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Research Radio

Research Radio is a podcast series that features one-on-one interviews with the world's leading child welfare researchers. New Research Radio episodes are released once per month, and can be freely downloaded through iTunes or streamed directly from the PART website.

PART Canada
November 20, 2015
 

Dr. Khushmand Rajendran, Dr. Brenda Smith & Dr. Lynn Videka - Association of Caregiver Social Support with the Safety, Permanency, and Well-being of Children in Care

A conversation with Dr. Khushmand Rajendran, Dr. Brenda Smith & Dr. Lynn Videka, about their research on whether caregiver social support is associated with three primary child welfare goals: child safety, permanency and well-being.  

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Article Discussed: Rajendran, K., Smith, B. D., & Videka, L. (2015). Association of caregiver social support with the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 48, 150-158.. Child Abuse & Neglect, 39: 175-184. 

Series 2

Episode 2

 

October 2, 2015
 

Dr. Rebecca Orsi - Predicting Re-involvement for Children Adopted out of a Public Child Welfare System

A conversation with Dr. Rebecca Orsi, from the Social Work Research Center at the School of Social Work at Colorado State University.  

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Article Discussed: Orsi, R. (2015). Predicting re-invovlement for children adopted out of a public child welfare system. Child Abuse & Neglect, 39: 175-184. 

Series 2

Episode 1

 

Series 1

July 7, 2015  

Lee Zanoni - Child Protection Fathers Experiences of Childhood, Intimate Partner Violence, and Parenting. 

A conversation with Lee Zanoni, Phd candidate at the Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.  

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Article Discussed: Zanoni, L. (2014). Child protection fathers' experiences of childhood, intimate partner violence and parenting. Children and Youth Services Reivew, 46: 91-102. 

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November 14, 2014  

Dr. Joan Pennell - Family Violence: Fathers Assessing and Managing their Risk to Children and Women. 

A conversation with Dr. Joan Pennell, professor of social work and director of the Centre for Family and Community Engagement at North Carolina State University .  

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Article Discussed: Pennell, J., Rikard, R.V., & Sanders-Rice, T. (2014). Family violence: Fathers assessing and managing their risk to children and women. Children and Youth Services Review, 47: 36-45. 

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November 14, 2014  

Dr. Tom Packard - Organizational Change Tactics to Improve Practice in Human Service Organizations. 

A conversation with Dr. Tom Packard, professor at San Deigo State University, about his research on organizational change tactics in human service organizations.  

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Article Discussed: Packard, T. & Shih, A. (In press). Organizational change tactics: The evidence base in the literature, Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 15-27. 

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July 3, 2014  

Reiko Boyd - African American disproportionality and disparity in child welfare: Toward a comprehensive conceptual framework. 

A conversation with Reiko Boyd, doctoral candidate and graduate student researcher in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley, about her research on disproportionality and disparity in child welfare.  

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Article Discussed: Boyd, R. (2014). African American disproportionality and disparity in child welfare: Toward a comprehensive conceptual framework. Children and Youth Services Review, 37, 15-27. 

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June 2, 2014  

Dr. Sara McLean - Children in Foster Care: What Behaviours do Carers find Challenging?

A conversation with Dr. Sara McLean, Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Child Protection, about her research on behaviours that foster carers find challenging. 

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Article Discussed: McLean, S. (2013). Children in foster care: What behaviours do carers find challenging? Clinical Psychologist, 18(1), 10-20. 

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March 17, 2014  

Dr. Louise Hill - Listening to and Learning from Children affected by Parental Alcohol Problems

A conversation with Dr. Louise Hill, Policy Lead for the Centre for Excellence for Looked-after Children in Scotland, about her research on listening to and learning from children affected by parental alcohol problems.

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Article Discussed: Hill, L. (2013). 'Don't make us talk!': Listening to and learning from children and young people with parental alcohol problems. Children & Society. 

(Click here to view a summary of this paper).

Additional Resource: Children living with parental drug and alcohol misuse

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July 30, 2013  

Dr. Ginny Sprang - Secondary Traumatic Stress and Burnout in Child Welfare

A conversation with Dr. Ginny Sprang, Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky, about her research on secondary traumatic stress and burnout in child welfare.

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Article Discussed: Sprang, G., Craig, C., & Clark, J. (2011). Secondary traumatic stress and burnout in child welfare workers: A comparative analysis of occupational ditress across professional groups. Child Welfare, 90(6), 149-68.

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June 25, 2013  

Prof. Gillian Schofield - Promoting a Secure Base in Foster Care

A conversation with Prof. Gillian Schofield, Head of the School of Social Work at the University of East Anglia (UK), about her research regarding perspectives on long term foster care and the promotion of a secure base for children and youth in foster care.

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Articles Discussed: Schofield, G. & Beek, M. (2009). Growing up in foster care: Providing a secure base through adolescence. Child and Family Social Work, 14(3), 255-266.

Schofield, G. & Beek, M. (2005). Providing a secure base: Parenting children in long-term foster care. Attachment and Human Development, 7(1), 3-26.

Additional Resource: Providing a Secure Base Website 

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May 28, 2013  

Jake Pyne - Trans PULSE and Trans Youth in Care

A conversation with Jake Pyne, a co-investigator with the TransPULSE project, a community-based research project that is investigating the impact of social exclusion and discrimination on the health of trans people in Ontario.

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May 1, 2013  

Dr. Nancy Freymond - Responsive Child Welfare Interventions for Mothers of Children in Placement

A conversation with Dr. Nancy Freymond from the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work at Wilfred Laurier University about her research regarding the experiences of mothers who come into contact with the child welfare system.

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March 27, 2013  

Dr. Ramona Alaggia - Differential Response and Domestic Violence

This month, we speak with Dr. Ramona Alaggia from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto about the ways in which differential response can help to address cases involving domestic violence in child welfare.

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February 26, 2013  

Dr. Varda Mann-Feder - The Challenges Facing Youth Leaving Care and the Concept of Emerging Adulthood

This month, we speak with Dr. Varda Mann-Feder from Concordia University in Montreal about the challenges facing youth leaving care and the concept of emerging adulthood.

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January 29, 2013  

Dr. James Anglin - Making Group Home Care a Positive Alternative, Not the Last Resort

This month, we speak with Dr. James Anglin from the University of Victoria about making group home care a positive alternative, not a last resort..

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December 18, 2012  

Dr. Richard Barth - Five Year Developmental Outcomes for Young Children

This month, Dr. Richard Barth (University of Maryland, Baltimore) discusses the findings of his recently published study, Five Year Developmental Outcomes for Young Children Remaining in Foster Care, Returned Home, or Adopted (from the edited book, How Does Foster Care Work?).

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