Joanne Riebschleger

Joanne  Riebschleger
  • Director of Doctoral Program
  • Associate Professor - Tenure


  • PhD, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences/Case Western Reserve University
  • MSW, Michigan State University


  • Rural social work practice
  • Families of people with psychiatric disabilities
  • Outcome assessment
  • Children and families
  • Health and mental health
  • Micro and macro practice
  • Social work education


  • Riebschleger, J., Grove, C., Cavanaugh, D., & Kelly, K. (2022). Developing and initially validating the Youth Mental Health Literacy Scale for Ages 11-14. Frontiers in Psychiatry, online. Special journal and e-book.
  • Cavanaugh, D., Riebschleger, J., & Tanis, J. (2021). Mental health literacy sites for children of parents with a mental illness. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 26(3), 720-733.
  • Maclean. J.S., & Riebschleger, J. (2021). Considering Catholics: An exploration of the literature on religious identity development. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work , 40(4), 395-419.
  • Riebschleger, J., Costello, S., Cavanaugh, D., & Grové, C. (2018, online). Mental health literacy of youth that have a family member with a mental illness: Outcomes from a new program and scale. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10(2), 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00002
  • Riebschleger, J., & Pierce, J. (Eds.). (2018). Rural child welfare practice: Stories from the field. Oxford, UK: Oxford Press
  • Riebschleger, J., Grové, C., Costello, C., & Cavanaugh, D. (2018). Mental health literacy for children of a parent with a mental illness. Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health Worldwide, 3 (1), 1-4. doi: 10.1191/parentandfamily.1006. ap0
  • Day, A., Riebschleger, J., & Wen, J. (2018, Spring). The utilization of pre-college programming in increasing college access and retention rates of foster care youth: Results from the Fostering Academics Mentoring Excellence (FAME) program. New Directions for Community Colleges, Special issue on foster care, 181, 39-47. doi: 10.1002/cc.20290
  • Riebschleger, J., Grové, C., Costello, S., & Cavanaugh, D. (2017, Oct.). Mental health literacy content for children of a parent with a mental illness: Thematic analysis of a literature review. Brain Sciences, Special issue on Mental Illness and Children, 7(11), 141- 160. doi:10.3390/brainsci7110141
  • Grové, C., Riebschleger, J., Bosch, E., Cavanaugh, D., & van der Ende, P. (2017, June, online). Expert views of children’s knowledge needs regarding parental mental illness. Child & Youth Services Review.
  • Bosch, A., Riebschleger, J., & Van Loon, L. (2017). Dutch youth of parents with a mental illness reflect upon their feelings of guilt and shame. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/14623730.2017.1315955
  • Riebschleger, J. (2017, Feb.). Engaging children who have a parent with a mental illness into peer support programs: What works? GEMS, Edition 26. A. Reupert & D. Mayberry (Series editors). Online peer-reviewed website series.


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