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Canadian Excellence
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Karen Frensch

Research Project Manager, Partnerships for Children and Families Project

Contact Information
Email: kfrensch@wlu.ca | partnerships@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.5236
Fax: 519-888-9732
Office Location: FSW-402
Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M, W, Th
Academic Background

M.Sc. (Family Relations and Human Development), University of Guelph

B.A. (Honours Psychology), Wilfrid Laurier University

Biography

Books

Cameron, G., Fine, M., Maiter, S., Frensch, K., & Freymond, N. (2013). Creating positive systems of child and family welfare: Congruence with the everyday lives of children and parents. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Book Chapters:

Frensch, K. & Cameron, G. (2013). Bridging or maintaining distance: A matched comparison of parent and service provider perceptions. In G. Cameron, M. Fine, S. Maiter, K. Frensch, & N. Freymond (Eds.), Creating positive systems of child and family welfare: Congruence with the everyday lives of children and parents (pp. 168-197). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Frensch, K. M., Cameron, G., Adams, G., & de Boer, C. (2007). Pathways to residential children’s mental health services: Parents’ perceptions of service availability and treatment outcomes. In G. Cameron, N. Coady, & G. Adams (Eds.), Moving toward positive systems of child and family welfare: Current issues and future directions. Waterloo, ON: WilfridUniversity Press.

Mandell, D., Stalker, C., Harvey, C., Frensch, K., & Ringrose, P. (2013). When the going gets tough: A workplace study of four southern ontario children's aid societies. In G. Cameron, M. Fine, S. Maiter, K. Frensch, & N. Freymond (Eds.), Creating positive systems of child and family welfare: Congruence with the everyday lives of children and parents (pp. 237-261). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Referred Journal Articles:

Frensch, K. M., Cameron, G., & Preyde, M. (2009). Community adaptation of youth accessing residential programs or a home-based alternative: School attendance and academic functioning. Child and Youth Care Forum

Frensch, K. M., Pratt, M., & Norris, J. (2007). Foundations of generativity: Personal and family correlates of adolescents’ generative life-story themes. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 45-62.

Frensch, K. M. & Cameron, G. (2002) Treatment of choice or a last resort? A review of residential mental health placements for children and youth. Child and Youth Care Forum, 31(5), 307-339. 

Cameron, G., Frensch, K. M., Preyde, M., Smit-Quosai, T. (2011). Community Adaptation of Youth Accessing Residential Programs or a Home-Based Alternative: Contact with the Law and Delinquent Activities. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 28, 150-175.

Cameron, G., Frensch, K., Smit Quosai, T., DeGeer, I., & Freymond, N. (2012). Employment experiences of front-line child protection service providers in accessible and central service delivery settings. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 6(5), 590-613.

Cameron, G., Hazineh, L., Frensch, K. M., Freymond, N., Preyde, M., Gebotys, R., DeGeer, I. & Smit-Quosai, T. (2011). The impacts of accessible child protection services on services, jobs, and families. Child and Youth Services Review, 33, 945-954.

Cameron, G., Hazineh, L., Frensch, K. M., Freymond, N., DeGeer, I. & Smit-Quosai, T. (2013). The Impacts of Accessible Service Delivery on Front-Line Helping Relationships in Child Welfare. Child and Family Social Work, 18(3), 253-263.

de Boer, C., Cameron, G., & Frensch, K. M. (2007). Siege and response: Reception and benefits of residential children’s mental health services for parents and siblings. Child and Youth Care Forum, 36, 11-24.

Mandell, D., Stalker, C., Wright, M., Frensch, K., & Harvey, C. (2013). Sinking, Swimming and Sailing: Experiences of Job Satisfaction and Emotional Exhaustion in Child Welfare Employees. Child and Family Social Work, 18(4), 383-393.

 

Preyde, M., Adams, G., Cameron, G., & Frensch, K. M. (2009). Adaptation of Children and Families Participating in Mental Health Residential and Intensive Family Services: Preliminary Findings. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 26(1), 1-20.

Preyde, M., Cameron, G., Frensch, K., & Adams, G. (2011). Parent-child relationships and family functioning of children and youth discharged from residential mental health treatment or a home-based alternative. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 28(1), 55-74.

Preyde, M, Frensch, K., Cameron G., Hazineh L., Burnham P., (2011). Mental Health Outcomes of Children and Youth Accessing Residential Programs or a Home-Based Alternative. Social Work in Mental Health, 9(1), 1-21.

Preyde, M., Frensch, K., Cameron, G., White, S., Penney, R., Lazure, K. (2011) Long-term Outcomes of Children and Youth accessing Residential or Intensive Home-based Treatment: Three year follow up. Journal of Child and Family Studies, DOI 10.1007/s10826-010-9442-z.

Preyde, M., Watkins, H., Ashbourne, G., Lazure, K., Carter, J., Penney, R., White, S., Frensch, K., & Cameron, G. (2013). Perceptions of personal well-being among youth accessing residential or intensive home-based treatment. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 30 (1), 1-22.

Stalker, C., Frensch, K. M., Harvey, C., Mandell, D., & Adams, G. (2007). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Maslach burnout inventory: A replication with Canadian child welfare workers. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 1(3), 77-94.

Stalker, C., Mandell, D., Frensch, K. M., Harvey, C., & Wright, M. (2007). Child welfare workers who are exhausted yet satisfied with their jobs: How do they do it? Child and Family Social Work, 12, 182-191.