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Dr. Claire Crooks

​CAMH Centre for Prevention Science
100 Collip Circle, Suite 100
London, ON N6G 4X8

Dr. Claire Crooks is an Independent Research Scientist at CAMH and an Adjunct in the Faculty of Education at Western University. She is also on the Executive Team of PREVNet, a national network of 60 researchers and 60 national NGO's committed to promoting healthy relationships and ending violence among children and youth.

Areas of Research
Dr. Crooks develops, implements and evaluates school and community-based programming to promote healthy youth relationships and reduce violence. One extension of this work is research on implementation and understanding how to promote the fidelity with which school-based programming is put into practice. She is particularly interested in strengths-based programming for Aboriginal youth and evaluating the role of cultural connectedness in promoting resiliency. Part of her work focuses on appropriate evaluation approaches and measures for evaluating work with Aboriginal youth.

Below is a sample of Dr. Crooks' publications.

Crooks, C. V., Snowshoe, A., Chiodo, D., & Brunette-Debassige, C. (In press). 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.

Crooks, C. V., Chiodo, D., Zwarych, S., Hughes, R., & Wolfe, D. A. (In press). 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.

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. DOI 10.1007/s11121-011-0256-z.

Chiodo, D., Crooks, C. V., Wolfe, D. A., McIsaac, Hughes, R., & Jaffe, P. G. (2011). Longitudinal prediction and concurrent functioning of adolescent girls demonstrating various profiles of dating violence and victimization. Prevention Science. Prevention Science. 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. (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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.





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