Evident Change Researcher Attends Institute to Address Child Abuse
Bertha Arvizo, a researcher with Evident Change, was admitted to the 2021 Leadership, Equity, and Diversity for Higher Education (LEAD) Predoctoral Institute, held virtually October 6–8.
Arvizo was chosen for the institute, along with nine others from across the country, through a competitive application process. The institute’s focus is on predoctoral scholars who are from underrepresented minority groups and are interested in pursuing a PhD in social work, public health, or public policy areas. As the number of scholars trained to conduct research in the area of child abuse and neglect are lacking, the institute aims to boost those numbers. This year’s institute included discussions led by several leading child welfare scholars about the latest trends and research gaps related to child maltreatment.
The institute is part of the Washington University Brown School Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy, Research and Training. The St. Louis-based center offers education and training opportunities to help equip a continuing pipeline of researchers and practitioners who can address the complex issues of child abuse and neglect.
Arvizo joined Evident Change as a researcher in March 2020, after working as an intern for three semesters. She specializes in qualitative methods and provides an intersectional lens to data analysis. Arvizo graduated from California State University East Bay with a BA in sociology and a BS in criminal justice.
Learn more about the Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy, Research and Training here.