Dr. Jan Stewart is a Professor in the Faculty of Education and Coordinator of Advanced Studies in Education at The University of Winnipeg. She just recently completed the Harvard Medical School Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Program.
Stewart is the lead investigator of a three-year national research program to study educational strategies and career development programs to support refugee and immigrant children and youth in Canada. The program is scheduled to end in 2018 and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), and Mitacs Canada.
Stewart has been the project lead for international research and teacher development programs in Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Uganda. She has conducted numerous seminars at national and international conferences on the needs and challenges of children who have been affected by conflict, violence, abuse, mental health issues, neglect, and human rights violations.
She is the author of The STARS Program, The Tough Stuff Series, The Anger Workout Book for Teens, and, most recently, Supporting Refugee Children: Strategies for Educators.