Areas of Research

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council International Opportunities Fund This research program is a five phase project that addresses the question: How might educators more effectively respond to the psychosocial and educational needs of children who have been affected by war? The activities for this project include the following three components... [ more ]
Teacher Training in Northern Uganda Over 100 teachers in two sites in northern Uganda (Kitgum and Gulu) were provided two days of training. These teachers are now implementing the resources (lessons from Supporting Refugee Children and The Anger Workout Book for Teens) and we held a follow-up consultative workshop in November 2010. This research program is continuing with additional phases. [ more ]
Ongoing Research Program BRIDGES The BRIDGES Program is a community initiative to provide intensive psychosocial skills to refugee, immigrant and diaspora youth in Winnipeg. Youth between the ages of 14-19 will take part in learning activities that have been designed to foster adjustment skills, to teach psychosocial skills, and to develop strategies for adjusting to Canadian culture. This BRIDGES project will focus on the needs of youth who have originated from countries that have been affected by armed conflict and civil war. [ more ]
Collaborative Seed Grant Proposal: A Comparative Analysis of Four School Environments in Zimbabwe Jan and four faculty members from Booth College will be travelling to Zimbabwe on May 12, 2011 to conduct a needs assessment in schools, the community, and at Howard Hospital. Jan will be accompanying the group for the first 10 days to investigate the school settings and to observe some of the educational practices used in this region. From here, she hopes to establish a research network and a better focus for conducting a research program in this region. [ more ]