The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Marlys Staudt, PhD
Associate Professor

Marlys Staudt, PhD311 Henson Hall
1618 Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-3333
Phone: (865) 974-7502





  • MSW, University of Iowa
  • PhD, Washington University

Courses Taught

  • Social Work Research (SW519)
  • Introduction to Social Work Practice (SW522)
  • Evaluation Research (SW549)
  • Systematic Planning and Evaluation for Interpersonal Practice (SW563)
  • Evidence-based Practice with Families (SW570)

Research Interests:

Services to the families of at-risk children; treatment engagement and participation; child welfare; clinical evaluation.

Selected Publications:

Staudt, M., Jolles, M. P., Chuang, E., & Wells, R. (in press). Child welfare caseworker education and caregiver behavioral service use and satisfaction with the caseworker. Journal of Public Child Welfare.

Staudt, M. & Massengale, K. (2015).  Parents involved with child welfare: Their perceptions
of mental health services. Social Work in Mental Health,13, 336-348.

Staudt, M. (2014). The Needs of Parents of Youth who are Truant: Implications for Best
Practices. ?Best Practices in Mental Health, 10, 47-53.

Reece, C., Staudt, M., & Ogle, A. (2013). Lessons learned from a neighborhood based
collaboration to increase parent engagement. School Community Journal, 23, 207-225.

Staudt, M., Lodato, G., & Hickman, C. (2012). Therapists talk about the engagement process.
Community Mental Health Journal, 48, 212-218.

Choi, S. & Staudt, M. (2011). Service use by parents in child welfare: Current knowledge and
future needs. APSAC Advisor, 23, 20-23.?

Staudt, M. & Williams-Hayes, M. (2011). A state survey of child advocacy center therapists?
attitudes toward treatment manuals and evidence-based practice. Journal of Child Sexual
Abuse, 20, 1-13.

Staudt, M. (2011). Practitioner biases and child service use disparities: Implications for social
work education. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 31, 145-162.

Staudt, M. & Cherry, D. (2009). Mental health and substance use problems of parents involved with child welfare: Are services offered and provided? Psychiatric Services,60,56-60.

Staudt, M. (2007).  Treatment engagement with caregivers of at-risk children: Gaps in research and conceptualization. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 16, 183-196. 

Shoffner, J., Staudt, M., Marcus, S. & Kapp, S. (2007). Using telephone reminders to increase attendance at psychiatric appointments: Findings of a pilot study in rural Appalachia. Psychiatric Services, 58, 872-875.

Staudt, M. (2007). Two years later: Former students’ perceptions of a clinical evaluation course and current evaluation practices. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 27, 125-139.

Research Projects, Funded Research, Grants and Awards:

National Institute of Mental Health K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, “Service Participation by Families of Maltreated Children,” 2004-2009.

National Institute of Mental Health Dissertation Research grant, “Use of Aftercare Services Following Intensive Family Preservation Services,” 1996-1997.


Curriculum Vitae

  • Maryls Staudt's Vitae


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