SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Master of Social Work 2007
Katherine “Casey” W. Keene is the project coordinator for the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, an affiliate of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), a national network of organizations and individuals seeking to end violence in the lives of victims and their children. Her background includes domestic violence technical assistance and information provision as well as counseling and crisis intervention.
From the age of eight through twelve, Keene was herself a child witness of domestic violence. As the result of an on-going struggle for safety from her mother´s batterer, she and her mother formed a strong partnership. Since then, Keene has vowed to share her story in order to influence the ways in which advocacy is done on behalf of children exposed to violence.
She strengthened that promise at Temple University, where she earned a master´s degree in social work. Keene completed her practicum at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where she worked on a 3-year grant project from the Department of Health and Human Services to strengthen the mother-child relationship and build resiliency in children exposed to domestic violence. She has conducted research and spoken about her experience at national and international conferences, including the Third International Conference on Children Exposed to Domestic Violence held last year in Ontario, Canada.
Keene continues to be active in the movement to end domestic violence.