Faith Johnson Bonecutter, Clinical Associate Professor
Co-Principal Investigator, Kinship Care Practice Project

MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago - 1982.
e-mail: faithjb@uic.edu
phone: 312.996.2204
fax: 312.996.2770

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Faith Johnson Bonecutter, MSW, LCSW, is Clinical Associate Professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, where she teaches courses in social work practice and currently directs the BSW program. She has more than 15 years' experience providing training, consultation, and technical assistance to schools, mental health agencies, public and private social service agencies related to services to low income and minority children and families. Professor Bonecutter was training director for a three-year research and demonstration project on permanency planning for children in kinship care and has been co-principal investigator of the Kinship Care Practice project of the Jane Addams College of Social Work since 1995. She is the primary author of Achieving Permanency for Children in Kinship Foster Care: A Training Manual and is co-author of several articles on kinship foster care.

James P. Gleeson, Associate Professor
Principal Investigator, Kinship Care Practice Project

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago - 1984.
e-mail: jimglee@uic.edu
phone: 312.996.0042
fax: 312.996.2770

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James P. Gleeson (Jim) is Associate Professor and Principal Investigator of the Kinship Care Practice Project at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gleeson has been principal investigator for several federal and state funded child welfare research, curriculum development, and training projects. His research and publications focus on kinship care policy and practice, child welfare training, and evaluation of child welfare programs and practice.

Sally Mason, Clinical Assistant Professor
Co-Investigator, Kinship Care Practice Project

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago - 1995.
e-mail: smason@psych.uic.edu
phone: 312.413.1870
fax: 312.413.1036

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Sally Mason received her MSW from Loyola University of Chicago in 1990 and her Ph.D. from the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois in 1995. She is the evaluator with the Kinship Care Project. As a faculty member at the Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she is Director of Social Work Training and conducts clinical research. Her areas of interest include HIV-affected families--planning for the children's future and family coping with HIV--as well as families involved with the child welfare system, especially relative caregivers.