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Nico Trocmé

Nico Trocmé, MSW, PhD, TS,  is the Director of the School of Social Work and the Philip Fisher Chair in Social Work at McGill University.  Dr. Trocmé is the principal investigator for the  Canadian Incidence  Study (CIS) of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (1993, 1998, 2003 & 2008), the lead researcher for a Federal-Provincial-Territorial initiative to develop a common set of National Outcomes Measures in child welfare, directs the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (cwrp.ca), and is conducting a research   capacity development and knowledge mobilization initiative involving child welfare and Aboriginal service provider agencies in Quebec.  Recognized as one of the most prolific social work researchers in Canada, Dr. Trocmé is the author of over 130 scientific publications, has been awarded 25 million dollars in funding through grants, contracts and gifts, and has mentored a new generation of Canadian child welfare scholars.  Dr. Trocmé has acted as a child welfare policy and program consultant to several provincial governments and Aboriginal organizations and has presented expert evidence at various inquests and tribunals. Prior to completing his PhD, Dr. Trocmé worked for five years as a child welfare and children's mental health social worker.

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Résumé

Nico Trocmé est professeur en service social à l'université McGill où il détient la chaire Philip Fisher en travail social et dirige le Centre de recherche sur l'enfance et la famille. Dr. Trocmé est le directeur de l'Étude canadienne sur l'incidence (ECI) des signalements de cas de violence et de négligence envers les enfants (1993, 1998, 2003 et 2008), le chercheur principal pour la Matrice d'indicateurs des résultats en protection de l'enfance, et coordonne le Portail canadien de la recherche en protection de l’enfance (cwrp.ca). Il mène présentement un projet de développement de capacités de recherche et de mobilisation des connaissances au sein de Centres Jeunesse et d’organismes autochtones au Québec, et dirige plusieurs recherches, dont des analyses secondaires des données ECI, l'évaluation d'un programme de soutien pour des familles afro-canadiennes, et le développement d’indicateurs cliniques pour le Centre jeunesse et de la Famille Batshaw et l’Association des Centres jeunesse du Québec.  Dr. Trocmé a été impliqué dans le développement et la revue de programmes et de politiques sur les services de protection de l’enfance au niveau des gouvernements provinciaux et organismes autochtones, et a intervenu à titre de témoin expert dans le contexte d’enquêtes et de tribunaux. Avant de compléter son doctorat, Dr. Trocmé a travaillé pendant cinq ans comme intervenant en protection et en santé mentale de l'enfance.

Pour plus de renseignements, voir CRCF/trocmé.


Education

Ph.D. (University of Toronto) 1992

M.S.W (University of Toronto) 1983

B.A. (University of Toronto, Trinity College) 1981



Employment

2005-present Professor

McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work

2005-present Senior Advisor for Research Integration

Batshaw Youth and Family Centre

2005-present Scientific Director

Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare, University of Toronto

2005-2007 Adjunct Professor

Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

2004-2006 Analyst

Child Welfare Secretariat, Ministry of Child and Youth Services

2004-2005 Full Professor

Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

2000-2005 Director

Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare, University of Toronto

1999-2000 Director

Centre for Applied Social Research, University of Toronto

1998-2004 Associate Professor

Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Research

Areas of interest

  • Child Welfare
  • Program Evaluation

For Nico Trocmé's full list of Research Grants, see Research



Publications

For Nico Trocmé's full list of publications, see Publications

Courses offered

SWRK 606

3 credits
Reclaiming Child Welfare.

Social Work: Reflection on current practices in child welfare. An overview of contemporary theoretical frameworks and students' experiences in the field will form the basis of class discussion. Topics include: the construction of abuse and neglect; the risk ethos, families'/mothers' experiences of child welfare services; the reflective practitioner and resistance.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Note: Seminar.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • Nicolas Trocmé