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Jennifer L. Bellamy, Ph.D., MSSW

Inducted in 2023

Current Position

Jennifer Bellamy is a Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Her scholarship focuses on evidence-based practice and the engagement of fathers in child and family services by implementing family and systems-level interventions. She is the Principal Investigator on the Administration for Children and Families (ACF)-funded Fathers and Continuous Learning in Child Welfare (FCL) Project in partnership with Mathematica Policy Research. FCL implemented and evaluated the Breakthrough Series Collaborative approach with 6 child welfare teams across the U.S. to improve placement stability and permanency outcomes for children by engaging their fathers and paternal relatives. She is also the Co-Principal Investigator for the ACF-funded Colorado Fatherhood Project Evaluation. This 7-site project designed to develop, pilot test, and test the outcomes of a new co-parenting intervention in partnership with the Colorado Department of Early Childhood. Dr. Bellamy is a co-developer of the Dads Matter-HV and the Nurturing Dads and Partners (NDAP) Program.


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