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The child welfare system fails to understand the context of First Nations communities, report Barbara Fallon and Cindy Blackstock at inquest


Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Professor Barbara Fallon and alumna Cindy Blackstock provided expert testimony at an […]

New report reveals the reality of anti-Black racism in Ontario child welfare service delivery

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Black families in Ontario are more than twice as likely as white families to be referred to […]

Barbara Fallon appointed U of T’s associate vice-president, research


  Barbara Fallon, a professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and an expert in child […]

FIFSW scholars named Canada Research Chairs

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Three researchers from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work are among the University of Toronto’s 33 Canada […]

Researchers call for improved access to safe, outdoor spaces to reduce the pandemic’s devastating impact on children & youth

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  Let the Children Play is a call to action created in a partnership between Native Child […]

With face-to-face meetings being avoided due to COVID-19, U of T researcher develops tool to help child welfare workers engage with families


  When the pandemic hit, the University of Toronto’s Barbara Fallon met with several of her research […]

Professor Barbara Fallon receives a President’s Impact Award

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FIFSW Professor Barbara Fallon is one of five University of Toronto leaders who have been recognized with […]

SSWR Conference 2017: Ensure Healthy Development for All Youth

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  The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) advances, disseminates, and translates research that addresses issues […]

Profs. Shelley Craig and Barbara Fallon named newest Canada Research Chairs

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The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work was privileged to host an announcement from the federal government today regarding the newest Canada Research Chairs. The event was a wonderful showcase for this Faculty and the important research that is done here, and we are so proud that our two new CRCs, Shelley Craig and Barbara Fallon, were featured as part of this event.

Shelley Craig is the new Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth.

Barbara Fallon is the new Canada Research Chair in Child Welfare.

Congratulations again to both of them for this tremendous achievement and recognition.

Kofi Antwi-Boasiako, PhD Student, co-authors report on Poverty’s role on kids in CAS system

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A new report cites poverty as a key factor in families who come into contact with the child protection system

Kofi Antwi-Boasiako (FIFSW, PhD Student), Bryn King, Tara Black, Barbara Fallon, Nico Trocmé and Deborah Goodman co-author a report that for the first time calculates the effect of poverty in Ontario child protection and how it plays a significant role in the disproportionate number of black and aboriginal children being taken from their families and placed into care.

Click here to access the report.