Bart Klika

Assistant Professor



Doctor of Philosophy of Social Work                                                          July 2014

University of Washington, School of Social Work

Dissertation: Multi-type maltreatment and adolescent and adult mental health and substance use    
                     outcomes: A latent class analysis

Master’s of Social Work                                                                               June 2008

University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration

Concentration: Clinical

Program of Study: Violence Prevention, Family Support

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology                                                                        May 2002

University of Montana, Department of Psychology

Major: Psychology

Research Interests

Child abuse and neglect prevention

Etiology of child abuse and neglect



Mullins-Geiger, J., Schelbe, L., Hayes, M.J., Kawam, E., Cary-Katz, C., & Klika, J.B. (In press).  Intergenerational transmission of maltreatment: Ending a family tradition. In Daro, D., Cohn-Donnelly, A., Huang, L.A., & Powell, B. (Eds.). Advances in Child Abuse Prevention Knowledge: The Perspective of New Leadership. Springer Science and Business Media.

Sousa, C., Klika, J.B., Herrenkohl, T.I., & Packard, W.B. (under review). Child maltreatment.  In C. Cuevas (Ed.), The Wiley handbook on the psychology of violence.  Wiley.     

Herrenkohl, T.I., Jung, H., Klika, J.B., Mason, W.A., Brown, E.C., Leeb, R.J., & Herrenkohl, R.C. (under review).  Adverse effects of child maltreatment and the mitigating role of safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments in the prediction of adult physical healt, and mental health problems.  Developmental Psychology.

Lee, O., Herrenkohl, Jung, H., & Klika, J.B. (under review).  Gender differences in pathway from child abuse to antisocial behavior across the life-course.  A test of contemporaneous effects of partners and peers.  Development & Psychopathology.

Jung, H., Herrenkohl, T.I., Klika, J.B., Lee, O., & Brown, E.C. (in press).  Does child  maltreatment predict adult crime?  Re-examining the question in a prospective study of gender differences, education, and marital status.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Caringi, J.C., Klika, J.B., Zimmerman, M., Trautman, A., & van den Pol, R. (2013).  Promoting youth voice in Indian Country.  Child & Youth Services Review, 35(8), 1206-1211.

Herrenkohl, T.I., Klika, J.B., Brown, E., & Herrenkohl, R.C. (2013). Tests of the mitigating effects of caring and supportive relationships in the study of abusive disciplining over two generation. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53, S18-S24.

Klika, J.B., & Herrenkohl, T.I. (2013). A review of developmental research on resilience in maltreated children.  Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 14(3), 222-234.

Klika, J.B., Herrenkohl, T.I., & Lee, O. (2013). School factors as moderators of the relationship between physical child abuse and pathways of antisocial behavior.  Journal of  nterpersonal Violence, 28(4), 852-867.Herrenkohl, T.I., Hong, S. Klika, J.B., Herrenkohl, R.C., & Russo, M.J. (2013).  Developmental impacts of child abuse and neglect related to adult mental health, substanc, use, and physical health.  Journal of Family Violence, 28, 191-199.

Herrenkohl, T.I., Klika, J.B., Herrenkohl, R.C., & Russo, M.J. (2012). A prospective investigation of the relationship between child maltreatment and indicators of adult psychological well-being. Violence and Victims, 27(5), 764-776.

Sousa, C., Herrenkohl, T.I., Moylan, C.A., Tajima, E.A., Klika, J.B., Herrenkohl, R. C., Russo,  M.J. (2011). Longitudinal study on the effects of child abuse and children's exposure to domestic violence, parent-child attachments, and antisocial behavior in adolescence. Journal  of Interpersonal Violence, 26(1), 111-136.