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September 26, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Prof. Nancy Freymond

Associate Professor

Contact Information
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Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.5266

Office Location: FSW-309

Academic Background

BA, BSW  McMaster University, 1989

MSW  Wilfrid Laurier University, 1993

PhD  Wilfrid Laurier University, 2007 


Nancy’s research and writing have focussed on child and family welfare. She is passionate about understanding how systems of child welfare can respond with supports to children and families that make a positive difference in their daily lives. She is also interested in international approaches to child welfare and in mothering and mothering identity, particularly for women who are receiving child protection services.

Nancy has explored the everyday realities and experiences of mothers of children placed in out-of-home care. Currently, she is a researcher in the Transforming Front Line Child Welfare Research Project investigating service provider experiences of helping processes, work environments for front-line service providers, delivery system outcomes, and child and family outcomes across purposively selected institutional settings within five child welfare agencies. Nancy is a co-editor of Towards positive systems of child and family welfare: International comparisons of child protection, family service, and community caring systems.

Nancy teaches primarily in the clinical concentration. Her foundations for teaching and research are in social work practice with individuals, families, and groups. She has worked extensively in the fields of outpatient mental health services, children’s mental health services, child welfare, employee health services and in trauma treatment.