Jolynne Batchelor, PhD, LCSW

Jolynne Batchelor, PhD, LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Research Associate

Jolynne Batchelor, PhD, is a research associate with the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing and director of the Texas Permanency Outcomes Project, which is a 5-year demonstration project funded by the federal Children’s Bureau to help foster children remain connected to their families and communities. She has more than 20 years of experience in social work as a practitioner, clinical supervisor, program administrator, researcher, and teacher. Jolynne’s primary focus is on child welfare. Her research and professional interests include relationship based child protection practice, putting children’s voices at the center of child protection work, using solution-focused strategies to engage child protection-involved families and their naturally occurring networks to create and enact rigorous, sustainable plans to meet the safety and well-being needs of their children, critical thinking in child safety decision making, the intersection of domestic violence and child maltreatment, restoring healthy relationships between parents and children in the aftermath of child abuse and neglect, and implementation science. Jolynne has a Ph.D. from UT Arlington, MSW from the University of Denver, and a BSW from UT Austin.

Professional Interests

Child protection, restoring healthy relationships between parents and children in the aftermath of child abuse and neglect, and implementation science.

Education

  • PhD, UT Arlington
  • MSW, University of Denver
  • BSW, The University of Texas at Austin

Research

Contact

John W. Hargis Hall (JHH)

Room:1.204
Phone:512-232-6061
Email:jolynne.batchelor@austin.utexas.edu

Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1823 Red River St. 1.204
STOP F0100
Austin, TX 78712