Faculty of Education

Dr Claire Crooks

Associate Professor

Director, Centre for School Mental Health

Degree:B.A. in Psychology (Princeton University), M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Queen’s University)
Email:ccrooks@uwo.ca
Phone:519.661.2111
X 89245
Office:FEB 1106
ARC:

Applied Psychology

Profile

I joined the Applied Psychology ARC at the Faculty of Education in July 2014 and am a Registered Psychologist in the areas of clinical, school and forensic psychology. During the decade prior to coming to Western I was a Scientist and Associate Director at the CAMH Centre for Prevention Science. I conduct research in a number of areas, all looking at the gaps between science, practice and policy related to healthy development of children and youth. In other words, how do effective programs get adapted and implemented in different school and community contexts, and how do we appropriately evaluate these? How do educators and others implement complex and skill-based policies?

As a co-developer of the Fourth R program, an evidence-based healthy relationships program (see www.youthrelationships.org), much of my research has focused on the evaluation of this program in different contexts. I have a particular emphasis on strengths-based programming for Aboriginal youth, and have worked closely with partners in TVDSB, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Territories to adapt, implement, and evaluate Fourth R programs. I am currently working on evaluating the Healthy Relationships Plus Program in more than 30 sites across 5 provinces and territories. The Healthy Relationships Plus Program is a small groups healthy relationship program that promotes mental health and wellbeing.

I also currently hold a CIHR grant to evaluate the feasibility, implementation, and impact of the Mental Health First Aid for First Nations program, which is a joint initiative between the Mental Health Commission of Canada and several communities.

In all of my areas of research, I am keenly committed to knowledge mobilization and producing tools that will help front line educators and community partners in their roles with youth. I am actively involved with the Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) in this regard (see www.prevnet.ca).

I received my B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Queen’s University. I live in London with my husband and our four young children, who provide daily reminders to me that best practices in textbooks and research do not always translate smoothly on the ground level!

Expertise Areas

Research

Funding

2015-2018The Fourth R: Promoting readiness, fit, and delivery system capacity to maximize reach and impact in five provinces and territories. Role: Principal Investigator. Public Health Agency of Canada Innovation Strategy: Phase III. $1,196,629.
2014-2016Indigenous Presence and Assessment Strategy. Role: Principal Investigator. Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Strategic Initiatives Fund. $57,072.
2014-2017Preventing illicit drug use by fostering healthy relationships: Implementation of the Fourth R Healthy Relationships Plus program. Role: Investigator. Health Canada, Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund. $443,352.   
2013-2015Understanding the impact of adapting and implementing an evidence-based mental health promotion program: The Mental Health First Aid-First Nations initiative. Role: Principal Investigator. Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Population Health Intervention Research Operating Grant, $200,000.
2013-2017The Fourth R Northern Project. Role: Principal Investigator. Canadian Women’s Foundation Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative. $160,000.  
2012-2013Alberta Provincial Prevention Strategy Featuring the Fourth R: Strategies for healthy relationships. Role: Principal Investigator. Government of Alberta. $160,000.
2012-2013Mental Health First Aid Canada First Nations pilot course evaluation. Role: Principal Investigator. Mental Health Commission of Canada. $35,000.
2012-2017Walking the Prevention Circle: Re-Searching community mobilization for violence prevention. (Principal Investigator: D. Pepler). Role: Co-Investigator. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Centre (SSHRC), Network Grant. $2,500,000.
2012Bullying literacy module. (Principal Investigators: W. Craig and D. Pepler). Role: Co-Applicant. Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, $14,607.
2011-2015A societal approach to preventing violence and achieving healthy relationships (Principal Applicants: W. Craig and D. Pepler). Role: Co-Investigator. Networks of Centres of Excellence, Knowledge Mobilization Funding, $1,600,000.
2010-2014The Fourth R: Promoting youth well-being through healthy relationships. Role: Principal Investigator. Public Health Agency of Canada Innovation Strategy: Phase II, $2,486,029.
2010-2011Walking the Prevention Circle: Re-Searching community mobilization for violence prevention. (Principal Investigator: D. Pepler). Role: Co-Investigator. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Centre (SSHRC), Network Grant, Letter of Intent Funding, $25,000.
2010A multi-systemic approach to promoting youth well-being and reducing violence and victimization: Integrated plans for effective school and community interventions. Role: Principal Investigator. Public Health Agency of Canada Innovation Strategy: Phase I, $200,165.
2009-2010Adapting best practice violence prevention programs for Aboriginal youth: Knowledge Mobilization funding. Role: Principal Investigator. Population Health Fund, Health Canada, $237,000.
2009-2011Fourth R National Dissemination Project. (PIs: D. Wolfe, C. Crooks) Role: Co-Principal Investigator. Multi-year Teen Violence Prevention Grants Program (Renewed), Canadian Women’s Foundation, $100,000.
2008-2015Canadian Prevention Science Cluster for Children and Youth. (Principal Investigator: D. Wolfe). Role: Co-Investigator. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Knowledge Cluster Grant, $2,253,741.
2007-2008Building community capacity to support victimization issues among under-served Aboriginal students. Role: Principal Investigator. Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario Victim Services Secretariat, $55,576.
2007-2008Fourth R projects with Aboriginal youth. Role: University Collaborator; grant recipient: Thames Valley District School Board. Aboriginal Education Office of the Ministry of Education Initiative to Increase School Boards’ Capacity to Implement the Policy Framework, Including Enhancing Partnerships, to Support Student Achievement, $55,000.
2006-2008Fourth R National Dissemination Project. (PIs: D. Wolfe, C. Crooks) Role: Co-Principal Investigator. Multi-year Teen Violence Prevention Grants Program, Canadian Women’s Foundation, $140,000.
2006-2007PREVNet – Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network.  (Co-Network Directors: W. Craig and D. Pepler). Role: Research Partner. Federal Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), $800,000.
2005-2009Adapting best practice violence prevention programs for Aboriginal youth. Role: Principal Investigator. Population Health Fund, Health Canada, $292,000.
2005Literature review on family violence and parenting arrangements after violence. (Principal Investigator: P. Jaffe) Role: Co- Investigator. Canadian Department of Justice, $23,500.
2004-2009Controlled longitudinal evaluation of a school-based program to prevent adolescent dating violence and related risk behaviours. (Nominated PI: D. Wolfe). Role: Co-Principal InvestigatorCanadian Institutes of Health Research Randomized Controlled Trial, $2,156,000.
2004-2010Fourth R National Dissemination project. Role: CollaboratorRoyal LePage Shelter Foundation, $1,000,000.
2004-2008A resource for implementing a paradigmatic approach to violence prevention. (Principal Investigators: P. Jaffe & C. Crooks) Role: Co-Principal InvestigatorOntario Trillium Foundation, $589,000.
2003-Subtypes of fathers who maltreat their children. Role: Principal InvestigatorUniversity of Western Ontario Social Sciences Alumni Fund, $3,000.
2002-2003Increasing community collaboration and male coach involvement to support school anti-violence initiatives. (Recipient: London Family Court Clinic). Role: University CollaboratorNational Crime Prevention Centre, $45,000.
2001-2002Building healthy, non-violent relationships among at-risk youth. (Recipient: London Family Court Clinic). Role: University CollaboratorNational Crime Prevention Centre, $50,000.
2000-2001Self harm in adolescent girls. Role: Principal InvestigatorUniversity of Manitoba Residents Research Fellowship, $2,000.

In The News

Honors and Awards

2013Senior Research in Psychology Award, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON
2009Canadian Council on Learning Sharing the Flame Award for excellence in Aboriginal education (for the Uniting Our Nations program)
2009Achievement Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to teaching
Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Western Ontario
2009Meyer Elkin Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts for the best article in the Family Court Review for 2008 (co-authors P. Jaffe, N. Bala, & J. Johnston)
2005Women of Western Award for excellence in leadership and significant contributions
The University of Western Ontario
2000-2001University of Manitoba Residents Research Fellowship ($2000)

Recent Publications

Refereed Articles

Crooks, C. V., Burleigh, D., Snowshoe, A., Lapp, A., Hughes, R. & Sisco, A. (In press). A case study of culturally relevant school-based programming for First Nations yout: Improved relationships, confidence and leadership, and school success. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion.

Morris, M., & Crooks, C. V. (In press). Structural and cultural factors in suicide prevention: The contrast between mainstream and Inuit approaches to understanding and preventing suicide. Journal of Social Work Practice.

Crooks, C. V., Scott, K. L., Broll, R., Zwarych, S., Hughes, R., & Wolfe, D. A. (2015). Does an evidence-based healthy relationships program for 9th graders show similar effects for 7th and 8th graders? Results from 57 schools randomized to intervention. Health Education Research. DOI: 10.1093/her/cyv014

Snowshoe, A., Crooks, C. V., Tremblay, P., Craig, W., & Hinson, R. (2014). Development of a cultural connectedness measure for First Nations youth. Journal of Psychological Assessment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0037867

Crooks, C. V., Snowshoe, A., Chiodo, D., & Brunette-Debassige, C. (2013). Navigating between rigor and community-based research partnerships: Building the evaluation of the Uniting Our Nations health promotion program for FNMI youth. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 32, 13-25, 10.7870/cjcmh-2013-016.

Broll, R., Crooks, C. V., Burns, S., Hughes, R., & Jaffe, P. G. (2013). Parental monitoring, media literacy, and rule setting after the Fourth R Parent Media Violence Workshop. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 2, 301-319.

Crooks, C. V., Chiodo, D., Zwarych, S., Hughes, R., & Wolfe, D. A. (2013). Predicting implementation success of an evidence-based program to promote healthy relationships among students two to eight years after teacher training. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 32, 125-138.

Wolfe, D. A., Crooks, C. V., Chiodo, D., Hughes, R., & Ellis, W. (2012). Observations of adolescent peer resistance skills following a classroom-based health relationship program: A Post-intervention comparison. Prevention Science, 13, 196-205. DOI 10.1007/s11121-011-0256-z.

Chiodo, D., Crooks, C. V., Wolfe, D. A., McIsaac, Hughes, R., & Jaffe, P. G. (2012). Longitudinal prediction and concurrent functioning of adolescent girls demonstrating various profiles of dating violence and victimization. Prevention Science. Prevention Science, 13, 350-359. DOI 10.1007/s11121-011-0236-3.

Crooks, C.V., Scott, K., Ellis, W., & Wolfe, D. (2011). Impact of a universal school-based violence prevention program on violent delinquency: Distinctive benefits for youth with maltreatment histories. Child Abuse and Neglect, 35, 393-400.

Crooks, C. V., Chiodo, D. C., Thomas, D., & Hughes, R. (2009). Strengths-based programming for First Nations youth in schools: Building engagement through healthy relationships and leadership skills. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.DOI: 10.1007/s11469-009-9242-0

Chiodo, D., Wolfe, D.A., Crooks, C.V., Hughes, R., & Jaffe, P.G. (2009). The impact of sexual harassment victimization by peers on subsequent adolescent victimization and adjustment: A longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 45, 246-252.

Jaffe, P. G., Crooks, C. V., & Bala, N. (2009). A framework for addressing allegations of domestic violence in child custody disputes. Journal of Child Custody, 6, 169-188.

Wolfe, D.A., Crooks, C.V., Jaffe, P.G., Chiodo, D., Hughes, R., Ellis, W., Stitt, L., & Donner, A. (2009). A universal school-based program to prevent adolescent dating violence: A cluster randomized trial. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 163, 693-699.

Ellis, W. E., Crooks, C.V., & Wolfe, D. A. (2009). Relational aggression in peer and dating relationships: Links to psychological and behavioral adjustment. Social Development, 18,253-269.

Wolfe, D. A., Crooks, C.V., Chiodo, D., & Jaffe, P. G. (2009). Child maltreatment, bullying, gender-based harassment, and adolescent dating violence: Making the connections.Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, 21-

Crooks, C. V., Wolfe, D. A., Hughes, R., Jaffe, P. G., & Chiodo, D. (2008). Development, evaluation and national implementation of a school-based program to reduce violence and related risk behaviors. Institute for the Prevention of Crime Review, 2, 109-135.

Jaffe, P.G., Johnston, J. R., Crooks, C. V., Bala, N. (2008). Custody disputes involving allegations of domestic violence: The need for differentiated approaches to parenting plans. Family Court Review, 46, 500-522.

Bala, N., Jaffe, P.G., & Crooks, C.V. (2007). Spousal violence and child-related cases: Challenging cases requiring differentiated responses. Canadian Family Law Quarterly, 27,1-111.

Crooks, C. V., Scott, K. L., Wolfe, D. A., Chiodo, D. & Killip, S. (2007). Understanding the link between childhood maltreatment and violent delinquency: What do schools have to add? Child Maltreatment, 12, 269-280.

Crooks, C.V., Goodall, G.R., Hughes, R., Baker. L.L., & Jaffe, P.G. (2007). Engaging men and boys in preventing violence against women: Application of a cognitive-behavioral model. Violence Against Women, 13, 217-239.

Scott, K. L. & Crooks, C.V., (2007). Preliminary evaluation of an intervention program for maltreating fathers. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, 7, 224-238.

Scott, K. L. & Crooks, C. V.  (2006). Intervention for abusive fathers: Promising practices in court and community responses. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 57, 29-44.

Crooks, C.V., Scott, K.L., Francis, K.J., Kelly, T., & Reid, M. (2006). Eliciting change in maltreating fathers: Goals, processes, and desired outcomes. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 13, 71-81.

Crooks, C.V., Goodall, G.R., Baker, L.B., & Hughes, R. (2006). Preventing violence against women: Engaging the fathers of today and tomorrow. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 13, 82-93.

Jaffe, P.G., & Crooks, C.V. &Wong, F. (2006). Parenting arrangements after domestic violence: Safety as a priority in judging best interests of children. Journal of the Center for Children and Families in the Courts, 6, 81-93.

Crooks, C.V. & Peters, R. DeV. (2005). Predicting academic difficulties: Does a complex, multidimensional model outperform a unidimensional teacher rating scale? Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, 37, 170-180.

Jaffe, P.G. & Crooks, C.V. (2005).  Understanding women’s experiences parenting in the context of domestic violence: Implications for community and court-related service providers. Violence Against Women Online Resource. Available at: http://www.vaw.umn.edu/documents/commissioned/parentingindv/parentingindv.html

Jaffe, P.G. & Crooks, C.V.  (2004). Partner violence and child custody cases: A cross-national comparison of legal reforms and issues. Violence Against Women, 10, 917-934.

Jaffe, P.G., Crooks, C.V., & Goodall, G.R. (2004). The role of affluence in child development: Implications for child support guidelines in exceptional circumstances. Canadian Family Law Quarterly, 22(3), 319-336.

Scott, K.L. & Crooks, C.V. (2004). Effecting change in maltreating fathers: Critical principles for intervention planning. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 11, 95-111.

Wolfe, D.A., Crooks, C.V., Lee, V., McIntyre-Smith, A. & Jaffe, P.G. (2003). The effects of children’s exposure to domestic violence: A meta-analysis and critique. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 6, 171-187.

Jaffe, P.G., Crooks, C.V. & Wolfe, D.A.  (2003). Legal and policy responses to children exposed to domestic violence: The need to evaluate intended and unintended consequences. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 6, 205-213.

Jaffe, P.G., Crooks, C.V., Dunford-Jackson, B.L., & Town, M. (2003). Vicarious trauma in judges: The personal challenge of dispensing justice. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 54, 1-9.

Jaffe, P.G., Crooks, C.V., & Poisson, S. E. (2003). Common misperceptions in addressing domestic violence in child custody disputes. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 54, 57-67.

Submitted

Crooks, C. V., Jaffe, P. G., & Hymel, S. (2012). “It’s not my job”: Moral disengagement among preservice teachers and the likelihood of responding appropriately to violence in the schools. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Crooks, C. V., Burleigh, D., Lapp, A., Snowshoe, A., & Hughes, R. (in press). An evaluation of culturally relevant programming for First Nations youth: Positive impacts on relationships, confidence, and school success. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Burleigh, D. & Crooks, C. V. (2014). The centrality of relationships, identity and cultural connectedness in successful programming for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth: A case study. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Crooks, C. V., Scott, K. L., Broll, Zwarych, Hughes, & Wolfe, D. A. (2014). Does an evidence-based healthy relationships program for 9th graders also show effects for 7th and 8th graders? Results from a 57 school randomized intervention. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Chapters

Cardinal, S. & Crooks, C. V. (in press). Engaging Aboriginal communities and youth in violence prevention. In D. Pepler, J. Cummings, & W. Craig (Eds.), Creating healthy relationships to prevent bullying. Ottawa: National Printers.

Crooks, C. V. (2011). The science of prevention: Interrupting the cycle of violence. In Institute of Medicine (Ed). Preventing violence against women and children (pp. 87-97). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Crooks, C. V., Chiodo, D., Thomas, D., & Hughes, R. (2011). Strength-based violence prevention programming for First Nations youth within a mainstream school setting.  In D. Pepler, J. Cummings, & W. Craig (Eds.), Creating a World Without Bullying (pp. 43-62). PREVNet Series, Vol. 3. Ottawa, Canada: National Printers.

Crooks, C. V., Jaffe, P.G., Wolfe, D. A., Hughes, R., & Chiodo, D. (2010). School-based dating violence prevention: From single events to evaluated, integrated programming. (pp 327-348). In C. Renzetti, J. Edleson. & R. Kennedy Bergen (Eds.). Sourcebook on Violence Against Women. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Crooks, C. V., Jaffe, P.G., & Bala, N. (2010). Factoring in the effects of children’s exposure to domestic violence in determining appropriate parenting plans. (pp. 22.1-22.25). In M. Hannah and B. Goldstein (Eds.) Domestic violence, abuse, and child custody. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Jaffe, P. G., Crooks, C. V., & Bala, N. (2008). Domestic violence and child custody disputes: The need for a new framework for the family court. (pp. 254-271). In L. Tutty and J. Ursel (Eds). What’s law got to do with it: The law, specialized courts and domestic violence in Canada. Toronto, Canada: Cormorant Press.

Crooks, C. V. (2008). Engaging Aboriginal youth in school-based violence prevention: A comprehensive evaluation perspective. (pp. 198-214). In D. Pepler & W. Craig (Eds.) Understanding and addressing bullying: An international perspective. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse.

Wolfe, D. A., Crooks, C. V., Hughes, R. & Jaffe, P. G. (2008). The Fourth R: A school-based program to reduce violence and related risk behaviors among youth. (pp. 198-214). In D. Pepler & W. Craig (Eds.) Understanding and addressing bullying: An international perspective. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse.

Crooks, C.V. & Wolfe, D. A. (2007). Child abuse and neglect.  In E. J. Mash & L. Terdal (Eds.), Assessment of childhood disorders (Fourth Edition).  (pp. 639-684). New York: Guilford.

Crooks, C. V., Wolfe, D. A., & Jaffe, P. G. (2007). School-based adolescent dating violence prevention: Enhancing effective practice with a gender strategic approach. In K. Kendall-Tackett & S. Giacomoni (Eds.) Intimate Partner Violence. (pp. 16.1-16.18). Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Jaffe, P.G., & Crooks, C.V. (2006). Visitation and child custody issues in the case of domestic violence. In O. Williams, & J. Edleson, (Eds.) Parenting by Men who Batter. (pp. 45-64). London: Oxford University Press.

Scott, K. L., Francis, K. J., Crooks, C. V., Paddon, M., & Wolfe, D. A. (2006). Accountability guidelines for intervention with abusive fathers. In O. Williams, & J. Edleson, (Eds.) Parenting by Men who Batter. (pp. 102-117). London: Oxford University Press.

Wolfe, D.A., Scott, K.S., & Crooks, C.V. (2005). Dating and relationship violence among adolescent girls. In D. Bell-Dolan, E.J. Mash, & S. Foster (Eds.) Handbook of emotional and behavioral problems in girls. New York: Kluwer Academic, pp. 381-414.

Jaffe, P.G., Wolfe, D.A., Crooks, C.V., Hughes, R., & Baker, L.L. (2004). The Fourth R: Developing healthy relationships in families and communities through school-based interventions. In P. Jaffe, L. Baker & A. Cunningham (Eds.). Innovative strategies to end domestic violence for victims, perpetrators, and their children. New York: Guilford Press, pp. 200-218.

Crooks, C. V. & Peters, R. DeV. (2002). Several methods of summarizing outcome findings from Mrazek and Brown’s evidence-based literature review of psychosocial prevention and early intervention programs for young children. In C. Crill Russell (Ed.), The state of knowledge about prevention / early intervention. Toronto, ON: Invest in Kids.

Books

Crooks, C. V., Sonier, B., Wilson, T., Dale, S., Elliott, L., Hughes, R., & Jaffe, P. G. (2012). A comprehensive toolkit for safe, inclusive and accepting schools: Strategies from the Thames Valley District School Board. Toronto, ON: Ontario Institute for Education Leadership. Also available in both English and French at: http://live.iel.immix.ca/safeandacceptingschools/

Crooks, C. V., Chiodo, D., Thomas, D., Burns, S., & Camillo, C. (2010). Engaging and empowering Aboriginal youth: A toolkit for service providers, 2nd edition. Bloomington, IN: Trafford Press. Also available in both English and French at http://youthrelationships.org/research_consulting/toolkit.html

Jaffe, P. G., Crooks, C. V., Watson, C. L. (2009). Creating safe school environments: From small steps to sustainable change. London, ON: Althouse Press.

Crooks, C. V., Chiodo, D., & Thomas, D. (2009). Engaging and empowering Aboriginal youth: A toolkit for service providers. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford.

Wolfe, D.A., Jaffe, P.G., & Crooks, C.V. (2006). Adolescent risk behaviors: Why teens experiment and strategies to keep them safe. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Scott, K.L., Francis, K., Crooks, C.V., & Kelly, T. (2006) Caring dads: Helping fathers value their children. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford.

Program Manuals, Reports & Knowledge Mobilization

Crooks, C. V., Zwarych, S., Burns, S., & Hughes, R. (2014). The Fourth R implementation manual: Building for success from adoption to sustainability. London, ON: CAMH Centre for Prevention Science.

Crooks, C. V., Hughes, R., & Zwarych, S. (2013). The Fourth R: Healthy Relationships Plus Program. Canadian School Counsellor Magazine, Summer Issue, 39-41.

Crooks, C. V., Zwarych, S., & Brooks, K. (2013).  Implementing evidence-based violence prevention programming in schools: The role of the school administrator. Saskatchewan School Based Leaders, Volume 9.

Siebold, W. L., Hegge, L. M., & Crooks, C. V. (2012). Alaska Fourth R curriculum evaluation: Annual report 2011-2012. Missoula, MT: Strategic Prevention Solutions.

Burns, S., Crooks, C. V., Hughes, R. & Zwarych, S. (2012). Using the Fourth R as a resource to meet curriculum health outcomes. Guidelines, Journal of the Saskatchewan School Counsellor Association, 45, 4-6.

Crooks, C. V., Hughes, R., Lapp, A., Aikens, A., Burleigh, D., & Snowshoe, A. (2012). Fourth R Uniting Our Nations: Annual Report 2011-2012. London, ON: CAMH Centre for Prevention Science.

Townsley, D., Hughes, R., Crooks, C.V., Wolfe, D.A., & Kirkham, A. (2012). Fourth R: Healthy Relationships Plus Program. London, ON: CAMH Centre for Prevention Science.

Crooks, C. V. & Burns, S. (2009) Resiliency through after-school programming. Summary and recommendations report prepared for the Canadian Association of School Health.

Gall, N., Crooks, C.V., Hughes, R., & Gibbings, P. (2009). Uniting Our Nations: A peer mentoring program for Aboriginal youth. Mentor’s manual and Implementation manual. London, ON: CAMH Centre for Prevention Science.

Crooks, C. V. & Hughes, R. (2008). Fourth R Master Training Manual. London, ON: CAMH Centre for Prevention Science.

Crooks, C. V., & Hamza, C. (2007). Burn-out and vicarious trauma among prosecutors and paralegals in Alaska: Symptoms, stressors and strategies. Reported submitted to the Alaska Department of Justice.

Townsley, D., Crooks, C.V., & Hughes, R., Turgeon, R., & Howarth, E. (2006). An Aboriginal Perspectives Fourth R. London, ON: CAMH Centre for Prevention Science.

Jaffe, P.G., Crooks, C.V., & Bala, N. (2005). Making appropriate parenting arrangements in family violence cases: Applying the literature to promising practices. Ottawa, ON: Department of Justice. Report 2005-FCY-3E.

Gibbings, P., Crooks, C.V., & Hughes, R. (2005). Youth Safe Schools Committee manual: A guide for the creation and operation of a committee of students who support and encourage healthy-living choices among teens. London, ON: CAMH Centre for Prevention Science.

Crooks, C.V. & Fernandez, R. (2005). Children under 12 years with sexual behaviour problems in London and Middlesex County: Trends and professionals’ perceptions. Final report submitted to the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children. Available at www.crvawc.ca.

Townsley, D., Crooks, C.V., & Hughes, R. (2001). The Fourth R: A Relationship-based approach to preventing violence and associated risk behaviours. London, ON: CAMH Centre for Prevention Science.

Peters R. DeV., Arnold, R., Stewart, J., Crooks, C.V., & Bouchard, C. (1998). Fathers of Canadian children and youth: Measures of paternal characteristics and influences on child development for the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth. HRDC Rep. T98-3E.

Book Reviews & Encyclopedia Entries

Doucette, J. D., Pandori, J. K., Jaffe, P. G., & Crooks, C. V. (2013). Respectful and responsible relationships: There is no app for that. The report of the Nova Scotia Task Force on Bullying and Cyberbullying. Education and Law Journal.

Crooks, C. V. (2008). Collaborative divorce, benefits to children. In C. Renzetti & J. Edleson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence, Vol 1. (pp. 134-135). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Crooks, C. V. (2008). Prevalence, measuring. In C. Renzetti & J. Edleson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence, Vol 2. (pp. 529). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Crooks, C. V. (2008). Prevention programs, adolescent dating violence. In C. Renzetti & J. Edleson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence, Vol 2. (pp. 529-532). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Crooks, C. V. (2008). Prevention programs, community approaches to intimate partner violence. In C. Renzetti & J. Edleson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence, Vol 2.(pp. 536-537). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Jaffe, P.G., Crooks, C. V. , & Juodis, M. (2008). Risk assessment instruments, intimate partner violence. In C. Renzetti & J. Edleson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence, Vol 2. (pp. 607-609). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Crooks, C. V., Jaffe, P.G., & Wolfe, D. A. (2008). School-based violence prevention programs. In C. Renzetti & J. Edleson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence, Vol 2. (pp. 624-625). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Crooks, C.V. (2003). Media violence and its effect on aggression: Assessing the scientific evidence: A book review. Canadian Psychology, 44, 179-180.

Presentations - Papers

Crooks, C., V., Scott, K., Ellis, W., & Wolfe, D.A. (2012, April). Impact of a universal school-based prevention program on violent delinquency: Distinctive benefits for youth with maltreatment histories. Presented at the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BAPSCAN) biannual congress. Belfast, UK.

Wolfe, D.A., Crooks, C.V., Chiodo, D., Hughes, R., Ellis, W., & Jaffe, P. (2008, May). Effectiveness of a school- based program to prevent violence and related risk behaviors among adolescents. Society for Prevention Science, San Francisco.

Crooks, C. V. (2007, June). The Fourth R: A school-based program to prevent dating violence and related risk behaviors. Dating violence prevention symposium with J. Connolly, W. Josephson, and D. Cantor. Canadian Psychological Association conference, Ottawa, ON.

Wolfe, D.A., Crooks, C.V., Chiodo, D., Hughes, R., Ellis, W., & Jaffe, P. (2007, May). Cluster randomized trial of a school based program to reduce multiple problem behaviors among adolescents. Society for Prevention Science, Washington DC. 

Francis, K.J., Kelly, T., Crooks, C.V., & Scott, K.L. (2005, June). Intervention with fathers at risk for maltreating their children. Canadian Psychological Association conference, Montreal, QC.

Crooks, C.V. (2004, November). Understanding and addressing adolescent self-harm.Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers Federation conference, “Stars at Risk”, Toronto, ON.

Crooks, C.V. (2004, May). Eliciting change in maltreating fathers: Goals and strategies. Symposium on “Caring Dads Prevention Program for Fathers” at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC.

Crooks, C.V., Wolfe, D.W., & Jaffe, P.G.  (2003, October). A school-based program for prevention of adolescent violence and risk behaviors. Symposium on “Innovations in Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention Programming for Youth” at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference, Miami, FL.

Scott, K.L., Crooks, C.V., & Francis, K.J. Critical directions for assessment and intervention with fathers who abuse or neglect their children. (2003, August). IXth ISPCAN Regional European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Warsaw, Poland.

Wolfe, D.A., Jaffe, P.G., & Crooks, C.V. (2003, July). Research on dating aggression among teens: Implications for prevention. International Family Violence Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Crooks, C.V., & Jaffe, P.G. (2003, June). Children exposed to domestic violence: Developing effective court and community interventions. Towards a Cross-Cultural Analysis of Family Violence, Montreal, QC.

Wolfe, D.A., Crooks, C.V., & Jaffe, P.G. (2003, February). A school-based program to prevent adolescent dating violence and related risk behaviors. San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Crooks, C.V., Wolfe, D.W., Hildyard, K., Francis, K. & Foy, A.  (2002, August). The Fourth R: Relationship-based school prevention of dating violence and other high risk behaviors. Victimization of Child and Youth Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Scott, K., Crooks, C.V., Francis, K. & Kelly, T.  (2002, August). Caring Dads: Program Description and Directions. Victimization of Child and Youth Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Crooks, C.V. & Peters, R. DeV. Gender differences in pathways of resilience to aggression for high risk junior kindergarten children.  (1998, May). Child Development Conference in Waterloo, ON.

Presentations - Posters

Snowshoe, A., Crooks, C. V., Hinson, R. (2011). Exploring culture as a protective factor in Aboriginal adolescent mental health: Development and longitudinal validation of an enculturation measure. Indigenizing Psychology Symposium, Canadian Psychological Association Convention. Toronto, ON.

Wolfe, D.A., Crooks, C. V., Chiodo, D., Hughes, R., Ellis, W., & Jaffe, P. (2007).  Cluster randomized trial of a school based program to reduce multiple problem behaviors among adolescents. Society for Prevention Science, Washington DC. 

Rawana, J., Ellis, W., Crooks, C. V., & Wolfe, D. A. (2007, May). The importance of promoting healthy relationships in risk behavior prediction: Peer aggression as a moderator of internalizing symptoms. Society for Prevention Research conference, Washington, DC.

Rawana, J., Crooks, C. V., Chiodo, D., Hughes, R., & Pereira, J. (2006, March). Engaging Aboriginal youth in school-based violence prevention. Banff International Conference for Behavioural Science, Banff, AB.

Onyura, B., & Crooks, C. V. (2005, May). Evaluating and predicting high-risk sexual behaviour in male and female adolescents. Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, QC.

McIntyre-Smith, A., Lee, V., Crooks, C.V., Wolfe, D.A., & Jaffe, P.G. (2003, July). The effects of exposure to domestic violence on children: A meta-analysis and critique.International Family Violence Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Crooks, C.V. & Sztaba, T. (2002, April). Self-harm in incarcerated adolescent girls. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Crooks, C.V. & Sztaba, T. (2002, April). Self-harm in adolescent girls: Empirical evidence for a coping-based model. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Crooks, C.V. & Peters, R. DeV.  (2001, April). Predicting academic difficulties: Does a complex, multidimensional model outperform a unidimensional teacher rating scale?Society for Research in Child Development conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Crooks, C.V. & Peters, R. DeV.  (2001, April). A multidimensional approach to academic readiness: Do variable-oriented analyses capture the essence of a holistic child approach?  Society for Research in Child Development conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Crooks, C.V. & Peters, R. DeV. (2000, March). Profiles of multidimensional functioning in children living in “risky” neighbourhoods. Banff Behavioural Sciences Conference, Banff, AB.

Crooks, C.V., Gibbins, C., & Peters, R. DeV. (1999, May). Social skills, problem solving, and cognitive competence: Protective factors against childhood aggression? CPA conference, Halifax, NS.

Gibbins, C., Crooks, C.V., & Peters, R. DeV. (1999, May). Factorial stability and validity of the Parent/Caregiver Involvement Scale for a high risk Canadian sample. Canadian Psychological Association conference, Halifax, NS.

Crooks, C.V., & Peters, R. DeV. (1998, May). Gender differences in pathways of resilience to aggression for high risk junior kindergarten children. Child Development Conference, Waterloo, ON.

Presentations - Invited Presentations

Crooks, C. V. (2014, April). From bystander to upstander: Mobilizing children and adults to create safe school and online environments. Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition National Conference, London, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2014, March). Promoting safe schools: Bridging the gaps between science and practice. Invited colloquium at the Faculty of Education, Western University, London, ON.

Cardinal, S. & Crooks, C. V. (2014, March). Strategies for promoting healthy relationships with Aboriginal youth and communities. Workshop at the Banff International Conference for Behavioural Sciences, Banff, AB.

Crooks, C. V. (2014, February). The Fourth R: Promoting youth well-being through healthy relationships. Invited panelist at the CIHR Institute for Population and Public Health workshop on Population Health Intervention Research, Ottawa, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2014, February). Uniting Our Nations; Strengths-based programs for FNMI youth. Webinar as part of the CAMH Spirit to spirit: Sharing knowledge for mental health promotion and substance misuse prevention with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples series.

Crooks, C. V. (2012, November).  From bystander to upstander: Mobilizing children and educators to create safe school environments. Speaker at Annual General Meeting for the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children. London, ON.

Crooks, C. V. & Snowshoe, A. (2012, October).  The role of cultural connectedness in promoting mental health among Aboriginal youth. Speaker at Western University’s Department of Psychiatry Continuing Professional Development symposium on Culture and Mental Health. London, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2012, September). From bystander to upstander: Mobilizing children to create safe school environments. Distinguished Lecture for University of Manitoba Faculty of Education Homecoming Event. Winnipeg, MB.

Cardinal, S. & Crooks, C. V. (2012, June). Engaging Aboriginal youth and communities in violence prevention. Workshop at PREVNet conference, Creating Healthy Relationships to Prevent Bullying: Get the Tools to Take Action. Toronto, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2012, March). Implementing and evaluating healthy relationships programming for Aboriginal youth: The Fourth R Uniting Our Nations program. Invited lecture, Faculty of Health Science, Western University. London, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2012, March). Preventing bullying is everyone’s responsibility. Presentation at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival on Human Rights prior to the screening of The Bully Project. Toronto, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2012, February). Healthy relationships are the foundation of healthy development. Plenary address at the Canadian Women’s Foundation National Institute on Healthy Teen Relationships. Toronto, ON.

Crooks, C. V., Lapp, Andrea, Abdie, P., & Hill, D. (2012, February).  Building on violence prevention best practices to engage Aboriginal youth: The Fourth R Uniting Our Nationsprograms. Workshop presented at the Canadian Women’s Foundation National Institute on Healthy Teen Relationships. Toronto, ON.

Crooks, C. V.  & Elliot, L.  (2011, December). The Fourth R Uniting Our Nations programs for Aboriginal youth: Building engagement and healthy relationships in a culturally relevant framework. Council of Ministers of Education, Canada ~ Educator’s Forum on Aboriginal Education. Winnipeg, MB.

Crooks, C. V.  & Snowshoe, A. (2011, December). Engaging and empowering Aboriginal youth to promote academic success and overall well-being. Council of Ministers of Education, Canada ~ Educator’s Forum on Aboriginal Education. Winnipeg, MB.

Snowshoe, A. & Crooks, C. V. (2011, December). Measuring cultural connectedness as a protective factor in Aboriginal adolescent mental health: The utility of an Aboriginal-specific measure of enculturation. Council of Ministers of Education, Canada ~ Educator’s Forum on Aboriginal Education. Winnipeg, MB.

Crooks, C. V. (November, 2011). Understanding the impact of exposure to domestic violence and the cycle of violence. Keynote at the Georgia Family Law Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.

Crooks, C. V. (November, 2011). Intervening in delinquency cases involving exposure to domestic violence. Workshop at the Georgia Family Law Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.

Crooks, C. V. (November, 2011). Promoting healthy relationships with the Fourth R.Address at the national launch of the Public Health Agency of Canada and PREVNet partnership. Ottawa, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2011, April). Engaging and empowering Aboriginal youth. Keynote at Teaming Up for Empowered Youth.  Safe Schools Conference. Calgary, AB.

Crooks, C. V. (2011, March). The effects of domestic violence on children. Workshop at the National Juvenile and Family Law Conference. Reno, NV.

Crooks, C. V. (2011, March). Mothering after violence. Workshop at the National Juvenile and Family Law Conference. Reno, NV.

Crooks, C. V. (2011, March). The Fourth R: Promoting youth well-being through healthy relationships. Presentation at the Measuring What Matters Forum, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2011, January). The science of preventing and interrupting the cycle of violence. Keynote address at the Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science. Washington, DC.

Crooks, C. V. (2010, November). Vicarious trauma: The personal challenge of dispensing justice. Training for the Office of the Administrative Court of Justice. Salt Lake City, UT.

Crooks, C. V. (2010, November). Let’s all end bullying: Developing a community response. Keynote at TVDSB community forum in St. Thomas that was video cast to over 700 participants in three communities. St. Thomas, ON.

Crooks, C. V. & Satterfield, L. (2010, July). Strategies for dependency cases involving domestic violence. Court Improvement Program conference. Washington, DC.

Crooks, C. V. (2010, May). When children reject a parent: Strategies for professionals.Keynote speaker, multi-agency conference. Buffalo, NY.

Crooks, C. V. (2009, November). Bullying and bystanders: From standing by to standing up. National Bullying Awareness Week presentation at ChildReach. London, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2009, October). Engaging Aboriginal youth: Guiding principles. Keynote address at Empowering Aboriginal Youth Conference. Vancouver, B.C.

Crooks, C. V. (2009, October). Aboriginal involvement in their children’s education.Keynote at Southwestern regional Aboriginal parent engagement symposium. Lambeth, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2009, September). Engaging and empowering Aboriginal youth. Keynote address and Empowering Aboriginal Youth Conference. Vancouver, B.C.

Crooks, C. V. (2009, September). Differentiating domestic violence. 2009 Annual Judicial Education Conference. Dallas, TX.

Carbon, S., Crooks, C. V., Frederick, L., Johnston, J., & Pence, E. (2009, May). Differentiating uses of violence in families: Toward improving family court custody determinations. Full day pre-conference institute at the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts national conference. New Orleans, LA.

Crooks, C. V., & Camillo, C. (2009, May). Planning, resources, and strategies to engage Aboriginal youth. Workshop at the Canadian Association of School Health national conference. Gatineau, QC.

Crooks, C. V. (2009, March). The impact of domestic violence on children: A developmental perspective. Family Violence Hurts Everyone conference. Chippewas on the Thames, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2009, March 2009). Understanding the effects of domestic violence on children. National Conference on Juvenile Justice. Orlando, FL.

Crooks, C. V. (2009, February). Bullying and bystanders: From standing by to standing up. University of Western Ontario Toronto Alumni series. Toronto, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2008, November). Bullying and bystanders: From standing by to standing up. University of Western Ontario Classroom Without Quizzes series. London, ON.

Crooks, C. V.& Chiodo, D. (2008, November). Uniting Our Nations: Relationship-based programming for First Nations and Métis youth. Enhancing Prevention Programming for and With Aboriginal Youth Conference. London, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2008, November). Comprehending the incomprehensible: The challenges of working with victims of violence. Keynote address, Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference ~ Charting New Trails, Anchorage, AK.

Crooks, C. V. (2008, November). Understanding the relevance of domestic violence in child custody cases: Applying a developmental perspective. Workshop, Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference ~ Charting New Trails, Anchorage, AK.

Crooks, C. V. (2008, November). Post-separation parenting plans in cases with allegations of domestic violence. Workshop, Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference ~ Charting New Trails, Anchorage, AK.

Crooks, C. V. & Rosa, J. (2008, October). Crafting appropriate parenting arrangements in child custody disputes with allegations of domestic violence. Nebraska Courts Celebrating Change judicial conference, Omaha, NE.

Crooks, C. V. & Hughes, R. (2008, October). The Fourth R: A school-based prevention program. Colloquium sponsored by the Aboriginal Education research Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

Crooks, C. V. (2008, September). Making appropriate parenting arrangements in child custody disputes with allegations of domestic violence. Family Law for the Minnesota Judiciary ~ Managing Family Conflicts in Our Adversarial System conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Crooks, C.V. (2008, May). Strength-based violence prevention with Aboriginal youth in mainstream schools. Workshop at the PREVNet Conference, Creating a World without Bullying, Toronto, ON.

Crooks, C.V. (2008, March). Comprehensive school-based prevention programming for adolescents: Moving from “does it work?” to “will it last?” Psychology Department Colloquium at the University of Manitoba.

Crooks, C. V. (2008, March). Effects of domestic violence in children and adolescents.Workshop at the National Conference on Juvenile Justice, St. Louis, MO.

Crooks, C. V. (2007, April). The Fourth R: A school-based program to prevent dating violence and related risk behaviors. Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation Open Mind Series, Toronto, ON.

Crooks, C.V. (2007, April). Girls in Canada: A call to action. Canadian Women’s Foundation Women Play Big Symposium, Toronto, ON.

Jaffe, P. G., & Crooks, C. V. (2007, March).Children exposed to domestic violence: Effects and prevention. Oneida Health Centre professional training day, Lambeth, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2007, March). Engaging Aboriginal youth in school-based violence prevention activities. Invited speaker at the Ontario Ministry of Education, Building Bridges to Success for First Nation, Metis and Inuit Students, London, ON.

Crooks, C.V (2006, November). Girls in Canada: Challenges and opportunities with gender-directed programming. Launch of the National Girls Fund Program, co-sponsored by the Canadian Women’s Foundation and the Verity Club, Toronto, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2006, September). The Fourth R: Opportunities, lessons, and challenges.Annual Grantee Meeting for Canadian Women’s Foundation Girls Fund. Toronto, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2006, September). Managing stress, burn-out and vicarious trauma for prosecutors and paralegals. Alaska Statewide Training for Prosecutors and Paralegals, Girdwood, AK.

Crooks, C. V. & Karan, A. (2006, July). Domestic violence and child custody: Evaluating the impact and identifying options. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Crooks, C. V.  & Carbon, S. (2006, July). Domestic violence and child custody: When Issues overlap. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Jaffe, P. G., Crooks, C. V., & Bala, N. (2006, July). Making appropriate parenting arrangements in child custody and access disputes with allegations of family violence.Canadian National Family Law Program, Kananaskis, AB.

Crooks, C. V. (2006, May). Engaging Aboriginal youth in school-based violence prevention: Implications for programming, research and community partnerships.Workshop at the PREVNet Conference, Addressing Bullying Through Partnerships: Canadian and International Perspectives, Ottawa, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2006, May). The effects of domestic violence on children. Spring Judicial Conference for State Court of Appeal Judges, Charleston, West Virginia.

Crooks, C. V. & Chiodo, D. (2006, May). Implications of domestic violence for parenting by victims and perpetrators. The effects of domestic violence on children. Spring Judicial Conference for State Court of Appeal Judges, Charleston, West Virginia.

Crooks, C. V. (2006, March). Effect of domestic violence. Workshop at the National Conference on Juvenile Justice, Denver, CO.

Scott, K. L. & Crooks, C. V. (2006, March). Providing effective intervention to abusive fathers: Strategies and lessons from the Caring Dads program. Workshop at the Banff International Conference for Behavioural Sciences, Banff, AB.

Jaffe, P. G. & Crooks, C. V. (2006, March). Making appropriate parenting arrangements in child custody and access disputes with allegations of family violence. Workshop at the Banff International Conference for Behavioural Sciences, Banff, AB.

Crooks, C.V. (2005, July). Violence in the schools: Opportunities and challenges for Physical and Health Education specialists. Advanced Qualification Seminar, UWO. London, ON.

Crooks, C.V., Topham, A. & Fernandez, R. (2005, June). Children under 12 with sexual behavior problems in London and Middlesex: What do we know and where are we headed? Presentation to senior administrators from numerous community agencies, Children’s Aid Society. London, ON.

Crooks, C.V. (2005, April). Children under 12 years with sexual behavior problems in London and Middlesex: Trends and professionals’ perceptions. Child-Parent Resource Institute. London, ON.

Crooks, C.V. & Olesen, N. (2005, April). Considerations for supervised access in parenting plans following domestic violence. California Statewide Dispute Resolution Institute. San Jose, CA.

Crooks, C.V. & Reid, M. (2004, October). Engaging hostile parents. Workshop at ‘Preventing Child Maltreatment through Building Parental Capacity’ conference. London, ON.

Jaffe, P.G. & Crooks, C.V. (2004, October). An integrated community approach to parenting plans in domestic violence cases. Workshop at ‘Preventing Child Maltreatment through Building Parental Capacity’ conference. London, ON.

Crooks, C.V. & Reid, M. (2004, October). Engaging men in critically examining their parenting. Workshop at the ‘Intersections between Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment: Making Women and Children Safer by Working with Abusive Fathers’ conference. Toronto, ON.

Crooks, C.V. (2004, October). Domestic violence and child custody decisions. Invited member of an expert panel for a community presentation. London, ON.

Crooks, C.V. (2004, October). Relationships and violence: The power of peers. Keynote speaker at the “Safe School Leadership Conference for Youth” London, ON.

Crooks, C.V. (2004, June). Violence in the schools: Opportunities and challenges for Physical and Health Education specialists. Advanced Qualification Seminar, UWO. London, ON.

* Excludes 14 presentations prior to 2004

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching And Academic Supervision

2013-2015Postdoctoral for Dr. Marika Morris. Project title: Inuit Knowledge Translation: Community-controlled, culturally-sensitive research with Inuit youth on experiences of violence, health effects and coping mechanisms, engaging Inuit youth in developing a research-based, health promotion campaign on issues of violence using social media. Funded by CIHR.
2010-Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, London, ON; Teach EDUC 5434S (Safe Schools) to 250 B.Ed. students (for each of 4 semesters).
2009-2010Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON; Taught HS3092 (Special Topics in Adolescent Mental Health) to approximately 70; supervised 2 undergraduates for full year Independent Study projects
2008-Co-supervision of postdoctoral fellows (2) at Centre for Prevention Science.
2008Faculty for the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence;Led sections on developmental impact of exposure to domestic violence, and co-facilitated 3-day custody institutes
2005-Faculty member for the U.S. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges;
Facilitate on a range of topics to judges and custody assessors; Co-facilitate 3-days Essential Judicial Skills training for cases involving family violence; Emphasis on applying a developmental perspective to understanding the impact of family violence on children
2002-2004Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario; Taught:
PSYC 621 (Childhood Psychopathology) to approximately 15 graduate students in the areas of developmental and clinical psychology;
PSYC 364 (Childhood Psychopathology) – 3 sections of approximately 30 students each;
PSYC 260 (Introduction to Clinical Psychology) – 2 sections of approximately 120 students each;Supervised 5 undergraduate Honours thesis and an Independent Study project
1999-2000Instructor, St. Lawrence Community College, Kingston, ON in Behaviour Science Technology Department. Taught Group Behavior Therapy; and Behavioural Counselling I.
1998-1999Thesis Supervisor, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University
Co-supervised two undergraduate theses
1995-2000Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University
Abnormal Psychology; Educational Psychology, Introductory Psychology

Dissertation Committees And Examinations

2013External examiner on PhD oral for Ms. Lila McCormick
Department of Psychology, University of Guelph
Supervisor: Paula Barata
2013-ongoingCommittee member for Ruth Rodney
University of Toronto, Faculty of Nursing
Supervisor: Denise Gastaldo
2010-ongoingCommittee member for Angela Snowshoe
Western University, Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Riley Hinson

Previous Research Positions

2008-2014Associate Director, CAMH Centre for Prevention Science, London, Ontario
Responsibilities included: maintaining an independent research program, grant applications, data analysis, writing academic publications, supervision and mentoring of students and junior colleagues, program development and evaluation, writing manuals and reports, presenting at conferences and workshops, development and management of all Centre projects working with Aboriginal youth.

Knowledge Mobilization

Training

Crooks, C. V. & Hughes, R. (2013, November). Implementing the Healthy Relationships Plus program in community settings. Training for community organizations. Calgary, AB.

Crooks, C. V. (2013, November). Judicial Institute on Adolescent Relationship Abuse. Faculty for a day and a half training on adolescent relationship abuse. Responsible for sections on adolescent development, impacts of trauma, assessing adolescents, bullying, prevention and intervention. New York, NY.

Crooks, C. V. (2013, October). Assessing risk in domestic violence. Training for children’s lawyers. Rochester, NY.

Crooks, C. V. & Jaffe, P. G. (2012, October and November). Safe, inclusive and accepting schools: A whole school approach to sustainable change. Four trainings for every school’s Safe and Accepting School Team (including administrators, educators, parents, students, support staff, and community partners) in Thames Valley District School Board.

Crooks, C. V. (2012, October). Enhancing Judicial Skills three day workshop for judges. Responsible for sections on understanding victim and perpetrator behavior, the impact of domestic violence on children, domestic violence in custody cases, and vicarious trauma among judges. Conducted in partnership between the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Family Violence Prevention Fund. Reno, NV.

Crooks, C. V. & Hughes, R. (2012, September). Safe, inclusive, and accepting schools: From small steps to sustainable change. Four half-day trainings for administrators and educators  from all schools in Durham District School Board. Whitby, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2012, July). Judicial Institute on Adolescent Relationship Abuse. Faculty for a three-day training on adolescent relationship abuse. Responsible for sections on adolescent development, impacts of trauma, assessing adolescents, bullying, prevention and intervention. Phoenix, AZ.

Crooks, C. V. (2011, April). Friends of the Court: Domestic violence seminar for custody and parenting time evaluators. Full day training for Friends of the Court. Lansing, MI.

Crooks, C. V. (2012, February). Enhancing Judicial Skills three day workshop for judges. Responsible for sections on understanding victim and perpetrator behavior, the impact of domestic violence on children, domestic violence in custody cases, and vicarious trauma among judges. Conducted in partnership between the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Family Violence Prevention Fund. St. Petersburg, FL.

Crooks, C. V. (2010, October). Enhancing Judicial Skills three day workshop for judges. Conducted in partnership between the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Family Violence Prevention Fund. St. Petersburg, FL.

Crooks, C.V. (2010, July). The Fourth R: A relationship-based program to reduce dating violence and risk behaviors. Background and research. Fourth R Master Training for the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s Start Strong Initiative. Washington, DC.

Crooks, C. V. (2009, November – December). Engaging and empowering Aboriginal youth. Five week online series featuring five 60 minute webinars co-facilitated with other speakers. Over 250 participants registered nationally.

Crooks, C. V., & Hurley, F. (2009, April). Engaging and empowering Aboriginal youth: Principles and programs.One day training for the Ontario Northeast School Board. Timmins, ON.

Crooks, C. V. (2009, March). Enhancing Judicial Skills three day workshop for judges. Conducted in partnership between the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Family Violence Prevention Fund. San Francisco, CA.

Crooks, C. V. (2008, September). The impact of domestic violence on children and parents. Custody Institute for the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence, St. Louis, MO.

Crooks, C. V. (2008, March). Making appropriate parenting arrangements in child custody disputes with allegations of domestic violence. Custody Institute for the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence, San Diego, CA.

Crooks, C.V., and others (2006, November). Domestic violence and decision-making: A training for Nevada judges; and, Vicarious trauma for judges in dealing with domestic violence cases. Statewide training co-sponsored by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, U.S. Department of Justice and Office on Violence Against Women, Reno, NV (1 day) and Las Vegas, NV (1 day).

Crooks, C.V. (2005, August). Family violence and domestic violence: Implications for judges and magistrates.Full-day training for judges and magistrates, Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College. Columbus, OH.

Crooks, C.V. (2005, August). Family violence and domestic violence: Implications for court-related professionals.Full-day training for court-related professionals, Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College. Columbus, OH.

Crooks, C.V. (2005, June). Child custody assessments: An introduction for clinicians. Training seminar for psychiatry residents, University of Western Ontario. London, ON.

Other

Clinical Experience

2002-2013External Consultant, London Family Court Clinic, London, ON Conduct Section 30 Custody and Access Assessments, youth in conflict with the law assessments, victim impact assessments Supervised PhD student in Clinical Psychology for youth in conflict with the law assessments Mentor colleagues who are learning to conduct custody and access assessments through co-assessments
2002-2004Program co-developer and group facilitator, Caring Dads Program, Changing Ways, London, ON Program for fathers who have maltreated or are at risk to maltreat their children
2001-2004Group facilitator, In the Middle, London, ON Facilitate psycho-educational group for children whose parent are divorcing
2001-2002Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System Conducted Custody and Access and Parenting Capacity (Section 54) assessments
2000-2001Clinical Psychology Intern, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB
1998-1999Clinical Psychology Practicum Student, Family Court Clinic, Kingston General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Kingston, ON
1998Clinical Supervisor, Wediko Children’s Services, Hillsboro, NHResidential treatment setting for severely emotional and behaviorally disturbed children
1997-1998Clinical Psychology Practicum Student, Child and Youth Wellness Centre of Leeds-Grenville, Gananoque and Brockville, ON
1996-1997Clinical Psychology Practicum Student, Kingston Psychiatric Hospital and Kingston General Hospital, Department of Child and Family Psychiatry, Kingston, ON
1995

Direct Care Staff, Wediko Children’s Services, Hillsboro, NHResidential treatment setting for severely emotional and behaviorally disturbed children

Other Scholarly & Policy Activities

National Institute of Justice – member of the Standing Scientific Committee, appointed for a three year term in 2014

PREVNet – Research partner since 2008; member of Executive since 2012

Advisory Panel – RBC Children’s Mental Health Survey, 2012.

Invited Testimony to the House Committee on the Status of Women (federal government)- Improving the economic prospects of girls in Canada. Presented on behalf of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. (by teleconference, March, 2012).

Task Force Member – Aboriginal Education Task Force, School of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. 2009-2010.

Invited Testimony to the Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions (provincial government) --Meeting the unique needs of Aboriginal youth: A case for strengths-based programming. Presentation to Provincial Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions. (St. Thomas, ON, June, 2009).

Editorial Board – Violence Against Women, Sage Publications. Appointed 2008.

Conference Planning committee  A time for children, A time for change: 3rd International Conference on Children Exposed to Domestic Violence. (London, May, 2007).

Conference Co-Chair, Violence in the lives of children and families. Banff 38th International Conference for Behavioural Sciences. (Banff, March, 2006)

Invited Testimony to the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights (federal government)-- Parenting plans after separation and divorce: Considering exposure to domestic violence within the context of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. (Ottawa, ON, February, 2005).

Conference Planning committee  Preventing Child Maltreatment through Building Parental Capacity Conference (London, October 2004).

Volunteer Committee And Board of Directors Experience

2011-Director, Canadian Women’s Foundation Board
2004-Advisory Board Member -- Canadian Women’s Foundation -- Girls Fund Research Program
2006-2009Member, Child Abuse Prevention Council of London-Middlesex
2002-2006Board of Directors, Cottage Dreams Recovery, Inc. (a non-profit organization that provides cancer survivors with the use of a cottage for a week long getaway)
2002-2003Executive Committee, London Regional Psychological Association; Chair of Programming Committee (organized professional development opportunities)
1998-2000Board of Directors, St. Lawrence Youth Association, Kingston, ON

Media

Frequent guest on radio and television regarding violence prevention, bullying, adolescent risk behaviors, child abuse, trauma, and domestic violence. Interviews have appeared in local, provincial, and national news outlets. Participated in formal on camera media training with Fleishman Hillard PR (Toronto, November 2011)