Laura Borish

  • CWEB/CWEL Agency Coordinator and Field Assistant Professor

Laura Borish, MSW, LSW is a Field Assistant Professor and Agency Coordinator for the Child Welfare Education and Research Programs at the School of Social Work at University of Pittsburgh.  She is a CWEL graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School Of Social Work and also holds a BA in Psychology from West Virginia University.  Borish’s most recent work has been with the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center where she supported Organizational Effectiveness efforts across Pennsylvania and assisted individual county child welfare agencies in making changes to improve services for children, youth, and families. She has also served as adjunct faculty teaching in both the graduate and undergraduate programs in the School of Social Work.  Borish began her child welfare career as a Caseworker and Supervisor in a county agency providing direct services in adoption, kinship care, and foster care programs.

Research Interests

  • Child welfare
  • Trauma informed care 


Areas of Expertise