Social & Education Policy

Armeda Wojciak

  • Affiliate, Social and Education Policy Research Program
  • Associate Professor, University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development


Armeda Wojciak uses a strengths based and community engaged process in all of her work. Her research focuses on improving outcomes for children and families with adverse childhood experiences across two systems: child welfare and education. Wojciak has been working with school personnel to develop, pilot, and evaluate a trauma informed and resilience building curriculum for school-wide implementation in elementary schools called, We Can! Building Relationships and Resilience.  She is also actively involved in understanding home visiting services and parenting support provided to at-risk families, and identifying nuances between those services and needs in rural and urban settings.

Research Interests

  • Resilience
  • Trauma-informed practices
  • Foster care
  • Aging out
  • Parenting curriculum
  • Home visiting services
  • Parent-child relationship
  • Sibling relationship
  • Improving academic outcomes for at-risk youth

Educational Background

  • PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Florida State University, 2014
  • MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 2010