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.

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.

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

Emmanuel Chilanga's blog titled Understanding Urban Poverty: the Lived Experiences of ‘Incomplete House’-Sitters in Malawi has been published on the Hungry Cities Partnership website based at the University of Wilfrid Laurier. Great work Emmanuel! 

 

The February 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!

 

We are proud to announce the launch of a new publication, CRCF Illuminates Research, an infographic sheet which provides a brief summary of our members’ research and how it has impacted the well-being of children and families. The first issue, A New Lens in Child Protection Settings: The Trauma-Informed ARC Framework describes the work of Delphine Collin-Vézina and her research team on the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency project.