Wernick, L. J., Kulick, A, Chin, M. (in press) Gender identity disparities in bathroom safety and wellbeing among high school students. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Kulick, A., Wernick, L. J., Woodford, M.R., & Renn, K. (In press). Heterosexism, depressions, and campus engagement among LGBTQ college students: Understanding intersectional differences and potentials for collective healing.  Journal of Homosexuality.

Dessel, A. B., Kulick, A., Wernick, L. J. & Sullivan, D. (2017). Teacher support as an influence on sexual and gender minority youth success. Journal of Adolescence, 56 136-144..

Wernick, L. J. (2016). Critical consciousness development impact on social justice movement giving among wealthy activists. Social Work Research, 40(3) 159-169. doi: 10.1093/swr/svw012

Kulick, A. & Wernick, L. J. (In press). Participatory action research to change school climate. In J. L. Finn & M. Jacobson (Eds.) Just Practice: A Social Justice Approach to Social Work. Peosta, IA: Eddie Bowers Publishing.

Wernick, L. J., Kulick, A., Dessel, A., Graham, L. F. (2016). Theater and dialogue to increase youth’s intentions to advocate for LGBTQQ people. Research on Social Work Practice, 26(2), 189-202.

Wernick, L. J., Kulick, A. & Woodford, M. R. (2014). How theater within a transformative organizing framework cultivates individual and collective empowerment among LGBTQQ youth. Journal of Community Psychology, 42(7) 838-853.

Wernick, L. J., Woodford, M. R. & Kulick, A. (2014). LGBTQ youth using participatory action research and theater to effect change: Moving adult decision-makers to create youth-centered change. Journal of Community Practice, 22(1-2), 47-66.

Wernick, L. J., Kulick, A., & Inglehart, M. H. (2014). Influence of peers, teachers, and climate on students’ willingness to intervene when witnessing anti-transgender harassment. Journal of Adolescence, 37(6), 927-935.

Wernick, L. J., Dessel, A., Kulick, A., & Graham, L. F. (2014). Evaluating an LGBTQQ-youth led intervention that uses theater and dialogue.  In J. M. Chonody (Ed.), Community art: Creative approaches to practice. Common Ground: Champaign, IL.

Wernick, L. J., & Kulick, A. (2013). What is RG’s impact? Survey results from Laura Wernick, PhD. Invited article for Resource Generation’s website. Retrieved from

Wernick, L. J., Dessel, A., Kulick, A., & Graham, L. F. (2013). LGBTQQ youth creating change: Developing allies against bullying through performance and dialogue. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(9), 1576–1586.

Wernick, L. J., Kulick, A., & Inglehart, M. H. (2013). Factors predicting student intervention when witnessing anti-LGBTQ harassment: Influence of peers, teachers and climate. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(2), 296-301.

Wernick, L. J. (2012). Leveraging privilege: Organizing young people with wealth to support social justice. Social Service Review, 86 (2), 323-345.

Meyerson, D. E., & Wernick, L. J. (2012). Power beyond the purse: Philanthropic institutions as agents of social change. In K. Golden-Biddle & J. Dutton (Eds.), Using a positive lens to explore social change and organizations: Building a theoretical and research foundation. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis Group, Routledge Publishing.

Wernick, L. J., Woodford, M. R., & Siden, J. Y (2010). Youth-led participatory action research: Fostering effective youth-adult partnerships – A case study. In L. Harter, J. Hamel-Lambert, & J. Millesen (Eds.), Participatory partnerships for social action and research. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Meyerson, D. E., Ely, R., & Wernick, L. J. (2007). Disrupting gender, revising leadership. In D. Rhode, & B. Kellerman (Eds.), Women and leadership: The state of play and strategies for change. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Gutiérrez, L., Lewis, E., Nagda, B., Wernick, L., & Shore, N. (2005). Multicultural community practice strategies and intergroup empowerment. In M. Weil (Ed.), Handbook on community practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Manuscripts Under Review

Ferguson, K. M., Teixeira, S., Wernick, L. J., & Burghardt, S.  Macro therapeutic interventions: The impact of structural interventions on individual and community well-being.