Dr. Joseph Crumbley
The Pavilion
261 Old York Road
Suite 521
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Phone: (215) 884-7889
FAX: (215) 886-1299
office@drcrumbley.com

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:
Organizational, Program and Clinical Consultation; Staff Training and Development; Individual, Couples and Family Therapy; Employee Assistance

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:
Substance Abuse, Physical and Sexual Abuse; Domestic Violence; Adoption; Individual, Marital and Family Therapy; Child and Adolescent Development; Organizational Behavior and Design; Stress Management; Foster Care and Relative/Kinship Care

EDUCATION:
1982-Doctor of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
1976-Master of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
1972-Bachelor of Social Work, Temple University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • PRIVATE PRACTICE, Philadelphia, PA 1986 to Present Individual and Family Therapy
  • PREVIOUS CONSULTANT TO:
    • New Jersey Department of Family and Youth Services (Case Consultation and Therapist)
    • New Jersey Adoption Resource Centers (Case Consultation and Therapist
    • Philadelphia Society for Services to Children (Case Consultation and Family Therapist)
    • Amtrak Employee Assistant Program (Individual and Family Therapist, Case Consultation and Family Evaluations)
    • McNeil Pharmaceutical Employee Assistance Program (Case Consultation, Individual and Family Therapist)
    • Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (Training and Case Consultation)
    • Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ (Consultant and Speaker)
    • New Covenant Church (Family Therapist)
    • University of Pennsylvania Faculty/Staff Assistance Program (Program Consultant to Employee Assistance Program)
    • Chester County Children and Youth Services (Case Consultant, Staff Training, Family Evaluations and Expert Witness in Foster Care and Adoption)
    • Philadelphia Department of Human Services (Consulting Therapist to Protective Services, Adoption and Family Services)
    • Philadelphia Parking Authority (Employee Assistance Services)
    • Juvenile Justice Center (Case Consultations)
  • FAIRMOUNT INSTITUTE, Philadelphia, PA 1982-1986
    Program Director, Adolescent Unit
    Key Responsibilities
    Developed and implemented program policies and services for a 31-bed inpatient Adolescent Unit; overall administrative responsibility for an interdisciplinary staff of over 75 employees, budget planning and fiscal management.
  • ABSW PHILADELPHIA CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CENTER
    Philadelphia, PA 1978-1982
    Executive Director
    Key Responsibilities
    Proposed and implemented a descriptive study of abusive and neglected families in cooperation with both the City of Philadelphia Services and the National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect. Staff recruitment, orientation and evaluation; design and implementation of policy and procedures; employee benefits; insurance and compensation plans; staff supervision and training; proposal writing and grantmanship; chairing and staff Board activities; budget planning.

Principle Investigator:
Federal grant from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention to The Grand Central Kinship Care Program, 1999-2001
Federal grant from the National Adoption Center to the New Jersey Black Adoption Cosortium, 1994-1996 Federal grant from the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) to the Philadelphia Child Abuse/Neglect Center, 1981
Federal grant from the National Center of Child Abuse and Neglect tot he Alliance of Black SocialWorkers, 1978-1980

SPEAKING AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES:

Local Activities

Helping Hands Conference for Kinship Grandparents and Kinship Caregivers "Family Dynamics in Kinship Care" sponsored by Pennsylvania State Senator Anthony Williams, Philadelphia, Pa, May, 2011

Turning Points For Children"Intervention With Kinship Families" Philadelphia,Pa, March 2010

Albert Einstein Medical Hospital Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds:"Clinical Issues For Youth In Kinship Families" Philadelphia,Pa, November 2009

First Annual Celebration Of Grandparents Brunch. "Keynote:Why We Need Relative Caregivers" sponsored by Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown. October 2008

"Philadelphia Department of Health and Human Services “An Overview of Family Group Decision Making”. Philadelphia, PA. January 2008

Philadelphia City Council “The Current Status of Kinship Care Services In Philadelphia”. Sponsored by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown. Philadelphia, PA. October 2006

Community Behavioral Health, “Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse: A Family Systems Approach”, Philadelphia, PA, February, 2005

Alliance of Black Social Workers Conference, “Assessing Families for Kinship Care”, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2004

Rutger's University School of Social Work
, "Transracial Adoption Issues for the Child", New Brunswick, New Jersey, June 2002

Families with Children from China Adoption Conference, "Parent's tasks in Transracial Adoptions", March 2001

Children's Choice Conference
, "Clinical Issues for Kinship Families", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 2000

New Jersey Division of Youth and Families Regional Conference
, "The Impact of Multiple Placements on Attachment", Hammonton, New Jersey, June 1999

National Adoption Center
, "Sibling Issues in Adoptions and Foster Placements", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 1998

Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
, Annual Conference, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, "Keynote Speaker", April 1997

Pennsylvania State Annual Adoption Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, "Keynote Speaker", July 1996

Pennsylvania State Annual Adoption Conference
, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, "Clinical Issues In Kinship and Relative Adoptions", July 1995

Region III Office of the Administration of Children and Youth Services Minority Adoption Conference
, Virginia Beach, Virginia, "Assessing an Adoptive Parent's Cultural Competence", June 1995

Temple University School of Social Administration
, "Clinical Issues in Transracial Adoptions," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994

University of Pennsylvania School of socialWork
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994 "Family Preservation Through Adoption"

Chestnut Hill Academy
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 1993, "Building Self Esteem"

National Adoption Center
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1993, "Special Needs Issues of the Older Adopted Child"

Governor's and Philadelphia's City Council's Conference on Relative Care-Givers
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October, 1993, "lnter-generational Issues in Kinship Families"

Supportive Child/Adult Network
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 1992, "Characteristics and Profiles of Co-Dependency"

Charter Fairmount Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1991, "identifying Childhood Sexual Abuse in Adolescents"

Southern New Jersey National Counselor's Association
Pennsauken, New Jersey, September 1991, "Stress Management Techniques and Approaches"

Women's Christian Alliance
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1991, "Transitional Issues for Adopted Children and Adoptive Families

National Activities

Connecticut Department of Child and Family Services Conference, "Kinship Care: A Paradigm Shift in Child Welfare". Hartford, CT, December 2012

Wisconsin Public Child Welfare Conference,"Managing Risk Factors to Safety, Permanency and Well-Being in Kinship Families".Madison, WI, October 2012

Sacramento County Children and Family Services and Lilliput Children Services "Using Family Team Meetings with Kinship Families", December 2011

Los Angeles County Adoption Division Conference "Managing the Challenges of Kinship Care", Los Angeles, CA, June, 2011

The New York Coalition Kinship Care Summit."Keynote:Children of Incarcerated Parents in Kinship Care:Preventing Cycles of Incarceration".Albany,New York, June 2010

Wisconsin Foster Care and Adoption Summit "Keynote:Redefining Permanency in Adoption and Foster Care".Eau Claire,Wisconsin, September 2010

Casey Family Services "An Overview of Practice With Kinship Families: Assessment,Clinical Issues and Intervention".Austin,Texas, June 2009

National Resource Center Family Centered Practice and Permanency Planning/Hunter College School of Social Work "Permanency,Safety and Protection Issues In Kinship Families" New York,New York, May 2009

United States Senate “A Briefing On Kinship Care In Support Of The Kinship Caregiver Act – (S.661)”. Sponsored by Senator Hillary Clinton.Washington, DC. June 2008

United States House of Representatives “A Briefing On Kinship Care In Support Of Caregiver Support Act -  (H.R. 2188)”. Sponsored by Congressmen Danny Davis and Tim Johnson. Washington, DC. June 2008

American Humane Society Family Group Decision Making Conference “Impacting Institutions and Policies Through Family Group Decision Making”, Washington, DC. June 2007

Brookdale Foundation’s Relatives As Parents Conference “Children Of Incarcerated Parents”, Denver, CO. June 2006

Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Olympia Snowe and Generations United Second Intergenerational Action Agenda, “ Transitional Issues for Relative Caregivers”, Washington, DC, January, 2005

2005 Family Group Decision Making by The American Humane Society
, “ Using Family Group Decision Making with Kinship Families”, Long Beach , CA, June.2005

National Abandoned Infants Resource Center Substance Abuse Conference
, “Substance Abuse Issues In Kinship Families”, Chicago, IL, September, 2004

29th Conference of the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
, "Establishing a Working Relationship Between the Birth Parent and Relative Caregiver in Kinship Adoptions", Vancouver, Canada, July 2003

28th Conference of the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) - Keynote Speaker
, "Supporting Adoptive Families", Chicago, Illinois, August 2002

Child Welfare League of America's National Kinship Care Conference
, "Assesing Families for Kinship Care", Chicago, Illinois, July 2001

Harvard University Medical School of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Adoption Conference
, Cambridge, Massachusetts, "The Trauma of Being Adopted As An Older Child", June 2000

Child Welfare League of America National Kinship Care Conference
, Atlanta, Georgia, "Intervening with Kinship Families", August 1999

Children's Bureau 5th Annual National Child Welfare Conference
, Washington, DC, "Overview of Kinship Care", February, 1998

29th Annual National Association of Black Social Workers Conference
, "Transracial Adoptions", Detroit, Michigan, March, 1997

26th National and International Foster Parents Association Conference
, Los Angeles, California, May 1996, "Clinical Overview of Kinship Care"

22nd North American Council's Conference on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
, August 1996, "Keynote Speaker"

UCLA School of Social Work
, Los Angeles, California, February 1995, "Assessing A Family's Appropriateness in Kinship and Relative Adoptions"

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Kinship Conference
, Los Angeles, California, April 1995, "Assets of Relative Adoptions" - Keynote Speaker

North American Council on Adoptive Children (NACAC)
, Norfolk, Virginia, August ·1995, "An Institute on Transracial Adoptions"

North American Council on Adoptive Children (NACAC)
, San Jose, California, August 1994, "Adolescent Resistance to the Adoption Process"

Utah State Department of Children's Services
, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 1994, "Preparing the Adoptive Family and Child for Transracial Adoptions"

Adoptive Families Association Conference
, Cornell University, April 1993, "Treating Child Sexual Abuse in Adopted Adolescents"

North American Council on Adoptive Children
, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 1993, "Assessing a Family's Ability to Parent Cross-Racially"

International Activities

Renmin (the People's) University of China, School of Social Work,"A
Paradigm Shift in Child Welfare to Kinship Care in the U.S", Beijing,
China, June 2013

China Youth University for Political Science, School of Social Work,
"Kinship Care in the U.S.: Implications for Practice and Interventions", Beijing,China, June 2013

Edmonton Child and Family Services, "Working with Birth Parents
in Kinship Care" Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, November 2012

Canada Ministry of Children Services Kinship Care Forum "An Overview of Kinship Care" Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, March 2011

CHOICES Adoption and Counseling "An Overview of Transracial Adoptions". Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, November 2010

Grandparents Plus First Kinship Care Conference."Keynote: Safety,
Protection and Permanency Issues in Kinship Care/What's Different 
About Kinship Care?" London, England, November 2009

34th North American Council On Adoptable Children Conference “Celebrating Diversity”, Ottawa, Canada. August 2008

United Nations Committee on Aging “Kinship Care From An International Perspective”. New York, NY. April 2007

New Zealand Ministry Of Children And Family Services “An Overview Of Kinship Care”. In the New Zealand Cities of Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and New Plymouth. June 2007

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Kinship Symposium “Assessing Families For Kinship Care”. Toronto, Canada. April 2006

New Zealand Ministry Of Children And Family Services Family Group Decision Making Conference “Decision Making With Kinship Families”. Wellington, New Zealand. November 2006

2005 Second Annual International Post Adoption Conference, “Keynote: Guidelines for Practice in Transracial Adoptions”, Dublin , Ireland, February, 2005

Post Adoption Centre Conference, “ Race, Attachment and Identity”, London , England, February,2004

International Adoption Conference - Keynote Workshop, Dublin, Ireland, "Issues for the Birth Child of Adoptive Parents", February 2003

Hamshire County Council of Social Services Kinship Care Conference, Winchester, England, "An Overview of Kinship Care", November 2002

The Family Welfare Association Kinship Care Conference
, London, England, "Therapeutic Issues in Kinship Families and Assesing Families for Kinship Care", May 2002

13th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect
, Durham, South Africa, "Breaking the Cycle of Abuse Through Kinship Care: Assesing Relatives for Kinship Care", September 2000

North American Council on Adoptive Children (NACAC)
, "Transracial Adoptions", Toronto, Canada, August 1997

North American Council on Adoptive Children
, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 1992, "Identifying and Treating Childhood Sexual Abuse in Placed or Adopted Children"

The Ninth International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect
, Chicago, Illinois, August 1992, "identifying and Treating Childhood Sexual Abuse in Adolescents"

University of Amsterdam
, Amsterdam, Holland, April 1992, "Collaborative Research in Childhood Sexual Abuse"

Ninth International Congress on Child Abuse/Neglect
, Rio DeJaniero, Brazil, September 1989, "Child Maltreatment: Implications for Family Therapy"

Third International Congress on Abuse/Neglect
, University of Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands, 1981, "A Description of Child Abuse/Neglect in Black Families: Preliminary Findings"

Media Activities

Child Welfare League Of America On-line Radio Show "Kinship Care Issues And Challenges," Washington, DC. April 2008

Fox 29 TV Geraldo AT – Large "Transracial Adoptions", New York, NY, May 2006

New York Times “Overcoming Adoption’s Racial Barriers”. By Ron Dixon and Lynette Clemetson. New York, NY, August 2006

Sacremento Bee Newspaper,Sacremento, California, Interview: "The Impact of Kinship Care on the Relative Caregiver and Child", August, 2002

The Los Angeles Times Newspaper
, Los Angeles, California, Interview: "Special Needs of Children in Transracial Adoptions", July 2002

The Queen Latifah Show
, New York, New York, "Stepparent - Stepchildren Conflicts and Solutions", January 2000

The Queen Latifah Show
, New York, New York, "Grandparents Raising Children", December 1999

Montel Williams Show
, New York, New York, June, 1998, "Transitional Adoptions"

EVEN-TV (San Francisco, California. Adoption Today)
, "Parenting Tasks in Transracial Adoptions", June 1998.

PBS-TV (Public Broadcast Station) of New Jersey
, "Transracial Adoptions", April 1997

Montel Williams Show
, New York, New York, March, 1996, "Families in Conflict Over the Children"

Montel Williams Show
, New York, New York, October 1995, "Transracial Adoptions"

NICKELODEON Cable TV Nick-News
, New York, New York, February 1995, "Children in Transracial Homes"

WPVI-TV Channel 6, Larry Kane/The Bulletin
, "Transracial Adoption", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1994

A.M. Philadelphia WPVI-TV
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1994, "The Double Life of O.J. Simpson As An African American"

WHYY-91 FM Radio. Dr. Dan Gottlieb's Show. Voices in the Family
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 1994, "Transracial Issues in Adoption"

WHYY-91 FM Radio, Dr. Dan Gottlieb's Show, Voices in the Family
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 1993, "Transitional Issues in Adoptive Families"

WCOJ-1422 AM Radio Community Service Program
, Philadelphia and Chester, Pennsylvania, April 1992, "Child Development Issues Confronting Day Care"

Family Focus. WCAU-TV
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 1992, "Parenting and Identifying Issues in Transracial Adoptions"

WPEB-AM Radio, Jim. Baker Community Service Radio Show
. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 1992, "Minimizing Adolescent Resistance"

AM Philadelphia. WPVI-N
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1991, "Parenting Issues in Transracial Adoptions"

SCOJ-1420 AM Radio Community Service Program
, Philadelphia and Chester, Pennsylvania, November 1991, "Parenting Issues in Transracial Foster Care"

The Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1991 Interview: Special Needs Issues of Bi-Racial Children"

WCOJ-1420 AM Radio Community Service Program
, Philadelphia and Chester, Pennsylvania October 1991, "Child Development Issues Confronting Day Care Centers"

WDAS-FM Community Service Program
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 1990, "Cross Racial Adoptions"

People are Talking. KYW-TV
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1985, "Adoption: Disruption Adoptions"

AM Philadelphia. WPVI-TV
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 1985, "Adolescent Suicide"

WUSL-FM Radio Community Service Program
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October, 1984, "Causes end Treatment of Adolescent Suicide"

Horizons with Edie Huggins. KYW-TV
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 1983, "Working with Abused Adolescents"

WDAS-FM Community Service Program
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 1980, "Community Role in Preventing Child Abuse/Neglect"

The Morning Show. KWV-TV
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 1980, "Causes of Child Maltreatment"

Publications

Crumbley, J. (2011) "Report On Working Effectively With African American Foster and Kinship Families, Organizations and Communities to Improve the Outcomes For African American Children in Foster Care". Baltimore, MD: AdoptUsKIDs.

Crumbley,J and Minji,N.(2009) "Sorta Happy, Sorta Sad. Children Talk About Being Adopted with Dr. Joseph Crumbley".(DVD) Families Adopting In Response (FAIR,Inc). Palo Alto,CA.

Crumbley, J. (2007) “Parenting And Intervention With Youth In Kinship Care.” Adoption Competency Training Manual. Kinship Center, Salinas, CA

Crumbley, J. (2006) “Kinship Care” DVD and On-line at www.sociallearning.com. Northwest Media Inc., Eugene, OR

Crumbley, J. (2004) “ Kinship Care: Relative Caregivers Speak Out”(Videotape). Key Productions, Philadelphia, PA

Crumbley, J. (2004) “ Kinship Care: Youth and Teens Speak Out” (Videotape). Key Productions, Philadelphia, PA

Crumbley, J. (2004) “Kinship Care: Birth mothers Speak Out” (Videotape). Key Productions, Philadelphia, PA

Crumbley, J. (2004) “Kinship Care : Unique Clinical Issues” (Videotape). The Kinship Center , Salinas, CA

Greenblat, S., Blunt J., and Crumbley, J. (2003) Determining Adult Relatives as Preferred Caretakers in Permanency Planning: A Competency-Based Curriculum. New York, NY: Hunter College School of Social Work

Crumbley, J. (1999) Transracial Adoptions and Foster Care. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America

Crumbley, J. and Little, R.L. (1997) Relatives Raising Children: An Overview of Kinship Care. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Crumbley, J. (1997) "Impact of Transracial Adoption on the Adopted Child and Adoptive Family" (Videotape). Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Action Publication, Inc.

Crumbley, J. (1997) "Special Needs of Minority Children Adopted Transracially" (Videotape). Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Action Publication, Inc.

Crumbley, J. (1997) "Parenting Tasks, Goals and Challenges in Transracial Adoptions" (Videotape). Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Action Publication, Inc.

Crumbley, J. (1997) "Assessing A Parent's Ability to Adopt Transracially" (Videotape). Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Action Publication, Inc.

Crumbley, J. (1985) "Child and Adolescent Maltreatment-Implications for Family Therapy", Handbook of Adolescent and Family Therapy, (editors: Marsha Mirkin, Stuart Korman), April 1985, Gardner Press, NYC.

Crumbley, J. (1983) A Descriptive Study of Black and White Families Reported for Child Maltreatment. Filed with the City of Philadelphia Child Protective Services Department, 1983.

University Affiliations

Portland State University School of Social Work. Adoption Certificate Program Faculty Member

Rutgers University School of Social Work. Adoption Certificate Program Faculty Member

University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work - Field Supervisor, Guest Lecturer

Hahnemann University Master's in Family Therapy Program - Off-site Supervisor

Temple University School of Social Work - Advisory Committee

Professional Affiliations

Board Member on the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
University of Pennsylvania Alumni
Temple University Alumni
National Association of Social Work
National Association of Black Social Workers
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Philadelphia's City Council's Kinship Committee
International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Awards

2007 Child Welfare League’s Excellence In Kinship Care Practice Award

The 2000 Adoption Activist Award. Presented by the North American Council on Adoptable Children, Baltimore, Maryland

University of Pennsylvania 1999 Alumni of the Year Award. Presented by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1998 Certificate of Recognition Award. Presented by The National Association of Black Social Workers, New Orleans, Louisiana

Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey