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Aron Shlonsky is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work and is the incoming director of the Bell Canada Child Welfare Research Unit. Prior to his appointment at University of Toronto, he was an assistant professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and also 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.
He also has an abiding interest in evidence-based practice and evaluation research. He is author and co-author of several articles appearing in scholarly journals, book chapters, and reports 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-based practice.
University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work
246 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A1
tel #: 416 978-5718
fax #: 416 978-7072
e-mail: aron [dot] shlonsky [at] utoronto [dot] ca