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PUBLICATIONS

Books

Ruiz-Casares, M. et Barazangi, Nimat H. (comp.) 2002. Feminisms and Action Research. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Participatory Action Research Network (CPARN).

Alvarez, B., et Ruiz-Casares, M. (Eds.) 1998. Evaluation and Education Reform: Policy options. Washington, DC: USAID/ABEL2/AED (also available in Spanish).

Álvarez, B., et Ruiz-Casares, M. (Eds.) 1997. Paths of Change. Washington, DC: USAID/ABEL2/AED (also available in Spanish).

Book chapters

Heidenreich, F., Ruiz-Casares, M, & Rousseau, C. 2009. The Psychosocial Consequences of Organized Violence on Children. In The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic, edited by Ruth Lanius, Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain. Cambridge University Press.

Ruiz-Casares, M., Kirmayer, L., Rousseau, C., and Guzder, J. (in process). Mental health and child well-being. In Handbook of Child Well-Being, edited by Asher Ben-Arieh, Ivar Frones, Ferran Casas, and Jill E. Korbin. Springer.

Ruiz-Casares, M. (2011). Building Trust, Enhancing Research: Carrying Out Fieldwork in Namibia. In Conducting Research Abroad: Positionality, Methodology, & Practice, edited by Lise-Hélène V. Trouilloud and Anjara Narayan. Lexington, MA: Lexington Press.

Ruiz-Casares, M. (in press).  Impact of HIV/AIDS policies on women in Namibia. In [HIV/AIDS policies globally: impact on women], edited by Josephine Allen and Andrea Parrot, Cornell University.

Ruiz-Casares, M. (in press) Undocumented. In Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health, edited by Sana Loue and Martha Sajatovic. Springer Science+Business

Ruiz-Casares, M. (in process) Knowledge without harm?: When follow-up support is not readily available . In Resolving ethical challenges in youth research, edited by Kitty te Riele & Rachel Brooks. Routledge.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2008. Namibia. In The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas, edited by Richard M. Juang and Noelle Morrissette. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, pp. 799-802.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2007. How did I become the parent? Gendered Responses to New Responsibilities Among Namibian Child Headed-Households. In Unraveling Taboos: Gender and Sexuality in Namibia, edited by Dianne Hubbard and Suzanne LaFont. Windhoek, Namibia: Legal Assistance Centre, pp.18-166.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2007. Namibia. In Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, edited by Tim Gall and Susan Gall. Cleveland, OH: Thomson Gale.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2005. Meeting Their Own Needs: A Study of Child-Headed Households in Namibia. In 3rd National Conference on Orphans and Vulnerable Children: “Are We Meeting the Needs of Our OVC?” Full Report. Windhoek, Namibia: Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Welfare.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 1997.  Reforma Educativa en España. In Senderos de Cambio, edited by Álvarez, B., and Ruiz-Casares, M. Washington, DC: USAID/ABEL2/AED (also available in English).

Peer reviewed articles

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2009. Between Adversity and Agency: Child and Youth-Headed Households in Namibia. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies, 4 (3), 238-248.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2009. Unintentional Childhood Injuries in Sub-Saharan Africa: an Overview of Risk & Protective Factors. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 20, 51-67.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2010. The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2008: How child-friendly are African governments? African Affairs, 109(434):163-164.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2010. Kin and Youths in the Social Networks of Youth-Headed Households in Namibia. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72(5), 1408-1425.

Ruiz-Casares, M. and Heymann, J. 2009. Children Home Alone Unsupervised: Modeling Parental Decisions and Associated Factors in Botswana, Mexico, and Vietnam. Child Abuse & Neglect, 33, 312-323.

Ruiz-Casares, M., Rousseau, C., Derluyn, I., Watters, C., and Crépeau, F. 2010. Right and Access to Health Care for Undocumented Children: Addressing the Gap Between  International Conventions and Disparate Implementations in North America and Europe. Social Science & Medicine, 70, 329–336.

Ruiz-Casares, M., Rousseau, C., Currie, J., & Heymann, J. (in press) “I hold on to my teddy bear really tight”: Results from a Child Online Survey on Being Home Alone. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Ruiz-Casares, M. & Rousseau, C. 2010. Between Freedom and Fear: Children’s Views on Home Alone. The British Journal of Social Work, 40(8), 2560-2577.

Ruiz-Casares, M., Thombs, B., and Rousseau, C. 2009. The Association of Single and Double Orphanhood with Symptoms of Depression Among Children and Adolescents in Namibia. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 18(6), 369-376.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2012. “When it’s just me at home, it hits me that i’m COMPLETELY ALONE”: An online survey of adolescents in self-care (in press). Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 146(1–2), 135–153 (Loneliness Special Issue).

Ruiz-Casares, M., Trocmé, N., & Fallon, B. (in press) Supervisory Neglect and Risk of Harm: Evidence from the Canadian Child Welfare system. Child Abuse & Neglect.

Ruiz-Casares, M., Rousseau, C., Laurin-Lamothe, A., Rummens, J.A., Zelkowitz, P., Crépeau, F., and Steinmetz, N. (in press) Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Children and Pregnant Women: The Paradox Between Values and Attitudes of Health Care Professionals. Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Research and Evaluation Reports

Allen, J.A., Cihlar, C., and Ruiz-Casares, M. 2001. Family Resolutions Project Evaluation 1998-2000. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Cooperative Extension. [authors listed in alphabetical order]

Fine, A. and Ruiz-Casares, M. 1997. The Prudential Youth Leadership Institute: Final Evaluation Report. Washington, DC: Innovation Network, Inc.

Fine, A. and Ruiz-Casares, M. 1996. The Family Place: Final Evaluation Report. Washington, DC: Innovation Network, Inc.

Fine, A. and Ruiz-Casares, M. 1996. The Family Place: Interim Evaluation Report. Washington, DC: Innovation Network, Inc.

Fine, A. and Ruiz-Casares, M. 1996. Ayuda: Final Evaluation Report. Washington, DC: Innovation Network, Inc.

Fine, A. and Ruiz-Casares, M. 1996. Ayuda: Interim Evaluation Report. Washington, DC: Innovation Network, Inc.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2011. Child Protection Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Central and Western Liberia. Monrovia, Liberia : Save the Children and USAID.

Ruiz-Casares, M., Lach, L., Rousseau, C., Sullivan, R., Drummond, J., and Beeman, I., 2011. Parenting for the promotion of adolescent mental health : Review of the literature. Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Ruiz-Casares, M., Lach, L., Rousseau, C., Sullivan, , Drummond, J., and R. Kolyn, L. 2012. Parenting for the promotion of adolescent mental health : Environmental Scan. Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Bibliographies and other publications

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2010. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: What is in there for us? OYO, Windhoek, Namibia: Ombetja Yehinga

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2010. Accès aux Soins Pour Enfants et Femmes Enceintes Sans Papiers. Le Fil Conducteur. Montreal, QC: CSSS de la Montagne.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2008. Annotated Bibliography: Forced Labor in Paraguay. Calverton, MD: Macro International (for the US Department of Labor).

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2008. Annotated Bibliography: Child Labor in Paraguay. Calverton, MD: Macro International (for the US Department of Labor).

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2007. Annotated Bibliography: Forced Labor in Burundi. Calverton, MD: Macro International (for the US Department of Labor).

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2005. Youth Suicide, OYO, Windhoek, Namibia: Ombetja Yehinga.

Ruiz-Casares, M. 2003. Masturbation and Law: Private Behavior or Public Order? OYO, Windhoek, Namibia: Ombeya Yehinga

Presentations

Scientific Meetings

Ruiz-Casares, M. & Trocmé, N. Failure to supervise and injuries in the Canadian child welfare system. 3rd International Society for Child Indicators Conference, University of York, UK July 27-29, 2011.

Laurin-Lamothe, A., Rousseau, C., Ruiz-Casares, M., Rummens, J.A., Zelkowitz, P., Crépeau, F., and Steinmetz, N. Access to health care for undocumented migrant children and pregnant women: Professional perceptions in Montreal. Canadian Association of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) 2011: Human Rights Challenges, Montreal, QC, May 11-13, 2011.

Rousseau, C., Ruiz-Casares, M., Laurin-Lamothe, A., Rummens, J.A., Zelkowitz, P., Crépeau, F., and Steinmetz, N. Access to health care for undocumented migrant children and pregnant women: Professional perceptions in Montreal. 1st International Conference on Cultural Psychiatry in the French speaking world, Paris, France, April 18-20, 2011.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Children’s Experiences Home Alone: Results of a Canadian On-Line Survey. International Conference, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, UK, 16-18 June 2010

Ruiz-Casares, M. Impact of HIV/AIDS Policies on Women in Namibia. Colloque sur les bonnes pratiques de recherché en santé mondiale, Réseau de recherché en santé des populations du Québec, Montréal, QC 1 June 2010

Ruiz-Casares, M. Migrant Access to Health Care: Canada and Other Countries. 12ème congrès national de Métropolis. Montréal, QC 18-21 March 2010

Ruiz-Casares, M. Measuring (In)adequate Child Care: Early lessons for research & action 2ème conférence, International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI). Sidney, Australia, 4-5 November 2009

Ruiz-Casares, M. Children’ Views on Self-Care & Domestic Tasks in Montreal. Children as Experts in their Own Lives Symposium, Sidney. Australia, 3 November 2009

Ruiz-Casares, M. Factors Leading to Self-Care: Lessons Learned from Working Families in Botswana, Mexico, and Vietnam.  UNICEF & Egyptian Government--International Conference: “Child Poverty and Disparities: Public Policies for Social Justice”. Cairo, Egypt, 19-20 January 2009.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Children Home Alone: Modeling parental decisions & associated factors in Botswana, Mexico, and Vietnam. American Evaluation Association Annual Conference. Denver, CO, November 2008

Ruiz-Casares, M. Assessing Children’s Psychological Wellbeing in Namibia: Lessons for Research, Policy & Service Delivery. 1ère conférence, International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI). Chicago, IL, 26-28 June 2007.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Struggling but not Alone: Social Networks of Children Heads of Household in Namibia. 26ème colloque, International Sunbelt Social Network. Vancouver, BC, 24-30 April 2006.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Wealth in People: Strengthening the Social Networks of Child-Headed Households in Namibia. Joint Conference of the Canadian Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association. Toronto, ON, 26-29 October 2005.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Strengthening the Capacity of Child-Headed Households to Meet Their Own Needs: A Social Networks Approach. 3rd African Conference SAHARA (Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance). Dakar, Senegal, 10-14 October 2005.

Hittleman, M. and Ruiz-Casares, M. Creating curricula: Participatory approaches to professional development within the university. 10th World Conference, Participatory Action Research (PAR) and 6th Action Learning, Action Research & Process Management (ALARPM) Conference. Pretoria, South Africa, 21-24 September 2003.

Ruiz-Casares, M. and Cihlar, C. Family Resolutions Project Evaluation. 15th Annual Edward F. Kelly Conference. Toronto, ON, 31 March 2001.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Participatory Planning & Evaluation of PAR Learning. 9th World Conference, Participatory Action Research (PAR) and 5th Action Learning, Action Research & Process Management (ALARPM) Conference. Ballarat, Australia, 10-13 September 2000.

Ruiz-Casares, M. The European Dimension in Education. 11th Annual Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars Conference. Washington, DC, 3-5 April 1997.

Invited Lectures

Ruiz-Casares, M. Ethical Issues in Data Collection. Introduction to Survey Research (EDUC 191X/291X), Stanford University School of Education, January 26, 2012.

Ruiz-Casares, M. and Lach, L. Soutenir les parents pour la santé mentale des adolescents: Les leçons apprises et des pratiques novatrices dans un milieu multicultural. Centre de recherche et de formation (CRF) du CSSS de la Montagne. Montréal, QC December 13, 2011.

Ruiz-Casares, M. “It Makes Our Children Loose”: Children’s Rights Challenges and Dilemmas in Liberia. Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, McGill Law School. Montréal, QC November 7, 2011.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Le manque de surveillance parentale: les perspectives des enfants seuls à la maison à Montréal. Centre de recherche et de formation (CRF) du CSSS de la Montagne, Montréal, QC September 23, 2010.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Supporting child-headed households in Namibia: Building on strengths and meaningful relations, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague, June 24, 2010

Ruiz-Casares, M. Children home alone or inadequately supervised in Montreal and across Canada. Center for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) Seminar Series, McGill University, Montréal, QC March 31, 2010.

Ruiz-Casares, M., Morantz, G. and Schrewe, B. New to Canada? Responding to the Needs of Undocumented Families and Refugee Claimants. Paediatric Medical Grand Rounds, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Center. Montréal, QC February 3, 2010.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Troubles dépressifs et statut d’orphelin en Namibie: apports et limites de la psychiatrie transculturelle. School of Social Work, Ottawa University. Ottawa, 26 November 2009

Ruiz-Casares, M. Les enfants seul(e)s à la maison: les expériences des parents et des enfants dans différents pays. Transcultural Research and Intervention Team, McGill University. Montréal, 7 December 2009

Ruiz-Casares, M. Les soins de santé des enfants migrants en situation irrégulière: Écarts entre les droits et l'accès. Centre de recherche et de formation (CRF) du CSSS de la Montagne. Montréal, QC 11 June 2009.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Promoting child and adolescent mental health in the context of HIV/AIDS: Measuring Depression in Namibia. Culture & Mental Health Research Meeting, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University. Montréal, 9 April 2008

Ruiz-Casares, M. Strengthening Social Support & Wellbeing of Children Without Parental Care: Lessons for Policy and Practice. Tomlinson Talks, McGill University. Montréal, QC 2 April 2008.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Impact of AIDS & Orphanhood on Families in Namibia. UNICEF Childhood & AIDS Conference. La Villette, Paris, France. 15 June 2006.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Child-Headed Households in Namibia: Implications for Policy. Institute for African Development, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY, 2 February 2006.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Bridging the Gap Between Research, Policy & Intervention: Orphans and Vulnerable Children. 3rd African Conference SAHARA (Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance). Dakar, Senegal, 10-14 October 2005.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Perspectives on the Impact of the AIDS Pandemic: The case of Namibia. Department of Policy Analysis & Management, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY, 22 September 2005.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Gender Inequalities and AIDS in Africa. Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies Program, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY, 6 September 2005.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Meeting Their Own Needs: A Study of Child-Headed Households in Namibia. 3rd  National OVC Conference, Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Welfare. Windhoek, Namibia, 9-11 February 2005. (Keynote)

Ruiz-Casares, M. Policy Implications of the AIDS pandemic, with a focus on children and families. Department of Policy Analysis & Management, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY, 31 August 2004.

Ruiz-Casares, M. “Are They Really Alone?” An Exploration of the Social Networks of Child-Headed Households in Northern Namibia. Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Welfare. Windhoek, Namibia, June 2004.

National Task Force on Educationally Marginalized Children, Ministry of Basic Education, Sports, and Culture. Windhoek, Namibia, June 2004.

Multidisciplinary Research and Consultancy Centre, University of Namibia. Windhoek, Namibia, May 2004.

Ruiz-Casares, M. HIV/AIDS and Orphanhood in Sub-Saharan Africa. Department of Policy Analysis & Management, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY, 11 February 2004.

Ruiz-Casares, M. Feminisms & Action Research (Roundtable). Conférence "A Dialogue with Patricia McGuire: Feminisms and the Academy", Cornell Participatory Action Research Network (CPARN), Cornell University. Ithaca, NY, 26 January 2002.

Pelletier, D., Alexis, J-M., and Ruiz-Casares, M. Approaches for integrating the Right-to-Know (RTK) Project into the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office’s (ESARO) communication strategy. UNICEF's East and South Africa Region (ESAR) Network Meeting. Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 11-15 March 2002.