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Sarah Maiter

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School of Social Work

Professor

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Email: smaiter@yorku.ca


Dr Maiter is Professor in the School of Social Work at York University. Her scholarship, teaching, and professional interests include: Anti racist and social justice approaches to social work; race, culture, and ethnicity and child welfare policy and practice

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Dr Maiter is Professor in the School of Social Work at York University. Her scholarship, teaching, and professional interests include: Anti racist and social justice approaches to social work; race, culture, and ethnicity and child welfare policy and practice ; client centered practice in child welfare; including the voices of diverse populations into social work theory, research and practice; developing prevention and social support programs for diverse populations and for immigrants and refugees; and social work practice with families. Dr. Maiter has extensive practice experience in child and family welfare (both child protection and children's mental health services) that she brings to her teaching and scholarship. Prior to coming to York University, she taught in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University in the individuals, families, and groups stream and also developed and taught core courses addressing oppression and marginalization. Along with providing consultation to community groups and organizations and sitting on working groups, Dr Maiter has been a member of several professional and community boards including the Board of Accreditation of the Association of Schools of Social Work. Currently, she is serving a second term on the board of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and has been the Chair of the Diversity Committee for both terms. Dr Maiter also served as an expert panel reviewer for the National Traumatic Stress Network in their efforts to develop culturally sensitive, evidence based trauma intervention. As principal investigator of a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded study, Dr Maiter, with colleagues explored factors that bring ethnic minority families to the attention of the child welfare system and the professional responses to these families. Dr Maiter was co-Investigator of the completed SSHRC funded Community University Research Alliance (CURA) study Partnerships for Children and Families. She is currently co-investigator of a SSHRC funded CURA study: Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health. This is a five year participatory action research project that brings together a variety of university and community partners in Toronto and Waterloo Region. The overall purpose of the study is to explore, develop, pilot and evaluate how best to provide community-based mental health services and supports that are effective for people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Dr Maiter with colleagues is also embarking on a new SSHRC funded study titled The Self-Other Issue in the Healing Practices of Racialized Minority Youth. This study will explore the sense racialized minority youths make of injustice, discrimination, and oppression and the strategies they develop to deal with it.

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MSW, University of Toronto
BSW, Universtiy of Durban-Westville (South Africa)

Research Interests

Race and Racism , Children and Youth, Child Welfare practice and policy for diverse communities, Minority youth and their development, Anti-oppressive, anti racist practice; Mental Health practice and policy for diverse ethno-racial groups

Current Research Projects

Lost in Translation: Child Protection Services to Ethnic Minority Families When Language Barriers Exist.

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Collaborator Institution: Catholic Children’s Aid Society & British Columbia Ministry of Children & Family Development.
    Funders:
    SSHRC Standard Research Grant.
Assets for Youth

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    Funders:
    SSHRC - CURA
The Self-Other Issue in the Healing Practices of Racialized Minority Youth

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    Role: Co-Investigator

    Collaborator: P.I. Dr. Martha Kwee Kumsa, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Dr Miu Yan, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, Dr. Adrienne Chambon, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
    Funders:
    SSHRC Standard Research Grant
Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health

    Description:

    Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health is a five year participatory action research project that brings together a variety of university and community partners in Toronto and Waterloo Region. The overall purpose of the study is to explore, develop, pilot and evaluate how best to provide community-based mental health services and supports that are effective for people from culturally diverse backgrounds. The five cultural linguistic communities partnering in this project are: Somali, Polish, Mandarin, Punjabi (Hindu), and South American.

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    Role: Co-Investigator

    Collaborator: P. I. Joanna Ochocka, Community Psychology, Waterloo University, and other University and Community Partners.
    Funders:
    SSHRC - CURA
Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Families from Ethnically/Racially Diverse Backgrounds Receiving Child Protection Service

    Description:

    Through in-depth qualitative interviews with parents from one visible minority ethnic group, this study explored the factors that led to child protection interventions and the services received from the child welfare system. As many of the participants interviewed were immigrants, the findings highlight barriers to settlement, the sense of exclusion experienced, the misunderstandings related to their needs, services that were helpful and those that were not. As the study has been completed recently, we are actively involved in further data analysis, and knowledge dissemination.

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Funders:
    SSHRC Standard Research Grant
Partnerships for Children and Families

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    Role: Co-Investigator

    Funders:
    SSHRC - CURA
Books

Publication
Year

Cameron, G., Fine, M., Maiter, S., Frensch, K., & Freymond, N. (Eds.) . (2014) . Towards Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare: Family Realities and System Responses. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

2014

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Maiter, S. & Ngo, A. (2017). The well-being of children from immigrant families. In M.C. Yan & U. Anucha (Eds.), Working with immigrants and refugees: A handbook for Social Work and Human Services. Toronto: ON, Oxford University Press Canada.

2017

Joseph, A.J. & Maiter, S. (2015) . Post-national Belonging: Strategies of Racialized Youth in Multicultural Western Contexts. In Baffoe, M. Asimeng-Boahene, L. & Ogbuagu, B. (eds.,) . Settlers in Transition: Pathways and Roadbloacks to Settlement and Citizenship of New Comers in New Homelands. (pp.23-31) . Ronkonkoma: Linus Learning

2015

Maiter, S. (2015) . Race matters: Social justice, not assimilation or cultural competence. In S. Strega & J. Carriere. (Eds.) , Walking this Path Together: Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Child Welfare Practice,2nd edition. Toronto, ON: Fernwood Press.

2015

Maiter, S., Palmer, S., & Manji, S. (2014) . Invisible lives: The experiences of parents in the child welfare system. In G. Cameron, M. Fine, S. Maiter, K. Frensch, & N. Freymond (Eds.), Towards Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare: Family Realities and System Responses. (pp. 115-138).Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

2014

Nelson, G., D’Ailly, H., Ochocka, J., Janzen, R., Maiter, S., & Jacobson, N. (2014) . Planning mental health services for culturally diverse communities: Towards a framework for transformative change. In G. Nelson, B. Kloos, & J. Ornelas (Eds.), Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: Towards Transformative Change. (Society for Community Research and Action Book Series) . (pp. 177-201). New York: Oxford University Press.

2014

Maiter, S. & Leslie, B. (2014) . Child welfare systems and immigrant families: Canada. In R. Barn, K. Kriz, T. Poso & M. Skivenes (Eds), Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children: A Cross Country Study of Policy and Practice . (pp. 179-198). New York. Oxford University Press.

2014

Maiter, S. (2014) . Relevant child protection and mental health services for families from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. In J. R. Conte (Ed), Child abuse and Neglect Worldwide. (pp. 83-106). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

2014

Maiter, S., Alaggia, R., & Mutta, B. (2013) Double jeopardy: Racialized families and failure to protect. In S. Strega, J. Krane, S. Lapierre, C. Richardson, & R. Carlton (Eds.), Failure to Protect: Moving Beyond Gendered Responses. (pp. 125-145). Halifax & Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.

2013

Alaggia, R. & Maiter, S. (2012) . Domestic violence and child abuse: Issues for immigrant and refugee families. In R. Alaggia & C. Vine (Eds.), Cruel But Not Unusual: Violence in Canadian families (2nd ed.). (pp. 235-267). Waterloo, ON: University Press. [Updated from 1st Edition published in 2006]

2012

Maiter, S., Palmer, S., & Manji, S. (2012) . Strengthening social worker-client relationships in child protective services: Addressing power imbalances and “ruptured” relationships. In J. E. B. Myers (Ed.), Child Maltreatment: A Collection of Readings. (pp. 18-33). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. [Reprinted from Journal Article published in 2006]

2012

Maiter, S. (2009) . Race matters: Social Justice, not Assimilation or Cultural Competence. In S. Strega and J. Carriere (Eds). Walking this Path Together: Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive child Welfare Practice, (pp. 62-77). Fernwood Press, Toronto, Canada.

2009

Alaggia, R. & Maiter, S. (2006) . Domestic violence and child abuse: Issues for immigrant and refugee families. In R. Alaggia and C. Vine, Cruel but not Unusual: Violence in Canadian Families. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

2006

MacFadden, R. J., Herie, M., Maiter, S., Dumbrill, G.C., (2005). Achieving high touch in high tech: A constructivist, emotionally-oriented model of web-based instruction. In Beaulaurier, R., and Haffey, M. (Eds.) . Technology and Social Work education. NY: Haworth.

2005

Maiter, S. (2005) . From Cultural Sensitivity to Anti-Oppressive Practice. In B. Lee & S. Todd (Eds.). Community practice: Problems and strategies. Mississauga: Common Act Press.

2005

Maiter, S. (2003) . The Context of Culture: Social Work with South Asian-Canadians. In Alean Al-Krenawi & J. Graham (Eds.), Cross-Cultural Social Work Practice with Diverse Ethno-Racial Communities in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press. (55 pages)

2003

MacFadden, R. J., Maiter, S., & Dumbrill. G. C. (2002) . High Tech and High Touch: the human face of online education. In P. S. Anderson & H. Resnick (Ed.), Innovations in technology and human services: Practice and education. 2nd edition. New York: Haworth Press.

2002

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Maiter, S., Chan, A., Alaggia, A., and Ngo, A. (2019). "Burdens felt by Child Protection Workers Serving Immigrant Families with Limited English Proficiency: The Need for Sustained Support." The International Journal of Community Diversity 19 (1): 1-17. doi:10.18848/2327-0004/CGP/v19i01/1-17.

2019

Alaggia, R., Maiter, S., Jenney, A. (2016) . In whose words? Struggles and strategies of service providers working with immigrant clients with limited language abilities in the violence against women sector and child protection services. Child and family Social Work. Online First. 1-10 doi:10.1111/cfs.12266

2016

Maiter, S. & Joseph, A. J. (2016). Researching Racism: The Colour of Face-Value, Challenges and Opportunities. British Journal of Social Work . British Journal of Social Work Advance Access published May 17, 2016; British Journal of Social Work (2016) 0, 1–18. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw052

2016

Maiter, S., Alaggia, R., Chan, A., & Leslie, B. (2015) . Trial and Error: Attending to language barriers in child welfare service provision from the perspective of frontline workers. Child and Family Social Work. Online First. 1-10 doi:10.1111/cfs.12214 .

2015

Kumsa, M. K., Chambon, A., Yan, M.C., Maiter, S. (2014) . Catching the shimmers of the social: From the limits of reflexivity to methodological creativity. Qualitative Research. Online First. 1-18. DOI: 10.1177/1468794114538897.

2014

Maiter, S., Joseph, A.J., Shan, N. and Saeid, A. (2013) . Doing participatory qualitative research: Development of a shared critical consciousness with racial minority research advisory group members. Qualitative Research, 13(2), 198-213.

2013

Hossen, A. MD., Westhues, A., & Maiter, S. (2013) . Coping strategies of older rural Bangladeshi women with health problems. Health Care for Women International, 34(12), 1116-1135.

2013

Kumsa, M. K., Ng, K., Chambon A., Maiter, S., & Yan, M. C. (2013) . Rethinking youth violence and healing. Journal of Youth Studies, 16(7), 847-863.

2013

Maiter, S. & Stalker, C. (2011) . South Asian immigrants' experience of child protection services: Are we recognizing strengths and resilience? Child and Family Social Work, 16, (2), 138-148.

2011

Janzen, R., Ochocha, J., Jacobson, N., Maiter, S., Westhues, A., & Fleras, A. (2010) . Synthesizing culture and power in community mental health: An emerging framework. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 29(1), 51-67.

2010

Simich, L., Maiter, S., & Ochocka J. (2009) . From social liminality to cultural negotiation: Transformative process in immigrant mental wellbeing. Anthropology and Medicine, 16(3), 253-266.

2009

Simich, L., Maiter, S., Moorlag, E. and Ochocka J. (Winter 2009) . “Taking Culture Seriously: Ethno linguistic community perspectives on mental health.” Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal 32.3.

2009

Maiter, S., Stalker, C., & Alaggia, R. (2009) . The Experiences of minority immigrant families receiving child welfare services: Understanding how to reduce risk and increase protective factors. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services. 90(1), 28-36.

2009

Maiter, S.(2009). Using an Anti-Racist Framework for Assessment and Intervention in Clinical Practice with Families from Diverse Ethno-racial backgrounds. Clinical Social Work. Clinical Social Work, 37, 267-276.

2009

Westhues, A., Ochocka, J., Jacobson, N., Simich, L., Maiter, S., Janzen, R., & Fleras, A. (2008) . Developing theory from complexity: Reflections on a collaborative mixed method participatory action research study. Qualitative Health Research, 18(5), 701-17.

2008

Miller, W. & Maiter, S. (2008) . Fatherhood and ethnicity: Moving beyond cultural competence. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work. Vol. 17(3): 279-300.

2008

Maiter, S., Simich, L., Jacobson, N., & Wise, J. (2008) . Reciprocity: An ethic for Participatory Action An ethic for Participatory Action Research. Action Research. 6(3): 305-325.

2008

Palmer, S., Maiter, S., & Manji, S., (2006). Parents’ experiences with child protective services. Child and Youth Services Review. Vol. 28(7): 812-824.

2006

Maiter, S., Palmer, S., & Manji, S., (2006). Strengthening Social Worker-Client Relationships in Child Protective Services: Addressing Power Imbalances and ‘Ruptured’ Relationships. Qualitative Social Work. Vol 5(2): 167-186.

2006

MacFadden, R. J., Herie, M. A., Maiter, S., and Dumbrill, G. (2005) . Achieving High Touch in High Tech: A Constructivist, Emotionally-Oriented Model of Web-Based Instruction. Journal of Teaching in Social Work Vol. 25, Numbers1/2, pp.21-44

2005

Manji, S., Maiter, S., & Palmer, S. (2005) . Community and informal support for recipients of child protective services. Child and Youth Services Review. Vol. 27(3): 291-308

2005

MacFadden, R. J., Herie, M. A., Maiter, S., and Dumbrill, G. (2005) . High touch in high tech: Exploring the subjective experiences of web-based learners in human services. Technology and Social Work Education, special edition.

2005

Maiter, S. (2004) . Considering context and culture in child protection services to ethnically diverse families: An example from research with parents from the Indian sub continent (South Asians). Social Work Research and Evaluation. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 63-80

2004

Maiter, S., Alaggia, A. & Trocmé, N. (2004) . Perceptions of Child Maltreatment by Parents from the Indian Sub-Continent: Challenging Myths about Culturally Based Abusive Parenting Practices. Child Maltreatment, 9(3),63-80

2004

Maiter, S. & George, U. (2003) . Understanding context and culture in the parenting approaches of immigrant South Asian Canadian mothers. Affilia Journal of Women and Social Work. Vol 18, No. 24, 411-428.

2003

MacFadden, R. J., Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (2000) . Web-based Course Delivery in a Graduate Faculty of Social Work: Crossing the New Frontier. New Technology in the Human Services, Vol.13. Issue 1/2.

2000

Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (1996) . Developing cultural and racial equity in social work practice. The Social Worker, 64 (3), 89-94.

1996

Professional Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Maiter, S., & Dumbrill G. C. (2004) . Curriculum for Cultural Competency. Family and Children’s Services of Kitchener Waterloo. Curriculum for all Agency Personnel.

2005

Maiter, S. (2005) . The Ethics of Child Protection Services for People from Diverse Ethno-Racial Backgrounds. The Ontario Association of Social Worker. Magazine. February 2005.

2005

Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (2004) . Moving from clients evaluating services to clients designing services, The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Journal, 48 (4),17-21.

2004

Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (2004) . To understand "Others" we must first understand ourselves: How Canada’s dominant White culture shapes our perceptions of ethnic minorities. British Columbia Association of Social Worker’s Perspectives Newsmagazine, 26 (3), 12-13.

2004

Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (2003) . Child protection clients designing the services they receive: An idea from practice. Child and Family: A Journal of the Notre Dame Child and Family Institute, 7 (1), 5-10.

2003

Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (2003) . Multicultural social work revisited. New Brunswick Association of Social Workers Dossier Newsmagazine 14 (2), 11-12.

2003

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Maiter, S. (2014) . Between a rock and a hard place: challenges of racialized immigrant children, youth and families in receiving mental health services. Today’s Children and Youth. Tomorrow’s Families: 2014 Youth and Family Consensus Conference. Vancouver, BC.

2014

Maiter, S. & Chan, A. (2014) . By Trial and Error: Experiences of Child Welfare Workers in Providing Services Where Language Interpretation is an Issue. 7 th Biennial Conference of the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium. Celebrating Child Welfare Transformations: Interdisciplinary Practices, Field Education and Research. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

2014

Maiter, S., Alaggia, R. & Chan, A. (2014) . Child Welfare Services when clients do not speak the National Language: Voices from the Frontlines. ‘Making a Difference’ - The 13th European Scientific Association on Residential and Family Care for Children and Adolescents Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark.

2014

Maiter, S. & John-Langba, J. (2014) . Culturally Sensitive Social Work: International Perspectives on its Challenges and Benefits. Conference of the International Association of Social Workers. Conference Theme: Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Responses from Social Work and Social Development. Melbourne, Australia.

2014

Maiter, S. & Alaggia, R. (2014) . Language Interpretation and Translation in Child Protection Agencies. Conference of the International Association of Social Workers. Conference Theme: Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Responses from Social Work and Social Development. Melbourne, Australia.

2014

Alaggia, R., & Maiter, S. (2013) . Interpreter and Language Issues in Intercultural Work. Centre for Intercultural Studies of the University of Verona. Conference Theme: Intercultural Counselling and Education in the Global World. Verona, Italy.

2013

Alaggia, R., Maiter, S., Chan, A., Ma, J., & Black, R. (2013) . Structural Barriers in Service Provision for Child Welfare Clients with Language Challenges. Congress of the Humanities and Social sciences. Conference Theme: “@ The Edge”. Victoria, BC.

2013

Maiter, S. (2013) . Child Welfare System and Migrant Families in England, Canada, Finland, and Italy: The Canadian Child Protection System and Immigrant Children and Families. ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect. Conference Theme: Protecting Children in the Changing World. Dublin, Ireland.

2013

Maiter, S., & Earner, I. (2013) . Considering Knowledge Requirements for Services to Immigrants and Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Families in the Child Protection System. APSAC’S 21st Annual Colloquium. Sponsoring Agency: The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Las Vegas, Nevada.

2013

Maiter, S. (2013) . Double Jeopardy: Racialized Families and Failure to Protect. 3rd Canadian Domestic Violence Conference. Toronto, Ontario.

2013

Chan, A., Maiter, S., & Alaggia, R. (2013) . Policy and Practice Issues for Children and Families: Language Interpretation and Translation. ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect. Conference Theme: Protecting Children in the Changing World. Dublin, Ireland.

2013

Maiter, S. (2012) . Youth vulnerability and agency: rethinking “youth violence.”. International. Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development. Sweden, Stockholm.

2012

Joseph, A., & Maiter, S. (2012) . Postnational Belonging: Strategies of Racialized Youth in Multicultural Western Contexts. 2012 Strangers in New Homelands 5th Annual Conference on the Social Reconstructing of “Home” Among Immigrants in the Diaspora. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2012

Maiter, S. (2012) . Rethinking Youth Violence: Transformative Possibilities for Inclusion, Social Justice and Human Rights. ASSWA Conference (Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa). Conference Theme: Social Work, Towards Inclusion, Social Justice and Human Rights. White River, South Africa.

2012

Maiter, S. (2012) . Researching Racism: Challenges and Opportunities of Qualitative Research Methods. Twelfth International Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations Conference Vancouver, Canada.

2012

Maiter, S. (2011) . Deep Wounds: Exploring Violence and Practices of Healing Among Racialized Youth in Global Contexts. The 11th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. Cape Town, South Africa

2011

Maiter, S, Joseph, A., Saeid, A., & Shan, N. (2010) . Doing Participatory Qualitative Research: Development of a Shared Critical Consciousness with Racial Minority Research Advisory Group Members. Qualitative 2010. Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, Ontario.

2010

Maiter, S. (2010) . Challenges of Using Documentaries and Other Media Material in Teaching Critical Social Work. International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development. Hong Kong, China.

2010

Maiter, S., & Westhues, A. (2009) . Taking Culture and Power Seriously in Community Mental Health: The Process of Collective Theory Generation in Multi-Faceted Community Based Research. 10th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

2009

Maiter, S. (2008) Multiculturalism,Human Rights and Social Justice in Child Welfare Services. International Association of Schools of Social Work, Durban, South Africa.

2008

Maiter, S. (May 2008) Reconciling Multiculturalism and Human Rights and Social Justice in Child Welfare Services. Social Work National Conference, Toronto.

2008

Maiter, S. and Westhues, A. (2008) . Taking Culture and Power Seriously in Mental Health: An Emerging Framework. Social Work National Conference. Toronto

2008

Maiter, S. (2008) . Working with Muslim families in Child Welfare. The 16th National Conference of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Phoenix.

2008

Maiter, S. (July 2008) . Human Rights and Social Justice in Child Welfare Services in Multicultural contexts. Conference of the International Association of Social Workers. Durban, South Africa.

2008

Alaggia, R.; Maiter, S. (2008) . Newcomer Families, Child Abuse & Child Welfare Intervention: When East Meets West. Sick Kids Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Program: Current Issues in Child Maltreatment Conference.

2008

Maiter, S. (2007) . Working with diverse families in child protection. The 15th National Conference of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Boston.

2007

Simich, L. and Maiter, S. (2007) . Privileging the Perspectives of Cultural Linguistic Community Members: Focus Group Findings; Rethinking Mental Health Interventions: Towards Cultural Empowerment. Metropolis National Conference Exploring Canada’s Diversity, Today and Tomorrow. Toronto, Ontario.

2007

Simich, L. and Maiter, S (2006). Cultural Linguistic Community Perspectives: Focus Group Findings. Towards Cultural Empowerment. CURA Conference. Wilfrid Laurier University.

2006

Maiter, S. (2006) . Theoretical and Practice Frameworks for Culturally Competent Child Protection Services. The 14th National Conference of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Nashville, Tennessee.

2006

Maiter, S. (June, 2005) . Child Maltreatment Issues for Immigrant families: Understandings from a research study. APSAC annual conference, New Orleans.

2005

Maiter, S (April 2005). Enhancing functioning of newcomer families with young children. Conference of The Infant Mental Health Promotion Project and the Ontario Association for Infant Development.

2005

Maiter S. (2004) . Culturally Sensitive Responses to Trauma. APSAC’s Second Annual Trauma Treatment Clinic (Invited and Refereed). Maui, Hawaii.

2004

Maiter, S. (2004) . Developing Racial and Cultural Equity in Child Welfare Services and Organizations. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: The 12th National Conference. Hollywood, California.

2004

Maiter, S. ( 2004) . Muslim Families and Child Maltreatment Issues. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. 12th Annual Conference. Hollywood, California.

2004

Maiter, S. (2004) . Child Maltreatment and Working with South Asian Families. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: 12th Annual Conference. Hollywood, California.

2004

Maiter, S., Palmer, S. & Manji, S. (2003) . Invisible lives: A qualitative study of 61 parents receiving child protective services. Partnerships for Children and Families, SHHRC Funded CURA Project Conference titled: “Finding A Fit: Family Realities and Service Responses" August 27, 2003

2003

Waterfall, B. & Maiter, S. (May 2 - 4, 2003) . Resisting Colonization in the Academy: From Indigenous/Minoritized Standpoints. Canadian Critical Race Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

2003

Maiter, S. (2003) . Working with Muslim Families on Issues of Child Abuse. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children 11th Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.

2003

MacFadden, R., Herie, M., Dumbrill, G., & Maiter, S. (May, 2002) . Thinking and Feeling: Building a Constructivist Emotionally-Oriented Model for Online Education. The Nexus Conference. Connecting Teaching, Technology and Inclusive Learning. University of Toronto.

2002

Maiter, S. (July, 2002) . Ethical challenges in designing anti-racist research: An example from child welfare. International Association of Schools of Social Work, Montpellier, France.

2002

Herie, M., R. J. MacFadden, Maiter, S. (2002) . Comparing Learning Outcomes, Experiences and Participation in Online and Classroom-based Cultural Competence Courses, Annual Conference 2002 CASSW-ACESS Toronto, Canada.

2002

Maiter, S. & de la Cruz-Quiroz, Gloria. (June, 2001) . Cultural Competency in Child Abuse Interventions. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Washington, D. C.

2001

Maiter, S (June 2001). Member of Opening Plenary. Child Abuse Interventions in Communities of Color: Doing Good, Doing Harm. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. 9th Annual conference. Washington, D. C.

2001

Maiter, S. (May 2001) . Addressing racial and cultural equity in social work education and practice. Annual Conference 2001 CASSW-ACESS in conjunction with HSSFC May 27 - 30, 2001 université Laval, Québec City. "The Intellectual and Social Worker: Beyond Apparent Contradictions".

2001

Maiter, S. (2001) . Resistance research methodology: Issues in conducting cross- cultural research. Conference on Race, Ethnicity and Gender. Faculty of Women’s Studies. University of British Columbia.

2001

Maiter, S. (March 2000) . Structural and cultural considerations for child welfare service provision to diverse families. Paper presentation. National Metropolis Conference. Toronto, Canada.

2000

MacFadden, R. J., Maiter, S., & Dumbrill, G. C. (2000) . Developing web-based training in child welfare: An early look at the present & future of human services education. Conference “Creating the Future...a new vision for Children” organized by 5 major stakeholders in Child Welfare in Ontario, Canada.

2000

MacFadden, R. J., Maiter, S., & Dumbrill, G. C. (1999) . Web-based Course Delivery in a Graduate Faculty of Social Work: Crossing the New Frontier. Paper presented at the conference Husita-5, Budapest, Hungary.

1999

Maiter, S., Trocmé, N., & Shakir, U. (July 1999) . Fabricating tools of resistance: Moral and ethical issues in cross-cultural research. Paper presented at the Qualitative Analysis Conference: The Interdisciplinary Study of Social Process, St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick.

1999

Maiter, S. (October 1999) . Immigration research update: Understanding South Asian-Canadian approaches to parenting. Paper presented at the Ontario Association of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Geneva Conference Center, Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

1999

Maiter, S., & Trocmé, N. (July 1998) . Developing racial and cultural equity in child protection services. Paper presented at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: The Sixth Annual National Conference, Chicago.

1998

Dumbrill, G. C. & Maiter, S., (February 1997). Consumer Centered Child Protection Services. Paper presented at the 74th Annual General Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1997


Dr Maiter is Professor in the School of Social Work at York University. Her scholarship, teaching, and professional interests include: Anti racist and social justice approaches to social work; race, culture, and ethnicity and child welfare policy and practice

Dr Maiter is Professor in the School of Social Work at York University. Her scholarship, teaching, and professional interests include: Anti racist and social justice approaches to social work; race, culture, and ethnicity and child welfare policy and practice ; client centered practice in child welfare; including the voices of diverse populations into social work theory, research and practice; developing prevention and social support programs for diverse populations and for immigrants and refugees; and social work practice with families. Dr. Maiter has extensive practice experience in child and family welfare (both child protection and children's mental health services) that she brings to her teaching and scholarship. Prior to coming to York University, she taught in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University in the individuals, families, and groups stream and also developed and taught core courses addressing oppression and marginalization. Along with providing consultation to community groups and organizations and sitting on working groups, Dr Maiter has been a member of several professional and community boards including the Board of Accreditation of the Association of Schools of Social Work. Currently, she is serving a second term on the board of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and has been the Chair of the Diversity Committee for both terms. Dr Maiter also served as an expert panel reviewer for the National Traumatic Stress Network in their efforts to develop culturally sensitive, evidence based trauma intervention. As principal investigator of a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded study, Dr Maiter, with colleagues explored factors that bring ethnic minority families to the attention of the child welfare system and the professional responses to these families. Dr Maiter was co-Investigator of the completed SSHRC funded Community University Research Alliance (CURA) study Partnerships for Children and Families. She is currently co-investigator of a SSHRC funded CURA study: Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health. This is a five year participatory action research project that brings together a variety of university and community partners in Toronto and Waterloo Region. The overall purpose of the study is to explore, develop, pilot and evaluate how best to provide community-based mental health services and supports that are effective for people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Dr Maiter with colleagues is also embarking on a new SSHRC funded study titled The Self-Other Issue in the Healing Practices of Racialized Minority Youth. This study will explore the sense racialized minority youths make of injustice, discrimination, and oppression and the strategies they develop to deal with it.

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MSW, University of Toronto
BSW, Universtiy of Durban-Westville (South Africa)

Research Interests

Race and Racism , Children and Youth, Child Welfare practice and policy for diverse communities, Minority youth and their development, Anti-oppressive, anti racist practice; Mental Health practice and policy for diverse ethno-racial groups

Current Research Projects

Lost in Translation: Child Protection Services to Ethnic Minority Families When Language Barriers Exist.

    Role: Principal Investigator

    Collaborator Institution: Catholic Children’s Aid Society & British Columbia Ministry of Children & Family Development.
    Funders:
    SSHRC Standard Research Grant.
Assets for Youth

    Funders:
    SSHRC - CURA
The Self-Other Issue in the Healing Practices of Racialized Minority Youth

    Role: Co-Investigator

    Collaborator: P.I. Dr. Martha Kwee Kumsa, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Dr Miu Yan, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, Dr. Adrienne Chambon, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
    Funders:
    SSHRC Standard Research Grant
Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health

    Description:

    Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health is a five year participatory action research project that brings together a variety of university and community partners in Toronto and Waterloo Region. The overall purpose of the study is to explore, develop, pilot and evaluate how best to provide community-based mental health services and supports that are effective for people from culturally diverse backgrounds. The five cultural linguistic communities partnering in this project are: Somali, Polish, Mandarin, Punjabi (Hindu), and South American.

    Role: Co-Investigator

    Collaborator: P. I. Joanna Ochocka, Community Psychology, Waterloo University, and other University and Community Partners.
    Funders:
    SSHRC - CURA
Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Families from Ethnically/Racially Diverse Backgrounds Receiving Child Protection Service

    Description:

    Through in-depth qualitative interviews with parents from one visible minority ethnic group, this study explored the factors that led to child protection interventions and the services received from the child welfare system. As many of the participants interviewed were immigrants, the findings highlight barriers to settlement, the sense of exclusion experienced, the misunderstandings related to their needs, services that were helpful and those that were not. As the study has been completed recently, we are actively involved in further data analysis, and knowledge dissemination.

    Role: Principal Investigator

    Funders:
    SSHRC Standard Research Grant
Partnerships for Children and Families

    Role: Co-Investigator

    Funders:
    SSHRC - CURA

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Maiter, S. & Ngo, A. (2017). The well-being of children from immigrant families. In M.C. Yan & U. Anucha (Eds.), Working with immigrants and refugees: A handbook for Social Work and Human Services. Toronto: ON, Oxford University Press Canada.

2017

Joseph, A.J. & Maiter, S. (2015) . Post-national Belonging: Strategies of Racialized Youth in Multicultural Western Contexts. In Baffoe, M. Asimeng-Boahene, L. & Ogbuagu, B. (eds.,) . Settlers in Transition: Pathways and Roadbloacks to Settlement and Citizenship of New Comers in New Homelands. (pp.23-31) . Ronkonkoma: Linus Learning

2015

Maiter, S. (2015) . Race matters: Social justice, not assimilation or cultural competence. In S. Strega & J. Carriere. (Eds.) , Walking this Path Together: Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Child Welfare Practice,2nd edition. Toronto, ON: Fernwood Press.

2015

Maiter, S., Palmer, S., & Manji, S. (2014) . Invisible lives: The experiences of parents in the child welfare system. In G. Cameron, M. Fine, S. Maiter, K. Frensch, & N. Freymond (Eds.), Towards Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare: Family Realities and System Responses. (pp. 115-138).Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

2014

Nelson, G., D’Ailly, H., Ochocka, J., Janzen, R., Maiter, S., & Jacobson, N. (2014) . Planning mental health services for culturally diverse communities: Towards a framework for transformative change. In G. Nelson, B. Kloos, & J. Ornelas (Eds.), Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: Towards Transformative Change. (Society for Community Research and Action Book Series) . (pp. 177-201). New York: Oxford University Press.

2014

Maiter, S. & Leslie, B. (2014) . Child welfare systems and immigrant families: Canada. In R. Barn, K. Kriz, T. Poso & M. Skivenes (Eds), Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children: A Cross Country Study of Policy and Practice . (pp. 179-198). New York. Oxford University Press.

2014

Maiter, S. (2014) . Relevant child protection and mental health services for families from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. In J. R. Conte (Ed), Child abuse and Neglect Worldwide. (pp. 83-106). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

2014

Maiter, S., Alaggia, R., & Mutta, B. (2013) Double jeopardy: Racialized families and failure to protect. In S. Strega, J. Krane, S. Lapierre, C. Richardson, & R. Carlton (Eds.), Failure to Protect: Moving Beyond Gendered Responses. (pp. 125-145). Halifax & Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.

2013

Alaggia, R. & Maiter, S. (2012) . Domestic violence and child abuse: Issues for immigrant and refugee families. In R. Alaggia & C. Vine (Eds.), Cruel But Not Unusual: Violence in Canadian families (2nd ed.). (pp. 235-267). Waterloo, ON: University Press. [Updated from 1st Edition published in 2006]

2012

Maiter, S., Palmer, S., & Manji, S. (2012) . Strengthening social worker-client relationships in child protective services: Addressing power imbalances and “ruptured” relationships. In J. E. B. Myers (Ed.), Child Maltreatment: A Collection of Readings. (pp. 18-33). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. [Reprinted from Journal Article published in 2006]

2012

Maiter, S. (2009) . Race matters: Social Justice, not Assimilation or Cultural Competence. In S. Strega and J. Carriere (Eds). Walking this Path Together: Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive child Welfare Practice, (pp. 62-77). Fernwood Press, Toronto, Canada.

2009

Alaggia, R. & Maiter, S. (2006) . Domestic violence and child abuse: Issues for immigrant and refugee families. In R. Alaggia and C. Vine, Cruel but not Unusual: Violence in Canadian Families. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

2006

MacFadden, R. J., Herie, M., Maiter, S., Dumbrill, G.C., (2005). Achieving high touch in high tech: A constructivist, emotionally-oriented model of web-based instruction. In Beaulaurier, R., and Haffey, M. (Eds.) . Technology and Social Work education. NY: Haworth.

2005

Maiter, S. (2005) . From Cultural Sensitivity to Anti-Oppressive Practice. In B. Lee & S. Todd (Eds.). Community practice: Problems and strategies. Mississauga: Common Act Press.

2005

Maiter, S. (2003) . The Context of Culture: Social Work with South Asian-Canadians. In Alean Al-Krenawi & J. Graham (Eds.), Cross-Cultural Social Work Practice with Diverse Ethno-Racial Communities in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press. (55 pages)

2003

MacFadden, R. J., Maiter, S., & Dumbrill. G. C. (2002) . High Tech and High Touch: the human face of online education. In P. S. Anderson & H. Resnick (Ed.), Innovations in technology and human services: Practice and education. 2nd edition. New York: Haworth Press.

2002

Books

Publication
Year

Cameron, G., Fine, M., Maiter, S., Frensch, K., & Freymond, N. (Eds.) . (2014) . Towards Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare: Family Realities and System Responses. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

2014

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Maiter, S., Chan, A., Alaggia, A., and Ngo, A. (2019). "Burdens felt by Child Protection Workers Serving Immigrant Families with Limited English Proficiency: The Need for Sustained Support." The International Journal of Community Diversity 19 (1): 1-17. doi:10.18848/2327-0004/CGP/v19i01/1-17.

2019

Alaggia, R., Maiter, S., Jenney, A. (2016) . In whose words? Struggles and strategies of service providers working with immigrant clients with limited language abilities in the violence against women sector and child protection services. Child and family Social Work. Online First. 1-10 doi:10.1111/cfs.12266

2016

Maiter, S. & Joseph, A. J. (2016). Researching Racism: The Colour of Face-Value, Challenges and Opportunities. British Journal of Social Work . British Journal of Social Work Advance Access published May 17, 2016; British Journal of Social Work (2016) 0, 1–18. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw052

2016

Maiter, S., Alaggia, R., Chan, A., & Leslie, B. (2015) . Trial and Error: Attending to language barriers in child welfare service provision from the perspective of frontline workers. Child and Family Social Work. Online First. 1-10 doi:10.1111/cfs.12214 .

2015

Kumsa, M. K., Chambon, A., Yan, M.C., Maiter, S. (2014) . Catching the shimmers of the social: From the limits of reflexivity to methodological creativity. Qualitative Research. Online First. 1-18. DOI: 10.1177/1468794114538897.

2014

Maiter, S., Joseph, A.J., Shan, N. and Saeid, A. (2013) . Doing participatory qualitative research: Development of a shared critical consciousness with racial minority research advisory group members. Qualitative Research, 13(2), 198-213.

2013

Hossen, A. MD., Westhues, A., & Maiter, S. (2013) . Coping strategies of older rural Bangladeshi women with health problems. Health Care for Women International, 34(12), 1116-1135.

2013

Kumsa, M. K., Ng, K., Chambon A., Maiter, S., & Yan, M. C. (2013) . Rethinking youth violence and healing. Journal of Youth Studies, 16(7), 847-863.

2013

Maiter, S. & Stalker, C. (2011) . South Asian immigrants' experience of child protection services: Are we recognizing strengths and resilience? Child and Family Social Work, 16, (2), 138-148.

2011

Janzen, R., Ochocha, J., Jacobson, N., Maiter, S., Westhues, A., & Fleras, A. (2010) . Synthesizing culture and power in community mental health: An emerging framework. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 29(1), 51-67.

2010

Simich, L., Maiter, S., & Ochocka J. (2009) . From social liminality to cultural negotiation: Transformative process in immigrant mental wellbeing. Anthropology and Medicine, 16(3), 253-266.

2009

Simich, L., Maiter, S., Moorlag, E. and Ochocka J. (Winter 2009) . “Taking Culture Seriously: Ethno linguistic community perspectives on mental health.” Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal 32.3.

2009

Maiter, S., Stalker, C., & Alaggia, R. (2009) . The Experiences of minority immigrant families receiving child welfare services: Understanding how to reduce risk and increase protective factors. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services. 90(1), 28-36.

2009

Maiter, S.(2009). Using an Anti-Racist Framework for Assessment and Intervention in Clinical Practice with Families from Diverse Ethno-racial backgrounds. Clinical Social Work. Clinical Social Work, 37, 267-276.

2009

Westhues, A., Ochocka, J., Jacobson, N., Simich, L., Maiter, S., Janzen, R., & Fleras, A. (2008) . Developing theory from complexity: Reflections on a collaborative mixed method participatory action research study. Qualitative Health Research, 18(5), 701-17.

2008

Miller, W. & Maiter, S. (2008) . Fatherhood and ethnicity: Moving beyond cultural competence. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work. Vol. 17(3): 279-300.

2008

Maiter, S., Simich, L., Jacobson, N., & Wise, J. (2008) . Reciprocity: An ethic for Participatory Action An ethic for Participatory Action Research. Action Research. 6(3): 305-325.

2008

Palmer, S., Maiter, S., & Manji, S., (2006). Parents’ experiences with child protective services. Child and Youth Services Review. Vol. 28(7): 812-824.

2006

Maiter, S., Palmer, S., & Manji, S., (2006). Strengthening Social Worker-Client Relationships in Child Protective Services: Addressing Power Imbalances and ‘Ruptured’ Relationships. Qualitative Social Work. Vol 5(2): 167-186.

2006

MacFadden, R. J., Herie, M. A., Maiter, S., and Dumbrill, G. (2005) . Achieving High Touch in High Tech: A Constructivist, Emotionally-Oriented Model of Web-Based Instruction. Journal of Teaching in Social Work Vol. 25, Numbers1/2, pp.21-44

2005

Manji, S., Maiter, S., & Palmer, S. (2005) . Community and informal support for recipients of child protective services. Child and Youth Services Review. Vol. 27(3): 291-308

2005

MacFadden, R. J., Herie, M. A., Maiter, S., and Dumbrill, G. (2005) . High touch in high tech: Exploring the subjective experiences of web-based learners in human services. Technology and Social Work Education, special edition.

2005

Maiter, S. (2004) . Considering context and culture in child protection services to ethnically diverse families: An example from research with parents from the Indian sub continent (South Asians). Social Work Research and Evaluation. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 63-80

2004

Maiter, S., Alaggia, A. & Trocmé, N. (2004) . Perceptions of Child Maltreatment by Parents from the Indian Sub-Continent: Challenging Myths about Culturally Based Abusive Parenting Practices. Child Maltreatment, 9(3),63-80

2004

Maiter, S. & George, U. (2003) . Understanding context and culture in the parenting approaches of immigrant South Asian Canadian mothers. Affilia Journal of Women and Social Work. Vol 18, No. 24, 411-428.

2003

MacFadden, R. J., Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (2000) . Web-based Course Delivery in a Graduate Faculty of Social Work: Crossing the New Frontier. New Technology in the Human Services, Vol.13. Issue 1/2.

2000

Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (1996) . Developing cultural and racial equity in social work practice. The Social Worker, 64 (3), 89-94.

1996

Professional Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Maiter, S., & Dumbrill G. C. (2004) . Curriculum for Cultural Competency. Family and Children’s Services of Kitchener Waterloo. Curriculum for all Agency Personnel.

2005

Maiter, S. (2005) . The Ethics of Child Protection Services for People from Diverse Ethno-Racial Backgrounds. The Ontario Association of Social Worker. Magazine. February 2005.

2005

Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (2004) . Moving from clients evaluating services to clients designing services, The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Journal, 48 (4),17-21.

2004

Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (2004) . To understand "Others" we must first understand ourselves: How Canada’s dominant White culture shapes our perceptions of ethnic minorities. British Columbia Association of Social Worker’s Perspectives Newsmagazine, 26 (3), 12-13.

2004

Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (2003) . Child protection clients designing the services they receive: An idea from practice. Child and Family: A Journal of the Notre Dame Child and Family Institute, 7 (1), 5-10.

2003

Dumbrill, G. C., & Maiter, S. (2003) . Multicultural social work revisited. New Brunswick Association of Social Workers Dossier Newsmagazine 14 (2), 11-12.

2003

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Maiter, S. (2014) . Between a rock and a hard place: challenges of racialized immigrant children, youth and families in receiving mental health services. Today’s Children and Youth. Tomorrow’s Families: 2014 Youth and Family Consensus Conference. Vancouver, BC.

2014

Maiter, S. & Chan, A. (2014) . By Trial and Error: Experiences of Child Welfare Workers in Providing Services Where Language Interpretation is an Issue. 7 th Biennial Conference of the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium. Celebrating Child Welfare Transformations: Interdisciplinary Practices, Field Education and Research. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

2014

Maiter, S., Alaggia, R. & Chan, A. (2014) . Child Welfare Services when clients do not speak the National Language: Voices from the Frontlines. ‘Making a Difference’ - The 13th European Scientific Association on Residential and Family Care for Children and Adolescents Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark.

2014

Maiter, S. & John-Langba, J. (2014) . Culturally Sensitive Social Work: International Perspectives on its Challenges and Benefits. Conference of the International Association of Social Workers. Conference Theme: Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Responses from Social Work and Social Development. Melbourne, Australia.

2014

Maiter, S. & Alaggia, R. (2014) . Language Interpretation and Translation in Child Protection Agencies. Conference of the International Association of Social Workers. Conference Theme: Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Responses from Social Work and Social Development. Melbourne, Australia.

2014

Alaggia, R., & Maiter, S. (2013) . Interpreter and Language Issues in Intercultural Work. Centre for Intercultural Studies of the University of Verona. Conference Theme: Intercultural Counselling and Education in the Global World. Verona, Italy.

2013

Alaggia, R., Maiter, S., Chan, A., Ma, J., & Black, R. (2013) . Structural Barriers in Service Provision for Child Welfare Clients with Language Challenges. Congress of the Humanities and Social sciences. Conference Theme: “@ The Edge”. Victoria, BC.

2013

Maiter, S. (2013) . Child Welfare System and Migrant Families in England, Canada, Finland, and Italy: The Canadian Child Protection System and Immigrant Children and Families. ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect. Conference Theme: Protecting Children in the Changing World. Dublin, Ireland.

2013

Maiter, S., & Earner, I. (2013) . Considering Knowledge Requirements for Services to Immigrants and Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Families in the Child Protection System. APSAC’S 21st Annual Colloquium. Sponsoring Agency: The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Las Vegas, Nevada.

2013

Maiter, S. (2013) . Double Jeopardy: Racialized Families and Failure to Protect. 3rd Canadian Domestic Violence Conference. Toronto, Ontario.

2013

Chan, A., Maiter, S., & Alaggia, R. (2013) . Policy and Practice Issues for Children and Families: Language Interpretation and Translation. ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect. Conference Theme: Protecting Children in the Changing World. Dublin, Ireland.

2013

Maiter, S. (2012) . Youth vulnerability and agency: rethinking “youth violence.”. International. Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development. Sweden, Stockholm.

2012

Joseph, A., & Maiter, S. (2012) . Postnational Belonging: Strategies of Racialized Youth in Multicultural Western Contexts. 2012 Strangers in New Homelands 5th Annual Conference on the Social Reconstructing of “Home” Among Immigrants in the Diaspora. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2012

Maiter, S. (2012) . Rethinking Youth Violence: Transformative Possibilities for Inclusion, Social Justice and Human Rights. ASSWA Conference (Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa). Conference Theme: Social Work, Towards Inclusion, Social Justice and Human Rights. White River, South Africa.

2012

Maiter, S. (2012) . Researching Racism: Challenges and Opportunities of Qualitative Research Methods. Twelfth International Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations Conference Vancouver, Canada.

2012

Maiter, S. (2011) . Deep Wounds: Exploring Violence and Practices of Healing Among Racialized Youth in Global Contexts. The 11th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. Cape Town, South Africa

2011

Maiter, S, Joseph, A., Saeid, A., & Shan, N. (2010) . Doing Participatory Qualitative Research: Development of a Shared Critical Consciousness with Racial Minority Research Advisory Group Members. Qualitative 2010. Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, Ontario.

2010

Maiter, S. (2010) . Challenges of Using Documentaries and Other Media Material in Teaching Critical Social Work. International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development. Hong Kong, China.

2010

Maiter, S., & Westhues, A. (2009) . Taking Culture and Power Seriously in Community Mental Health: The Process of Collective Theory Generation in Multi-Faceted Community Based Research. 10th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

2009

Maiter, S. (2008) Multiculturalism,Human Rights and Social Justice in Child Welfare Services. International Association of Schools of Social Work, Durban, South Africa.

2008

Maiter, S. (May 2008) Reconciling Multiculturalism and Human Rights and Social Justice in Child Welfare Services. Social Work National Conference, Toronto.

2008

Maiter, S. and Westhues, A. (2008) . Taking Culture and Power Seriously in Mental Health: An Emerging Framework. Social Work National Conference. Toronto

2008

Maiter, S. (2008) . Working with Muslim families in Child Welfare. The 16th National Conference of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Phoenix.

2008

Maiter, S. (July 2008) . Human Rights and Social Justice in Child Welfare Services in Multicultural contexts. Conference of the International Association of Social Workers. Durban, South Africa.

2008

Alaggia, R.; Maiter, S. (2008) . Newcomer Families, Child Abuse & Child Welfare Intervention: When East Meets West. Sick Kids Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Program: Current Issues in Child Maltreatment Conference.

2008

Maiter, S. (2007) . Working with diverse families in child protection. The 15th National Conference of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Boston.

2007

Simich, L. and Maiter, S. (2007) . Privileging the Perspectives of Cultural Linguistic Community Members: Focus Group Findings; Rethinking Mental Health Interventions: Towards Cultural Empowerment. Metropolis National Conference Exploring Canada’s Diversity, Today and Tomorrow. Toronto, Ontario.

2007

Simich, L. and Maiter, S (2006). Cultural Linguistic Community Perspectives: Focus Group Findings. Towards Cultural Empowerment. CURA Conference. Wilfrid Laurier University.

2006

Maiter, S. (2006) . Theoretical and Practice Frameworks for Culturally Competent Child Protection Services. The 14th National Conference of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Nashville, Tennessee.

2006

Maiter, S. (June, 2005) . Child Maltreatment Issues for Immigrant families: Understandings from a research study. APSAC annual conference, New Orleans.

2005

Maiter, S (April 2005). Enhancing functioning of newcomer families with young children. Conference of The Infant Mental Health Promotion Project and the Ontario Association for Infant Development.

2005

Maiter S. (2004) . Culturally Sensitive Responses to Trauma. APSAC’s Second Annual Trauma Treatment Clinic (Invited and Refereed). Maui, Hawaii.

2004

Maiter, S. (2004) . Developing Racial and Cultural Equity in Child Welfare Services and Organizations. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: The 12th National Conference. Hollywood, California.

2004

Maiter, S. ( 2004) . Muslim Families and Child Maltreatment Issues. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. 12th Annual Conference. Hollywood, California.

2004

Maiter, S. (2004) . Child Maltreatment and Working with South Asian Families. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: 12th Annual Conference. Hollywood, California.

2004

Maiter, S., Palmer, S. & Manji, S. (2003) . Invisible lives: A qualitative study of 61 parents receiving child protective services. Partnerships for Children and Families, SHHRC Funded CURA Project Conference titled: “Finding A Fit: Family Realities and Service Responses" August 27, 2003

2003

Waterfall, B. & Maiter, S. (May 2 - 4, 2003) . Resisting Colonization in the Academy: From Indigenous/Minoritized Standpoints. Canadian Critical Race Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

2003

Maiter, S. (2003) . Working with Muslim Families on Issues of Child Abuse. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children 11th Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.

2003

MacFadden, R., Herie, M., Dumbrill, G., & Maiter, S. (May, 2002) . Thinking and Feeling: Building a Constructivist Emotionally-Oriented Model for Online Education. The Nexus Conference. Connecting Teaching, Technology and Inclusive Learning. University of Toronto.

2002

Maiter, S. (July, 2002) . Ethical challenges in designing anti-racist research: An example from child welfare. International Association of Schools of Social Work, Montpellier, France.

2002

Herie, M., R. J. MacFadden, Maiter, S. (2002) . Comparing Learning Outcomes, Experiences and Participation in Online and Classroom-based Cultural Competence Courses, Annual Conference 2002 CASSW-ACESS Toronto, Canada.

2002

Maiter, S. & de la Cruz-Quiroz, Gloria. (June, 2001) . Cultural Competency in Child Abuse Interventions. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Washington, D. C.

2001

Maiter, S (June 2001). Member of Opening Plenary. Child Abuse Interventions in Communities of Color: Doing Good, Doing Harm. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. 9th Annual conference. Washington, D. C.

2001

Maiter, S. (May 2001) . Addressing racial and cultural equity in social work education and practice. Annual Conference 2001 CASSW-ACESS in conjunction with HSSFC May 27 - 30, 2001 université Laval, Québec City. "The Intellectual and Social Worker: Beyond Apparent Contradictions".

2001

Maiter, S. (2001) . Resistance research methodology: Issues in conducting cross- cultural research. Conference on Race, Ethnicity and Gender. Faculty of Women’s Studies. University of British Columbia.

2001

Maiter, S. (March 2000) . Structural and cultural considerations for child welfare service provision to diverse families. Paper presentation. National Metropolis Conference. Toronto, Canada.

2000

MacFadden, R. J., Maiter, S., & Dumbrill, G. C. (2000) . Developing web-based training in child welfare: An early look at the present & future of human services education. Conference “Creating the Future...a new vision for Children” organized by 5 major stakeholders in Child Welfare in Ontario, Canada.

2000

MacFadden, R. J., Maiter, S., & Dumbrill, G. C. (1999) . Web-based Course Delivery in a Graduate Faculty of Social Work: Crossing the New Frontier. Paper presented at the conference Husita-5, Budapest, Hungary.

1999

Maiter, S., Trocmé, N., & Shakir, U. (July 1999) . Fabricating tools of resistance: Moral and ethical issues in cross-cultural research. Paper presented at the Qualitative Analysis Conference: The Interdisciplinary Study of Social Process, St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick.

1999

Maiter, S. (October 1999) . Immigration research update: Understanding South Asian-Canadian approaches to parenting. Paper presented at the Ontario Association of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Geneva Conference Center, Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

1999

Maiter, S., & Trocmé, N. (July 1998) . Developing racial and cultural equity in child protection services. Paper presented at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: The Sixth Annual National Conference, Chicago.

1998

Dumbrill, G. C. & Maiter, S., (February 1997). Consumer Centered Child Protection Services. Paper presented at the 74th Annual General Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1997