Background and Professional Experience
Li chose her research interest in social work after having an internship at the CNU Study and Service Center of Juvenile Justice Social Work and the detention center in Beijing, China. During her internship involving juvenile delinquents, she was overwhelmed by the number of children coming from broken families or estranged parent–child relationships. Others were even abused or maltreated by their own families.
Upon completing her Ph.D. studies, Li plans to become a social work professor and conduct research on the assessment of risks. She hopes her doctoral studies will be valuable in helping to facilitate the fulfillment of her objective to acquire professional and relevant knowledge in risk assessment for the child welfare system and to evaluate intervention studies provided for children who were abused.