Alan Dettlaff is Assistant Professor in the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Dettlaff practised for several years in public child welfare as a practitioner and administrator, where he specialized in investigations of child maltreatment. Dr. Dettlaff’s research interests focus on improving outcomes for children of colour in the child welfare system through the elimination of racial disparities. Dr. Dettlaff is also Principal Investigator of the Jane Addams Child Welfare Training Project, which provides advanced training and financial assistance to students pursuing careers in child welfare.
Rowena Fong is the Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor in Services to Children and Families in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked with immigrants in the communities of Boston, San Francisco, Honolulu, and Austin. Her current research is focused on the needs and services available to international and domestic victims of human trafficking. She has over 100 publications and is the author of six books, of which three are about culturally competent practice.