Associate Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Human Ecology Dept
345 Human Ecology Building
8905 - 116 St NWEdmonton ABT6G 2N1
Job/Research Area: Human development in the context of poverty and homelessness.
2008-2009: Graduate Research Fellowship, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
2008-2009: Edith M. Slabaugh Scholarship (Graduate Research) Florence Levy Miller and I. George Miller Memorial Scholarship, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
2008-2009: Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS), The Graduate School, The Ohio State University
2009: Jacobs Foundation International Travel Award, The Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado, April, 2009
2008: Travel Award, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
Dr. Dashora's research interests include: homelessness; poverty; child and adolescent development; participatory action research; and qualitative analysis. Primarily, her research focus is on marginalized populations such as homeless adolescents and families.
Dr. Dashora's research aims to empower marginalized adolescents and families and to intervene at individual and policy levels of the ecological system. In addition, Dr. Dashora is interested in examining socio-emotional behaviors (such as attachment, self-efficacy, and coping), mental health and well-being among homeless youth and families.
2015-16: Support for the Advancement of Scholarship (SAS) research grant - Impact of a transitional supportive housing on homeless youth: a pilot study - $4961
2012-13: Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness - Empowering homeless individuals in Fort McMurray - $10,000
Graduate students currently supervised and their research topics/areas
- Natasha Weber, M.Sc. (ongoing), Topic: Parent child mother goose program (Co-supervisor is Dr. Berna Skrypnek)
- Aynsley Pidgeon-Graham, M.Sc. (completed in 2014), Topic: LGBT Inclusive End of Life Services within Edmonton Inventory
- Traci Toszack, M.Sc. (completed in 2013), Topic: Mental health and wellness needs assessment within Energy Services
HECOL 313 - Family Dynamics
An introduction to family dynamics from the perspective of family theory. Changes in family dynamics across the life course will be examined using theoretical concepts, research, and practical application of concepts. Prerequisite: successful completion of *60.
HECOL 412 - Family Challenges
An in-depth exploration of several family challenges (e.g. addiction, homelessness, and childhood and adult abuse). An introduction to specific prevention and intervention approaches related to family challenges. Prerequisite: HECOL 313.
HECOL 610 - Review of Issues and Trends in Family Ecology and Practice
Content and philosophy of the study of the family from a human ecological perspective.
HECOL 612 - Family Challenges
An in-depth exploration of several family challenges (e.g., addiction and homelessness). An introduction to specific intervention approaches related to family challenges. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 412.