Christina Bayes MSW (Master of Social Work) (Student)

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Christina Bayes holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Additionally, Christina is completing a Master of Social Work Degree from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, with a specialization in children and their families. Christina is passionate about supporting children and their families through challenging times and helping them to reach their goals.

Christina has experience in a residential setting through her work at a girl’s treatment home where she worked with children and youth who are survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. This experience included informal counselling with youth struggling with trauma, mental health issues, and addictions. In addition, Christina has volunteer experience working as a teacher’s assistant in a high school’s Practical and Academic Life Skills Program where she advocated for, and supported youth with a range of physical, developmental, and learning disabilities.

During her Bachelor of Social Work Degree, Christina’s first practicum was completed at Mareas Comprehensive Therapeutic Services for Children and Families, where she provided support to children and youth in therapeutic foster care. In this role, Christina worked with children to support them with a variety of needs including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental disabilities, as well as provided support to children struggling with trauma and mental health issues. Christina completed a second practicum at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), where she assisted with research and resource development to support the needs of patients and their families. In this position, Christina focused on research and resource development surrounding accessibility, Indigenous resources, interpreter services and health equity education.