Jennifer A. King, DSW, LISW

Center on Trauma and Adversity
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Assistant Professor
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Dr. King is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of the Center on Trauma and Adversity. She has over a decade of clinical practice experience working directly with traumatized individuals, families, and communities with the goal of addressing the impact of trauma across systems in order to help the traumatized move from surviving to thriving. Her early work with children who experienced chronic, ongoing, complex traumatic stress led to strong interest in the questions clinicians ask, and how they ask them, in order to appropriately plan and carry out services.

Dr. King is the creator of the Cameron Complex Trauma Interview (CCTI), a pictorial-based assessment tool for complex trauma history and sequelae in school-aged children. The CCTI has garnered international attention and is now being utilized both nationally and internationally. In addition, she is an expert in the area of creating and sustaining trauma-informed systems. Dr. King provides leadership over the trauma-informed curriculum at the Mandel School—developing training opportunities and advanced curriculum in the area of trauma-informed practice for Master’s level social work students as well as community practitioners to become better equipped to promote healing and resilience in individuals and communities.

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

SASS 477. Direct Practice Generalist Methods and Skills
SASS 550. Trauma-Informed Practice with Children and Families
SASS 554. Trauma-Informed Practice with Adults
SASS 580. Social Work Practice in Mental Health: Children and Adolescents
SASS 584. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Integrative Seminar

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Complex Trauma
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Trauma-informed screening and assessment
  • Trauma-informed service delivery systems


Doctor of Social Work
University of Pennsylvania
Master of Social Work
The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts
Ohio Wesleyan University

Additional Information


  • Children, Youth, and Families