Delphine Collin-Vézina, Irene Beeman (conference coordinator), Denise Brend, Lise Milne and other presenters from the Complex Trauma Symposium: Canadian Perspectives and Initiatives - Symposium Trauma Complexe: Perspectives et initiatives canadiennes hosted by the CRCF in June.

Sacha Bailey (fourth from left) after having successfully completed her PhD oral defense, pictured with CRCF members Nicole Ives, Delphine Collin-Vézina, Nico Trocmé and Lucy Lach

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.


Nico Trocmé, Tonino Esposito, Jennifer Nutton, Barbara Fallon and colleagues have just published a new book chapter, Child Welfare Services in Canada in National Systems of Child Protection: Understanding the International Variability and Context for Developing Policy and Practice. More great research promoting effective services for vulnerable children and their families.


Hot off the presses! In this new article, Temporary placements: A crisis-management strategy for physically abused children?, co-authored by Tonino Esposito, the use of temporary placements is discussed with regards to the mandate of child-protection services and of certain etiological profiles of physical abuse.


A new publication, Gender Differences on Mental Health, Work-Family Conflicts and Alcohol Use in Response to Abusive Supervision co-authored by Biru Zhou, reveals how abusive supervision was positively related to psychological distress and work-family conflicts, but not the risk of alcohol use.