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Carolyn O’Connor

 

Honours BA Child & Youth Studies – Brock University
MSW – University of Toronto

Supervisor: Prof. Ramona Alaggia

Email: carolyn.oconnor@mail.utoronto.ca

 

Carolyn O’Connor, MSW, RSW, is a second-year doctoral student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She also works as a clinical mental health therapist in private practice. She is currently involved in a multi-site research evaluation of a gender-based and dating violence prevention program as supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada. In addition, Carolyn is on a research team examining the impact of collective sexual violence disclosures inspired by the #MeToo movement in order to understand how these disclosures impact sexual violence survivors’ decisions to disclose their experiences. Her research interests include complex childhood trauma, particularly exposure to intimate partner violence, as well as violence against women and sexual violence prevention.

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

King, B., Fallon, B., Goulden, A., O’Connor, C., & Filippelli, J. (2019). What constitutes risk for young mothers? An examination of child protection investigations involving adolescent and transition-age mothers. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services.

King, B., Fallon, B., Black, T., Filippelli, J., & O’Connor, C. (2018). Troubled teens and challenged caregivers: Characteristics associated with the decision to provide child welfare services to adolescents in Ontario, Canada. Children and Youth Services Review, 87, 205-215.

King, B., Fallon, B. A., Boyd, R. K., Black, T., Antwi-Boasiako, K., & O’Connor, C. (2017). Factors associated with racial differences in child welfare investigative decision-making in Ontario, Canada. Child Abuse & Neglect, 73, 89-105.

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations:

King, B., Fallon, B., & O’Connor, C. (2019). What constitutes risk among young mothers? Examining the determination that very young children are at risk for future maltreatment during a child protection investigation. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). San Francisco, CA.

King, B., Fallon, B., Black, T., Filippelli, J., & O’Connor, C. (2018). Troubled teens and challenged caregivers: Characteristics associated with the decision to provide child welfare services to adolescents in Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Washington, DC.

Fallon, B., Black, T., Filippelli, J., & O’Connor, C. (2018). Discharge Rates by Ethno-Racial Categories – Peel CAS. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Washington, DC.

 

Research Grant/Awards:

Ontario Graduate Scholarship – 2019-2020 ($15,000)

Begun, S. (PI), Fallon, B., Gaetz, S., Kidd, S., King, B., Nichols, N., Schwan, K., Thulien, N., French, D., Noble, A., & O’Connor, C. (Collaborator). (2019). An examination of homeless youths’ longitudinal aftercare experiences. Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Insight Grant ($92,979)

Royal Bank of Canada Graduate Fellowship in Applied Social Work Research ($10,000)

Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 27 Scholarship ($1,924.96)

Phi Alpha Honour Society for Social Work, Chi Delta Chapter at the University of Toronto

University of Toronto Fellowship Award ($1,000)