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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

Book Chapters:

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: Wilfrid University 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. M., Smit-Quosai, T., DeGeer, I., & Freymond, N. (in press). Employment experiences of front-line child protection service providers in accessible and central service delivery settings. Journal of Public Child Welfare.

Cameron, G., Hazineh, L., Frensch, K. M., Freymond, N., DeGeer, I. & Smit-Quosai, T. (in press). The impacts of accessible service delivery on front-line helping relationships in child welfare. Child and Family Social Work.

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.

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.

Mandel, D., Stalker, C., Wright, M., Frensch, K. M. & Harvey, C. (in press). Sinking, swimming, and sailing: Experiences of job satisfaction and emotional exhaustion in child welfare. Child and Family Social Work.

Preyde, M., Adams, G., Cameron, G., & Frensch, K. (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. M., & 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. M., Cameron, G., Hazineh, L., & Riosa, 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. M., Cameron, G., White, S., Penny, 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 

Stalker, C., Harvey, C., Frensch, K. M., 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.