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Course

  • 42700 Family Support Principles, Practice, and Program Development

Job Experience

  • Research Assistant, Chapin Hall
  • Doctoral Research Assistant, The University of Chicago

  • Co-Founder, Chicago Doula Circle

  • Full Spectrum Doula

  • Director of Youth and Young Parent Support, YWCA of Western Massachusetts

Fields of Special Interest

  • Supports for pregnant and parenting young people
  • Pregnancy, childbirth, and the transition to parenthood
  • Reproductive justice and social work
  • Intersectional feminist approaches to research, policy, and practice

Publications or Presentations

  •  Ethier, K. (2015, November). Birthing Beyond Marginalization: Teenage Mother's Narratives of the Transition to Motherhood. National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI.

     

Kathleen Valadez, AM ’16

Kathleen Valadez, AM ’16

"SSA is so special because it gives you access to much more than a classroom. You can become part of groundbreaking research, participate in important advocacy work in communities organizing for social justice, or collaborate with students across campus on interdisciplinary projects."