These are students enrolled in the Licentiate in Safeguarding program at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, along with Dr. Delphine Collin-Vézina. They come from 5 different continents. Dr. Collin-Vézina participated in the development of the program and is an instructor of lectures on ‘assistance and therapy of sexually abused children and adolescents’.

Dr. Christine Courtois presented at the Complex Trauma Symposium 2019 - Canadian Perspectives and Initiatives, held in Montreal in June and sponsored by the CRCF. 

Dr. Bruce Perry presented at the Complex Trauma Symposium 2019 - Canadian Perspectives and Initiatives, held in Montreal in June and was sponsored by the CRCF. The 2 day symposium offered 24 different workshops to it's 300 participants.

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.

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

The 2020 International Foster Care Organization - Close Ties: Relationships at the Heart of Child and Family Wellness conference will be hosted at McGill from June 25-28. 🐦Early Bird 🐦Registration has been extended to January 31st! Click here to register.

 

Another issue of On the Radar has been published! "Social Support and Coping with PTSD" was written by Jared M. Davis and Stephen Ellenbogen. In this scoping review, research is presented on the beneficial effects of social support in preventing or reducing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related issues. Click here to read the article. 

 

Matt Danbrook was interviewed by CTV news about the annual tradition of taking family photos with Santa. Click here to read the article, "Should you ever force your kid to sit on Santa's lap?"