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Jeff Karabanow

Professor

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School of Social Work , Department of International Development Studies , College of Sustainability , School of Health and Human Performance

Email: jeff.karabanow@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1193
Fax: 902-494-6709
Mailing Address: 
School of Social Work
Dalhousie University
Suite 3242, Mona Campbell Building,
1459 LeMarchant Street
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
 
Research Topics:
  • Homelessness and poverty
  • Housing
  • Globalization
  • International social work
  • Organization theory
  • Political economics

Education

  • BA (Hons), McGill
  • MA, McGill
  • PhD, Wilfrid Laurier

Biography

Dr. Jeff Karabanow has worked with homeless young people in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Guatemala. He has published numerous academic articles about housing stability, service delivery systems, street health, and homeless youth culture. He has completed a film documentary looking at the plight of street youth in Guatemala City and several animated shorts on Canadian street youth culture. His most recent work includes:

  • 2014: Co-Director of the Dalhousie School of Social Work Community Clinic
  • a HRSDC funded investigation concerning street youth and their engagement in formal and informal economies
  • a CMHC funded report on a young mothers’ supportive housing structure in Nova Scotia
  • a SSHRC funded longitudinal study of young people’s sense of identity, community and health once they are no longer homeless
  • a HRSDC study looking at rural-urban migration of Nova Scotian street youth
  • and a book entitled Leaving the Streets: Stories of Canadian Youth published in 2010 by Fernwood Publishing

Grants

  • 2013-2020: Gaetz, S. (PI), Karabanow, J. (Co-Investigator). Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. $2.5 Million from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Partnerships Grants Program.
  • 2012-2013: Gahagan, J. (PI), Karabanow, J. (Co-Investigator). Youth and HIV/HEP C Prevention in Nova Scotia. $3000 from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Cafe Scientifique Partners.
  • 2012-2015: McCay, E. (PI), Karabanow, J. (Co-Investigator). Howes, C., Ferguson, B., Henderson, J., Horton, W., Hughes, J., Hwang, S., Karabanow, J., Kidd, S., Langley, J., MacLaurin, B., Manion, I., Quesnel, S., Saewyc, E., Santa Mina, E., Schwind, J., Aiello, A., Ginsburg, K., Soenen, D. Increasing Access to Mental Health Services for Street-Involved Youth: The Effectiveness of a Theory-based Multicomponent Resilience and Motivational Intervention. Funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Partnerships for Health Improvement $217,140.

Selected Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator, “Rural Homelessness: Youth Survival Guide”. Dalhousie Faculty of Health Professions Research Development and Capacity Grant; $1000 (2013).
  • Principal Investigator “Exiting Street Life: Exploring Youth Trajectories out of Homelessness” $3000 from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Cafe Scientifique Partners (2012-13).
  • Principal Investigator, “Rural Homelessness: Exploring rural-urban trajectories amongst street youth in Halifax Nova Scotia". $75,000 from Human Resources and Social Development Canada (April 2012- March 31, 2013). Co-Investigator Sean Kidd.
  • Principal Investigator, “Exiting Street Life: Exploring Youth Trajectories out of homelessness". $250,000 from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (May 2011-June 2014). Co Investigators Jean Hughes and Sean Kidd.
  • Co-Principal Investigator “Health and Homelessness: A Look at our Young People Living on the Street” $3000 from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Cafe Scientifique Partners (2008-9). Co Principal Investigator Jean Hughes.
  • Principal Investigator, "Can you be healthy on the street? Young people speak out: A filmmaking knowledge mobilization project". $50,000 from Social Science and Humanities Research Council (May 2008-June 2009). Co-Principal Investigator Jean Hughes.
  • Principal Investigator, "Can you be healthy on the street? Young people speak out: A filmmaking knowledge mobilization project". $5,000 from NS Department of Health (May 2008-June 2009). Co-Principal Investigator Jean Hughes.
  • Principal Investigator, "Building Community: The Story of Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (SHYM)". $25,000 from Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (June 2008-July 2009). Co-Investigator Jean Hughes.
  • Principal Investigator, "Working within the Formal and Informal Economies: How Homeless Youth survive in Neo-liberal Times”. $50,000 from Human Resources and Social Development Canada (May 2008-March 2009). Co-Investigators Jean Hughes and Sean Kidd.
  • Principal Investigator, “Exploring the literature on programming for young mothers”. $10,480 from National Homelessness Initiative (February 1, 2007-March 31, 2007).
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Addressing Youth Homelessness: A Web-Based Strategy for Dissemination” $49,000 from Social Science and Humanities Research Council Dissemination Grant (January 2007-December 2007). Co-Principal Investigator Sean Kidd.

Selected Publications

  • Karabanow, J., and Kidd, S. (2014). Being Young and Homeless: Addressing Youth Homelessness from Drop-In to Drafting Policy (pp. 13-34). In Manal Guirguis-Younger, R. McNeil and S. Hwang (eds.) Homelessness and Health in Canada. University of Ottawa Press: Ottawa.
  • Frederick, T., Chwalek, M., Hughes, J., Karabanow, J., Kidd, S., Aube, C., Fenn, K., Naylor, T., Quirouette, M., Reynolds, A., and Sullivan, K. (2014). How Stable is Stable? Defining and Measuring Housing Stability. Journal of Community Psychology.  In press.
  • Jackson, L., Dykeman, M., Gahagan, J., Karabanow, J., Martin, F., and McWilliam, S. Key challenges in providing services to people who use drugs: the perspectives of people working in emergency departments and shelters in Atlantic Canada. In Press at Drugs: Education, Policy and Policy.
  • McWilliam, S., Jackson, L., Dykeman, M., Gahagan, J., Karabanow, J. (2013). Keeping the focus on safer practices: ‘A safer practice lens’. International Journal of Drug Policy, 24(5), pp. 508-509.
  • Naylor, T., Karabanow, J., Kidd, S., Frederick, T., Fenn, K. Does Do No Harm Mean Do No Good? Ethical Dilemmas in the Field and Longitudinal Research with Street Youth. Submitted to Qualitative Research.
  • Karabanow, J., Aube, C., Naylor, T. (In Press). From Place to Space: Exploring youth migration and homelessness in rural Nova Scotia. Journal of Rural and Community Development.
  • Kidd, S.A., Karabanow, J., Hughes, J., & Frederick, T. (2013). Brief Report: Youth pathways out of homelessness – preliminary findings. Journal of Adolescence, 36(6), 1035-7.
  • Karabanow, J. (2013). “See ya later, I guess: The ethical dilemmas of longitudinal team research”. Proceedings for Qualitative Health Research Conference, Halifax, NS. (October 27-29).
  • Karabanow, J. (2013). Street Youth Experience Different Stages in their transitions to leave the streets. Research Snapshots, York University, Knowledge Mobilization at York.
  • Karabanow, J. (2013). Exiting Street life: Youth Trajectories out of Homelessness. Proceedings for International Homelessness Research Conference, June 1-3, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Gaetz, S., Karabanow, J., O’Grady, B. (Eds.). (2013). Youth Homelessness in Canada: A Reader. Canadian Homelessness Research Network. Homeless Hub Publication (ebook).
  • Karabanow, J. and Ted Naylor (2013). Transitioning off the Street (p. 39-52). In Gaetz, S., O’Grady, B., Buccieri, K., Karabanow, J., and Marsolais, A (Eds.). Youth Homelessness in Canada: A Reader. Canadian Homelessness Research Network. Homeless Hub Publication, Toronto.
  • Karabanow, J. and Hughes, J. (2013). Building Community: The Story of Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (p. 111-130). In Gaetz, S., O’Grady, B., Buccieri, K., Karabanow, J., and Marsolais, A (Eds.). Youth Homelessness in Canada: A Reader. Canadian Homelessness Research Network. Homeless Hub Publication, Toronto.
  • Karabanow, J., Gurman, E., and Naylor, T. (2012) Street labor as an expression of survival and self-worth: Voices from youth in Guatemala City. In Press at Critical Social Work.
  • Karabanow, J. Transitioning off the Street. In Gaetz, S., Karabanow, J., O’Grady, B. (Eds.). Youth Homelessness in Canada: A Reader. Canadian Homelessness Research Network. Homeless Hub Publication (ebook). In Press
  • Karabanow, J. and Hughes, J. Building Community: The Story of Supportive Housing for Young Mothers. Gaetz, S., Karabanow, J., O’Grady, B. (Eds.). Youth Homelessness in Canada: A Reader. Canadian Homelessness Research Network. Homeless Hub Publication (ebook). In Press.
  • Gaetz, S., Karabanow, J., O’Grady, B. (Eds.). Youth Homelessness in Canada: A Reader. Canadian Homelessness Research Network. Homeless Hub Publication (ebook). In Press.
  • Karabanow, J., and Kidd, S. Being Young and Homeless: Addressing Youth Homelessness from Drop-In to Drafting Policy. In  Manal Guirguis-Younger (ed.) Homelessness and Health in Canada. In press at Sage.
  • Rock, L and Karabanow, J. and Manion, K. (2012).“Childhood and youth in international context: Life-course perspective” In Lyons, k., Hokenstad, M.C., Huegler, N., Pawar, M., Hall, N. (Eds.) Sage Handbook of International Social Work. (pp. 343-357) Sage: London.
  • Parker, J., Jackson, L., Dykeman, M., Gahagan, J. Karabanow, J. (2011). Access to harm reduction services in Atlantic Canada: Implications for non-urban residents who inject drugs. Health and Place.
  • Jackson, L., Dykeman, M., Gahagan, J. Karabanow, J., and Parker, J. (2011). Challenges and opportunities to integrating family members of injection drug users into harm reduction efforts within the Atlantic Canadian context. International Journal of Drug Policy, 22, pp. 385-392.
  • Karabanow, J, Carson, A., and Clement, P.(2010). Leaving the Streets: Stories of Canadian Youth. Fernwood Publishing Ltd: Halifax, NS.
  • Karabanow, J. (2010). “Using art to tell stories and build safe spaces: Transforming academic research into action.” Proceedings for the CRI Rethinking Homelessness International Conference, Montreal PQ, Oct 27-29.
  • Harbison, J.,Coughlan, S., Beaulieu, M., Karabanow, J., VanderPlaat, M., Wildeman, S. Wexler, E.. “Understanding ‘elder abuse and neglect’: A critique of assumptions underpinning responses to the mistreatment and neglect of older people”.  Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect (in press).
  • Karabanow, J., Hughes, J., Ticknor, J., Kidd, S., and Patterson, D. (2010). The Economics of Being Young and Poor: How Homeless Youth survive in Neo-liberal Times.  Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Vol. XXXVV11 (4), p. 39-64.
  • Karabanow, J., Hughes, J. and Kidd, S. (2010). Travailler pour survivre: exploration du travail des jeunes de la rue. [Working to Survive: Exploring street youth labor]. Criminologie, 43(1),7-29.
  • Karabanow, J. (2010) Street Kids as Delinquents, Menaces and Criminals: Another Example of The Criminalization of Poverty in D. Crocker and V.M. Johnson (Eds.), Poverty, Regulation, and Social Exclusion: Readings on the Criminalization of Poverty (pp.140-147). Halifax: Fernwood Publications.
  • Karabanow, J with Naylor, T. (2010). Being Hooked-Up: Exploring the Experiences of Street Youth with Information Communication Technology. In E. Dianne Looker and Ted Naylor (Eds.) Digital Diversity: Youth, Equity, and Information Technology (pp.161-178) Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press.
  • Jackson, L., Parker, J., Dykeman, M., Karabanow, J and Gahagan, J. (2010). The power of relationships: implications for safer and unsafe practices among injection drug users. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 17(3), 189-201.
  • Jacquie Gahagan, Lois Jackson, Jeff Karabanow, Margaret Dykeman. (2010). Injection Drug Users, Social Justice, and Health Research: The Ethics of Meaningful Inclusion. Proceedings for the American Public Health Association Public Meeting, Denver Colorado, Nov 6-10.

Academic Awards

2014

Faculty of Health Professions Senior Research Award

2011 - 2014

Nominated for Faculty of Health Professions Senior Research Award

2010

Who’s Who Achievement Listing

2008

Who’s Who Achievement Listing

2007

Distinguished Service Award
Dalhousie University Social Sciences and Humanities Research Ethics Board

2003

National Homelessness Initiative of the Government of Canada
(Plaque in honour of successfully receiving funding for project addressing homelessness.)