Dr. Jane Sanders

Dr. Jane Sanders

Assistant Professor

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Email: jsande48@uwo.ca

Jane’s research interests are practice-informed having developed through 25 years of clinical experience with children, youth, and families. Her current research focuses on the impact of trauma and expanded forms of adversity (including systemic racism, inequality and community violence) on academics, with a particular focus on adverse experiences of students who have been suspended or expelled from school. Her research generally falls within two broad areas of focus: 1) child and family mental health with subspecialties in early adversity and school success, and 2) clinical practice and education.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work – Collaborative Specialization in Human Development Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Master of Social Work – Individuals, Families and Groups
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Research

Expanded Forms of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) the Impact on Educational Outcomes, School and Community Violence, Exclusionary Discipline (Suspension and Expulsion), Trauma and Trauma-informed Care, Trauma-Informed Education, Intersectionality, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Critical Self-Reflection, Student School Relationships, Social Work Education, Field Education, Education through Simulation, Bullying and Cyberbullying, Information and Communication Technologies in Clinical Practice, Family Involvement in Treatment. 

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed publications

  1. Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K., Sanders, J., Craig, S. & Bogo, M. (in press). Preparing advanced standing students for clinical social work practice: A teaching note. Journal of Social Work Education, online.
     
  2. Kourgiantakis T., Ashcroft R., Mohamud, F., Fearing, G. & Sanders, J. (in press). Family-focused practices in addictions: A scoping review.
     
  3.  Mishna, F., Sanders, J., McNeil, S., Fearing, G., & Kalenteridis, K. (2020). “If somebody is different”: A critical analysis of parents’, teachers’ and students’ perspectives on bullying and cyberbullying. Children and Youth Services Review, online.
     
  4. Kourgiantakis, T., Sanders, J., Sewell, K., Asakura, K. & Bogo, M. (2020). Students’ conceptualization of culture and diversity with a simulated client. Journal of Culture and Diversity, online.
     
  5. Kim, Y. K., Sanders, J. & Makubuya, T. (2020). School violence and academic performance: The mediating effects of school safety concerns and feelings of sadness or hopelessness by gender. Child & Youth Care Forum, online.
     
  6. Okumu, M., Kim, Y. K., Sanders, J. & Makubuya, T. (2020). Pathways from peer victimization to academic performance of US high schoolers: Variations by gender. Child Indicators Research, online.
     
  7. Sewell, K., Sanders, J., Kourgiantakis, T., Katz, E. & Bogo, M. (2020). Cognitive and affective processes: MSW students’ awareness and coping through simulated interviews. Social Work Education, online.
     
  8. Mishna, F., Sanders, J., Fantus, S., Fan, L., Greenblatt, A., Bogo, M. & Milne, B. (2019). #socialwork: Informal use of information and communication technology in social work. Clinical Social Work Journal, online.
     
  9. Sanders, J. (2019). Trauma informed teaching in social work. Journal of Social Work Education. 0(0), 1–8.
     
  10. Sanders, J. (2019). Phenomenology and intersubjectivity: Considerations for webcam-facilitated psychotherapy. Journal of Social Work Practice, 22(2), 173-184.
     
  11. Sanders, J., & Fallon, B. (2018). Child welfare involvement and academic difficulties: Characteristics of children, families, and households involved with child welfare and experiencing academic difficulties. Children and Youth Services Review, 86, 98-109.
     
  12. Ringel, S., Mishna, F., & Sanders, J. (2017). Developing a reflective self through cyber space. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 34(1), 87-95.
     
  13. Fallon, B., Trocmé, N., Sanders, J., Sewell, K. & Houston, E. (2016). Examining the impact of policy and legislation on the identification of neglect in Ontario: Trends over time. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 4(1), 77-90.
     

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

  1. Sanders, J. (2020, January). Expelled or suspended from school: A grounded theory study (Oral paper). R.F. Harney 13th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference, Toronto, ON.
     
  2. Sanders, J., Mishna, F., (2020, January). Expelled or suspended from school: A grounded theory study (Oral Paper). Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 24th Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
     
  3. Sanders, J., Kourgiantakis, T., Ashcroft, R. & Fearing, G. (2019, October). Family-focused practices in the addictions: A scoping review (Poster Presentation). Council for Social Work Education Conference (CSWE), Denver, CO.
     
  4. Sewell, K., Sanders, J., Kourgiantakis, T. & Bogo, M. (2019, October). Practice Fridays: An educational enhancement preparing students for field education (Oral Paper). Council for Social Work Education Conference (CSWE, October), Denver, CO.
     
  5. Fallon, B., Trocmé N., Sanders, J., Sewell, K. & Houston, E. (2019, September). Examining the impact of policy and legislation on the identification of neglect in Ontario: Trends over-time. International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), Oman.
     
  6. Sanders, J., Kourgiantakis, T., Asakura, K., Sewell, K. & Bogo, M. (2019, June). Students’ conceptualization of the impact of culture and diversity with a simulated client (Oral Paper). Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vancouver, BC.
     
  7. Mishna, F., Sanders, J., Fang, L, Greenblatt, A., Khoury-Kassabri, M., Shenhav-Goldberg R., McInroy, L. & Sewell, K. (2019, January). Technology in social work practice (Poster Presentation). Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 23rd Annual Conference Ending Gender Based, Family and Community Violence, San Francisco, CA.
     
  8. Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K., Bogo, M., Sanders, J. & Katz, E. (2019, January). MSW students' awareness of cognitive and affective processes in simulated interviews (Oral Paper). Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 23rd Annual Conference Ending Gender Based, Family and Community Violence, San Francisco, CA.
     
  9. Sanders, J., Kourgiantakis, T., Asakura, K., Sewell, K. & Bogo, M., (2019, January). Students’ conceptualization of the impact of culture and diversity with a simulated client (Oral Paper). Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 23rd Annual Conference Ending Gender Based, Family and Community Violence, San Francisco, CA.
     
  10. Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K., Sanders, J. & McNeil, S. (2018, October). Students' conceptualization of cultural factors in a helping relationship: A simulation study (Oral Paper). Council for Social Work Education Conference (CSWE), Orlando FL.
     
  11. Sanders, J., Kourgiantakis, T., Asakura, K., Bogo, M. & Sewell, K. (2018, October). Teaching students to conduct an addiction and mental health assessment using simulation (Oral Paper). Council for Social Work Education Conference (CSWE), Orlando FL.
     
  12. Mishna, F., Sanders, J., Shenhav-Goldberg R., Fang, L, Greenblatt, A. & Sewell, K. (2018, October). Information and communication technologies in social work practice and education (Oral Paper). Council for Social Work Education Conference (CSWE), Orlando FL.
     
  13. Makubuya, T., Youn, K. & Sanders, J. (2018, October). A gendered understanding of school violence victimization and academic performance: The mediating effects of school safety concerns and depression (Poster Presentation). American School Health Association (ASHA) Annual School Health Conference, St. Louis, MO.
     
  14. Bogo, M., Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K. & Sanders, J. (2018, January). Methods for teaching and assessing holistic competence (Roundtable). Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 22nd Annual Conference. Achieving Equal Opportunity, Equity and Justice, Washington, DC.
     
  15. Kourgiantakis, T. Bogo, M., Sewell, K. & Sanders, J. (2018, January). Teaching and assessing holistic competence using simulation-based learning (Workshop). Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 22nd Annual Conference. Achieving Equal Opportunity, Equity and Justice, Washington, DC.
     
  16. Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K., Bogo, M. & Sanders, J. (2018, January). Practice Fridays: Developing holistic competence through simulation (Oral Paper). Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 22nd Annual Conference. Achieving Equal Opportunity, Equity and Justice, Washington, DC.
     
  17. Makubuya, T., Sanders, J., Okumu, M., Youn, K. & Brien, N. (2018, January). Gender differences in the relationship between peer victimization and academic performance: The mediating effect of depression (Oral Paper). Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 22nd Annual Conference. Achieving Equal Opportunity, Equity and Justice, Washington, DC.
     
  18. Mishna, F., Fantus., S. & Sanders, J. (2017, October). Information and communication technologies in direct practice: Informing social work education (Oral Paper). Council for Social Work Education Conference (CSWE), Dallas, TX.
     
  19. Sanders, J. & Fallon, B. (2017, October). Identifying academic difficulties in a child welfare population: Practice and educational implications (Oral Paper). Council for Social Work Education Conference (CSWE), Dallas, TX.
     
  20. Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K., Sanders, J. & Bogo, M. (2017, October). Practice Fridays: The development of holistic competence through simulation (Oral Paper). Council for Social Work Education Conference (CSWE), Dallas, TX.
     
  21. Sanders, J., Van Wert, M., & Fallon, B (2017, June). Academic difficulties among maltreated children (Oral Paper). Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI), Montreal, QC.
     
  22. Van Wert, M., Sanders, J., Fallon, B. & Trocmé, N. (2017, June). Indicators of need: Behaviour problems among young people who have experienced maltreatment (Oral Paper). Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI), Montreal, QC.
     
  23. Van Wert, M., Sanders, J., Fallon, B. & Lefebvre, R. (2017, June). Placement in out-of-home care among maltreated children and youth with aggressive and criminal behaviour problems in Ontario, Canada (Oral Paper). Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI), Montreal, QC.
     
  24. Sanders, J., Mishna, F. & McInroy, L. (2017, January). An analysis of students' perspectives on cyberbullying interventions (Oral Paper). Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 21st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
     
  25. Sanders, J. & Fallon, B. (2016, August). Identifying academic difficulties in a child welfare population: Practice and policy implications (Poster Presentation). International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), Calgary, AB.