Jennifer A. King, MSW, DSW, LISW

Assistant Professor


DSW, University of Pennsylvania

MSW, The Ohio State University

BA, Ohio Wesleyan University

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Room 302
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106


Dr. King is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of the Center on Trauma and Adversity. She has over a decade of clinical practice experience working directly with traumatized individuals, families, and communities with the goal of addressing the impact of trauma across systems in order to help the traumatized move from surviving to thriving. Her early work with children who experienced chronic, ongoing, complex traumatic stress led to strong interest in the questions clinicians ask, and how they ask them, in order to appropriately plan and carry out services. Dr. King is the creator of the Cameron Complex Trauma Interview (CCTI), a pictorial-based assessment tool for complex trauma history and sequelae in school-aged children. The CCTI has garnered international attention and is now being utilized both nationally and internationally. In addition, she is an expert in the area of creating and sustaining trauma-informed systems. Dr. King provides leadership over the trauma-informed curriculum at the Mandel School—developing training opportunities and advanced curriculum in the area of trauma-informed practice for Master’s level social work students as well as community practitioners to become better equipped to promote healing and resilience in individuals and communities.

Course List

  • SASS 477 Direct Practice Generalist Methods and Skills
  • SASS 550 Trauma-Informed Practice with Children and Families
  • SASS 554 Trauma-Informed Practice with Adults
  • SASS 580 Social Work Practice in Mental Health: Children and Adolescents
  • SASS 584: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Integrative Seminar

Scholarly Interests

  • Screening and Assessment of Trauma in Children and Adolescents
  • Complex Trauma
  • Trauma-Informed System Development

Jennifer King in the News

  • Trauma Center Launches at the Mandel School
    by Mandel School on April 17, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Due to its widespread impact and long-term effects, trauma has emerged as a significant public health concern throughout the world. It is now the focus of a new training and research center at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the top-ranked school of social work at Case Western Reserve University. […]

  • First Do No Harm: A Framework for Trauma Informed Social Work Education on March 20
    by Mandel School on March 4, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Don’t miss the opportunity to see Jennifer King, MSW, DSW, LISW, and Amy Korsch-Williams, MSSA, CNM, LISW-S, present their 2017 CSWE APM presentation, “First Do No Harm: A Framework for Trauma Informed Social Work Education” on Tuesday, March 20, at 12:50 – 1:50 p.m. at Mandel Center Room 108 or via livestream at Lunch will […]

  • 2018 Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare at CWRU on March 9
    by Mandel School on March 4, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    The Mandel School and Case Western Reserve University are thrilled to host the 2018 Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare (CCCOSW) on Friday March 9, along with co-hosts Cleveland State University and NASW Ohio. The largest social work conference in the region, CCCOSW is an opportunity for social workers to enhance their role in analyzing, formulating, and advocating for […]