EDUCATION

  • Ph.D.     University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN (2015)

Dissertation: Placement Stability for Intercountry Adoptees with Disabilities

  • M.S.W.     School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (2006)
  • B.S.W.      Metropolitan State University, College of Professional Studies, St. Paul,                         MN (2005)

                                                                   ACADEMIC/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

9/15 – Present           Assistant Professor, University of Washington Tacoma, School of                                              Social Work and Criminal Justice, Tacoma, WA

9/13 – 6/15               Adjunct Faculty, University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, St.                                          Paul, MN

9/08 – 6/15               Adjunct Faculty, Metropolitan State University, Social Work Program,                                      St. Paul, MN

 

COURSES TAUGHT 

University of Washington Tacoma, School of Social Work, MSW   

  • TSOCW 502 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
  • TSOCW 503 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
  • TSOCW 532 Advanced Integrative Practice I
  • TSOCW 533 Advanced Integrative Practice II
  • TSOCW 553 Critical Frameworks for Disability Policy and Practice
  • TSOCW 590 Independent Study

University of Washington Tacoma, School of Social Work, BASW            

  • TSOCWF 404 Diversity and Social Justice

University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN, MSW

  • SW5051 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • SW5905 Permanency in Child Welfare
  • SW8030 Field
  • SW8363 Advanced Practice in Child Welfare (Teaching Assistant)
  • SW8807 International Social Work (Teaching Assistant)

Metropolitan State University, Social Work, St. Paul, MN, BSW

  • SOWK 341 Comparative Racial and Ethnic Analysis 1
  • SOWK 342 Comparative Racial and Ethnic Analysis 2

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Sellmaier, C. & Kim, J.R. (Accepted February 26, 2020). Classroom and field accommodation experiences of social work students with disabilities. Social Work Education.

Kim, J.R., & Tucker, A. (2020). The Inclusive Family Support Model: A conceptual framework for working with families post adoption finalization.  Child and Family Social Work, 25(1), 173-181. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12675

Wu, C.S., Lee, S.Y., Zhou, X., Kim, J.R., Lee, H.W., & Lee, R.M. (Accepted Nov. 15, 2019). Hidden among the hidden: Transracially adopted Korean American adults raisingmultiracial children. Developmental Psychology.

Zhou, X., Kim, J.R., Lee, H.W., & Lee, R.M. (Accepted Nov. 11, 2019). Adoptees as parents: How Korean American Adoptees talk about ethnicity, race and adoption. Family Relations.

Kim, J.R., Piescher, K.A., LaLiberte, T.L. (2019). Adoption disruption and dissolution in private, out-of-home care. Adoption Quarterly. Published online Sept. 21, 2019.

Kim, J.R. & Sellmaier, C. (2019). Making disability visible in social work education. Journal of Social Work Education. Accepted 17 Dec 2018, Published online: 13 Sep 2019. DOI.org/10.1080/10437797.2019.1661899

Kim, J.R., Myers, K., McKee, K. & Raleigh, E. (2019). Conceptualizing an Adoption Pedagogy: Expanding Beyond “Teaching Adoption.” Adoption & Culture, 7(1), 1-5. DOI:10.26818/adoptionculture.7.1.0001

Semanchin Jones, A., Kim, J.R., Hill, K. & Diebel, J. (2018). Voluntary placements in child welfare: A comparative analysis of state statutes. Children and Youth Services Review, 88, 387-394. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.03.038

Koh, B.D., Kim, J.R., & McRoy, R. (2017). Exploring adoption-specific curricula in undergraduate and Graduate degree programs. Adoption Quarterly, 20(3), 252-265. doi.org/10.1080/10926755.2017.1349698

Kim, J.R. (2017). “You can’t run into a burning building without getting burned yourself”: An ecological systems perspective of parents choosing out-of-home care for an intercountry adopted child. Families in Society, 98(3), 169-177. doi.org/10.1606/1044-3894.2017.98.28

Kim, J.R. (2016). Book Review: How Chinese are you? Adopted Chinese youth and their families negotiate identity and culture. Affilia, 31(3), 390-390, doi:10.1177/0886109915624946

Kimball, E. & Kim, J.R. (2013).  Virtual boundaries: Ethical considerations for use of social media in social work. Social Work, swt005. DOI:10.1093/sw/swt005.

Kim, J.R. (2012).  Some children see him: A transracial adoptee’s view of color-blind Christianity. Journal of Christian Legal Thought, 2(1).

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Koh, B.D., Kim, J.R., & McRoy, R. (in press, expected spring 2020). Adoption-specific curricula in Higher Ed. In Wrobel, G., Helder, E. & Marr, E. (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Adoption. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Kimball, E. & Kim, J.R. (2019). Virtual boundaries: Ethical considerations for use of social media in social work. In Bent-Goodley, T.B., Williams, J.H., Teasley, M.L., & Gorin, (Eds.), Grand Challenges for Society: Evidence-Based Social Work Practice. Washington, D.C.: NASW Press, 314-317. Available at http://www.naswpress.org/publications/Profession/grand-challenges-society.html

Kim, O.M., Kim, J.R. & Tarnowski, R. (2017). Intercountry Adoption. In Dolan, P. & Frost, N. (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Kim, J.R. & Hall, B. (2016). Transracial and intercountry adoptions: School issues. In Fong, & McRoy, R. (Eds.) Transracial and intercountry adoptions: Cultural guidance for professionals and educators. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Kim, J.R. (2016). The good kind of immigrants. In Shin, S.Y. (Ed.) A good time for the truth: Race in Minnesota. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Kim, J.R.  (2013). Cooking Lessons. In Chi, S. & Moberg Robinson, E. (Eds.) Voices of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience. New York: Greenwood Press.

 Kim, J.R.  (2012). Breaking the silence: Teaching my children how to talk about race and  racism. In Ost-Vollmers, K. and Rebholtz, A. (Eds.) Adoptees as Parents. CQT Media &    Publishing.

Kim, J.R. (2010). “Forward” and “Introduction.” In Dalros, K. and Coughlin, H.H. (Eds.) HERE: A Visual History of Korean Adoptees Living in Minnesota.

Kim, J.R. (2008). Waiting for God: Korean American Adoptee experiences of religion and spirituality. In David Yoo and Ruth Chung (Eds.) Religion and Spirituality in Korean America. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Kim, J.R. (2006). Scattered seeds: The Christian influence on the Korean adoption     phenomenon. In Jane Jeong Trenka, Sun Yung Shin and Chinyere Oparah (Eds.)             Outsider’s within: Writing on Transracial Adoption. Cambridge, MA: South End Press

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS/REPORTS

Kim, J.R. (2020).  Impact of new technologies on family finding. CW360: [Permanency title here]. (Spring, 2020). University of Minnesota School of Social Work.

 Kim, J.R. (2019). United State of America: The experiences of intercountry adoptive parents opting for out-of-home care for their child. International Reference Center for the Rights of Children Deprived of their Family – ISS Monthly Review No. 237, December 2019, 10-11.

Garcia-Rosales, K., Day, A., Kim, J.R., Vanderwill, L., Lindley, J. & Hanlon, R. (2019). The state of foster parent recruitment and retention in the state of Mississippi.  National Council for Adoption.

Garcia-Rosales, K., Day, A., Kim, J.R., Vanderwill, L., Lindley, J. & Hanlon, R. (2019). The state of foster parent recruitment and retention in the state of Missouri.  National Council for Adoption.

McGinnis, H.A., Baden, A.L., Kim, A.Y. & Kim, J.R. (2019). Generational shifts: Adult adoptee scholars’ perspective on future research and practice. Rudd Adoption Research Program Publication Series: The Future of Adoption. University of MassachusettsAmherst. Available at https://www.umass.edu/ruddchair/sites/default/files/rudd.mcginnis.pdf

Disability Competent-Care Curriculum Workgroup in collaboration with the CSWE  Council on Disability and Persons with Disabilities and the Center for Diversity and Economic Justice (2019). Curricular Resource on Issues of Disability and Disability-Competent Care: Diversity and Justice Supplement. Available at https://cswe.org/Centers-Initiatives/Centers/Center-for-Diversity/Curricular-Resource-on-Issues-of-Disability-and-Di.aspx

Kim, J.R. (2018). The personal is political: Racial identity and racial justice in transracialadoption. Adoptalk, Issue 3. Available at https://www.nacac.org/resource/the-personal-is-political-racial-identity-and-racial-justice-in-transracial-adoption/

 Kim, J.R. (2018). Searching for a sense of belonging in SIFF film, “The Return.” International Examiner (May 30, 2018). Available at https://iexaminer.org/searching-for-a-sense-of-belonging-in-siff-film-the-return

Kim, J.R. (2014). Social work bibliography. Adoption & Culture, 4, 149-158. 

Kim, J.R. (2014). Internationally adopted children with disabilities in out of home care:   Emerging research on adoptive parent perspectives. The Roundtable, 27(2). Available at https://spaulding.org/wp-content/themes/twentyfifteen-child-sfc/archive%20pdf/V27N2-2014.pdf

 Kim, J.R. (2013). An overview of adoption for children with disabilities. CW360: The Intersection of child welfare and disability: Focus on children (Spring, 2013). University of Minnesota School of Social Work. Available at https://cascw.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Spring2013_360_web-FINAL.pdf

Kim, J.R. (2013). Fearing the adult adoptee. Adoption Constellation Magazine, Fall, 2013.

Kim, J.R. (2013). Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain: Learning how to be a critical consumer of adoption research. Gazillion Voices, 1(4).

Kim, J.R., Piescher, K., Stump, T., Helt, J., & LaLiberte, T. L. (2011). Comprehensive family  assessment fidelity. Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

Kim, J.R., Piescher, K., & LaLiberte, T. L. (2010). Comprehensive family assessment formative evaluation: Findings, implications and recommendations. Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

TRAINING CURRICULUM MATERIALS (DEVELOPED)

Kim, J.R. (2019). Adult Adoptees.  Seven-hour training curriculum for Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate training program. Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN.

 Kim, J.R. (2016). Topics in adoption: Placement discontinuity. University of Vermont School of Social Work, Burlington, VT.

Kim, J.R. (2015). Adoption and permanency: An introduction. Webinar. Available at http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/adoption-and-permanency-three-part-series/ 

Kim, J.R. (2015). Adoption and permanency: Loss, grief and trauma. Webinar, available at http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/adoption-and-permanency-three-part-series/ 

Kim, J.R. (2015). Adoption and permanency: Identity, openness and cultural considerations. Webinar, available at http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/adoption-and-permanency-three-part-series/

Kim, J.R. (2012). Introduction to child welfare history, policy and process. Self-guided training curriculum for Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate training program. St. Paul, MN.

Kim, J.R. (2012). Permanency and adoption through the lens of the relational worldview. Seven-hour training curriculum for Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate training program. St. Paul, MN.

 

 

You can also find my work at my University of Washington Tacoma page.