Poco Kernsmith

Associate Professor Social Work
Phone: (313) 577-4437

Areas of expertise

Sexual Assault
Violence Prevention
Child Development


Poco  Kernsmith is an expert in iolence in families and relationships, including child abuse, sexual assault and coercion, dating and domestic violence and stalking. In particular, her interests include examining gender differences in perpetration, interventions with perpetrators, long-term effects of trauma on children, and prevention of violence and abuse. Her recent work focuses on preventing relationship violence among youth, with a particular focus on the role of social media and technology, and policies addressing reentry of sexual offenders.

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