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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.

     

Jeff Simms

Jeff Simms, AM '12

"I chose to study social work, and especially policy, because I believe working at that level is where one can truly affect some of the wider causes of poverty and homelessness."