Don Fuchs

Don Fuchs is a full professor at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. He has conducted extensive research on the role of social networks and social support in strengthen families' parenting ability and preventing child maltreatment. His current program of research focuses on creating profiles of children with disabilities (particularly FASD) who are in care, and examining the determinants which resulted in these children coming into care as well as their experiences while in care. He has also done extensive international social development work in Russia and Ukraine for the past twelve years as part of CIDA-funded projects. He is currently working on a social development project in Ghana.

He has served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba for eleven years, and was a founding participant in the development of the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium. He has been instrumental in the development of a BSW option in Child and Family Services at the University of Manitoba, and currently chairs the Graduate Program Committee of the Faculty of Social Work. Don currently supervises seventeen Master's students and five PhD students. He teaches in the areas of program evaluation, policy planning and program development, and community development.