The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada publishes the First Peoples Child & Family Review (FPCFR) journal twice a year. Our journal is dedicated to interdisciplinary research honouring the voices, perspectives and knowledges of First Peoples through research, critical analyses, stories, standpoints and media reviews.
The purpose of the FPCFR is to “reach beyond the walls of academia” to promote interdisciplinary research, practice, policy and educational publications that focus on Indigenous/Aboriginal perspectives which advance innovative research, policy and practice within the field of child, family and community-based issues.
It is a journal that showcases the “voices and perspectives” of Indigenous/Aboriginal child welfare scholars, researchers, practitioners, trainers, students, volunteers and community developers but welcomes submissions from all Canadians and interested individuals/groups from other countries. Contributions are especially encouraged from community-based practitioners whose work involves innovative, preventive, and traditional and/or healing approaches to child, family and community related research, practice and policy.
In 2013, the FPCFR switched over to the Open Journal System (OJS). OJS is a "journal management and publishing system" that allows for open access to research and publishing. The OJS process is similar to our peer review process except that authors are required to upload submissions into the system and changes are made there. The Editorial Board is dedicated to quality of the FPCFR and we hope that authors, reviewers and readers will make the switch with us to this new system!
To access the current issue of the FPCFR or browse the archives, visit: http://journals.sfu.ca/fpcfr/index.php/FPCFR/index. Submission opportunities are listed under 'Announcements'.
Special Edition by Children and Youth: Call for papers
This edition will feature a diversity of voices - a letter, a poem, a one-page drawing, or a two-page essay - of young people from across the country! This is your opportunity to share your thoughts in your own language on equality for First Nations children and youth. Deadline is June 30, 2014 at 7:30pm EST.