More from Social Work News

classified as:
  • Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF)
  • School of Social Work

NEW BOOK by Professor Cindy Blackstock: Spirit Bear and Children Make History

Congratulations to McGill Social Work Professor Cindy Blackstock on her newly published book entitled “Spirit Bear and Children Make History”....
Published: 12 Dec 2017

CRCF Aging Out of Care Scholarship

The Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) was bequeathed a generous donation from Mr. Manuel Batshaw, a Canadian social worker who is best known for being the founder of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres (now part of the CIUSSS Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal). Using this donation, the CRCF has created the Aging Out of Care Scholarship in recognition of Mr. Batshaw’s life’s work and his specific interest in assisting children aging out of care....

Published: 29 Nov 2017

Professor Cindy Blackstock discusses ending discrimination against first nations children in the recently published book: Canada at 150 – Building a Free and Democratic Society.”

Professor Blackstock examines how structural racism and discrimination against first nations children persists in Canada. She points out that “we can achieve incremental change through the legal system, but meaningful reform requires Canadians to stop looking away.”

Published: 22 Nov 2017

NEW BOOK by Professor Myriam Denov: Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method, and Practice

NEW BOOK by Professor Myriam Denov: Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method, and Practice

Published: 16 Nov 2017

A Framework for Clinical Practice With Sexual and Gender Minority Asylum Seekers

McGill Social Work Professor Sarilee Kahn in collaboration with Edward J. Alessi from Rutgers Social Work has recently presented a Framework for Clinical Practice with Sexual & Gender Minority Asylum Seekers (SGMAS). The framework is informed by research on complex trauma, minority stress, acculturation/integration, and resilience.

Published: 16 Nov 2017

Nico Trocmé of McGill University discusses why identifying and treating child neglect can be so challenging


McGill Social Work Professor Nico Trocmé discusses with the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies why identifying and treating child neglect can be so challenging and emphasizes that child neglect is really a collective failure as opposed to a family failure.

For details, please read here.

Published: 16 Nov 2017

Child Sexual Abuse: Toward a Conceptual Model and Definition

McGill social work Professor Delphine Collin-Vezina in collaboration with Professor Ben Mathews from Queensland University of Technology has just published a paper proposing a new conceptual model for defining child sexual abuse.

For more information,  please see Journal


Published: 14 Nov 2017

Thousands march in family-friendly anti-racism protest

McGill Social Work students and faculty took part in the November 12th demonstration against hate and racism in response to Bill 62, Quebec government’s religious neutrality law, which forces veiled women to show their faces to receive public services....

Published: 14 Nov 2017

Congratulations to Nico Trocmé being named a Fellow by the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced the induction of 89 new Fellows, nine of whom are McGill researchers and scholars. The new group of Fellows will be formally inducted into the RSC on November 24, in Winnipeg.

Published: 8 Sep 2017

First longitudinal study in Quebec documenting the overrepresentation of First nations children in the youth protection system

In partnership with the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission , a team of researchers at the Centre of Research on Children and Families, including doctoral student Mireille De La Sablonnière-Griffin and Professor Vandna Sinha, have released a groundbreaking report on the trajectory of services offered to First Nations youth and compare it to the rest of the Quebec population.

Published: 11 Jul 2017

Amal Elsana Alhjooj selected for Einstein Legacy Project

Former fellow Amal Elsana Alhjooj, renowned in Israel for her activism on behalf of Bedouin Arab women, is now the Executive Director at the International Community Action Network McGill in Montreal. She has recently been chosen to be part of the Einstein Legacy Project, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. This project will feature the world’s first 3D-printed book entitled “Genius: 100 Visions of the Future”....

Published: 11 Jul 2017

Bear Witness Day brings awareness to Jordan's Principle

Spirit Bear is not a household name, but he has become the symbol of Jordan's Principle, a child's-first principle meant to ensure that First Nation children receive the health care they need without delays.

He is a small teddy bear who can often be seen posing alongside children's advocate Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

Published: 11 Jul 2017

A pillar of hope for the Middle East

With an estimated 1.4 million Syrian refugees, Jordan lies at the forefront of the refugee crisis. Many of those fleeing civil war in their homeland have made their way to Jordan’s capital, Amman; once there, many have been assisted by Al Waqa, an International Community Action Network (ICAN) centre established in east Amman in 2011 by Talal Qdah, MSW’02, a graduate of McGill’s internationally renowned ICAN program.

Published: 5 Jul 2017

Blackstock: Why does the government continue to discriminate against little kids?"

The death rates were 25 per cent per year rising to close to 50 per cent over three years. Dr. Bryce said the deaths could be prevented if Ottawa provided equitable health care to “Indians” and implemented other reforms, such as improving ventilation and decreasing over-crowding at schools.

The Government of Canada refused to spend the money and public outrage was not sufficient to force Ottawa into action.

Bryce called Canada’s conduct “a national crime.

Published: 14 Jun 2017