Amy McKlindon works in the child welfare program area at Child Trends and is experienced in program evaluation, including both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Amy focuses on designing and implementing qualitative data collection and analysis strategies to evaluate system-level improvements. Her primary focus is on systems serving transition-age foster youth, and her past research includes program evaluations of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids and Family Finding. She has also conducted research on father involvement and child support.
Amy’s quantitative work includes development and analysis of program fidelity measures. In terms of qualitative work, she has extensive experience facilitating semi-structured interviews and focus groups. A licensed master of social work, Amy has nine years of experience working on child welfare and vulnerable adult issues, including system reform, policy development, advocacy, and direct practice.