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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

Amal Elsana Alhjooj selected for Einstein Legacy Project

Former fellow Amal Elsana Alhjooj, renowned in Israel for her activism on behalf of Bedouin Arab women, is now the Executive Director at the International Community Action Network McGill in Montreal. She has recently been chosen to be part of the Einstein Legacy Project, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. This project will feature the world’s first 3D-printed book entitled “Genius: 100 Visions of the Future”....

Published: 11 Jul 2017

Bear Witness Day brings awareness to Jordan's Principle

Spirit Bear is not a household name, but he has become the symbol of Jordan's Principle, a child's-first principle meant to ensure that First Nation children receive the health care they need without delays.

He is a small teddy bear who can often be seen posing alongside children's advocate Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

A pillar of hope for the Middle East

With an estimated 1.4 million Syrian refugees, Jordan lies at the forefront of the refugee crisis. Many of those fleeing civil war in their homeland have made their way to Jordan’s capital, Amman; once there, many have been assisted by Al Waqa, an International Community Action Network (ICAN) centre established in east Amman in 2011 by Talal Qdah, MSW’02, a graduate of McGill’s internationally renowned ICAN program.

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Published: 5 Jul 2017

Blackstock: Why does the government continue to discriminate against little kids?"

The death rates were 25 per cent per year rising to close to 50 per cent over three years. Dr. Bryce said the deaths could be prevented if Ottawa provided equitable health care to “Indians” and implemented other reforms, such as improving ventilation and decreasing over-crowding at schools.

The Government of Canada refused to spend the money and public outrage was not sufficient to force Ottawa into action.

Bryce called Canada’s conduct “a national crime.

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Published: 14 Jun 2017

Congratulations to Cindy Blackstock named winner of the Broadbent Institute's 2017 Jack Layton Progress Prize

The Broadbent Institute, Canada’s leading progressive, independent organization championing change through the promotion of democracy, equality and sustainability, has honoured McGill faculty member, Professor Cindy Blackstock who was named winner of the 2017 Jack Layton Progress Prize.

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Published: 19 Apr 2017

When children see war as better than peace

For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period.

That finding emerges from a new study of children born to mothers who were abducted, held captive, and sexually violated by members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group led by Joseph Kony during the civil war in northern Uganda from 1986 to 2007.

Published: 11 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Heather MacInthosh for being selected for the 2017 H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching

Heather MacIntosh's award reflects her outstanding teaching in the Masters in Couple and Family Therapy, and in particular her integration of drama students from the department of English who play simulated couples and families. These simulations allow CFT students the opportunity to experience the full range of the treatment process from alliance building and assessment to intervention and termination. 

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Published: 30 Mar 2017

Congratulations Heather for being selected for the 2017 H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching

Heather’s award reflects her outstanding teaching in the Masters in Couple and Family Therapy, and in particular her integration of drama students from the department of English who play simulated couples and families....

Published: 30 Mar 2017

Youth in foster care should be nurtured and supported past the age of majority, article written by Melanie Doucet in Policy Options

See what Melanie Doucet, a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar, a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, a doctoral candidate at McGill University’s School of Social Work, and a former youth in care had to say in the article published in “Policy Options” on March 9, 2017.

Published: 10 Mar 2017

Save the dates for our upcoming Invited Lectures

SAVE THE DATES

All lectures will be held @ 1:00-2:00 pm (#326 or #118, TBC) Appointments with candidates possible @ noon-1 pm or 3:30 – 5 pm (TBC) RSVP to Yong Hong @ yong.feng [at] mcgill.ca for attendance & appointments.

The School of Social Work is currently recruiting one (1) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Practice with Individuals, Families & Groups.

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Published: 9 Mar 2017

Congratulations to Prof. Wanda Gabriel, newly appointed Assistant Professor

Ms. Wanda Gabriel is a citizen of Kanehsatake (Oka) Kanieke’ha:ke nation.  She holds an MSW degree from McGill University.  Additionally Ms....

Published: 24 Feb 2017

We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice Screening

The School of Social Work hosted the first official event with new faculty member Dr. Cindy Blackstock on Thursday, January 19, 2017. McGill University screened the NFB and one of Canada's most distinguished filmmaker’s film: Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s most recent film We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice.

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Published: 17 Feb 2017

McGill Social Work Community in Action: in response to the tragic event in Quebec City on January 29, 2017

McGill Social Work Community in Action: in response to the tragic event in Quebec City on January 29, 2017:

Tuesday, January 31:

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Published: 16 Feb 2017

The First Peoples and Social Work Class Featured Guest Lecturer Cindy Blackstock

The First Peoples and Social Work Class Featured Guest Lecturer Cindy Blackstock

The First Peoples and Social Work class featured guest lecturer Cindy Blackstock, who provided an indepth introduction into Canadian Aboriginal Child Welfare.  She also focused on Have a Heart day and I am a Witness advocacy ecampaigns at the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada.

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Published: 7 Feb 2017

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