CRCF members presented at the 2019 International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) conference in New York. Pictured are CRCF members Jacqui Liljequist, Aviva Segal, Denise Brend, Delphine Collin-Vézina and Irene Beeman along with Christine Forner, chair of the ISSTD board of directors. CRCF member Heather MacIntosh also presented.

A Sioux Star Quilt, made by Mary Brink, Hunkpati Dakota, was gifted to the CRCF in February 2018 by Dr. Nancy Lucero, Choctaw, a Native American scholar and researcher who's work centers on American Indian child protection practices, which she coordinates from the Bulter Institute in Denver, Colorado.

Gail Teachman presented her work titled "Dis/Articulating conceptions of ‘voice’ in qualitative inquiry" to the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group in March.

Dr. Nancy Lucero, an indigenous scholar from the University of Denver, presented a CRCF research seminar on February 14th. Ben Geboe, Yankton Sioux, Denzel Sutherland-Wilson, Gitksan First Nation and Matt Coutu-Moya, Métis, opened the meeting with a drumming ceremony.

CRCF team, summer 2017

Centre for Research on Children and Families

The McGill Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) is home to cutting-edge research on effective programs and policies for children and their families. The CRCF brings together 25 faculty members who lead 30 different projects, provides training to 40 graduate students yearly, and offers a unique platform to develop local, national and international collaborations with academic and non-academic milieus. The CRCF is affiliated with McGill's School of Social Work, and is home to the Royal Bank of Canada-funded Children's Services Data Laboratory. CRCF is also one of the main partners in Child Welfare Research PortalCRCF members are actively committed to pursuing research that aims to significantly impact the lives of children, youth, and families.

CRCF News

Delphine Collin-Vézina is currently seeking 2 research assistants (RAs) for part-time work over the summer. The RAs will be transcribing French audio interviews so applicants must be fluent in French. Click here for more information. If you are interested, please send your application to Pamela Weightman pamela.weightman [at] mcgill.ca

 

Congratulations to Melanie Doucet, PhD Candidate at the McGill School of Social Work, who is one of the 2019 Top 25 SSHRC Storytellers finalists! See & hear her present her research at the SSHRC Storytellers Showcase at the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities on June 3 at UBC. 

 

Child Welfare League of Canada has issued a call for young artists and designers to design their International Foster Care Organization conference logo. Express your interest by April 26th. Click here for more information. 

 

The April issue of CRCF News, a monthly update about calls for papers and proposals, conferences and trainings, job opportunities, new research and other news of interest to the CRCF community, has just been released! Spread the word! Share widely!