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Brad Forenza, MSW, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of child advocacy and policy. His research foci pertain to youth development, primary prevention, and civic engagement. His academic career is accentuated by direct social work practice at youth and family development agencies, program evaluation for clients in the human services, and public policy analysis at the state and federal levels. He teaches courses on aspects of American social welfare.
Dr. Forenza collaborates regularly with students, and is delighted to be on the faculty at Montclair State.
- 9:00 am - 11:00 am
- 9:00 am - 11:00 am
- 11-30-17: Jaime Kaiser (MSU grad) pitches client deliverable to Dr. Forenza's Professional Seminar in Social Work
- 11-12-16: CHAD Club Ellis Island Trip
- 10-19-16: Members of Dr. Forenza's Social Welfare Policy class attend presidential debate viewing
- 04-04-16: CHAD Club United Nations Immersion
- 02-11-16: Renee Koubiadis (NASW) visits Dr. Forenza's class
- 11-04-15: Star Ledger profile of Dr. Forenza's Public Child Welfare class
- 08-15-15: Interview with Dr. Forenza regarding attack on child welfare worker
- 05-14-15: CHAD Club Trenton Immersion
- 12-06-14: Star Ledger editorial (written by Dr. Forenza on behalf of McCormick Center)
Co-authorships with MSU Students (representative list, as of 12-06-17)
Forenza, B., Bermea, A., & Rogers, B. (online, ahead of print). Ideals and reality: Perceptions of healthy and unhealthy relationships among foster youth. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.
Forenza, B. & Eckert, C. (online, ahead of print). Social worker identity: A profession in context. Social Work.
Forenza, B., Rogers, B., & Lardier, D. T. (2017). What facilitates and supports political activism by, and for, undocumented students?. The Urban Review, 1-20.
Forenza, B., & Mendonca, C. (2017). Dream big: Exploring empowering processes of DREAM Act advocacy in a focal state. Journal of Latinos and Education, 16(4), 290-300.
Forenza, B. & Bermea, A. (2017). An exploratory analysis of unhealthy and abusive relationships for adults with serious mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 53(6), 679-687.
Forenza, B. & Lardier, D. (2017). Sense of community through supportive housing among foster care alumni. Child Welfare, 95(2), 89-113.
Forenza, B. & Lardier, D. (2017). Sense of community through supportive housing among formerly homeless individuals with serious mental illness. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 26(1), 33-41.
Forenza, B. & Happonen, R.G. (2016). A critical analysis of foster youth advisory boards in the United States. Child and Youth Care Forum, 45(1), 107-121.
PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS, INVITED TALKS, AND PROJECT-BASED REPORTS:
Forenza, B., Mendonca, C., Vandross, I., & Quintana, J. (2017). Voices of New Jersey’s DREAM movement. Report prepared for the New Jersey Legislative Latino Caucus. Trenton, N.J.
Forenza, B., Rogers, B., & Vandross, I. (2017). Civic engagement among young people aging out of foster care. Talk prepared for the Bergen County Department of Human Services. Hackensack, N.J.
Forenza, B., Lardier, D., & Bolen, K. (2016). Sense of community among residents of supportive housing. Report prepared for the New Jersey Community Development Corporation. Paterson, N.J.
Forenza, B. & Mendonca, C. (2016). Exploring empowering processes of DREAM Act advocacy in a focal state. Presentation prepared for the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Seattle, W.A.
Forenza, B. & Happonen, R. (2015). Foster youth advisory boards in the United States. Presentation prepared for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Washington, D.C.