Lora Cuckler is the Office Manager for the Center on Trauma and Children, providing important administrative support functions for many of the center's programs and initiatives. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management.
Jennifer Cole is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky with appointments in the College of Social Work in the Center on Trauma and Children and in the College of Medicine in the Department of Behavioral Science. Her research interests are in the areas of victimization, substance use, and in particular the intersection of victimization and substance use among youth and young adults. Dr.
Dr. Katz is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She completed residencies and is board certified in four specialties--Pediatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her longstanding interest in intensive psychotherapy led her to complete training as a psychoanalyst, and she has an active clinical practice focusing on long-term psychotherapeutic work with adults and children. Dr.
Lynn M. Squicciarini, MSW, LCSW is a Doctoral Fellow with CTAC and a doctoral student in the College of Social Work. Ms. Squicciarini received her Masters of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in 2002 with a specialization in Infant Mental Health. She has over13 years experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults in the community as well as in agency settings. She was previously a clinical director of an adult crisis psychiatric clinic and works with children with behavioral difficulties including Autism.
Adrienne Whitt-Woosley, MSW, LCSW is the Associate Director of the Center on Trauma and Children and a clinical social worker. Ms. Whitt-Woosley has worked with the children and families of Kentucky for 10 years, and has focused her clinical and research efforts on understanding the importance of attachment relationships and the impact of traumatic events.
Carlton Craig, Ph.D., is a faculty associate of the Center on Trauma and Children. Dr. Craig is an Associate Professor in the College of Social Work. He has served as a Co-PI on a research project that, in collaboration with the Kentucky Refugee Ministries.
Dr. Kaak is a Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Social Work at the University of Kentucky, where he has worked since 1972. He is currently an Associate Director of the University's Center on Trauma and Children, and primarily assists in evaluating families, referred by the Courts and Cabinet for Families and Children, with open, substantiated cases of abuse or neglect.
Ginny Sprang, Ph.D., is a Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Sprang served as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health during her sabbatical. Dr.