Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention

Dr. Joanne Filippelli

Dr. Joanne Filippelli

Consultant

Child Welfare, Policy, and Knowledge Dissemination

 

Joanne Filippelli received her PhD and MSW from the University of Toronto, Bachelor of Social Work from Lakehead University, and Bachelor of Science from McMaster University. She worked in the field of child welfare in various roles and capacities (direct service with children and families, research and evaluation). In 2016, Joanne joined the  Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work as a Research Associate and she has been a member of the research team for numerous projects including the 2018 cycle of the Ontario Incidence of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect and the 2019 First Nations/Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect. Her research interests include

Dr. Filippelli’s research interests have included examining opportunities to improve practice and policy responses for child welfare-involved young children and families. She is interested in the translation of research-based interventions into practice and social policy.  She also hopes to better understand how child- and family-serving systems can work together to mitigate the impact of early adversity and enhance children’s socio-emotional developmental outcomes and trajectories.

People:

Short C.V.

Awards and Scholarships

 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship

University of Toronto, Fellowship

Lakehead University, Dean of Arts and Science Medal

 

 

Publications

Selected - Peer Reviewed

 

Filippelli, J., Lwin, K., Fallon, B., & Trocmé, N. (2020). Young children and child welfare services: A multilevel examination of clinical and worker characteristics. Child Maltreatment. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559520923757.

 

Attar-Shwartz, S., Filippelli, J., & Fallon, B. (2019). Does a co-resident grandparent matter? Characteristics of maltreatment-related investigations involving lone-parent families. The British Journal of Social Work 49(6), 1638-1657. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcz061.

 

Fallon, B., Filippelli, J., Miller, S.P., Joh-Carnella, N. (2019). Recognizing and responding to child maltreatment: A 20-year perspective on hospital reporting. BMJ Open Paediatrics. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjpo-2018-000386 .

 

King, B., Fallon, B., Goulden, A., O’Connor, C., & Filippelli, J. (2019). What constitutes risk among young mothers? An examination of child protection investigations in Ontario, Canada. Families in Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/1044389419847319.

 

Fallon, B., Kartusch, M., Filippelli, J., Trocmé, N., Black, T., Chan, P., Sawh, P., & Joh-Carnella, N. (2018).Ten answers every child welfare agency should provide. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience 6(1), 36-44.

 

Fallon, B., Filippelli, J., Joh-Carnella, N., Milne, E., & Carradine, J. (2018). Promoting protective factors in environments of risk for young children: An organizing framework for practice, policy, and research. Gender and the Genome, 2(4), 96–110. https://doi.org/10.1177/2470289718820843.

 

King, B., Fallon, B., Filippelli, J., Black, T., & O’Connor, C. (2018). Troubled teens and challenged caregivers: Characteristics associated with the decision to provide child welfare services to adolescents in Ontario, Canada. Children and Youth Services Review, 87, 205-215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.02.037

 

Filippelli, J., Fallon, B., Fuller-Thomson, E., & Trocmé, N. (2017). Infants investigated by the child welfare system: Exploring a distinct profile of risks, service needs, and referrals for support in Ontario. Brain Sciences, 7(8), 101. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci7080101

 

Filippelli, J., Fallon, B., Trocmé, N., Fuller-Thomson, E., & Black, T. (2017). Infants and the decision to provide ongoing child welfare services. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-017-0162-7

 

Filippelli, J., Trocmé, N., Fallon, B., & Fuller-Thomson, E. (2017). Back to the beginning: Opportunities for promoting infant development and well-being within an Ontario child welfare context. Canadian Social Work, 19(1), 108–126.

 

Fallon, B., Filippelli, J., Black, T., Trocmé, N., & Esposito, T. (2017). How can data drive policy and practice in child welfare? Making the link in Canada. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(10), 1223. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14101223

 

Fallon, B., Trocmé, N., Filippelli, J., Black, T., & Joh-Carnella, N. (2017). Responding to safety concerns and chronic needs: Trends over time. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-017-0200-5

 

Lefebvre, R., Fallon, B., Van Wert, M., & Filippelli, J. (2017). Examining the relationship between economic hardship and child maltreatment using data from the Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect-2013 (OIS-2013). Behavioral Sciences, 7(1), 6. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs7010006

 

Manuscripts Under Review/Revision

 

Filippelli, J., Fallon, B., Truelsen, S., & Carradine, J. An initial evaluation of a resource parent-training curriculum for child welfare-involved children who have experienced trauma and loss.

 

Filippelli, J., Lwin, K., & Fallon, B., & Trocmé, N. Young children and ongoing child welfare services: Examining the influence of clinical and worker characteristics for children aged 0-3.

 

King, B., Filippelli, J., Fallon, B., Joh-Carnella, N., & Lung, Y. Investigations involving urgent protection concerns vs. chronic needs: Are there differences in post-investigation service decisions?

 

Conference Presentations – Selected

 

Fallon, B., Lefebvre, R., Trocmé, N, Filippelli, J., Joh-Carnella, N., Houston, E. (2021, September). What can epidemiological data on child maltreatment tell about the perspective of the child? – The influence of child characteristics on worker decision making: An analysis of the Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect. Paper to be presented to the EUSARF 2020. Zurich, Switzerland

 

King, B., Filippelli, J., Fallon, B., & Joh-Carnella, N. (2020, January). Investigations involving urgent protection concerns vs. chronic needs: Are there differences in post-investigation service decisions? In B. Fallon (Chair), An examination of decision thresholds across the child welfare service continuum: Opportunities for Efficacy. The 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research. Washington, DC, USA.

 

Filippelli, J., Lwin, K., Fallon, B., & Trocmé, N. (2020, January). Ongoing child welfare service provision: Clinical and worker characteristics that predict service for families with young children. Poster presented to the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research. Washington, DC, USA.

 

Fallon, B., Filippelli, J., & Joh-Carnella, N. (2019, September). Mandating reporting patterns for hospital referrals: Using trend data to identify barriers to reporting in a Canadian context. Paper presented to the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (ISPCAN) International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Muscat, Oman.

 

Filippelli, J., Fallon, B., Lwin, K., & King, B. (2019, April). Child welfare-involved infants, young children and their families: An exploration of child protection investigations. Paper presented to the Expanding Horizons for the Early Years Institute on Infant Mental Health. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Filippelli, J., Kartusch, M., Fallon, B., Trocmé, N., & Fluke, J. (2018, September). Why do investigations classified as urgent recur? Applying the urgent / chronic taxonomy in a mixed urban rural setting. Paper submitted to the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (ISPCAN) XXII International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Filippelli, J., Miller, S., Joh-Carnella, N., Fallon, B., Black, T., & King, B. (2018, September). Mandating reporting patterns for school and hospital referrals: Using trend data to identify barriers to reporting in a Canadian context. Paper submitted to the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (ISPCAN) XXII International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Prague, Czech Republic.

 

King, B., Fallon, B., & Filippelli, J. (2018. September). The developmental context of investigative decision-making in child protection in Ontario, Canada. Paper submitted to the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (ISPCAN) XXII International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Prague, Czech Republic.

 

King, B., Fallon, B., Filippelli, J., Black, T., & O’Connor, C. (2017, November). Individual, familial, and sociodemographic risk factors associated with maltreatment investigations and the decision to provide child welfare services to adolescents in Ontario, Canada. Poster accepted at the American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo. Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

 

Filippelli, J., & Fallon, B. (2017, June). One child, many hands: A multidisciplinary conference on child welfare. Infants and the practice and policy responses of the Ontario child welfare sector. Paper presented at the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Cherney, K., Van Wert, M., Trocmé, N., & Filippelli, J. (2017, January). Infant maltreatment in Canada: Predictors of substantiation. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA.

 

Filippelli, J. Fuller-Thomson, E., Fallon, B., & Trocmé, N., (2016, August). Distinctly vulnerable: Infants investigated by the child welfare system and the decision to refer to services. Paper presented at the International Congress for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Filippelli, J. Fallon, B., Trocmé, N., & Fuller-Thomson, E. (2016, August). Pathway to community supports: Infants and the provision of ongoing child welfare services. Paper presented at the International Congress for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Jenkins, J., & Filippelli, J. (2016, November). Early childhood knowledge use in education and social sectors. Public Health Ontario Rounds: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

 

 

 

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