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Faculty & Staff Profile
Off-Campus
207-221-4486 (w)
207-221-4719 (f)

Leslie Yaffa, MSW, EdD
Associate Lecturer, Retention Coordinator
lyaffa@une.edu

Biography

Courses taught:  

SSW 515- Integrat Micro Macro Framework 

SSW 525- Intro to Advanced Practice

SSW 601- Independent Study

SSW 646- International Social Work Practice in the Caribbean

 

Expertise

Child and adolescent development, human services practice, individuals and families, diversity, working/understanding children, adolescents and families, mental health, field placement, research and practice, international social work/human services, applied research, social assessment and therapy, community development and advocacy.


Education

EdD, Human Services and Leadership Administration, Nova Southeastern University, 2008

MSW, Master of Social Work ( MSW), Wilfrid Laurier University, 1998

BA ( honours), Sociology, York University, 1993

Dip, Humans Services, Human Services Counsellor, Geogre Brown College, 1989

Clinical Affiliations

Imagine Clinic - University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario


Research and Scholarship

Current Research or Scholarship

My research continues to focus on program development and mentoring in the Caribbean for children and adolescents, grassroots initiatives and children and adolescents from marginalized communities, promoting long term intervention and research both on the island and throughout the Caribbean.  Other interests include: international field education and practicum, values and ethics in human services practice and young women from West Indian backgrounds.

Selected Publications

Deh Kidz in Jamaica: An Evaluation Report about a Community Organization Serving Children and Adolescents: http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/ijcyfs/article/view/2089

 

Invited Plenary Presentations

Diversity Conference, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland: TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIVERSITY IN ORGANISATIONS, COMMUNITIES AND NATIONS-2010

Secretary’s Global Diaspora Forum, Washington DC, USA- 2011

Caribbean Child Research Conference, Kingston, Jamaica- 2012

Child and Youth Care World Conference, Connecting at the Crossroads- 2013

Student Opportunities: Yes