Sacha Klein

Job Title: 
Associate Professor
Office Location: 
246 Baker Hall
Phone: 
734-985-0548
Fax: 
517-353-3038
Email: 
kleinsa@msu.edu
Education: 
  • PhD University of California-Los Angeles
  • MSW University of California-Los Angeles
  • BA Occidental College
Interests: 
  • Child abuse prevention
  • Racial disparities in the child welfare system
  • Infants and toddlers in the child welfare system
  • Early care and education services
  • Spatial analysis of social problems
  • Public policy analysis and advocacy
Teaching: 
  • Macro practice (BASW)
  • Social welfare policy & advocacy (MSW)
  • Child welfare (BASW/MSW)
  • Social Policy Analysis (PhD)
Other: 
  • Executive Branch Policy Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS] and the Society for Research in Child Development [SRCD], 2009-2010
  • Co-Chair, Science & Social Policy Committee, Society for Research in Child Development, 2019-2023 term
  • Member, Policy Committee, Society for Social Work and Research, 2019-present
  • Associate Editor, Children and Youth Services Review, 2017-2019
  • Chapin Hall Faculty Fellow, 2016-2017
  • North American Resource Center for Child Welfare Pro Humanitate Literary Award, 2003
Selected Publications: 
  • Los Angeles Child Welfare-Early Education Partners Infrastructure Project: Final Evaluation - Download the report
  • The Availability of Neighborhood Early Care and Education Resources and the Maltreatment of Young Children- Download the report
  • Benefits of Early Care and Education for Children in the Child Welfare System - Download the report
  • Early care and education arrangements and young children's risk of foster placement: Findings from a National Child Welfare Sample - Download the report