Stephanie Baird

Stephanie Baird

Assistant Professor

Office: W260
Phone: 4556
Email: sbaird7@uwo.ca

Stephanie’s research and teaching interests build on more than fifteen years of clinical and community social work experience. Her years in the field have informed her program of research, which seeks to critically examine social work practice models to ensure they address the complexity of service users’ identities and experiences, and the impacts of multiple levels of oppression and marginalization on individual experiences.  Broadly, the focus of her research responds to three key areas: 1) intimate partner violence and trauma; 2) social work practice and intervention research; and 3) social work education and field education. 

Education

  • University of Waterloo – B.A. (Hons)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University – MSW
  • University of Toronto – PhD (Social Work)

Research

Intimate Partner Violence, Trauma & Trauma-informed Approaches, Intersectionality, Practice-based Research, Social Work Education, Field Education, Critical Qualitative Inquiry

Selected Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Baird, S. L., Alaggia, R., & Jenney, A. (2019). “Like opening up old wounds”: Conceptualizing intersectional trauma among survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-24. doi:10.1177/0886260519848788

Tarshis, S., & Baird, S. L. (2019). Addressing the indirect trauma of social work students in intimate partner violence (IPV) field placements: A framework for supervision.  Clinical Social Work Journal, 47(1), 90-102.

Bogo, M., Regehr, C., Baird, S. L., Paterson, J., & LeBlanc, V. (2017). Cognitive and affective elements of practice confidence in social work students and practitioners. The British Journal of Social Work, 47(3), 701-718.

Bogo, M., Lee, B., McKee, E., Ramjattan, R., & Baird, S. L. (2017). Bridging class and field: Field instructors’ and liaisons’ reactions to information about students’ baseline performance derived from simulated interviews. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(4), 580-594.

Baird, S. L. (2016). Conceptualizing anxiety among social work students: Implications for social work education. Social Work Education, 35(6), 719-732.

Bogo, M., Lee, B., McKee, E., Baird, S. L., & Ramjattan, R. (2016). Field instructors’ perceptions of foundation year students’ readiness to engage in field education. Social Work Education, 35(2), 204-214.  

Fuller-Thomson, E., Baird, S. L., Dhrodia, R., & Brennenstuhl, S. (2016). The association between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and suicide attempts in a population-based study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 42(5), 725-734.

Fuller-Thomson, E., Ramzan, N., & Baird, S. L. (2016). Arthritis and suicide attempts: Findings from a large nationally representative Canadian survey. Rheumatology International, 36, 1237-1248.

Regehr, C., Bogo, M., LeBlanc, V. L, Baird, S., Paterson, J., & Birze, A. (2016). Suicide risk assessment: Clinicians’ confidence in their professional judgment. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 21(1), 30-46.

Fuller-Thomson, E., West, K, Sulman, J., & Baird, S. L. (2015). Childhood maltreatment is associated with Ulcerative Colitis but not Crohn's Disease: Findings from a population-based study. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 21(11), 2640-2648.

Nikolova, K., Baird, S. L., Tarshis, S., Black, T., & Fallon, B. (2015). Child exposure to intimate partner violence: Examining the effect of type of exposure. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 3(1), 72-87.

Fallon, B., Black, T., Nikolova, K., Tarshis, S., & Baird, S. L. (2014). Child welfare investigations involving exposure to intimate partner violence: Case and worker characteristics. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 2(1), 71-76.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Baird, S. L. (2018, November).  Expanding “the survivor capsule”:  A qualitative study of women’s experiences with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) counselling services in Ontario. Poster presented at the Ontario Association of Social Worker’s 5th Biennial Provincial Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Baird, S. L., Tarshis, S., & Nikolova, K. (2018, November). Trauma-focused supervision: A model for intimate partner violence (IPV) field placements.  Paper presented at the Council of Social Work Education’s 2018 Annual Program Meeting (APM), Orlando, Florida, United States.

Nikolova, K., Tarshis, S., & Baird, S. L. (2017, October).  Impacts of policy processes on intimate partner violence (IPV):  Implications for education. Interactive workshop presented at the Council of Social Work Education’s 2017 Annual Program Meeting (APM), Dallas, Texas, United States.

Regehr, C., Bogo, M., Leblanc, V., Paterson, J., & Baird, S. L. (2017, July). Suicide risk assessments: Influences on clinicians’ professional judgment and confidence in decision-making.  Poster presented at the Society for the International Society for Affective Disorders Conference, London, United Kingdom.

Baird, S. L. (2017, May). Challenging Western epistemological understandings underpinning partner abuse and trauma services. Paper presented at Canadian Association of Social Work Education-Association Canadienne pour la Formation en Travail Social Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Brien, N., & Baird, S. L. (2017, May). Two-eyed seeing: Using relational-based pedagogy to decolonize educational spaces through reconciling Indigenous and settler approaches to knowledge exchange. Workshop presented at Canadian Association of Social Work Education-Association Canadienne pour la Formation en Travail Social Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Black, T., Nikolova, K., Baird, S. L., Tarshis, S., & Fallon, B (2017, January). Exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV): Maltreatment typology or risk factor? Poster presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Fallon, B., Nikolova, K., Tarshis, S., Black, T., Baird, S. L., Saini, M., & Deljavan, S. (2016, July). Twenty years of data: Exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) and custody dispute cases in child protection services.  Symposium presented at the 2016 International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States.

Fallon, B., Nikolova, K., Tarshis, S., Black, T., & Baird, S. L. (2016, January). A 20 year review: Understanding the exponential increases in child protection investigations for exposure to IPV. In B. Fallon (Chair), The state of exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) and custody dispute cases in child protection services: 20 years of data.  Panel conducted at the 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Washington, D.C., United States.

Tarshis, S., Nikolova, K., Baird, S. L., Black, T., & Fallon, B. (2016, January). Child protection investigations for exposure to IPV: A comparison study of 2008 and 2013. In B. Fallon (Chair), The state of exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) and custody dispute cases in child protection services: 20 years of data. Panel conducted at the 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Washington, D.C., United States.

Baird, S. L., Dhrodia, R., Brennenstuhl, S., & Fullerā€Thomson, E. (2015, November). The association between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and suicide attempts in a populationā€based study. Poster presented at Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) National Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Baird, S. L., Nikolova, K., Tarshis, S., Black, T., & Fallon, B. (2015, October). The Impact of Education on Child Welfare Investigations of Intimate Partner Violence. Paper session presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s 61st Annual Program Meeting, Denver, Colorado, United States.

Regehr, C., & Baird, S. L. (2015, October). Suicide risk assessment: Comparing judgment and confidence in social workers and students. Poster presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s 61st Annual Program Meeting, Denver, Colorado, United States.

Baird, S. L., Tarshis, S., Brien, B., Fahim, M., Lacombe-Duncan., A., & Ramjattan, R. (2015, June). Intersecting feminist perspectives on contemporary issues facing marginalized women. Panel presented at Advances in Women’s Studies Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Tarshis, S., Baird, S. L., Nikolova, K., Fallon, B., & Black, T. (2015, June). Examining the child welfare response to different forms of exposure to intimate partner violence. Paper presented at the 2015 Canadian Association of Social Work Education-Association Canadienne pour la Formation en Travail Social Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.

Nikolova, K., Baird, S. L., Tarshis, S., Fallon, B., & Black, T. (2015, January). Children's exposure to intimate partner violence: The response from child protective services.  Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Fallon, B., Black, T., Nikolova, K., Tarshis, S., & Baird, S. L. (2014, July). Characteristics of differences in the clinical and case characteristics for different forms of IPV. Paper session presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States.

Baird, S. L. (2014, June). Psychoeducational groups:  Do they meet the diverse needs of survivors of intimate partner violence? (2014, June).  Paper session presented at the International Association for Social Work with Groups Symposium, Calgary, Alberta.