Experts in the Field of Child Abuse and Family Violence
David J. Hansen is director of the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His primary research area is child maltreatment, which includes sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect and witnessing domestic violence. Another area of expertise is social skills assessment and intervention with children and adolescents. He is co-director of the Family Interaction Skills Clinic and Director of Project SAFE, a clinical treatment program for sexually abused children and their families.
David DiLillo received a Ph.D in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University in 1997. His primary research interests are in the area of family violence, including child maltreatment and marital and couple violence. He has particular interest in long-term functioning of adult survivors of childhood trauma and understanding revictimization that occurs during childhood or adolescence and again in adulthood. Recent projects in his research group have focused on marital adjustment of childhood maltreatment survivors, psychosocial mediators of revictimization, emotional influences on intimate partner violence perpetration and development of a web-based measure of child maltreatment. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Kimberly Tyler, a sociologist who holds a Ph.D from Iowa State University, specializes in child abuse and neglect, victimization, mental health, HIV risk behaviors, homeless and high-risk youth, dating violence and substance abuse.