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Tara Black

Tara Black


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Research Interests: 
  • child welfare
  • child protection
  • child maltreatment
  • research methods
  • quantitative data analysis

Tara Black joined the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW) in October 2013 as an Assistant Professor on a contractually limited-term appointment (CLTA). Prior to this, she worked for the FIFSW as a Sessional Lecturer for three years. Dr. Black has over 15 years of child welfare experience in various capacities including positions at youth treatment centres, front-line child protection, co-manager for the 2008 Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS-2008), and most recently managing the OCANDS (Ontario Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems) project at the University of Toronto. 

Her current research interests are in child maltreatment, resilience, and research methods.