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Joan Duncan
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Clark University, 1977
Graduate, Yale University Postdoctoral Program, 1978

Recent Publications and Consultation Reports

Duncan, J. & Talreja, P. (2012). Taking stock of OVC Programming: Mozambique, Malawi, and Tanzania. Final Report prepared for Save the Children, Africa Area Office.

Duncan, J. & Talreja, P. (2012). SMARTS Early childhood enrichment: Reflections of Parents. A qualitative assessment of parent appraisals of the impact of the SMARTS initiative on educational readiness. Final Report prepared for REACH Prep, Stamford, CT.

Duncan, J. & Azar, N. (2011, August). Endline Observations: Tools and Methodology of the Essential Package. Final Report prepared for Save the Children (Washington, D.C.) and CARE International (Atlanta, GA)

Duncan, J. & Azar, N. (2011, May). Mid-term observations: Tools of the Essential Package. Final Report prepared for Save the Children (Washington, D.C.) and CARE International (Atlanta, GA)

Duncan, J. & Azar, N. (2011). Activism and self-actualization: A qualitative inquiry. Final Report prepared for the Democratic Participation Unit at the Ford Foundation, NY, NY.

Duncan, J., Kramer, I., & Parker-Duncan, L. (2009). A Community-based assessment of educational and social concerns, Chepsaita, Kenya. Final Report prepared for United with Kenya, NY, NY.

Williamson, J. & Duncan, J. (2006). Review of social work capacity for children and families after the tsunami. Report prepared for UNICEF, Thailand.

Duncan, J. & Hadley, E. (2005). Child protection in post-tsunami Thailand: A skills-based approach. Final Report on training sponsored by UNICEF, Thailand, Thammasat University, and Khon Kaen University

Duncan, J. & Arntson, L. (2004). Children in crisis: Good practices in evaluating psychosocial programming. Westport CT: Save the Children Federation, Inc.

Duncan, J., Coe, K., Jachimowicz, T., Lucanic, R., Mack-Williams, Y., Olson, L., Sadlon, L., & Semchuk, S. (2003). Fox Run Survey 2003: Final Report. (Chair) Final report on survey of Fox Run parents.

Williams, E. E., Duncan, J., Phiri, S., & Chilongozi, D. (2000). A Retrospective Assessment of the C.O.P.E. I Program in Namwera, Malawi. New York: Population Council.

Recent Major Presentations

Duncan, J. & Azar, N. (2012). Addressing the needs of vulnerable children: Mozambique and Zambia. The positive psychosocial impact of the Essential Package methodology on caregivers and vulnerable children. Presented at the departmental colloquium of the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, LIU, Brooklyn, NY.

Duncan, J. & Azar, N. (2012). Faces of the Essential Package. Addressing the needs of young vulnerable children and their caregivers affected by HIV and AIDS. Presented at the Launch of the Essential Package (Version 1) conference. Sponsored by Save the Children & CARE International, Brookings Institution, Center for Universal Education, Washington, D.C.

Duncan, J., Azar, N., and Kramer, I. (2010, October). Global Citizenship: The interface between academia and humanitarian assistance. Presented at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors, LIU, Brooklyn, NY.

Duncan, J. & Kramer, I. (2009, September). Challenges in evaluating community-based educational initiatives. Presented at the departmental research meeting of the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, LIU, Brooklyn, NY.

Duncan, J. (December, 2005). Considerations in evaluating cross-cultural psychosocial programs: Realism, resources, and respect. Satellite Session: Psychosocial support for children and families affected by AIDS. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa (ICASA). Abuja, Nigeria.

Duncan, J. (September, 2005). Cross-cultural humanitarian assistance: Lessons from the field. Paper Presented at the Long Island University colloquium of the doctoral program in clinical Psychology. Brooklyn, NY.

Duncan, J. (July, 2005). Community-based options for protection and empowerment. Paper presented at the Child protection in Tsunami affected communities: Guiding principles and best practices conference. Sponsored by Department of Social Development and Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Thammasat University, Khon Kaen University and UNICEF, Thailand. Khao Lak, Thailand.

Duncan, J. (July, 2005). Psychosocial impact of separation and loss from a developmental perspective. Paper presented at the Child protection in Tsunami affected communities: Guiding principles and best practices conference. Sponsored by Department of Social Development and Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Thammasat University, Khon Kaen University and UNICEF, Thailand. Khao Lak, Thailand.

Duncan, J. (April, 2005). Lessons Learned: The development of a manual for evaluating psychosocial programs. Presentation at the working meeting on evaluation and measurement issues for psychosocial initiatives focusing on HIV/AIDS-affected communities. Sponsored by the Bernard van Leer Foundation. Cape Town, South Africa.

Recent Major Community and Education Organizations

Founder: T.I.G.E.R award. Teachers Initiative Grant for Educational Resourcefulness. Fox Run Elementary School, Norwalk, CT (2003-current). Small grant to classroom teachers showing educational innovation.

Trustee: REACH Prep, Stamford CT (2007-current). Board of Trustees. Academic program to prepare African American & Latino children from low & moderate income families for admission into independent schools in CT & NY.

Trustee: St. Luke's School, New Canaan, CT (2005-2010). Board of Trustees. Member of permanent Multicultural Affairs Committee.

Trustee: YMCA, Norwalk, CT (2004-2007). Board of Trustees. Advisement on program initiatives.

 

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