Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion

Associate Professor at the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare. Professor Johnson came to KU from the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Masters of Science in Social Work degree (1990) and a doctorate in Social Work (2005). Toni has over 15 years experience teaching in higher education and over 20 years experience providing direct mental health services to women, children, and families in a variety of clinical settings.  Her professional and research interests include a focus on children’s mental health and families at risk for negative outcomes, especially the children and families of prisoners. She has led several research studies and co-authored publications and reports related to intervention services for at risk families.

Selected Work Together:

Dr. Johnson is heading up a new an exciting area of work at AEDI on children of incarcerated parents and the potential for assets to improve their psychological, social, economic, and health outcomes. Here are some titles of works in progress:

  • Discrepancies Between Perceptions of Needs by Adolescent Children of Incarcerated Parents and Their Social Service Providers.  By Johnson, Moses & West
  • Do the Health Outcomes of Children of Prisoners Differ From Those Whose Parents Have Never Been Incarcerated?  By Johnson, West & Moses
  • Do the Wealth Outcomes of Children of Prisoners Differ From Those Whose Parents Have Never Been Incarcerated?  By Johnson
  • Are Household Assets Associated with Prosocial Behavior in Children Affected By Parental Incarceration?  Evidence from the  Fragile Family Child Wellbeing Study. By Moses & Johnson

 

Contact Information

(785) 864-3825

304 Twente Hall
1545 Lilac Lane Lawrence, KS 66045