Selected publications that are related to childhood ethics, published by members of the VOICE team, are listed below. The names of previous and current members of the VOICE team are highlighted in bold characters. For a more complete listing of each researcher’s work, consult his/her respective website.

Principal overview paper on Childhood Ethics

Childhood disability

  • Teachman, G. & Gibson, B. E. (2018). Integrating visual methods with dialogical interviews in research with youth who use augmentative and alternative communication. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Advance online publication.
  • Teachman, G.(2017). Optimizing interviews with disabled children and youth. In P. Liamputtong (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences. London, UK: Springer. Advance online publication:
  • Teachman. G., McDonough, P., Macarthur, C., & Gibson, B. E. (2017). A critical dialogical methodology for conducting research with disabled youth who use augmentative and alternative communication. Qualitative Inquiry, 24(1), 35-44.
  • Carnevale, F.A. (2014). Une perspective éthique sur le soutien aux familles d'enfants atteints de conditions chroniques complexes. In: M. Champagne, S. Mongeau, & L. Lussier, Le soutien aux familles d’enfants gravement malades: regards sur des pratiques novatrices. Montréal: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 197-212.
  • Stephens, L., Ruddick, S., & McKeever, P. (2014). Disability and Deleuze: An Exploration of Becoming and Embodiment in Children's Everyday Environments. Body & Society. Published online 21 July 2014, DOI: 10.1177/1357034X14541155
  • Teachman,G., Mistry, B., & Gibson, B. E. (2014). Doing Qualitative Research with People who have Communication Impairments. In SAGE Research Methods Cases [Online Repository]. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd.
  • Teachman, G., & Gibson, B. E. (2013). Children and youth with disabilities: Innovative methods for single qualitative interviews. Qualitative Health Research, 23(2), 264-274
  • Hunt, M & Carnevale, F. A. (2012). Exploring disability through the lens of moral experience. Physical Therapy Reviews, 17(6), 369-373.
  • Gibson, B. E., Carnevale, F. A., & King, G. (2012). "This is my way": Reimagining disability, in/dependence and interconnectedness of persons and assistive technologies. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(22):1894-1899.
  • Carnevale, F. A., Alexander, E., Davis, M., Rennick, J. E., & Troini, R. (2006). Daily living with distress and enrichment: The moral experience of families with ventilator assisted children at home. Pediatrics, 117(1), e48-60.
  • Glass, K., & Carnevale, F. A. (2006). Decisional challenges for children requiring assisted ventilation at home. HEC Forum, 18, 207-221.

Childhood education

  • Shariff, S., & Retter, C. (2012). Confronting cyberbullying: Defining the lines between ethical choices and jail terms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Legal Department.
  • Shariff, S. (2009). Confronting cyberbullying: What schools need to know to control misconduct and avoid legal consequences. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Shariff, S., & Churchill, A. (Eds.). (2009). Truths and myths of cyber-bullying: International perspectives on stakeholder responsibility and children’s safety. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Shariff, S. (2008). Cyberbullying: Issues and solutions for the school, the classroom, and the home. Abington, Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge (Taylor & Frances Group).
  • Shariff, S. (2006). Cyber-dilemmas: Balancing free expression and learning in the virtual school environment. International Journal of Learning, 12(4), 269-278.

Child health care

Child law

  • Shauna Van Praagh et al, « Learning from JJ: An Interdisciplinary Conversation about Child Welfare, Health Care, and Law » (2018) 12 : 1 RD & santé McGill 123.
  • Campbell, A., Carnevale, M., Jackson, S., Carnevale, F. A., Collin-Vézina, D., & Macdonald, M. E. (2011). Child citizenship and agency as shaped by legal obligations. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 23(4), 489-512.
  • Van Praagh, S. (2009). Magie, contes et sortilèges : Le droit à l’écoute de l’enfant. In B. Moore, C. Bideau-Cayre & V. Lemay (dir.), La représentation de l’enfant devant les tribunaux, Montréal: Éditions Thémis.
  • Van Praagh, S. (2007). ‘Sois Sage’ – Responsibility for childishness in the law of civil wrongs. In J. Neyers, E. Chamberlain & S. Pitel (Eds.), Emerging issues in tort law (pp. 63-84). Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Van Praagh, S. (2005). Adolescence, autonomy and Harry Potter: The child as decision-maker. International Journal of Law in Context, 4(1), 335-373.

Child mental health

Child psychology

  • Talwar,V., & Crossman, A. M. (2012). Children’s lies and their detection: Implications for child witness testimony. Developmental Review, 32, 337-359. doi:10.1016/j.dr.2012.06.004
  • Talwar, V., & Crossman, A. M. (2011). From little white lies to filthy liars: The evolution of honesty and deception in young children. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 40, 139-179.
  • Talwar, V., & Renaud, S. J. (2010). Trustworthiness of young children as witnesses. In K. Rotenberg (Ed.), Trust and trustworthiness during childhood and adolescence (pp. 177-199). London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Talwar, V., & Lee, K. (2008). Social and cognitive correlates of children’s lying behavior. Child Development, 79(4), 866-881.
  • Talwar, V., Lee, K., Bala, N., & Lindsay, R. C. L. (2004). Children's lie-telling to conceal a parent's transgression: Legal implications. Law & Human Behavior, 28, 411-435.
  • Talwar, V., & Lee, K. (2002). Development of lying to conceal a transgression: Children's control of expressive behavior during verbal deception. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 26, 436-444. doi:10.1080/01650250143000373
  • Talwar, V., Lee, K., Bala, N., & Lindsay, R. C. L. (2002). Children’s conceptual knowledge of lying and its relation to their actual behaviors: Implications for court competence examinations. Law and Human Behavior, 26, 395-415.

Child welfare

  • Collin-Vézina, D., Daigneault, I., & Hébert, M. (2013). Lessons learned from child sexual abuse research: Magnitude, aftermath, and prevention strategies. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 7, 1-9.
  • Collin-Vézina, D., Coleman, K., Milne, L., Sell, J., & Daigneault, I. (2011). Trauma experiences, maltreatment-related impairments, and resilience among child welfare youth in residential care. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9, 577-589.
  • Collin-Vézina, D, Trocmé, N., & Hélie, S. (2010). Is child sexual abuse declining in Canada? An analysis of child welfare data. Child Abuse & Neglect, 34, 807-812.
  • Trocmé, N., Esposito, T., Laurendeau, C., Thomson, W., & Milne, L. (2009). Knowledge mobilization in child welfare. Criminologie, 42(1), 33-59.

Indigenous children

Indigenous Pedagogy on Childhood: SSHRC Imagining Canada's Future Knowledge Synthesis Grant Report

International/Global perspectives

  • Carnevale, F.A. & Manjavidze, I. Examining the complementarity of ‘children`s rights’ and ‘bioethics’ moral frameworks in pediatric health care. Journal of Child Health Care. first published on December 10, 2015 doi:10.1177/1367493515605173
  • Carnevale, F.A., de Moura Bubadué, R, Simões da Fonseca, E., Espírito Santo, A., & Evangelista Cabral, I. (2014). Análise Normativa Dos Padrões Éticos Para Crianças No Brasil (A normative analysis of ethical standards for children in Brazil). Revista da SORBI (Official journal of the Brazilian Sociedade Rio-Grandense de Bioética: SORBI), 2(1), 35-55.
  • Manjavidze, I. & Carnevale, F.A. (2013). Pediatric Bioethics in Georgia: A proposed ethical framework. Georgian Medical News, 2013 December (225), 87-93.
  • Rousseau, C., Nadeau, L., & Measham, T. (2013). Addressing trauma in collaborative mental health care for refugee children. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 18(1), 121-136
  • Carnevale, F.A. (2012). Ethical challenges in pediatric palliative care medicine. Médecine Palliative : Soins de Support - Accompagnement – Éthique, 11, 246-251.In French: Préoccupations éthiques en médecine palliative pédiatrique.
  • Rul, B., Carnevale, F.A., Estournet, B., Rudler, M., & Hervé, C. (2012). Tracheotomy and children with spinal muscular atrophy type 1: Ethical considerations in the French context. Nursing Ethics, 19(3), 408-418.
  • Oriot, D. & Carnevale, F.A. (2010). Problèmes posés par l`arrêt de nutrition et d`hydratation chez l`enfant en soins palliatifs. Médecine Palliative, 9, 26-31.
  • Ruiz-Casares, M., Rousseau, C., Derluyn, I., Watters, C., & Crépeau, F. (2010). Right and access to healthcare for undocumented children: Addressing the gap between international conventions and disparate implementations in North America and Europe. Social Science & Medicine, 70, 329-336.
  • Carnevale, F. A., Canoui, P., Cremer, R., Farrell, C., Doussau, A., Seguin, M-J., Hubert, P., Leclerc, F., & Lacroix, J. (2007). Parental involvement in treatment decisions regarding their critically ill child: A comparative study of France and Quebec. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 8(4), 337-342.

Moral experience

Research ethics for childhood research

  • Meloni,F., Vanthuyne, K., Rousseau C. (2015) Towards a relational ethics: Rethinking ethics, agency and dependency in research with children and youth. Anthropological Theory , 15: 106-123, doi:10.1177/1463499614565945
  • Carnevale, F. A., Macdonald, M. E., Bluebond-Langner, M., & McKeever, P. (2008). Using participant observation in pediatric health care settings: Ethical challenges and solutions. Journal of Child Health Care, 12(1), 18-32.
  • Glass, K. C., & Binick, A. (2008). Rethinking risk in pediatric research. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 36(3), 567-576. doi:10.1111/j.1748-720X.2008.305.x.
  • Leadbeater, B., & Glass, K. (2006). Including vulnerable populations in community-based research: New directions for ethics guidelines and ethics research. In B. Leadbeater, E. Bannister, C. Benoit, M. Jansson, A. Marshall & T. Riecken (Eds.), Ethical issues in community-based research with children and youth (pp. 248-266). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Bluebond-Langer, M., DeCicco, A. & Belasco, J. (2005). Involving children with life shortening illnesses in decisions about participation in clinical research: A proposal for shuttle diplomacy and negotiation. In E. Kodish (Ed.), Ethics and research with children: A case-based approach (pp. 323-343). Oxford University Press.

Social studies of childhood

  • Bluebond-Langner, M. (1978). The private worlds of dying children. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Bluebond-Langer, M. & Nordquest, M. (2008). It’s back: Children’s understanding and communication about their cancer when cure is not likely. In C. Comacchio, J. Golden & G. Weisz (Eds.), Healing the world’s children: Interdisciplinary perspectives on child health in the twentieth century (pp. 161-175). Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.
  • Bluebond-Langner, M., & Korbin, J. (2007). Challenges and opportunities in the anthropology of childhood.  The American Anthropologist, 109(2), 241-246.
  • Bluebond-Langner, M. & Korbin, J. (2007). Children, childhoods and childhood studies. Special “In Focus” of The American Anthropologist, 109(2).

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