Thompson Rivers University

Jackie Stokes

Name: Dr. Jackie Stokes
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: (250) 371 5769


Jackie has taught in Human Service and Social Work programs for 15 years. Her interests are in generalist small community practice, with a special interest in addictions and child welfare services. Her practice and research has been primarily focused in the Mezzo area of practice and is also interested in the social service management issues.

Jackie has also written curriculum for several social work, substance use, and mental health open learning courses.

Research Interests

Jackie's most recent research focus was in decision-making in child welfare. She is continuing to research using the factorial survey methodology in the areas of substance use. She also researches in the area of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, with a particular interest of how students incorporate values in their decision-making. Other research has been completed in foster care and small community practice.


Jackie received a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D) from Simon Fraser University in 2009. She completed her MSW at UNBC in 1996 and a BSW at UBC in 1985.


Stokes, J. (2016). Child neglect decision making: Missed opportunities. In A. Giardino (Ed.), Child maltreatment: Emerging issues in practice, care and prevention (pp XX-XX). New York:Nova Science. (IN PRESS)

Stokes, J. & Taylor, J. (2014). Does Type of Harm Matter? A Factorial Survey Examining the Influence of Child Neglect on Child Protection Decision-making. Child Care in Practice, 20(4), 383-398. DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2014.905456

Stokes, Jacqueline, & Schmidt, Glen. (2012). Child Protection Decision Making: A Factorial Analysis Using Case Vignettes. Social Work, 57(1), 83-90. doi: 10.1093/sw/swr007

Stokes, J. & Schmidt, G. (2011). Race, Poverty and Child Protection Decision Making. British Journal of Social Work. 1-17. Doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcr009.

Stokes, J. (2011). Mentoring the development of reflective practice in decision-making. Research to Practice Network, CORBC.

Stokes, J. (2010). Decision making in child protection. Perspectives, 32 (2), 18-19.

Isaac, B. & Stokes, J. (1997). Northern communities-southern bureaucracies: Power imbalances within hinterland services to children. In R. Delaney, K. Brownlee, and K. Zapf (Eds.). Strategies for Northern Social Work Practice. Thunder Bay, Ontario: Centre for Northern Studies, Lakehead University.

Ternowetsky, G. & Stokes, J. (1997). Child and family poverty. Report on the Quality of Life in Prince George. Prince George: Healthy Communities Committee.

Stokes, J. & Ternowetsky, G. (1997). Child Welfare in Northern, Remote, and Rural Communities: An Annotated Bibliography. Prince George: UNBC, Child Welfare Research Centre.

Employment History

Jackie has been an Assistant Professor at TRU since July 2012. Previous to that she was with the College of New Caledonia for 8 years as a faculty member and also a Dean.

From 1998 to 2004 Jackie was a Manager with the Ministry for Children and Families in a variety of child welfare and addictions management positions.

Prior to 1998, Jackie was a substance use counsellor, children's mental health counsellor and an executive director in a non-profit agency.

Courses Taught

HUMS 2060: Foundations of Social Service Work
CYCA 2500: Special Topics: Introduction to Substance use
HUMS 1580: Orientation to Field Work
CYCA 2620: Introduction to Self in Groups
HUMS 2120: Introduction to Social Welfare
HUMS 2600: Human Service Diploma Practicum

At College of New Caledonia
SOC 230: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Families
SSWK 196: Practicum and Practicum Seminar
SSWK 242: Community Development
SSWK 271: Health and Wellness Self Care Lab
SSWK 145: Communication and Interpersonal Relationship Skills
SSWK 195: Issues and Principles of Fieldwork & Community Seminar
SSWK 263: Chemical Dependency

At University of Northern BC
XMHA 114: Community and Intervention Practicein Mental Health
XSWK 110: Introduction to Mental Health and Addictions
XMHA 112: Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Mental Health and Addictions
SOCW 420: Family and Child Welfare Policy (UNBC)
SOCW 441: Social Work and Substance Abuse
SOCW 420: Family and Child Welfare Policy
UNBC Social Work Philosophy and Ethics
UNBC Field Education
UNBC Communication in the Human Services
UNBC Directed Readings in Clinical Practices
UNBC Preparation for Practicum

Professional Affiliations

Jackie is a registered social worker and is an elected board member of the British Columbia College of Social Workers; she is also a member of the BC Association of Social Workers.


Description Day Start End
Search To Top