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., Gale, A., & Dorsey, M. (2019). Gender differences among Black adolescents in foster care: The relationship between relational permanence and psychological well-being. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 14(4), 374–394. https://doi.org/10.1080/15548732.2019.1636922

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

Williams, A. B., Ryan, J. P., Davis-Kean, P. E., McLoyd, V. C., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2017). The discontinuity of offending among African American youth in the juvenile justice system. Youth & Society, 49, 610–633. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X14551322

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