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Aron Shlonsky

Associate Professor (Status Only)
University of Toronto Associate Professor; University of Melbourne Professor of Evidence Informed Practice; Ph.D. in Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley; MPH, Interdisciplinary, University of California at Berkeley; M.S.W., Child and Family, University of California at Los Angeles; BA in Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles

Aron Shlonsky is associate professor at the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, professor of evidence informed practice at the University of Melbourne, and Scientific Director of the Ontario Children’s Services Database. Prior to his appointment at University of Toronto, he spent a number of years as a child protective services worker, sexual abuse therapist, and substance abuse counselor in Los Angeles. His professional interests center largely on child welfare and include risk assessment, kinship foster care, and sibling relationships in out-of-home care. His interests also extend to evidence-informed practice, systematic reviews, and evaluation research. He is co-author of ‘Child Welfare Research: Advances for Child Welfare Practice and Policy’ (2008, Oxford University Press) and has authored and co-authored numerous manuscripts appearing in scholarly journals and books highlighting the use of actuarial tools in child welfare settings, the predictors and effects of sibling separation in foster care, issues surrounding kinship foster care, the implementation of subsidized legal guardianship for relative caregivers, and the teaching and implementation of evidence-informed practice.