School of Social Work
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7
Tel: (709) 737-2030
Fax: (709) 737-7701
E-Mail: kbarter@mun.ca

Dr. Ken Barter

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  1. Title: BUILDING COMMUNITY CAPACITY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN: A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION
    Date: Fall 2003
    Funder: Justice Canada, Crime Prevention Strategy
    Principal Investigator: Ken Barter, Memorial University
    Partners: Bruce Cooper, Health and Community Services, St. Johnís Region; Paula Rodgers, Executive Director, Datbreak Parent Child Centre; Donna Ronan, Social Worker, Janeway Family Centre, St. Johnís; Rod OíDriscoll, Executive Director, Brighter Furures Coalition of St. Johnís and Region.
    Amount: $225,000 - 250,000
  2. Title: BUILDING COMMUNITY CAPACITY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE DELIVERY OF CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES
    Date: Winter 2007
    Funder: Eastern Integrated Health Authority, St.John's
    Principal Investigator: Ken Barter, Memorial University
    Partners: 13 community partners
    Amount: $125,000
    Outcome: Approved
  3. Title: THE HIDDEN HURT: AN ANALYSIS OF YOUTH FEEDBACK BASED ON THEIR PARTICIPATION IN ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
    Date: March 2002
    Funder: Department of Justice, Ottawa, Strategy for Safer Communities and Crime Prevention.
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ken Barter
    Partners: Judi Fairholm, National Co-ordinator for the Red Cross Child Abuse Prevention Services (RESPECTED), Dr. Mike Ungar, School of Social Work, Dalhousie University and Dr. Leslie Tutty, University of Calgary.
    Amount: $239,500 for 2 and a half years
    Additional proposal for $40,000 also approved for this work.
  4. Title: POVERTY REDUCTION BY IMPROVING SOCIAL WORK AND HEALTH.
    Date: 2001 - 2005
    Funder: CIDA
    Principal investigator: Dr. Lan Gien, School of Nursing, Memorial University
    Partners: Dr. Ken Barter, Dr. Sharon Taylor Memorial University College of Labour and Social Affairs, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Amount: $1,180,223.00 for five years
    Outcome: Funding approved and work progressing.
  5. Title: CAPACITY BUILDING - A LITERATURE REVIEW
    Date: Fall 2001
    Funder: Health Canada, Atlantic Canada Division
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ken Barter
    Amount: $7,7550
    Outcome: Published paper
    Barter, K (2001). Capacity Building as a Core element of Evaluation: A Literature Review. Completed for Health Canada Community Action Plan for Children, Atlantic Canada Division.
  6. Title: PROVINCIAL REVIEW OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR FOSTER FAMILY ASSOCIATION
    Date: Fall/Winter 2000-2001
    Funder: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Health and Community Services
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ken Barter
    Partners: Health and Community Services and Foster Family Association
    Amount: $30,000.00.
    Outcome: Published report
    Implementation of the report by Health and Community Services
    Barter, K. (2001). Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Family Association: A Review. Research funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Report was completed in February 2001 and approved and funded by the Newfoundland and Labrador Government for implementation of the recommendations contained in the Report.
  7. Title: PARTNERSHIP AND INTERVENTION IN DEALING WITH CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION
    Date: Fall 2001
    Funder: Health Canada
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ken Barter
    Amount: $5400.00.
    Barter, K (2001). Partnership and Intervention in Dealing with Child Abuse Prevention: A Literature Review. Canadian Community Action Program for Children and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program.
  8. Title: RECLAIMING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AT RISK: A COMMUNITY BUILDING FRAMEWORK FOR CHILD PROTECTION
    Date: January 2000.
    Funder: Population Health Development Division, Health Promotion and Programs Branch, Health Canada.
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ken Barter.
    Amount: $27,573.00
    Barter, K. (2001). Reclaiming Children and Families at Risk: A Community Building Framework for Child Protection: A Research Report. Funded by Health Canada - Health Promotion and Programs Branch and Family Violence Prevention Unit.
  9. Title: CANADIAN INCIDENCE STUDY OF REPORTED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
    Date: Fall 1998
    Funder: Health Canada and Bell Canada
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Nico Trocme - University of Toronto.
    Partners: National research involving many partners. Atlantic Site Director - K. Barter.
    Amount: $35,620.00.
    Trocme, N., MacLaurin, B., Fallon, B., Daciuk, J., Billingsley, D., Tourigny, M., Mayer, M., Wright, J., Barter, K., Burford, G., Hornick, J., Sullivam, R., McKenzie, B. (2000) Canadian incidence study of reported child abuse and neglect. LCDC, Health Canada: Government of Canada
  10. Title: RECLAIMING CHILDREN & FAMILIES AT RISK: A COMMUNITY BUILDING FRAMEWORK FOR CHILD PROTECTION PRACTICES IN PUBLIC CHILD WELFARE SYSTEMS
    Date: Fall 1998
    Funder: Vice-Presidentís Special Award
    Principal Investigator: K. Barter.
    Amount: $5000.00