- Intimate Partner Violence Victimization
- Child Welfare
- Substance Use
- Women’s Issues
- Macro Practice
Stephanie Haynes Ratliff, MSW, CSW, received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (1995) and her Master of Social Work degree (1997) from the University of Kentucky. She joined the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Social Work as adjunct faculty in 2001, providing instruction to undergraduate social work students in the area of macro level practice. Stephanie returned to the college in 2012 as Clinical Faculty and Director of the Credit for Learning Program.
In her current role Stephanie directs the Credit for Learning Program, a Federal Title IV – E Child Welfare Program, involving collaboration with multiple child welfare agency partners and universities. The program is designed to facilitate child safety, permanency, and well-being by enhancing professional expertise of child welfare personnel through graduate social work education.
Prior to coming to the UK College of Social Work Stephanie spent 17 years as a social worker, serving individuals and families affected by poverty, domestic violence, substance use, and mental health problems. Most recently Stephanie worked as Program Coordinator for the UK Targeted Assessment Program at the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research where she managed and supervised human service professionals who provided holistic assessment and long term services to families involved with the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services. Stephanie has also worked for the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, the Fayette County Attorney’s Office, and the Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. She has been a faculty member of the Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies and presents at the state and national level on the topics of domestic violence victimization and substance abuse.