David S. Crampton is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University. His research interests focus on the evaluation of family centered and community-based child welfare practices, with the ultimate goal of protecting vulnerable children through the engagement of families, communities and social service providers. Member of a national team evaluating the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Family to Family Initiative.
Impact Study and Strategic Considerations
2011 – 2012
Implementation Analysis and Evaluation of Team Decision‐making and the Family to Family Initiative
Anne E. Casey Foundation
2006 – 2010
Crampton, D., & Riley-Behringer, M. (2012). "What works in family support services?" In P. Curtis, P. & G. Alexander, (Eds). What Works in Child Welfare? (pp. 81-92 ). Washington, DC:Child Welfare League of America.
Crampton, D. S. (2011). "Family group decision making." In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 930-936). New York, NY: Springer.
Crampton, D. S., & Coulton, C. J. (2011). "The benefits of life table analysis for describing disproportionality." In D. Green, K. Belanger, R. McRoy, & L. Bullard (Eds.) Challenging racial disproportionality in child welfare: Research, policy and practice (pp. 45–52). Arlington, VA: CWLA Press.
Crampton, D. S., Usher, C., Wildfire, J., Webster, D., & Cuccaro-Alamin, S. (2011). Does community and family engagement enhance permanency for children in foster care? Findings from an evaluation of the family to family initiative. Child Welfare, 90(4), 61-77.
Crea, T. M., & Crampton, D. S. (2011). The context of program implementation and evaluation: A pilot study of interorganizational differences to improve child welfare reform efforts. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 2273-2281.
Crea, T. M., Crampton, D. S., Knight, N., & Paine-Wells, L. (2011). Organizational factors and the implementation of family to family: Contextual elements of systems reform. Child Welfare, 90(2), 143–161.
Pennell, J., & Crampton, D. S. (2011). "Parents and child maltreatment: Integrating strategies." In J. W. White, M. P. Koss, & A. E. Kazdin (Eds.), Violence against women and children: Consensus, critical analyses, and emergent priorities (Vol. 2 Navigating solutions, pp.27–45). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Crampton, D., & Rideout, P. (2010). "Restorative justice and child welfare: Engaging families and communities in the care and protection of children." In E. Beck, N. Kropf, & P. Leonard (Eds.), Social Work and Restorative Justice: Skills for Dialogue, Peacemaking, and Reconciliation (pp.175–194). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Wildfire, J., Rideout, P., & Crampton, D. (2010). Transforming child welfare, One Team Decisionmaking meeting at a time. Protecting Children, 25(2), 40–50.
Crampton, D., & Pennell, J. (2009). "Family-involvement meetings with older children in foster care: Intuitive appeal, promising practices and the challenge of child welfare reform." In B. Kerman, M. Freundlich, & A. N. Maluccio (Eds.), Achieving permanence for older children and youth in foster care (pp. 266–290). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Piccola, T. D., & Crampton, D. (2009). Differences in foster care utilization among non-urban counties. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 3, 235–253.
Shlonsky, A., Schumaker, K., Cook, C., Crampton, D., Saini, M., Backe-Hansen, E. & Kowalski, K. (2009). Family Group Decision Making for children at risk of abuse and neglect [Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 3 (Art. No.: CD007984).
- Children, Youth, and Families (co-chair)
- Community Practice for Social Change
- Masters of Nonprofit Organizations
In the News
David Crampton discusses Team Decision Making in new article
November 01, 2021
SSWR 2021 Virtual Conference: Award Winner & Presentations
January 19, 2021
Faculty Publications in Late Spring 2019
October 21, 2019
Mandel School in the Media: March 2019
March 29, 2019
Mandel School’s David S. Crampton Appointed to DCFS Advisory Board
by Mandel School on March 19, 2019
October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. See How the Mandel School Is Approaching the Topic
by Mandel School on October 22, 2018
David Crampton is Talking About Research: A Realist Review of Family Group Decision Making
by Mandel School Calendar on January 16, 2018
New Report on Cuyahoga Partnering for Family Success Process Evaluation
by Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development on July 27, 2017
Poverty Center at the 2017 Society for Social Work and Research Conference
by Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development on January 9, 2017