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Palmer Sally

Sally Palmer

Emeritus Faculty
School of Social Work

Education

  • B.A. (Western Ontario)
  • B.S.W., M.S.W., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Research

Selected Publications

 

Contributions to Books
Maiter, S., Manji, S., & Palmer, S. (2013). Invisible lives: A qualitative study of 61 parents receiving child protective services. In G. Cameron, M. Fine, S. Maiter, K. Frensch, & N. Freymond (Eds.), Creating positive systems of child and family welfare (pp. 115-138). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

McKenzie, B., Palmer, S., & Barnard, W. (2007). Views from other provinces. In L.T. Foster, & B. Wharf (Eds.), Politics, people, and child welfare in British Columbia (pp.210-225). Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Cameron, G., Freymond, N., Cornfield, D., & Palmer, S. (2007). Positive possibilities for child and family welfare: Expanding the Anglo-American child welfare paradigm. In G. Cameron, N. Coady, & G. Adams (Eds.), Moving toward positive systems of child and family welfare (pp.1-64). Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
 
Fine, M., Palmer, S., & Coady, N. (2007). Service participant voices in child welfare, children's mental health, and psychotherapy. In G. Cameron, N. Coady, & G. Adams (Eds.), Moving toward positive systems of child and family welfare (pp.187-240). Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
 
Palmer, S., & Sykes, D. (2003). “Treating Disrupted Family Bonds with Adolescent Girls in Residential Care through a Life Stories Program.” In K. Kufeldt & B. McKenzie (Eds.), Child welfare: Connecting research, policy, and practice (pp.297-308). Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier Press.

Palmer, S., & Brown, R. "Short-Term Group Treatment for Men Who Abuse Their Wives: The Effects on Their Attitudes and Behavior" In Ross, Antonowicz, Dahliwal, Eds. Going Straight: Effective Delinquency Prevention and Offender Rehabilitation (pp. 259-275).  Ottawa: AIR Training and Publications, 1995.

Palmer, S. & Brown, R. "Effective Interventions with Assaultive Husbands" in Pressman, Cameron, and Rothery, Eds. Intervening with Assaulted Women (pp. 57-73).  New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, 1989.
 
"The Initial Effect of Divorce Upon Children", in Ishwaran, ed. Marriage and Divorce in Canada (pp. 297-325).  Toronto: Methuen Publications, 1983.

"Divorcing Families:  A Case Study in Southwestern Ontario", in Ishwaran, ed. The Canadian Family (pp. 614-630).  Toronto, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976.


Journal Articles
Palmer, S., Durham, D., & Osmond, M. (2014). “Therapeutic visiting in treatment foster care.” Child Welfare 93, 25-52.

Harper, K., Stalker, C.A., Palmer, S. & Gadbois, S. (2008). “Adults traumatized by child abuse: What survivors need from community-based mental health professionals.” Journal of Mental Health 17, 361-374.
 
Palmer, S., Stalker, C., Harper, K., & Gadbois, S. (2007). “Balancing positive outcomes with vicarious traumatization: Participants’ experiences with group treatment for long term effects of childhood abuse.” Social Work with Groups 30, 59-77.

Palmer, S., Maiter, S., & Manji, S. (2006). “Effective intervention in child protective services: Learning from parents.” Children & Youth Services Review 28, 812-824.
        
Maiter, S., Palmer, S., & Manji, S. (2006). "Strengthening Social Worker-Client Relationships in Child Protection Services" Qualitative Social Work 5, 167-186.

Stalker, C.A., Palmer, S.E., Wright, D.C., & Gebotys. (2005). “Specialized inpatient trauma treatment for adults abused as children: A follow-up study,” American Journal of Psychiatry 162, 552-559.

Harper, K., Stalker, C., Palmer, S., & Gadbois, S. (2005). “Experiences of Adults Abused as Children after Discharge from Inpatient Treatment: Informal Social Support and Self-Care Practices Related to Trauma Recovery:" Families in Society 86, 217-225.

Manji, S., Maiter, S., & Palmer, S. (2005).“Community and informal social supports for recipients of child protective services.” Children & Youth Services Review 27, pp.291-308.

Palmer, S., Stalker, C., Gadbois, S., & Harper, K.  (2004). What works for survivors of childhood abuse: Learning from participants in an inpatient treatment program. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 74, 112-121.

“Custody and Access Issues with Children whose Parents are Separated or  Divorced.” Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, Special Supplement 4 (Summer 2002), 25-38.

Osmond, M., Durham, D., & Palmer, S. (2002). Clinically Managed Access: The Final Piece in the Permanency Planning Puzzle. Journal of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies 45:3, 31-41.

Palmer, S., Brown, R., Rae-Grant, N., & Loughlin, J. (2001). “Survivors of Childhood Abuse: Their Reported Experiences with Professional Help.” Social Work 46:2, 136-149.


Presentations at Meetings

 

Peer Reviewed

2011   

Palmer, S. Including children in family group conferencing to develop open adoption agreements. International Conference of the American Humane Association, Toronto, ON, September.

2010

Palmer, S. & Anderson, L. “Where’s My Place: Separation and Identity Issues with Children in Care”. Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, June.

2002

Palmer, S., Brubacher, M., Frensch, K., Harvey, C., & Ringrose, P. “Partnerships for Children and Families: a Collaborative Research Project.” Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies & Child Welfare League of Canada, National Conference on Canada’s Children...Canada’s Future, Toronto, May.

Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies & Child Welfare League of Canada Conference on Canada’s Children...Canada’s Future, 2002. Palmer, S., & Osmond, M. “Throwaway Parents or Contributors to their Children’s Future?” Toronto, May.

Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work (CASSW) Annual Meeting. Palmer, S., Fine, M., & Coady, N. “Listening to the Voices of Service Participants (Users): A Review of Research from Child Welfare, Children’s Mental Health, and Psychotherapy.” Toronto, ON, May.

2001

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Palmer, S., & Templeton, G. “Group Treatment of Survivors of Childhood Abuse as Viewed by Participants.” Poster Session. New Orleans, Louisiana, December.

International Conference on Outcome Studies. Palmer, S., & Osmond, M. “Maintaining Parent-Child Attachment in Foster Care through Clinically-Managed Access.” Volterra, Italy, March.

2000

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Palmer, S., Stalker, C., Gadbois, S., Harper, K. “What Works for Survivors of Childhood Abuse: Learning from Participants in Residential Treatment.” San Antonio, Texas, November.