Betty Walton, MSW, Ph.D., BA in Liberal Arts, LCSW

Associate Research Professor

Office:
AD2045M
301 University Blvd.
Indiana
Phone:
(317) 232-7907
Email:
Area of responsibility:
IUPUI

Area of Interest

Dr. Betty Walton has a doctorate from Indiana University, MSW from The University of Iowa and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. She conducts research and evaluation activities regarding behavioral health services for children, youth, and adults. Since 2010, Dr. Walton has provided training and technical assistance to support the implementation of common assessment and outcome management tools for children, youth, and adults across public service systems. She also works with an evaluation/research team for child behavioral health services. Research interests include the psychometric properties of the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA), effective cross-system training and technical assistance, and access to effective behavioral health services for children, youth, and young adults. 

Practice Experience

Previously, Dr. Walton worked in a family services agency and in three Midwest community mental health centers as a clinician and manager. 

Publications / Presentations

Walton, B. A. & Kim, H. (2018). Validating a behavioral health instrument for adults: Exploratory factor analysis. Journal of Social Services Review, 0, 1-17. doi.10.1080/01488376.2018.1442897

Quiroga, C. V., & Walton, B. (2014). Needs and strengths associated with acute suicidal ideation and behavior in a sample of adolescents in mental health treatment: Youth and family correlates. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 31, 171-187.

Moore, M. & Walton, B. A. (2013). Improving the mental health functioning of youth in rural communities. Contemporary Rural Social Work, 5, 243-248.

Effland, V. S., Walton, B. A. & McIntyre, J. S. (2011). Connecting the Dots: Stages of Change, Wraparound Fidelity and Youth Outcomes. Journal of Child & Family Studies 20, 736-746. 

Lyons, J. S. & Walton, B. A. (2008). Implementation of a common assessment tool and quality management process across child service systems: Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS). In C. Newman, C. Liberton, K. Kutash, & R. A. Friedman, (Eds.) The 20th annual research conference proceedings: A system of care for children’s mental health: Expanding the research base, (pp 110-112). Tampa, FL: The Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health, University of South Florida. 

Walton, B. A. (2008). Using data to transform a behavioral health system. IN C. Newman, C. Liberton, K. Kutash, & R. M. Friedman (Eds.), The 20th annual research conference proceedings: A system of care for children’s mental health: Expanding the research base (pp. 103-106). Tampa, FL: The Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health, University of South Florida.

Walton, B.A. (2006). Predictors of improvement for children served in developing systems of care. Dissertation, Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.