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Katreena Scott

Tel: (416) 978-0971

Email: kscott@oise.utoronto.ca

Dr. Katreena Scott is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Toronto and the Canada Research Chair in Family Violence Prevention and Intervention.  She leads an applied research program aimed at reducing violence in family relationships, with specific expertise is addressing violence perpetration in men and fathers. Dr. Scott is recognized internationally for her intervention work with abusive fathers and nationally for her research on effective interventions for intimate partner violence. The Caring Dads program that she developed (www.caringdads.org) is currently running in many sites across Canada, as well as in the US, UK, Ireland, Wales, Germany and Sweden.

Current research grants and contracts

2015-2019 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. “Examining the importance of dynamic risk factors for predicting recidivism and promoting change among domestically violent offenders”. P.I. Katreena Scott.

2015-2021 - Public Health Agency of Canada. “Safe and Understood: Intervening with families to promote healthy child outcomes and prevent abuse recurrence for young child victims of domestic violence exposure”. Co PI’s Angelique Jenney, Child Development Institute and Katreena Scott.

2015-2020 -Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant. “Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative for Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP)”. P.I. Peter Jaffe, Western University.

2014-2018 -Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. “Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: Expanding our Understanding of Vulnerabilities and Resiliencies”. P.I. Ramona Alaggia, University of Toronto.

2014-2016 -Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. “The Impact of Domestic Violence on Workers and Workplaces”. P.I. Barbara MacQuarrie, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children.

Representative publications

Crooks, C., Scott, K., Broll, R., Zwarych, S., Hughes, R., & Wolfe, D. (2015). A preliminary evaluation of an 8th grade healthy relationships program: Promising evidence of changes in knowledge, awareness and coping strategies, Health Education Research, 30, 513-519. doi: 10.1093/her/cyv014.

Heslop, L., Kelly, T., David, R. Scott, K.L. (2015).  Programing Responses for Intimate Partner Violence.  Report prepared for the Department of Justice Canada.

Stewart, L. L. & Scott, K. L. (2014). Who are these guys? An exploration of patterns of parenting problems among fathers who have maltreated their children. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 33(2), 67-83, DOI: 10.7870/cjcmh-2014-016.

Jenney, A., Mishna, F., Alaggia, R., & Scott, K.L. (2014). Doing the right thing? (Re) Considering risk assessment and safety planning in child protection work with domestic violence cases. Children and Youth Services Review. 47, 92-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.07.015.

Scott, K., Kelly, T., Crooks, C.V., & Francis, K. (2014). Caring Dads: Helping fathers value their children, 2nd edition. Createspace Publishers.

Scott, K. L. (2014). Violence against children in families. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime, edited by R. Gartner and B. McCarthy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Scott, K.L., Heslop, L., Kelly, T. & Wiggins, K. (2013). Intervening to prevent repeat offending among moderate to high-risk domestic violence offenders.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, December, doi: 10.1177/0306624X13513709.

Jaffe, P., Scott, K., Jenney, A., Dawson, M., Straatman, A., & Campbell, M. (2013). Risk Factors for Children in Situations of Family Violence in the Context of Separation and Divorce. Report prepared for the Department of Justice Canada.

King, C. B. & Scott, K. L. (2013). Why are suspected cases of child maltreatment referred from the education system so often unsubstantiated? Child Abuse and Neglect, 38, 1-10, doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.06.002

Scott, K. L. & King, C. G. (2013). The (dubious) benefits of second chances in batterer intervention. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 1657-1671.

Scott, K. L. & Lishak, V. (2012). Evaluation of an intervention program for maltreating fathers: Statistically and clinically significant change. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36(9), 680-684.

Crooks, C. V., Scott, K. L., Ellis, W. & Wolfe, D. A. (2011). Impact of a universal school-based violence prevention program on violent delinquency: Distinctive benefits for youth with maltreatment histories. Child Abuse and Neglect, 35(6):393-400.

Scott, K. L., King, C., McGinn, H. & Hosseini, N. (2011). Effects of motivational enhancement on immediate outcomes of batterer intervention. Journal of Family Violence, 26, 139-149.


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