Position: Professor at the McGill School of Social Work
Background: Nico Trocmé is a professor of social work at McGill University where he holds the Philip Fisher Chair in Social Work and directs the Centre for Research on Children and Families. Dr. Trocmé is the principle investigator for the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (1998, 2003 & 2008), the Scientific Director of the Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare, and the lead researcher for a Federal-Provincial-Territorial initiative to develop a common set of National Outcomes Measures in child welfare. He is currently leading the evaluation of a family support program for African Canadian families, the evaluation of a family-group conferencing model, analyses of the over-representation of First Nations children in foster care, and the evaluation of a social paediatric community program.
Dr. Trocmé is actively involved in supporting research based child welfare policy and practice. He is the Senior Advisor for Knowledge Integration at Bathshaw Youth and Family Services, the co-Chair of the Alberta Child Intervention Review, provides research and policy advice to the governments of Québec and Ontario, has presented expert evidence at several inquests and is a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Child and Youth Advisory Committee and Statistics Canada’s National Statistics Council. Prior to completing his Ph.D., Dr. Trocmé worked for five years as a child welfare and children’s mental health social worker.
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