Victor Groza

Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies

PhD, University of Oklahoma
MSW, University of Oklahoma
BA, University of Tulsa


Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Room 310
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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Victor Groza is the Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. He is a licensed social worker and has a doctorate in Sociology. His research in child welfare focuses on three areas: (1) an examination of the trauma from institutional care of children, ways to improve the care of children who must reside in institutions, and the short- and long-term impacts on child and family development from early trauma; (2) family, children and service system issues in domestic, older-child adoption and international adoption, all who bring to their family a trauma history; and (3) child welfare workforce issues including managing secondary trauma. Since 1991 he has been involved in various child welfare technical assistance, research and training projects in Romania, India, Ukraine, Guatemala & Ethiopia. His research, training and technical assistance has been use to change public policy, develop social services and improve the quality of the workforce globally. Dr. Groza holds an honorary doctorate from the West University of Timisoara, Romania.

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 Victor Groza in the News

  • 2018 Capstone Presentations on May 4
    by Mandel School on April 10, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    The 2018 Mandel Leadership Fellows and Child Welfare Fellows Programs invite all students, faculty and staff to their Capstone Presentations on Friday, May 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Mandel School Noble Commons.  Includes refreshments. No RSVP necessary. 2 PD Hours available.  The following graduating students will be presenting: Child Welfare Fellows Presentations: 9:00 a.m. Angelina Hamilton: Trauma Informed Child Welfare 9:15 […]

  • 2018 Donations Request for Guatemala Course
    by Mandel School on January 30, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    The Study Abroad course to Guatemala over Spring Break, led by faculty members Victor Groza and Zoe Breen Wood, accepts and distributes donated items to several charitable organizations in Guatemala — which they and the students personally transport in their luggage. These donations are always greatly appreciated and received quite warmly. Please consider donating any or several of the following list of […]

  • Lunch and Learn Series: Guatemala (1 PD hour)
    by Mandel School on September 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    The Mandel School International Education Program invites you to bring your lunch and learn more about their Guatemala study abroad course on September 19th or 27th. Attendance is only required for one. Hear from Dr. Victor Groza and Dr. Zoe Breen Wood as they host a lunch and learn session on “Guatemala: Land of Eternal Spring.” Each […]