Abigail Williams-Butler

LIFE Michigan

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)

Selected Publications

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

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