Dr. Kiaras Gharabaghi, Ph.D.

Director and Associate Professor

Ryerson University


Dr. Gharabaghi’s research and writing have focused on residential care and treatment, community-based service systems and organizational change in Canada, the US, and around the world. All of his work is informed by 25 years of professional experience in child welfare and youth mental health as well as over one thousand conversations with young people involved in child welfare, youth justice, child & youth mental health and homelessness services. His latest book, A Hard Place to Call Home: A Canadian Perspective on Residential Care and Treatment is available from Canadian Scholars Press.