Publications By Jason Walker PsyD, PhD
The application of CISM within Indigenous Communities in Canada: Model considerations in the Indigenous context.
Life Net: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Walker, J., Wilson, J. & Chartrand, B. (2019). The application of CISM within Indigenous Communities in Canada: Model considerations in the Indigenous context. Life Net: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, 30(1), 10-11.
The Impact of Workplace Bullying
Walker, J., Philips, M. (2018) The Impact of Workplace Bullying. AWI Journal, 9(4), 1, 4-5.
Walker, J, & Stones, A. (2018). Impact of Workplace Bullying Amongst First Responders.
International Journal of Arts and Science Conference, Munich: Germany. July 2018.
Stones, A., & Walker, J (2018). Gender Differences In Education Modality Choice And
The Reasons For Returning To Study In Adult Population. Internal Journal of Arts and Science Annual Conference, Toronto: Canada. June 2018.
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to evaluate an employment-training program designed to support at-risk youth find work. This study examined youth living in a small urban area who were part of an on-reserve population and who participated in the Enhanced Service Delivery (ESD). This program was funded $300,000 by the Government of Canada and ran from April 2016 to March 2017. The Enhanced Service Delivery program was designed to help youth develop employment skills and improve their social and psychological wellbeing with a focus on culture. Results of this pre-and post-study demonstrate the successes and challenges faced by this population.
The results highlight the need for employment training programs to be holistic in addressing the social, psychological and economic well being of First Nation youth. This approach enables youth to overcome barriers and experience success in seeking meaningful employment.
Workplace bullying is a pervasive phenomenon where exposure to bullying leads to increasingly severe forms of aggression, incivility and social exclusion, which have long-term, systemic and individual impacts to targets of bullying and the organizations in which they work. Emergency service organizations by design are hierarchical in nature, creating power structures that can lead to increased potential for bullying. The purpose of this quantitative study, utilizing a correlational research design, was to examine the prevalence and impact of bullying experienced by first responders, and investigated the perceived impact of bullying on the participant’s mental health. This study addressed six hypotheses to examine whether years of service, position in the organization, and gender differences impact first responders as it relates to workplace bullying. One hundred and thirty-three first responders completed an online survey. The impact and prevalence of workplace bullying was measured by the Negative Acts Questionnaire –Revised (NAQ-R; criterion variable) and the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist (HSCL-25) was employed as the mental health screening instrument. Demographic information (i.e., age, gender) years of service and position in the organization were evaluated using advanced statistical measures including hierarchical multiple linear regression analysis and multiple linear regression analysis. Data found that of those individuals who participated in this study, 60% (six times the National average) had experienced workplace bullying and that there were statistically significant differences in the NAQ-R amongst different types of responders, with law enforcement showing a higher degree of bullying over other first responders and higher rates of anxiety as well as depression.
A review of the Saanich Police conversations program directed at reducing teen related death by way of drinking and driving. The study showed a reduction of drinking driving related deaths over a three-year period.
Child maltreatment is associated with a huge burden of suffering, yet there are serious gaps in knowledge about its epidemiology and approaches to intervention. This article describes the development of a proposed national research framework in child maltreatment, as requested by the Department of Justice, Canada, based on (1) a review of the literature, (2) consultation with experts, and (3) application of evaluation criteria for considering research priorities. The article identifies gaps in knowledge about child maltreatment in Canada and proposes a research agenda to make evidence-based policy decisions more likely. Although this work was driven by gaps in Canada’s knowledge about child maltreatment, the international scope of the review and consultation process could make the findings useful to broader research and policy audiences.
A review of web based learning policy and principles related to how Paramedics and first responders can learn by way of new technology. The study suggested that students learn as well if not better than traditional teaching measures. This was not reflected in skills based testing.
A review and framework for social policy and evaluation for the Government of BC Ministry of Health Services.