- The intersection between mental health and juvenile delinquency
- African American adolescent males
- Health disparities
- Research Methods
- Human Behavior and the Social Environment
- Social Work in a Multicultural Society
A Strategy for Promoting the Mental Health of and Decreasing the Negative Trajectories for Juvenile Offenders (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - New Connections), Principal Investigator
Seven years of experience providing direct services to children, adolescents, and families in need of mental health services; additional experience in social work training and administration.
Selected Recent Publications
McCoy, H. (2011). A path analysis of factors influencing racial differences on the MAYSI-2. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 50(3), 119-141. doi 10.1080/10509674.2011.560549
McCoy, H. (2010). Using cognitive interviewing to explore causes for racial differences on the MAYSI-2. Crime and Delinquency. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0011128710388922
Gattis, M. N., Morrow-Howell, N., McCrary, S., Lee, M. Y., Jonson-Reid, M., McCoy, H., et al. (2010). Examining the effects of New York Experience Corps Program on Young Readers. Reading Research Literacy Research and Instruction, 49(4), 299-314.
Scott, Jr., L.D., McCoy, H., Munson, M. R., Snowden, L. R., McMillen, J. C. (accepted). Cultural mistrust of mental health professionals among Black males transitioning from foster care. Journal of Child and Family Studies.Advance online publication. doi 10.1007/s10826-010-9434-z
McCoy, H., McMillen, J. C. & Spitznagel, E. L. (2008). Older youth leaving the foster care system: Who, what, when, where, and why?. Children and Youth Services Review,30(7), 735-745.
Duncan, G. & McCoy, H. (2007). Black adolescent identity and respectability, The Negro Educational Review, 58(1-2), 35-48.
McCoy, H. & McKay, C. (2006). Preparing social workers to identify and integrate culturally affirming bibliotherapy into treatment. Social Work Education, 25(7), 680-693.
Affiliations, Associations & Consultations
Council on Social Work Education
Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network
Illinois Association for Criminal Justice
Society for Social and Work Research
Illinois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Illinois, School Social Worker Type 73
- American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
- International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
- Crime and Delinquency
- Journal of African American Studies
- Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
- Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
- Journal of Youth and Adolescence
- School Social Work Journal
Center for Disease Control