LIFE Fellow from 2014 to 2017, University of Michigan
Dissertation completed in 2016
The Role of Relational Permanence in Positive Outcomes Among African American Youth in Foster Care
(Advisor: Pamela Davis-Kean)
Williams-Butler, A., Boyd, R., & Slack, K. (2023). Parenting strengths and distress among Black mothers reported to the child welfare system: The role of social network quality. Social Service Review, 97(2), 231–269. https://doi.org/10.1086/724564
Williams-Butler, A., Golden, K., Mendez, A., & Stevens, B. (2020). Intersectionality and child welfare policy: Implications for Black women, children and families. Child Welfare, 98(4), 75-95.
Williams-Butler, A., Ryan, J. P., McLoyd, V. C., Schulenberg, J. E., & Davis-Kean, P. E. (2018). Psychological well-being among African American adolescents in foster care: The role of relational permanence. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 27(10), 3277-3287. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-018-1155-8