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August 23, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Anne Westhues

Professor

Contact Information
Email: awesthue@wlu.ca




Academic Background
BA, MSc (Guelph), MSW (WLU), DSW (Columbia)
Biography

Dr. Westhues teaches research, social policy and community practice. Her research interests include evaluation of policy and practice, social and strategic planning and evidence-based practice. Her publications include articles on adoption (international adoption, disclosure, disruption and reunions); family violence (elder abuse and prevention of wife assault); and planning (conceptualizations of social planning, human resources study of the profession of social work).  Her current research interests include how best to provide community-based mental health services.  

Recent Publications

Westhues, A. & Wharf, B. (Eds). (2012). Canadian social policy: Fifth edition. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, under contract.

Westhues, A. (2012). Becoming acquainted with social policy, in A. Westhues & B. Wharf (Eds.). Canadian social policy: Fifth edition, under contract.

Westhues, A. & Kenny-Scherber, C. (2012). The policy making process, in A. Westhues & B. Wharf (Eds.). Canadian social policy: Fifth edition, under contract.

Westhues, A. (2012). Approaches to policy analysis, in A. Westhues & B. Wharf (Eds.). Canadian social policy: Fifth edition, under contract.

Westhues, A. (2012). Social service workplaces: Reform begins at home, in A. Westhues & B. Wharf (Eds.). Canadian social policy: Fifth edition, under contract.

Hossen, A. & Westhues, A. (2011).The medicine that might kill the patient: Structural adjustment and its impacts on health care in Bangladesh. Social Work in Public Health. (in press).

Hossen, A. & Westhues, A. (2011). Rural women’s access to health care in Bangladesh: Swimming against the tide? Social Work in Public Health. Social Work in Public Health, 26(2), 1-16.

Westhues, A., Janzen, R., Roth, D., & Grant, J. (2010). Community mental health organizations in Ontario: Perceptions of responsiveness to the needs of diverse cultural-linguistic communities. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 29(2), 1-13.

Hossen, A. & Westhues, A. (2010). A Socially Excluded Space: Restrictions on Access to Health Care for Older Women in Rural Bangladesh. Qualitative Health Research, 20(9), 1192-1201. DOI:10.1177/1049732310370695

Ochocka, J., Janzen, R., Jacobson, N., Maiter, S., Simich, L. Westhues, A, Fleras, A. (2010). Taking culture and power seriously in mental health: An emerging framework. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 29(1), 51-67. Online at (http://www.metapress.com.remote.libproxy.wlu.ca/content/e8430u6l3012k356/fulltext.pdf.

Grant, J.G., & Westhues, A. (2010). Choice and outcome in mental health supported housing. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 33(3), 232-235. DOI: 10.2975/33.3.2010.232.235.

Hammond, A., Westhues, A. Schmidt Hanbidge, A. (2009). Assessing the impact of an emotions regulation booster program for elementary school aged children. Journal of Primary Prevention, 30(5), 569-586. DOI 10.1007/s10935-009-0188-6.

Westhues, A., Schmidt Hanbidge, A., Gebotys, B., & Hammond, A. (2009).Comparing the effectiveness of school-based and community-based delivery of an emotion regulation skills program for children. School Social Work Journal, 42(1), 74-95.

Westhues, A., Ochocka, J., Jacobson, N., Simich, L., Maiter, S., Janzen, R., & Fleras, A. (2008). Developing theory from complexity: Reflections on a collaborative mixed method participatory action research study. Qualitative Health Research. 18(5), 701-717.

Westhues, A. (Ed). (2006) Canadian Social Policy. Fourth Edition. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Westhues, A. (2006). Becoming acquainted with social policy, in A. Westhues (Ed.). Canadian Social Policy: Fourth Edition, Waterloo: WLU Press, pp. 5-28. 

Westhues, A. (2006). Evaluating social welfare policy and programs, in A. Westhues (Ed.). Canadian Social Policy: Fourth Edition , Waterloo: WLU Press, pp. 151-172.

Westhues, A. (2006). The challenges ahead, in A. Westhues (Ed.). Canadian Social Policy: Fourth Edition, Waterloo: WLU Press, pp. 437-446.

Grant, J. & Westhues, A. (2005). Mental health respite services: A grounded model. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health 24, pp. 63-78.

Westhues, A. (2005). Social work education in Canada: Inching toward the progressive. Portularia. 5, pp. 7-25.

Westhues, A. (2005). L’éducation en service social au Canada : pas à pas vers le progressisme. Portularia. 5, pp. 26-47.


Additional Information

Recent Grants

2006-2007  Co-investigator, CMHC External Research Program. PI Jill Grant. A longitudinal study of housing for mental health consumer survivors (25,000)

2005-07 Co-investigator, SSHRC Multiculturalism Issues in Canada Program. PI Joanna Ochocka of the Center  for Research and Education on Human Services, Kitchener. Pathways to Success: Immigrant Youth at School (39,000)

2005-10 Co-investigator, Social Sciences and Humanities, CURA grant. PI Joanna Ochocka of the Centre for Research and Education on Human Services, Kitchener. Community Mental Health Practice in Context: Taking Culture Seriously ($997,500)