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  • Andreas Jud, a postdoctoral fellow from Switzerland presenting at a Research Seminar

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Centre for Research on Children and Families

The Centre For Research on Children and Families (CRCF) conducts and disseminates research on effective programs and policies for vulnerable children and youth and their families. The CRCF is affiliated with McGill's School of Social Work, hosts the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP) and is home to the RBC funded Children's Services Data Laboratory.


Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Child Welfare Research

Student Funding Opportunity: Participatory Research Training Fellowship (version française)

Job Opportunity: Lecturer for an introductory course in statistics for graduate students in social work

Featured Works

Thomson, W., Choosing to get better? A Canadian perspective on sector-led improvement in local children's services. Benchmarking for improvment (Nov. 2013), edited by Clive Grace. Solace Foundation Imprint.

Fallon, B., Trocmé, N., Fluke, J., Van Wert, M., MacLaurin, B., Sinha, V., Helie, S., & Turcotte, D. (2012). Responding to child maltreatment in Canada: Context for international comparisons. Advances in Mental Health, 11(1), 76-86.

Han, C. K., Rothwell, D. W. & Lin, E. (2012). Cash Transfers and Child Well-being in Singapore: An Exploratory Study of the School Pocket Money Fund.   Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22(1-2), 36-49. doi: 10.1080/02185385.2012.681143.

Jud, A., Fallon, B., Trocmé, N. (2012). Who gets services and who does not? Multi-level approach to the decision for ongoing child welfare or referral to specialized services. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 983-988.

MacIntosh, Heather B., (2012).  Dissociative Identity Disorder and the process of couple therapy.  Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. 14,(1).

Collin-Vézina, D., & Hébert, M. (2012). Victimisation sexuelle et troubles des conduites alimentaires : Les différentes facettes d’une relation complexe. In M. Hébert, M. Cyr, & M. Tourigny (Eds.), Les agressions sexuelles envers les enfants (pp. 91-130). Montréal, QC : Presses de l’Université du Québec.

Trocmé N. (2012) Child maltreatment and its impact on psychosocial child development: Epidemiology. Rev ed. MacMillan H, topic ed. In: Tremblay RE, Boivin M, Peters RDeV, eds. Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online]. Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development; 2012:1-5.

Sinha, V., Trocmé, N., Fallon, B. & MacLaurin, B., Fast E. et al. (2012).  The First Nations component of the 2008-Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect – Major Findings.  Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa. 


Research Watch

As a joint initiative with the CWRP, the CRCF launches a Research Watch, a periodical review of research articles published in the leading child welfare journals. The most relevant and well designed studies are summarized and disseminated through the CWRP's list of approximately 2,500 subscribers. The Research Watch team involves graduate students and faculty from the Universities of McGill and Toronto.

CRCF Research Seminar Series

The CRCF Research Seminars provide an opportunity for faculty, visiting scholars and graduate students to share and discuss their research. Presenters are encouraged to use the seminar to discuss preliminary results, data interpretation issues and methodological questions arising from their research.

For more information, please visit the Seminar page.

CRCF Graduate Student Travel Grants

The CRCF Graduate Student Travel Grants are competitive grants designed to support graduate student and postdoctoral fellows. The competition runs once a year, with a deadline of June 1. Applications must be made prior to travel. Application form is available online. For more information, contact Delphine Collin-Vezina.

CRCF Membership Application

CRCF Membership Application Form