Ph.D University of Toronto
MSW(Adv) University of Toronto
MSW University of Mumbai
B.EdUniversity of Toronto
Dr Saldanha’s main research and practice interests focus on homelessness, marginalized youth, behavioral health, culturally relevant practice, and the development of qualitative research methods where power and ownership rest with participants themselves. His pedagogical style employs participative and collaborative instructional methods. He has an extensive history of international practice with youth in diverse settings.
SWRK 200: Human Diversity and Social Justice
SWRK 409: Social Work with Groups
SWRK 451: Practice with People of Color
SWRK 488/489: Field Experience I & II
SWRK 591: Interprofessional Perspectives in Human Development
SWRK 630: Action Research
SWRK 670: Social Work Services in Schools
SWRK 695/696: Advanced Field Practice I & II
Saldanha, K., & McGowan, K. (2015). On discussions of Westerns, Cowboys and Indians: But ought there to be included a Native American perspective too? International Review of Qualitative Research, 8: 363–378. DOI: 10.1525/irqr.2015.8.3.363.
Saldanha, K. (2015). Promoting and developing direct scribing to capture the narratives of homeless youth in special education. Journal of Qualitative Social Work, 14:794-819. DOI: 10.1177/1473325015570690.
Saldanha, K. (2015). Interventions for runaway and homeless youth: Stepping back and critically summarizing the social responses. Indian Journal of Social Work, 76 (3):379-406.
Saldanha, K. & Klopfer, L. (2014). “On seeing monkeys, cows and beggars: Between ethnography and tourism.” Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, 14: 324-332. DOI: 10.1177/1532708614530303.
Saldanha, K. & Parenteau, D. (2013). “Well, if you can’t smile you should go home!”: Experiences and reflective insights on providing night outreach to young sex trade workers. Children & Youth Services Review, 35: 1276-1283. DOI: 10.1016/j/childyouth.2013.04.015.
Scholarly and Practice Interests:
Homelessness, at-risk youth, children’s mental health, health and social disparities, critical race theory, culturally competent practice, qualitative research methods, and social work practice in schools.