Center for Communication and Social Development
1310 W. Pleasant St., Office 127
Davenport, Iowa 52804
Dr. McCormick teaches courses in child trauma and child welfare. His research interests include the maltreatment experiences of LGBTQ youth, the role of the sibling relationship in foster care, and the experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools. He is a member of the Council on Social Work Education, Society for Social Work and Research, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
Doctorate, Social Work, 2009
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Master of Science in Social Work
Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX
Bachelor of Social Work
Core Concepts in Trauma Informed Child Welfare
Empowerment Practice in Child Welfare
Advanced Program Evaluation
Advanced Social Policy Analysis
Social Work Practice I
Social Work Practice II
McCormick, A. (2012). Sexual orientation and child maltreatment: A comparative analysis of the maltreatment experiences of LGBT and straight youth. National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Washington, DC
McCormick, a. (2012). Gay Straight Alliances: A qualitative analysis of their impact on the lives of LGBTQ youth. Society of Social Work and Research Annual Conference. Washington, DCMcCormick, A. (2011).
LGBT Youth voice the importance of gay straight Alliances. Illinois School Social Work Annual Conference. Chicago Illinois.
McCormick, A. (2011). Understanding the impact of childhood trauma in the lives of youth. Keynote Address Families Inc. Annual Conference.
McCormick, A. (2011). Voices of the silenced: Creating inclusive systems of care for racial and sexual minority youth in the child welfare system. Keynote Address. St. Ambrose University Continuing Education Conference. Davenport, IA.
McCormick, A. (2011). Increasing empathy skills to reduce bullying in elementary school children. NASW Iowa Annual Conference, Des Moines, IA.
McCormick, A. & Clifton, E. (2011). Gay Straight Alliances: Understanding their significance in the academic experiences of LGBT youth. NASW Iowa Annual Conference, Des Moines, IA
McCormick, A. (2010) The role of the sibling relationship in foster care. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Portland, OR.
McCormick. A. (2010) LGBT Youth and Maltreatment: Understanding the maltreatment experiences of LBGT youth. Oral Presentation at the Prevent Child Abuse Iowa Annual Conference. Des Moines, IA.
McCormick, A. (2010) LGBTQ Youth in the Child Welfare System: Affirming and empowering approaches care and treatment. Oral Presentation at the Culturally Sensitive Child Welfare Conference. University of Nebraska at Kearney.
McCormick, A. (2009). Empowering youth in out-of-home care: An overview of the educational needs and challenges of foster youth. Oral Presentation at the University of Texas at Austin Annual School Social Work Conference, Austin, TX
McCormick, A. (2008). An empowering approach to GLBT foster youth. Oral Presentation at the Daniel Kids Conference, Orlando, Fl.
McCormick, A. (2008). Practice, policy, and research concerning siblings in foster care. Oral Presentation at the Family Preservation Institute Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
McCormick, A. (2008). Siblings in foster care: An analysis of California Welfare and Institutions Code 16002. Oral Presentation at the National Social Science Association Fall Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
McCormick, A. (2008). The sibling relationship in foster care: A policy analysis of California Welfare and Institutions Code 16002. Illinois Journal of Child Welfare, 4 (1), 86-95.
McCormick, A. (2010). Siblings in Foster Care: An Overview of research practice and policy. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 4 (2), 198-218.