Nancy Freymond is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean (MSW program) in the Faculty of Social Work of Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada.
She is interested in collaborative forms of child welfare research and critical pedagogy that honour lived experiences. By cultivating active relationships with service users, service providers and students she encourages a learning environment that extends beyond traditional classroom boundaries, awakens learners to the critical engagement of power and challenges Eurocentric perspectives of helping.
Her research, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, explores the values, experiences and adaptations of young people placed in out-of-home care.
A closer look at young people in child placement: Exploring the values, experiences and adaptations of the placed young person, family members, foster caregivers and the child welfare workers who make placement decisions. Nancy Freymond (PI), with Bree Akesson, Heidi Bailey, and Elysee Nouvet SSHRC Insight Grant This qualitative case study project makes central the voices of placed young people and key members of their caregiving networks.
SK 222 Introduction to Child Welfare - Learning experiences are co-created and co-facilitated by a circle of educators including service users, university instructors, service providers and students. Learning is designed to empower students to critically examine their beliefs, values and knowledge about child welfare service users and providers.
SK 504 Research 1 - This course focuses on social work research methodologies.
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