Research Analyst II
Tara Weatherholt is currently a research analyst II for the evaluations of the Multiple Response System (MRS) and Comprehensive Family Assessment (CFA) projects at the Center. Mandated by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2001, MRS is a reform effort of the entire continuum of child welfare services, including a county-level differential response system for reports of child maltreatment. CFA is a five-year demonstration project funded by the Children’s Bureau to develop and implement a comprehensive family assessment process to improve child welfare outcomes in Alamance County, N.C.
Weatherholt joined the Center from the University of Louisville, where she is a doctoral candidate in experimental psychology. Her graduate school work has centered on cognitive development research, specifically within at-risk populations due to poverty. In addition to her graduate school career, she has conducted evaluation research for technology-related education projects at the Education Development Center and for programs implemented in the Jefferson County Public School System in Louisville, Kentucky.
She successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Narrative comprehension ability in children from low-income families: Role of temperament, attention skills, and cognitive engagement” in December 2011. Her Ph.D. in experimental psychology is from the University of Louisville.
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