shellycraig

Shelley L. Craig, PhD, RSW, LCSW is Associate Dean Academic at the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Ms. Craig teaches in the Health and Mental Health specialization, primarily focusing on research and practice for health. Dr. Craig’s research focuses on the social determinants of health and mental health and the impact of the service delivery system on vulnerable populations. Her primary specializations are: (1) the needs of sexual and gender minority youth and subsequent program development and service delivery (2) the roles and interventions used by health social workers to impact the social determinants of health (3) developing competent social work practitioners through effective social work education. As principal investigator she has recently tested several interventions for sexual and gender minority youth including Strengths-First, a resilience-focused case management program for youth at risk, ASSET, an empowering group  model and funded through the Canadian Institute of Health Research, AFFIRM, an affirmative cognitive-behavioural group intervention.