Ph.D., University of Chicago (1999)
M.S.W., University of Michigan (1983)
B.A., Muskingum College (1981)
Child Abuse and Neglect, Qualitative Methods of Research, Welfare Reform
Engagement in Child Welfare Services; Client Use of Agency-Initiated Services; Worker Use of Knowledge; Impact of Welfare Reform; Immigration and Child Welfare; MSW Child Welfare Training Outcomes; Parenting
2010 Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to Russia. Awarded to lecture/consult at Siberian State Industrial University, Novokuznetsk, Russia. (Funded by the U.S. Department of State, $7,500)
2007 Fulbright Scholar Award to Trinidad and Tobago. Awarded to lecture/research for Spring semester 2007 at the University of the West Indies. Project: Understanding the Context and Norms of Child-Rearing in Trinidad and Tobago. (Funded by the U.S. Department of State, $32,600)
2006 From “Good” Beginnings for Babies to “Better”: A social work program innovation and evaluation. Principal investigator of a study to evaluate the outcome of an added mentoring component to a teen parenting program. (Funded by the Adelphi University Institute for Parenting, $5,467)
2003 Investigators to Investors: Building and keeping competent child protective service professionals. Principal investigator of five year grant to train MSW child welfare professionals from New York City ACS. (Funded by the Dept.of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau, $375,000)
2001 Worker-parent engagement in community-based child and family services. Principal investigator of three-year grant to study the practice of child welfare in New York City. (Funded by the New York Community Trust at $200,000)
2001 Study of social welfare transitions. Co-principal investigator of one year grant to study welfare leavers in Dutchess County, New York. (Funded by Dutchess County DSS at $25,000)
2001 What do clients want? An exploratory study of welfare mothers. (Funded by a Faculty Development Award, Adelphi University, at $1,500)
1998 Dissertation Research Grant Recipient, Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation. ($2,000)
Altman, J.C. & Altman, R.A. (2014). A Scientist and a Social Worker Talk Neuroscience. In Matto, H., Strolin-Goltzman, J. & Ballan, M. (Eds.) (Eds.). Neuroscience for Social Work: Implications for practice, policy and research. NY, NY: Springer.
Altman, J.C., Barrett, G.J., Brown, J., Clark-Idusogie, L., McClendon, Y., Ruiz, T., Skepple, C. & Thomas, L. (2011). Translating knowledge for child welfare practice cross-nationally. In Dettlaff, A. & Fong, R. (Eds.) (Eds.). Child welfare practice with immigrant children and families. NY, NY: Routledge.
Altman, J.C. (2009). Teaching Guide: Social Work with Children. In Cohen, C. Gimein, T., Bulin, T. & Kollar, S. (Eds.) (Eds.). Real Cases: Integrating child welfare practice across the social work curriculum. New York, NY: New York City Social Work Education Consortium.
Altman, J.C. & Gohagan, D. (2009). Work with involuntary clients in child welfare setttings. In Rooney, R. (Eds.). Strategies for work with involuntary clients, 2nd Ed. NY: Coumbia University Press.
Altman, J.C. (2005). Engagement in children, youth, and family services: Current research and best practices. In Mallon, G., & Hess, P. (Eds.). Child Welfare for the 21st Century: A handbook of practices, policies and programs. (pp. 72-86.). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
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Lane, S., Altman, J.C., Goldberg, G.S., Kagotho, N. Palley, E., & Paul, M.S. (2012), Inspiring and training students for social action: Renewing a needed tradition. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 32, 5, 532-549.
Michael, S. & Altman, J.C. (2011), University and community partnerships: the challenges of collaborative knowledge creation. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 17, 2, 41-52.
Altman, J.C., Barrett, G.J., Brown, J., Clark-Idusogie, L., McClendon, Y., Ruiz, T., Skepple, C. & Thomas, L. (2010), Translating knowledge for child welfare practice cross-nationally. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 4, 3, 347-364.
Altman, J.C. (2010), Enhancing and sustaining the motivation of child welfare social workers to care: One antidote to professional burnout. Journal of the Siberian State Industrial University, Department of Social Work, 316, 5-14.
Altman, J.C. (2008), A study of engagement in neighborhood-based child welfare services. Research on Social Work Practice, 18, 555-564.
Altman, J.C. (2008), Engaging families in child welfare services: Worker versus client perspectitves. Child Welfare, 87, 3, 41-61.
Altman, J.C. & Goldberg, G. (2008), Rethinking social work's role in public assistance. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 35, 4, 71-94.
Altman, J.C., & Michael, S. (2007), Exploring the immigrant experience: An empirically-based tool for practice in child welfare. Protecting Children, 22, 2, 42-54.
Altman, J.C., & Goldberg, G. (2007), The quality of life paradox: A study of former public assistance recipients. Journal of Poverty, 11, 4, 71-90.
Altman, J.C. (2007), Normative versus felt needs of women in the era of welfare reform. Affilia, 22, 71-82.
Altman, J.C. (2005), How certain are you? Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 5, 4, 119-121.
Altman, J.C. (2005), How I lost (and gained) my faith in the potential of social work practice through research. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 11, 4, 31-36.
Altman, J.C. (2003), A qualitative examination of client participation in agency-initiated services. Families in Society, 84, 4, 471-479.
Altman, J.C. (2003), Social motherhood revisited. Affilia, 18, 80-86.
Altman, J. (2001), Review of the book, Whoï¿½s to blame? Child sexual abuse and non-offending mothers. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 19, 2, 181-185.
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Altman, J.C. (2012). Social development, child development: Contextualizing corporal punishment among migrating Caribbean families. In International Federation of Social Work / International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference. Stockholm, Sweden.
Altman, J.C. (2012). Development within development: The needs of children in one nation’s race to first world status. In International Federation of Social Work / International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference. Stockholm, Sweden.
Cohen, C., Altman, J.C. & Chernack, P.I. (2011). Powerful groups: Case studies of effective cohort models in social work education. In Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Atlanta, GA.
Altman, J.C. (2011). "Look at me...Look at me": Visual data and the creation of a phenomenon. In The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Altman, J.C. (2010). Active ingredients of a teen parent mentoring program: Dual perspectives of mentors and mentees. In Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA.
Altman, J.C. (2009). Children under development: The politics of need. In Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference.. New Orleans, LA.
Altman, J.C. (2007). A model for translating research knowledge into child welfare practice with immigrants. In Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. San Francisco.
Altman, J.C. (2007). Toward understanding the durability of the use of corporal punishment among Trinidadians. In 2nd Caribbean Research Conference on Children’s Issue. Kingston, Jamaica.
Altman, J.C. (2007). Lost in development: Children of the Beetham. In 2nd Caribbean Research Conference on Children’s Issues. Kingston, Jamaica.
Altman, J.C. (with students Barrett, G.J., Brown, J., Idusogie, L., McClendon, Y., Ruiz, T., Skepple, C. & Thomas, L. (2007). Translating knowledge for child welfare practice internationally. In Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators Conference. Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
Altman, J.C. (2007). Understanding the norms and context of parenting in Trinidad & Tobago. In Association of Carribean Social Work Educators. Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
Altman, J.C. and students (2006). International views of social work education: The view from the U.S. In International Federation of Social Workers. Munich, Germany.
Joyce, P., Altman, J.C., Berger, R., & Bogolub, E. (2006). Reflective researchers, reflective practitioners?: Evaluating in practice ten years later. In Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.
Michael, S. & Altman, J. (2006). Changing the way workers work with immigrant families in the child welfare system: Results from an action research project. In Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX..
Altman, J.C. (2005). A study of engagement in neighborhood-based child welfare services: Practice implications. In First International Conference on Social Work Practice Research. Albany, NY.
Altman, J. and Goldberg, G. (2004). Life is harder, but better: A study of the quality of life paradox of former public assistance recipients. In Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
Altman, J.C., Carrion, A., Chang, A., & Franck, E. (2002). Unraveling the process of engagement in child welfare services: A qualitative analysis. In Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.
Altman, J.C. (2001). Perceptions of motivation and change among child welfare clients. In Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.
Altman, J.C. (2000). The perceptions of parents and providers of daycare as a family support. In Zero to Three National Training Institute. Washington, D.C..
Altman, J.C. (2000). Visual imagery in social work education: Experiences and examples. In Annual Conference on Social Work and Technology. Charleston, SC.
Altman, J.C. (2000). Keeping fieldwork students in the loop with webboard. In Annual Conference on Social Work and Technology. Charleston, SC.
Altman, J.C. (2000). The creative use of technology in a foundation social work practice course. In Annual Conference on Social Work and Technology,. Charleston, SC.
Altman, J.C. (2000). Decision-making among acceptors and decliners of agency-initiated services: A qualitative analysis. In Society for Social Work and Research Conference. Charleston, SC.
Dawn Dublin (2009). The relationship between self-efficacy and locus of control to the employment and job retention rates of women on TANF. Adelphi University.
Maureen Gato (2006). The effects of mentoring and goal achievement on the self-efficacy of children. Adelphi University.
Other Scholarly/Artistic Work
Altman, J.C. (2004). Engagement in neighborhood-based child welfare services. Final report presented to The New York Community Trust.
Altman, J.C. & Goldberg, G.S. (2003). The quality of life of former public assistance recipients in Dutchess County, New York. Final report presented to the Dutchess County Legislature.
Honors and Accomplishments
Award given for outstanding contributions made to the work of
the non-profit organization, Creative Parenting for the New Era, 2011, Laventille, Trinidad & Tobago.
Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, 2010, Siberian State Industrial University, Novokuznetsk, Russia.
Fulbright Scholar Award, 2007, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago.
1985-present Member, Academy of Certified Social Workers
1983-present Member, National Association of Social Workers
1998-present Member, Council on Social Work Education
1999-present Member, Society for Social Work and Research
Annual Conference Abstract Reviewer, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Editorial Board, Child Welfare
Consulting Editor, Families in Society, The Clinical Supervisor
Community and Corporate Leadership
2007-present Member, Amity Regional Board of Education, Woodbridge, CT.
2006-present Board Member, TEAM Community Action Agency, Derby, CT. (Vice-Chair, 2010-present)
2010 Volunteer of the Year, Town of Woodbridge, CT, Human Services Commission.
Licenses & Certifications
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Connecticut