• The History of Infant and Maternal Public Health Care in the British Caribbean

    The History of Infant and Maternal Public Health Care in the British Caribbean

    Juanita De Barros

    Following the end of slavery in 1834, colonial governments in the British Caribbean unfolded a set of public health policies focused on women and children that were designed to “uplift the race,” including midwife training and baby-saving leagues.

  • Salvadoran Families Negotiate Adolescence in a Canadian Context

    Salvadoran Families Negotiate Adolescence in a Canadian Context

    Mirna Carranza

    Adolescence can be a challenging transition period for all parents and children, including immigrant families who must use resourcefulness and resilience to navigate between cultures and keep families together. Canadian immigrant Salvadoran mothers...

  • Shifting the Burden: Childhoods, Resilience, Subjecthood

    Shifting the Burden: Childhoods, Resilience, Subjecthood

    Marshall Beier

    When the dominant view that children are weak and need protection is combined with resilience thinking (a view that children can autonomously adapt to their circumstances and overcome adversity), even the most well conceived social interventions to...

  • What makes Canada's anti-polygamy laws constitutional?

    What makes Canada's anti-polygamy laws constitutional?

    Melanie Heath

    In 2011, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that polygamy (the practice of having more than one wife or husband at the same time) is harmful to women, children, and society and for this reason should be unlawful. However, the way the...