Craig Lecroy
School of Social Work

Dr. Craig Winston LeCroy is Professor, Tucson Campus, School of Social Work, Arizona State University.  He also holds an appointment at the University of Arizona in the John & Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Studies and Human Development division and is a faculty member with the Arizona LEND program ( at the University of Arizona, Department of Pediatrics. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, the Zellerbach Visiting Professor at the University of California–Berkeley, and a senior Fulbright specialist.

Professor LeCroy has published 10 books including Parenting Mentally Ill Children:  Faith, Hope, Support , and Surviving the System, Handbook of Evidence-Based Treatment Manuals for Children and Adolescents, Handbook of Prevention and Intervention Program for Adolescent Girls, The Call to Social Work: Life Stories, Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment, Case Studies in Social Work Practice, Empowering Adolescent Girls: Examining the Present and Building Skills for the Future with the “Go Girls” Program, Go Grrrls Workbook, and Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents. Professor LeCroy has published over 100 articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics, including child and adolescent treatment, the social work profession, home visitation, and research methodology. He is the recipient of numerous grants including (as principal investigator or co-principal investigator) interventions for risk reduction and avoidance in youth (NIH), Go Grrrls Teen Preganancy Prevention Program, evaluation of Healthy Families (a child abuse prevention program), a mental health training grant for improving service delivery to severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents (NIMH), and Youth Plus: Positive Socialization for Youth (CSAP).

Dr. LeCroy received his Ph.D. at the Univesity of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983.    His web page is:

  • Prevention of child abuse and neglect through home visitation
  • Primary prevention with adolescent girls, children's mental health
  • Program evaluation