Grant Charles is an 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 is also affiliated with the UBC Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma. He holds an adjunct appointment with the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria. He is a member of the UBC Cluster on Research Based Theatre and also a member of the Prato International Collaborative on Family Mental Health

Since coming to UBC Dr. Charles 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 UBC 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 also sat on numerous NGO boards and government and community advisory bodies.

He is co-editor of the Journal of Child and Youth Services and 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 Speaking My Truth: The Road to Reconciliation, Child and Youth Care Across the Sectors (Volume One) and Supervision in Child and Youth Care Practice as well as the lead author of Granny Always Said: Traditional Parenting Tips for Today’s Parents.

 

Winter 2020

SOWK310A Interviewing Skills - INTERVIEWING SKL Sections

Communication theory and interviewing skills and their application to the Social Work interview. Enrolment is limited to students in the BSW program.

Winter 2020

SOWK335 Topics in Social Analysis for Social Work Practice Sections

Theoretical considerations of relevance to social work practice.

Winter 2020
No SOWK course(s) were found for W2020 term.

Grant Charles’ 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, 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.

Referred Articles

Charles, G. (2019). General profile and health disparities of high school age young carers in comparison to their non-caregiving peers. Relational Child 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’ experiences practicing in pediatric palliative 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 care 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, (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.

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.

Editorials

Anderson-Nathe, B. & Charles, G. (2019). Public intellectualism and the call for grounded speculation, Child & Youth Services, 40(4), 329-330.

Anderson-Nathe, B. & Charles, G. (2019). We can do better than “adolescence”, Child & Youth Services, 40(3), 221-223.

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).

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.

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.

Books and Volumes

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

Warf & G. Charles (in press) Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth Intervention Approaches, Education and Research Directions. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Charles, G., McLennan, H. & Garfat, T. (2020). Granny Always Said: Traditional Parenting Tips for Today’s Parents. Cape Town: CYC-Net Press.

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

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

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).

Chapters

Warf, C. & Charles, G. (in press) Introduction: Framework for utilizing this book. In C. Warf & G. Charles (Eds.) (pp. xii-xv). Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth Intervention Approaches, Education and Research Directions. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Charles, G., Warf, C. & Tennant, G. (in press) Youth homelessness in Canada: An overview. In C. Warf & G. Charles (Eds.) (pp. 11-18). Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth Intervention Approaches, Education and Research Directions. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Warf, C., Gharabaghi, K., Charles, G.&  Ginsburg, K. (in press) Interviewing homeless adolescents in the context of clinical care: Creating connections, building on strengths, fostering resilience, and improving outcomes. In C. Warf & G. Charles (Eds.) (19-44). Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth Intervention Approaches, Education and Research Directions. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Warshawski, T., Charles, G., Moore, E., Virani, A., Preto, N., Pollicino, A. & Warf, C. (in press). Building an effective system of care for adolescents following opiate overdose: Stabilization care, residential secure care, family and community engagement, and ethical concerns. In C. Warf & G. Charles (Eds.) (pp. 157-186). Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth Intervention Approaches, Education and Research Directions. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Warf, C., Eisenstein, E., Karim, A., AlMakadma, A.K., Howard, J., Birch, D., Jillson, I. & Charles, G. (in press).Challenges faced by international migrants and refugees to the health, development, and well-being of adolescents and youth. In C. Warf & G. Charles (Eds.) (pp. 349-404). Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth Intervention Approaches, Education and Research Directions. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Charles, G., Warf, C. & Tennant, G. (in press). Conclusion: Next steps for investigation and research. In C. Warf & G. Charles (Eds.) (pp. 419-434). Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth Intervention Approaches, Education and Research Directions. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Charles, G. & Quinn, A. (in press). Child and youth care and youth justice in Canada in Gharabaghi, K. & Charles, G. (Eds.). Child and Youth Care Across Sectors: Canadian Perspectives (Volume Two). Vancouver:  Canadian Scholars Press.

Charles, G. (in press). Child and youth care in mandated services in Gharabaghi, K. & Charles, G. (Eds.). Child and Youth Care Across Sectors: Canadian Perspectives (Volume Two). Vancouver:  Canadian Scholars Press.

Gharabaghi, K. & Charles, G. (in press). The Other, forgotten, hidden, current and future settings of Child and Youth Care Practice in Canada in Gharabaghi, K. & Charles, G. (Eds.). Child and Youth Care Across Sectors: Canadian Perspectives (Volume Two). Vancouver: Canadian Scholars Press.

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 treatment. 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). 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.

Scripts

Charles, G., Quinn, A., Cook, C. and other members of the UBC Collective (2019). Witnessing the “Dark Secret” of Student-to-Student Abuse in Canada’s Indian Residential School System. Research-Based Theatre Cluster (Research Excellence Cluster). Vancouver: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Belliveau, G., Cook, C., Bokenfohr, L.,  & Charles, G.  (2019). Unloaded. Research-Based Theatre Cluster (Research Excellence Cluster). Vancouver: University of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia.