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Jamie L. Cage, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Email: jlcage@vcu.edu

Phone: (804) 828-5963

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
M.S., University of Rochester
B.A., University of Rochester

Jamie Cage, Ph.D.  joined the faculty at the VCU School of Social Work as an assistant professor in August of 2017. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University. The overarching goal of her research is to contribute to the optimal development and overall well-being of maltreated youth involved with the child welfare system by developing studies that influence child welfare policy and practice. She is also interested in understanding the risk and protective factors of psychosocial development for maltreated youth, with the ultimate purpose of creating and implementing interventions that will foster optimal development and empower child welfare involved youth to reach their aspirations and full potential.

Selected publications

Cage, J., Corley, N.A., Harris, L.A. (2018). The educational attainment of maltreated youth involved with the child welfare system: Exploring the intersection of race and gender. Children and Youth Services Review, 88, 550-557. doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.04.006

Cage, J. (2018). Educational attainment for youth who were maltreated in adolescents: Investigating the influence of maltreatment type and foster care placement. Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, 234. Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, 234-244. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.02.008

Yoon, S., Barhart, S., & Cage, J. (2018). The effects of recurrent physical abuse on the co-development of behavior problems and posttraumatic stress symptoms among child welfare-involved youth. Child Abuse & Neglect, 81, 29-38. doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.04.015

Kobulsky, J., Cage, J., & Celeste, G. (2018). The perceived effects of volunteer use by public child welfare agencies. Children and Youth Services Review, 89, 27-33. doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.04.015

Holmes, M. R., Yoon, S., Berg, K. A., Cage, J., & Perzynski, A. T. (2018). Promoting the development of resilient academic functioning in maltreated children. Child Abuse & Neglect, 7592-103. DOI:10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.07.018

Font, S. A., & Cage, J. (2018). Dimensions of physical punishment and their associations with children's cognitive performance and school adjustment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 75, 29-40. DOI:10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.06.008

Riley-Behringer, M., & Cage, J., (2014). Barriers experienced by prospective foster and adoptive parents during the licensure and home study process. The Journal of Public Child Welfare, 8(2) 211-238. DOI: 10.1080/15548732.2014.893223.

Project reports

Groza, V., Riley-Behringer, M., Cage, J., & Lodge, K. (2012-2013). Final Report-Year 5. Partners for Forever Families. A public-private, University initiative and Neighborhood-Based Approach. Funded by the Adoption Opportunities, Diligent Recruitment, to Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services. Unpublished report, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

Groza, V., Riley-Behringer, M., Cage, J., & Lodge, K, (2011-2012). Annual Report- Year 4. Partners for Forever Families. A public-private, University initiative and Neighborhood-Based Approach. Funded by the Adoption Opportunities, Diligent Recruitment, to Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services. Unpublished report, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.