Craig Winston LeCroy, PhD
Dr. Craig Winston LeCroy is the Communitas Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, Arizona State University. He also holds appointments at the University of Arizona in the School of Family Studies and Human Development and at College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, the Zellerbach Visiting Professor at the University of California–Berkeley, and a senior Fulbright specialist.
Professor LeCroy has focused his research in the areas of home visitation services, social competence in adolescence, and evidence based practice for social work. In home visitation he has conducted randomized trials of the Healthy Families America program of home visitation, serves on the research to practice committee of Prevent Child Abuse America, and has developed a widely used outcome instrument, The Healthy Families Parenting Inventory. Dr. LeCroy’s work in social competence with includes implementation of evidence based practice models (See, Handbook of Evidence-based Practice Manuals with Children and Adolescents), risk prediction in juvenile justice, and the development of a primary prevention program for early adolescent females (See, Empowering Adolescent Girls). He is currently developing and evaluating new programs for sexual risk reduction with adolescent females and males. He continues to conduct research on issues related to mental illness and conducted an in-depth study of how parents manage their children’s mental illness (See Parenting Mentally Ill Children). Dr. LeCroy’ s research has been funded by NIMH, SAMSA, Children’s Bureau, Federal Youth Services Bureau, and the Adolescent Office of Health.
Dr. LeCroy is the author of 14 books and over 100 articles and book chapters. Selected honors include: elected Fellow status by the American Psychological Association in 2016; Nominated Martha Rothman Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017; Research Service Award, Prevent Child Abuse America, 2016; Lifetime Achievement Award, NASW Branch II, 2012; Outstanding Alumni Award (one of 55 selected out of 15,000), Western Michigan University, 2003).