Tara Black

Ph.D. (University of Toronto)

Dr. Black received her PhD and MSW at the University of Toronto, and Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University.  She has worked for over ten years 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), Supervisor of Research and Program Evaluation at the Child Welfare Institute at the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, invited conference speaker on risk assessment in child welfare, and the local researcher for an international Developmental Evaluation project involving youth in a co-op housing program.

Dr. Black is currently part of the OCANDS (Ontario Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems) team at the University of Toronto.