Assistant Professor of Social Work
Wilfrid Laurier University
Bree Akesson, LMSW, MPH, PhD has worked with children, families, and communities affected by crises such as poverty, disaster, and war for the past 15 years. She is currently Assistant Professor of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada. She is also a clinical social worker for the Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group, providing support to children and families affected by trauma. Other past research projects include an evaluation of a psychosocial program for children and pregnant women in Chechnya, a review of international safe space programs for young children in emergencies, a longitudinal study examining the effects of parental incarceration on children, and an evaluation of social work education in West and Central Africa. Dr. Akesson received her PhD from McGill University, where she was a Vanier Scholar, focusing her research on the effects of political violence on children and families in Palestine.
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