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Jen Krafchick

Jen Krafchick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Contact Information

422 Behavioral Sciences Building
1570 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1570

Phone: 970-491-2171
Fax: 970-491-7975
E-mail: jen.krafchick@colostate.edu

Websites

Campus Connections SOUL

Research, Teaching, and Clinical Interests

I am an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar who specializes in mentoring at-risk youth, social justice education, and community outreach programs. I am currently involved with a research program that is helping us better understand effective mentoring through the Campus Connections: Therapeutic Mentoring program. Campus Connections connects at-risk youth with university student mentors. I work closely with Drs. Toni Zimmerman and Shelley Haddock on Campus Connections. Our research team is currently exploring how the mentoring experience affects both the student mentors and the youth mentees. We utilize both qualitative and quantitative methods to further our understanding of the mentoring experience. For more information about Campus Connections, please visit: http://www.hdfs.chhs.colostate.edu/students/undergraduate/campusconnections/

Education

B.S., 1992, Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
M.S., 2003, Human Development and Family Studies Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, Colorado State University
Graduate Certificate, 2004, Women’s Studies, Colorado State University
Ph.D., 2007, Education with Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

Honors and Awards

2014 - Community Engagement Award, College of Health and Human Sciences, Colorado State University
2012 - Exceptional Instructional Innovation in Service-Learning, The Institute for Teaching and Learning (TILT), Colorado State University
2012 - National Service Impact Challenge Finalist, Corporation for National and Community Service
2011 - Best Teacher Award, Colorado State University Alumni Association
2010 - Honors Professor of the Year, Colorado State University Honors Program

Current Research Projects

Mentor Families: A Setting-level Component to Improve Mentoring Outcomes for At-risk Youth, William T. Grant Foundation, 2015-2018. *Note: My role on this project primarily involves running the program to support the research; however, I am involved in a number of aspects of the research.

Professional Experience

2014-present: Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the University Honors Program, Colorado State University.

2009-present: Project Director, Campus Connections, Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University.

2011-2014: Assistant Director, Center for Family and Couple Therapy, Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University.

2008-2013: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the University Honors Program, Colorado State University.

2008-2010: Instructor of Women’s Studies, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.

2007-2008: Assistant Professor of Family Studies, Family Studies Program, Family & Consumer Sciences, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.

2003-2008: Instructor of Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University.

2006-2007: Instructor of Women’s Studies, Office of Women’s Programs and Studies, Colorado State University.

2005-2007: Assistant Director, Office of Women’s Programs and Studies, Colorado State University.

2003-2007: Therapist in Private Practice, Fort Collins, CO.

2001-2002: Women’s Support Group Facilitator, Crossroads Safehouse, Fort Collins, CO.

1999-2000: Assistant Director, Office of Women’s Programs and Studies, Colorado State University.

1996-1998: Jr. High School Teacher - U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Gizo, Western Province, Solomon Islands, South Pacific.

Selected Publications

Weiler, L., Zarich, K., Haddock, S. A., Krafchick, J. L., Zimmerman, T. S. (2014). A comprehensive model mentor experiences: Perceptions, strategies, and outcomes. Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 593-608.

Weiler, L., Zimmerman, T. S., Haddock, S. A., Krafchick, J. L. (2014). Understanding the experience of mentor families in therapeutic youth mentoring. Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 80-98.

Lindsey, W., Haddock, S. A., Zimmerman, T. S., Krafchick, J. L., Henry, A. K., Rudisill, S. (2013). Benefits derived by college students from mentoring at-risk youth in a service learning course. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52(3-4), 236-248. 10.1007/s10464-0139589-z

Haddock, S. A., Lindsey, W., Krafchick, J. L., Zimmerman, T. S., McLure, M., Rudisill, S. (2013). Campus Connections therapeutic mentoring: Making a difference for mentors. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 17(4), 225-256. (Published: 2013)

Krafchick, J.L., Aberle, J.T., Zimmerman, T.S., Gross, P., & Fruhauf, C.A. (2010) Integrating Multicultural Education into the Family and Consumer Science Education. Family and Consumer Science Education Association Annual Monograph.

Krafchick, J.L. (2010, Fall). The Essential Sexuality Education Compendium [Book Review]. National Council on Family Relations- Certified Family Life Educators Network newsletter, 22.4, 11-15.

Zimmerman, T.S., Krafchick, J., & Aberle, J., (2009). A University Service Learning Assignment: Delivering the FAIR Curriculum to K-12 Students in the United States to Promote Social Justice. Journal of Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 4 (3), 195–210.

Zimmerman, T. S., Aberle, J., Krafchick, J., Harvey, A. (2008). The mommy wars. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 20 (3).

Zimmerman, T. S., Krafchick, J. L., Aberle, J.T. (2007). Gender Awareness and Media Messages: An Activity for Couple Therapy. In D. Viers (Ed.) Group Therapist’s Notebook. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Zimmerman, T.S., Aberle, J.T., & Krafchick, J. (2006). FAIR: A diversity and social justice curriculum for school counsellors to integrate school-wide. Guidance & Counselling, 21(1), 47-56.

Krafchick, J., Zimmerman, T.S., Haddock, S.A., & Banning, J. (2005). Best-selling books advising parents about gender: A feminist analysis. Family Relations, 54, 84-100.

Krafchick, J. & Biringen, Z. (2002). Parents as sexuality educators: The role of family therapists in coaching parents. In T.S. Zimmerman (Ed.). Integrating gender and culture in parenting (pp. 57-72). New York: Hayworth. [Also published in Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 14].

Center Affiliations

Center for Family and Couple Therapy

Thematic Research Areas

  • Treatment, Intervention, & Prevention Science
  • Cultural Context & Diversity