Helene Berman

Children's Health & Therapeutics Dr. Helene Berman
Associate Scientist
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Affiliations

Associate Scientist, Division of Children's Health & Therapeutics, Children's Health Research Institute
Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University

 

Research

Research Initiatives

  • Violence in the lives of girls and young women
  • Experience of uprooting, displacement and health in the lives of homeless girls, Aboriginal girls and newcomer girls in Ontario
  • The transition to motherhood among women who have experienced past trauma
  • Systemic and structural violence and the intersections among race, gender, class and health

Awards & Grants

Grants

Funding in support of "Promoting Health through Collaborative Engagement with Youth in Canada: Overcoming, Resisting, and Preventing Structural Violence" - Awarded by Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Team Grant - Violence, Gender and Health

Funding in support of "Promoting Health through Collaborative Engagement with Youth in Canada: Overcoming, Resisting, and Preventing Structural Violence" - Awarded by Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Team Grant - Development Grant

Funding in support of "Violence in the Lives of Muslim Girls and Women: An Invitational Symposium - Awarded by Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) - Meetings and Dissemination Grant

Funding in support of "A Socio-Spatial Analysis of the Effects of Public Policy and Resource Provision on Rates of Intimate Partner Violence" - Awarded by Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) - Programmatic Grant to tackle Health and Health Equity (Development Grant)

Funding in support of "Poverty and Mental Health: Issues, Challenges and Solutions" - Awarded by Ontario Mental Health Foundation

Funding in support of "An Investigation of Health Promotion and Health Literacy with Women in Conflict with the Law" - Awarded by SSHRC

Funding in support of "Embodied Trauma: The Influence of Past Trauma on Women during the Transition to Motherhood" - Awarded by Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Funding in support of "Violence in the Lives of Muslim Girls and Women: Developing a Research Agenda in the Canadian, Yemeni and East African Context" - Awarded by Western University Internal International Research Grant

Funding in support of "Toward an International Analysis of the Justice System Response to Intimate Opportunities Partner Violence" - Awarded by SSHRC International Opportunities Fund

Funding in support of "Violence in the Lives of Girls" - Awarded by SSHRC

Funding in support of "Canadian Observatory on the Justice System's Response to Intimate Partner Abuse" - Awarded by SSHRC (Strategic Research Grant)

Recent Publications

Publications

Promises of peace and development: mining and violence in Guatemala
Caxaj CS, Berman H, Restoule JP, Varcoe C, Ray SL
Advances in Nursing Science. 2013; 36(3):213-228

Community Health Promotion With People Who Are Experiencing Homelessness
Oudshoorn A (RN PhD), Ward-Griffin C (RN PhD), Poland B (PhD), Berman H (RN PhD), Forchuk C (RN PhD)
Journal of Community Health Nursing. 2013; 30:1, 28-41

 Burden of womanhood: Tamil women’s perceptions of coping with intimate partner violence
Kanagaratnam P, Mason T, Hyman I, Manuel L, Berman H, Toner B
Journal of Family Violence. 2012; 27(7):647-658

The health of women temporary agricultural workers in Canada: A critical review of the literature
Edmunds K, Berman H, Basok T, Ford-Gilboe M, Forchuk C
Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 2012; 43(4):68-91

Perceptions of Factors Contributing to Intimate Partner Violence Among Sri Lankan Tamil Immigrant Women in Canada
Hyman I, Mason R, Guruge S, Berman H, Kanagaratnam P, Manuel L
Health Care for Women International. 2011; 32:9,779-794

A Canadian model for building university and community partnerships: Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children
Jaffe P, Berman H, MacQuarrie B
Violence against Women. 2011; 17(9):1159-1175

Violence prevention and the Canadian girl child
Jiwani Y, Berman H, Cameron CA
International Journal of Child Youth and Family Studies. 2010; 1(2):134-156

Belonging among newcomer youth: Intersecting experiences of inclusion and exclusion
Caxaj S, Berman H
Advances in Nursing Science. 2010; 33(4):E17-E30

Gaining ground, losing Ground: The paradoxes of rural homelessness
Forchuk C, Montgomery P, Berman H, Ward-Griffin C, Csiernik R, Gorlick C, Jensen E, Riesterer P
Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 2010; 42(2):138-152

Uprooted and displaced: A critical narrative study of homeless, Aboriginal, and newcomer girls in Canada
Berman H, Alvernaz Mulcahy G, Forchuk C, Edmunds K, Haldenby A, Lopez R
Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 2009; 30:418-430

A narrative study of refugee women who have experienced violence in the context of war
Berman H, Irias Giron E, Ponce M
Canadian Journal of  Nursing Research. 2009; 41(1):144-165
[Article selected for reprint in CJNR 40th Anniversary Special Commemorative issue]

Women, Trauma and Alcohol Dependency: Connections and Disconnections in Alcohol Treatment for Women
Mulvihill D, Ford-Gilboe M, Csiernik R, Berman H (contributor), Forchuk C (contributor)
In: Women, Trauma and Alcohol Dependency: Connections and Disconnections in Alcohol Treatment for Women. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. 2009

Negative social experiences of university and college  students
Tremblay PF, Harris R, Berman H, MacQuarrie B, Hutchinson G, Smith M, Jelley J, Dearlove K
Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 2008; 38(3):57-75

Violence is an international language: Tamil women’s perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence
Mason R, Hyman I, Berman H, Guruge S, Kanaganatram P, Manuel L
Violence Against Women. 2008; 14(2):1397-1412

Rethinking notions of diversity in the context of homelessness
Csiernik R, Gorlick C, Berman H, Ray S, Forchuk C, Jensen E, Joplin L
Journal of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. 2008; 34(4)

Contact

Contact

Phone: (519) 661-2111, x85225
Email:  hberman [at] uwo [dot] ca
Website: http://www.uwo.ca/fhs/nursing/people/faculty/berman_h.html

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