evaluate intake decision-making. Children and Youth Services Review. 2022; (144) 106710. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2022.106710.
  • Hollinshead, D. & Orsi, R. Developing an ecological model of turnover intent: Associations among child welfare caseworkers’ characteristics, lived experience, professional perceptions, agency culture and proclivity to leave. International Journal of Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice. 2022. doi: 10.1007/s42448-022-00139-4
  • Hollinshead, D., Currie, D., Kroll, K. et al. Associations between case, staff, and agency characteristics and the decision to place a child in out-of-home care. Int. Journal on Child Malt. 4, 325–347 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42448-021-00083-9
  • Dettlaff, A., Hollinshead, D.M., Graham, J.C., Baumann, D., & Fluke, J. (2020). Instrumentation to understand child protective services decision-making processes. In J. Fluke, M. Lopez Lopez, R. Benbenishty, E. Knorth, & D. Baumann (Eds.) Decision-Making and Judgment in Child Welfare and Protection: Theory, Research and Practice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Corwin, T. W., Maher, E. J., Merkel-Holguin, L., Allan, H., Hollinshead, D. M., & Fluke, J. D. . Increasing social support for child welfare-involved families through family group conferencing. The British Journal of Social Work. 2019; 1(50):137-156.
  • Merkel-Holguin, L., Schwab-Reese, L., Allan, H., Drury, I., & Hollinshead, D. . Nothing about me, without me: Children and young people’s experiences with family group conferences. Child & Family Social Work. 2019; (25):27-36.
  • Fluke, J., Hollinshead, D., Parry, C., Blagg, R., Herhusky, T., Barbee, A. and Graef, M. (2019). Administrative data specifications for child welfare and human resources for the Quality Improvement Center on Workforce Development (QIC-WD): Data shells. Lincoln: Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development.
  • Allan, H., Harlaar, N., Hollinshead, D., Drury, I., Merkel-Holguin, L. (2017). The impact of worker and agency characteristics on FGC referrals in child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.08.013
  • Hollinshead, D., Kim, S., Merkel-Holguin, L., & Fluke, J. . Factors associated with service utilization in child welfare: A structural equation model. Children and Youth Services Review. 2017; (69):285-294. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.07.005
  • Hollinshead DM, Corwin TW, Maher EJ, Merkel-Holguin L, Allan H, Fluke JD. Effectiveness of family group conferencing in preventing repeat referrals to child protective services and out-of-home placements. Child Abuse Negl. 2017 Jul;69:285-294. PubMed PMID: 28549264
  • Almuneef M, Hollinshead D, Saleheen H, AlMadani S, Derkash B, AlBuhairan F, Al-Eissa M, Fluke J. Adverse childhood experiences and association with health, mental health, and risky behavior in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Child Abuse Negl. 2016 Oct;60:10-17. PubMed PMID: 27662614
  • Fluke, J.D., Corwin, T.W., Hollinshead, D.M., & Maher, E.J. (2016). Family preservation or child safety? Associations between child welfare workers’ experience, position, and perspectives. Children and Youth Services Review, 69, 210-218. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.08.012.
  • Merkel-Holguin L, Hollinshead DM, Hahn AE, Casillas KL, Fluke JD. The influence of differential response and other factors on parent perceptions of child protection involvement. Child Abuse Negl. 2015 Jan;39:18-31. PubMed PMID: 25499559
  • Hollinshead, D., Kim, S., Fluke, J., & Merkel-Holguin, L. (2015). The influence of family, agency, and caseworker dynamics on caregivers’ satisfaction with their child protective services intervention. Journal of Public Child Welfare. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15548732.2015.1091762
  • Williams, J., Merkel-Holguin, L., Allan, H., Maher, E., Fluke, J., & Hollinshead, D. (2015), Factors associated with staff perceptions of the effectiveness of Family Group Conferences. Journal of the Society for Social Work & Research, 6(3), 343-366.
  • Fluke JD, Shusterman GR, Hollinshead DM, Yuan YY. Longitudinal analysis of repeated child abuse reporting and victimization: multistate analysis of associated factors. Child Maltreat. 2008 Feb; 13(1):76-88. PMID: 18174350.
  • Shusterman, G., Fluke, J., Hollinshead, D., & Yuan, Y.Y. Alternative responses to child maltreatment: Findings from NCANDS. Protecting Children. 2005; 2 & 3(20):32-42.
  • Fluke, J., Parry, C., Shapiro, P., Hollinshead, D., & Bollenbacher, V. The Case on Unsubstantiated. Policy & Practice. 2002; 3(60):32-42.
  • Hollinshead, D. Alcohol and other drug abuse and the termination of parental rights: A challenge for implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. Protecting Children. 1998; 3(14):15-20.
  • Hollinshead, D. Domestic violence and ASFA: Preventing the double victimization of abused mothers. Protecting Children. 1998; 3(14):19.
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