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Sue Harrison in charge of French courses for McGill HSS students

Sue Harrison is now the person in charge of the French courses for McGill HSS students at McGill French Language Centre (FLC) replacing Hélène Riel-Salvatore, who recently retired from her position. Previously, Sue was part of the  winning team behind Dialogue McGill’s Self Study Workbooks.

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Published: 9 Feb 2018

Kaasalainen and Sussman: Let's discuss end-of-life issues – now

Many people have been faced with critical decisions for family and friends who are at the end of their lives. This can stress and burden family members trying to navigate the social and health care systems even as they face impending loss and grief.

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Published: 31 Jan 2018

New volume of Global Perspectives on ADHD: Social Dimensions of Diagnosis and Treatment in Sixteen Countries, edited by Angela Filipe and colleagues

"Global Perspectives on ADHD", edited by CRCF member Angela Filipe and colleagues, is the first book to examine how this expanding public health concern is diagnosed and treated in 16 different countries. Showing how a medical diagnosis varies across contexts and time periods, this book explains how those distinctions shape medical interventions and guidelines, filling a much-needed gap by examining ADHD on an international scale....

Published: 18 Jan 2018

Congratulations to Tyson Kelsall & Melanie Doucet who have been awarded the CRCF Aging Out of Care Scholarship

The 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.

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Published: 18 Jan 2018

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.”

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

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