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Sarah Maiter

School of Social Work

Associate Professor
 
Office: Ross S827
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 20565
Emailsmaiter@yorku.ca
 
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Dr Maiter is Associate 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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Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

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. January-March, Vol. 90, No. 1.

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.

Maiter, S. (forthcoming) . Services for diverse populations in child welfare in. S. Strega and J. Carriere. Anti-oppressive and anti racist approaches to child welfare practice. Fernwood Press.

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.

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

Current Research Projects

  • The Self-Other Issue in the Healing Practices of Racialized Minority Youth  more...
  • Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Families from Ethnically/Racially Diverse Backgrounds Receiving Child Protection Service  more...
  • Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health  more...

View Resarcher's Selected Publications

All Publications

Book Chapters

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.

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. Published online February, 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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

Journal Articles

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. January-March, Vol. 90, No. 1.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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).

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.

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.

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

Conference Papers

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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. March 1-4, 2007 Toronto

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Professional Journal Articles

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Forthcoming

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

Maiter, S. (forthcoming) . Services for diverse populations in child welfare in. S. Strega and J. Carriere. Anti-oppressive and anti racist approaches to child welfare practice. Fernwood Press.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2014 AP/SOWK4380 3.0  Child Welfare Policies and Services LECT Course Website 


Dr Maiter is Associate 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 Associate 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:

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

Current Research Projects

  • The Self-Other Issue in the Healing Practices of Racialized Minority Youth
    Project Type: Funded
    Funders: 
    Standard Research (SSHRC)
  • 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

  • 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

    Funders: 
    SSHRC - CURA

Selected Publications

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. January-March, Vol. 90, No. 1.

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.

Maiter, S. (forthcoming) . Services for diverse populations in child welfare in. S. Strega and J. Carriere. Anti-oppressive and anti racist approaches to child welfare practice. Fernwood Press.

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.

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

All Publications

Book Chapters

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.

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. Published online February, 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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

Journal Articles

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. January-March, Vol. 90, No. 1.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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).

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.

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.

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

Conference Papers

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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. March 1-4, 2007 Toronto

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Professional Journal Articles

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Forthcoming

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

Maiter, S. (forthcoming) . Services for diverse populations in child welfare in. S. Strega and J. Carriere. Anti-oppressive and anti racist approaches to child welfare practice. Fernwood Press.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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Fall 2014 AP/SOWK4380 3.0  Child Welfare Policies and Services LECT Course Website