Elizabeth Greeno has direct clinical practice experience in the areas of therapeutic and case management services to children and families in the child welfare system and children diagnosed with mental health disabilities. In addition, Dr. Greeno is a private outpatient mental health practitioner in Harford County, Maryland, where she specializes in adolescents, older youth, LGBTQ populations, family therapy, and family therapy reunification services for former foster youth. Dr. Greeno is currently involved in several research efforts that involve state and federally funded evaluation research. She is currently the principal investigator for Thrive@25, a Children’s Bureau-funded grant assessing and implementing an intervention to help youth in foster care successfully transition to young adulthood and to prevent homelessness among all youth and young adults with foster care histories. Dr. Greeno is part of the University of Maryland, School of Social Work (UMB SSW) research team evaluating federally funded projects assessing the efficacy of evidence-based parenting programs. She is also a member of the evaluation team for Youth Reach, a state initiative for homeless, unaccompanied youth. Dr. Greeno leads the University of Maryland Title IV-E Program evaluation and is involved in other research projects assessing child welfare initiatives. Dr. Greeno recently collaborated with Delaware’s Center for Families First, Inc., to evaluate programs providing perinatal addiction services.
Selected Professional Positions
2015-present | Research Associate Professor, UMB SSW
2008-2014 | Research Assistant Professor, UMB SSW
2003-present | Private Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner and Consultant. Specialization in families, children, adolescents, and young adults; individual therapy, reunification; older youth in foster care/existing care; family therapy
1998-2004 | Social Worker/Therapist, St. Vincent’s Center
Selected Presentations, Training, and Teaching
Greeno, E.J., Matarese, M., & Harburger, D.S. (2016). Maryland child welfare workforce attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors toward LGBTQ youth, Baltimore, Md.: The Institute for Innovation & Implementation, University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Greeno, E.J., Matarese, M., & Harburger, D. (accepted). Child Welfare Workforce Attitudes, Opinions, and Behaviors Toward LGBTQ Youth. Oral presentation to be presented at the 2016 Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, Ga.
Greeno, E.J., Brusca, J., Rushovich, B., & Murray, K. (2014). Practice models aimed at engagement and support of youth and families in the child welfare system. Presented at the 2014 National Conference on FGDM and Other Family Engagement Approaches, Vail, Colo.
Bright, C.L., DePanfilis, D., Fitzgerald, M.E., & Greeno, E.J. (2014). Fidelity and child welfare system reform: Creating measures of fidelity to large-scale practice changes. Roundtable presented at the 2014 Society for Social Work Research 18th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
Greeno, E.J. (November, 2013). Cultural competency perceptions and retention in child welfare for Title IV-E students. Poster session presented at the 2013 Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, Texas.
Rushovich, B., Murray, K., DePanfilis, D., Bright, C., & Greeno, E.J. (October, 2013). Implementation Drivers: How do we use this framework to evaluate change efforts in child welfare? Presented at the 2013 American Evaluation Association Conference, Washington, D.C.
2009-Present | Teaching Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland School of Social Work
777 Research in Child Welfare
783 Qualitative Cross-Cultural Research
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications, White Papers and Selected Reports
Pecukonis, E., Greeno, E., Hodorowicz, M., Park, H., Ting, L., Moyers, T., Wirt, C. (in press). Teaching motivational interviewing to child welfare social work students using live supervision and standardized clients: A randomized control trial. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.
Greeno, E.J., Lee, B.R., Uretsky, M.C., Moore, J.E., Barth, R.P., & Shaw, T.V. (in press).
Effects of a foster parent training intervention on child behavior, caregiver stress, and parenting style. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
Greeno, E.J., Uretsky, M.C., Lee, B.R., Moore, J.E., Barth, R.P., Shaw, T.V. (2016). Replication of the KEEP Foster and Kinship Parenting Training program for youth with externalizing behaviors. Children and Youth Services Review, 61, 75-82. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.12.003.
Uretsky, M.C., Lee, B.R., Greeno, E.J., & Barth, R.P. (2015). Trajectory of externalizing child behaviors in a KEEP replication. Research on Social Work Practice, 1-8. DOI: 10.1177/1049731515576546
Greeno, E.J., (2014). Back to Basics: An Example Application of a Biopsychosocial assessment. The International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 18(2), 48-59.
Greeno, E.J., Shdaimah, C., Cornelius, L.J. (2014). Meeting the civil legal needs of low-income Marylanders: An evaluation of a Judicare pilot. Journal of Policy Practice 13(2), 65 84.
Greeno, E.J., Murray, K., Rushovich, B. (2013). Using multi-informed fidelity data to determine the impact of a neutral child welfare facilitator for permanency decision teams. Child Welfare, 92(6), 111-130.
Greeno, E.J., Bright, C., & Rozeff, L. (2013). Lessons from the courtroom: Perspectives from child welfare attorneys and supervisors for best practices. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(9), 1618-1624. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.06.015.