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Kevin Haggerty

Inducted in 2019

Current Position

Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington


Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Dr. Haggerty is the Director of the Social Development Research Group and Endowed Professor of Prevention at the UW School of Social Work. He is a principal investigator on a variety of projects, including Utah Communities That Care Training program, Staying Connected with Your Teen, Families Facing the Future (formerly Focus on Families) and study testing an adaptation of an evidence based family prevention intervention for foster caregivers and their teens called Connecting. He is an investigator of the Community Youth Development Study, which tests the effectiveness of the Communities That Care (CTC) program. Dr. Haggerty specializes in prevention programs at the community, school and family level. For more than 30 years, he has focused on developing innovative ways to organize the scientific knowledge base for prevention so that parents, communities and schools can better identify, assess and prioritize customized approaches that meet their needs. An expert on substance abuse and delinquency prevention, Dr. Haggerty speaks, conducts training’s, and writes extensively on this field.

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