Role: Co-Founder and Co-Director, YWL
Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work; Affiliated Researcher, Children’s Data Network, University of Southern California, California Child Welfare Indicators Project, University of California, Berkley
Bryn King, MSW, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and the Co-Director of the Youth Wellness Lab. She is also an affiliated researcher at the Children’s Data Network, University of Southern California and the California Child Welfare Indicators Project, University of California, Berkeley. She received her doctorate from the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. King has over 16 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, but much of her practice focused on addressing the behavioral health impact of maltreatment and violence among children, adolescents, and adults. At the broadest level, her research examines the epidemiology, service involvement, and outcomes of children and youth who are maltreated and come to the attention of the child protective system in North America. More specifically, she has assessed differences in clinical presentation and investigation outcomes across gender, race/ethnicity, and other key demographic and maltreatment characteristics and examined the likelihood, risk factors, and experiences of early childbirth and parenting among adolescents involved with the child protective system.