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Books

Saini, M. & Shlonsky, A. (2012). Systematic synthesis of qualitative research. NY: Oxford University Press.

Lindsey, D. & Shlonsky, A. (Eds.) (2008). Child welfare research. NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Peer Reviewed Campbell and Cochrane Collaborations

Saini, M., Shlonsky, A., Issahaku, P. & Cook, C. (2009). Mediation for dispute resolution and improved outcomes among children and families involved with child protection services. Title registration for the Campbell Collaboration.

Shlonsky, A., Schumaker, K., Crampton, D., Cook, C., Saini, M., Back-Hansen, E. & Kowalski, K (2009). Family group decision making to prevent the recurrence of child abuse and neglect, facilitate stable living environments, and promote psychosocial well-being. Protocol for the Cochrane Collaboration

Shlonsky, A., Saini, M. & Wu, M. (2007). Risk of child maltreatment: A systematic review of the predictive validity of instruments. Protocol for the Campbell Collaboration.

Shlonsky, A. & Saini, M. (2006). Risk of child maltreatment: A systematic review of the predictive validity of instruments. Title registration for the Campbell Collaboration.

 

Peer Reviewed

LeBlanc, V., Regehr, C., Shlonsky, A., Bogo, M. (in press). Stress responses and decision making in child protection workers faced with high conflict situations. Child Abuse & Neglect. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.01.003.

Shlonsky, A. and Ballan, M. (2011). Evidence-Informed Practice in Child Welfare: Definitions, Challenges, and Strategies. Developing Practice: The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal, 29, 25-42.

Mildon, R., Shlonsky, A. (2011). Bridge over troubled waters: Using implementation science to facilitate effective services in child welfare.  Child Abuse and Neglect, 35, 753-756.

Shlonsky, A., Noonan, E., Littell, J., and Montgomery, P. (2011). The role of systematic reviews and the Campbell Collaboration in the realization of evidence-informed practice. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39, 362-368.

Littell, J. and Shlonsky, A. (2011). Making sense of meta-analysis. Clinical Social Work Journal. 39, 340-346

Shlonsky, A., Baker, T., Fuller-Thomson, E. (2011). Using Methodological Search Filters to Facilitate Evidence-based Social Work Practice. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39, 390-399.

Fallon, B. & Shlonsky, A. (2011). Risk, resilience and outcomes: Special issue.  International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9, 435-440.

Shlonsky, A. and Ballan, M. (in press). Evidence-Informed Practice in Child Welfare: Definitions, Challenges, and Strategies. Developing Practice.

Shlonsky, A., Noonan, E., Littell, J., and Montgomery, P. (2010). The role of systematic reviews and the Campbell Collaboration in the realization of evidence-informed practice. Clinical Social Work Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10615-010-0307-0

Littell, J. and Shlonsky, A. (2010). Making sense of meta-analysis. Clinical Social Work Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10615-010-0308-z

Shlonsky, A., Baker, T., Fuller-Thomson, E. (2010). Using Methodological Search Filters to Facilitate Evidence-based Social Work Practice. Clinical Social Work Journal. Clinical Social Work Journal (2 December 2010), pp. 1-7. doi:10.1007/s10615-010-0307-0

Browne, D., Verticcio, D., Shlonsky, A., Thabane, L., Hoch, J., Byrne, C. (2010). The family standpoint of investigation: Examining the correlates and costs of parental stress in a sample of families involved with Ontario child welfare. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 29(2), 131-154.

Regehr, C., Shlonsky, A., LeBlanc, V., and Bogo, M. (2010). Confidence and Professional Judgment in Assessing Children’s Risk of Abuse. Research on Social Work Practice, 20(6), 621-628.

Regehr, C., LeBlanc, V., Shlonsky, A. & Bogo, M. (2010) The Influence of Clinicians’ Previous Trauma Exposure on their Assessment of Child Abuse Risk.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.198(9), 64-68.

Littell, J. & Shlonsky, A. (2009). Toward Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice in Child Welfare.  Research on Social Work Practice. 1049731509347886v1.

Gough, P., Lajoie, J., Shlonsky, A., Trocme, N. (2009). Journal Watch:  An inter-university collaborative e-learning partnership. Social Work Education, 1 (1), 1-9.

Gough, P., Shlonsky, A. & Dudding, P (2009). An overview of the child welfare systems in Canada. International Journal on Child Health and Human Development. 2 (3), 357-372.

Gearing, R.E., Mian, I., Shlonsky, A., et al., (2009). Developing a Risk-Model of Time to First-Relapse for Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with Psychotic Disorders or Mood Disorders with Psychotic Features. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197(1).

Barber, J., Shlonsky, A., Black, T., Goodman, D. & Trocmé, N. (2008). Reliability and predictive validity of a risk assessment tool. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 2(2) 173-196.

Friend, C., Shlonsky, A. & Lambert, L. (2008). From Evolving Discourses to New Practice Approaches in Domestic Violence and Child Protective Services. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(6), 689-698.

Shlonsky, A. & Friend, C. (2007). Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence: Current State of Knowledge and Emerging Strategies for Policy and Practice. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention: An Evidence-Based Practice Journal, 7(4), 249-252.

Shlonsky, A., & Friend, C. (2007). Double Jeopardy: Risk assessment in the context of child maltreatment and domestic violence. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention: An Evidence-Based Practice Journal, 7(4), 253-274.

Shlonsky, A., Friend, C., Lambert, L. (2007). From Culture Clash to New Possibilities: A Harm Reduction Approach to Family Violence and Child Protection Services. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention: An Evidence-Based Practice Journal, 7(4), 345-363.

Shlonsky, A. & Stern, S. (2007). Reflections on the teaching of EBP. Research on Social Work Practice, 17, 612-618.

Regehr, C., Stern, S., & Shlonsky, A. (2007). Operationalizing Evidence-Based Practice: The Development of an Institute for Evidence-Based Social Work. Research on Social Work Practice, 17, 408-416.

Shlonsky, A., Festinger, T., & Brookhart, M.A. (2006). Is survival the fittest? A Post-hoc Evaluation of Event History Estimations in an Experimental Design. Children and Youth Services Review, 28(7), 841-852.

Shlonsky, A., Bellamy, J., Norman, C., & Elkins, J. (2005). The other kin: Setting the Course for Research, Policy, and Practice with Siblings in Foster Care. Children and Youth Services Review, 27(7), 697-716.

Webster, D., Shlonsky, A., Brookhart, A. (2005). The Ties that Bind II: Reunification for Siblings in Out-of-Home Care Using a Statistical Technique for Examining Non-independent Observations. Children and Youth Services Review, 27(7), 765-782.

*Shlonsky, A. & Wagner, D. (2005). The Next Step: Integrating Actuarial Risk Assessment and Clinical Judgment into an Evidence-Based Practice Framework in CPS Case Management. Children and Youth Services Review, 27(3), 409-427.

*Nominated for Pro-Humanitate Award

Mullen, E., Shlonsky, A., Bledsoe, B., Bellamy, J. (2005). From Concept to Implementation: Challenges Facing Evidence-based Social Work. Journal of Evidence and Policy, 1(1), 61-84.

Shlonsky, A. & Gibbs, L. (2004). Will the real evidence-based practice please step forward? Teaching evidence-based practice in the helping professions. Journal of Brief Therapy and Crisis Intervention, 4(2), 137-153.

Shlonsky, A., Needell, B., & Webster, D. (2003).  The Ties that Bind: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Siblings in Foster Care. Journal of Social Service Research, 29(3), 27-52.

Shlonsky, A., D’Andrade, A., & Brookhart, A (2002).  JSWE Submission Suggestions for Statistical Methods. Journal of Social Work Education, 38(1), 5-13.

Shlonsky, A. & Berrick, J.D. (2001). Assessing and Promoting Quality in Kin and Non-Kin Foster Homes. Social Service Review, 75(1), 60-83.

Shlonsky, A. & Gambrill, E. (2001). The Assessment and Management of Risk in Child Welfare Services: Overview of Contents - Part II. Children and Youth Services Review, 23 (1), 1-2.

Gambrill, E & Shlonsky, A. (2001). The Need for Comprehensive Risk Management Programs in Child Protective Services. Children and Youth Services Review, 23 (1), 79-107.

Gambrill, E., & Shlonsky, A. (2000). Risk Assessment in Context. Children and Youth Services Review, 22 (11-12), 813-837.

 

Book Chapters (* indicates also published as an article)

Shlonsky, A. & Ballan, M. (in press). Evidence-informed practice in child protection.  In Katharine Dill & Wes Shera (Eds.).  Implementing Evidence-Informed Practice: International Perspectives. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press.

*Shlonsky, A., Stern, S., Regehr, C. (in press). Evidence-based practice and policy: An overview and framework for university and community partnerships.  In Charles, G., Hiebert, B. & Ernst, K. (Eds.).  Accountability, Evaluation and Outcomes in Child and Family Services. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Shlonsky, A. & Saini, M. (2008). Risk Assessment Instruments, Child Maltreatment.  In Renzetti, C.M. & Edleson, J.L.  Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence (Vols. 1-3). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.

Shlonsky, A. (2008). Risk Assessment. In Renzetti, C.M. & Edleson, J.L.  Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence (Vols. 1-3). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.

Lindsey, D. & Shlonsky, A. & McLuckie, A.(2008). Child welfare research: An Introduction (pp.3-12). In Lindsey, D. & A. Shlonsky (Eds.). Child welfare Research.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Lindsey, D. & Shlonsky, A. (2008). Closing reflections: Future research directions and a new paradigm (pp.375-378). In Lindsey, D. & A. Shlonsky (Eds.). Child welfare Research.  New York: Oxford University Press.

*Shlonsky, A., & Friend, C. (2007). Double Jeopardy: Risk assessment in the context of child maltreatment and domestic violence.  In Roberts, Albert R. (Ed.). Battered women and their families: Intervention strategies and treatment programs (2nd Ed). New York: Springer.

*Shlonsky, A., & Friend, C. (2007). Double Jeopardy: Risk assessment in the Context of child maltreatment and domestic violence.  Springer, D. W., & A. R. Roberts (Eds.). Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders: Assessment, Treatment, and Research.  New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

*Shlonsky, A. & Gibbs, L. (2006). Will the real evidence-based practice please step forward? Teaching evidence-based practice in the helping professions.  In Roberts, Albert R. & Yeager, Kenneth R. (Eds). Foundations Of Evidence-Based Social Work Practice.  Oxford University Press.

Shlonsky, A. , Gambrill, E. (2005). Risk Assessment in Child Welfare: Challenges and Opportunities.  In Mallon, Gerald P. & Hess, Peg McCartt (Eds.). Child Welfare for the 21st Century: A Handbook of Children, Youth, and Family Services: Practices, Policies, and Programs. Columbia University Press.

 

Invited

Shlonsky, A. (2012). Book Review. Critical thinking for helping professionals: A skills-based workbook by Eileen Gambrill and Leonard Gibbs. Best Practices in Mental Health, 8(1), 129-130.

Fallon, B. & Shlonsky, A. (2011). Risk, resilience and outcomes: Special issue.  International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

Shlonsky, A. & Tugwell, P. (2009). Systematic Reviews of Social Interventions. Evidence-Based Child Health, 4(2), 387-388.

Shlonsky, A. (2009). A fine balancing act: Kinship care, subsidized guardianship, and outcomes. In Achieving Permanence for Older Children and Youth in Foster Care.  Kerman, B., Maluccio, A.N. & Freundlich, M. (Eds.) New York: Columbia University Press.

Shlonsky, A. (2008). Teaching evidence-based practice in social work. In Roberts, A (Ed) Social Worker’s Desk Reference (pp1169-1175). Oxford University Press.

Shlonsky, A. (2007). Initial construction of an actuarial risk assessment measure using the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. In R. Haskins, F. Wulczyn & M. B. Webb (Eds.), Child protection: Using research to improve policy and practice (pp. 62-80). Washington DC: Brookings Institution.

Shlonsky, A. (2006). Book Review. Beyond Common Sense: Child Welfare, Child Well-Being, and the Evidence for Policy Reform by Fred Wulczyn, Richard P. Barth, Ying-Ying T. Yuan, Brenda Jones Harden, & John Laandsverk. Social Service Review, 80 (4), 756-761.

Shlonsky, A. (2004). Subsidized guardianship evaluations: What have we learned? In M. Bissell & J. L. Miller (Eds.). Using Subsidized Guardianship to Improve Outcomes for Children: Key Questions to Consider. Washington, D.C.: Cornerstone Consulting and Children’s Defense Fund. (pp. 57-62)

 

Professional Journals

Shlonsky, A. & Lambert, L. (2006).  The Perceived Utility of Child Maltreatment Risk Assessment and Clinical Assessment Tools: Summary. Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies.

Shlonsky, A. & Lambert, L. (2006). Constructive uses of risk: The promise and peril of decision-making systems in child welfare. APSAC Advisor.

 

Reports

Shlonsky, A., Tan, J., Lee, B., Sawh, P., Peckham, M., Black, T., Chan, P. & Afolabi, V. (2012). Results and Lessons From Phase 1 Performance Indicators Project.  Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. Toronto, ON.

Shlonsky, A., Shin, T., Wong, B., Sawh, P., Lee, B., Eisner, A., and Tan, J. (2010). Prospective Validation of the New Ontario Decision Support System: Phase IV Final Report.  Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Toronto: University of Toronto.

Shlonsky, A. (2010). Safety data (commentary). Growing Up in BC (p.35).  British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth.

Shlonsky, A., Sawh, P., Lee, B., Eisner, A., DuRoss, C., Shin, T. and Wong, B. (2010). Prospective Validation of the New Ontario Decision Support System: Phase III Report.  Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Toronto: University of Toronto.

Verticchio, D., Browne, G., Thabane, L., Shlonsky, A., Saini, M. (2010). 20 Month Response to Two Approaches to Providing Differential Response in Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario: Final Report. Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Hamilton: McMaster University.

Alaggia, R., Gadalla, T., Shlonsky, A., Goodman, D., Leslie, B., Richard, K., Cummings, R., Hurwitz, H. and Pagnello, R. (2010). Differential Response in Cases of Domestic Violence (DRDV): Final Report. Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Toronto: University of Toronto.

Trocmé, N., MacLaurini, B., Fallon, B., Shlonsky, A., Mulcahy, M. & Esposito, T. (2009). National Child Welfare Outcomes Indicator Matrix (NOM). Centres of Excellence for Children’s Well-Being: Child Welfare. Toronto, Canada.

Trocme, N., Barber, J., Goodman, D., Shlonsky, A., & Black, T. (2006).  The Reliability and Validity of Ontario’s Consensus-Based Risk Assessment Tool (CB-RAT).  Report submitted to Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Shlonsky, A. & Lambert, L. (2006).  The Perceived Utility of Child Maltreatment Risk Assessment and Clinical Assessment Tools.  Report submitted to Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Needell, B., Shlonsky, A., Webster, D., Lee, S., Armijo, M., Cuccaro-Alamin, S. (2005). Report to the legislature on the kinship guardianship assistance payment (Kin-GAP) Program. UC Berkeley, Center for Social Services Research. Berkeley, CA.

Shlonsky, A. (2004). Evaluation of subsidized legal guardianship. In Using subsidized guardianship to improve outcomes for children: Key questions to consider. Washington DC, Children's Defense Fund and Cornerstone Consulting: (pp. 57-62).

Shlonsky, A., Dawson, W., Choi, Y., Guldman, D., Piccus, W., and Needell, B. (2002). Kinship Support Services in California: A Preliminary Evaluation of California’s Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP). Report to the California Department of Social Services, Foster Care Division.

Shlonsky, A., Needell, B., Dawson, W., & Contreras, T. (Nov. 2001) KSSP and Kin-GAP: University, State, Advocate, and County Partnership for Kinship Care Policy in California. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Wash DC.

Needell, B., Cuccaro-Alamin, S., Brookhart, A., Jackman, W., & Shlonsky, A. (2001). Youth Emancipating From Foster Care in California: Findings Using Linked Administrative Data.  Report to California Department of Social Services.

Shlonsky, A. & Gambrill, E. (2000). Common Sources of Error in Risk Assessment: The Need For a Comprehensive Risk Management Program. Conference proceedings of the 11th Annual Risk Assessment Roundtable of the American Humane Association. San Francisco, CA.

 

Invited Presentations

Shlonsky, A. (2012). Keynote. Databases fit for purpose: Finding and using what we know to improve the lives of vulnerable children.  Len Tierney Lecture.  University of Melbourne, Australia.

Shlonsky, A. (2012). Keynote. Assessment tools incorporating risk and evidence to support professional judgement.  Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence (DARE) in Social Work. Belfast, N. Ireland.

Shlonsky, A. (2012). How do we know what works? The case for systematic reviews.  Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence (DARE) in Social Work. Belfast, N. Ireland.

Shlonsky, A. (2012). Evidence-Informed Practice In Child Protection.  University of Ulster, N. Ireland.

Shlonsky, A. (2012). Assessing Risk in the Helping Professions: Using Evidence to Inform Assessment.  University of Ulster, N. Ireland.

Shlonsky, A. (2012). Beyond the risk wars: Setting a realistic course for the use of risk assessment in social work.  University of Ulster, N. Ireland.

Shlonsky, A. (2012). Risk Assessment: How do we make the great leap forward? Beyond the Risk Paradigm. Prato, Italy.

Shlonsky, A. , Black, T.  et al., (2012). Child welfare performance indicators: Early estimates from the OCANDS. Ontario Commission for the Promotion of Sustainable Child Welfare Summit. Toronto, ON.

Shlonsky, A., Black, T. et al., (2012). Child welfare performance indicators: Early estimates from the OCANDS – A workshop for the field.  Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. Toronto, ON.

Shlonsky, A. (2012).  Keynote. Methodological pluralism in the age of evidence-informed practice.  Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.

Shlonsky, A. (2012). An Introduction to Systematic Reviews.  Ministry of Children and Youth Services.  Toronto, ON.

Shlonsky, A. (2012). Together at Last: Finding ways to bring together data from different sources. Australian Institute for Health and Welfare. Sydney, Australia.

Shlonsky, A. (2012). The Campbell Collaboration Social Welfare Group: Introduction and Update. Society for Social Work and Research. Washington DC. 

Shlonsky, A. (2011). Together at Last: Finding ways to bring together data from different sources.  New Investigators Network, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth. Melbourne, Australia

Shlonsky, A. (2011). Keynote Address. Do we respond to child and family vulnerability as it emerges or target our services based on risk: an evidence‐based approach. Ross Trust Lecture, The Early Years: From Research to Policy to Practice Seminar. Melbourne, Australia.

Shlonsky, A. (2011). Together at Last: Finding ways to bring together data from different sources. Australian Institute for Health and Welfare. Canberra, Australia.

Shlonsky, A. (2011). Evidence and Child Welfare: Where have we been and where are we going? Australian Child Welfare Association.  Sydney, Australia.

Shlonsky, A. (2011). An Introduction to Systematic Reviews.  Parenting Research Centre.  Melbourne, Australia.

Shlonsky, A. (2010). Risk Assessment Tools in Child Welfare: Validity and Analytic Potential.  University of Chicago, Chapin Hall Center for Children.

Shlonsky, A. (2010). Child Welfare and Child Protection in Canada. 1st Congreso Internacional “200 AÑOS DESPUES” Abuso, Trata y Tráfico en Infancia, Adolescencia y Juventud. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Shlonsky, A. (2010). Keynote Address. Assessment in Child Welfare: Potential and Limitations of Technologies and Tools.  Australian Child Welfare Association.  Sydney, Australia.

Shlonsky, A. (2010). Risk Assessment, Domestic Violence, and Differential Response in Child Protection. Australian Child Welfare Association.  Sydney, Australia.

Shlonsky, A. (2010). Assessment in Child Welfare: Potential and Limitations of Technologies and Tools.  University of Queensland.  Brisbane, Australia.

Shlonsky, A. (2010).  Risk assessment in child welfare: The integration of valid tools, clinical skills, and client context. Norwegian Knowledge Centre.  Oslo, Norway.

Shlonsky, A. (2010).  The Generation and Use of Evidence in Child Welfare (Webinar).  Research And Practice Together (PART), Ontario, CA.

Shlonsky, A. (2010).  The Generation and Use of Evidence in Child Welfare (Plenary).  The Use of Evidence in Child Welfare Practice and Policy: An international Perspective on Future Directions.  Jerusalem, Israel.

Shlonsky, A. (2010). Risk assessment in child welfare: The integration of valid tools, clinical skills, and client context.  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

Shlonsky, A. (2010). The Use of Evidence in Child Welfare: A Critical Thinking Perspective. Presented at Connecting the Dots: Making Evidence‐Informed Practice a Practical Reality: An International Practice and Research Together (PART) Conference. Ontario, CA.

Shlonsky, A. (2010).  Keynote Address. Managing Risk in Child Welfare: Harnessing Evidence to Improve Outcomes. Atlantic Canada Child Welfare Forum III: Differential Response & Risk Mitigation. Nova Scotia, CA.

Shlonsky, A. (2009). Keynote Address. Child Welfare Outcomes Measurement in Ontario: An Incremental Approach. Keys to Quality: Investment in Excellence. Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies.  Toronto.

Shlonsky, A. (2009). Keynote Address. Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work: Current State and Future Directions. Advances and Challenges in Evidence-Based Practice and Social Work Education. Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver.

Shlonsky, A. (2009). REACH Training Program in Evidence-based Practice. North Carolina State University.

Shlonsky, A. (2009). Evidence-based Practice in Child Welfare. Invited Symposium at the London School of Economics.  London, England.

Shlonsky, A. (2009). Risk assessment models and empirical validity: Making life and death decisions.  Introductory remarks for Plenary session. One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare.

Shlonsky, A. (2009). A middle path to permanence: Subsidized guardianship / legal custody for kinship care. Ontario Association for Children’s Aid Societies Youth Forum.

Shlonsky, A. (2009). Risk Assessment in Ontario.  Practice and Research Together (PART) Webinar. Toronto, Ontario.

Shlonsky, A. (2009). Risk assessment in child welfare: Current state of practice and future directions. Office of the Children’s Representative. Victoria, BC.

Shlonsky, A. (2009). Domestic Violence and Child welfare. Office of the Children’s Representative. Victoria, BC.

Shlonsky, A. (2009). Rights, Safety, and the Role of Evidence in Child Protection. Champions for Children and Youth Summit. Vancouver, BC.

Shlonsky, A. & Littell (2009). The Campbell Collaboration Social Welfare Group: Introduction and Update. Society for Social Work and Research. New Orleans, LA.

Shlonsky, A. & Bellamy, J. (2008). Reach-SW Curriculum Development Training. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Shlonsky, A. (2008). Siblings in foster care: What do we know, what do we need to know, and how might this influence practice in child welfare? Practice and Research Together. Ottawa.

Littell, J. & Shlonsky, A. (2008). The Campbell Collaboration Social Welfare Group: Introduction and Update. Campbell Collaboration Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Shlonsky, A. (2008). Building the imperfect beast: The construction of actuarial risk assessment instruments for use in child protection.  Oxford University, UK.

Shlonsky, A. (2008). How to search for the best evidence-based practices to meet the client's needs to match the case situation/circumstance.  Place Matters In Maryland: Achieving Outcomes Through Data-Driven Best Practices. Baltimore, Maryland.

Shlonsky, A. (2008). Subsidized legal guardianship for relative caregivers: It is time for Ontario? Limbo Task Force.  Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

Shlonsky, A. (2008). Ontario’s experience with risk assessment: What can BC learn?  British Columbia Ministry for Child and Family Development. 

Shlonsky, A. (2008). Building the imperfect beast: The construction of actuarial risk assessment instruments for use in child protection.  McGill University.

Shlonsky, A., Gurwitz, S., Power, L. & Milne, C. (2007). In Their Own Voices II: The Sibling Experience in Foster Care. Foster Care Operators of Ontario Child Welfare Conference. Toronto.

Shlonsky, A. (2007). Risk assessment and evidence-based practice in child welfare: New findings, new directions. University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Shlonsky, A. & Regehr, C. (2007). Operationalizing Evidence-Based Practice. Presented at the 2007 Canadian Symposium of Child and Family Services Outcomes. Vancouver, BC.

Shlonsky, A. (Oct. 2006). Reflections on the teaching of EBP. National Symposium on Evidence-based Practice.  Austin, Texas.

Shlonsky, A. (Sept. 2006). Risk Assessment in Ontario: New Directions and Challenges. Ontario Children’s Aid Societies Annual Conference for Local Directors and Directors of Service. Haliburton, Ontario.

Shlonsky, A. (April 2006).  Risk Assessment in Ontario.  Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies: OACAS Consultation and Kinship Care Symposium.  Toronto, Ontario.

Shlonsky, A. (January 2006). Risk Assessment in Child Welfare.  Ontario Conference of Judges: Judicial Development Institute.  Toronto, Ontario.

Shlonsky, A. (July 2005). Initial construction of an actuarial risk assessment measure using the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW).  Child Protection: Using Research To Improve Policy And Practice, a conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution’s Welfare Reform & Beyond Initiative, The Chapin Hall Center For Children At The University Of Chicago, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Wash DC.

Shlonsky, A. (May 2005). The Next Step: Integrating Actuarial Risk Assessment and Clinical Judgment into an Evidence-Based Practice Framework in CPS Case Management.  School of Social Pedagogy. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Shlonsky, A. (Dec 2004). The Next Step: Integrating Actuarial Risk Assessment and Clinical Judgment into an Evidence-Based Practice Framework in CPS Case Management.  Evidence Based Practice Risk Assessment in Child Welfare Symposium. Toronto. University of Toronto.

Mullen, E. & Shlonsky, A. (Sept 2004). From Concept to Implementation: The Challenges Facing Evidence-Based Social Work. Faculty Research & Insights: A Series Featuring CUSSW Faculty Research. New York. Columbia University.

Shlonsky, A. & Wagner, D. (Dec 2003). The Next Step: The Use of Actuarial Risk Assessment Instruments in CPS Case Management.  Berkeley International Symposium on Decision-making in Child Welfare. California. University of California, Berkeley.

Shlonsky, A. (Sept 2003). Subsidized Guardianship Evaluations:  What Have We Learned? Subsidized Guardianship as a Permanency Option: Meeting on Policy and Program Developments. Children’s Defense Fund, Washington DC.

Gambrill, E. & Shlonsky, A. (2002). Risk Assessment in Context. The North American Resource Center for Child Welfare Risk Assessment Colloquy. Coral Gables, FL.

 

Presentations at Juried Conferences

Connolly, M., Shlonsky, A., Mildon, R. (2012). Beyond the risk paradigm. Australian Child Welfare Association (ACWA). Sydney, Australia.

Shlonsky, A., Saini, M. (2011). Engagement and outcomes: Two different things? Preliminary findings and implications from a systematic review of family group decision making. First Canadian Conference for Family Group Conferencing: Honouring the Circle, Connections and Wisdom.  American Humane Association Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies.

Shlonsky, A. (2011). Family group decision-making for children at risk of child maltreatment.  Society for Social Work and Research. Tampa, FL.

Turner, W., Montgomery, P. & Shlonsky, A. (2010). Challenges in systematic reviews of complex social interventions. 2010 Joint Colloquium of the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations. Keystone, CO.

Regehr, C., LeBlanc, V., Shlonsky, A. & Bogo, M. (2009). Standardized risk assessment of child abuse: Influences on judgment. Society for Social Work and Research. New Orleans, LA.

Owings-Fonner, N. & Shlonsky, A. (2008). The Reach-SW Curriculum Enhancement Tool. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Stern, S., Mishna, F., Shlonsky, A. & Saini, M. (2008). Putting Evidence into Practice: Mobilizing University-Community Partnerships. Society for Social Work and Research. Washington DC.

Rubin, A., Gambrill, E., Mullen, E., Proctor, E, Shlonsky, A., et al. (2008) Issues in Teaching Evidence-based Practice. Society for Social Work and Research. Washington DC.

Mullen, E., Proctor, E, Thyer, B. & Shlonsky, A. (2007). Experiences and Challenges in Developing and Implementing EBP Curriculum (all-day faculty development institute). Council on Social Work Education.  San Francisco, CA.

Shlonsky, A., Black, T., Barber, J., Goodman, D. & Trocmé, N (2007). The reliability and validity of a consensus-based child maltreatment risk assessment tool. Society for Social Work and Research. San Francisco, CA.

Shlonsky, A. & Saini, M. (2007). EBP within an interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary team context: An analysis of peer-reviewed publications. Society for Social Work and Research. San Francisco, CA.

Shlonsky, A., Gibbs, L., Gambrill, E., and Baus, S. (2006).  From Question to Answer: Posing Well-Built Questions and Optimizing Search Strategies as Components of Evidence-Based Practice. Society for Social Work and Research.  San Antonio, Texas.

Festinger, T., & Shlonsky, A. (Jan 2005). Is survival the fittest? A Post-hoc Evaluation of Event History Estimations in an Experimental Design.  Society for Social Work and Research. Miami, FL.

Barber, J., Baus, S., Gambrill, E., Gibbs, L. & Shlonsky, A. (Jan 2005). Practical experience teaching evidence-based practice. Society for Social Work and Research. Miami, FL.

Shlonsky, A. & Berrick, J. (Jan 2004). Quantifying and understanding the implementation of the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (KinGAP) program in California.  Society for Social Work and Research. New Orleans, LA.

Brookhart, A., Webster, D., Needell, B., Shlonsky, A. (July 2003) An Event History Model of Foster Care Placement Disruption:  Factors Associated with the Likelihood of Experiencing a Subsequent Move. National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics.

Shlonsky, A., Needell, B. (Jan 2002). Relative Permanence: An Evaluation of California’s Subsidized Guardianship Program for Relative Caregivers. Society for Social Work and Research. Wash DC.

Shlonsky, A., Needell, B., Dawson, W., & Contreras, T. (Nov. 2001) KSSP and Kin-GAP: University, State, Advocate, and County Partnership for Kinship Care Policy in California. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Wash DC.

Shlonsky, A., Needell, B., & Webster, D. (Mar. 2001). The ties That Bind: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Siblings in Foster Care. Council on Social Work Education: Annual Program Meeting. Dallas, TX.

Shlonsky, A., Ferguson, C. & Hines, A. (Jan. 2001). Evaluating California's Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Program: Services Tracking and Model Fidelity. Society for Social Work Research: Symposium. Atlanta, GA.

Shlonsky, A., Simmel, C & Needell, B (Feb. 2000). Assessment, Training, and Support for Kin and Non-Kin: An Empirical Curriculum. Council on Social Work Education: Annual Program Meeting. New York, NY.

Hines, A., Embry, R., Ferguson, C., & Shlonsky, A. (Jan. 2000). Design Issues and Methodological Challenges in Large-Scale Applied Research: California’s Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Project. Society for Social Work Research. Charleston, SC.

Shlonsky, A. & Gambrill, E. (July 1999). Common Sources of Error in Risk Assessment: The Need For a Comprehensive Risk Management Program. 11th Annual Risk Assessment Roundtable of the American Humane Association. San Francisco, CA.

Shlonsky, A. (May 1999). Assessment, Training, and Support for Kinship and Non-Related Foster Parents. Video teleconference for California Schools of Social Work. University of California, Berkeley