University of Calgary

Dorothy Eleanor Badry

  • Professor
  • Child & Adolescent Development, Child Welfare, Child Trauma, Youth in the Criminal Justice System
  • Curriculum/Program Design & Evaluation
  • Disabilities
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Field Education

Research Interests

Infant, Children and Adolescents:

Critical Disability:

Indigenous Peoples:

Housing and Homelessness:

Trauma and Violence:

Currently Teaching

Biography

Dorothy Badry, PhD, MSW, RSW is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. Her research focus is on FASD, child welfare, complex disability and child mental health, women’s health and FASD prevention, housing and homelessness, advancing knowledge and training on FASD, loss and grief, and more recently FASD and suicide. Dorothy worked in child protection for 16 years in Alberta and continues to deeply care about child welfare issues and those involved on the edges of society and systems. She co-chaired the national conference: The Future of Child Welfare held in Calgary in 2018 in partnership with the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium (PCWC); Provincial and Territorial Directors of Child Welfare and the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. Dorothy has been Child Welfare Research Lead since 2017 with the Canada FASD Research Network. She has received numerous research grants from provincial and national funders including PolicyWise, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the First Nations & Inuit Health Branch of Canada and SSSHRC. Dorothy has an active research agenda and has been working closely with colleagues in Australia in collaboration with the CanFASD Research Network where she is the child welfare research lead. Dorothy served as the co-chair of the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Review in 2019 for the Government of Alberta.

Current Research

Stakeholder Perspectives on Risk Factors and Opportunities for Suicide Prevention Among Individuals with FASD funded by PolicyWise – Co-Principal Investigator

CASA Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health Photovoice Project – Principal Investigator

Integrated Navigational Support for Children with Developmental Disability and Mental Health Issues funded by the Valuing Mental Health Innovation and Integration Research Grant Competition – Co-Investigator

 

Professional and Community Associations

Registered Social Worker, Alberta College of Social Workers

Child Welfare Research Lead, Canada FASD Research Network

Awards

2017 - Peak Scholar Nominee. University of Calgary. (2017). Caregiver Curriculum on FASD

2016 - Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Award of Excellence in Education 

2013 – Award for contributions that “Have improved the well-being of Alberta’s children, youth and families”. Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research, Policy Wise for Children.

2009 – Premier’s Award of Excellence – Team Award - Child Intervention Caseworker Intern Program to attract, prepare, support and retain front line workers for intervention services throughout Alberta.

Media Work

University of Regina Press

SaskBooks Reviews – Imagining Child Welfare in the Spirit of Reconciliation

https://reviews.skbooks.com/imagining-child-welfare-in-the-spirit-of-reconciliation/

U Today feature. PCAP Women’s Quilt, April 6, 2016

https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2016-04-06/social-work-research-project-weaves-together-womens-stories

Publications from 2015-Present

Burns, J, Badry, DE, Harding, KD, Roberts, N, Unsworth, K, Cook, JL. Comparing Outcomes of Children and Youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Child Welfare System to those in Other Living Situations in Canada: Results from the Canadian National FASD Database. Child Care Health Dev. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.12817 

Bagley, K.; Badry, D. How Personal Perspectives Shape Health Professionals’ Perceptions of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Risk. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 1936.

Choate, P., & Badry, D. (2019). Stigma as a dominant discourse in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 12(1/2), 36-52. 

Badry, D., Coons-Harding, K. D., Cook, J., & Bocking, A. (2019). Finding answers, improving outcomes: a case study of the Canada fetal alcohol spectrum disorder research network. ADVANCES IN DUAL DIAGNOSIS, 12(1-2), 53–61.

https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ADD-05-2018-0006/full/html

Gibbs, A., Bagley, K., Badry, D., & Gollner, V. (2018). Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Effective helping responses from social workers. International Social Work, 0020872818804032. 

https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0020872818804032

Badry, D., Walsh, C., Bell, M. & Ramage, K. The Linkage between FASD and Homelessness for Individuals with a History of Child Welfare Care IN: Badry, D., Montgomery, HM, Kikulwe, D., Bennett, M. & Fuchs, D. (Eds.) (2018). Imagining Child Welfare in the Spirit of Reconciliation: Voices from the Prairies Series. University of Regina Press. 

Badry, D., Bonot, K. &Nelson, R. (2018). Mothering and Mentoring: The PCAP Women’s Quilt. In: Peterson, W., Armstrong, L. & Foulkes, M. Mothers, addiction and recovery: Finding meaning through the journey. Demeter Press (94-114). http://demeterpress.org/books/mothers-addiction-and-recovery-finding-meaning-through-the-journey/

Badry, D., & Choate, P. (2015). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A disability in need of social work education, knowledge and practice. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 17(3), 20-32.

 

Issue Paper

Badry, D & Harding, K. (2020). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Child Welfare. CanFASD Research

Network Issue Paper. Online: https://canfasd.ca/wp-content/uploads/publications/FASD-and-Child-Welfare-Final.pdf

 

Books

Blagg, H., Tulich, T., Williams, R., Mutch, R., May, S. Badry, D. & Stewart, M. (2020). Decolonising Justice for Aboriginal youth with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Routledge. [In Press – December 2020]. Australia. (208 p.). https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429325526

Badry, D., Montgomery, HM, Kikulwe, D., Bennett, M. & Fuchs, D. (Eds.) (2018). 

Imagining Child Welfare in the Spirit of Reconciliation: Voices from the Prairies Series. University of Regina Press. https://uofrpress.ca/Books/I/Imagining-Child-Welfare-in-the-Spirit-of-Reconciliation

Montgomery, HM. Badry, D., Fuchs, D., & Kilkuwe, D. (Eds.) (2016). Child Welfare Transformations: Interdisciplinary Practices, Field Education and Research: Voices from the Prairies Series. University of Regina Press. 

 

Book Chapters 

Williams, R. & Badry, D. (2020). A Decolonising and Human Rights Approach to FASD Training, Knowledge and Case Practice for Justice Involved Youth in Correctional Contexts. Approach. (Chapter 6). In: Blagg, H., Tulich, T., Williams, R., Mutch, R., May, S. Badry, D. & Stewart, M. Decolonising Justice for Aboriginal youth with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Routledge. Australia. (32p.) 

Mutch, R., Badry, D., Williams, R. & Tulich, T. (2020). Children, adolescents and FASD in the criminal justice system (Chapter 2). In: Blagg, H., Tulich, T., Williams, R., Mutch, R., May, S. Badry, D. & Stewart, M. Decolonising Justice for Aboriginal youth with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Routledge. Australia (35p.).

Badry, D., Goodman, D. & Hickey, J. (2016). The Caregiver Curriculum on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Transforming 

Practice through Knowledge and Education. IN: Montgomery, HM. Badry, D., Fuchs, D., & Kilkuwe, D. (Eds.). Child Welfare

Transformations: Interdisciplinary Practices, Field Education and Research: Voices from the Prairies Series. University of Regina

Press (271-294). 

 

Book Review

Badry, D., 2018. Disability and social change: a progressive Canadian approach. Social Work Education, 37(4), pp.549–550

 

Encyclopedia Entry (2)

Gibson, C., & Badry, D. (2015). Moral attitudes toward alcohol consumption. In S. Martin (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of alcohol: Social, cultural, and historical perspectives. (Vol. 13, pp. 878-882). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483331096.n337

Hickey, J., & Badry, D. (2015). Pregnancy, history of alcohol and. In S. Martin (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of alcohol: Social, cultural, and historical perspectives. (Vol. 16, pp. 987-991). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483331096.n381

 

Research Reports

Badry, D. & Marcellus, L. (2020). Advancing knowledge on best practice and care of infants, child and youth with prenatal substance exposure/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in child welfare. Calgary, AB: PolicyWise for Children and Families. (40 p.)

Badry, D. & Marcellus, L. (2020). Advancing Knowledge on Best Practice and Care of Infants, Children, and Youth with Prenatal Substance Exposure/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Child Welfare: Brief Summary. (2 p.)

Badry, D, Walsh, C., Bell, M. & Ramage, K. (2015). Promising Practices in Delivering Housing & Support Interventions to Chronically and Episodically Homeless with FASD Research Report. Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research (PolicyWise for Children0. Lay Summary. Online: http://homelesshub.ca/resource/promising-practices-delivering-housing-and-support-interventions-chronically-and

Badry, D., Allen, D., Schweizer, L. & Talen, T. (2017 [June]). Care of Children and Youth with Prenatal Exposure in Child Welfare: A Scoping Literature Review of Best Practices – Brief Summary. University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work. (2 p.). https://canfasd.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Scoping-Review-2-pager_April-12-2018-final.pdf

PDD Panel Review Report July 2019 Government of Alberta. Dorothy Badry Co-Chair.

Online: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/5c626c03-6a66-4162-a07f-e8d0aca31571/resource/98ca15b5-2ff4-41fa-9b79-e46744e92d7c/download/pdd-review-engagement-report-standard-language-july-2019.pdf

PDD Panel Review Report Plain Language Version.  July 2019 Government of Alberta. Dorothy Badry Co-Chair. Online: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/5c626c03-6a66-4162-a07f-e8d0aca31571/resource/87e2e23f-a47f-4e08-98b9-a33fc01b9236/download/pdd-review-engagement-report-plain-language-july-2019.pdf 

 

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