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Monica Idzelis Rothe

Monica Idzelis Rothe

Research Scientist

Monica has extensive experience in community-based research and evaluation, particularly with programs supporting children and families in the child welfare system. With Wilder Research since 2005, she has also managed numerous evaluation projects in the areas of substance use and recovery, early childhood education, parenting, trauma, and violence. Monica has a strong background in experimental studies and uses quantitative and qualitative methodology to improve the lives of children and families. 

Prior to joining Wilder, Monica coordinated and assisted in the development of a parent education program at the University of Connecticut, facilitated parent education classes, and conducted research examining child development in cross-cultural contexts.

Monica holds a doctorate in human development and family studies from the University of Connecticut, a master's degree in psychology from Wake Forest University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology and English from St. Olaf College.

Journal articles

  • Nelson-Dusek, S., Idzelis Rothe, M.I., Humenay Roberts, Y.H., & Pecora, P.J. (2017). Assessing the value of family safety networks in child protective services: Early findings from Minnesota. Child and Family Social Work. 22(4), 1365–1373.
  • Skrypek, M., Idzelis Rothe, M., Owen, G., Pecora, P. J., Ault, S., Besaw, T., Thompson, D, & Ellis, M. L. (2015). Listening to parents. Social Work Now, 52, 29-37. 
  • Corwin, T. W.; Maher, E. J.; Idzelis Rothe, M., Skrypek, M., Kaplan, C., Koziolek, D., & Mahoney, B. (2014). Development and evaluation of the family asset builder: A new child protective services intervention to address chronic neglect. Journal of Family Strengths, 14(1), Article 4.

+Research and Publications by Monica