Faculty & Staff


Monica Pauls

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Areas of Instruction
Research, Community Development, Program Planning, Child and Youth Care Practice

M.A., University of Calgary
B.A., University of Manitoba
Diploma, Mount Royal College

Phone: 403.440.8481
Email: mpauls@mtroyal.ca



Scholarly Interests

  • At-risk children and youth
  • Youth empowerment
  • Social movements and community change
  • Evaluation

Professional Community Service Interests

  • Evaluation
  • Community Development
  • Youth Justice

Research and Scholarly Projects

Peer Reviewed Publications
Pauls, M., Warthe, D.G. & Winterdyk, J. (2016). Preventing domestic violence: An international overview. In J. Winterdyk (Ed.) Crime Prevention: International Perspectives, Issues and Trends (pp. 115-146). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 

Pauls, M. & Smey Carston, C. (2016). The matter of care. Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 29(3), 82-90.

2015 Pauls, M. & Winterdyk, J. (2015). Family violence and abuse within a Canadian context. In P. O’Reilly & T. Fleming (Eds.), Violence in Canada. Canada: de Sitter Publications.

Hincks, C., Miller, A. & Pauls, M. (2013). The Grande Prairie PACT Program Evaluation: Discrepancy between model evaluation practice and constrained real world evaluation of crime prevention in small communities. The International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies, Volume 4. No.1, pp. 136-146.

Pauls, M. (2005). An Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET): Edmonton Police Service. The Canadian Review of Policing Research, Issue 2.

Non-peer Reviewed Publications
2005 Pauls, M. (2005). Empowering Communities. RCMP Gazette, Volume 67. No. 1, p. 36-37.

2010 A Review of Risk and Protection Factors of Criminality; An Overview of What Approaches Other Jurisdictions Have Taken; and An Overview of Successful Programs in North America from a Social Return on Investment Perspective (co-author). Report prepared for Alberta Justice.

2007 A Study of Perceptions and Experiences of Albertans Involved with Child Custody and Access (co-author). Report prepared for the Alberta Law Foundation.

2006 The Response to Elder Abuse in Alberta: Legislation and Victim Focused Services (co-author). Report prepared for the Department of Justice Canada and Alberta Solicitor General.

2006 Legislation, Existing Protocols and Best Practices Training for Service Providers and Caregivers of People with Developmental Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System (co-author). Report prepared for PDD Alberta Provincial Board and Alberta Community Development.



Our Experience with Digital Storytelling. Customized Digital Storytelling for Faculty of Health Community and Education, Mount Royal University.


Sharing Stories of Care.
Professional Development Event, Department of Child Studies and Social Work, Mount Royal University.


Who Cares? Exploring Understandings of Care in Practice. 
Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff, AB.


Journal of Empirical Legal Studies: journal referee.


Understanding Care in Professional Practice: Using Digital Storytelling with Child and Youth Care Students at Mount Royal University. 

CYCAA Provincial Conference, Calgary, AB.


Evaluating the Impact of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) in Child Support at the YWCA of Calgary Sheriff King Home.

2nd International Neurosequential Model Symposium, Banff, AB.


Exploring Understandings of Care Through the Use of Digital Storytelling. 

Early Learning and Child Care Essential Pieces Conference, Calgary, AB.


Who Cares? Exploring Student Understandings of Care in Practice. 

Canadian National Child and Youth Care Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Maybe It's About the Story. 

Mount Royal University, Faculty Lightening Talks, Calgary, AB.


Evaluating the Impact of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) in Child Support at the YWCA of Calgary Sheriff King Home.  

Poster at the FHCE Research and Scholarship Showcase, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB.


Who Cares? Exploring Care in Practice with Students in the Bachelor of Child Studies at Mount Royal University. 

Unity Through Relationship: Congruent Care Through Theory, Dialogue and Practice, Dublin, Ir


ACTS Workshop: Basic Guide to Program Evaluation: Preparing for Accountability and Sustainability (co-facilitator).

Edmonton Alberta.


Alberta Restorative Justice Conference 2012, “Diverse Voices: Responding Communities”: Basic Guide to Program Evaluation: Preparing for Accountability and Sustainability.

Calgary, Alberta.


University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, “Community Based Action Research for Social Change”: panelist.

Calgary, Alberta