Wendy Walsh

Research Associate Professor of Sociology at the Crimes against Children Research Center

Wendy Walsh's research includes studies on enhancing community response systems of child abuse and the criminal justice response to child abuse. Current projects include the Multi-site Evaluation of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC), CAC research with the National Children’s Alliance, and CAC research in New Hampshire to assess caregiver and child satisfaction after an investigation of child abuse. Other projects include a study on statutory victimization and a study on unwanted sexual experiences during college. She received funding from the Administration of Children and Families to direct a secondary data analysis of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) data, a longitudinal national probability study on outcomes for children involved in child protective investigations, to study resilience among maltreated children. She also is collaborating with the Carsey Institute on studies to enhance family support programs for families living in rural New Hampshire.

Child abuse
Sexual abuse
Child neglect
Sexual assault
College of Liberal Arts
Wendy Walsh