Robert J. Flynn, University of Ottawa

Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services Professor Psychology Ottawa, Ontario rflynn@uottawa.ca Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 1855

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Bio/Research

Bob Flynn is a professor in the School of Psychology, the director of the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, and a principal scientist at the Institute of Population Health, at the University of Ottawa. Over the last several years, he has evaluated the implementation, outc...

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Bio/Research

Bob Flynn is a professor in the School of Psychology, the director of the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, and a principal scientist at the Institute of Population Health, at the University of Ottawa. Over the last several years, he has evaluated the implementation, outcomes, and cost of Looking after Children, a new, resilience-based approach to improving services for young people in out-of-home care (i.e., foster or group care). In addition, in collaboration with community and university colleagues, he has been engaged in evaluating the implementation and outcomes of the Communities That Care system for preventing problems among Canadian adolescents (mental ill health, substance use, school dropout, teenage pregnancy, delinquency, and violence) and promoting their positive development. He has also helped community agencies and school boards in three districts in northern Ontario to select, implement, and evaluate evidence-based programs to reduce risk factors, increase protective factors, and improve primary and secondary students’ social development and mental health outcomes.

Professor Flynn is currently a member of the Child Welfare Research Advisory Committee (Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services); a member of the Ontario Looking After Children Council (Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, Toronto, Ontario); and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Disability, Community and Rehabilitation. Dr. Flynn received the 2005 Outstanding Leadership in Child Welfare Award from the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies.



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