Janet C. Chang

  • Janet C. Chang, Ph.D., M.S.W.
  • Professor
  • Ph.D. - University of California, Los Angeles
  • Phone: (909)537-5184
  • E-mail: jchang@csusb.edu

Janet Chang's research interests include minority women's mental health issues, barriers to access to mental health services, child abuse prevention among Asian American families, and culturally sensitive service delivery.

Professional Specialties

  • Ethnic minority women's mental health issue
  • Child abuse prevention among Asian American families
  • Culturally sensitive service delivery

Selected Publications

Smith, L.A., McCaslin, R., Chang, J., Martinez, P., McGrew, P. (2010). Assessing the needs of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people: A service-learning and agency partnership approach. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(5), 387-401.

Chang, J., Shrake, E. & Rhee, S. (2008). Alcohol consumption among Chinese and Korean college students. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 7(3), 341-356.

Rhee, S., Chang, J. & Weaver, D. (2008). Child maltreatment among Chinese immigrant families: Characteristics and patterns of placement. Child Maltreatment, 13(3), 269-279.

Chang, J., Rhee, S. & Berthold, M. (2008). Child abuse and neglect in Cambodian refugee families: Characteristics and implications for practice. Child Welfare, 87(1), 141-160.

Chang, J. & Liles, R. ( 2007). Characteristics of four kinship placement outcome groups and variables associated with these kinship placement outcome groups. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 24(6), 509-522.

Weaver, D., Chang, J. , Clark, S., & Rhee, S. (2007). Keeping public welfare workers on the job. Administration in Social Work, 31(2), 5-25.

Chang, J., Rhee, S., & Weaver, D. (2006). Characteristics of child abuse in immigrant Korean families and correlates of placement decisions. Child Abuse & Neglect, 30(8), 881-891.

Rhee, S., Chang, J., & Youn, S., (2003). Korean American ministers' perceptions and attitudes toward child abuse. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 12(3).

Chang, Janet (2004). A comparison between the psychological well-being of married and divorced Korean immigrant women. Amerasia Journal, Fall/Winter (30:1).

Chang, Janet (2003). Self-reported reasons for divorce and correlates of psychological well-being among immigrant Korean women. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 40(1/2).

Rhee, Siyon, Chang, Janet & Rhee, Jessica. (2003). Acculturation, communication patterns, and self-esteem among Asian and Caucasian American adolescents. Adolescence, 38(152), 749-768.

Chang, Janet (2000). Social support, areas of difficulties, and coping strategies among divorced Korean immigrant women. Korean and Korean American Studies Bulletin, 11(2) pp. 36-52.

Chang, Janet and Moon, Ailee (1997). Korean American elderly's knowledge and perceptions of elder abuse: A qualitative analysis of cultural factors. Journal of Multicultural Social Work, Vol. 6(1/2) pp.139-154.

Chang, Janet (1997), Struggling with multiple roles in and outside of the family. In Young In Song and Aliee Moon (eds.) Korean American Women Living in Two Cultures. Los Angeles: Academia Koreana.

Chang, Edward and Janet ChungHee Chang (1995). Following the Footsteps of Korean Americans. Los Angeles: The Pacific Institute for Peace.

Moon, Ailee and Chang, Janet (1993). A Survey of Older Americans in Los Angeles County, Report to Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging.

Grants and Contracts

The California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC). Title: "Factors leading to premature terminations of kin foster care placements" with Dr. Ray Liles and Dr. Trang Hoang. ($112,500), July 2003.

A grant for a study on "The retention of California's public child welfare workers" from the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) with Dr. Dale Weaver (CSULA) ($80,000), June 2001.

A grant for a study on "Asian American children and families in foster care systems" from the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) with Dr. Si Yon Rhee (CSULA) ($80,000), June 2001.

The Professional Development Award for Porbationary Faculty for a study on "Attitudes toward seeking professionals' help, predictors of mental health service utilization, and help-seeking patterns among Korean Americans ($3,200), January 2001.

Affiliations and Associations

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Korean American Social Workers Association
  • Korean American Alliance for Mentally Ill

Awards and Fellowships

1998-1999 Post Doctoral Fellowship, UC Riverside

1997-1998 Research Fellowship, Institute of American Cultures, UCLA

1993-1995 Minority Fellowship Program, Council on Social Work Education