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Clinical Faculty, Assistant Director of Field Education
525 Patterson Office Tower

Areas of Expertise

  • Child Welfare Practice
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Supervision in Social Work

Highlighted Publications

  • Pope, N.D., Ratliff, S.H., Moody, S., Benner, K., & Miller, J. (2022). Peer support for new foster parents: A case study of the Kentucky foster parent mentoring program. Child and Youth Services Review, 133.
  • Ratliff, S. H., Englehardt, E., Pope, N. D., & Gibson, A. (2021, April). Lexington home & neighborhood preferences survey. [Research Report].
  • Englehardt, E., Ratliff, S. H., Pope, N. D., & Gibson, A. (2021, April). Focus group research report: Lexington home preferences project. [Research Report].
  • Sanford, R.L., Ratliff, S.H., & Staton-Tindall, M. (2017). Working with parents who use alcohol and drugs.
  • L. Dixon, D. Perkins, L. Craig & C. Hamilton-Giachritsis (Eds.), What works in child protection: An evidenced-based approach to assessment and intervention in child protection. Wiley-Blackwell.

Current Projects

  • Virtual Supervision Approaches in Child Welfare Credit for Learning

Alma Mater

  • University of Kentucky – Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Master of Social Work, PhD (in progress)

Get to Know Stephanie

Stephanie is a first-generation college graduate. She is also a proud wife and dedicated mother of three children. When she’s not watching her kids play baseball or perform ballet, she likes to hang out with her dog, read (she’s been a member of the same book club since 1995), zen tangle, and travel.