Susan Silver

BA, MSW, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Social Work | Ryerson University


 

RCSIA_Susan_SilverSusan has an interest in the areas of health care policy, employment and family well- being. She has extensive experience evaluating community-based programs and is interested in participatory and transformative approaches. She is currently exploring the critical use of interactive communication technologies in research and evaluation. Susan recently completed the mid-term review of a project seeking to enhance the equity of industrial workers in Brazil. For this project, she also developed and delivered a two-week Evaluation Training Institute for occupational and health professionals from Brazil. Susan is currently working with Canadian and Dominican researchers and community organizations in developing critical approaches to evaluating community-based programs for early childhood development and child protection.


Research Projects

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Centres for the Integral Attention of Children in the Dominican Republic (CIANIs) and Local Community Organizations for Child Protection (LCOCP)

Funder: National European Foundations: Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund
Principal Investigators: Henry Parada, Susan Silver, Mike Burke, Irma Molina (Research Assistant)
Dominican Team: Julia Hasbun (Dominican Coordinator)

 

>> VIEW ALL of Susan Silver’s research projects.


Selected Publications

  • Preston, S., George, P. & Silver, S. (2014). Field education in social work: The need for re-imagining. Critical Social Work, 15(1).
  • George, P., Silver, S. & Preston, S. (2013). Re-imagining field education in social work: The promise unveiled. Advances in Social Work, 14(2), 642-657
  • Burke, M., & Silver, S. (2012). Canadian Health Care … Reclaiming universal health care. In A. Westhues (Ed.), Canadian social policy (5th ed.). Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press (In Press)
  • Berman, R., Silver, S. & Wilson, S. (2007). Don’t look down on me because I have one” – Young mothers resisting the discourse of “a young mother is a bad mother”. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 9(1), 42-52.
  • Shields, J., Silver, S. & Wilson, S. (2006). Assessing employment risk: New dimensions in the measurement of unemployment. Socialist Studies, 2 (2), 105-112.