Dr. Staci Perlman

Social Work Department

OM 24

(610) 683-4235

Fax (610) 683-4283






Biographical Statement:


Dr. Staci Perlman obtained her doctoral degree in Social Welfare from the School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, where she also received her MSW. Her practice and research interests are focused on promoting the well-being of vulnerable young children. She has worked as a preschool teacher and as a direct practitioner providing support to children identified with significant behavioral problems and their families. Dr. Perlman’s research has focused on using partnership-based research to facilitate collaboration across systems serving vulnerable young children and their families. Her prior research has included using integrated administrative data to examine the prevalence and influence of early experiences of child maltreatment and homelessness on early educational well-being. Currently, she is serving as a consultant on a project targeting the reduction of behavioral problems and school suspensions of preschool-age children living in impoverished communities. Dr. Perlman is certified as an early childhood professional development instructor through the Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS), and she has provided professional development training on early childhood social-emotional development to social workers, early intervention providers, and early childhood educators.


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