Position: Associate Professor at the University of British Colombia School of Social Work
Background: Dr. Sullivan is a family and children’s services social worker who has worked in family counseling, child protective services, residential treatment settings, juvenile correctional services, and employee assistance services.
His research focuses on interagency coordination and the development of service strategies with respect to high risk and marginalized groups, the development of operational measures for social service evaluation, the relationship between social policy and the developmental experience of families and children. He is currently working on several articles and projects related to adoption. The first article will examine the history of adoption from Korea to Canada and the second article will explore the relationship between openness in adoption and birth mother resolution of grief and loss.