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Dr. Connie Cheung

Post-Doctoral Fellow

 

 

I received my Ph.D. (Developmental Psychology and Education) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Since 2010, I have been involved with policy development, program evaluation and research in Ontario’s child-welfare sector. As an applied researcher working in the child-welfare sector, I represented and advocated for my agency’s initiatives at provincial and national levels of government and decision-making bodies. I joined the SEDI lab in August, 2017.  

My career is dedicated to promoting best outcomes for children and families. As a post-doctoral fellow in the SEDI lab, I aim to achieve this in two ways. First, through intervention research, I am interested in developing ways to build caregiver and teacher capacity in promoting children’s social-emotional development in the home and at school. Second, by integrating child-development concepts and specialized assessment information into decision making of policy makers and practitioners, I aim to promote the application of evidence-informed practice across multiple service sectors (e.g., child welfare, child-mental health).

Dr. Connie Cheung

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Awards and Scholarships

 

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009-2010)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Doctoral Fellowship (2008-2009)

Academic Excellence Award, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (2008-2009)

Canadian Psychological Association, Certificate of Academic Excellence for top Master’s Thesis, (2006)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship (2005-2006)

Academic Excellence Award, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (2005-2006)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship, (2003-2004)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship, (2002-2003)

Canadian Psychological Association, Certificate of Academic Excellence for top Undergraduate Thesis, (2002)

Mildred K. Walters Award, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University, (2002)

Millennium Scholarship, Federal Government of Canada, (2001)

 

 

 

Publications

Journal Articles

 

Lwin, K., Versanov, S. & , Cheung, C., Goodman, D. &  Andrews, N. (2014). The Use of Mapping in Child Welfare Investigations: A Strength-based Hybrid Intervention. Child  Care in Practice, 20.

 

Cheung, C., Lwin, K., & Jenkins, J. (2012). Helping children in-care succeed: Influence of  caregiver involvement on academic outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 34,  1092-1100.

 

Cheung, C., Goodman, D., Leckie, G., & Jenkins, J. (2011). Understanding contextual effects on

externalizing behaviours in children in out-of-home care: Influence of workers and foster families. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 2050-2060.

 

Jenkins, J.M., Cheung, C., Frampton, K., Rasbash, J., Boyle, M., & Georgiades, K. (2009). The  use of multilevel modeling for the investigation of family process. European Journal of  Developmental Psychology, 19, 131-149.

 

Cheung, C., & Goodman, D. (2007). The effects of self-harming behaviours of youth in child  welfare. The First People Child and Family Review, 3, 37-42.

 

Book Chapters

 

Bisceglia, R., Cheung, C., Swinkin, E., & Jenkins, J. (2010). Changes in family composition in  Western countries. In E. Garralda & J.P. Raynaud (Eds). International Association of  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) Book Series in  Child and Adolescent Mental Health. New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

 

Professional Publications and Research Reports

 

Cheung, C., Thelander, M., Prime, H., & Jenkins, J. (2014). Understanding and mitigating the  effects of homelessness on young children. Toronto, ON: Child Welfare Institute,  Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.

 

Cheung, C., Black, T., & Filippelli, J. (2013). Critical connections: Where the intersection  between women abuse and child safety intersect. Toronto, ON: Ontario Association for  Children’s Aid Societies.

 

Cheung, C., Goodman, D., Harlick, M., & Woodman, S. (2011). Measuring 2005  transformation goals to 2010 child welfare practice: Interim progress report. Toronto,  ON: Ontario Association for Children’s Aid Societies.

 

Cheung, C., Goodman, D., Harlick, M., & Woodman, S. (2011). A frontier of new beginnings:  An exploratory examination of the shifts in child-welfare trends since the implementation  of the Transformation Agenda. Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Journal,  56, 3-8.

 

Cheung, C., Lwin, K., Black, T., & Goodman, D. (2011). The effects of different types of child welfare access services on reunification: Interim report. Toronto, ON: Child Welfare Institute, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.

 

Cheung, C., & Goodman, D. (2007). The effects of culture on self-harming behaviours of youth  in child-welfare care. First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, 3, 37- 41.

 

Cheung, C., & Goodman, D. (2007). Youth in-care and deliberate self  harm: Furthering our  understanding about risk. Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Journal, 51, 2- 9.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Colloquium Presentation

 

Cheung, C. (2011, February). Understanding contextual effects on the development of children in care: Utility of the Ontario Looking after Children Data. Colloquium talk presented at the  Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services. University of Ottawa,  Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

Conference Presentations: Peer Reviewed (since 2009)

 

Cheung, C. (2012, September). Utility of sibling designs in understanding child-welfare and  foster placement influences on child outcomes in young people in out-of-home care. In C.  Cheung (Chair), Utility of sibling designs in understanding child outcomes in children in- care. Symposium conducted at the European Scientific Association on Residential Foster  Care for Children and Adolescents Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Cheung, C., Lwin K., & Jenkins, J. (2011, June). Helping children in-care succeed:  Understanding the contextual influences on academic achievement. Paper presented at  the Educational Outcomes Learning Event. Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

Cheung, C., Goodman, D., Leckie, G., Jenkins, J.M., Prime, H., & Wade, M. (2011, May). Externalizing behaviours in children in-care. The role of child-welfare workers and foster  parents. Poster presented at the Summer Institute 2011 – Early Learning in Ontario: From  Policy to Implementation, Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

Cheung, C., Astington, J., & Meunier, J.C. (2011, April). The mediating effect of child  language, conflict inhibition and parental-cognitive talk on the relation between family  income and theory of mind. In C. Cheung (Chair), Micro and Macro Influences of the  Family on Theory of Mind Development. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting  of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Cheung, C., Goodman, D., Leckie, G., & Jenkins, J.M. (2011, March). Externalizing behaviours  in children in-care: The role of child-welfare workers and foster parents. Poster  presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development,  Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Cheung, C., Frampton, K., & Jenkins, J.M. (2010, May). The role of shared- and child-specific influences on the prosocial behavior of siblings. Paper presented at the Development 2010: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

Cheung, C., Astington, J., & Jenkins, J. M. (2009, April). Executive functions moderates the  relation between child language and theory-of-mind understanding. Poster presented at  the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver,  Colorado, USA.

 

Community Presentations

 

Cheung, C., Thelander, M., Prime, H., & Jenkins, J. (2014, October). Understanding and  mitigating the effects of homelessness on young children: Sharing event. Community  presentation presented at the Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

Cheung, C., & Lwin, K. (2011, November). Helping children in-care succeed: Understanding  the contextual influences on academic achievement. Paper presented to the Foster Parent  Association of Ontario. Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

Cheung, C., Goodman, D., Harlick, M., & Woodman, S. (2011, October). Measuring 2005 Transformation Goals to 2010 Child Welfare Practices: Interim Progress Report. Paper presented to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

Cheung, C., Goodman, D., Harlick, M., & Woodman, S. (2011, October). Measuring 2005 Transformation Goals to 2010 Child Welfare Practices: Interim Progress Report. Paper presented to the Commission for Sustainable Child Welfare. Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

Cheung, C., Goodman, D., Harlick, M., & Woodman, S. (2011, September). Measuring 2005 Transformation Goals to 2010 Child Welfare Practices: Interim Progress Report. Paper presented to the Ontario Association for Children’s Aid Societies Local Directors. Ontario Association for Children’s Aid Societies, Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

 

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