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research, service, and teaching interests

  • child and family policy
  • shared parenting and family mediation
  • fathers and divorce
  • women and addiction
  • spiritual foundations of social justice

latest news

  • president of the International Council on Shared Parenting
  • recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for research and service contributions
  • author of new book, The Equal Parent Presumption:  Social Justice in the Legal Determination of Parenting After Divorce.  Montreal/Kingston:  McGill-Queen’s University Press
  • new article, "The Lived Experiences of Non-custodial Parents in Canada: A Comparison of Mothers and Fathers," International Journal for Family Research and Policy
  • new book chapters, "Child and Family Social Work in Canada: Issues and Challenges Within a Neo-liberal Political Context," and "A Social Work Charter for Unexpected Disasters: Lessons from the Bam, Iran Earthquake" (with Habib Aghabakhshi), In  Palattiyil, G., Sidhva, D. & Chakrabarti, M. (Eds.) Social Work in a Global Context: Issues and Challenges, London:  Routledge