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Megan Feely

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Chapter Member: Connecticut SSN
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About Megan

Feely's research focuses on primary and secondary prevention of child maltreatment. Feely's overarching themes in writings include the role of financial hardship in child neglect, the role of services in maltreatment prevention and implementation science.

Contributions

Practical Steps to Prevent Child Neglect in the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Kerri M. Raissian
  • Lindsey Rose Bullinger

In the News

Megan Feely quoted on single-parent families during the pandemic facing the impossible task of caring for their families during the pandemic without policy and support by Kenneth Best, "As Families Struggle During Pandemic, Children at High Risk for Neglect" UConn Today, April 27, 2020.

Publications

"Harsh Physical Punishment as a Mediator Between Income, Re-reports and Out-of-Home Placement in a Child Protective Services-Involved Population" (with Kristen D.Seay and Alysse M.Loomis). Children and Youth Services Review Volume 103 (2019): 70-78.

Discusses how child welfare-involved families with lower incomes are at higher risk of a subsequent report, but harsh parenting behaviors - a proxy for physical abuse - is not a mediating factor.