Anna Wasim, LMSW, Research Coordinator

AnnaWasim

“I really enjoy how our team approaches complex topics with a spirit of creative problem-solving and critical thinking. It’s a privilege to join a team that is committed to quality, applied research that serves our communities.”

Anna is a Research Coordinator with the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing. Her scholarship focuses on emerging practice models that enhance the safety and wellbeing of families using trauma-informed approaches. She is also interested in the role of domestic violence in service engagement. Anna is the evaluation coordinator for the Texas Permanency Outcomes Project which examines a new practice model for child welfare workers to engage birth and foster families in building network of support for foster children.

Prior to joining TXICFW, Anna supported several research projects focused on interpersonal violence and sexual assault, including managing a pilot study examining the use of video evidence in family violence cases. Her direct practice experience includes working with survivors of abuse in legal and community settings; youth experiencing poverty; immigrant and refugees; and community engagement for language and literacy access. She’s served on several community groups on issues pertaining to family violence and sexual assault.

Anna is passionate about research that is responsive to the needs of the field and creates change where it is needed most.

annawasim@austin.utexas.edu