Diann E. Cameron-Kelly
Associate Professor And Department Chair
Social Work Building Room 305
Associate Professor And Department Chair
Social Work Building Room 305
PhD, Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service (2002)
MSW, Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service (1994)
BA, Temple University, School of Communications & Theater (1986)
June, 1994 to present Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), #049002-1
New York State Department of Education, Albany New York
Social Work is a noble profession. It is filled with many rewards, and countless memories of lives positively transformed. Learn more about the profession and how you can be an agent of change. Contact Adelphi's School of Social Work, or contact the National Association of Social Workers. This, above all others, is truly the "toughest job you'll ever love!"
To contact me immediately, email at Kelly5@adelphi.edu.
Oppression Diversity,And The Struggle For Human Rights
S/T: Social Work Practice With Veterans And Military Families
Writing For The Helping Professions To Address Social Issues
1. Civic Literacy and Civic Engagement
2. Sociopolitical Development
3. Health Literacy and Impact on Perinatal Well-being and Civic Inclusion
4. Social Connectedness and Veterans
5. Racism and other forms of Social Violence and Impact on Social Inclusion and Connectedness
Minority Civic Engagement
Early Childhood & Civic Readiness
Child and Adolescent Development
Kelly, Barksdale & Gitelson (2011). Treating Young Veterans: Promoting Resilience through Practice & Advocacy. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Kelly, D., and Ward, S. (2011). Veterans-by-proxy: Amending loss of self among the children of combat veterans. In Kelly, Barksdale & Gitelson (Eds.). Treating Young Veterans: Promoting Resilience through Practice & Advocacy. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Mallow, A., Williams-Gray, B., Kelly, D. & Alex, J. (2011). Living beyond the intersection of war theater and home: Protective factors for healthy reintegration. In Kelly, Barksdale & Gitelson (Eds.). Treating Young Veterans: Promoting Resilience through Practice & Advocacy. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Kelly, D. (2011). The contextual challenges for young veterans. In Kelly, Barksdale & Gitelson (Eds.). Treating Young Veterans: Promoting Resilience through Practice & Advocacy. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Kelly, D. (2011). Today’s young veterans – Serving a resilient community. In Kelly, Barksdale & Gitelson (Eds.). Treating Young Veterans: Promoting Resilience through Practice & Advocacy. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Kelly, D. (2013), The Civic Legacy of the Civil Rights Era: Exploring the Values of a Movement. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 83(4), 427-445.
Kelly, D. (2013), Community attachment, religious participation, and quality of life satisfaction among adults involved in civic participation. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Enviornment, 23(5), 561-572.
Araujo, B. and Kelly, D. (2010), Deconstructing social disconnectedness to understand the cross-national transmission of racism: A perspective of critical race theory. The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 10(1), 309-320.
Kelly, D. (2009), In preparation for adulthood: Exploring civic participation and social trust among young minorities. Youth & Society, 40(4), 526-540.
Kelly, Diann (2008), The lost population: Status offenders in America - A Book Review. CHOICE - Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
Kelly, Diann (2008), A world of gangs: Armed young men and gangsta culture - A Book Review. CHOICE - Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
Kelly, Diann (2008), Youth, crime, and justice: A global Inquiry - A Book Review. CHOICE - Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
Kelly, Diann (2008), Civic Readiness: Preparing Toddlers and Young Children for Civic Education and Sustained Engagement. National Civic Review.
Kelly, Diann (2007), Nanny cam exposé. Newsday, A36-A37.
Kelly, Diann (2006), Desperate Measures: Why send children away from their community for the care that they critically need? Newsday, 36-37.
Kelly, Diann (2006), Desperate measures: Why send children away from their community for the care that they critically need? New York Newsday, April 2, 2006, A36-37..
Kelly, Diann (2006), Parents’ influence on youths’ civic behaviors: The civic context of the caregiving environment. Families in Society, 87(3), 447-455.
Mallow, Alissa and Kelly, Diann (2006), Unraveling the layers of cultural competence: Exploring the Meaning of Meta-Cultural Competence in the therapeutic community. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 5(3), 63-74..
Kelly, D. (2005), Beyond problem solving: the social worker as risk manager and educator. School Social Work, 29(2), 40-52.
Palley, E. & Kelly, D. (2003), Understanding Federal laws and its limitations regarding the identification and treatment of childhood depression: an analysis of IDEA. School Social Work, 28(1), 68-83.
Kelly, D. (2012). Dutchess County Healthy Families, The Institute for Family Health: A Strengths-Based Needs Assessment focusing on Community Assets. A Final Report. Poughkeepsie, NY.
Kelly, D. (2014, February). Tragedy, Loss and Triumph: A Portrait of Women Veterans. LINKS – Greater Westchester Chapter, White Plains, NY.
Kelly, D. (2012, May). Quality of Life Satisfaction and the Older Veteran: Recovering, Responding and Reclaiming the Self. Veterans Affairs, FDR Campus, Montrose, NY.
Kelly, D. (2011, April). Seeing Perfection in Sacrifice: Effective Principles to Guide Practice with our Veterans. Veterans Affairs, FDR Campus, Montrose, NY.
Araujo, B. and Kelly, D. (2010, July). Deconstructing the cross-national transmission of racism across the Americas: A critical race theory perspective. Belfast, Ireland - Via Webcast.
D. Kelly (2008, October). Risk Resilience & Disconnected Youth. ANYSYB - Liverpool, New York.
D. Kelly (2008, March). Promoting Civic Indicators in Toddlerhood. Gulf South Summit - Nashville, TN.
D. Kelly and A. Mallow (2006, February). Unraveling Cultural Competence. CSWE - Chicago, IL.
D. Kelly (2004, December). Civic Views of Young Adult Minorities. CIRCLE - Washington DC.
D. Kelly (2003, November). Mentoring Students through Technology. NYSSWEA - Rochester, NY.
D. Kelly and E. Palley (2003, October). Examining Adolescent Sexual Predators in the Context of Attachment. ICJE - October, 2003; NAFSW - May, 2003.
D. Kelly and E. Palley (2003, June). An Analysis of IDEA & Childhood Depression. Hawaii Int'l CSS, Honolulu, HI.
Civic Views of Young Adult Minorities: Exploring the Influences of Kinship Communities and Youth Mentoring Communities on Prosocial Civic Behaviors. A CIRCLE Working Paper, November, 2004. College Park, Maryland: Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE).
Organized Group Mentoring as a Contemporary Practice for Building Positive Attachments (2003), A Final Report, Garden City: Adelphi University.
Beyond Outreach (2002). Washington, DC: Corporation for National and Community Service, National Service Fellows Program.
The Impact of Organized Group Mentoring (2002). New York, NY: Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.
Dutchess County Institute for Family Health, Healthy Families Institute (Wappingers, NY), Poughkeepsie, NY, 2/11 to 1/12. Community research project commissioned to develop a needs assessment and asset map to identify critical areas of need and opportunities for development to enhance access to services regarding perinatal and infant health and well being.
Catholic Charities' Man-Up! Fatherhood Program, Brooklyn, New York (12/2010 to 1/2011). Using a small grant from Catholic Charities, wrote the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development Fatherhood Program, PIN: 26012FATHRFP resulting in recertification of the program to serve non-custodial fathers.
EDI Project, The Early Years Institute (EYI), Plainview, NY, 1/10 to 12/10. Community research project commissioned to develop a community leadership team and conduct a community asset mapping project on identified resources that enhance school readiness for young children and improve their overall well-being.
Fahs-Beck Fund, New York Community Trust, 2007-2008 to explore the legacy outcomes of Civil Rights on current levels of civic engagement in urban communities.
Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) to examine civic engagement in early and middle adulthood -- 2002-2004.
Cheryl Arbitelli (2013). Mother’s Patterns of Attachment Qualities & Secure Base Behaviors Among Parenting Clinic Participants. Adelphi University.
Fulbright Specialist Roster Certification (2011-present)
Fulbright Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Certificate of Participation
Executive Leadership Summit (November, 2011)
Hampton University Executive Leadership Institute
National Service Fellow, (2001-2002), Corporation for National and Community Service
Sheila Starks Dudley Research Award, (2001-2002) African American Research Foundation
Dr. Georgia McMurray Achievement Award, (1994), National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter.
Editorial Board, Youth & Society;
Member of NASW;
Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network;
Member of SPSSI;
Member of CSWE
Former Board Member, Westchester County Youth Bureau;
Girl Scouts - Heart of the Hudson, Troop 2476;
Jack & Jill of America, Mid-Hudson Chapter;
Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network (LHVPN)