Dr. Carrie Smith

Dr. Carrie Smith

Associate Professor

Office: DL239
Phone: 4463
Email: csmit486@uwo.ca

Carrie's teaching interests include program evaluation, social work field education, research methods and child welfare.  

 

Education

University of Windsor - BSW
University of Ottawa - BEd
Wilfrid Laurier University - MSW
University of Toronto - PhD

Research

I have an active program of research that includes quantitative and qualitative research focused on child maltreatment prevention and the impact of child welfare programs and services on vulnerable children and families. My research questions are driven by a desire to improve child welfare systems and promote evidence-informed practice. 

Selected Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Comeau, J., Duncan, L., Smith, C., Smith-Carrier, T., Georgiades, K., Wang, L., & Boyle, M. (2021). The joint association of family-level inadequate housing and neighbourhood-level antisocial behaviour with child mental health problems. Children and Youth Services Review, 122, 1-8. doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105874 

Smith, C., Fallon, B., Fluke, J., Mishna, F., & Decker Pierce, B. (2019). Organizational structure and the ongoing service decision: The influence of role specialization and service integration. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, 43(5), 375-391. doi:10.1080/23303131.2019.1661928 

Baker Collins, S., Gazso, A., Smith-Carrier, T., & Smith, C. (2019). Resisting the culture of poverty narrative: Perspectives of social assistance recipients. Journal of Poverty, 24(1), 72-93. doi:10.1080/10875549.2019.1678551 

Gazso, A., Collins, S., Smith-Carrier, T., & Smith, C. (2019). The generationing of social assistance receipt and “welfare dependency” in Ontario, Canada. Social Problems. doi:10.1093/socpro/spz032  

Smith, C., Smith-Carrier, T., Gazso, A., & Baker-Collins, S. (2019) The relationship between child maltreatment and social assistance use: A chain of adversities and transitions from a life course perspective. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 13(5), 556-577. doi:10.1080/15548732.2019.1608887 

Smith-Carrier, T.A., Gazso, A., Baker Collins, S., & Smith, C. (2019). Myth or reality? Exploring intergenerational social assistance participation in Ontario, Canada. The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 46(1), 113-137. https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol46/iss1/8 

Smith, C., Fluke, J., Fallon, B., Mishna, F., & Decker Pierce, B. (2018). Child welfare organizations: Do specialization and service integration impact placement decisions?  Child Abuse & Neglect, The International Journal. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.09.032. 

Smith, C., Fluke, J., Fallon, B., Mishna, F., & Decker Pierce, B. (2017). Role specialization and service integration in child welfare: Does organizational structure influence the decision to refer to supportive services? Children and Youth Services Review, 82, 139-148. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.08.031.  

Smith, C., (2016). Ethical Consideration for the Collection, Analysis and Publication of Child Maltreatment Data. International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.  

Fallon, B., VanWert, M., Trocmé, N., MacLaurin, B., Sinha, V., Lefebvre, R., Allen, K., Black, T., Lee, B., Rha, W., Smith, C. & Goel, S. (2015).  Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect-2013 (OIS: 2013). Toronto, ON: Child Welfare Research Portal.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Smith, C., Smith-Carrier, T., Gazso, A., Baker Collins, S. & Saxby, C. (2020) The relationship between child maltreatment and social assistance use: A chain of adversities and transitions from a life course perspective. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2020 Canadian Association for Social Work Education Annual Conference. Western University, London, Ontario. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19).  

Comeau, J., Smith, C., Georgiades, K., Duncan, L., Smith-Carrier, T., Wang, L, Boyle, M. H. (2019, October). Housing inadequacy, neighbourhood violence and victimization, and children’s mental health. Poster presentation at the 2019 Canadian Research Data Centre Network Annual Conference. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  

Baker Collins, S., Smith-Carrier, T., & Smith, C. (2019, April). Resisting the culture of poverty narrative: Perspectives of social assistance recipients. Presentation at the Social Justice: Valuing Difference, Pursuing Equity, and Finding Space for Solidarity. 6th Annual Learning Institute Global Well-Being and Social Change Conference. Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.  

Smith, C., Fluke, J., Fallon, B., Mishna, F. & Decker Pierce, B. (2017, October). Child welfare decision making in context part 2 - The structure of child welfare organizations: Do service integration and role specialization influence the placement decision? Presentation at the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect European Regional Conference (ISPCAN), The Hague, Netherlands.

Smith, C., & Tonmyr, L. (2017). Ethical Considerations for the Collection, Analysis, & Publication of Child Maltreatment Data. International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: International Webinar Series.

Smith, C., Fallon, B., Fluke, J., Mishna, F., & Decker-Pierce, B. (2016). Child Welfare Organizations: Does Structure Impact Who Gets Ongoing Services? Poster session presented at the International Congress for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), Calgary, Alberta.

Smith, C. (2016). Ethics of Child Maltreatment Data Collection. Presentation provided at the XXIst ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect Working Group on National Child Maltreatment Data Collection, Calgary, Alberta.

Smith, C. (2016). Ethics in Administrative Data Collection and Analysis. Presentation provided at the XXIst ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect Working Group on National Child Maltreatment Data Collection, Calgary, Alberta.

Smith, C. (2016). Does Organizational Structure Impact Decision-Making in Child Welfare? Presentation provided at the SSHRC Connections Grant Workshop, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.