C. Joy Stewart, MSW, research assistant professor, has conducted research and evaluation of social services programs for over fifteen years. She joined the SSW faculty in 2006. Currently, she is the evaluator for Project NO REST (North Carolina Organizing and Responding to the Exploitation and Sexual Trafficking of Children), a five-year, federally funded project to enhance the state’s response to human trafficking, especially of child welfare-involved youth. Prof. Stewart is also the co-Principal Investigator of the Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina project (http://ssw.unc.edu/ma), a partnership of about 20 years between the Jordan Institute for Families and the North Carolina Division of Social Services that provides information on child and family outcomes to social services managers in order to guide policy and practice.
Degrees and LicensesMSW, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Primary ProgramHuman Services Outcomes and Response to Human Trafficking
Research and Professional InterestsChild Welfare
Co-InvestigatorManagement Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services
Project NO REST
Finigan-Carr, N. M., Johnson, M. H., Pullmann, M. D., Stewart, C. J., & Fromknecht, A. E. (2019). A traumagenic social ecological framework for understanding and intervening with sex trafficked children and youth. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 36(1), 49-63.
Preisler, J. J., & Stewart, C. J. (2018). Running the numbers: Domestic violence in child welfare. North Carolina Medical Journal, 79(2), 130–131.
Lang, J. M., Ake, G., Barto, B., Caringi, J., Little, C., Baldwin, M. J., Sullivan, K., Tunno, A. M., Bodian, R., Stewart, C. J., Stevens, K., & Connell, C. M. (2017). Trauma screening in child welfare: Lessons learned from five states. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 1–12.
Kum, H., Stewart, C. J., Rose, R. A., & Duncan, D. F. (2015). Using big data for evidence based governance in child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 58, 127-136.
Stewart, C. J., Kum, H., Barth, R. P., & Duncan, D. F. (2014). Former foster youth: Employment outcomes up to age 30. Children and Youth Services Review, 36, 220-229.
Presentations, Workshops and MediaProject No Rest Human Trafficking Screening Tool (PNR-HTST): A Semi-Structured Interview Approach to Assessing Risk for Sex and Labor Trafficking
Implementation of Statewide Trauma Screening in Child Welfare: North Carolina Project Broadcast
Translating Trauma Research into Child Welfare Implementation: The Intersect of Research and Front-Line Practice