University of Calgary

Angelique Jenney

  • Assistant Professor
  • Wood's Homes Research Chair

Currently Teaching

 F2020 - SOWK 612.1 - Advanced Topics in Clinical Practice and Research I (Trauma Across the Life)


Angelique Jenney, PhD, RSW, is an Assistant Professor and the Wood’s Homes Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Dr. Jenney has over 20 years’ experience in intervention and prevention services within the child protection, children’s mental health and violence against women sectors. 

Research and Scholarly Activity

Dr. Jenney’s research and program development has been devoted to understanding and responding to the impact of violence in families. Her research and practice interests include: family-based interventions for childhood trauma; child protection responses to family violence cases; the experience of mothering in the context of violence/trauma; and reflective approaches to teaching and training social work students.  

Current Research

I am currently involved in the following research projects:

Jenney, A., Walsh, C., Shaw, J., Lee, Y., Ayala, J., Blaug, C., Westelmajer, C. Bridging the University/Community Divide: Exploring ways to Implement Practice-Based Research ($30,850 awarded) Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning, SoTL Grant Stream.

Jenney, A. Exploring the role of exposure to domestic violence for children/youth receiving out-of-home care within a children’s mental health setting.  ($15,000 awarded). University Research Grants Committee (URGC) Faculty Seed Grant (Social Sciences and Humanities).

Jenney, A. An Exploration of the Wood's Homes Children's Mental Health Centre Temple Program: A Case Study Funded by Wood’s Homes Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health.

Badry, D., Ferrer, I., Mann, J., Iahtail, B., Hulten, T., Fuller, A., Malone, D., and Jenney, A.   Advancing Knowledge on Best Practice and Care of Infants, Child and Youth with Prenatal Substance Exposure/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Child Welfare Practice. ($40,000 awarded). Policywise. 

Dimitropoulos, G., Arnold, P., Cleverley, K., Elliott, A.S., Exner-Cortens, D., Haines-Saah, R., Jenney, A., MacQueen, G., Madigan, S., McMaster, F., Mackie, A., McLauglin, A.M., McLuckie, A., Nicholas, D., S., Samuel, S., & Wilcox, G., (2017). Enhancing systems collaboration for high risk youth with mental health disorders and addictions: Addiction & Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network. ($48,850 awarded). Pathways Innovation and Integration in Addiction and Mental Health. 

Jenney, A., and Scott, K., (2015-2020).  Safe and Understood:  Intervening with families to promote healthy child outcomes and prevent abuse recurrence for young child victims of domestic violence exposure.  ($1,756,567 over 5 years). Public Health Agency of Canada.

Alaggia, R., Fallon, B., Scott, K., & Jenney, A. (2014-18). Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: Expanding our Understanding of Vulnerabilities and Resiliencies. ($157,398 awarded) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 



UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO                                                                              

Toronto, Ontario

Doctor of Philosophy, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work                          

June 2011

Dissertation:  Doing the Right Thing: Negotiating Risk and Safety in Child Protection Work with Domestic Violence Cases

Advisor:  Dr. Faye Mishna





Waterloo, Ontario

Master of Social Work

April 1998




Guelph, Ontario

Bachelor of Arts, Honours Psychology Co-op Program with Family and Social Relations Minor   

February, 1995



Additional Clinical Training and Education:



Toronto, Ontario

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program                       

September 2000-June 2004


Media Work


Publications from 2011-Present

Peer Reviewed Articles

Jenney, A. & Exner-Cortens, D. (2018).  Toxic Masculinity and Mental Health in Young Women: An Analysis of Thirteen Reasons Why.  Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work.

Wall, M. & Jenney, A. (2018).  Conducting Evaluation Research with Children Exposed to Violence: How Technological Innovations in methodologies and data collection may enhance the process.  International Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect.

Alaggia R., Maiter, S., & Jenney, A. (2017). In whose words? Struggles and strategies of service providers working with immigrant clients with limited language abilities in the violence against women sector and child protection services. Child and Family Social Work Child, 22(1), 472-481.

Jenney, A., Alaggia, R., & Niepage, M. (2016).  The lie is that it’s not going to get better”: Narratives of resilience from childhood exposure to Intimate Partner Violence.   International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 4 (1), 64-76.

Jenney, A., Mishna, F., Alaggia, R., & Scott, K. (2014).  Doing The Right Thing: (Re) Considering Risk and Safety in Child Protection Work with Domestic Violence Cases.  Child and Youth Services Review, 47, 92-101.

Pajak, C., Ahmad, F., Jenney, A., Chan, L. & Fisher, P. (2014).  Survivor’s Costs of Saying No:  exploring the experience of accessing services for Intimate Partner Violence.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29 (14) 2571-2591.

Alaggia, R., Shlonsky, A., Gadalla, T., Jenney, A. & Daciuk, J. (2013).  Does Differential Response Make A Difference:  Examining Domestic Violence Cases in Child Protection Services.  Child & Family Social Work. DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12058

Alaggia, R., Regehr, C., & Jenney, A. (2012).  Risky Business:  An Ecological Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence Disclosure.  Research on Social Work Practice, 22, 301-312.


Book Chapters:

Jenney, A. (in press). Keeping the Child in Mind when Thinking about Violence in Families.  In Bunston, W. & Jones, S. (Eds.) Children on the Margins: How to work with very young children facing complex and uncommon challenges.

Jenney, A. & Alaggia, R. (2012). Children’s exposure to domestic violence:

Integrating policy, research and practice to address children’s mental health. In Alaggia, R. & Vine, C. (Eds.) Cruel but not Unusual: Violence in Canadian Families (2nd Edition). Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.


Professional Contributions

Jenney, A. & Regehr, C. (2018). Intimate Partner Violence. Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work.DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195389678-0081;jsessionid=B06F0037A1B6E469C06E393A7B2D3B17?print

Jenney, A., Scott, K., Dubov, V., Niki, I., Nizzer, S., MacGregor, L., Obreque-Coccio, C., Pelletier, S. & Goodman, D. (2017).  Safe and Understood:  A Canadian scan of provincial treatment and intervention services for children aged 0 to 4 years who have been exposed to domestic violence.

Regehr, C., & Jenney, A. (2015). Intimate Partner Violence. Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780195389678-0081

Jaffe, P., Scott, K., Jenney, A., Dawson, M., Straatman, A.L. & Campbell, M. (2014).  Risk Factors for Children in Situations of Family Violence in the Context of Separation and Divorce.  Retrieved from Department of Justice Canada website:

Jenney, A. (2012).  The Impact of Domestic Violence on Infants and Young Children. Infant Mental Health Promotion Publication, The Hospital for Sick Children.

Jenney, A. (2012).  Mothers in Mind:  Relationship-based Intervention for Abused Mothers and their Young Children.  Canada’s Children, 18 (3), 17-19.

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