Tamara L Fuller

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Dr. Tamara Fuller received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Iowa in 1989. She then came to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned both a MA and PhD in clinical/community psychology. After a clinical internship at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development in Washington, DC, she returned to Champaign-Urbana and worked at Carle Hospital in the neuropsychology department. Dr. Fuller’s research focuses on children and families involved in the public child welfare system and the effectiveness of the services and interventions that are provided to families once they become involved in a maltreatment investigation. Over the past decade, she has evaluated the effectiveness of numerous child welfare programs, including the Family-Centered Services, the Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol, the Illinois Child Death Review Teams, post-adoption services, and most recently, Differential Response in child protective services. Within this program of research, there has been emphasis on examining predictors of maltreatment and maltreatment recurrence.

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Research Output

  • The Impact of Family Engagement and Child Welfare Services on Maltreatment Re-reports and Substantiated Re-reports

    Fuller, T. & Zhang, S., Aug 1 2017, In : Child Maltreatment. 22, 3, p. 183-193 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Differential Response family assessments: Listening to what parents say about service helpfulness

    Fuller, T. L., Paceley, M. S. & Schreiber, J. C., Jan 1 2015, In : Child Abuse and Neglect. 39, p. 7-17 11 p.

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  • Child welfare services and risk of child maltreatment rereports: Do services ameliorate initial risk?

    Fuller, T. & Nieto, M., Dec 1 2014, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 47, P1, p. 46-54 9 p.

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  • Didn't we just see you? Time to recurrence among frequently encountered families in CPS

    Zhang, S., Fuller, T. L. & Nieto, M., May 1 2013, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 35, 5, p. 883-889 7 p.

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  • Press / Media

    Risk Factors for Child Abuse and Neglect

    Tamara L Fuller

    5/6/13

    1 Media contribution

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    child welfare

    Tamara L Fuller

    3/14/13

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research