A Comparison of First Nations and non-Aboriginal Children Investigated for Maltreatment in Canada in 2003

Information Sheet #
66
Author(s)
Bruce MacLaurin, Nico Trocmé, Barbara Fallon, Cindy Blackstock, Lisa Pitman, & Megan McCormack
About the Authors

Bruce MacLaurin is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary.

Nico Trocmé is the Director of the Centre for Research on Children and Families at McGill University.

Barbara Fallon in an Assistant Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

Cindy Blackstock is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

Lisa Pitman is a Research Analyst – Policy Research and Analysis Branch, Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services.

Megan McCormack is a School Psychologist in Calgary, Alberta.

This information sheet is based upon the peer-reviewed report, Trocmé, N., MacLaurin, B.,Fallon, B., Knoke, D., Pitman, L., & McCormack, M. (2006). Mesnmimk Wasatek – Catching a drop of light: Understanding the overrepresentation of First Nations children in Canada’s child welfare system: An analysis of the Canadian incidence study of reported child abuse and neglect (CIS-2003). Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare.

Suggested Citation

MacLaurin, B., Trocmé, N., Fallon, B., Blackstock, C., Pitman, L. &. McCormack, M. (2006). A comparison of First Nations and non-Aboriginal Children investigated for maltreatment in Canada in 2003. CECW Information Sheet #66E. Toronto, ON, Canada: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

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