Kristen Prock

Kristen Prock, PhD, MSW

Is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her research focuses on the experiences of LGBTQ+ homeless youth, with an emphasis on understanding the unique needs of this population of young people, decreasing barriers to accessing runaway and homeless youth programs and services, and how direct services in longer-term housing programs impact mental health and substance use.

Dr. Prock worked for nearly a decade with system-involved youth who have significant behavioral and mental health needs in residential treatment settings. Dr. Prock is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in adolescent trauma and mental health, youth homelessness, and program evaluation.