Dr. Grant Charles is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and an affiliated faculty with the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics with the Faculty of Medicine. He holds an adjunct appointment with the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria. He is affiliated with the UBC Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma. He is a member of the UBC Cluster on Research Based Theatre. He is also a member of the Prato International Collaborative on Family Mental Health

Since coming to UBC he has served as the Chair of Field Education and Acting Chair of the Graduate Programmes in the School of Social Work. He was Chair of the Division of Practice Education with the College of Health Disciplines where he also served as the Associate Principal (Research). He has been a member of the Behavioural Research Ethics Board for a number of years.

Prior to coming to the University of British Columbia, he worked in a variety of child and youth mental health, special education, youth justice and child welfare settings. He was the treatment director for a number of years of a range of specialized community and residential treatment programmes working with young people and families including serving as the director of Aisokina Healing Lodge and the Centre for the Study of Sexual and Community Violence. He has served as an advisor to Health Canada, the Child Welfare League of Canada, the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Office of the British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth. He has sat on numerous NGO boards and government and community advisory bodies.

He is co-editor of the Journal of Child and Youth Services. He sits on the editorial boards for the Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, the Journal of Advances in Mental Health and the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies.

He is a co-editor of the recently published Speaking My Truth: The Road to Reconciliation, Child and Youth Care Across the Sectors (Volume One) and Supervision in Child and Youth Care Practice.

Grant’s research falls into two board categories of vulnerable children and youth and system change. He is currently involved in projects with young carers, children of parents with mental illness, families where there is a parental mental illness, youth homelessness, child sexual abuse images on-line, youth in care and student-to-student abuse in the Indian Residential School System. He is also working on projects related to social work field education, adult and adolescent relationships, children’s rights, interprofessional education and practice, psychosocial oncology and medical residents’ experiences of working with children who die.

 

 

Winter 2019

SOWK310A Interviewing Skills - INTERVIEWING SKL Sections

Communication theory and interviewing skills and their application to the Social Work interview.

Winter 2019

SOWK335 Topics in Social Analysis for Social Work Practice Sections

Theoretical considerations of relevance to social work practice.

Winter 2019

SOWK524A Social Services Management - SO SRV MGMT Sections

Publications 2014-2019

 

Journals

 

Charles, G. (2019). General profile and health disparitites of high school age young carers in comparison to their non-caregiving peers. Relational Chilld and Youth Care Practice, 32(1), 1-21.

 

Slane, A., Martin, J. Rimer, J., Eke, A., Sinclair, R., Charles, G. & Quayle, E. (2018). Professionals’ perspectives on viewing child sexual abuse images to improve response to victims.Canadian Review of Sociology, 55(4), 579-596.

 

Johnson, A., Siden, H. & Charles, G. (2018). Exploring resident physicians’ experinces practicing in

pediatric pallative care: A hermeneutic method of inquiry. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 56(6), 37.

 

Johnson, A. & Charles, G. (2018). International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 17(1), 7. Is ” Psychological Distress” Enough? Using Hermeneutic Phenomenology to Un-Essentialize the Experiences of Adolescent Cancer Survivorship. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 17(1), 7.

 

Charles, G. & Lowry, G.(2017). Towards a creative-critical approach to sharing narratives of student-to

student abuse in Canada’s Indian Residential School System. Cogent Arts & Humanities: Culture, Media & Film, 4(1), 1-13.

           

Charles, G. (2017). Beyond ethics and evidence: Learning to look at the intended and unintended consequences of our action. Journal of Child and Youth Services, 38(2), 108-125.

 

Aeyelts, R., Marshall, S., Charles, G. & Young, R. (2016). How care is negotiated between a young carer and a parent facing mental illness and addiction. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 7(1), 65–80.

 

Reupert, A., Drost, L., Marston, N., Stavnes, K., van Loon, L., Charles, G., Mosek, & Solantaus, T. (2016).  Developing a shared research agenda for working with families where a parent has a mental illness. Journal of Child and Youth Services, 37(2),194-209.

 

Oliver, C. & Charles, G. (2016). Enacting firm, fair and friendly practice: A model for strengths-based child protection relationships? British Journal of Social Work, 46(4),1009-1026.

 

Oliver, C. & Charles, G. (2015). Which strengths-based practice? Reconciling strengths base practice and mandated authority in child protection work. Social Work, 60(2), 135-143.

 

Charles, G. (2015). Doomed to repeat It: The selective and collective ignorance of the shadowy historical foundations of child and youth care. International Child and Youth Care, 200, 52-58.

 

Waugh, E., Szafran, O., Duerksen, K. Torti, J., Charles, G., &  Shankar, J. (2015). Is there a care gap for young carers in Canada? Edmonton community agencies’ perspectives. Canadian Journal of Family and Youth, 7(1), 1-26.

 

Charles, G., Alexander, C. & Oliver, C. (2015). Overcoming isolation: Making the case for the development of blended service learning and social work interprofessional field education experiences to improve university-community engagement. Currents: Scholarship in the Human Services, 13(1), 1-17.

 

Charles, G. & Alexander, C. (2014).  Beyond attachment: Mattering and the development of meaningful  moments. Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 27(3), 26-30.

 

Charles, G. & Alexander, C. (2014). An introduction to interprofessional practice in social and health care settings.  Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 27(3), 51-55.

 

Editorials

 

Charles, G. & Anderson-Nathe, B. (2019). Disconnection and mattering, Child & Youth Services,  40(2), 1-3

 

Charles, G. & Anderson-Nathe, B. (2019) Stories still untold, Child & Youth Services, 40(1), 1-3

 

Charles, G. (2019). Those who have who changed us. CYC-Online (Special Issue)241, 4-5

 

Charles, G., Reupert, A. & Maybery D. (2016), Children of parents with a mental illness, Child & Youth Services, (published on-line October, 2015).

 

Charles, G.  (2014), Where is child and youth care? Journal of Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 27(3).

 

Professional Journals

 

Warshawski, T., Charles, G., Vo, D., Moore, E. & Jassemi ,S. (2019). Secure care can help youth reduce imminent risk of serious harm and prevent unnecessary death. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 191(7), E197.

 

Charles, G. (2019). Moments that matter. Special Edition: Children who changed us. CYC-Online, 240, 43-44.

 

Charles, G. Dagnino, M., Gemmel, L. & Mayer, A. (2014). Taking stock: How Canadian child and youth agencies are responding to economic challenges. The Philanthropist, 26(2), 181-195.

 

Reports

 

Warshawski, T., Charles, G. & Warf, C. (2017). Secure care policy brief. British Columbia Pediatric Society, Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Charles, G. (2016).  Secure care summary report (part one): Secure care legislation. Vancouver: School of Social Work and Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.

 

Charles, G. (2016). Secure care summary report (part two): Secure care as a component of an integrated service network model. Vancouver: School of Social Work and Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.

 

Phaneuf, G., Tremblay, S., Charles, G. & Scott, A. (2016). Innu enhanced prevention approach.  Child Welfare League of Canada,  Ottawa, Ontario and the Innu Roundtable Secretariat, St. John’s: Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Haywood-Farmer, M., Tremblay, S., Phaneuf, G. & Charles, G. (2015). Casework overload: A review and analysis of child protection human resource capacity in the Northwest Territories. Ottawa: Child Welfare League of Canada.

 

Edited Books and Journals

 

Charles, G. (2019). Special edition: Youth who have changed our lives. CYC-Online, 241.

 

Charles, G. & Anderson-Nathe, B. (2019). Child & Youth Services,  40(2), 1-3.

Gharabaghi, K. & Charles, G. (2019). Child and Youth Care Across Sectors: Canadian Perspectives (Volume One). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

 

Charles, G. & Anderson-Nathe, B. (2019) Stories still untold, Child & Youth Services, 40(1), 1-3

 

Charles, G., Rodgers, S., Degagne, M.  & Lowry, G. (Eds.) (2018). Speaking My Truth: The Journey to Reconciliation. Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

 

Charles, G., Freeman, J. & Garfat, T. (Eds.) (2016). Supervision in Child and Youth Care Practice. Cape Town: CYC-Net Press.

 

Charles, G., Maybery, D. & Reupert, A. (Ed.) (2016). Special Issue: Children of parents with mental Illness. Journal of Child and Youth Services, 37(2).

 

Charles, G. (Ed.) (2014). Cultures of caring, Journal of Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 27(3).

 

Authored Monographs

 

Oliver, C. & Charles, G. (2014). Strengths-based practice in child protection. Victoria: British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development.

 

Book Chapters

 

Gharabaghi, K. & Charles, G. (2019). Child and youth care in Canada in Gharabaghi, K. & Charles, G. (Eds.). Child and Youth Care Across Sectors: Canadian Perspectives (Volume One). Vancouver:  Canadian Scholars Press.

 

Gharabaghi, K. & Charles, G. (2019). The classic setting: Residential care and treatement. In Gharabaghi, K. & Charles, G. (Eds.). Child and Youth Care Across Sectors: Canadian Perspectives (Volume One). Vancouver:  Canadian Scholars Press.

 

Charles, G. (2019). Mattering in the moment. CYC Online (Special Issue), 241, 43-44.

 

Charles, G. (2018). Worrying about reconciliation: Building upon our commonalities and our differences as a way to move forward In G. Charles, S. Rodgers, M. Degagne & G. Lowry (Eds.). (pp. 203-212).Speaking My Truth: The Journey to Reconciliation. Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

Charles, G. (2018). Introduction: How to love a child. In G. Charles, S. Rodgers, M. Degagne & G. Lowry (Eds.). (pp. 180-182).Speaking My Truth: The Journey to Reconciliation. Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

 

Charles, G. (2016). Reflective response: Interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration: Essential for the doctoral advanced practice nurse in M. Dreher & M.E. Smith Glasgow. (Eds.) Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice (2nd Edition). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

 

Garfat, T. & Charles, G. (2016). Individual developmental plans and a child and youth care supervision cycle. In G. Charles, J. Freeman & T. Garfat (Eds.). Supervision in Child and Youth Care Practice. (pp. 49-58). Cape Town: CYC-Net Press.

 

Charles, G. & Garfat, T. (2016). Supervision: A matter of mattering. In G. Charles, J. Freeman & T. Garfat (Eds.). Supervision in Child and Youth Care Practice. (pp. 23-28). Cape Town: CYC-Net Press.

 

Charles, G. (2016). Connecting child and youth practice and supervision: Another piece of the puzzle. In G. Charles, J. Freeman & T. Garfat (Eds.). Supervision in Child and Youth Care Practice. (pp. 8-22). Cape Town: CYC-Net Press.

 

Charles, G. & Alexander, C. (2016). The beginning of the journey: Supervising students. In G. Charles, J. Freeman & T. Garfat (Eds.). Supervision in Child and Youth Care Practice.(pp. 81-88). Cape Town: CYC-Net Press.

 

Marshall, S.K., Nelson, M., Goessling, K., Chipman, J., & Charles, G. (2015). Counseling Adolescents from an Action Theory Perspective In R.A. Young, J. Domene, & L. Valach (Eds.), Counseling and action: Toward life-enhancing work, relationships and identity.(pp. 197-210).New York: Springer Publishing.

 

Charles, G. & Garfat, T. (2014). Exploring self to be with other: Relationship in action. In L. Fulcher, T. Garfat.& J. Digby (Eds.).Making moments meaningful in child and youth care practice. (pp. 41-58). Cape Town: Pretext Publications.